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.

Slack rolls out new Salesforce integrations, launches Workflow Builder

Slack rolls out new Salesforce integrations, launches Workflow Builder

The team collaboration software vendor has also made its Workflow Builder app available following customer trial.

Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

The company hopes to cut down on “work about work” with new automation features that include a mobile optical computer recognition tool for digitizing text from images.

Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

A new Workplace app for Portal is among a raft of features announced at this week’s Flow user conference.

Information overload? 5 tips to tame team collaboration apps

Information overload? 5 tips to tame team collaboration apps

While the rise of popular collaboration tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts has been a boon to worker productivity, there's a downside: The seemingly endless parade of distractions, morning, noon and night. Here's...

Dropbox launches Spaces, its ‘smart’ collaboration workspace

Dropbox launches Spaces, its ‘smart’ collaboration workspace

Dropbox hopes to become a central tool for employee productivity and collaboration with Dropbox Spaces, which launched alongside several other updates.

How to roll out the right tech for frontline workers

How to roll out the right tech for frontline workers

Corporate spending on hardware for non-office workers is on the rise as companies look to boost productivity and reduce errors. With that in mind, Gartner analyst Rob Smith offered advice at this month’s Digital Workplace Summit on...

Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite

Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite

During its OpenWorld event this week, the company also unveiled plans to have its Digital Assistant integrate with Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform.

Gartner: Get ready for more AI in the workplace

Gartner: Get ready for more AI in the workplace

At the firm’s Digital Workplace Summit in London, analysts said they expect artificial intelligence to be common in the office by 2025; they already see ‘huge pent-up demand.’

Zoho One gets new workflow management app, telephony features

Zoho One gets new workflow management app, telephony features

Hoping to attract more mid-size and enterprise customers, Zoho is adding a number of features to its software suite, including a blockchain time-stamp feature in Zoho Sign.

Atlassian adds free tiers for Jira and Confluence

Atlassian adds free tiers for Jira and Confluence

The Australian software firm is also adding premium tiers for Jira and Confluence users, part of its plan to entice more customers onto its cloud services.

Google delays Hangouts migration deadline for G Suite customers

Google delays Hangouts migration deadline for G Suite customers

The company now plans to start shutting down the classic Hangouts app in June 2020 as customers transition to the Hangouts Chat and Meet tools.

Slack touts ‘announcement channels’ for team update broadcasts

Slack touts ‘announcement channels’ for team update broadcasts

The company also rolled out new APIs to make it easier for admins to manage and automate some functions in larger deployments.

Cisco to bring voice transcription to Webex with Voicea buy

Cisco to bring voice transcription to Webex with Voicea buy

The Voicea acquisition is part of a “cognitive collaboration” initiative as Cisco revamps its collaboration software and eyes new AI capabilities.

Slack beefs up mobile security controls for Enterprise Grid

Slack beefs up mobile security controls for Enterprise Grid

The latest updates to security controls for Slack’s enterprise-grade collaboration app are designed to make it easier to manage data on a range of devices.

Asana’s Workload tool aims to prevent worker burnout

Asana’s Workload tool aims to prevent worker burnout

The new feature gives managers an all-in-one view of employees’ project workloads and lets them reassign or reschedule tasks accordingly.

Mattermost makes case for open source as team messaging market booms

Mattermost makes case for open source as team messaging market booms

The self-hosted workplace messaging tool could gain traction with large organizations that must meet strict compliance requirements.

Slack tweaks desktop app to be faster, more efficient

Slack tweaks desktop app to be faster, more efficient

The popular team collaboration tool is getting something of on overhaul designed to cut memory utilization in half, speed up launch times and make connecting with colleagues faster.

Facebook plans Workplace price hike, adds new Enterprise option

Facebook plans Workplace price hike, adds new Enterprise option

In addition to adding a more expensive Enterprise tier to provide faster support response and early access to new features, Facebook hopes to push more frontline worker deployments.

How Teams is helping frontline workers at Ferguson

How Teams is helping frontline workers at Ferguson

As the plumbing supply firm looks to transform and improve business, it’s turning to the team chat app to help its showroom workers and wholesale sales staffers do more in less time.

Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack

Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack

The company this week unveiled new Teams features aimed at front-line workers as it continues to push its team collaboration platform in a still-growing market.

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