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.

Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

Google’s Meet video app gets Gmail integration

Google’s Meet video app gets Gmail integration

The company says 2 million new users a day were added recently as demand for video meetings ramps up among G Suite users.

Defense Dept. rolls out Microsoft Teams to millions of remote workers

Defense Dept. rolls out Microsoft Teams to millions of remote workers

The temporary deployment of Teams and other Office 365 tools is part of a wider effort by the sprawling agency to support staffers as remote work surges during the current pandemic.

Podcast: How will the coronavirus change the way we do our jobs?

Podcast: How will the coronavirus change the way we do our jobs?

Millions of people across a diverse array of industries are working from home for the foreseeable future. For some, it’s their first time doing so for more than a few days at a time. While we’ve all been adjusting to remote work,...

Remote working, now and forevermore?

Remote working, now and forevermore?

Employees around the world are suddenly working from home full-time. Find out how to make this new reality work for your organization, whether it will last beyond the pandemic, and where it might take us.

Zoom hit by investor lawsuit as security, privacy concerns mount

Zoom hit by investor lawsuit as security, privacy concerns mount

The video software vendor has hired Facebook’s former CSO to consult as it looks to improve its security practices amid rapid growth caused by the pandemic.

Zoom clamps down further on security weaknesses

Zoom clamps down further on security weaknesses

'Zoom-bombing' has become an unwelcome phenomenon as the video conferencing vendor gains users now that work-from-home has become commonplace.

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

The popular team collaboration software maker has seen a spike in use as remote working becomes more common in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

The ongoing pandemic is putting healthcare systems under strain worldwide and forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to scramble to make sure data can be shared effectively.

Video chat app Around could be a harbinger of ‘always-on’ video

Video chat app Around could be a harbinger of ‘always-on’ video

A less intrusive interface brings the possibility of persistent video communications.

Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft adds a range of features, including noise suppression for video calls, on Teams’ third anniversary.

Slack targets non-tech users with UI design tweaks

Slack targets non-tech users with UI design tweaks

Amid competition from Microsoft for enterprise users, Slack aims to make its team collaboration app more accessible to a wider range of business users.

What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

When Trump said Google was working on a site, he really meant Verily. The company has launched an online tool to clarify when and where at-risk individuals should seek testing and treatment for COVID-19.

Northwell Health deploys Microsoft Teams as secure messaging tool for clinical staff

Northwell Health deploys Microsoft Teams as secure messaging tool for clinical staff

The hospital network has also reduced time interacting with EMR systems thanks to a chatbot built on the collaboration platform.

Atlassian adds no-code automation to Jira Cloud products

Atlassian adds no-code automation to Jira Cloud products

New workflow automation capabilities are a result of Atlassian’s acquisition of Code Barrel last year.

Microsoft looks to give Yammer a new lease of life; can it?

Microsoft looks to give Yammer a new lease of life; can it?

The once-popular enterprise social media app is getting a redesign and new focus on communities, but faces competition from the likes of Slack and even Microsoft Teams.

Asana targets sales and ops teams with new integrations

Asana targets sales and ops teams with new integrations

The Salesforce, Jira Cloud and Tableau integrations are designed to help the work management app appeal to specific business functions.

Spatial and Nreal partner to make AR meetings a reality

Spatial and Nreal partner to make AR meetings a reality

The two companies plan to team up with telcos to sell 5G-enabled augmented reality technology for remote collaboration.

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....

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