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.

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

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.

VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

Three tools from VMware’s portfolio — Workspace One, Carbon Black Cloud, and SASE — are now bundled, offering a suite of tools to simplify management of remote worker devices and applications.

Rethinking collaboration: 8 vendors offer new paths to remote work

Rethinking collaboration: 8 vendors offer new paths to remote work

With the need for efficient collaboration tools exploding in recent months, a variety of companies hope to refine how those tools work and what they can do. We look at eight now pushing the envelope.

Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...

Cisco adds 'People Insights' analytics to Webex

Cisco adds 'People Insights' analytics to Webex

The company joins other tech vendors, including Microsoft and Google, in using worker analytics to focus on employee well-being and a healthy work/life balance.

Slack blocks public DM ‘invite messages’ after backlash

Slack blocks public DM ‘invite messages’ after backlash

Concerns over the potential harassment of individuals prompted Slack to swiftly change how its new direct messages feature works.

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