Research Blogs

Three ways Salesforce might take advantage of Slack. The news that had been initially reported on Nov. 25 is now confirmed: Salesforce is buying Slack for a cash and stock package worth a reported $27.7 billion. This move, the biggest in the collaboration space in some...

2020 was a year of unprecedented global disruption, but 2021 will likely usher in a new normal of hybrid work. If you had a “global pandemic” on your list of 2020 predictions, then congratulations. For the rest of us without a time machine or the ability...

IT service management platforms are an essential component of a safe return-to-the-office strategy. Organizations wishing to bring workers back to the office in some fashion must account for a number of requirements to ensure health and safety. These include: Conducting a daily worker health check before...

I have talked to hundreds of contact center leaders who scoff at the suggestion that they consider moving to a cloud platform, or at least using cloud-based applications. And I understand their issues. You can’t flip a switch on a large, complex, customized on-premises contact center,...

Returning to the office, optimizing virtual work, and building community are some key focus areas for IT leaders in 2021. Each year Nemertes conducts a study of enterprise collaboration, gathering data from over 500 end-user organizations on what apps they are using now, what they are...

Most CIOs have at least heard the term technical debt. And if you're from a programming background, you might know all too well what technical debt is. But technical debt extends far beyond programming.  Technical debt is often a major source of strain in your...

With more than 80% of employees still working from home either full- or part-time, it’s vital to have a solid management strategy for UCC as well as contact center applications. Management tools improve the administration and performance of UCC, and contact center, and the efficiency of those...

We’ve been discussing the rise of IoT for more than a decade. And in certain industries (such as manufacturing, transportation, and logistics) IoT has been deployed in some form for more than 30 years. But it’s legitimate to say that in a meaningful sense, 2020...

IT leaders must take a constructive approach to equip end-users with the training they need to adapt and benefit from new collaboration features. The last several months have seen a massive acceleration in the delivery of new, AI-powered, unified communications and collaboration features. In a market...

It's not nuclear weaponry, but for an enterprise developing a critical application that will handle sensitive data, application developed in-house can create existential-level institutional peril. No One Plans To Leave Gaping Security Holes ...

COVID-19 has run roughshod on UC and IT budgets. Nemertes' recent global study of more than 525 end-user organizations found that more than 91% now support work from home, up from 63% prior to the pandemic. On average, 72% of workers are now remote, more...

How HR and IT leaders can help ensure remote work doesn’t lead to productivity declines. One of the biggest issues facing organizations in the new era of work from home is a loss of socialization and sense of community among newly remote employees. For many people,...