Repost: How unsafe is it to use Whatsapp for enterprise communications?

With over 1 billion users and over 42 billion messages transmitted every day via Whatsapp, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Whatsapp is a social messaging phenomenon. In fact, Whatsapp is so important to us that hackers now disguise a malware attack attempt using a bogus Whatsapp update notification, thinking that users would likely not ignore a Whatsapp update. True enough, the malware attack targeted at mobile banking users…

Nurse Call Systems – Wired or Wireless?

Healthcare units are always facing the vexed question – Should they go in for a wired or wireless nurse call system? Which is better and why? If you ask a manufacturer, he will no doubt offer a somewhat biased opinion towards the product he is selling. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. We will try and give you the pros & cons of both types…

Repost: WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service. Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could, in fact read some messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end…

TeleMessage in Healthcare

TeleMessage lets doctors, nurses, healthcare providers communicate faster and more efficiently, while remaining 100% HIPAA-compliant. Using the devices that they already own, healthcare professionals can securely text ePHI, including files, pictures and videos to one another. The benefits of secure text messaging, whether used in large hospitals or small private practices are endless: Comply with HIPAA and industry regulations Improve communication between physicians, nurses and caregivers Address patient needs more…

Whatsapp-vs-Telemessage insights

450 million monthly worldwide active users, over 320 million daily active users, and ‘only’ 1.6 billion photos sent each day! You guessed right, we’re talking about WhatsApp. What began as an application for private users very quickly became a means of communication within the workplace and of course amongst friends. With the intensive use of smartphones, it is no surprise that in certain cases it even competes with emails in…

Email – The Silent Killer?

Estimates suggest that there are around 150 million emails sent every 60 seconds. That’s over 90 billion every hour, and more than 200 billion every day. That’s an incomprehensible amount of information, and it’s no wonder that millions of inboxes are full-to-bursting with messages. We have all, at one time or another, experienced the irritation of trying to locate an email we received in the past. Whether it’s a week…

Can WhatsApp be used as the solution for your employees?

There is an increasing trend these days to use texting applications ranging from WhatsApp to Hike to WeChat to Telegram. The applications help users communicate easily with each other instantly. Having said that, these applications are great to use outside the corporate workplace environment. Usage of these for corporate communications present a set of challenges relating to security and confidentiality. The question then on the minds of CXOs is what…