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“At the core of any secure remote working environment is a detailed lifecycle governance policy. Such a policy outlines a company’s approach to protecting information stored in a collaboration platform from insider threats by controlling how information is accessed, used and shared by end users. Consistent lifecycle management for every project can help tighten security and build a productive environment.”

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John Case

Unify Square

“Make it fun! Create internal champions for the new technology, which allows non-IT people to support the rollout while freeing up IT to turn adoption of the new tech into a contest. IT teams can develop a leaderboard where users compete in various activities—for example, who sends and receives the most chat messages per day, week and month; who schedules the most conference calls; who makes the most phone calls; and so on.”

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John Case

Unify Square

Featured Content

Today Unify Square released results from its second annual survey, Status Report: Workplace Collaboration 2021. The survey explores enterprise employees’ evolving perspectives on collaboration and communication since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the hybrid workplace will continue to evolve post-pandemic. 

Unify Square Releases Second Wave of Data from Workplace Collaboration 2021 Survey; Highlighting Security and Risk Findings Among Hybrid Enterprise Workers

Unify Square released additional data from its Status Report: Workplace Collaboration 2021 survey. This second wave of data centers on collaboration security and governance findings, and supports the need for better tools to address the challenges enterprises face today in balancing security with productivity. More than half of survey respondents stated their organizations’ security measures related to unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) have made it harder to do their jobs, and two thirds of those surveyed also reported their companies have increased the number of restrictions or security policies for using UC&C apps since the beginning of the pandemic. 

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How to Create a Digital Workplace Governance Program

Check out Brandon Long’s article in Security Boulevard to learn how to create an excellent digital workplace governance program. Efficient governance program creation addresses three factors: digital workplace creation, periodic review and attestation of the digital workplace, and record retention. Click below to read more.

 

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Prolonging Pandemic-Fueled Growth Through UC Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions hit a global all-time high in the first nine months of 2021, producing deals worth an unprecedented $4.33 trillion, according to Refinitiv data. Acquisitions of smaller companies allow leading UCSaaS providers to expand into different industries and gain new service offerings without a substantial investment of in-house development resources. However, acquisitions don’t always lead to positive outcomes for the end user. This article will review recent UC acquisitions and dive into their pros and cons. 
 

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Unified Communications Tools Complicate Security Picture

Security measures related to unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) have made it harder for employees to do their jobs, even as companies are increasing the number of restrictions or security policies for using UC&C apps since the beginning of the pandemic.

These were among the results of Unify Square’s Status Report: Workplace Collaboration 2021 survey, which also revealed a lack of cybersecurity threat awareness is contributing to the trend of employees bypassing their IT departments.

 

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Evolving UC Management in the Age of Cloud

While headset management apps including Jabra Direct, Logi Tune, Poly Lens, and Sennheiser Smart Control have been around for a few years, the applications are rapidly evolving to support video and additional audio endpoints. In many cases, these apps integrate with UC management platforms from vendors, including Integrated Research, Nectar, Unify Square, and Virsae. Endpoint management apps provide consistent configuration management, inventory control, firmware and software updates. These apps also present a rapid identification of devices that are experiencing problems or have gone off-line, even when devices get deployed to remote employees.
 

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8 Effective Ways Leaders Can Motivate Team Members And User Communities With Gamification

“Gamification can help promote employee adoption of a new unified communication and collaboration platform, such as Teams, Zoom or Slack. Turning it into a competition with points, badges, prizes or incentives attached to calls, meetings, chats and so on can increase engagement, information retention and adoption rates,” John Case, Unify Square CEO, shared in a recent Expert Panel for Forbes Technology Council.
 

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Gartner named Unify Square a Unified Communications and Collaboration Cool Vendor

Recent Press Releases

Unify Square Releases Second Wave of Data from Workplace Collaboration 2021 Survey; Highlighting Security and Risk Findings Among Hybrid Enterprise Workers

Company launches Collaboration Security Risk Calculator in tandem with new PowerSuite software governance features BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 7, 2021 – Unify Square, a Unisys company and the leading management & security software and services provider for Zoom and Microsoft collaboration and communications platforms, today released additional data from its Status Report: Workplace Collaboration 2021 survey. This second wave of data centers

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Workplace Collaboration Survey: 3/5 Workers Miss Office

Results Demonstrate Ongoing Musical Chairs Strategies Required for 2022 Return to Office Planning BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 27, 2021 – Unify Square, a Unisys company and the leading management & security software and services provider for Zoom and Microsoft collaboration and communications platforms, today released results from its second annual survey, Status Report: Workplace Collaboration 2021. The survey explores enterprise employees’ evolving

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Unify Square Celebrates National Work from Home Day with 50 Percent Software and Services Discounts

Promotion offers increased enterprise access to the transformative power of unified experience management tools and services BELLEVUE, Wash., June 23, 2021 – Unify Square™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unisys and the leading management & security software and services provider for collaboration and communications platforms, today announced the company will kick off heavily discounted software and services in celebration of

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Unisys to Acquire Unify Square for $152.5 Million

BLUE BELL, Pa. and BELLEVUE, Wash., June 3, 2021 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), a global IT solutions company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Unify Square, the leading experience management provider for secure collaboration and communications platforms, for $152.5 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Unisys is funding the transaction with cash on hand.

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Unify Square Expands Managed Services Portfolio to Encompass the Complete Microsoft 365 Application Set, including Microsoft Viva

PowerSuite™ Cloud Managed Services Helps Enterprises Navigate Post-COVID Infrastructure and Network Challenges Created by Hybrid Return-to-Work BELLEVUE, Wash., April 6, 2021 – Unify Square™, the leading management & security software and services provider for Zoom, Microsoft collaboration and communications platforms, today announced the extension of its existing managed services to encompass the complete Microsoft 365 application set, including the new Viva

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AVI-SPL and Unify Square to Co-Deliver User Experience Services that Elevate Microsoft Teams Engagement

New Offerings Enable Anytime, Anywhere Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) for Rooms and Users Tampa, Fla., March 4, 2021 – Today, AVI-SPL, a leading global digital enablement solutions provider, announced the launch of Microsoft Teams user experience services to be co-delivered with Unify Square, a global leader in management and security software and services. As we enter the era of

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