Making the Rounds at Interop NY

Posted: October 4, 2012 in Industry Commentary, Live blogging, Shows
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We are here at Interop New York at booth #831, so feel free to drop by and say hello to the NCP engineering team — including many familiar faces and names from VPN Haus. Not only will you be able to see some cool product demos, but also, we’d be curious to know your thoughts on the show’s presentations, expos and keynote addresses.

The tracks at this year’s show deal with some of the most pressing issues of wireless & mobile and security and risk.  For instance, yesterday there was a session on BYOD essentials to give attendees an overview on how to construct effective BYOD policies, especially as organizational information finds its way to user handsets and other non-enterprise-owned devices. Today there’s a session on Information Risk Management and Security that looks at emerging threats to organizations from both a business and technological perspective.

A common theme throughout this year’s show is ending the cycle of IT being the “break-fix” department. Also, Google’s CIO Ben Fried took the stage to push IT managers to empower users with the right IT equipment they need to do their jobs well.  Implied in his address was the issue of teleworking, as Fried referenced that he’d prefer his employees to use the corporate laptop over their personal computers, even when working home. While inspiring, we can’t help but mention that in order to strike a balance between efficiency and security, companies will need to prioritize their security software alongside updated productivity hardware and software, especially in this mobile world.

For those of you not on the ground with us, continue to check in with here and on Twitter for more updates!

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