Author: Irwin Lazar

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...

Organizations looking to make the most of their Slack implementation should follow these best practices, including addressing security needs and using channel management tools. Slack has redefined the workspace since its launch in 2013, both for its customers and customers of competing enterprise messaging and collaboration...

May 10, 2021 – RingCentral and Verizon Business announced a strategic partnership that will see the launch of “RingCentral with Verizon,” incorporating RingCentral’s Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) with Verizon’s wireless, network, and security offerings. The new offering will deliver the full capabilities of RingCentral’s calling, messaging,...

May 5, 2021 – SafeGuard Cyber introduced new governance capabilities for Zoom meetings. The solution enables companies to centrally define and enforce security and compliance policies governing audio, video, transcripts as well as messaging and in-meeting chat....

April 19, 2021 – Theta Lake, a collaboration security and compliance solutions provider, announced the “eComms Archive module for Zoom.” This feature enables Zoom customers to capture and archive chat and polling capabilities within Zoom meetings, allowing these features to be used by organizations that...

April 14, 2021 – As part of its Surface Laptop 4 announcement, Microsoft launched its own line of Teams-certified personal communications devices, including a webcam, wireless and wired headset, and USB speakerphone. These devices offer commonly available features to improve meeting and calling experiences, such...

April 6, 2021 – Comcast Business announced new enhancements to its ActiveCore- SD-WAN (software-defined wide-area networking) service built on Versa Networks’ platform. These enhancements allow Comcast’s SD-WAN service to apply AI and machine learning to optimize application data flows based on real-time network performance and...

What’s the news? March 23, 2021 – RingCentral has acquired Kindite, a company delivering encryption technologies for cloud-based applications. RingCentral notes that Kindite’s technology will allow it deliver “enhanced security capabilities, including end-to-end encryption.” Kindite’s Zero Trust security model ensures that customers retain control of their...