Collaboration

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8 great small business productivity and collaboration apps

Entrepreneurs and project managers share their favorite apps for staying organized and productive.

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Slack apps can now use drop-down menus

Apps that integrate with Slack can now include drop-down menus in the messages that they post to the service, as part of a push to improve the interactivity of third-party integrations.

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Instant messaging service Wire open-sources its server code

Wire has started the process of releasing the server code for it instant messaging platform.

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Could Amazon become an enterprise collaboration contender?

Amazon has a series of apps that compete with Office 365 and G Suite, but they currently aren’t packaged and sold as a collective portfolio. Here’s how Amazon could become a major player in business software.

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Why are employers doubling down on the workplace?

Companies of all sizes and types are rethinking not only how their employees work, but also where that work happens.

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April Fools from the tech industry

There’s nothing like a giant, powerful technology company really letting its collective hair down with a goofy April Fools’ announcement.

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G Suite vs. Office 365 cloud collaboration battle heats up

Microsoft's Office 365 has a big lead, but Google is quickly repositioning G Suite for business and winning some big customers. Who will come out on top in this rapidly evolving market?

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Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows, starting Tuesday. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, letting testers collaborate with one...

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Remote working works. Here’s data that proves it

There's a stigma that remote workers are lazy and less productive, but a new global survey of more than 25,000 people suggests otherwise.

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Cisco announces cornucopia of product updates at Enterprise Connect

At Enterprise Connect, Cisco introduced Spark Room Kits, enhanced Spark security, an update to the Spark Hybrid Media Service and expanded Spark care.

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Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

No doubt many a soccer fan has been inspired to pick up a fancy call center package or some sweet, sweet SDN technology after catching a San Jose Earthquakes soccer match at Avaya Stadium, but the company found its brand splattered...

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RingCentral aims to unify ‘unified communications’

RingCentral Office lets customers consolidate down the number of unified communications (UC) tools they use, making it easier and faster to collaborate.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform

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Microsoft Teams takes on Slack with enterprise bots, Office 365 tie-ins

Microsoft Teams is now live – and on by default – for Office 365 subscribers with Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise plans.

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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10 tips to get started with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams provides a great way for teams who want a chat experience to connect. These tips will help you get the most value from the collaboration tool.

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Microsoft ratchets up group chat competition with Teams launch

Microsoft’s work chat app Teams hit general availability on Tuesday, as part of the company’s push to compete with Slack, HipChat, Google and other players in the group chat market.

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