15 Apr To Zoom and Back
It is nigh impossible to think of working from home without utilising the many benefits of online, face to face communication for collective and one-on-one meetings (and the odd birthday party celebration). Zoom has become synonymous, even among little kids, as a way to connect without touching, to actually see people. Zoom has become a verb in its own right, “zooming tomorrow?”
This AV computer technology and its broad appeal has come from the dismantling of dedicated work and home spaces. For the first few weeks, while we buckled in to working from home, the platform to hold meetings was any number of applications ranging from phone apps to internet messaging services, each with its benefits and flaws. Then almost overnight, meeting requests were nearly 100% Zoom – a convenient, user-friendly and popular application, overshadowing other platforms with its limited dropout and cross platform appeal (Apple & PC/Android). Zoom, as a company itself, recognised that when every person in the world was suddenly and unexpectedly “working, studying, and socializing from home” that their product would be stretched. Zoom’s millions of users, becoming millions more, up by 190 million daily participants to 200 million. 200 m-i-l-l-i-o-n, let that sink in. Zoom’s platform was designed and built “primarily for enterprise customers – large institutions with full IT support” not 200 million daily users using wifi connections, at home. The new use cases have highlighted some significant security vulnerabilities.
While we all get excited about the ‘outer space’ background on offer and a reliable platform to meet business colleagues and host workshops, there is something for all Zoom users to consider, have you taken any necessary precautions to safeguard your company security and privacy? Zoom is waving their own red flag and frequently blogging to educate consumers to make this platform safe, secure and accountable. They have worked directly with their clients and are working even harder to bring companies, schools and consumers up to speed to ensure that zoombombing and hacking stays at a safe social distance.
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