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Atlassian exec apologizes to HipChat and Stride users for Slack decision

Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes said the decision to discontinue support for its team chat apps ‘was not one we took lightly.’

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Atlassian launches Jira Ops, acquires OpsGenie for $295M

Boston-based OpsGenie’s ‘next-generation’ alert tools will integrate with the latest addition to Atlassian’s Jira product family to help IT operations teams deal with outages.

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Zoho One adds AI and analytics upgrades at its one-year mark

The Indian software firm’s all-in-one business app suite has seen impressive growth since its launch in 2017, says analyst.

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How voice technology will re-shape business

Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect.

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Atlassian move to ditch Stride and Hipchat in Slack deal angers users

Atlassian’s Stride bites the dust less than a year after launch as Slack moves to strengthen its team chat position with this week’s deal.

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Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

Although the company unveiled a range of updates at Cloud Next this week, it faces a long slog as it seeks to displace Microsoft in the workplace.

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Google adds AI features to G Suite, including ‘Smart Reply’ for Hangouts Chat

The company also touted new security and data region management tools, and said Gmail’s Smart Compose is now available for business users.

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Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

The free version of Teams, which doesn’t require an Office 365 subscription, is designed to counter competition from Slack.

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GoToMeeting adds AI transcription features, Amazon Alexa integration

LogMeIn-owned videoconferencing tool also gets text chat function.

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Slack outage causes disruption, but highlights importance of team chat

As cloud services become ubiquitous in the workplace, expectations for uptime rise.

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Want a more digital workplace? You’ll have to overcome resistance to tech

Younger and older employees tend to be more receptive to new ways of working than those in the middle, according to Gartner.

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What is Quick Base? A low-code database platform for citizen developers

Filling the gap between shared spreadsheets and IT-oriented development tools, Quick Base aims to let business users quickly create their own applications.

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Microsoft Teams: Its features, how it compares to Slack and other rivals

Microsoft's latest entry in the crowded group messaging market continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams affects Skype for Business and what you need to know to evaluate it against its rivals.

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Weight Watchers turns to Facebook’s Workplace to connect 18,000 workers

The enterprise social network, which Weight Watchers rolled out in January, saw a 94% sign-up rate and is already being used actively by half of the weight-loss company’s workers.

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How to lead a virtual team: 5 keys for success

You've got the tools, you've navigated the logistical hurdles, but you still may not be leading your remote team in the most effective way possible. Here's how to get virtual teams right.

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Slack adds Actions feature, highlights dev community growth

As the company’s first developer conference, Spec, kicked off in San Francisco, Slack stressed efforts to integrate its software with third-party apps.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

The first iteration of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard is now in use at 5,000 businesses, but questions remain about customer demand long term.

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Slack touts 8M users as team collaboration competition intensifies

The fast-growing team messaging app vendor added another 1M paid users to its platform in the past nine months.

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