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Trust No One At least, not implicitly. And when we say "no one" we mean "nothing and no one" -- entities in your meshwork of IT services are more often software or hardware entities than they are humans, after all. Extending no implicit trust to an entity...

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...

In Nemertes’ 2019-2020 IoT research study, we found that 68% of participants were in proof-of-concept (POC) or early production (less than 25% complete) stages of their IoT rollouts. Half of those expected both device counts and project counts to grow at 25% or more per...

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...

There are still savings to realize with new networking approaches, even though the time has passed when an you might expect to make massive cuts in WAN spending by deploying SD-WAN and using it to facilitate a switch off MPLS and onto Internet-only connectivity. Why To...

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...