Top IP Telephony and Technology News: June 2013

Posted on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 @ 07:50 AM by Carlos Lahrssen

This month’s headlines were filled with telephony and technology news including advancements in mobile video, data sharing privacy and BYOD security. Read on for the must-read stories of June 2013, and add your top picks to the comments below. 

Mobile Video and Internet-Based Entertainment Take Over 

When it comes to video and entertainment TV, have your video consumption habits shifted? As many move to their mobile devices to watch their favorite shows, tablet, desktop, and mobile video streaming grows, and questions surrounding the future of television’s bandwidth allocation arise.

If viewers continue to move toward tuning in over internet connections, TV providers may see some of their bandwidth access shifted to internet providers. 

It’s no surprise that the rise of feature-length video coincides with real-time consumer video messaging. TechZone360’s Rachel Ramsey (@TMCRachel)highlights applications like Vine, Snapchat, and Skype video messaging as they become more prevalent as a visual alternative to standard SMS text messaging.

As popularity for communicating and sharing information via video continues to rise for consumers, adopt at your business with professional platforms for video messaging, video conferencing, and more, such as our NEXO offering.

Data Sharing and Privacy: Government Intervention and VoIP 

Private search and social options help address nationwide and international cries of concern over technological privacy. Project PRISM, the U.S. government’s national security surveillance program, has brought the conversation of data collection and privacy into the mainstream in a big way, and technology companies are on the defensive, as noted by AdAge’s Simon Dumenco (@SimonDumenco). 

While the impact can be seen through most traditional approaches, it appears that VoIP solutions are still mostly safe from the eavesdropping according to TMCnet (@TMCNet), as most flow through more secure and encrypted connections. For example, Apple’s iMessage and Facetime are protected from government data collection, requiring direct access to servers only available through a court order, ZDNet’s Steve Ranger (@SteveRanger)reports.

Security Threats in a BYOD Culture

Bring-your-own-device provides on-the-go collaboration tools for business for remote input and maintenance of agile IT processes.

As more companies make moves to BYOD cultures for more flexible and tech-savvy employees, the issue that always settles during the shift is how to handle threats to information and data security, with solutions in private unified communications (UC) devices.

TMCnet’s Rachel Ramsey (@TMCRachel) discusses the impact that can occur should an employee in your BYOD office decide to leave, taking with them apps with access to sensitive company information. Protect your business with policies in place or private options from hire for devices to maintain culture without compromise. 

When unfortunate leaks do occur, who is to blame? ZDNet discusses this controversial topic and if fault lies with the individual or the company when devices are hacked, stolen or otherwise, and private information spills to public knowledge.

In the News

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Topics: mobile device management, mobile workforce

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Carlos Lahrssen
Carlos Lahrssen
Carlos Lahrssen is president and CEO of nexogy, as well as founder, president and CEO of LD Telecommunications, Inc., nexogy’s parent company. Lahrssen is an industry fan, follower and advocate — more