Last week I attended the ICCC in Paris where Ashit Vora, Manager, Security Assurance, Cisco discussed the Cloud and how Common Criteria can be used to help mitigate threats. The following is an excerpt from his presentation and food for thought on Cloud security.
More and more enterprises, including governments are moving their data “to the Cloud” in the hopes of saving infrastructure and maintenance costs. But is this at the risk of security? As both private and public Clouds become pervasive, security is going to be a major concern. Cloud infrastructure by definition has large amounts of information including proprietary information, competitive information, information of different classification levels, etc. In addition, the types of mechanism available to access the information in the Cloud, such as B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device), are increasing day by day. If the proper security mechanisms are not in place and validated, it could prove to be damaging to all users of the Cloud.
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Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), cloud security, Common Criteria, ICCC
In the recent 2012 IBM C Suite Study, leaders said that Collaboration is the number one trait leaders are seeking in their employees, with over 75% calling it critical, and many now see technology as an enabler of collaboration and relationships – those essential connections that fuel creativity and innovation.
At Cisco we believe that people can achieve extraordinary things by working together, and Cisco creates the environments and experience that puts the extraordinary within reach. We are shaping a future
- where collaborative work spaces are a blend of physical and virtual,
- where the choice of collaboration tool will be Read More »
Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), byod, collaboration, mobility, virtual workspace
Almost five years ago, I was working in the wireless division for Cisco when we introduced the concept of business mobility in motion. Laptop sales were booming and Wi-Fi connectivity was cropping up everywhere, giving rise to the vision of people being mobile and their work following them. Today that vision has never been more real: the workplace is no longer a place. A new generation of devices, applications, and of course increased network capacity, allow people to perform almost any work activity — from the mundane to the complex — almost anywhere. Where we all come together today is a virtual workspace, and we’re connecting to it from places, devices, and applications of our choice.
The way we work — what we call collaboration -- is changing, too. We’re evolving from sending email and sharing files, to a work style based on social conversations and real-time communication. As our teams and work locations become more dispersed, richer interaction styles such as web conferencing, voice, and video increasingly come into play, often with mobile devices as the primary platform.
The intersection of collaboration and mobility is truly a crossroads. And a company that moves to embrace and use these capabilities will find itself the winner — with employees, customers, and shareholders — on the other side.
However, technology leaders who find themselves at this juncture face a major challenge Read More »
Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), byod, collaboration, mobile devices, mobility, video, virtual workspace, web conferencing
On August 29, I’ll be joining Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research for an on-line briefing on his research regarding Cisco and Microsoft Unified Communications products and services. While making my preparations for the webcast it got me thinking about how customers should approach Unified Communications strategies, investments, and projects irrespective of any vendor-related decisions. In discussing Unified Communications solutions with customers, I recommend that they keep six success factors firmly in mind in charting course for highly effective solutions. Read More »
Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), collaboration, industry analysts, ip, Microsoft, Microsoft Outlook, unified communications
The phenomenon of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has definitely become a top of mind issue for CIOs and end-users alike. No discussion in IT circles is complete these days without this topic coming up. IDG says that as many as three quarters of the workforce in Asia already engage in some form of BYOD with 66% of Asians owning at least one smart tablet device. Clearly, this is changing the way we work, live, play and learn. The big questions for the community are:
- Is BYOD here to stay?
- How do we maximize this trend
- What are the things to look out for?
According to the latest Cisco Connected World Technology Report, between
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Tags: Asia, Bring your Own Device (BYOD), Cisco Jabber, collaboration, TelePresence, WebEX