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.

Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

The company has seen a surge in use of its customizable spreadsheet platform during the pandemic, said CEO and co-founder Howie Liu; this week, Airtable announced $185 million in funding.

Mobile workforce to reach 93.5M in U.S. by ‘24

Mobile workforce to reach 93.5M in U.S. by ‘24

Research firm IDC expects businesses to invest heavily in mobile devices as the pandemic increases remote working; 60% of the workforce will be mobile within four years.

Q&A: Mural CEO talks up remote collaboration, details plans for $118M funding

Q&A: Mural CEO talks up remote collaboration, details plans for $118M funding

Mural, which offers a visual approach to collaboration, has seen steady growth in recent years – spurred on lately by the needs of remote workers. The company just announced a major influx of cash, for which CEO and co-founder Mariano...

Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook hopes to broaden the business appeal of its smart display by offering access to several video conferencing apps, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.

Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

The two collaboration vendors are intertwining their services in a bid to bolster productivity for users.

Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Looking to show it can keep communication data secure and meet compliance demands, Slack unveiled several updates for its popular team chat app.

AI at work: Your next co-worker could be an algorithm

AI at work: Your next co-worker could be an algorithm

It’s inevitable that artificial intelligence will replace some jobs. But emerging AI systems not only support their human colleagues but actively collaborate with them, tapping the unique strengths of both.

Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

While the rush to work from home (WFH) upended many corporate plans as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, returning to work might be even harder, according to Nirva Fereshetian. "There’s no going back to where we were," she says.

Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

A revamped Gmail could bolster interest in G Suite as it looks to take on rivals like Microsoft, Slack and others.

Slack gets new analytics and metrics to track use at large organizations

Slack gets new analytics and metrics to track use at large organizations

A host of updates is designed to make it easier for Slack admins to manage the collaboration app as deployments scale up for Slack Plus and Enterprise Grid customers.

How to get the most out of Slack

How to get the most out of Slack

Since its arrival six years ago, Slack has evolved to become a leading cloud-based workplace collaboration app. Here's what it does, how to use it and why it could replace email in the future.

Slack’s new ‘Connect’ looks to better connect IMs, apps across companies

Slack’s new ‘Connect’ looks to better connect IMs, apps across companies

Building on its shared channels feature, Slack will now let up to 20 organizations collaborate in ways that could reduce the use of email for business communications.

VC money flows to collaboration start-ups as remote work booms

VC money flows to collaboration start-ups as remote work booms

Collaboration software, which one analyst said was a “white-hot category pre-COVID” for investors, is “now hitting the stratosphere.”

Slack moves video and voice calls to AWS

Slack moves video and voice calls to AWS

The two companies are striking a closer "multi-year" partnership amid their competition with Microsoft.

Q&A: Box CEO Aaron Levie looks at the future of remote work

Q&A: Box CEO Aaron Levie looks at the future of remote work

Once a company focused on cloud-based file-sharing, Box now offers features to support remote productivity and teamwork. CEO Aaron Levie talks about his company's evolution – and how the workplace continues to change.

Zoho looks to mimic the office for remote workers with user check-in, live video feeds

Zoho looks to mimic the office for remote workers with user check-in, live video feeds

The company's Cliq messaging app gets a raft of features designed to help employees and managers keep track of workers in a virtual office.

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.

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