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Asana's new feature lets users 'track anything'

Asana is making it easier for users to adapt its work-tracking software to way more purposes than just task tracking, with a new custom fields feature that it launched on Thursday.

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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers.

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Skype Teams desperately needs this feature if it has a chance to beat Slack

The rumors might be true about Skype Teams, but it only has a chance against Slack and Convo if it uses threaded messaging.

What can your organization learn from the DevOps movement?

Devops has gained a significant amount of traction, but it’s not just in development and operations where organisations should be paying attention — there’s a lot to be learned from the core cultural tenets of the concept.

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Box announces new 'zones' in Canada and Australia

Box has made no secret of its global ambitions, and on Wednesday it advanced them another step by announcing two new regional "zones" in Canada and Australia.

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Dropbox Paper is now available to all as an open beta

Ten months after Dropbox first unveiled Paper, the collaborative writing tool entered open beta and is getting mobile versions for iOS and Android.


Slideshow: LibreOffice ups its enterprise game in this major new release

LibreOffice is a free and open source alternative to Microsoft's Office productivity software that boasts some 120 million users around the globe. Version 5.2 has made its debut, and it's packed with new business features.

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SharePoint 2016 implementation considerations

What's best for your organization?

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Intel is developing AR smart glasses for interactive collaboration

Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, and we may see them at the company's developer show next month.

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This new Outlook feature will organize your inbox for you

Microsoft is bringing one of the best features of its Outlook mobile app to the desktop: Focused Inbox.

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6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack -- its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

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2016 technology industry graveyard

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

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Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a...

HPE finds chatrooms — or 'chatops' — instrumental for Devops success

While the chatroom has its origins in the early days of the internet – be it on IRC, Usenet forums or early messenger apps like ICQ – it’s making a real resurgence in the world of business, as HPE found out.

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Microsoft spices up Surface Hub with Azure cloud services

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub is viewed as a computer for videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding, but it's starting to do a lot more.

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Google hires team from online content sharing service Kifi

The team at Kifi, the developer of a service for users to save, collaborate and chat on online content, have joined Google’s Spaces group.

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How to get and set up all the Office 365 components

Part 1: Office 365 and OneDrive let you mix and match apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and the web

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Cisco brings some (real) friends to the chat-bot party

On Monday at the Cisco Live conference, Cisco said it’s working with the messaging company Gupshup so more developers can bring their bots into Spark.

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