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Collaboration Security: Balancing Risk in the New World of UCaaS

Collaboration security and governance are highlighted in industry reports as a top IT concern. Almost 90% of IT professionals view insider threats as a dangerous and growing concern. And yet the general response to that statistic is conflicting. As IT budgets and priorities focus on collaboration platform licensing and end-user transformation, not enough focus is given to the security and governance of those same platforms.

The Looming Zoom vs. Teams UcaaS Phone Battle

As organizations continue to replace old systems with new, scalable cloud services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions, the next collaboration trend on the horizon is the growing demand for cloud phone services. The report Provided by Unify Square analyzes unique benefits and drawbacks of market leaders like Zoom Phone and phone systems for Microsoft Teams helping to choose the right provider for your organization.

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Remote Workforce Demonstrates UCC Management Tool Demand

With more than 80% of employees still working from home either full- or part-time, it’s vital to have a solid management strategy for UCC as well as contact center applications. IT leaders have various options for management tools from companies including Unify Square, Oracle, Vyopta, among others. Implementing these management tools will improve the administration and performance of UCC, and contact center, and the efficiency of those using them.

 

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Microsoft Plots Teams Advanced Communications Discount

Microsoft plans to include free audio conferencing with Teams along with a 35% discount off its new Advanced Communications option. Scott Gode, chief product marketing officer of managed service provider Unify Square said that Microsoft will apply a ‘freemium’ type offer to help get both net-new customers as well as a larger percentage of total users within current customers to use Teams. Customers win by receiving short-term cost savings to help out with current budgeting pressures, Gode added.

 

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Collaboration Security: Balancing Risk in the New World of UCaaS

Acknowledge the Collaboration Security Challenge. Collaboration security and governance are highlighted in industry reports as a top IT concern. Almost 90% of IT professionals view insider threats as a dangerous and growing concern. And yet the general response to that statistic is conflicting. As IT budgets and priorities focus on collaboration platform licensing and end-user transformation, not enough focus is given to the security and governance of those same platforms. 

 

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Digital workspace: how to implement an employee-centric environment

Unify Square in collaboration with Osterman Research conducted another survey on millennials ‘ habits in using Unified Communications platforms. The survey showed that the propensity of Generation Y to use unsecured applications than those which were approved by the IT department. The reason comes from the fact that the company’s legacy systems are often less agile and they don`t collaborate with the tools preferred by end-users.

 

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UC management key to platform performance, cost savings

Organizations that want to maximize their UC deployments should invest in specialty UC management tools that provide greater insight into performance and security.

Most companies rely on the management tools included in their UC platforms, which have some significant limitations. To address these challenges, several third-party vendors (Unify Square, Empirix, IR, Martello, Nectar, Oracle) offer specialty performance management or administrative tools to optimize UC management.

 

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Dropbox for digital business leaders: let employees choose

As collaboration tools become more popular, employees choose to use unsecured apps to be more productive.

Research from Unify Square found that millennial workers are more likely to use unapproved collaboration apps for workplace collaboration than other generations. Nearly a third (28%) of millennials surveyed reported using unapproved apps two or four times a week.  Wouldn’t it be better to give them the right tools in the first place?

 

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Recent Press Releases

Unify Square Highlights Strong Customer and Partner Growth; Expands Software Services Better Enabling Remote Work

New Innovations Include Deeper Zoom and Microsoft Teams Integrations; Collaboration Security focus  BELLEVUE, Wash., November 17, 2020 – Unify Square™, the leading monitoring & management software and services provider for Zoom and Microsoft Teams platforms, today announced product innovation, software and services enhancements, and customer growth in 2020. With collaboration and communication deployments playing a critical role in enabling remote

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Enterprise Employees Express Love-Hate Relationship with Workplace Collaboration Applications

Nearly Half of Enterprise Employees Crave Strict Organizational Rules for Workplace Collaboration Application Usage According to New Report from Unify Square BELLEVUE, Wash., March 24, 2020 — Unify Square™, the leading monitoring & management software and services provider for Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack platforms, today released a report: “A Love Hate Affair: Overcoming Challenges of Workstream Collaboration”. The report

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Unify Square Extends PowerSuite™ to Offer Additional Services for Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms

New Offering Standardizes Management of Multi-Platform Room Systems for Meeting Spaces, Ranging from Large Executive Conference Rooms to Smaller Huddle Rooms Bellevue, Wash. – October 1, 2019 – Unify Square™, the leading management software and services provider for ensuring outstanding meeting, chat, and call experiences, today announced the extension of its PowerSuite offering. The new service, PowerSuite Cloud Managed Services (CMS) for Room

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Collaboration App Usage Patterns Highlight Friction Between Different Generational Users and IT

Millennials Nearly Twice as Likely to Use Unapproved Collaboration Apps Than Other Generations According to Report by Unify Square and Osterman Research Bellevue, Wash. – July 24, 2019 – Unify Square™, the leading management software and services provider for ensuring outstanding meeting, chat and call experiences, today released a report in partnership with Osterman Research: “Teamwork and Collaboration: The Rise of

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Unify Square Introduces First Cross-Platform IT Management Solution for Burgeoning Workstream Collaboration Market

Company’s Collaboration Management and Security Suite Expands Beyond Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business to Support Slack, Zoom and Workplace from Facebook Bellevue, Wash. – April 22, 2019 – As communication and collaboration platforms become an increasingly essential element of the digital workplace, so too has the need to manage the variety, health and scale of these platforms. To simplify the chaos,

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Enterprise IT Embracing Enhanced Device Management for Unified Communications, According to New Unify Square-Osterman Study

The Growth of Distributed Workforces, Device Types and Remote Work Puts Added Strain on IT Managers in the Digital Enterprise Bellevue, Wash. – December 11, 2018 – Unify Square™, the leading provider of software and cloud managed services for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business, today revealed findings from a new survey, UC Device Management Report: Challenges & Opportunities in the New Era

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