Archive for: April 2014

Hybrid Cloud Computing for the Modern Economy

Robert Jenkins is the chief executive officer of CloudSigma.

Since the dawn of cloud computing, its appeal to businesses could be summed up in three words: scalability, availability and accessibility. But, cloud computing has been around for a while now, and like any other technology, we inevitably reach the point where people start asking what’s next. We live in an age where paradigm-shifting innovations are rolled out more often than at any other point in history.

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Securing a Hybrid Infrastructure

Cloud services have provided a solid alternative for enterprises to consume IT services, but most organisations use a hybrid cloud that combines private infrastructure with specific external cloud services.

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Guest Users : Friend or Foe to your network?

The question asked then and now is still:  When is a visitor or contractor a threat, and what can be done to mitigate that threat?

It has become expected that organizations provide wireless networks for visitors and staff but increasingly questions are being asked about the threats posed by outsiders given access to wireless services and allowed beyond into an organization’s network. Aside from combating the obvious rogue element it is also important to remember that such users can have malicious effects without intending it, due to malware existing, unknown to them, on their machines.

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How to measure security?

No one would pretend that an organization’s threats and the effectiveness of its security policy should not be measured and quantified. But what does that mean in reality?

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Creating Visibility into Your Cloud and Virtualized Data Center

The data center platform  has had to evolve to accommodate an ever-evolving enterprise. As business needs change, the data center model has had to adapt to great density requirements. Multi-tenant cloud infrastructures have become the norm and even more is being expected from your IT infrastructure.

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Williams marketing department drives home the benefits from ShoreTel Unified Communications

The ShoreTel solution implemented at Williams includes ShoreTel IP-PBX, ShoreTel Mobility and ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Centre with multimedia, as well as a host of other functionality. ShoreTel Mobility extends UC applications to mobile devices and allows smartphones such as iPhones as well as popular Android and Blackberry models to work as extensions of the ShoreTel PBX using either WiFi or cellular. – See more at: http://blog.shoretel.com/2014/04/williams-marketing-department-drives-home-the-benefits-from-shoretel-unified-communications/#sthash.E8vgMKrd.dpuf

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