03.11.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: unified communications, cloud, digital transformation and security

By: Grainne Colgan
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We have a wide array of media stories, videos and podcasts this week, ranging in topics from unified communications (UC) to security. Enterprise Connect 2016 is the most important unified communications-related event of the year and much of the conversation at the conference centered on cloud-based approaches to UC and digital transformation. Additionally, Verizon issued its Data Breach Digest – an inside look at the most common data breaches.

Check out the rest of hot news of the week below:

UC gets extra cloud kick

The unified communications (UC) market is experiencing vast growth and change. With an increasing demand for web chat, social media, collaboration and conferencing, and video communications, and the scalability offered by cloud services, the UC landscape is transforming. This article reviews recent announcements in the space, and Frank Ciccone, head of Verizon’s Global Advanced Communications Practice talks about adopting a cloud based UC approach. (Light Reading)

Delivering the promise of the digital world

In this video, recorded at Mobile World Congress, Radhika Venkatraman, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Network and Technology, Verizon talks to Light Reading on how Verizon is delivering the promise of the digital world, internally and externally. She discusses the power of the network, internet of things (IoT), latest products and services, and market relevance. Internally, she reveals Verizon’s cultural transformation and recruitment practice. (Light Reading)

Up Close: Verizon Data Breach Digest

In this podcast, Ashish Thapar, Managing Principal, Risk Services – APAC, Verizon delves into the recently issued ‘Data Breach Digest’ report. Ashish discusses the report’s four key focus areas, the key differences and relevance of the research and he also reveals real-world examples of data breach incidents. (Bank Info Security)

Three breach scenarios to watch for in retail

Data breaches are nothing new for the retail industry but Chris Novak, Director of Investigative Response, Verizon shares the three common data breach scenarios retailers are most likely to be targeted with – POS Intrusion aka ‘leaky boot’, peripheral tampering and SQL injection aka ‘the snakebite.’ (Chain Store Age)