Sept. 26, 2020

How Is the Pandemic Changing Workplace Communications?

How Is the Pandemic Changing Workplace Communications?

Ryan chats with Irwin Lazar, VP and services director at Nemertes Research about emerging communication trends in the remote work era.


If every day feels like another round of conference call bingo, you're not alone. 

There's no doubt that video conferencing and collaboration tools have been critical for helping businesses support remote productivity. But fully digital communication still presents both technological and cultural challenges for many.

In this episode, Ryan chats with Irwin Lazar, VP and services director at Nemertes Research. Irwin's primary research areas include unified communications, video/audio/web conferencing, team collaboration, and business value measurement. 

Discussion topics include:
  • Creative ways companies are engaging employees at home
  • Trends in unified comms and conferencing technologies
  • What might become of the open-plan office
  • And more!

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Irwin Lazar

Vice President & Service Director

Irwin Lazar develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises enterprise and vendor clients on technology strategy, adoption and business metrics, Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the digital workplace, covering enterprise communications and collaboration as an industry analyst for over 20 years.
A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Lazar is a blogger for NoJitter.com and contributor for SearchUnifiedCommunications.com writing on topics including team collaboration, UC, cloud, adoption, SD-WAN, CPaaS, WebRTC, and more. He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect, InfoComm, and FutureIT. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm.
Mr. Lazar’s earlier background was in IP network and security architecture, design, and operations where he advised global organizations and held direct operational responsibility for worldwide voice and data networks.
Mr. Lazar holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Radford University where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Ordnance Corps. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Outside of Nemertes, Mr. Lazar has been active in Scouting for over ten years and serves as the Chartered Organization Representative for Scouts BSA Troop 1882 in Haymarket VA.