Collaboration

HP Continues To Cultivate Healthy Hybrid Workplaces With Its New Devices

HP announced new devices and solutions for hybrid work environments at HP Amplify Executive Forum (AEF) last week. As businesses begin to settle into their most practical and efficient working methods, it becomes more apparent how to do hybrid work. While all answers aren’t apparent yet, we’re getting a little closer. While orthodox working methods …

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Cisco Webex Adds New Products And New Features To Its Webex Suite At Cisco Live!

For the first time in three years, Cisco Live!, Cisco’s annual tech show, was held in person and virtually, and, although I did not attend in person, principal analysts Matt Kimball and Will Townsend were at the live show in Las Vegas. You can read my coverage of Cisco’s keynote here where I talk about how Cisco …

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Slacks Brings Disruptive Features To Huddles At Frontiers 2022

How we collaborate, communicate, and do business is vastly different from what it was two years ago. Every industry needs to adapt to the digitally transformed environments, with each line of business (LOB) and individual needing to understand what digital workflows work best for them. Video calls and meetings have adapted to the hybrid world …

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Zooms App SDK For Creating Apps Within Zoom Accelerates Its Platformization

Over the last two years, Zoom has become a video juggernaut, introducing features and improving its services by leaps and bounds to keep up with the needs of remote work and now hybrid work. One of the difficulties of a video call solution is navigating through the hybrid ecosystems that we have grown accustomed to …

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Poly Announces New Pro-Grade Collaboration Devices Aimed At Hybrid Work

Earlier this month, Poly launched two new pro-grade collaboration devices, the Poly Studio R30 and the Poly Sync 10, to improve collaboration experiences in a hybrid work environment. As of late, many Fortune 500 companies continue to roll out a global return to office plans. Even with a return to the office being imminent, the …

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Box Adds New Collaboration Tools Including Box Canvas, And Box Insights

One of the many technology trends that we should continue to see post-pandemic, is the trend of enhanced collaboration and remote productivity. Box is a company that I follow closely and have already written on many features and new products of its innovative Cloud Content Management (CCM) solutions. Box sits alone as the leader in a space …

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Top Notebook Trends And Products From HP, Lenovo, And Dell At CES 2022

At CES, laptop OEMs announced their new competitive lineup of commercial, consumer, and creator/gaming laptops every year. As we jump into the new year, these new laptops set the stage for how the year will play out in innovative trends and new technologies. I want to give my top trends of CES 2022 from the …

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A Virtual Stroll Through Zoom’s Hybrid Workplace Vision

These days Zoom requires no introduction. The video collaboration platform has become nothing short of ubiquitous over the last two years, as much of the world has come to rely on it for work, school, social life, doctor’s appointments, and everything in between. The company admittedly was not ready for prime time when it rocketed from its …

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Poly Studio P21 Is The New All-In-One Secondary Monitor That You Didn’t Know You Needed

In June of this year, Poly announced a new audio and video solutions all-in-one device that combines an enterprise-grade display, camera, microphone, and speaker in an all-in-one device that connects over USB so that you can use it with any video app from your laptop. This is sure to aid enterprise and consumer workers who …

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BoxWorks 2021: Advancing Security, Mobile, And Integrated Offerings

In many instances where I discuss digital transformation, the company Box comes into the conversation as a key player with the Box Content Cloud. A few weeks ago, Box held its annual BoxWorks conference, where it announced new and what I consider exciting collaboration and security capabilities. These new capabilities and integrations add on to the Box …

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Zoom Announces New And Interesting Services And Features At Zoomtopia 2021

Zoom is holding its fifth annual Zoomtopia event today, where it announced many improvements and expansions coming to Zoom. Zoom became a leader in the video solutions space since the acceleration of video call solutions and hybrid/remote workflows during Covid-19. Zoom has matured significantly in many ways, including security and privacy, since it was thrust …

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Box Relay Is Box’s Secret Weapon In Enterprise Digital Transformation

As an analyst, I have seen many incredible and disruptive technologies that help move companies to a full digital transformation. One of those companies, Box Inc., is one of the more exciting players in this digital transformation space. Not to be confused with its competitor Dropbox, Box is a Cloud Content Management (CCM) solution. With …

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Poly Adds Two Zoom-Certified Devices To Its Video Conferencing Portfolio

This week at Zoom’s Zoomtopia event, Poly announced two Zoom-certified additions to its family of video conferencing solutions, the Poly Studio X70 (new) and the Poly Studio E70 (newly certified). Zoomtopia is Zoom’s annual video conferencing event, where it announced new innovations in the video call solution space. Earlier this year, Poly announced a suite of new …

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Vidcast Is Cisco’s New Collaboration Media Platform

The enterprise space has changed dramatically over the past year and a half because businesses and organizations have needed to adapt and overcome the pandemic workplace. The top companies that prospered over the pandemic were those that possessed video calling and collaboration solutions. Google Workspaces and Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, 8×8, and Five9, and Cisco …

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Zoom Set To Acquire Intelligent Cloud Contact Center Pioneer Five9

This week, popular video conferencing platform Zoom announced its intentions to acquire Five9, Inc., a pioneer in cloud contact centers, in an all-stock transaction valued at $14.7 billion. The acquisition will mark Zoom’s official entry into the already teeming CCaaS space (contact center as a service), where it will have to contend with heavyweights such …

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Poly Launches Two Camera Poly Studio E70 To Reset The Hybrid Collaboration Room Experience

After over a year and a half of uncertainty, most companies’ return to office is finally happening. It has been great for me to see smiling faces in person over the last few weeks as I have traveled to meet several customers. While many workers are back in the office, the work environment will look …

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Apple WWDC 21: Rinse And Repeat

If any mainstream consumers took the time to watch Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this week, they likely found themselves regularly yawning. This is not to say that the newly-announced operating system features aren’t necessary or don’t have the potential for added productivity and security. There just wasn’t any real headline-leading drama. Rumors of new Apple Silicon? …

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The Finnish Post Reinvents Itself With New Technologies Including Robotic Process Automation And Gamification

The Finnish Postal Service, known locally as the Posti Group, is one of the oldest companies in Finland. A few years ago, Posti realized the traditional postal and letter business was declining rapidly while parcel volumes were increasing. To remain competitive, Posti Group needed to fundamentally change the way it operated, replacing legacy systems and …

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Microsoft Build- New Windows, Enhanced Arm Support, And Adds Azure Features

Microsoft’s annual Build conference for software developers (Microsoft now calls “Creators”) wraps up this week. In my previous article on Microsoft Build, I focused on three enhancements: Process Advisor and GPT3 for the Microsoft Power Platform and Azure Synapse link for Microsoft Dataverse. In this article, I will highlight more of the new products and enhancements. Satya Nadella Keynote The most intriguing …

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Webex Goes Big With New Aspirations, Capabilities, Brand, And A Campaign

Cisco’s goal for Webex is to be the leading collaboration brand. It wants “Webex Suite” to be the “most comprehensive communications platform, most cost-effective and most reliable and secure collaboration tool.” Aggressive? Yes. And today, Cisco made numerous, bold announcements about the platform, which I found quite interesting, which I think will add customer value and provide …

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