Matthew Finnegan

Senior Reporter

Matthew Finnegan covers collaboration and other enterprise IT topics for Computerworld. He joined IDG in January 2013 and is based in Sweden.

Microsoft aims Teams Essentials at small-biz customers

Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.

Slack moves to extend in-app workflow automation

Slack moves to extend in-app workflow automation

The collaboration software maker hopes to make it easier for users to create and share workflow automations without the need to write code. The features are due out in 2022.

Meta and Microsoft move to tie Workplace and Teams closer together

Meta and Microsoft move to tie Workplace and Teams closer together

The two companies have partnered to ease collaboration for shared customers, with a video streaming integration also in development and due early next year.

Microsoft unveils Loop — and a new collaborative Office doc

Microsoft unveils Loop — and a new collaborative Office doc

Built on the Fluid Framework, Microsoft’s Loop app comes in response to offerings by start-ups such as Coda and Notion and their “all-in-one” collaborative documents. While it’s unlikely to supplant traditional Office docs for now,...

Microsoft to bring Mesh avatars and virtual environments to Teams

Microsoft to bring Mesh avatars and virtual environments to Teams

Beginning next year, Teams users will be able to "meet" in 3D spaces to collaborate with colleagues, as Microsoft announced the upcoming public preview of Mesh for Teams.

Slack launches Community Forum site and companion app

Slack launches Community Forum site and companion app

Slack’s user community has more than 14,000 members globally; the company wants to make it easier for users to connect and share info about the popular collaboration tool.

Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

The company announced a slew of updates to its Teams collaboration app aimed at front-line workers, including enhancements to the virtual visit experience.

Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps

Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps

The first major update to Zoho’s “operating system for business” in two years adds a shared email inbox, AR remote assistance tool, retail website creation platform, and more.

As Google moves to reshape Workspace, barriers to business adoption remain

As Google moves to reshape Workspace, barriers to business adoption remain

The company's Workspace suite continues to evolve, but faces tough competition from Microsoft and other rivals in the productivity and collaboration software market.

Google rolls out new Workspace app integrations, security features

Google rolls out new Workspace app integrations, security features

Google’s Chat collaboration app now integrates with Atlassian’s Jira, while no-code platform AppSheet can be accessed directly from Gmail. The moves were unveiled ahead of the Google Cloud Next event.

Async video messaging: Another route to productive remote work

Async video messaging: Another route to productive remote work

Video messaging brings a new twist to asynchronous communications, and could help businesses connect staffers more effectively as hybrid remote work strategies continue post-pandemic.

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