Choosing between employee productivity and data security

What's more important to a business, employee productivity or data security? If you can answer this question, you're smarter than I am. Both are necessary. Without either, a business will eventually fail. Yet for information-intensive industries, having...


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Extended enterprises use video to stay connected

The Wall Street Journal's story on the officeless office points to a larger trend that goes beyond the issue of cubicle timesharing: employees are spending less time together as companies are less and less defined by a physical location. The "extended...


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New study: lost smart phones mean compromised data

Symantec intentionally "lost" 50 smart phones in several urban centers to see what would happen.  The results are unnerving. Of the strangers that found the phones: 96% tried to access information on the lost phones 89% tried to access personal apps or...


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“Just in time” content is the most valuable

The most valuable content is magically on hand at the exact time and place it's needed. The Internet has simulated that experience. With literally everything only a few clicks or searches away, the world is at our fingertips. But sometimes we don't want...


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Time shifting is a growing habit for corporate video

Why do people increasingly choose texting over phone calls? For the same reason I watch 90% of my entertainment content from Netflix and Tivo: participating in communication and entertainment on my schedule vs. someone else's is convenient and empowering....


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Which came first, the content or the network?

  The telegraph was 150 years old yesterday.  Reading about this Victorian Internet, one can see that the process of launching a new communication technology hasn't changed much since the Civil War. "Build it and they will come" didn't fly then any...


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The three-eyed monster of digital content growth

Here's a great quote from analyst Rich Kugele of Needham & Co.: The digital universe is just exploding. All the devices that you and I have, and have come to rely on, generate and consume content.  We all basically just expect to be able to access any...


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