Insights Special Report

As organizations begin to rely more heavily on unified communications — the management of voice, video and messaging through one unified system — many have developed concerns about the security of this IP-based communications infrastructure.
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During the past several years, the type and frequency of cyberattacks have changed dramatically. Today, organizations are subject to increasingly sophisticated intrusion tactics that are more destructive and malicious than before. Newer technologies such as cloud computing, social networking and the proliferation of mobile devices also have provided new opportunities for hackers to find and exploit vulnerabilities.
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There are few data centers around that haven’t implemented some level of virtualization. Organizations are turning to virtualization to help reduce costs, free floor space, and save on power and cooling.
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It’s a recurring question for every organization: When it’s time to buy new servers, network switches or any other type of technology, how can you balance features, functions and cost?
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There is a lot of pressure to move software, computing platforms and technology infrastructure to the cloud. In the federal government, the pressure is growing each year. Last year, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced a cloud-first plan, which requires federal agencies to consider cloud computing for initiatives before other options.
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