Team Collaboration

August 19, 2019 Interview: Josh Lee, CEO of Swit

In this note, I interview CEO Josh Lee of Swit. Areas covered include: why Swit fills a gap in the marketplace, Swit’s competitive advantages, Swit’s security governance, and Swit’s contrast with Office 365.

August 14, 2019 Global Unified Communications Market to Be Worth $167.1 Billion by 2025

The global unified communications market will have an anticipated worth of US$167.1 billion by 2025.

August 08, 2019 How Skype Could Ruin Microsoft’s Messaging Cannibalization Plans

Microsoft Corp’s planned cannibalization of Skype for Business by Microsoft Teams looks to be going as designed, but one threat from Slack is still lurking to steal some users.

July 23, 2019 Start-up Swit Raises $6 Million in Seed Funding

Swit raises $6 million in additional seed funding to support its rapid growth in the team collaboration app market.

July 23, 2019 Swit – Who Are They and What’s Next?

This brief provides a snapshot of start-up Swit, a team collaboration suite.

July 22, 2019 People Are Dismissing Slack and Settling for Microsoft Teams

A report from ETR shows that Slack adoption is declining among Large Enterprises, while Teams is gaining market share. SoftwareReviews data suggests that this will be a mistake for the end user.

July 18, 2019 Dueling Updates – WebEx Teams vs. Microsoft Teams

Both Microsoft Teams and Cisco WebEx Teams released updates at the end of June. Microsoft’s most notable update changes the way Teams is deployed to some users, while WebEx Teams updates focus on feature parity with Microsoft and increased compatibility with Cisco hardware.

June 27, 2019 Atlassian Introduces Confluence Content Analytics With the Acquisition of Good Software

With the acquisition of Good Software, Atlassian is able to provide Confluence users with the ability to obtain analytics related to content.

April 15, 2019 Peripheral Podio

Podio, by Citrix, covers a large number of collaboration capabilities but seems more like a high power digital personal assistant rather an enabler of business interactions.

April 05, 2019 Microsoft Teams Twitches Its Way Towards Live Event Streaming

You can now run events in Microsoft Teams with up to 10,000 attendees. This feature reflects Microsoft’s commitment to merging Teams and Skype for Business.

March 26, 2019 Taking the Bore Out of Collaboration

For all its progress over the past fifteen years, collaboration tool vendors have been iterating on the same three elements: group chats, action items, and file archiving.

March 26, 2019 Trello – Mellow

Trello hits emotional high notes with a compelling project dashboard and intuitive design, but productivity is hindered by loaded graphics and an inadequate creation environment.

March 11, 2019 Microsoft Teams + Planner Makes for Product Management Light

Not every organization needs a full-blown product management solution. Microsoft Teams and Planner integrate seamlessly as a lightweight product management and development work management system all in one.

May 14, 2018 When Video Conferencing Won’t Save Money

Frequent employee travel can have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line as well as the employee’s well-being. When companies are looking to reduce travel costs they often investigate existing capabilities and turn up a number of legacy solutions that are obsolete and proprietary.

March 27, 2018 Sacrificing Pets: Optimizing Collaboration Tools for Professional Teams

Everyone works differently and so too do teams. It doesn’t make sense to force everyone to use the same tools for collaboration. IT needs to engage and, well, collaborate with teams to focus on supporting tools that make sense for the team and the company.