This week at Microsoft Build, the company spotlighted a number of important and aesthetically pleasing upgrades to the Teams platform.
: Microsoft, Zoom, Cisco, and Google are all seeing increased usage as video conferencing and collaboration has become the way business and work get done. As the video conferencing ecosystem grows and transforms over the course of the next year, and hot new entrants like Pexip begin to come to IT decision-makers with more flexibility than they are accustomed to, we could be looking at a far more even competitive field this time next year.
Watch out Zoom, Pexip might just be the video conferencing firm to watch in 2021 as an IPO looms. Here’s why I’m excited about that possibility.
Verizon announced the purchase of BlueJeans Networks, a video conferencing provider enabling the company’s plans to support a new normal for work and life.
What should companies be thinking about in their efforts to continue marketing and driving business during this time where traditional events and face-to-face meetings are impossible?
Zoom has had bad news item after bad news item in the wake of a massive growth rally and stock rally. Privacy is a big issue for the rising meeting company.
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.