Collaboration

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4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack… and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft built Teams on the strength of its Office 365 productivity suite, a known and trusted entity for IT departments, and now it's set to go up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market.

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IT teams put conversations to work with ChatOps

Putting tools, alerts and processes into the chat interface gives both developers and the ops team a new model for working with infrastructure.

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CIO, CMO partner to drive used car sales

CarMax has revamped its website and is testing a new home delivery service thanks to a close collaboration between its CMO and CIO.

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Why employees don't use collaboration tools

Enterprises continue to roll out tools like Slack and Hipchat, but many struggle to get users to adopt them. Here's why.

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Should Google buy Slack to bridge messaging gap?

As Slack continues to get more popular, Google's lack of a blockbuster app for team messaging could become a problem for the tech giant. Experts weigh in on whether or not a Slack acquisition makes sense for Google.

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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Box CEO: It's the 'best time in history to be CIO'

The CIO role is in flux today, but IT execs shouldn't despair over the role they'll play in future technology decisions and oversight, according to Box CEO Aaron Levie. Here's why.

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5 strategic moves that show Apple is more CIO-friendly

Apple can no longer ignore cries of help from its enterprise customers. Call them marriages of necessity, but Apple is striking corporate deals that make it more friendly to CIOs. We look at five of those partnerships.

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Top 10 business collaboration stories of 2016

The year was an especially busy one in the enterprise collaboration market. CIO.com shares its picks for the most significant collaboration stories of 2016.

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Making sense of Microsoft's messy collaboration strategy

Microsoft's Office 365 suite recently expanded with more apps for enterprise collaboration, but will the-more-the-merrier approach prevail, or is consolidation inevitable?

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Review: Microsoft Teams tries to do Slack one better

Microsoft Teams, a new group collaboration tool, promises a new level of productivity for Office. But is it good enough to beat competitors like Slack?

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Microsoft and LinkedIn aim for ‘logical’ integrations

Microsoft and LinkedIn are now officially one company with a common vision for the future of work and social collaboration. Analysts say early integration plans reveal priorities across both platforms.

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Facebook Workplace third-party integration is key to business success

This week Facebook announced new functionality in its Workplace enterprise communication product that integrates popular third-party tools, and the move could help make Workplace a much more viable enterprise tool.

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How to merge IT and product development into one department

Barry Vandevier, CIO of Asurion, knows how to combine two corporate departments into one— and he says it's all about the team.

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Common security mistakes in collaboration tools

Collaboration tools have become all the rage, but has your IT department closed all security gaps.

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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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