Author: William MacDonald

Will likes nothing more than pushing the boundaries of new technology, and is always mindful to evaluate emerging trends to understand their true potential from both a disruptive and business use-case point of view. Before founding StarLeaf, he was founder and the General Manager of the Americas for Codian. When Tandberg acquired Codian in 2007, Will was appointed Chief Strategy Officer, which allowed him to help set the strategic vision and direction on a global basis, prior to Cisco acquiring Tandberg in 2010. Prior to Codian, Will held senior management positions at Calista and Madge Networks. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University.

Challenges in the market In today’s video conferencing market, enterprises are challenged with outdated systems and frequently lack the ability to scale their video collaboration aspirations due to incompatible solutions. However, they often find themselves locked-in to specific tools or meeting room endpoints, which can cause problems when there is a need to expand functionality and services. Another less than welcomed trend in the market is the rise of cybercrime with denial of service and ransomware attacks. In fact, many organizations opt to use public cloud providers, believing that security is part of their offering unaware that insecure APIs, weak…

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Many employees using video communications are not primed for the unwelcomed visit of a cybercriminal. Vulnerabilities in the infrastructure and in the cloud are plentiful playgrounds for hackers to infiltrate a virtual meeting room and cause disruption. While video, voice, and messaging systems are rapidly becoming an integral part of a company’s strategic communications plan, never before has prioritizing security been so prominent on the agenda. Meeting disruption Cyber attacks are one of the biggest concerns for enterprises in Europe, Asia, and North America using cloud-based services. The threat landscape has grown exponentially with malicious bots and unscrupulous hackers trying…

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