With so many collaboration and communications tools now available, companies face app fragmentation and hurdles to ensuring their workers can actually connect.
Stories by Matthew Finnegan
The company plans to use artificial intelligence for Google Calendar and Docs features and tie it all tightly with G Suite.
Though it's only four years old, Slack has evolved to become a leading cloud-based workplace collaboration app. Here's what it does, how to use it and why it could replace email in the future.
A Teams app directory is among the new features added to the company’s Office 365 group chat tool. Analysts say Microsoft is looking to match rivals like Slack in functionality.
Last year's Atlassian acquisition has helped grow the number of third-party applications connecting with the collaborative work management tool.
The changes will make Workplace pricing 'fair, simple and predictable,' says Facebook, though new customers with more than 1,000 active users will pay more.
Slack aims to reduce reliance on email for both internal and external communications as it pushes further into workplace collaboration.
HP, Acer, Asus and Lenovo debut Windows 10 laptops and PCs supporting Alexa at this year’s CES. IT leaders are generally supportive of Amazon’s enterprise push.
The company is looking to bring digital whiteboards into corporate meeting rooms, which one analyst called ‘the new battleground for business communications and collaboration.’
‘Collaboration is hot. It will stay hot,’ says one analyst. Look for more, and larger, deployments in the year ahead.
Though smaller, standalone project management rivals have gained in popularity, Microsoft’s ability to bundle Planner with other Office apps give it a big foot in the enterprise door.
The launch of the company’s Whiteboard public preview for Surface devices is a ‘step in the right direction’ for a more modern and natural style of collaboration, analyst says.
Amazon hopes to push Alexa into the office. At the same time, Cisco and Microsoft also see potential for voice-activated A.I. assistants to automate mundane tasks such as starting video conferences and booking meeting rooms.
Competing against widely used task management tools like Asana and Trello, Smartsheet has grown quickly since its 2010 relaunch. Here’s how the cloud-based app works and why it's gaining traction.
The ‘Bloomberg-killer’ collaboration app maker hopes to attract new users in a variety of regulated industries with a focus on advanced security features.