Zoombombing is but one of the security concerns that Zoom is dealing with right now, as a lawsuit is filed in California citing a violation of the CCPA and the NY Attorney General is asking some tough questions about the company’s security practices. Zoom shares have skyrocketed since the beginning of the year and I am thrilled by their success. The path forward, however, relies on security. If the company is going to retain a customer base, especially that oh-so-valuable paid customer base that is what really allows companies to deliver shareholder value, then a proactive security first mindset is going to have to be the mantra they embrace and lead with. We’ll all be watching, and hoping they get this right.
Microsoft is moving forward with the release of a new Teams application designed for consumer and personal usage as part of Consumer 365.
In the wake of COVID-19, we are getting an influx of companies that are promising free or expanded services to help employees take on remote work, which at least temporarily will be the new normal.
As COVID-19 dominates headlines leaving events cancelled and people worried about going to work, Webex is offering Free Webex to aid communication.
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Zoom stock has found a bright spot in coronavirus outbreak fears. The company reports more active users in the first 55 days of 2020 than in all of 2019, increased in sessions per day and session length. As companies (and their employees) hunker down, curtail travel, work remotely, and try to forge ahead, it’s not really a bad time to be in the video collaboration platform business.
Salesforce announced its fiscal Q4 earnings which delivered on revenue and earnings while also seeing co-CEO Keith Block resign and another big acquisition.
The launch of Poly’s Poly Lens offering was announced earlier this month in Amsterdam at Integration Systems Europe (ISE) 2020, the world’s largest show focused on AV and systems integration. The Poly Lens service is designed to increase collaboration space adoption and simplify IT ops. Since adoption of technology within the workplace is the key to successful digital transformation, this service is a no-brainer. I believe digital adoption platforms are quickly becoming the new normal — with good reason.
Cisco revealed its plans for its collaboration business in 2020 moving towards a platform business differentiated on data, security and experience.
HPE continues its cloud native expansion acquiring Scytale, a company that focuses on application to application identity management.