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.

Google’s Place in the UCC Ecosystem

By | August 27th, 2018|Blog|

As Google strengthens its collaboration portfolio, it deserves another look. Going into Google Cloud Next, held late last month, I was especially interested in hearing what Google had to say around G Suite, as Google continues to add functionality and position it as a true alternative to Microsoft Office 365. Read the rest of this post [...]

AppDev to Benefit from Slack-Atlassian Partnership

By | August 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Slack and Atlassian together may not conquer team collaboration, but they will strengthen their ability to support application developers. Read the rest of this post on NoJitter.com

Webinar Replay – UCC Series [Ep. 8]: Will Digital Kill the Whiteboard Star?

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

Digital whiteboards offer the potential to modernize the last relic of non-electronic collaboration in the meeting room. But despite the wide variety of offerings, most organizations still struggle with building use cases, justifying deployment costs, and determining a deployment strategy. Using data from Nemertes' 2018 Research Study: Visual Communications and Collaboration, this webinar provides: The [...]

5 Tips for Videoconferencing Success

By | July 11th, 2018|Blog|

Is the long-awaited "age of videoconferencing" finally upon us? YES! Many organizations struggle with how best to roll out and support videoconferencing, but yours doesn't have to be one of them. In our latest study on visual communications and collaboration, Nemertes Research found.... Read the rest of this post on NoJitter.com

Webinar Replay – UCC Series [Ep. 7]: Can You Stream Me Now? Streaming Video Across the Enterprise

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

While many organizations record meetings and stream live town-hall broadcasts, the growing availability of video cameras in PCs, laptops, and mobile devices is enabling anyone to create and share their own video, either on-demand or live. But how do companies enable video broadcasting while ensuring compliance with governance and security controls, and the ability to [...]

Webinar Replay – UCC Series [Ep. 6]: Building a Successful Videoconferencing Strategy

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

Despite widespread deployment of videoconferencing, organizations still struggle with achieving adoption, utilization, and positive impact on their organizations. In this webinar we share data from Nemertes' 2018 Research Study: Visual Communications and Collaboration to provide you with insight you need to achieve videoconferencing success. Specifically we cover: The state of enterprise videoconferencing adoption Characteristics of [...]

InfoComm 2018: Five Key Takeaways for UC Buyers

By | June 12th, 2018|Blog|

Last week's InfoComm conference featured sensory overload as vendors across the gamut of the audio-visual industry showed their wares to thousands of attendees. This year I had the opportunity to sit in on the Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance's annual emerging trends day, moderate a session on UC metrics, and meet with a number [...]

Digging In to Team Collaboration App Security

By | May 22nd, 2018|Blog|

As adoption of team collaboration applications grows, so do concerns related to governance, retention, and security of conversations stored within them. Organizations, especially those in regulated industries, have spent a great deal of time, money, and effort to build security strategies for their documents, email, and instant messages. But as team collaboration apps become the [...]

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

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

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 discuss:  GDPR data classification requirements How to incorporate GDPR data analysis into your breech [...]

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