Tag Archives: collaboration

Allowing consumer-grade file sharing technologies is risky business

Looking back at 2011, we saw more and more employees using consumer-grade (and often personally owned) file sharing technologies such as USB drives, smartphones, personal email accounts, and file sharing websites to move sensitive company information.  We’ve learned that employees will “do what they need to do” to be productive […]

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Email – Rethinking how files get shared

Email is the world’s collaborative tool and is the electronic ‘sending’ system of choice between people, both within and across organizations. While the capabilities of transferring files via email hasn’t improved much in the past 10 years, the size and sensitivity of files has multiplied ten-fold. Email usage is ungoverned […]

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Do People Realize What They Are Sending and the Risks Associated?

Tax season is behind us (at least for most of us) and we can all give a sigh of relief… but can we? This year, getting my taxes organized and handing them to my accountant seemed to be more difficult than usual. Fortunately for me, the Federal Government gave certain […]

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FTC Shouldn’t Catch Your Breaches

Using free online storage and collaboration systems dramatically increases a company’s risk of a data breach.  Many of these tools automatically synchronize desktop folders with folders in the cloud.  Compromised credentials can give hackers easy access to all of a company’s sensitive information. Companies need to monitor traffic over known […]

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Ipswitch’s insight on Cleo & Stonebranch: It all depends on what happens next

Multi-enterprise collaborative implementations and deployments can be extremely difficult to benefit from because all too often the companies deploying these solutions overly emphasize the security mechanisms and protocol support. While those aspects are important, the ecosystems around companies are expanding to include smaller partners and Prosumers that need to be […]

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Words Matter: Stop Using “Ad-Hoc” When You Don’t Mean To

My best friend and mentor Daryl Plummer used to say to me all the time, “Words matter.”. He used to say it because we’d get into these heated discussions that would dissolve into the phrase “It’s just semantics…” Well, it isn’t! Semantics do matter! Today I will address an annoyance […]

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