Collaboration

Collaboration news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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Cisco's all-in-one Spark Board puts the cloud on a wall

Cisco Systems introduced the Spark Board, a wall-mounted screen that can be a screen-sharing presentation tool, a digital whiteboard and a videoconferencing display.

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4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack… and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft built Teams on the strength of its Office 365 productivity suite, a known and trusted entity for IT departments, and now it's set to go up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market.

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IT teams put conversations to work with ChatOps

Putting tools, alerts and processes into the chat interface gives both developers and the ops team a new model for working with infrastructure.

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Should Google buy Slack to bridge messaging gap?

As Slack continues to get more popular, Google's lack of a blockbuster app for team messaging could become a problem for the tech giant. Experts weigh in on whether or not a Slack acquisition makes sense for Google.

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Review: Microsoft Teams tries to do Slack one better

Microsoft Teams, a new group collaboration tool, promises a new level of productivity for Office. But is it good enough to beat competitors like Slack?

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Google and Slack deepen partnership in the face of Microsoft Teams

Slack and Google have vastly deepened their partnership roughly a month after Microsoft announced its competitor to the popular enterprise chat service.

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Dropbox provides offline folder support

Users who need to make sure they can get access to files stored in Dropbox while they're on the go and away from the web have a new feature to help with that.

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10 most useful Slack bots

We experimented and tinkered with numerous bots that are available for Slack, the cloud messaging service meant mainly for business. (You can still use Slack for non-work reasons, particularly under the service’s free option.) Here...

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source version-control system is a serious contender.

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Video pays off in the enterprise

As costs come down and the technology improves, video is finally spurring easy and effective collaboration. (Plus -- 5 tips for building video culture in your organization.)

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Cisco sales tick up; CEO Robbins bullish on data center, security, collaboration

Cisco announced Wednesday that it eked out 1% revenue growth in its fiscal first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, in what CEO Chuck Robbins described as a “challenging global business environment.”

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SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

More and more users are seeing SharePoint 2013 in their daily lives, as part of the Office 365 subscription service. Here's what they'll need to know.

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Asana takes a swing at Trello with support for project boards

Asana is making it easier to manage tasks through a long, multi-stage pipeline with a new Boards feature.

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5 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These five apps that will let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real-time with your coworkers.

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Cisco puts Spark at the heart of enterprise work

On Tuesday at Cisco’s conference for channel partners, the company laid out an ambitious goal for its Spark collaboration platform and announced two moves to make it more attractive to enterprises.

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Microsoft goes after Slack with new Teams service

Workplace collaboration has become increasingly focused on chat in the past couple years, and Microsoft is jumping into the new space with both feet, launching a new product it calls Teams.

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How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

In a single week, three of the industry's biggest companies dragged users kicking and screaming into a better future.

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Face-off: SharePoint vs. Confluence for content management

Considering an intranet or content management system? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products SharePoint and Confluence, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Google is trying to reinvent the whiteboard

What's big, red and supposed to be the next big thing in workplace collaboration? Google's new Jamboard, a massive touch display and accompanying cloud service that's supposed to help business users brainstorm together.

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Always-on group video chat arrives

Two innovative startups figured out all-day video chat sessions, without making it weird

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