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Rethinking collaboration: 8 vendors offer new paths to remote work

With the need for efficient collaboration tools exploding in recent months, a variety of companies hope to refine how those tools work and what they can do. We look at eight now pushing the envelope.

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Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...

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Defining the digital workspace of the future

There's a lot of talk these days about the hybrid workplace. But what comes next after that?

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The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

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Google Slides vs. Microsoft PowerPoint: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

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Cisco, with Webex, delicately moves to 'instrument' employees — without violating privacy

The pandemic and the rapid shift from work to home offices wrought a lot of changes. Companies like Cisco are now shifting to meet the New Normal.

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Keeping a remote workforce secure: Lessons learned, tips for the future

CSO’s Lucian Constantin joins Computerworld’s Matthew Finnegan and Executive Editor Ken Mingis to explain what companies should do to keep their remote employees — and valuable corporate data and info — safe. Secure remote access is...

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Cisco adds 'People Insights' analytics to Webex

The company joins other tech vendors, including Microsoft and Google, in using worker analytics to focus on employee well-being and a healthy work/life balance.

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Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

The company has launched a new bug bounty program for Teams that offers as much as $30,000 to security researchers for previously-unknown vulnerabilities. It's a sign of the software's growing importance.

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Slack blocks public DM ‘invite messages’ after backlash

Concerns over the potential harassment of individuals prompted Slack to swiftly change how its new direct messages feature works.

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Gartner: Spending on social and collaboration software booms as remote work takes hold

The research firm confirmed that companies have been rushing to spend money on tools needed to keep their employees connected and productive.

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How to use Google Drive for collaboration

Sharing Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here’s how.

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What you need to know about linking to files and pages in SharePoint

SharePoint Online has some great capabilities when it comes to creating "durable" links to files. But, it turns out that the type of file and the type of link and your browser can deliver different experiences. In other words: It’s...

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Email is for yesterday, today, and tomorrow

You can yak all the time on Slack, Teams, or Google Chat — or get real work done with email.

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WFH boom makes ‘employee experience’ a C-suite priority, says Microsoft Viva chief

Microsoft's new employee experience platform, Viva, is central to the company's bid to roll out software that helps organizations better manage and support a remote or hybrid workforce, says Chuck Friedman.

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LogMeIn revamps GoToConnect to support shift to flexible work

The Unified Communications provider has refreshed its technology offerings to better support hybrid and remote work.

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

The unplanned worldwide experiment in remote work has been a trial by fire for security pros. Here’s how IT teams have protected work-from-home employees, and what needs to be done moving forward.

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Microsoft deepens Teams ties with Dynamics 365

Sales and customer service workers will be able to access Teams’ chat function without switching screens, one of several Dynamics 365 platform integrations highlighted by Microsoft at Ignite this week.  

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