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February 23, 2010  8:36 PM

Unified Communications Meets Social Networking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
collaboration, Gmail, Google Buzz, linkedin, Outlook 2010, social connectors, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

The email client is generally the focal point for unified communications. Emails go there. Voicemails can be trasncribed into emails, or sent as attachments or links in an email. Instant messaging sessions and phone calls can be initiated. And now, with the addition of Google Buzz and Outlook...

January 31, 2010  8:53 PM

Controlling Social Networking in the Enterprise



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Data breach, exposure, risk, social media, Social networking, threat, Unified Communications

A recent article from SearchUnifiedCommunications highlights the growing risks faced by organizations from social networking.

Enterprise adoption of social...


December 1, 2009  4:45 AM

Check Point Integrates FaceTime Web 2.0 Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Check Point, compromise, data leak, facetime, Security, Social networking, Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools and social networking services offer an increasing challenge for IT and security administrators tasked with balancing the productive flow of communications in real-time with the security risks of leaked and compromised data. Check Point, a leader in network security appliances, has...


November 26, 2009  6:29 AM

Tweeting Your Presence



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, presence, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

One of the keystones of unified communications is 'presence'. Another word for presence might be status, but presence is a status--plus a little bit more. Of course, that is only if it is done right and kept up to date. Social networking tools like


June 29, 2009  3:01 PM

Why Twitter Works



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, linkedin, MySpace, Social networking, Twitter, Web 2.0

The consumer masses may be under the impression that social networking is comprised only of MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. What they are not aware of is that there are many other tools and sites that have come and gone. Many may even still exist, but they haven't gained the popularity or...


June 27, 2009  12:53 PM

Resistance is Futile



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, instant messaging, linkedin, OCS, Office Communications Server, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

You will be assimilated (for those perhaps not as nerdy as me- that is a Star Trek reference to The Borg). That is sort of how new technologies work. Instant messaging went fromĀ IRC (Internet Relay Chat) used primarily by...


June 26, 2009  3:50 AM

Reality Check: Enterprise IM security and social networking security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Enterprise Security, instant messaging, Reality Check, Social networking

I sat down again with Elaine Hom, Associate Editor of SearchUnifiedCommunications, to do the Reality Check podcast. This month we focused on the impact of instant messaging and social...


May 31, 2009  4:54 PM

Unified Communications & Social Networking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, instant messaging, microblogging, Social networking, Twitter, Unified Communications, Web 2.0

Many of the components included in unified communications started off or at least became mainstream in the consumer market. Instant messaging, web-based email, wikis, etc.. These technologies seem to catch fire as a grassroots movement from end-users jumping on the latest cutting edge technologies...


May 28, 2009  3:31 AM

Social Networking on Company Time



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, facetime, Security, Social networking, Twitter, Web 2.0

Employees are only human. They take breaks. They get distracted. As companies demand more from fewer employees and blur the line between 'work' time and 'personal' time, it is to be expected that personal or non-business use of computer and network resources will occur. But, how much is too...


December 27, 2007  1:26 PM

Social Networking Security Risks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, Michael Gregg, MySpace, Social networking

Aside from the obvious waste of company time that could otherwise be put to some productive use, should organizations be concerned about employees using social networking sites? Maybe. In fact, company policy regarding social networking sites should possibly extend beyond working hours. An employee...


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