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Why a Slack acquisition would make sense for Salesforce

A rumored deal between the two tech companies could come as soon as next week. Analysts say it could help Slack fight back against rival Microsoft.

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3 pandemic-related trends for 2021

With an ongoing focus on remote work, companies will be looking to make work-from-home as easy and secure as sitting in the office. The tech industry has a role to play in what’s coming.

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Asana adds new integrations to help connect distributed teams

Asana has unveiled integrations with Atlassian Jira, Microsoft Teams, Slack and Zoom to help improve productivity and reduce the duplication of work.

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10 open-source videoconferencing tools for business

As remote work becomes more permanent, companies may want to explore collaboration alternatives that cost less than mainstream options, offer heightened privacy and security, or just contribute to the open-source movement.

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Dropbox unveils Spaces 2.0, its standalone workspace for collaboration

The company, best known for its cloud-based file sharing, ventures further into team collaboration with a focus on more powerful project management features.

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Microsoft adds Teams app integrations for video meetings

Teams users now have access to 20 integrations they can use during video calls with colleagues, as well as automation and low-code app building features available through Power Platform tools.

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How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

Boston-based Suffolk Construction used Teams to keep operations moving ahead as it — like companies worldwide — scrambled to deal with a pandemic-related shutdown this year. Now, some workers are essentially 'living on it,' says a...

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How Webex Legislate could boost government productivity, herald online voting

A big effort by Cisco to bring technology into government could help wary decision-makers get more comfortable with what tech can do.

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Otter.ai adds live captions to its Zoom integration

Videoconferencing platform Zoom has unveiled an Otter.ai integration, providing users with access to live transcriptions and meeting notes.

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The New Normal: When work-from-home means the boss is watching

The rise of remote work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred faster adoption of employee monitoring software by companies who want to boost productivity — and keep an eye on workers outside the office.

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Microsoft Planner cheat sheet

Planner gives Office 365 users a built-in task-management tool that small teams can use to track plans, tasks, and progress. Here’s our guide to using Planner on its own and within Microsoft Teams.

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Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft's take on collaboration, group messaging and video continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams fits into the booming collaboration software market and what you need to know to evaluate it against rivals like Slack, Zoom...

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20 ways to maximize collaboration with the new Gmail interface

Gmail's freshly expanded interface has tons of advanced options and work-enhancing elements. Here's your guide to making the most of what's new.

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How tech companies can adapt to remote work demands

Seven months into lockdown and many employees have settled into work-from-home routines. But there’s plenty of ways companies can still adapt to the New Normal. Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis and Macworld and PCWorld senior...

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The Apple University guide to effective business management

How to run a tech company (or anything else) the Apple University way.

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Zoomtopia 2020: Zoom looks to super-charge videoconferencing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lurch on, Zoom announced a slew of new features to help improve its offering for remote workers.

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Zoom's new encryption approach is incremental, but better

Max Krohn, Zoom's head of security engineering, detailed what users need to give up to get the better encryption protection that's coming.

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Best productivity practices during the pandemic

There are ways companies (and schools) can not only adjust to the "New Normal" but actually thrive.

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