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.

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

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

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

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 share research on how organizations are: Evaluating and adopting AI and related technologies Building business cases to justify investment Measuring and monitoring success We look at specific [...]

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 [...]