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Ripple20 leans on old vulnerabilities, shows need for new IoT security strategies

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer just big, it’s gargantuan. It’s sprouting new arms and legs every day, and that enormous quantity of IoT devices is creating some worrying risks for businesses. With so many devices proliferating across the world, any vulnerability’s impacts have the potential to be far greater – far more […]

07.28.2020

Announcements

What is the Future of Unified Communications in the 2020s?

The Unified Communications as a service sector has evolved rapidly in recent years. UCaaS has taken the business world by storm, and there’s no sign yet of a let-up in momentum with the shift to managing remote teams. Transparency Market Research predicts the UC market will be worth $79.3 billion by 2024. It’s fair to assume […]

07.01.2020

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Events

Learning Confidence One Stroke at a Time

As a lifelong competitive swimmer, I was fortunate to be coached by three very capable teachers. Each coach taught me more than just swimming technique; they each instilled distinct management lessons. At Providence College, I was coached by John O’Neill.  John will never be described as a verbose man and we had a rather monosyllabic […]

04.04.2017

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UC&C

3 Steps to Increase the Adoption of UC Products

Dear IT Director, you did it. You secured the budget, you worked tirelessly to install the collaboration tools and now, crickets from employees. Collaboration itself isn’t new for staff—it’s the wide array of tools that enable businesses to collaborate more effectively, both internally and externally, that can make teams sheepish about diving in head first. […]

03.30.2017

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Thought Leadership

Is Your Personal Brand In Trouble? 3 Ways to Strengthen It

When I lead workshops on the importance of developing your personal brand, I often ask individuals to consider this powerful quote from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos in a 2012 TED talk: “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Consider that for a moment. What are the key […]

03.23.2017

Events

AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium: A Day to Change Mindsets

Have you ever fallen? Have you ever failed? Have you ever flailed around trying to overcome some challenge or obstacle? If you are like me, the simple answer is YES… many times. But you’ve also likely found a way to get back in the game or as I like to say to be “always on.” […]

03.21.2017

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UC&C

Prioritize Teamwork to Deliver Results

We’re in the business of creating tools and technology for collaboration. Everything we do is focused on making it easier for teams to work together and “get stuff done.” But putting the best tools in place isn’t going to create teamwork from thin air. If your organizational culture doesn’t actually reward people for working together, […]

03.16.2017

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IT-as-a-Service

The Advantages—and Challenges—of a Next-Gen IT Consumption Model

The coming rise of cloud services models—Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—in recent years has been well documented. As an example, Statista, an online market research and statistics company, recently predicted that spending on public cloud IaaS would grow from $38 billion in 2016 to $173B in 2026. Gartner, meanwhile, projects 37 percent SaaS […]

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Security

Ransomware and Things That Go Bump in the Night

In the treacherous world of cyber security—or cyber insecurity—things that go bump in the night are the things that can bring an organization to its knees. Unexpected new breach threats, employee errors, and poor data policies can destroy even the most iron-clad cyber security strategy. Here, we break down three things that keep security professionals […]

03.14.2017

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Announcements

Good to Great: Helping Define Your Path for 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is already in the rearview mirror, particularly when we think back to the defining moments of last year. In addition to us witnessing massive disruption in the IT industry—from an unprecedented number of M&As to a surge in cyber-attacks—we saw great innovation come forward in a number of spaces, […]

03.06.2017