Facebook Workplace hits 7 million paid subscribers
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Facebook Workplace hits 7 million paid subscribers

The social network's enterprise comms platform still lags behind the likes of Microsoft Teams and Slack
5 May 2021
Google and Microsoft pledge to help India in fight against COVID
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Google and Microsoft pledge to help India in fight against COVID

Google is putting up £13 million in funding and Microsoft will support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices
26 Apr 2021
Google Meet updates aim to combat meeting fatigue
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Google Meet updates aim to combat meeting fatigue

Google says the overhaul to the video conferencing service will make meetings more productive and inclusive
21 Apr 2021
Unlocking collaboration: Making software work better together
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Whitepaper

Unlocking collaboration: Making software work better together

How to improve collaboration and agility with the right tech
8 Apr 2021
Four ways the cloud facilitates workplace collaboration
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Four ways the cloud facilitates workplace collaboration

Collaboration smooths business operations and eases employee communication, boosting customer services
7 Apr 2021
Best laptops 2021: Acer, Apple, HP and more
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Laptops

Best laptops 2021: Acer, Apple, HP and more

We've rounded up the best notebooks, ultrabooks, and ultraportables around
25 Mar 2021
Slack abandons external message invites over harassment concerns
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Slack abandons external message invites over harassment concerns

New tool could be used to send bulk malicious messages to external users
25 Mar 2021
Google Threadit is a TikTok-like short video platform for professionals
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Google Threadit is a TikTok-like short video platform for professionals

The company hopes the tool will put an end to back-to-back meetings and lengthy chat discussions
19 Mar 2021
Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?
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Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?

The corporate version of Facebook does a lot, much of it well, but its comms and events need more polish
18 Mar 2021
Dropbox to acquire DocSend for £118 million
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Dropbox to acquire DocSend for £118 million

The move will enable Dropbox to offer an “end-to-end suite” of products spanning collaboration, sharing, and e-signatures
9 Mar 2021
A new age of collaboration tools
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A new age of collaboration tools

Businesses have always used collaboration tools, but have these been altered at all by COVID-19 lockdowns?
9 Mar 2021
Four ways CIOs can drive digital transformation
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Four ways CIOs can drive digital transformation

Practical steps business leaders can take to overcome digital transformation challenges
9 Mar 2021
WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app
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WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app

Users will be able to answer or make calls directly from their computers, without having to reach for their phones
4 Mar 2021
Xero to acquire Planday for £159 million
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Xero to acquire Planday for £159 million

The acquisition is Xero's largest purchase yet
4 Mar 2021
Google rebuffs claims that Workspace is embedded with data protection risks
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Google rebuffs claims that Workspace is embedded with data protection risks

Privacy Company publishes DPIAs highlighting eight high-risk and three low-risk issues in G Suite Enterprise
3 Mar 2021
Zoom hails 2020 a “pivotal year” as Q4 revenues surge
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Zoom hails 2020 a “pivotal year” as Q4 revenues surge

The fourth quarter of 2020 was the third quarter in a row that the video conferencing platform recorded quadruple growth
2 Mar 2021
Google Workspace updates take aim at hybrid working
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Google Workspace updates take aim at hybrid working

The overhaul prepares workers for the 'new normal' with a focus on managing workflows for a distributed workforce
2 Mar 2021
Dropbox takes $400m hit after move to sublease office space
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Dropbox takes $400m hit after move to sublease office space

The "one-off" charge makes for disappointing Q4 results in an otherwise strong year
19 Feb 2021
Microsoft to launch standalone Office 2021 suite
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Microsoft to launch standalone Office 2021 suite

The Office 2019 successor will be released alongside Office LTSC for commercial customers
19 Feb 2021
Google introduces new video tools for Meet, Chrome OS
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Google introduces new video tools for Meet, Chrome OS

The company also announced that it will be launching over 40 new Chromebooks
18 Feb 2021
Trello overhauls platform to cater to remote working
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Trello overhauls platform to cater to remote working

The major update includes new boards and cards to help users visualise workflows and manage cross-department projects
17 Feb 2021
Microsoft is building a Teams tool that can tell if you're bored during a video call
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Microsoft is building a Teams tool that can tell if you're bored during a video call

The 'AffectiveSpotflight' is a form of facial recognition that aims to reduce anxiety for video conferencing hosts
12 Feb 2021
IDrive Business review: A file-sharing flop
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IDrive Business review: A file-sharing flop

An interesting alternative to mainstream cloud services, but collaboration isn’t up to snuff
11 Feb 2021