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How UCaaS will help enterprise workers collaborate

Unified communications services are gaining ground in the enterprise, but many businesses are only scratching the surface of what's possible with UC tools. Enter UCaaS.

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Instagram finally lets you do the switcheroo between accounts

Social media managers, and anyone else who juggles more than one Instagram account, are celebrating the small pleasure this week of now being able to switch between accounts without logging out first.

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The whiteboards of tomorrow: 3 interactive displays

Meetings are made more productive by digital 'whiteboards' that you can write on and interact with. We review three new displays by InFocus, Sharp and Smart Kapp.

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Prysm combines displays with SaaS to extend the reach of enterprise collaboration

The increasingly busy enterprise collaboration space got a new entry Monday with Prysm's new platform designed to support dispersed, multidevice workplaces.

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Can IBM redefine the future of email?

IBM may have a great product in Verse, but columnist Rob Enderle writes that if Big Blue can’t figure out how to market this powerful email offering, it will never rise to its potential.

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In search of IBM Verse

It’s been almost exactly 10 months since IBM formally launched its analytics-infused messaging system called Verse, and while the company’s announcement of “software for a new way to work” generated a relatively positive blast of...

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Microsoft, Google earnings shed light on cloud war

While Microsoft currently has a significant lead over Google in the workplace productivity market, the companies' cloud-based offerings are just a small fraction of their businesses. However, both plan to invest heavily in Office 365...

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What works where: Outlook vs. Outlook vs. native apps

Office 2016 starts to unify the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps do better on mobile clients

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain...

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How end-user guilt inspires IBM to improve your email experience

A massive transformation is underway at IBM involving "a very maniacal focus on design" across its enterprise social and other products.

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How messaging bots will change workplace productivity

Messaging bots patrolling collaboration platforms such as Slack and startup Kore will lean increasingly on machine learning and natural language processing to automate travel booking, expense management, help desk and other services,...

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Chat happens: Your guide to 8 group-chat services

If you're still relying on conference calls or one-to-one instant messaging, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, HipChat and six other providers have to offer.

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get better mobile commenting

One of the key components of the Google Apps productivity suite has been the tech giant's focus on providing collaboration tools so that people can work on the same document together, wherever they happen to be. Those capabilities got...

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Google for Work much quicker to deploy than Office 365

Companies that deploy Google for Work do it an average of four months faster than those that choose Microsoft Office 365, according to a new report. However, Microsoft stole more customers away from Google than it lost to the rival...

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Microsoft integrates Skype with Slack to simplify team video calls

Slack may be the darling of the group communication market right now, but there's one thing it's missing: voice and video calling. Microsoft is aiming to patch that up with a new integration between Skype and the popular messaging...

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Why Facebook should buy Slack to win the enterprise

As Facebook prepares to launch its Facebook at Work enterprise collaboration toolset, popular messaging app Slack continues to gain passionate users. Experts say a Slack acquisition could help Facebook ride the smaller company's...

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10 reasons to encourage workplace distractions

Face-to-face interactions are increasingly important in a digital world, and can positively impact your business. Here's why you should encourage some ‘workplace distractions.’

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The IT strategy behind PayPal's spinoff from eBay

Separating 25,000 users and 900 applications into a brand new company, CIO Brad Strock developed six key principles to keep the massive IT project on track.

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