Author: Irwin Lazar

Team collaboration applications have taken the enterprise by storm.  According to our research, nearly 61% of companies have already adopted the team apps.  By the end of 2021, we expect that number to reach nearly 67%.  Team collaboration apps are an essential part of a...

At this point just about every UC and meeting vendor has announced an initiative to expand capacity and access to free services to support rapidly growing #workfromhome #telework in response to #coronavirus. Here is a running list, please drop me a line at irwin.lazar@nemertes.com if I...

As remote work drives rapid adoption of team collaboration and meeting applications, IT and business leaders are faced with trying to ensure that they are delivering measurable business value for their investment.  Simply analyzing utilization isn’t sufficient to determine success.  IT leaders must gain insight...

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has rapidly accelerated the growing work-from-home trend. Nemertes’ recent survey of more than 450 organizations found that 91% now allow employees to work from home, up from 63% prior to the pandemic. More astounding is that the percentage of employees that have...

By shifting group conversations out of email and instant messaging into persistent chat, team collaboration applications offer measurable benefits including shortened project cycles, faster customer response, and reduced need for time-consuming meetings. ...

Before you rush to implement work-from-home, take some time to understand your security needs, and ensure that solutions in use support them. The rush to work from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has led to a rapid adoption of video-based meeting services, often...

The current Covid-19 pandemic has caused a rapid shift to work-from-home.  This accelerated trend creates challenges and opportunities for employees, IT, and management, all of whom must work together to ensure success. As a virtual company since our inception in 2002, Nemertes has learned a lot...

The workspace has been rapidly transformed over the last several weeks as the spread of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has forced organizations to rapidly institute work-at-home policies wherever possible, leading to a scramble for many companies to ensure that employees can remain productive when...

Coronavirus business continuity calls for video to support remote work mandates. Learn the benefits of video conferencing and best practices for video meetings among remote employees. The speed and scope of the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has forced organizations to respond quickly to disruptions...

Consider how you can use technology to overcome the drawbacks of open working environments. Open workspaces have become the de-facto standard in workspace design. According to the Society of Human Relations Management, roughly 70% of offices have at least some open workspace design. In our own...

Without an effective strategy, enterprises aren’t getting the full benefits out of their team collaboration solution. Team collaboration apps are now the centerpiece of many modern unified communications and collaboration strategies. More than half of the 635 organizations that Nemertes benchmarked in 2019 had deployed team...

Data available from videoconferencing systems can help companies make more intelligent meeting space provisioning decisions. A rapidly emerging feature in videoconferencing endpoints and platforms is the ability to count the number of participants within a meeting room. The benefits reach from IT to facilities, and even...