Qumu, a Minneapolis tech firm that helps businesses do remote work, plans to close its offices

Qumu Corp., a Minneapolis-based provider of videoconferencing tools and services, decided to close most of its offices after remote working became a staple for many businesses because of the pandemic.

“We believe it is important to be one of the first companies in our space to acknowledge this fundamental change in the workplace dynamic and leverage the technology we provide to make it happen,” TJ Kennedy, who became chief executive of Qumu this summer, said in a statement this week.

The company has just over 100 employees and provides technology and services that businesses use for employee collaboration.

In addition to Minneapolis, Qumu will close offices in London and Hyderabad, India, as part of the policy that Kennedy called “Work from Wherever, Forever.” Instead, it will lease space at co-working sites in the three cities. Qumu will keep an office in Burlingame, Calif.