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Most Australian businesses’ comms not post-pandemic ready
New Zoom research finds that 55% of Australian businesses lack effective tools to communicate effectively in a hybrid workplace world.
New Linius solution enables search and assembly of video meeting clips
The new product, “WHIZZARD”, will soon be available to Zoom, Webex and Microsoft Teams users.
Zoom named Leader in two Magic Quadrants — one for fifth consecutive time
"We believe video is the new voice, and we are gratified that Gartner has recognised the convenience and accessibility of our UCaaS offering."
DTEN's Zoom Rooms range brings 4K-quality meetings to every business
Many organisations will understand the difficulty of sourcing products during COVID, largely due to shipping issues and global stock shortages.
Zoom to begin rolling out end-to-end encryption
Available starting from next week, it represents the first phase out of four of the company’s greater E2EE offering, which was announced in May following backlash that the company was lax on its security and privacy.
BT adds Zoom Meetings to its digital workplace portfolio
The agreement means BT becomes the first global provider to offer a fully managed Zoom Meetings service featuring a choice of connectivity and integration with its global voice network.
Internet speed is not why your video meeting is slow
It’s time to stop confusing performance and latency, writes ThousandEyes principal solutions architect Mike Hicks.
Acronis announces new security endpoint solution
The solution is an integration of data protection and cybersecurity which provides customers with effective endpoint protection in a landscape where the pointlessness of perimeter security is becoming more pronounced.
Aussie firm Chironix brings Zoom to Google Glass Enterprise Edition
Chironix says that many industries that take a hands-on approach to their work need to use video conferencing tools, but they are difficult to use and stop them from getting work done.
Zoom reports massive revenue growth in Q2 2021 financial results
Founder and chief executive officer Eric S. Yuan says the world’s shift towards remote solutions and amidst business continuity concerns at the beginning of the year has greatly affected the company’s standing.
Zoom teams up with Facebook, Amazon and Google to expand to smart displays
The company says the expansion brings Zoom to widely-used devices and broadens their capabilities to the work environment.
Facebook adds new video conferencing apps to Workplace
Facebook has announced a series of updates for organisations using Workplace and Portal to collaborate with colleagues.
Zoom unveils new features to liven up meetings
"We believe that people connect better on video, but feeling connected when working from home is still challenging."
Zoom launches Zoom for Home hardware for remote workers
"The Zoom from Home category is a powerful way for the company to reach a work-from-home audience that craves tools to help with engagement, connection and collaboration.”
Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 now compatible with Zoom
According to Sennheiser, Zoom’s video communication tool has become an ‘indispensable’ resource for businesses digitally transforming their workplaces.
Former Salesforce, Microsoft security exec to lead Zoom security team
Zoom has announced the appointment of former Microsoft and Salesforce executive Jason Lee as its new chief information security officer.
Rewiring corporate networks for the remote working age
Remote workforces need to access corporate networks from their homes, which means those networks need to be more flexible and scalable than ever before.
Poly products become first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive certification
Several of Poly's audio and video devices have become the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, and are now fully managed via Zoom Device Management (ZDM).
Rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud as use of collaboration tools increase
“While we are seeing a tremendous amount of courage and global goodwill to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we also are unfortunately seeing an increase in bad actors looking to exploit the sudden uptick in cloud adoption."
Zoom buys encryption startup in its first-ever acquisition
Zoom has today announced its first-ever acquisition in its nine year history, absorbing Keybase, a secure messaging platform in a bid to up its security game.
Zoom picks Oracle as its newest cloud provider in bid to meet demand
“We explored multiple platforms, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was instrumental in helping us quickly scale our capacity and meet the needs of our new users."
Microsoft to monetise huge Windows 10 userbase
Microsoft is using its massive userbase of one billion devices running on Windows 10 to monetise.
Zoom announces new updates in response to privacy criticisms
In direct response to the heavy criticism it received last month from reports of meeting-spying and shoddy privacy protocols, Zoom has announced ‘robust’ security enhancements in its new update Zoom 5.0.
Microsoft Teams announces commitment to privacy in wake of Zoom woes
Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro says the Teams platform already has strong security and privacy policies in place, and committed to upholding them throughout this era of uncertainty.