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As work-at-home increases, so do attacks on VoIP and unified communications

Businesses need multi-pronged security to protect their remote workers that use IP-based communications.

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Q&A: Box CEO Aaron Levie looks at the future of remote work

Once a company focused on cloud-based file-sharing, Box now offers features to support remote productivity and teamwork. CEO Aaron Levie talks about his company's evolution – and how the workplace continues to change.

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Rethinking collaboration: 6 vendors offer new paths to remote work

With the need for efficient collaboration tools exploding in recent months, a variety of companies hope to refine how those tools work and what they can do. We look at six now pushing the envelope.

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Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

Some industries have seen increases in cloud-related threat events rise as much as 1,350% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

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5 tips for running a successful virtual meeting

Running an online meeting can be as easy as running an in-person meeting if you follow a few simple steps. Here are five tips for taking your meetings online without missing a beat.

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The pandemic reveals the need for better telemedicine

As the COVID-19 crisis grew, areas that lacked high-speed internet access couldn’t benefit from remote telehealth exams.

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The keys to a successful remote work strategy

Getting remote work right is tough. But with a mission-driven approach and effective technology, a productive remote work strategy can really pay off.

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Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

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Review: 5 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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Collaboration answers the call

When office workers fled to their homes, collaboration tools and methods suddenly became indispensable. Here's what our new era of collaboration may look like.

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Remote working, now and forevermore?

Employees around the world are suddenly working from home full-time. Find out how to make this new reality work for your organization, whether it will last beyond the pandemic, and where it might take us.

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Videoconferencing quick fixes need a rethink when the pandemic abates

Enterprises accelerated their videoconferencing deployments to fill a sudden void. Ensuring network availability, scalability and security requires long-term thinking.

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Navigating the pandemic

Nearly every technology company — and almost every business — is desperately determining how to use its arsenal of technology to combat the increasingly severe disruption caused by coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

One class of companies is already equipped to work in a fully distributed employee model. Another going to have a difficult time adapting to most employees having to work from home. Some won’t survive if this lasts more than a few...

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The state of digital transformation in 2020

The lessons learned from a decade of digital transformation provide a roadmap for those embarking on their own initiatives. CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World team up to dissect that legacy from every angle.

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Cisco pays $8.6M to settle security-software whistleblower lawsuit

Cisco will pay $2.6 million to the federal government and up to $6 million to 15 states in a settlement over video security software it stopped selling in 2014

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IT needs to make mobile unified communications a priority

As more corporate workers rely on mobile devices, enterprises need to adopt mobile unified communications, which is easier to scale and manage than wired UC.

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