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.

Why HyperloopTT uses Facebook’s Workplace for team communications

Why HyperloopTT uses Facebook’s Workplace for team communications

Companies looking to better connect workers spread across time zones have a variety of options; Microsoft, Google, Slack and Facebook all compete in the collaboration arena. Sometimes, one of those options stands out among the others....

CERN bails on Facebook’s Workplace, cites cost

CERN bails on Facebook’s Workplace, cites cost

The research organization, which operates the large hadron collider, will instead opt for open-source messaging app Mattermost to replace its trial test of Workplace.

Google opens up Glass Enterprise Edition 2 for direct purchases

Google opens up Glass Enterprise Edition 2 for direct purchases

Developers will be allowed to buy the smartglasses individually as Google looks to build business demand.

Oops! Microsoft gets 'black eye' from Teams outage

Oops! Microsoft gets 'black eye' from Teams outage

Users of Microsoft’s team collaboration app were unable to login Monday after the company forgot to renew an authentication certificate.

Cisco adds AI transcription to Webex Meetings

Cisco adds AI transcription to Webex Meetings

Integration of Voicea tech to Cisco’s videoconferencing platform enables automated recording and transcriptions of meetings.

Atlassian expands Jira roadmaps for better project status visibility

Atlassian expands Jira roadmaps for better project status visibility

The function has proved popular with users since last year’s big overhaul of Jira.

Microsoft targets frontline workers with Teams walkie-talkie feature

Microsoft targets frontline workers with Teams walkie-talkie feature

A push-to-talk option will be integrated with Samsung’s new Galaxy XCover Pro ruggedized handset.

Making the connection: The role of collaboration apps in digital transformation

Making the connection: The role of collaboration apps in digital transformation

As more and more companies find themselves with workers spread across the globe, it's become harder – and even more important – to keep employees connected. While a plethora of collaboration tools is available to do just that, getting...

2020: The year the office finds its voice?

2020: The year the office finds its voice?

Voice-based AI assistants may soon be as common in the workplace as they are at home, handling routine tasks and – eventually – more complicated workflows and business processes.

Atlassian unveils Forge, its serverless app development platform

Atlassian unveils Forge, its serverless app development platform

Forge is built with Amazon Web Service’s Lambda function as a cloud-based service platform, allowing developers to build and deploy their own apps for Atlassian products.

Microsoft Teams comes to Linux

Microsoft Teams comes to Linux

The launch of the highly requested Linux desktop client is designed to help Microsoft appeal to developers.

TD Ameritrade cuts email use by 30% after Slack rollout

TD Ameritrade cuts email use by 30% after Slack rollout

With employees feeling bombarded by email, and important messages getting lost in the mix, TD Ameritrade execs decided to embrace Slack. Communications improved, and email use fell.

Google adds AI smarts to G Suite with Google Assistant and Docs updates

Google adds AI smarts to G Suite with Google Assistant and Docs updates

Google’s AI assistant can now be accessed in beta, while Smart Compose has been extended to Google Docs as well as Gmail.

Food fight: Slack and Microsoft trade barbs, sling stats in collaboration app battle

Food fight: Slack and Microsoft trade barbs, sling stats in collaboration app battle

Although Slack led the way on chat-based collaboration software, Microsoft pushed back with its own Teams app. Now, the two companies are battling for enterprise hearts and minds (and users).

Salesforce to expand Einstein Voice Skills so users can create custom voice apps

Salesforce to expand Einstein Voice Skills so users can create custom voice apps

Salesforce is among a number of tech firms aiming to bring voice to the enterprise, though most users will have to wait until 2021 to access its AI voice assistant.

Claris launches workflow automation tool beta

Claris launches workflow automation tool beta

The Apple subsidiary says its new Claris Connect is designed to connect third-party cloud apps and automate workflows.

Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk to non-IT biz teams

Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk to non-IT biz teams

The software, initially designed to help IT teams track and resolve service requests, can now be configured for use in non-tech areas such as HR and legal.

Zoho launches WorkDrive to put greater focus on teamwork

Zoho launches WorkDrive to put greater focus on teamwork

Zoho’s new file management system will replace Zoho Docs and serve as the underlying document storage platform for all of the company’s 40-plus apps.

Cortana can now read emails out loud in Outlook for iOS

Cortana can now read emails out loud in Outlook for iOS

The AI-powered voice assistant will also help schedule meetings, as Microsoft continues to reposition Cortana as a powerful enterprise assistant.

Microsoft Teams gets private channels, email integration with Outlook

Microsoft Teams gets private channels, email integration with Outlook

Microsoft’s work stream collaboration platform is getting a slew of updates, including the long-awaited private channels and new IT admin controls.

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