By Christian Buckley, Director of Product Evangelism, Metalogix
FastCompany article entitled How
Rogue Mobile Workers are Putting Their Companies at Risk, collaboration and
social technology strategist David Lavenda (@dlavenda) shares some of the
business impacts identified through a recent United Sampling survey of 500 US
businesses and IT workers, as well as from Gartner Research, that estimates a
$2 billion dollar impact to businesses through corporate documents being stored
on consumer-based cloud services. The research also identifies that 41% of
workers had used an unsanctioned cloud service in the last six months despite
corporate policies specifically against their use. Add to the mismanagement of
internal content the recent high-profile data security leaks of cloud-based
content management, and what you have is a perfect storm around the move toward
few organizations disagree that the future of software is moving toward a
cloud-first strategy, many companies are trying to grapple with fact versus
fiction about security impacts of working in the cloud. Recent news of major
security breaches (such as the NSA leak)
is not helping the planning process. Some companies are delaying plans,
while others are doubling-down on hybrid models that allow them to retain
secure on premises solutions for sensitive intellectual property, while still
taking advantage of cloud-based economies of scale for external collaboration
question these companies want to know: How secure is collaboration in the
September 25th at 8am Pacific / 11am
Eastern, Metalogix will be hosting a TweetJam
focusing on the theme of “How
Secure is Collaboration In the Cloud?” The security concerns surrounding
cloud platforms are a top concern for many organizations looking to reduce
costs and move key collaboration workloads to the cloud, and for this online
event we’re assembling a group of experts to debate the topic and share
If you're new to the TweetJam model, it's fairly simple:
using Twitter and a shared hash tag, a panel discusses a series of questions
over the course of an hour, with other members of the community jumping in and
joining the conversation in real-time. You can follow along with the TweetJam
on Twitter by following the #CollabTalk hash tag, or you can go to http://twubs.com/CollabTalk to watch live or review comments after the event.
questions we will be discussing are listed below:
How Secure is Collaboration In the
Q1. Are most
organization ready to move to the cloud?
Q2. Did the NSA
data breach in the US by Snowden affect your near or long-term plans for the
Q3. What are the
key risks with moving to the cloud, and what can companies do to mitigate them?
workloads are most effective in the cloud?
Q5. How can
Microsoft make their cloud options more viable?
Q6. What 3 things
should company’s prepare for in their move toward the cloud?
Q7. What are your
cloud predictions for the next 2 to 3 years?
Joining our panel for this event include the following experts:
- Jeffrey Schwartz,
(@jeffreyschwartz), editor of Redmond Magazine and editor-at-large for Redmond
Channel Partner magazine
- Mark Fidelman, (@markfidelman), Forbes columnist, author, and ceo of Evolve! Inc.
- Antonio Maio, (@antonionmaio2), product manager at TITUS and SharePoint
- Eric Riz, (@rizinsights), evp at Concatenate and SharePoint MVP
- Emilie Doolittle,
(@emijoa), product marketing at Tibbr
- Ben Henderson (@ben3003), client services manager at Colligo
- Tom Resing, (@resing), systems engineer at Jive and SharePoint MCM
- Maarten Visser, (@mvisser), business architect at Connected Systems
Riley, (@hoardinginfo), technology
evangelist at CloudShare
- Michael Greth (@mysharepoint), SharePoint specialist and community
leader, SharePoint MVP
Geldenhuys (@bradgcoza), SharePoint
Jedi at GTConsult
- Donna Shaw (@donnasueshaw), principal product manager at ViewDoLabs
- with myself (@buckleyplanet) as host, evangelist at Metalogix and
TweetJam events can be fast-paced and highly informative. Because of the topic,
we expect heavy participation from the community, and encourage you to share
your opinions during the session so that we can have a healthy dialog with many
perspectives. Following the event, I will provide a summary blog post with key
points made during the TweetJam.
online on the 25th!