Slack’s Enterprise Grid gets security and compliance enhancements

Slack’s Enterprise Grid gets security and compliance enhancements

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268411/collaboration/slacks-enterprise-grid-gets-security-and-compliance-enhancements.html#tk.rss_all Slack has unveiled a raft of new security and compliance features aimed at boosting the appeal of its Enterprise Grid product among IT leaders and admins. While Slack has … Read more

Report: AI assistants and chatbots gain traction in the enterprise

Report: AI assistants and chatbots gain traction in the enterprise

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268075/digital-assistants/ai-assistants-and-chatbots-gain-traction-in-business.html#tk.rss_all Despite concerns over data privacy and immature technology, AI assistants and chatbots are gaining a foothold among businesses, according to a report from IT professional network Spiceworks. The report, … Read more

Atlassian Stride gets general release, adds Google Drive and Dropbox integrations

Atlassian Stride gets general release, adds Google Drive and Dropbox integrations

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3267205/collaboration/atlassian-stride-gets-general-release-adds-google-drive-and-dropbox-integrations.html#tk.rss_all Atlassian’s team chat app Stride, unveiled as a limited release product last September, is now available publicly and offers new integrations with Google Drive and Dropbox.  Stride has been … Read more

IBM’s new Watson Assistant targets business with ‘white label’ service

IBM’s new Watson Assistant targets business with ‘white label’ service

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3265690/artificial-intelligence/ibms-new-watson-assistant-targets-business-with-white-label-service.html#tk.rss_all IBM is jumping into the digital assistant market with its own voice-activated Watson Assistant, an artificial intelligence-based system that takes a different approach than other players in the market … Read more

A.I. and speech advances bring virtual assistants to work

A.I. and speech advances bring virtual assistants to work

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3264433/digital-assistants/ai-and-speech-advances-bring-virtual-assistants-to-work.html#tk.rss_all ORLANDO, Fla. – Speech recognition technologies have improved so much in recent years – thanks to cloud computing and advances in machine learning – that the virtual assistants created … Read more

Microsoft lays out a Teams vision for intelligent communications

Microsoft lays out a Teams vision for intelligent communications

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3263805/collaboration/microsoft-lays-out-a-teams-vision-for-intelligent-communications.html#tk.rss_all ORLANDO, Fla. – A year after its launch, Microsoft’s Teams collaboration tool is gaining traction among users and maturing as a communications platform, Microsoft officials said at this week’s … Read more

The collaboration conundrum: Companies look to consolidate around team chat apps

The collaboration conundrum: Companies look to consolidate around team chat apps

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262673/collaboration/the-collaboration-conundrum-companies-look-to-consolidate-around-team-chat-apps.html#tk.rss_all ORLANDO, Fla. – The wide variety of collaboration and communications tools now available to businesses can help connect employees in different locations, but can also result in fragmented and … Read more

Google’s Hangouts Chat collaboration app hits a booming market

Google’s Hangouts Chat collaboration app hits a booming market

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3258990/collaboration/googles-hangouts-chat-collaboration-app-hits-a-booming-market.html#tk.rss_all Google this week officially launched its Hangouts Chat app, the company’s take on the booming market for chat-based collaboration.  Hangouts Chat functions much like other group chat tools such … Read more

Microsoft targets Box, Dropbox and Google customers with OneDrive offer

Microsoft targets Box, Dropbox and Google customers with OneDrive offer

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3253890/cloud-storage/microsoft-targets-box-dropbox-and-google-customers-with-onedrive-offer.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft is ramping up efforts to win over customers from its cloud content storage rivals, offering free usage of OneDrive for Business platform in a new promotion.  Under the … Read more

Microsoft turns up heat on Slack with Teams group chat update

Microsoft turns up heat on Slack with Teams group chat update

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3252206/collaboration/microsoft-turns-up-heat-on-slack-with-teams-group-chat-update.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft added a raft of new features to its Teams group chat platform this week, making it easier to interact with third-party apps and find new services through an … Read more

Zoho takes on IFTTT and Microsoft Flow with cloud app integration tool

Zoho takes on IFTTT and Microsoft Flow with cloud app integration tool

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3252030/software-productivity/zoho-takes-on-ifttt-and-microsoft-flow-with-cloud-app-integration-tool.html#tk.rss_all Business app suite provider Zoho has launched Flow, a workflow automation tool that lets users connect a range of cloud applications to create their own automated processes. Users already … Read more

Collaboration tools: How to avoid project rollout pitfalls

Collaboration tools: How to avoid project rollout pitfalls

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3251790/collaboration/collaboration-tools-how-to-avoid-project-rollout-pitfalls.html#tk.rss_all As team collaboration gains ground in the enterprise, companies are finding a vast array of products designed to connect staff and improve productivity – from the latest group chat … Read more

Trello overhauls app directory for ‘Power-Up’ integrations

Trello overhauls app directory for ‘Power-Up’ integrations

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3250667/collaboration/trello-overhauls-app-directory-for-power-up-integrations.html#tk.rss_all The ability to hook into a range of other applications has become a key facet of team collaboration platforms, as vendors seek to become the hub of workplace productivity. … Read more

Facebook standardizes Workplace pricing, boosts cost for larger deployments

Facebook standardizes Workplace pricing, boosts cost for larger deployments

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3249907/collaboration/facebook-standardizes-workplace-pricing-boosts-cost-for-larger-deployments.html#tk.rss_all Facebook has changed the pricing for its Workplace enterprise social network, a move that will result in price increases for some new customers. Workplace was officially launched at the … Read more

Slack trials private shared channels, adds admin controls

Slack trials private shared channels, adds admin controls

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3248968/collaboration/slack-trials-private-shared-channels-adds-admin-controls.html#tk.rss_all Slack has talked of its high expectations for group chat channels, which it argues will replace email as the primary means of workplace communication by 2025. While channels are … Read more

Amazon Alexa arrives on Windows 10 PCs as virtual assistants go to work

Amazon Alexa arrives on Windows 10 PCs as virtual assistants go to work

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3246636/collaboration/amazon-alexa-arrives-on-windows-10-pcs-as-virtual-assistants-go-to-work.html#tk.rss_all The growing rivalry between Amazon and Google in the battle for virtual assistant dominance intensified at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. While both have a strong claim as … Read more

Samsung takes on Microsoft and Google with its Flip collaborative whiteboard

Samsung takes on Microsoft and Google with its Flip collaborative whiteboard

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3246624/collaboration/samsung-takes-on-microsoft-and-google-with-its-flip-collaborative-whiteboard.html#tk.rss_all Samsung unveiled its take on the collaborative digital whiteboard at CES today, launching its Flip display. Digital whiteboards are getting a lot of attention from a number of large … Read more

Collaboration trends 2018: Expect Microsoft Teams to gain ground, enterprises to embrace group chat

Collaboration trends 2018: Expect Microsoft Teams to gain ground, enterprises to embrace group chat

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243087/enterprise-applications/collaboration-trends-2018-expect-microsoft-teams-to-gain-momentum-as-enterprises-embrace-group-chat.html#tk.rss_all After several years of swift uptake by users, collaboration software has become an increasingly  integral part of how work is both organized and carried out. As more businesses lean … Read more

Microsoft Planner: A Trello rival benefits from Office 365 integration

Microsoft Planner: A Trello rival benefits from Office 365 integration

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3244466/collaboration/microsoft-planner-a-trello-rival-benefits-from-office-365-integration.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft’s group chat tool, Teams, may have garnered more attention when it launched last year, leaving Planner – aimed at helping teams coordinate projects, share files and work more … Read more

Microsoft Whiteboard adds ‘digital canvas’ collaboration to Windows 10

Microsoft Whiteboard adds ‘digital canvas’ collaboration to Windows 10

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241247/collaboration/microsoft-whiteboard-adds-digital-canvas-collaboration-to-windows-10.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft is bringing its Whiteboard ‘digital canvas’ app to Windows 10 users, providing a new way for employees to collaborate on creative work and share ideas. Whiteboard, aimed at … Read more

Alexa for Business paves way for smart A.I. assistants at work

Alexa for Business paves way for smart A.I. assistants at work

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241225/collaboration/alexa-for-business-paves-way-for-smart-ai-assistants-at-work.html#tk.rss_all Much as smartphones did in the late 2000s,voice-activated A.I. assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant appear poised to move from homes into the workplace. That’s the the idea … Read more

Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for simpler project management

Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for simpler project management

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3239150/it-project-management/whats-smartsheet-a-spreadsheet-based-tool-for-simpler-project-management.html#tk.rss_all Smartsheet is a cloud-based work management tool designed to be simple and easy to use by a broad range of employees. Launched in 2006, it began to gain ground … Read more