Author: Irwin Lazar

With more than 91% of organizations now supporting work-from-home, and an astounding 72% of employees now working remotely, video conferencing has become an integral part of supporting the virtual workplace. According to Nemertes’ Visual Communications and Collaboration: 2020-21 Research Study, more than 91% of participating...

Organizations are dropping their audio conferencing services in favor of video meeting platforms as they consolidate overlapping features and seek integrated communications. The modern workplace, especially during the pandemic, is increasingly built around collaboration tools, such as meeting applications that integrate voice, video conferencing and screen...

Reducing the risk of bringing workers back into the office requires thoughtful use of technology and policy. As the rush to enable work-from-home (WFH) subsides, IT, facilities, and HR professionals are now starting to think about the future; specifically, they’re questioning how they bring people back...

The global Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented shift to work-from-home. Nemertes’ recent global study of more than 460 organizations found that: 91% of organizations now support work-from-home (up from 63% before the pandemic) 72% of employees now work at home (up from 34%...

Attempts to digitize the ubiquitous whiteboard have struggled, could separating hardware from software finally be the answer? As workplace collaboration continues to shift from email and audio conferences to team applications and video-enabled meetings, there’s one holdout in the drive to digitize the meeting experience –...

Video conferencing is a core technology for supporting work-from-home. The recent massive shift out of the office as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in tremendous uptake of video conferencing services in both the business and consumer worlds. Nemertes’ recently published...

To keep employees engaged and productive while working from home, IT and HR teams must address physical workspace concerns and individual well-being. The work-from-home rush of the last several months has, for those fortunate to be able to work remotely, finally transformed work from a place...

While standardizing on a single meeting app might be appealing, it will not eliminate the need to support alternative apps for external collaboration Nearly 40% of organizations support more than one meeting application, according to Nemertes’ Workplace Collaboration: 2019-20 research study published in June 2019. It...

With WFH shift comes a redefinition of the relationship between facilities, HR, and IT, and opportunity for IT to demonstrate new value to the organization. The shift to work from home (WFH) as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic has transformed work, and the workplace,...

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...