Lifesize Survey: A Price To Pay For Mixing Collaboration Solutions May 24, 2017 Channel Partners Online | James Anderson Collaboration and conferencing are proving to be crucial to business strategy, but IT often doesn’t always know how much they cost. That’s according to a Lifesize-commissioned Spiceworks survey, which says that 56 percent of IT decision makers are unaware of the subscription and licensing costs for their conference and collaboration tools. The survey of 425 IT professionals found that organizations use an average of 4.4 solutions and three providers for collaboration. Lifesize says that using multiple systems increases total cost and can lead to network limitations and service quality issues. Most of the respondents (92 percent) already have multiple solutions are considering deploying them. The survey calls this “the path of most resistance."