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.

Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

The company announced a slew of updates to its Teams collaboration app aimed at front-line workers, including enhancements to the virtual visit experience.

Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps

Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps

The first major update to Zoho’s “operating system for business” in two years adds a shared email inbox, AR remote assistance tool, retail website creation platform, and more.

As Google moves to reshape Workspace, barriers to business adoption remain

As Google moves to reshape Workspace, barriers to business adoption remain

The company's Workspace suite continues to evolve, but faces tough competition from Microsoft and other rivals in the productivity and collaboration software market.

Google rolls out new Workspace app integrations, security features

Google rolls out new Workspace app integrations, security features

Google’s Chat collaboration app now integrates with Atlassian’s Jira, while no-code platform AppSheet can be accessed directly from Gmail. The moves were unveiled ahead of the Google Cloud Next event.

Async video messaging: Another route to productive remote work

Async video messaging: Another route to productive remote work

Video messaging brings a new twist to asynchronous communications, and could help businesses connect staffers more effectively as hybrid remote work strategies continue post-pandemic.

Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.

Dropbox’s 'Capture' feature embraces async video

Dropbox’s 'Capture' feature embraces async video

Asynchronous video and audio communications offer another way to connect hybrid remote workers and are rapidly gaining traction among collaboration and productivity software vendors.

Salesforce broadens Slack integrations across Customer360 apps

Salesforce broadens Slack integrations across Customer360 apps

The majority of Salesforce products have now been integrated with Slack’s popular team collaboration app.

Slack begins rolling out video and audio message ‘clips’

Slack begins rolling out video and audio message ‘clips’

The launch is part of Slack’s effort to make it easier for users to connect and to counter video meeting fatigue with asynchronous communications. Coming next year: ‘GovSlack’ for public sector users.

As the hybrid workplace emerges, Microsoft and Google beef up video tools

As the hybrid workplace emerges, Microsoft and Google beef up video tools

Both companies are catering to growing demand for workforce flexibility as businesses look to roll out hybrid remote work strategies and keep employees connected — wherever they’re located.

Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for easy project management

Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for easy project management

Competing against widely used task management tools such as Asana and Trello, Smartsheet has gained traction across a wide range of companies. Here’s how the cloud-based app works and why it's popular.

IDC: Collaboration software spending looks strong, even as offices move to reopen

IDC: Collaboration software spending looks strong, even as offices move to reopen

Research firm IDC expects spending on collaboration software to continue to boom following the pandemic, with businesses investing to connect staff, and even clients, more effectively.

What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows users an alternate way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

Otter.ai expands reach of Otter Assistant for video chats

Otter.ai expands reach of Otter Assistant for video chats

The virtual assistant, rolled out for Zoom users in May, gains support for three more platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex.

What is Trello? A guide to Atlassian’s collaboration and work management tool

What is Trello? A guide to Atlassian’s collaboration and work management tool

The ‘highly visual’ work management app has more than 50M users, got a revamp in early 2021 and is seen as a viral enterprise success. Here's what it does and how much it costs.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager: What Intune's successor does and how it works

Microsoft Endpoint Manager: What Intune's successor does and how it works

Microsoft's unified endpoint management offering, Endpoint Manager, is designed to reduce the time and effort needed to manage desktop and mobile work environments. Here's what it does.

Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Virtual reality meetings have yet to live up to their potential, but Facebook says its VR environment will improve on video calls for team collaboration.

Salesforce unveils its first Slack integrations post-acquisition

Salesforce unveils its first Slack integrations post-acquisition

Salesforce wants to make it easier for sales, marketing, and service teams to chat and share information when using its Customer 360 platform. But integration of the two platforms remains at an early stage, says analyst.

Salesforce builds out its Health Cloud with remote patient monitoring tool

Salesforce builds out its Health Cloud with remote patient monitoring tool

The company is increasing its focus on the healthcare sector with an Intelligent appointment management tool and HIPAA compliance for Salesforce Maps; the features were unveiled during this week's HIMSS 21.

How Valley Behavioral Health uses Slack in a regulated industry

How Valley Behavioral Health uses Slack in a regulated industry

Valley Behavioral Health CIO Tyler Tait details how the Utah-based mental health services provider uses Slack’s easy communication while maintaining patient privacy.

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