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Making the connection: The role of collaboration apps in digital transformation

As more and more companies find themselves with workers spread across the globe, it's become harder – and even more important – to keep employees connected. While a plethora of collaboration tools is available to do just that, getting...

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Top 3 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2020

Look for blockchain to mature, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve cybersecurity, and edge computing to see higher adoption rates. Those are some of the insights gleaned from experts who took part in a recent IDG...

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Microsoft Teams comes to Linux

The launch of the highly requested Linux desktop client is designed to help Microsoft appeal to developers.

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TD Ameritrade cuts email use by 30% after Slack rollout

With employees feeling bombarded by email, and important messages getting lost in the mix, TD Ameritrade execs decided to embrace Slack. Communications improved, and email use fell.

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Google adds AI smarts to G Suite with Google Assistant and Docs updates

Google’s AI assistant can now be accessed in beta, while Smart Compose has been extended to Google Docs as well as Gmail.

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Food fight: Slack and Microsoft trade barbs, sling stats in collaboration app battle

Although Slack led the way on chat-based collaboration software, Microsoft pushed back with its own Teams app. Now, the two companies are battling for enterprise hearts and minds (and users).

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Claris launches workflow automation tool beta

The Apple subsidiary says its new Claris Connect is designed to connect third-party cloud apps and automate workflows.

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Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk to non-IT biz teams

The software, initially designed to help IT teams track and resolve service requests, can now be configured for use in non-tech areas such as HR and legal.

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Zoho launches WorkDrive to put greater focus on teamwork

Zoho’s new file management system will replace Zoho Docs and serve as the underlying document storage platform for all of the company’s 40-plus apps.

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Microsoft Teams gets private channels, email integration with Outlook

Microsoft’s work stream collaboration platform is getting a slew of updates, including the long-awaited private channels and new IT admin controls.

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Slack adds app home screen, better app discoverability

The collaboration software vendor is hoping to make it easier for developers to build apps for its platform, and help users find those apps once they're released.

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Slack rolls out new Salesforce integrations, launches Workflow Builder

The team collaboration software vendor has also made its Workflow Builder app available following customer trial.

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Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

The company hopes to cut down on “work about work” with new automation features that include a mobile optical computer recognition tool for digitizing text from images.

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Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

A new Workplace app for Portal is among a raft of features announced at this week’s Flow user conference.

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20 Slack tips, tricks and hacks for power users

Slack is a powerful collaboration tool with many hidden ways of doing things. Here’s how to get the most from it from users who know it best.

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Dropbox launches Spaces, its ‘smart’ collaboration workspace

Dropbox hopes to become a central tool for employee productivity and collaboration with Dropbox Spaces, which launched alongside several other updates.

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How to roll out the right tech for frontline workers

Corporate spending on hardware for non-office workers is on the rise as companies look to boost productivity and reduce errors. With that in mind, Gartner analyst Rob Smith offered advice at this month’s Digital Workplace Summit on...

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Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite

During its OpenWorld event this week, the company also unveiled plans to have its Digital Assistant integrate with Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform.

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