Author: Irwin Lazar

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...

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...

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...

For the last several years I’ve been fortunate to moderate a session at Enterprise Connect focusing on enterprise challenges in managing E911. This year, with two new federal regulations about to go into effect, our annual session takes on an even greater importance for those...

The short answer is “no,” but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a proactive strategy addressing the changes in how people use voice. When I think about the last 10 years or so in the unified communications market, there are usually two questions that come up...

View the on-demand webinar Workplace Collaboration: 2020 Predictions 2019 was a year of rapid transformation for workplace collaboration. Cloud platforms matured while the vendor landscape rapidly transitioned to a cloud-first approach. Video, after years of hype, seems to have finally cemented itself in both the desktop...

Enhancements to Microsoft Teams’ native capabilities as well as available SIP services will enable compliance with new regulations. Two new federal regulations, Kari’s Law and Section 506 of RAY BAUM’s Act, are set to take effect early next year. Each requires enterprise IT leaders to take...

At its third-annual customer event, Zoom showcased continued growth and a rapid evolution of meeting room videoconferencing options. Zoom Video Communications recently wrapped up its third-annual Zoomtopia conference, capping off an eventful year during which it continued its rapid growth trajectory, launched a phone offering, and...