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10 most useful Slack bots

We experimented and tinkered with numerous bots that are available for Slack, the cloud messaging service meant mainly for business. (You can still use Slack for non-work reasons, particularly under the service’s free option.) Here...

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How digital workplaces keep workers connected

Innovative companies are overhauling their offices and upgrading their technology systems to create business agility, according to MIT research.

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Video pays off in the enterprise

As costs come down and the technology improves, video is finally spurring easy and effective collaboration. (Plus -- 5 tips for building video culture in your organization.)

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Freshly-funded Message.io buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Starting from behind the likes of Slack and HipChat with its new workplace collaboration Teams service, Microsoft can use all the help it can get. Startup Message.io is among those coming to its aid.

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Cisco sales tick up, CEO Robbins bullish on data center, security, collaboration

Cisco announced Wednesday that it eked out 1% revenue growth in its fiscal first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, in what CEO Chuck Robbins described as a “challenging global business environment.”

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SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

More and more users are seeing SharePoint 2013 in their daily lives, as part of the Office 365 subscription service. Here's what they'll need to know.

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Why Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Slack tackle the enterprise differently

The future of work will be defined by the unique approaches of technology's shining stars, including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Slack. Here's how (and why) these four tech leaders take different approaches to enterprise adoption....

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Cisco Founders Forum: One creative way to keep & energize talent

A look at Cisco's little-known Founders Forum, an internal group of brainy entrepreneurs whose companies Cisco has acquired -- and who Cisco wants to keep within its ranks.

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Why Slack should worry about Facebook, Microsoft and Google

The market for enterprise messaging and collaboration apps is bigger and more crowded than ever before. Experts tell CIO.com why the market is bustling now, where it’s heading and why Slack now faces stiff competition.

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5 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These five apps that will let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real-time with your coworkers.

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Microsoft Teams targets Slack in crowded collaboration market

Microsoft took its time developing the Teams collaboration app for enterprise, but the service's success will likely have less to do with timing and everything to do with its 85 million Office 365 customers.

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Cisco positions Spark at the heart of enterprise work

On Tuesday at Cisco’s conference for channel partners, the company laid out an ambitious goal for its Spark collaboration platform and announced two moves to make it more attractive to enterprises.

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Big thinking at the SSA: Lessons in communication and respect from its departing CIO

There are lessons we can all take from Robert “Rob” Klopp's work as CIO at the Social Security Administration. The most important may be this one: Communication and respect go a long way toward opening minds and connecting with...

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Messaging and collaboration tools are most valuable enterprise apps

More and more companies use enterprise-specific mobile apps to boost operational efficiency, according to a new report, and if your organization isn't, you're at a competitive disadvantage.

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How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

In a single week, three of the industry's biggest companies dragged users kicking and screaming into a better future.

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Face-off: SharePoint vs. Confluence for content management

Considering an intranet or content management system? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products SharePoint and Confluence, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

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Always-on group video chat arrives

Two innovative startups figured out all-day video chat sessions, without making it weird

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