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.

Facebook's Workplace gets ‘Plugins,’ new app integrations

Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

Three tools from VMware’s portfolio — Workspace One, Carbon Black Cloud, and SASE — are now bundled, offering a suite of tools to simplify management of remote worker devices and applications.

Rethinking collaboration: 8 vendors offer new paths to remote work

Rethinking collaboration: 8 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 eight now pushing the envelope.

Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...

Cisco adds 'People Insights' analytics to Webex

Cisco adds 'People Insights' analytics to Webex

The company joins other tech vendors, including Microsoft and Google, in using worker analytics to focus on employee well-being and a healthy work/life balance.

Slack blocks public DM ‘invite messages’ after backlash

Slack blocks public DM ‘invite messages’ after backlash

Concerns over the potential harassment of individuals prompted Slack to swiftly change how its new direct messages feature works.

Gartner: Spending on social and collaboration software booms as remote work takes hold

Gartner: Spending on social and collaboration software booms as remote work takes hold

The research firm confirmed that companies have been rushing to spend money on tools needed to keep their employees connected and productive.

WFH boom makes ‘employee experience’ a C-suite priority, says Microsoft Viva chief

WFH boom makes ‘employee experience’ a C-suite priority, says Microsoft Viva chief

Microsoft's new employee experience platform, Viva, is central to the company's bid to roll out software that helps organizations better manage and support a remote or hybrid workforce, says Chuck Friedman.

Microsoft deepens Teams ties with Dynamics 365

Microsoft deepens Teams ties with Dynamics 365

Sales and customer service workers will be able to access Teams’ chat function without switching screens, one of several Dynamics 365 platform integrations highlighted by Microsoft at Ignite this week.  

Microsoft adds shared channels with Teams Connect

Microsoft adds shared channels with Teams Connect

Teams users will be able to collaborate with external partners in a single channel without setting up guest accounts, something rival Slack already offers.

Microsoft’s Mesh aims for mixed-reality meetings of the future

Microsoft’s Mesh aims for mixed-reality meetings of the future

At this week’s Ignite conference, the company unveiled the Azure-based developer SDK and offered a futuristic vision of remote collaboration.

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