Collaboration

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Amazon Alexa arrives on Windows 10 PCs as virtual assistants go to work

HP, Acer, Asus and Lenovo debut Windows 10 laptops and PCs supporting Alexa at this year’s CES. IT leaders are generally supportive of Amazon’s enterprise push.

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Samsung takes on Microsoft and Google with its Flip collaborative whiteboard

The company is looking to bring digital whiteboards into corporate meeting rooms, which one analyst called ‘the new battleground for business communications and collaboration.’

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Word 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

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The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

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The rise of virtual assistants in the office

Between Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, the workplace is getting rather chatty. Expect that trend to continue in 2018, but don't count on voice-activated assistants to tackle just any task.

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How Microsoft can win the upcoming collaboration wars

Its product lineup is confusing at best, but it could still come to dominate this emerging market.

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Collaboration trends 2018: Expect Microsoft Teams to gain ground, enterprises to embrace group chat

‘Collaboration is hot. It will stay hot,’ says one analyst. Look for more, and larger, deployments in the year ahead.

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What workplace productivity and collaboration will look like in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, many business and IT leaders are taking a moment of pause to reflect on the year past — and of course, what’s to come. One thing they’ll consider are the tools that helped (or didn’t help) keep their teams...

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12 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack – its 6 million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But there are a variety of options available that might better meet your enterprise needs.

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Microsoft Whiteboard adds ‘digital canvas’ collaboration to Windows 10

The launch of the company’s Whiteboard public preview for Surface devices is a ‘step in the right direction’ for a more modern and natural style of collaboration, analyst says.

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Alexa for Business paves way for smart A.I. assistants at work

Amazon hopes to push Alexa into the office. At the same time, Cisco and Microsoft also see potential for voice-activated A.I. assistants to automate mundane tasks such as starting video conferences and booking meeting rooms.

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Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for simpler project management

Competing against widely used task management tools like Asana and Trello, Smartsheet has grown quickly since its 2010 relaunch. Here’s how the cloud-based app works and why it's gaining traction.

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8 Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

Is your team using Microsoft Teams for collaboration? These tips can help you get the most out of it.

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41 cool and useful IFTTT applets

Want to automatically save articles you’ve liked on Twitter to Pocket? There’s an IFTTT applet for that – and for a lot of other things, too.

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Symphony targets collaboration users outside financial services

The ‘Bloomberg-killer’ collaboration app maker hopes to attract new users in a variety of regulated industries with a focus on advanced security features.

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How 5G will spur remote collaboration

The faster networks become, the harder it will be to distinguish telecommuting from being there.

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Facebook's Workplace takes off with 7,000 users at Virgin Atlantic

Facebook’s enterprise social network app quickly gains users, helping the airline overcome some of the adoption challenges it saw with Microsoft’s Yammer.

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10 Trello tips and tricks

Trello can make your team's projects a lot more organized and manageable. These tips will put you in the driver's seat.

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With new apps and services, IT connects deskless workers to biz

Messaging apps and mobile services from companies like Zinc and Crew are springing up to help connect workers not bound to a desk with colleagues in the office.

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AI is great, but why do I still run out of toilet paper at home?

If we start to focus tasks that are easily automated and improve productivity, we may finally cut through the hype and have something to show when we say, “this is the year of AI.” And that’s something we can all get behind.

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