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Microsoft Teams is one of the more superior video conferencing platforms available. It offers team-based communication via instant messaging, audio calls, and video conferencing. Its user-friendly design and plethora of additional features enables individuals to communicate more efficiently—which translates to improved productivity. Ultimately, Microsoft Teams is focused on boosting collaboration while reducing clutter in the workspace. However, with such a large quantity of both simple and advanced features, unless you’re a veteran with Microsoft Teams, it is likely that some may go unnoticed. Thus, we will go over the primary features, along with some of the lesser-known features, to highlight what Microsoft Teams has to offer.
The Canadian government has declared that 911 as we know it will soon go through a significant digital transformation for VoIP users. Due to the plethora of features which voice over internet protocol (VoIP) already has to offer, it is already a popular communication tool among Canadian businesses. The moving of emergency communications from analog to internet based is yet another reason why VoIP is considered so essential. This new technology has been coined “Next Generation 911”, or “NG911” for short. As of March 1st, 2022 all telecommunication providers have been directed to update their networks to prepare for Next Generation 911.
Cybersecurity has been labeled a top priority by chief information officers following frequent criminal activity targeting business operations. A recent release by the FBI states that just shy of a million complaints were received by their Internet Crime department with potential losses valued at around $6.9 billion. Additionally, Statistics Canada reported that one in five businesses were impacted by cybersecurity incidents in 2021. Over one third of these attacks were reported to have no clear motive. In accordance with the escalating nature of these events it is beneficial to turn the focus towards a particularly important field of cybersecurity—this being telecommunication. The intricate, ever-evolving, nature of this industry makes achieving the primary goal of sound telecommunication security very difficult. Any experienced IT team knows this is no walk in the park, yet in today’s day and age it is essential. A breach can mean lost time, lost resources, lost profit, jeopardized customers and a deteriorated reputation. Just to keep you updated, here are some of the most common telecommunication security threats currently, along with how to deal with them: