Researchers have discovered and announced a major flaw in one of the building blocks on Linux operating system – the GNU C Library. The vulnerability has been reported as CVE-2015-7547 and was disclosed on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The vulnerability is in function getaddrinfo() that performs domain-name (DNS) lookups.
For years, the web vs. desktop apps rivalry has led to passionate debates and dramatic terms like battles and wars. This article does not champion either of these environments. It’s just a personal account of how I dealt with the web vs. the desktop dilemma so that I could make the most of Hubgets, on my own terms.
Time is a bloody tyrant, Shakespeare said. No offense, Shakespeare, but in this century so is information. Think about it this way – when you’ve got too much information on your hands and scarce to zero means to organize it, you usually get swamped. When you’re lacking information, it’s hard to make a decision, let alone a knowledgeable one. So, either way, you’re at the mercy of information – it’s like The Taming of the Shrew all over again 😀
Let’s see how lack of information translates in the workplace and how teams can use Hubgets to overcome that.
We’ve all been in a tight spot where a super urgent task falls on your head, requiring you to get in touch with people you don’t usually work with. No matter how you look at it, getting everyone in one place is time-consuming. First, you need to consider the logistics behind an urgent task/crisis meeting. Then, you can’t be oblivious to the time people need to disconnect from a task and connect to another. Adjusting to a new context and reaching a high level of implication requires an amount of time that urgent tasks never offer.
We developed Hubgets with the goal to make our teamwork as smooth as possible. Then, we shared it with the world. With Hubgets, you can have cohesive teams and a flexible work policy. You can reach people half way across the globe using the same mechanism you would to buzz a colleague 10 feet away. Today, we’ll look at the Phone component in Hubgets.
Communication infrastructures established in the ’90s are becoming increasingly incompatible with today’s connected economy. When it takes too long for partners to connect, or to fulfill customer needs, you know there’s a problem somewhere. For every problem, there’s a solution.
Unified Communications (UC) was born out of the need to enable faster decision making, but also to make collaboration more efficient. UC merges real-time communications (voice, video, instant messaging) with real-time data (presence, file sharing), and we often end up using the term Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) to describe these solutions. Provided as-a-service, UC&C has a series of technical and financial advantages that make it a key asset for virtually any business today
Not all collaboration apps are made equal, everybody knows it. There are features that all users need and there are features all users dream about 😉 In addition to the voice and video features, file sharing, topic creation, presence, availability, and other neat tricks, Hubgets has another ace up its sleeve: selective mass messaging. When you have urgent notices to send out with no time to open a new chat window for every person, mass messaging is a must-have. Hubgets does it in more ways than one.
Calculating the true size of the Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) market has never been easy as many organizations are still operating a multi-vendor mix of communication and collaboration solutions, and so the data is scattered all over the place. However, there is one key area of UC&C that has shown steady growth over the years, and it’s poised to grow even more in the coming years.
IDC forecasts that UC&C services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are set to rise from $7.7 billion in 2012 to $11.7 billion in 2016, but more importantly that the main driver for this growth is mobile UC. Most other think tanks agree that mobility is arguably the fastest-growing component of UC&C. IDC, for its part, has calculated a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32% per year. However, the mobile UC ecosystem is still a fountain that sits largely untapped
Communication is one of the major challenges to tackle when you’re in the public sector doing business with partners, trying to grow a customer base, etc. Being able to take orders, answer questions, close deals and, most importantly just be there for your partners and clients in a timely manner is essential for growing a reputation as a trusty player in your field. To fulfill today’s growing demands and avoid being crushed by competitors, leaving the past behind is a good way to cement your business and assist your growth plan.
Private branch exchange (PBX) has come a long way since its inception in the early ’90s, when operators had to manage switchboards manually, using cord circuits
In June, Cupertino-based Apple Inc. revealed plans to open source its new programming language, Swift. The company made good on that promise this week, by officially declaring the language open under the Apache License.
The developer community welcomes the move, as it allows them to contribute improvements and optimizations. With the language now in the hands of coders everywhere, there is far less reliance on the mother-ship for updates, patches, and permissions