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.

How Valley Behavioral Health uses Slack in a regulated industry

Microsoft Teams users get license-free access to Dynamics 365 data

Microsoft Teams users get license-free access to Dynamics 365 data

Microsoft is removing what's been called a "licensing tax" to encourage wider access to sales and customer service data via the Teams collaboration app. But integration remains a work in progress, says analyst.

What is UEM? Unified endpoint management explained

What is UEM? Unified endpoint management explained

UEM has emerged as the next step in the development of enterprise mobility software, offering better management of a wider range of devices. By extending EMM capabilities to laptops and desktops, UEM tools helped enterprises make the...

A Clubhouse for the office? Slack unveils ‘Huddles’ audio chat rooms

A Clubhouse for the office? Slack unveils ‘Huddles’ audio chat rooms

Slack hopes to replicate ad-hoc workplace chats for remote workers with a “lightweight, audio-first” communication tool, Slack Huddles, along with the addition of asynchronous video and voice messages.

Microsoft pushes Fluid to boost productivity in Teams, Outlook, and OneNote

Microsoft pushes Fluid to boost productivity in Teams, Outlook, and OneNote

Fluid components are designed to aid synchronous and asynchronous work for “hybrid” remote teams, the company says.

Google’s Workspace Chat Rooms to become collaborative ‘Spaces’

Google’s Workspace Chat Rooms to become collaborative ‘Spaces’

The company will now offer its collaboration suite to consumers for free as it rolls out a variety of enhancements to better connect its productivity apps.

Microsoft Teams gets Fluid components, ‘main stage’ meeting app integrations

Microsoft Teams gets Fluid components, ‘main stage’ meeting app integrations

Microsoft is adding new cross-platform integrations for Teams to help employees get work done without leaving the collaboration application.

US gov’t plans for remote workers could spur private-sector push, too

US gov’t plans for remote workers could spur private-sector push, too

The Biden administration appears poised to encourage remote work for 2 million US government workers as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses look to fully re-open. The move could spur companies to follow suit.

At Virgin Atlantic, Facebook Workplace evolves into a key productivity tool

At Virgin Atlantic, Facebook Workplace evolves into a key productivity tool

The airline saw a large increase in use as employees sought corporate updates during the pandemic; now the enterprise social network is helping the company rev up operations again.

With smart canvas, Google looks to better connect Workspace apps

With smart canvas, Google looks to better connect Workspace apps

Google this week unveiled a range of new ways to connect its productivity and collaboration apps, including the rollout of its smart canvas. But is it enough to keep up with innovative startups?

Facebook's Workplace gets ‘Plugins,’ new app integrations

Facebook's Workplace gets ‘Plugins,’ new app integrations

As the company now pegs the number of paid Workplace users at 7 million, an analyst sees Facebook’s growing focus on integration as important to continued enterprise uptake.

Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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