Author: Irwin Lazar

Organizations are increasingly using video to communicate and collaborate.  Whether it’s streaming of live broadcasts like executive town halls, training, or other content, or recording of meetings for later playback, IT leaders are diligently working to meet rising demand for video streaming.  But in doing...

Look around and you’ll find video everywhere. Teenagers share videos with their friends using Instagram and Snapchat. Distant relatives communicate using Facetime, WhatsApp, or Google Hangouts. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube have become the primary means by which people consume television shows and...

As we close the door on 2018, look to the future of communication and collaboration trends that will influence the UC market landscape in 2019. The unified communications market in 2018 saw rapid innovation, industry consolidation, and a shift toward team and workstream...

Vonage's shift to a 'fully programmable' platform aims to integrate its UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS offerings to support digital customer experience. Read more at NoJitter.com...

BroadSoft this week held its 20th annual customer conference, its first since its acquisition by Cisco closed in February. This year’s event attracted a large analyst contingent, intent on learning how Cisco would meld its own hosted and cloud platforms with its newly acquired BroadSoft...

Slack and Zoom are achieving success as viral apps with passionate users; IT leaders take note! This month, on opposite coasts, has seen separate user and partner conferences for two of the rising stars in enterprise collaboration -- Slack and Zoom -- each with similar market...

Whereas 2017's Microsoft Ignite conference was disruptive, this year's event focused on execution. Another Microsoft Ignite conference is in the books, held late last month. This year's communications and collaboration announcements were much more evolutional than in 2017, when the company announced that it was making...

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...

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...

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...

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...