1. unified data communications for the currently implemented

1. Some virtual teams at Boeing have discussions
focused on military aircraft. Do some Internet research on UC security
mechanisms and identify and briefly describe several that Boeing should have in
place to ensure the privacy and integrity of such discussions.

In all the Organizations the primary concern is to
secure the data. As many of the organizations rely mostly on unified
communications, they will need to secure IP based communications infrastructure
to mitigate risks. There are lots of concerns like voice phishing in which web
attackers use email, VOIP or a mobile device to collect sensitive information
and also Denial of service (Dos) is one of the attack method or a growing
Unified Communication threat which is often identified with the Internet which
is done by flooding the target resource with unnecessary requests.

Best practice steps to secure unified communication
systems.

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Properly configured firewall deployment.

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Remote users needs to access using VPN.

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Recommend users to create strong passwords.

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Mandatory password update very often.

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Shutting down unused services and ports.

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Call log monitoring.

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Place built in Unified communications security
tools.

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Execute host and network based intervention
detection and intervention prevention systems.

 

Reference: https://defensesystems.com/microsites/2011/insights-it-modernization/01-uc-unified-communications-security-remedies.aspx

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2.     To
what extent do the UC benefits experienced by Boeing mirror those of other
firms that have deployed UC capabilities over converged IP networks?

Boeing Company, a world largest manufacturer of
military aircrafts. Their staff is one of the highly educated people in the
world. After consolidating their existed voice and data networks into a IP
network, they reduced cost of communications by more than a half and laid a
base for unified communications. It also helped them in expediting the business
and boosting the productivity. As mentioned in the case study employees of
Boeing are across all over the world, implementing unified communications leads
to accelerate secure access to information and collaboration. UC had also
clears miss communication or complexity in the communication and also there
will be efficiency in process, communication and the information. It also reduces
annual travel cost by implementing Unified communications to full extent.

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Unifying IP communications and collaboration
application

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Power of an integrated network

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Lower total cost.

 

 Reference: http://c3378910.r10.cf0.rackcdn.com/solution-overview-c22-484573.pdf

To date, Boeing has not implemented the full range
of capabilities available through UC systems. If you were the CIO at Boeing,
what additional UC capabilities would you implement? What benefits would you
expect Boeing to derive from deploying these capabilities?

At Boeing they have pretty much evolved into all
the Unified communications. Being very cautious while making executive
decisions or leading and directing the work force of specific organization.
First and foremost thing is to secure the unified data communications for the
currently implemented UC capabilities. Complete planning, designing,
implementing and optimization of services to help assure efficient and smooth
migration into complete unified communications. Provide in depth training and
certification to the entire workforce. 24/7 technical help and complete service
and support will help things move forward quickly instead of having backlogs
because of lack of communication or information.