Six months after a limited launch, the HipChat successor (and rival to Slack) now has ‘tens of thousands’ of teams using it.
Stories by Matthew Finnegan
Though the trend is just getting started, digital assistants show promise for boosting workplace productivity and collaboration.
A year after launch, the company’s team collaboration tool is now used by 200,000 companies.
With so many collaboration and communications tools now available, companies face app fragmentation and hurdles to ensuring their workers can actually connect.
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.
Google also unveils a new Drive preview pane commenting feature in G Suite for Microsoft Office files.
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.
Zoho Flow is a no-code, automated workflow automation platform that lets users create their own automated processes by connecting a variety of cloud apps.
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.