Galen Gruman

Executive Editor for Global Content

Galen Gruman is executive editor for global content at IDG’s enterprise sites, providing overall management of the Africa, ASEAN, Australia, India, Middle East, and New Zealand editions of CIO, Computerworld, and CSO Online.

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

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

Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools – now including the Planner mobile app for iOS and Android -- have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

Business chat review: Slack vs. Teams vs. HipChat vs. Yammer
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Business chat review: Slack vs. Teams vs. HipChat vs. Yammer

The 800-pound gorillas Microsoft and Google are taking on the niche providers Slack and Atlassian that created this market, but you need more than size to win

Review: Outlook Groups is now a pain on all platforms

Review: Outlook Groups is now a pain on all platforms

Outlook Groups may be core to Microsoft’s collaboration strategy, but it isn’t core to Office 365 or even Outlook

Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Microsoft still can't decide if it can commit to a world that's not about Windows alone

Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 fails the likability test

Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 fails the likability test

The big-screen Android smartphone is too slick for its own good, with poor design decisions that render it unnecessarily hard to use

Review: Samsung Dex nearly nails smartphone-as-desktop

Review: Samsung Dex nearly nails smartphone-as-desktop

Difficult setup and hardware issues mar an otherwise successful marriage of a smartphone to the traditional desktop experience

iPad smackdown: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google G Suite

iPad smackdown: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google G Suite

Your iPad can largely function like a laptop with two of the three main office productivity suites

Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration
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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration

Google’s G Suite has long mastered document collaboration. But now Microsoft Office has come on strong. Is it enough?

Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite productivity
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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite productivity

Can you really use Google’s G Suite instead of Microsoft Office? Here's how they compare on Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

Microsoft has added SharePoint support to its OneDrive apps, but differences across Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android might confuse you

Almost there: Skype for Business inches forward

Almost there: Skype for Business inches forward

A convoluted user interface and crippled mobile features limit the conferencing tools' utility, but there's now enough to get started

The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

Cloud storage vendors don't provide a comfortable balance for some IT admins, but third-party options get you part way there

First look: Android on Chrome OS is a poor fit

First look: Android on Chrome OS is a poor fit

Even for a beta, the merger of Google's two operating systems is a disappointment that begs the question: Why bother?

New MacBook Pro? You don't have to toss your peripherals

New MacBook Pro? You don't have to toss your peripherals

Apple's new laptops jettison all previous ports, putting those with external drives, monitors, and keyboards -- even iPhones -- in a pickle

Review: HP's Elite x3 is too much smartphone, not enough PC

Review: HP's Elite x3 is too much smartphone, not enough PC

We've seen this 'one device for everything' movie before, and it ends just as badly this time

Group policies, meet EMM: New and old Windows 10 management unite

Group policies, meet EMM: New and old Windows 10 management unite

MobileIron Bridge lets IT apply familiar group policy objects to Windows 10 PCs via enterprise mobile management, filling a big gap in Win10's new APIs

What’s left for BlackBerry? The products that still matter

What’s left for BlackBerry? The products that still matter

Mobile security, management, and communications tools are what BlackBerry is now all about, though the quality varies

Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android

How to get and set up all the Office 365 components

How to get and set up all the Office 365 components

Part 1: Office 365 and OneDrive let you mix and match apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and the web

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