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Cisco bolsters Spark collaboration with Worklife acquisition

Cisco Spark helps users in real-time track calendars, create agenda templates, and collaborate on note-taking.

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Are you ready for remote project management?

The need for remote project management is a reality for most businesses today. But how ready is your business for the move? Here are some things to help evaluate preparedness.

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Application tie-ins are taking center stage in collaboration

Combining forms of enterprise collaboration is only part of the battle. There’s also integration with productivity applications. On Monday, Avaya announced an all-in-one collaboration platform, plus an open SDK for making other...

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Cisco patches critical authentication flaw in conferencing servers

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain access to Cisco Meeting Server deployments, which are used in enterprise environments for video and audio conferencing.

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Future of collaboration software all about integration — not consolidation

Partnerships and easily integrated services will power the next era of business collaboration, according to Box's chief executive. Little room exists for application consolidation.

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Google Graveyard: What Google has killed in 2016

Google+ lives on, but many other Google offerings will no longer be able to say that by the end of 2016. Pay your respects at the Google Graveyard 2016.

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Will Facebook Workplace help or sideline workers?

Facebook is about to find out if its new enterprise-focused collaboration tool can thread the needle between social tool and social disturbance in the office.

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Facebook at Work (finally) launches as 'Workplace'

Facebook already owns consumer social networking, and with its new Workplace service, it’s clear it wants the enterprise, too. The new offering will feel familiar to Facebook users but will also remain separate from company's consumer...

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Boost your productivity with these seven apps

End users share their recommendations for useful business applications.

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I’ll have what she’s having… Tech design that leads to 'positive' addictions at work

Successful gaming apps appeal to neurotransmitters in our brains that make us feel happy and connected -- and make us want to come back for more. It’s possible to design to business applications and activities that have the same...

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Can Facebook really do enterprise collaboration right?

Facebook is about to enter the business collaboration market, and though the space is crowded, the opportunity for Facebook at Work is clear — but the company must earn trust in the enterprise.

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How to be a more 'authentic' IT leader

In today's digital workforce, it's not enough simply to manage. Workers are looking for authentic leadership.

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Security for your collaborative software

There’s a gaping hole in your security infrastructure right now. The front door is open, the side window is ajar, and there’s an open safe with a neon sign saying “steal my data” in flashing lights.

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10 hidden features of Google office apps

Google’s cloud-based office apps, officially called Google Apps for Work, are frequently updated with necessary improvements to their feature set and UI. Here are 10 useful elements that have been added recently which may have been...

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Facebook at Work launching Oct. 10

It's both a mobile app and a desktop service; the launch event will happen in London.

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A pre-launch history of Facebook at Work

Facebook is about to release its much-anticipated business collaboration service. Here's a look back at the last 20 months of Facebook at Work's growing pains, partnerships, pilot programs and delays.

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Tips for creating an introvert-friendly workplace

Introverts and extraverts work differently and the environment they work in can ultimately affect their productivity. If you haven't already, reconsider your company culture to see how it helps -- or hurts -- the introverted workers...

The next target for phishing and fraud: ChatOps

Cloud-based chat systems introduce a unique set of requirements given the breadth and depth of access to potentially sensitive data

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