BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueJeans by Verizon, a trusted enterprise-grade video conferencing and events platform, today announced a core set of new features for meeting security, engagement, and time management to augment the work from home (WFH) experience. Driven by rising customer demand for more natural collaboration and secure engagements as the world settles into today’s remote work reality, the latest enhancements to BlueJeans Meetings help remote workers stay safe, stay connected, and stay productive.
“Having BlueJeans in place to facilitate real-time video communication across the company has been mission-critical for ensuring our business continuity during these uncertain times,” said Peo Enea, Global Voice and Multimedia, Electrolux IT. “With the majority of our 55,000 strong workforce working remotely right now, user experience and security have never been more important. With BlueJeans Meetings, we know we’re providing our employees with a trusted platform for internal collaboration and customer support that’s both easy to use and thoughtfully designed to improve upon the overall work from home experience.”
As organizations quickly looked for ways over the past few months to bolster employee productivity and improve business outcomes, BlueJeans saw a 300% increase in utilization over the pre-COVID-19 average—which required rapid scale out. BlueJeans was able to stay ahead of traffic increases smoothly and seamlessly and remain focused on accelerating product innovation around emergent customer needs that support the way people work today.
Enhancing User-Centric Security
For over 10 years, customers have trusted BlueJeans to deliver the industry’s leading enterprise-grade meeting experience that doesn’t sacrifice security. With the vast majority of meetings now taking place online instead of in-person, there has been no shortage of malicious activity aimed at disrupting online meetings. Layering on to BlueJeans’ existing security and privacy capabilities for keeping customers safe, we released a new suite of features that meeting hosts can use to protect the integrity of their meetings, while giving confidence to all attendees that their safety and security is of the utmost importance.
Combatting the WFH Conundrum
As organizations continue to navigate through uncertainty, effective team coordination and real-time communication is key. As remote workers barrel through their day on a seemingly endless series of video calls, video fatigue can set in and impede productivity. To help users improve engagement, maintain collegiality, and boost collaboration, BlueJeans is launching a series of features meant to simulate more traditional in-person experiences, while saving time.
“Video conferencing has become fundamental to everyday business success,” said Jim Lundy, CEO, Aragon Research. “As video collaboration tools help the world stay connected during the pandemic, it’s crucial now more than ever that vendors remain diligent in delivering capabilities that proactively mitigate risks while optimizing user experience. BlueJeans’ new security and user experience innovations balance security with ease of use to help organizations work securely and productively.”
BlueJeans by Verizon is the meetings platform for the modern workplace and the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting. Thousands of companies from growing businesses to Fortune 500 leaders use BlueJeans every day for video, audio and web conferencing meetings and large interactive events, so people can work productively where and how they want. For more information, visit www.bluejeans.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its award winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
VERIZON’S ONLINE MEDIA CENTER: News releases, stories, media contacts and other resources are available at www.verizon.com/about/news/. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.