07.08.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: Advanced communications, cybersecurity, higher education

By: Kevin W. Irland
Internet of Things

Organizations around the globe are leveraging advanced IT capabilities to overcome challenges and solve operational issues in order to drive efficiency, improve outcomes, secure critical infrastructure and data, and enhance customer experiences.

Our top stories this week reflect the dynamic nature of IT. First up is a story in Fierce Installer focused on the transformative power of advanced unified communications and collaboration technologies. Next up is a piece in Canadian Underwriter that explores key cyberthreat trends. Finally, an article in eCampus News discusses the primary priorities identified by higher education IT leaders.

Read and click below for more information on this week’s selections.

Verizon, BroadSoft eases voice service installation, operations for Champion Realty via the cloud

Champion Realty’s migration to Verizon Virtual Communications Express powered by BroadSoft is enhancing productivity, communications and collaboration for the company’s workforce. Like many other medium-sized businesses, Champion Realty decided to migrate from a premises-based voice solution to a cloud-based platform in order to streamline costs, improve efficiency and boost customer responsiveness. (Fierce Installer)

Malware an increasingly efficient, effective way to perpetrate data breaches

Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Michele Dupré and Dave Ostertag recount key cyberthreat trends and offer tips for protecting infrastructure and data from threats such as malware and Web-based phishing attacks. (Canadian Underwriter)

Higher-ed IT leaders list their top 10 priorities

IT leaders at colleges and universities are faced with striking the right balance between seemingly conflicting priorities. Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Maggie Hallbach notes that maintaining an open and collaborative culture and remaining secure are not mutually exclusive, pointing out that it’s difficult to drive student outcomes, conduct research and collaborate with fellow students and colleagues without knowing that your interactions are trusted. (eCampus News)