Collaboration

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The augmented reality boom will transform phones (and business)

Starting next year, look for AR to begin transforming enterprise communications, logistics, manufacturing, analytics, product design, training, marketing and collaboration.

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Linux group pushes out production-ready blockchain collaboration software

The Linux Foundation is touting availability of Fabric 1.0, a foundation for developing blockchain applications such as smart contracts.

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8 tips to get started with SharePoint communication sites

Tips and best practices to help Office 365 customers create beautiful and useful SharePoint sites with modern communication sites.

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Review: 4 SaaS business-planning tools

These cloud-based tools can drop all the data for your business plan or product launch into one application and share it with your team.

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6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users

Just like it is in skydiving, collaboration is critical in today’s super-connected business environments. Here are six iOS apps that can boost your productivity.

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We’re undervaluing collaboration

In our interdependent age, everything depends on a series of collaborations, and yet collaboration remains largely unmeasured and unmanaged.

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How to cure ‘corporate amnesia’ with knowledge management software

As Baby Boomers retire and the gig economy takes hold, efficiently capturing and sharing corporate information becomes ever more crucial. Fortunately, today’s knowledge management tools are up to the task.

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Why total bans on remote work don't remotely work

Companies seem to be moving in different directions when it comes to remote workers. Some have embraced the practice. Others have banned it. But there is a middle ground.

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Buying Slack could give Amazon another enterprise toehold

Amazon is apparently interested in buying Slack Technologies, a move analysts say could allow Amazon to push further into the enterprise.

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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Review: Outlook Groups is now a pain on all platforms

Outlook Groups may be core to Microsoft’s collaboration strategy, but it isn’t core to Office 365 or even Outlook

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Business chat review: Slack vs. Teams vs. HipChat vs. Yammer

The 800-pound gorillas Microsoft and Google are taking on the niche providers Slack and Atlassian that created this market, but you need more than size to win

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7 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack -- its 5 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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Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Microsoft still can't decide if it can commit to a world that's not about Windows alone

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform.

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BlueJeans teams with Dolby for teleconference audio clarity

BlueJeans customers will be getting improved call quality, thanks to a new partnership the company unveiled Tuesday with Dolby.

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Amazon Connect brings contact centers to AWS

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, allowing testers to collaborate with one another on the...

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