No business truly works alone. It typically takes an army of service providers, contractors and other third parties to keep one entity running. Communication is the cornerstone of any successful business partnership, but divergent platforms and tools can quickly come between an organization and its goals.
If you are like many IT leaders, your network has evolved in response to significant changes in your operating environment: integration of acquisitions, geographic expansion and the organic growth in your organization’s bandwidth requirements.
Over the years, it has probably come to resemble a patchwork quilt, just like old great-aunt Gladys might have made. Unlike the quilt that can be passed down from generation to generation, your network probably doesn’t have quite the same lifespan.
Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Entertainment became the latest corporate victim of a wide-scale cyber attack. An organized group known as the “Guardians of Peace” allegedly orchestrated the hack, stealing thousands of files detailing everything from Sony’s internal politics and sensitive employee health information to celebrity salaries.
Unlike many of the recent high-profile data breaches, however, the majority of Sony’s leaked intel came from thousands of emails. (more…)
By now you’ve probably heard about Unified Communications (UC) and maybe your organization has added some UC functions into your telecommunications infrastructure. In 2009, it seemed like many organizations were gearing up to jump on the UC bandwagon. But the question now: Is UC still gaining in popularity in its rate of adoption or is the momentum slowing down? (more…)
The adoption of lean operations supported by unified communications is a thirty year movement that has overtaken all industries and all functions.
Streamlining for efficiency, cost, and speed has allowed organizations to compete more successfully on a global scale; it’s allowed companies to bolster profits through cost reduction; and it has allowed organizations to be far more nimble than they otherwise would have been. Lean thinking has truly revolutionized the enterprise.