To stay ahead – in business or academia or whatever your industry – it takes real collaboration with partners, customers, vendors and colleagues around the globe. Often times the best way to invent, discuss and work together on a global basis is via video-collaboration. It saves costs and is about as good as it gets when it comes to meeting with colleagues “face-to-face” outside of in-person travel.
But… it’s a scary world out there. There are real security concerns as evidenced by this New York Times article where Rapid7 exposed Goldman Sach’s boardroom video conferencing vulnerability.
According to the article and Mr. Tuchen, CEO of Rapid 7, “New [video] systems are outfitted with a feature that automatically accepts inbound calls so users do not have to press an ‘accept’ button every time someone dials into their videoconference. The effect is that anyone can dial in and look around a room, and the only sign of their presence is a tiny light on a console unit, or the silent swing of a video camera. "Any reasonably computer literate 6-year-old can try this at home”.
As you head into 2012, most of you would have made your resolutions for the new year. There are some resolutions that find themselves at the top of the most-popular resolutions list, year after year. Here are a few of those, and how Blue Jeans Network can help you fulfill them.
1. Spend more time with family
In this difficult economic period in our history, we’re driving farther to work and spending more time at work. If you are not telecommuting already, now is the time to spend less time getting to work. For this mobile workforce, conducting video meetings with colleagues and clients makes for a more productive work day when compared to audio calls.