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VCI-Group’s VCIG Live! BYOD Debate Heats up on March 28th with Cisco, Polycom, Zoom and Others

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Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

The BYOD issue will get even more intense as Cisco, Polycom, Zoom, consultants and end users debate the merits and issues surrounding the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) topic on March 28 at 1:00 PM EDT. The Visual Communications Industry Group will host this session that will explore the impact of BYOD on organizations communications and collaboration strategies. The session will explore the technical and user issues, challenges and risks. This session is produced by the VCI-Group Education Committee and will be a live videoconferencing interactive and streaming event. Registration is free to VCI-Group members and guests


This VCI-G Live! Event will include industry experts Donald Gunn, Program Manager for Content Collaboration Mobility services-Cisco; Nick Chong, Head of Product Marketing-Zoom, and Elaine Shuck, Program Director Solution Marketing Education-Polycom. Joining Polycom, Cisco and Zoom, will be consultant Andy Howard, Founder and Managing Director of Howard and Associates, and end user Vic Tiamsic, UC Architect North Shore-LIJ Health Systems. The session will be moderated by industry veteran JD Vaughn and will explore questions like: What security issues should I be concerned about with BYOD? How will it impact my network? What devices should I allow in my environment and which ones should I block? How does BYOD fit into my UC strategy? And how can I effectively Manage BYOD behavior in my organization?


This will be an important session for IT and videoconferencing managers everywhere, said J D Vaughn, 20 year industry veteran and host for the Monthly VCI-G Live! events. We are told that videoconferencing endpoints will grow to 20 odd billion over the next seven years. Our user members know that with growth and access come more risks and challenges. VCI-G is here to help our users explore, understand and mitigate the risks and challenges brought by BYOD.


The VCI-G Live! session will begin at 1:00 PM EST, will last one hour and will be recorded for future delivery as well.


We know our user members are facing a lot of pressure to open up their video conferences and content sharing meetings to any device or end point, said Toni Alonso, VCI-G President. And we also know that many of our user members and our Alliance members have experience, suggestions and solutions to help our user members address their own BYOD issues. This is what our March 28th session is all about; helping our users prepare and plan for the BYOD tsunami.


The VCI-Group is the knowledge-sharing community that influences the Visual Communications Industry and is a community comprised of 550+ end-users and vendors focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, Unified Communications and/or collaboration technology. Membership consists of individuals from organizations that make visual communications purchasing decisions or recommendations and create implementation strategies, and/or support the technology.


VCI-Group focuses on facilitating educational and peer networking in the conferencing and collaboration industry. In addition to providing access to education, training, learning programs and hot-off-the-press news and information, VCI-Groups driving force is to keep the membership very well informed and connected to their network of member professionals. The monthly VCI-G Live! sessions are designed to help educate and prepare the membership.


The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to working to influence the development of Industry-based standards for multimedia collaboration technologies and applications, to improve industry products and services, and to facilitate the exchange of information among its members.