About Irwin Lazar

Irwin Lazar manages research operations, develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises numerous enterprise and vendor clients. Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in unified communications and collaboration, covering the collaboration space as an analyst for over 15 years. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Lazar is a blogger for NoJitter.com and contributor for searchunifiedcommunications.com writing on topics including IP telephony, UC, cloud, adoption metrics, SDN, SDWAN, WebRTC, and more. He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect , Interop, and IT Roadmap.

Upcoming Webinar – Nemertes Conversations: Is Your Data Ready for GDPR?

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Security and Risk Management|

May 24, 2018 12pm ET Register here GDPR requires organizations to identify, classify, and protect personal information, but how do you prepare and protect against a possible breach if you don't know what data you have, where it lives, or how it's classified? In this informative webinar we'll discuss:  GDPR data classification requirements How to [...]

GDPR rules have big effect on UC applications

By | May 8th, 2018|Blog|

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets tighter controls on businesses and how they handle customers' personally identifiable information. Read the rest of this tip on SearchUnifiedCommunications.techtarget.com

Upcoming Webinar – UCC Series [Ep. 4]: How AI Will Transform Collaboration

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Unified Communications and Collaboration|

May 17th, 2018 11am ET Register here Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, and intelligent voice assistants offer the potential to drastically improve how people work with data and collaboration systems. In this webinar we'll share research on how organizations are: Evaluating and adopting AI and related technologies Building business cases to justify investment Measuring [...]

Webinar Replay – UCC Series [Ep.2]: How to Implement Team Collaboration Tools in the Workplace

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Unified Communications and Collaboration|

Team collaboration apps like Slack, Spark, Glip, and Microsoft Teams are taking the enterprise market by storm. Given the more than 20 apps now on the market, where do IT leaders begin? In this webinar series, we'll provide insight and guidance based on Nemertes' 2018 Unified Communications and Collaboration Research Study. Episode 2, How to Implement [...]

Spark No More: Hello Webex Teams (and Meetings)

By | April 18th, 2018|Blog|

At Cisco’s Collaboration Summit today in Phoenix, AZ the company announced a revamping of its collaboration product line designed to harmonize its disparate collaboration offerings and deliver new cutting edge capabilities (see the press release for complete details.) Gone is Cisco Spark, which is now rebranded, and revamped as Cisco Webex Teams, with the formerly [...]

Got UC Developers?

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog|

As UC moves from a set of applications to a platform, building an application development community is rapidly becoming a critical factor for success. Read more at NoJitter.com

Achieving Success in the UCaaS Market

By | March 1st, 2018|Blog|

UCaaS is growing as more and more organizations look to take advantage of improved agility, access to new collaboration features, and reduce costs by shifting their unified communications platforms to the cloud. As a result, UCaaS offerings are rapidly expanding both from traditional service providers looking to expand their business portfolios as well as from [...]

WebRTC: Is this Finally the Year?

By | February 28th, 2018|Blog|

A variety of factors have inhibited WebRTC's adoption... or have they? Almost five years have passed since Brent Kelly, of KelCor, and I hosted the first WebRTC conference-within-a-conference at Enterprise Connect. At the time, WebRTC was nearing the high arc of the hype curve as developers and vendors touted its ability to revolutionize and democratize [...]

Is the virtual SBC market poised for rapid growth?

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Recent market developments and research indicate virtual SBC products could see a significant upswing, as companies find success with virtualized offerings. Read more at Searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com

Navigating from Skype for Business to Teams

By | January 25th, 2018|Blog|

Here are some tips for successfully evaluating Microsoft Teams and determining your migration strategy. Read the rest of this post at NoJitter.com