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Cisco’s 2018 acquisition of BroadSoft highlights the growing trend toward cloud-based communications. Prior to the acquisition, Cisco’s cloud strategy was two-fold: Hosted Collaboration Service, a platform that partners can leverage to build their own cloud-based offerings, Cisco Spark calling – a Cisco-hosted service designed primarily...

Last week my colleague Irwin Lazar and I attended the Slack Frontiers conference in NYC. We both walked away impressed. Sure, we've been Slack fans since Nemertes moved on to the platform in 2016. And Irwin consistently hears good things about the platform in his research...

[caption id="attachment_4442" align="alignleft" width="300"] Not just a box: Firewall, router, SD-WAN, and WAN optimizer![/caption] AT&T's Universal CPE It’s always fun seeing something you’ve helped with reach fruition. So I was thrilled yesterday at the AT&T Summit to finally see the universal CPE (uCPE) device. AT&T has made...

Developing a solid Digital Customer Experience (DCX) strategy is a large, complex task—not only because of the number of technologies involved, but because of the even larger number of providers. In our 2018-19 Digital Customer Experience research study, we asked 697 global IT and business leaders...

Cisco's recently announced decision to acquire SD-WAN provider Viptela for $610 million in cash and equity represents both a major validation of the SD-WAN technology space, and a thrown gauntlet to all other SD-WAN providers. Although Cisco has been heavily promoting its own iWAN SD-WAN...

The past few weeks have seen a spate of infrastructure-related cybersecurity vulnerabilities. On March 8th,  Apache released a critical vulnerability alert (CVE) regarding a significant vulnerability in its Struts 2.0 opensource enterprise Java framework, which is widely used in enterprise deployments.  The vulnerability permits remote code execution (RCE) in the framework; recommended mitigation strategies include upgrading the framework or changing implementations.

Earlier this week I discussed the three top mistakes that companies make when assessing cybersecurity insurance. Now it’s time to take a look at what to consider when assessing insurance coverage. As noted previously, the best way to conduct this review is for the CISO and...