By now, most IT professionals know the benefits of the cloud. They also share many of the same security concerns—because moving critical IT functions and corporate data beyond the physical data center typically means moving beyond their comfort zone. Likewise, when you consider moving your business communications to the cloud, you need to make security a key consideration. However, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “because of the integration of voice and data into a single network, establishing a secure VoIP and data network is a complex process that requires greater effort than that required for

It’s been an exciting couple of days here in San Francisco at BoxWorks, the annual customer conference for Box users. I look forward to BoxWorks every year, not only because I get to see my former colleagues, but because it’s an exceptional opportunity to hear from other IT leaders and industry experts about the issues, tools, and technologies that are shaping the workplace of the future. That workplace is something we are always thinking about at RingCentral as we work to empower an increasingly more connected, collaborative, and global workforce with our cloud-based UCaaS offerings. This year, the dominant theme at the conference was partnerships, with Box

Teachers College, Columbia University is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States. We have over 5,000 students from nearly every state and nearly 80 different countries, and about 170 faculty. Teachers College has always been a school that has been experimental and on the cutting edge, including focusing on the use of technology to deliver great education and increase student engagement. Until recently, we relied on, and were bound to, a traditional PBX system to enable communication throughout the Teachers College constituency.  As our faculty, students, and staff have become increasingly mobile and have embraced multiple channels to communicate and collaborate, we decided we needed

San Francisco is a major tourist spot. In 2015, more than 24 million visitors made their way through its streets. Certain neighborhoods, like Fisherman’s Wharf, are known for crowds of visitors moving through the most popular tourist spots. Of those, few will get the chance to see life from the local point of view. But we have your back. Between informative sessions and conference networking at ConnectCentral, here is the information you need in order to make the most out of your trip. 1) Eat something amazing Between the temperate weather and proximity to the Central Valley and wine country, San Francisco is one of the great food cities in


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