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.

Google Workspace targets front-line workers with new tier

Google Workspace targets front-line workers with new tier

The company’s core Workspace software suite, once known as G Suite, will also get new time management and productivity tracking features for remote workers.

What’s next for remote workers? A virtual ‘watercooler’

What’s next for remote workers? A virtual ‘watercooler’

The lack of connection has been a constant issue for remote workers, but a slate of new apps promises to make social interactions easier — no matter where employees are. Will people gather in the virtual breakroom?

Microsoft unveils Viva, its employee-experience platform for Teams

Microsoft unveils Viva, its employee-experience platform for Teams

Calling employee experience the “new ERP,” Microsoft introduced four Viva “modules” that provide access to workplace learning, knowledge, analytics, and corporate info.

Microsoft to integrate Teams with SAP as partnership expands

Microsoft to integrate Teams with SAP as partnership expands

Business app integrations with Teams channels would be “next level of maturity” for the popular collaboration platform, says analyst.

Microsoft adds Teams ‘task publishing’ for front-line workers

Microsoft adds Teams ‘task publishing’ for front-line workers

The new features aimed at retailers include automated approvals, shift ‘tagging’ and integrations with workforce management systems.

Q&A: Workplace exec on employee productivity, app plans for 2021

Q&A: Workplace exec on employee productivity, app plans for 2021

With many companies eyeing “hybrid” workplace strategies this year, Facebook is looking to bolster its Workplace platform to make collaboration easier. Workplace executive Ujjwal Singh explained what's coming and why.

Businesses to boost collaboration spending in ‘21 as remote work continues

Businesses to boost collaboration spending in ‘21 as remote work continues

Not surprisingly, video and team collaboration tools will remain an enterprise priority in the coming year as many offices expect to remain largely closed until at least the summer.

5 IFTTT alternatives worth trying

5 IFTTT alternatives worth trying

Casting a roving eye beyond IFTTT in search of an alternative that makes more sense for you? Here are five worthy workflow automation competitors.

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

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...

Google services, apps hit by global outage

Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

Facebook eyes paid Workplace feature expansion, ends free tier

Facebook eyes paid Workplace feature expansion, ends free tier

The company says EU regulations accelerated planned pricing changes and will allow resources to be used to build new features for paid users.

Salesforce acquisition: What Slack users should know

Salesforce acquisition: What Slack users should know

The mega-deal makes sense for both vendors, but what does it mean for Slack customers?

Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

Why a Slack acquisition would make sense for Salesforce

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.

Understanding Zapier, the workflow automation platform for business

Understanding Zapier, the workflow automation platform for business

Zapier helps businesses create automated processes to help boost worker productivity and save time and money.

Dropbox unveils Spaces 2.0, its standalone workspace for collaboration

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.

Microsoft adds Teams app integrations for video meetings

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.

How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

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...

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

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 WFH employees.

Slack will soon let users DM people in other organizations

Slack will soon let users DM people in other organizations

Users of Slack’s Connect service will be able to contact individuals at separate organizations, another step in the team chat company's efforts to replace email in the workplace.

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