Siemens has enhanced its OpenScale Security Services offering to bettercover critical areas around UC: business continuity, compliance, identity and privacy, threat mitigation and data security. If security is paramount for other IT applications, it should be so for unified communications, which converges a variety of corporate data and users on a single platform.Making sure users can access their communications in an emergency (or even a simple Internet outage) ensures your company can still do business even as the network, or access to it, fails. Complying with regulatory mandates is not negotiable when it comes to e-mail today; expect not just IM, but VoIP, conferencing and social networking to follow. And of course, defining approved users and profiles around access is critical, especially as companies open their UC doors to partners and customers.If you're deploying IC, are you paying enough attention to security?
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.