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What Do Volcanoes and Security Software Have in Common?

April 24, 2010
at 12:00 pm PST

They both demonstrate how business risks can strike in unexpected manners! A Wall Street Journal report showed that the well publicized Iceland volcano eruption was causing airlines “at least $200 million a day”. And the report continued to say that “Harder to quantify is the value of the work lost because of people being stranded”. Unrelated but in a similar outcome, many corporate employees were interrupted from their work this past week due to a security software glitch – the very software designed to protect them.

Together, these examples show that business and IT risks can come from not only terrorist attacks, cyberspace hackers, abusive internal users, but also Mother Nature and human errors.

Videoconferencing is a great way to conduct business in addition to physical travel.  At Cisco, we are very excited to welcome TANDBERG into the Cisco family. This video shows how equally excited the worldwide TANDBERG teams are.

Cisco will also showcase many innovative technologies and products at Interop Las Vegas this week. Visit us at booth at booth 1719 to see how you can use these Cisco solutions to help manage your IT risks and grow your business.

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6 Comments.


  1. Steven, thanks for the post. I wonder how many project status reports this past week have the word volcano”” in them?!I believe “”video conferencing”” will be showing up more and more in a project’s “”risk mitigation”” plan. Best Regards, Bob”

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  2. Interesting analogy between volcanoes and security software unpredictability.

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  3. Interesting analogy between volcanoes and security software unpredictability.thank u

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  4. I had to postpone a trip to Europe do to the Volcano. It’ amazing how bad disasters like this can effect business.

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  5. Video conferencing is becoming a larger part of our own business, and it’s an inexpensive alternative to physical travel. Nice analogy btw. Cheers, John

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  6. conferencing is becoming a larger part of our own business, and it’s an inexpensive alternative to physical travel. Nice analogy btw. Cheers

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