Author: Irwin Lazar

June 3, 2021 – Unisys Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Unify Square for $152.5 million. The acquisition will integrate Unify Square’s unified communications security and management applications into Unisys’ digital workplace management services offerings....

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in-person events largely came to a halt in 2020 as organizations shifted from in-person to virtual meetings, webinars, and larger events. Now, as conditions improve in many parts of the world, and restrictions ease, event managers are increasingly...

June 3, 2021 – Unisys Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Unify Square for $152.5 million. The acquisition will integrate Unify Square’s unified communications security and management applications into Unisys’ digital workplace management services offerings....

As the hybrid work model expands, discover the unified communications and collaboration trends anticipated to transform the market in 2021 and further on. The COVID-19 pandemic ignited unprecedented changes in the unified communications and collaboration market as organizations rapidly shifted to remote work. Hybrid work, which...

A successful return-to-the-office strategy requires due diligence to understand reasons for return, employee attitudes, and how best to support various work styles. When we conducted Metrigy’s Workplace Collaboration:2021-22 global research study back in January, few workplaces expressed an appetite to return to the office any time...

Hybrid work, in which employees remain at home, return to the office, or split time between each will create a new paradigm for workplace communications and collaboration. Key a successful hybrid work strategy is leveraging team collaboration to enable contextual work. Metrigy’s global Workplace Collaboration:...

May 19, 2021 – Zoom has announced Zoom Events, a new platform for virtual events designed to allow customers to manage all aspects of event production and delivery. Features include ticketing and registration, billing, attendee networking, attendee management, post-event reporting, and the ability to deliver...

Get ahead with a proactive strategy that maximizes cross-company team performance while minimizing risk. Despite the rapid growth in adoption of meeting and team apps in the last year, many organizations still struggle to enable effective cross-company collaboration, instead relying on disjointed approaches, including email and...

May 12, 2021 – Cisco announced an intent to acquire Socio Labs, a vendor delivering an interactive platform for hosting and managing in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Socio’s platform is used to enable audience interaction, virtual exhibit halls, and sponsorship management, before, during, and after...

The workplace will not look as it did before the COVID-19 pandemic, with only 12% of organizations planning a full-time return to the office, according to Metrigy's "Workplace Collaboration: 2021-22" global study of more than 475 organizations. Less than a quarter of organizations are planning...

Take a proactive approach to avoid impairing collaboration. According to Metrigy’s “Workplace Collaboration: 2021-22” global research study published in January: 82% of companies use video for all or most meetings 87% say that videoconferencing is important or critical to business operations 71% saw videoconferencing utilization continue...

WFH and video require a revisiting of network architectures and security plans. The rapid shift to work from home (WFH) in the last one-plus years has drastically changed network demands. Prior to the pandemic, network designs were already in flux as traffic patterns increasingly shifted from...