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.

Atlassian move to ditch Stride and Hipchat in Slack deal angers users

Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

Although the company unveiled a range of updates at Cloud Next this week, it faces a long slog as it seeks to displace Microsoft in the workplace.

Google adds AI features to G Suite, including ‘Smart Reply’ for Hangouts Chat

Google adds AI features to G Suite, including ‘Smart Reply’ for Hangouts Chat

The company also touted new security and data region management tools, and said Gmail’s Smart Compose is now available for business users.

The next corporate collaboration tool: Podcasts?

The next corporate collaboration tool: Podcasts?

As companies look for new ways to share info with workers – especially those who may work remotely – they may soon turn to podcasts. The hard part: creating content that engages.

Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

The free version of Teams, which doesn’t require an Office 365 subscription, is designed to counter competition from Slack.

GoToMeeting adds AI transcription features, Amazon Alexa integration

GoToMeeting adds AI transcription features, Amazon Alexa integration

LogMeIn-owned videoconferencing tool also gets text chat function.

Slack outage causes disruption, but highlights importance of team chat

Slack outage causes disruption, but highlights importance of team chat

As cloud services become ubiquitous in the workplace, expectations for uptime rise.

Want a more digital workplace? You’ll have to overcome resistance to tech

Want a more digital workplace? You’ll have to overcome resistance to tech

Younger and older employees tend to be more receptive to new ways of working than those in the middle, according to Gartner.

Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it

Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it

Voice-activated virtual assistants are showing up at home, in the car and – increasingly – in the office. Amazon hopes to further that trend by targeting Alexa for Business for the workplace. Here’s what it is and how it works.

Microsoft Teams: Its features, how it compares to Slack and other rivals

Microsoft Teams: Its features, how it compares to Slack and other rivals

Microsoft's latest entry in the crowded group messaging market continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams affects Skype for Business and what you need to know to evaluate it against its rivals.

Weight Watchers turns to Facebook’s Workplace to connect 18,000 workers

Weight Watchers turns to Facebook’s Workplace to connect 18,000 workers

The enterprise social network, which Weight Watchers rolled out in January, saw a 94% sign-up rate and is already being used actively by half of the weight-loss company’s workers.

Alexa gets smart meeting scheduling, a boost to its workplace presence

Alexa gets smart meeting scheduling, a boost to its workplace presence

Amazon says the new Smart Scheduling Assistant feature allows the popular virtual assistant to cut the time needed to manage personal schedules in the office.

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