BYOD vs. CYOD: What is the Difference?

Is your company’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy leaving your IT team feeling a bit uneasy?  If so, perhaps it’s time for a CYOD or Choose Your Own Device policy.  So, what is the difference? Simply put, CYOD can offer more security and more control.  You could also think of CYOD as Chaperone Your Own Devices and take control of the unsupervised party that is BYOD.Touch screen mobile phone

Many companies that have established BYOD policies are experiencing IT security and management issues.  BYOD security concerns often stem from a device being compromised in a way that could allow access to company … Continued

Connect with Digium in the Spiceworks Community

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If you’re an IT professional or vendor, then you’ve likely already heard of Spiceworks, which is best known for its free IT management apps for network monitoring, help desk, and inventory management. The organization has also developed a thriving (and free to join) online community that boasts more than six million active members. The Spiceworks community is a terrific place to interact with top tech vendors and even have some fun. As it happens, Digium is one of those tech companies that is very active in the Spiceworks community. We thought it would be nice to share a little bit about Spiceworks … Continued

UC For You: The Road Warrior

Business travel can be pretty awful, especially for those who consistently spend a large portion of their work week on the road. Day after day, having to deal with delayed or canceled flights, fickle rental car companies, bad airplane food, and skimpy hotel continental breakfasts… any one of those things is enough to test a person’s patience. Yes, the business traveler, or “Road Warrior” has a difficult job: meeting their goals by connecting to their customers, co-workers, and managers with little or no face-to-face contact in the office. And when it gets down to it, the company’s business communications system may be the … Continued

Being a Front-End UX Designer at Digium: Meet Rob Clark

As part of our ongoing series, Get to Know Digium: Employee Spotlight, we ask employees to share with readers about their roles inside the company as Digiumites (our name for team members), as well as their life and interests outside of Digium. We kicked off the series with a spotlight on Scott Griepentrog, and now we continue with one of our Front-End UX Designers, Rob Clark.

 

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Briefly describe your education and career prior to joining Digium.

I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009, with a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising. Despite graduating in the middle of … Continued

Benefits of Choosing a Phone System in the Cloud

Benefits of a hosted IP PBX

With the adoption rate of cloud-based solutions steadily increasing, more businesses are weighing the option of a hosted IP PBX. Previously, premises-based phone systems were the standard, whether your business had 5 employees or 500. Today, more vendors are offering both on-premises and cloud-based solutions for your business communications needs So how do you decide when it makes sense to choose a cloud solution over a premises phone system? Both have their pros and cons, but there are definite benefits to moving to a cloud-based solution.

The hosted PBX and Unified Communications (UC) market is projected to hit $12 billion by 2018, and servicing more … Continued