Collaboration

A Closer Look At The Recent Flurry Of Google Meet News

Last week, Google made news with its announcement that it was making its premium, secure Google Meet video service (part of G Suite) free for the masses. It was a timely move on Google’s part, given the need for secure, reliable video conferencing tools to cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. I did a flyby of the …

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Microsoft Quickly Updates Services Portfolio In Response To COVID-19

One thing that has been fascinating for me as a tech analyst during the COVID-19 crisis is all the ways the tech industry is stepping up to cope with the fallout. With unprecedented amounts of people working, schooling and virtually socializing from home, many of the companies I cover have updated their offerings, consumption models, …

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Google Opens Up The Secure Meet Video Service To The Masses Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

As the country remains largely in lockdown in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing solutions are experiencing an unprecedented boom. Students, sent home from schools in March, rely on them for lectures and communicating with faculty. Unprecedented amounts of people are suddenly working from home, and relying on these solutions for meetings and …

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Google Is Adding Two Million New Meet Users Each Day And I’m Not Surprised

My team and I at Moor Insights & Strategy use G Suite, Google Hangouts and Meet (now named Google Meet), on a daily basis. Since all our employees and contractors WFH (work from home) or remotely, it is one of the primary solutions we use to interact, before and during the COVID-19 lockdown. While many …

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What Technology Accelerates Long-Term After The Short-Term COVID-19 Danger Subsides?

I recently sat down with my friend and fellow analyst Daniel Newman, of Futurum Research, for a podcast discussion on some of the technology trends we expect to accelerate in the post-corona world. In addition to the tragic human cost, the global pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, and disrupted industries across the world. When …

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How Webex Securely And Privately Provides For Over 4.2 Million Meetings A Day

Cisco’s Webex is one of the biggest collaboration platforms in the world. In recent months it owes a lot of its traffic to the COVID-19 crisis and the growing number of employees now working from home (WFH). However, Webex was not built in a month nor built in the timeframe of the COVID-19 crisis. I …

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Zoom Is Looking More And More Like Facebook Every Day

Zoom drove tremendous growth at the beginning of March because of the coronavirus. It went from hosting 10 million daily meeting participants at the end of last year to over 200 million daily meeting participants this year in March. The influx naturally attracted bad actors who took advantage of Zoom’s security flaws resulting in “zoombombings” …

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Zoom’s Board Of Directors Should Commission An External Investigation On Security And Privacy Lapses

This morning, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan published an update to the company’s 90-day plan to improve the service’s well-documented security and privacy issues. Zoom needs to act fast else see its future business prospects fade into oblivion. We’re already seeing class-action and investor lawsuits and this is just the beginning. The company seemed to be doing well flying under everyone’s radar …

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Why Most Should Avoid An ‘Out Of Control’ Zoom Right Now

Since the novel coronavirus kicked off a rolling wave of workplace and school shutdowns last month, more and more people have been turning to remote collaboration tools for work, education, and keeping up with friends and family. A huge part of this is a new reliance on video conferencing and collaboration. Of all the options …

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The Best Work From Home (WFH) Tips From The Top WFH Service Providers

If you are following the news and don’t live under a rock, you are likely ordered to “shelter-in-place” and are challenged to work from home (WFH). If you live under a rock, it might be best to stay there for at least two to four more weeks. Many people are working from home for the …

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The Best Work From Home (WFH) Tips From The Top WFH Infrastructure Providers

During the COVID 19 crisis, most companies are moving their employees from working in the office to working from home. The number of people who work from home has been increasing over the past few years, and the COVID 19 crisis has accelerated that number, not only in the short term of the crisis but …

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The Importance of Keeping IT Infrastructure in a Healthy State – Six Five Insiders with Dell Technologies’ Jen Felch

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insider Edition  hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcomed Jen Felch, Chief Digital Officer and CIO for Dell Technologies to talk about how the company is dealing with COVID-19 internally with employees and externally with customers. Leverage What You Have Dell has over 150,000 employees globally and preparation to …

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Should Technology Augmentation Allow Us To Be Better Than Our Normal Selves?

I have written before in Forbes about Wellsmith and how they are working with Cone Health to deliver a new digital care platform. In that piece, we learned how Wellsmith uses consumer-centric devices to support a consumer’s journey to a better quality of life. Of course, the quantified self and using devices like Fitbit to …

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Lenovo Ups Its Collaboration Game With The ‘Switzerland’ Of UC Devices

Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 700 in action The collaboration market is on fire as of late. Technological advancements have simplified and increased the quality of video and audio services, and when combined with the increased connectedness of the conference room, huddle spaces, coworking remote working, and chat-based productivity tools are disrupting many businesses. I cover this …

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After One Year, Microsoft Teams Pulls Into Pole Position For Large Enterprises

Teams stats after one year Chat-based tools are all the rage right now in business productivity, collaboration and “future of work” conversations. A lot of them have popped up in the last several years—Cisco Systems Spark, Facebook for Work, Flock, Google Hangouts Chat, Slack, and Microsoft Teams, to name the players so far. They are all …

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