Matthew Finnegan

Senior Reporter

Matthew Finnegan covers collaboration and other enterprise IT topics for Computerworld. He joined IDG in January 2013 and is based in Sweden.

Rethinking collaboration: 6 vendors offer new paths to remote work

Rethinking collaboration: 6 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 six now pushing the envelope.

Slack mobile app gets UI refresh for easier navigation

Slack mobile app gets UI refresh for easier navigation

The popular chat tool is overhauling navigation on its mobile app to make it easier for users to quickly access needed messages and notifications.

Zoom to add end-to-end encryption with Keybase acquisition

Zoom to add end-to-end encryption with Keybase acquisition

The move is the latest effort by the videoconferencing software firm to improve security and privacy on its platform as use soars.

Box adds collaboration features, updates app UI

Box adds collaboration features, updates app UI

File preview annotations and enhanced Zoom integration have been added as the content storage provider burnishes its productivity and team collaboration credentials.

Salesforce unveils tools for a post-pandemic return to the office

Salesforce unveils tools for a post-pandemic return to the office

Work.com contains apps and information resources to support organizations as business looks to resume operations in many countries.

5 hot video app start-ups

5 hot video app start-ups

With Zoom now virtually a household name (for good and bad), a host of other companies hope to be the next big thing in video. Here’s a look at what five of them offer, and what makes them different.

Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

Google’s Meet video app gets Gmail integration

Google’s Meet video app gets Gmail integration

The company says 2 million new users a day were added recently as demand for video meetings ramps up among G Suite users.

Defense Dept. rolls out Microsoft Teams to millions of remote workers

Defense Dept. rolls out Microsoft Teams to millions of remote workers

The temporary deployment of Teams and other Office 365 tools is part of a wider effort by the sprawling agency to support staffers as remote work surges during the current pandemic.

Podcast: How will the coronavirus change the way we do our jobs?

Podcast: How will the coronavirus change the way we do our jobs?

Millions of people across a diverse array of industries are working from home for the foreseeable future. For some, it’s their first time doing so for more than a few days at a time. While we’ve all been adjusting to remote work,...

Remote working, now and forevermore?

Remote working, now and forevermore?

Employees around the world are suddenly working from home full-time. Find out how to make this new reality work for your organization, whether it will last beyond the pandemic, and where it might take us.

Zoom hit by investor lawsuit as security, privacy concerns mount

Zoom hit by investor lawsuit as security, privacy concerns mount

The video software vendor has hired Facebook’s former CSO to consult as it looks to improve its security practices amid rapid growth caused by the pandemic.

Zoom clamps down further on security weaknesses

Zoom clamps down further on security weaknesses

'Zoom-bombing' has become an unwelcome phenomenon as the video conferencing vendor gains users now that work-from-home has become commonplace.

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

The popular team collaboration software maker has seen a spike in use as remote working becomes more common in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

The ongoing pandemic is putting healthcare systems under strain worldwide and forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to scramble to make sure data can be shared effectively.

Video chat app Around could be a harbinger of ‘always-on’ video

Video chat app Around could be a harbinger of ‘always-on’ video

A less intrusive interface brings the possibility of persistent video communications.

Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft adds a range of features, including noise suppression for video calls, on Teams’ third anniversary.

Slack targets non-tech users with UI design tweaks

Slack targets non-tech users with UI design tweaks

Amid competition from Microsoft for enterprise users, Slack aims to make its team collaboration app more accessible to a wider range of business users.

What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

When Trump said Google was working on a site, he really meant Verily. The company has launched an online tool to clarify when and where at-risk individuals should seek testing and treatment for COVID-19.

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