Team Collaboration

June 26, 2020 Optimize Microsoft Teams During COVID-19

COVID-19 has not only initiated emergency remote work – it has also forced organizations to gaze into the looming economic abyss because of the pandemic lockdowns. In this climate, organizations should look in-house to see what communication and collaboration tools can be leveraged to optimize remote work. This note explores how organizations with Office 365 licenses can leverage Microsoft Teams as their collaboration hub.

May 20, 2020 Is Focused on User Adoption As WFH Continues

Adoption is one of the biggest challenges that organizations deal with when implementing commercial project management tools. Amid a global pandemic, this challenge has only been exasperated with many working from home.

April 24, 2020 Satisfaction With Software Drops With COVID-19 Uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

April 24, 2020 GitHub Is Now Free for Teams

GitHub has announced that, effective April 14, 2020, all of its core features will be free for everyone. This will include private development within organizations that have previously paid for some subscription plans.

April 15, 2020 Online Learning Rises in Response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

April 15, 2020 Google’s G-Suite Surpasses 2 Billion Active Monthly Users

Google’s G-Suite Surpasses 2 Billion Active Monthly Users

April 13, 2020 Challo Allows for Cross-Company Team Collaboration

Cafe X has launched Challo, a new collaboration solution that enables cross-company team collaboration.

April 03, 2020 Build a Culture of Collaborative Delivery With BizDevOps

BizDevOps transforms product delivery into a team sport that is centered around collaborative and collective ownership of delivery using the best of Agile and Lean development methods.

March 28, 2020 Instant Messaging During the Pandemic: How to Embrace Your Collaboration Tools Without Over Doing It

All types of collaboration tools have become essential in the wake of COVID-19 and the mass shift to work from home, but some, like instant messaging, present challenges. Managers should work with their teams to set guidelines on how to make the most of remote communication without disrupting productivity.

March 15, 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic May Accelerate Digital Health Transformation in Three Key Areas

The categorization of Sars-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) as a global pandemic is turbo-charging traditional health care firms’ efforts toward the provisioning of digital and virtual healthcare in an attempt to treat the masses while minimizing risk to the limited pool of care providers.

March 04, 2020 Collaborating During COVID-19: A How-To

In this note, I outline some general best practices to maintain effective collaboration during the COVID-19 outbreak – from collaborating in the office to working remotely.

February 26, 2020 Avaya Enhances Capabilities for Avaya Spaces

Avaya has enhanced the capabilities of its cloud meeting and team collaboration app, Avaya Spaces.

February 21, 2020 Cisco Expands Data Residency Policies for Webex Teams

In this second brief of four on Cisco’s January launch of upcoming collaboration solutions in 2020, I look at Cisco’s expansion of its data residency policies for Webex Teams.

February 20, 2020 Slack Strikes Back by Landing IBM as Top Customer

Slack has just landed IBM as its largest customer with over 350,000 users. This announcement demonstrates that Slack is not going to take the onslaught by Microsoft’s Teams product lying down.

February 04, 2020 Microsoft Announces New Ways to Empower Firstline Workers With Office 365

On January 9, 2020, Microsoft announced new ways to empower firstline workers using Office 365.

February 04, 2020 Slack CEO Sells $555,575 in Stock Over a Month

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield has been selling off his shares, but there are good reasons why we shouldn’t panic at this news.

February 04, 2020 Slack Reports Better-Than-Expected Results for Q3

Slack reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter, despite a tumultuous year that has seen its debut stock value plummet by half.

February 04, 2020 Top Three Trends in the Team Collaboration Market for 2020 and Beyond

In this note, I reveal the top three trends in the team collaboration market for 2020 and beyond, as predicted by top analysts in this field.

February 04, 2020 JetBrains Announces New Collaboration Tool: Space

JetBrains has announced a new integrated team collaboration environment aimed at DevOps engineers and project managers: Space.

January 29, 2020 Mitel: Organizations Lose $10,000 per Employee per Year From Communications Inefficiencies

A new white paper from Mitel reports that organizations lose $10,000 per employee per year in lost productivity from communications inefficiencies.

January 24, 2020 Microsoft’s Change of Default Search on 365 Is Met With Outrage

On January 23, Microsoft announced a change to Office 365 Pro Plus. This change will make Bing the default search engine in Google Chrome.