Is deciding to install a video wall all it takes to build a performing security operations center? No, so what are the factors that one should consider before selecting and installing a video display in SOC? Read the following post and learn by yourself!
“There are two types of companies in this world- one that has been hacked and others who are waiting to get hacked.”
An effective security operations center (SOC) keeps a company away from the clutches of the hackers who are constantly looking for an opportunity to break in. As speed is the key to stay one step ahead, you cannot waste the time observing every little information on the tiny screen – it is time to upgrade with technology.
Nowadays, the majority of organizations use LED video walls in their security and executive briefing center to maintain transparency into the system while ensuring every aspect of the security is covered and visible on the big screen. Analyzing, and understanding key aspects around the situation on a single screen give businesses a competitive edge when it comes to responding to a threat or problem- enhancing safety and security.
The role of video wall displays in SOC?
An advanced video wall display is one of the best tools you can bring on board. With an effective wall display, stakeholders can observe the most information out of the current situation. In turn, having transparency in the system allows them to utilize and manage their resources in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
However, businesses need to comprehend that video walls add more than just a “WOW” factor in the security operations center. Video walls are the most efficient ways to gather and display all the crucial data that enable stakeholders to address the need of the situation. Therefore, choosing the right type of video wall technology- the one that best suits your overall business needs is crucial for the overall effectiveness of your SOC as a whole.
Things to consider while choosing the wall display for your SOC?
When it comes to choosing the wall display technology, there are several factors that can affect the decision including- features, space, size, and budget. Listing down your priorities in one place can help you to match the right solution for your needs.
As many experts believe “companies should understand their video wall priorities and attributes that are required to achieve their objectives.” Some of the key attributes they can consider forehand are as given below:
Space and display: Deciding how a video wall will be the best fit for your current space is a detailed process. The decision relies upon several factors like- distant view, sightline analysis, and what you are planning to display on the screens.
The technology behind video walls: There are mainly two types of video walls solution available in the market- LED and LCD video walls. Analyzing the pros and cons of these technologies can help you to find the most suitable solution for your center.
Size of the walls: Another key element to consider is size- as we know “bigger is not always better”. Sometimes, the big screens are not enough to meet the purpose of the security center room. It requires the balance of audio and video with the necessary expertise, attention, and precision to ensure it is an optimal solution choice for space.
Reliability: security operation center is a significant part of the organization hence; it must maintain the highest level of performance, security, and reliability. Incorporating the custom display solutions from Prysm Systems will ensure you have superior dependability.
In the end, considering the above factors can help to find a well-designed video wall display that adds as one of the most advanced communication tools to your SOC and executive briefing center. Consulting with professionals like Prysm Systems can further reduce the selection hassle and aids to choose the right solution for your center.
Agile software development is an iterative approach that requires continuous team collaboration and a tight feedback loop. A 2015 survey of 601 software developers and IT professionals* revealed that the Agile methodology had achieved widespread adoption and had become the “new norm.”
Agile teams hold frequent meetings to plan, review and monitor status as they progress through a work cycle. These meetings are characterized by intensive collaboration, often requiring whiteboarding, charting, assigning tasks, reviewing deliverables, and noting action items. Until now, it’s been difficult to bring so much content and functionality together onto one screen, as well as a challenge to track project progress.
Prysm Visual Workplace is the perfect solution for collaborating
on complicated engineering projects. It is an expansive digital canvas that can be used to take notes, view project charts, review code and facilitate face-to-face interaction amongst team members — whether they are in the same room or on the other side of the globe.
It also provides a cloud-based repository for project-related content, so team members aren’t forced to email content back and forth or worry about version control. Multiple team members can use the same digital whiteboard simultaneously in real-time, simulating the experience of being in the same room. When they’re done, they can snapshot the whiteboard and send it to the team for reference.
Watch the video below to see how Prysm Visual Workplace could benefit your Agile development team.
I had a chat the other day with an employee of a large, well-known tech company. She told me a story that really surprised me. She said that the meeting technology used at her company was so terrible that it was not only impacting productivity; it was actually making people hate their jobs.
Pretty dramatic, right? Also pretty surprising for a Silicon Valley tech company. You’d think they’d have this nailed by now.
The company uses a popular audio/video conferencing solution that also allows screen sharing. Like many large enterprises, they have many remote workers. In fact, almost every meeting includes employees from other offices, as well as people who are working from home or from the road. So, this software is key to everyday operations.
The problem is that the software is flaky.
She explained that not only is the audio quality often bad but calls routinely get the drop. It requires so much bandwidth that they’ve completely abandoned using the free video conference functionality. Passing control of the screen from one presenter to another is onerous, too.
This company has a very meeting-intensive culture. In fact, this woman is often in meetings literally every hour of every day she is at the office. She said that the problems become so annoying that it causes people to completely tune out, so participants don’t always retain the information disseminates.
Poor or few recordings mean there’s no way to go back and review the calls when things are miss, so they end up having repeat meetings to go over the same information again and again (yikes, more meetings!). With all these meetings with security operations center, there’s precious little time to do actual work. So people end up having to work overtime to get things done.
The end result is that a significant number of workers not just disengage — they actually hate coming to work. I get it. I already despise meetings. Add these frustration factors in, and I might start to feel the same way.
Beyond the employee experience, imagine the toll this phenomenon takes on productivity. It boggles the mind. It’s so ironic that a tech company is letting such simple technology become an obstacle.