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 adds Teams app integrations for video meetings

Microsoft adds Teams app integrations for video meetings

Teams users now have access to 20 integrations they can use during video calls with colleagues, as well as automation and low-code app building features available through Power Platform tools.

How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

Boston-based Suffolk Construction used Teams to keep operations moving ahead as it — like companies worldwide — scrambled to deal with a pandemic-related shutdown this year. Now, some workers are essentially 'living on it,' says a...

The New Normal: When work-from-home means the boss is watching

The New Normal: When work-from-home means the boss is watching

The rise of remote work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred faster adoption of employee monitoring software by companies who want to boost productivity — and keep an eye on WFH employees.

Slack will soon let users DM people in other organizations

Slack will soon let users DM people in other organizations

Users of Slack’s Connect service will be able to contact individuals at separate organizations, another step in the team chat company's efforts to replace email in the workplace.

G Suite is now Workspace, as Google adds pricing tier, feature updates

G Suite is now Workspace, as Google adds pricing tier, feature updates

Four years after the launch of G Suite, Google is updating its productivity and collaboration app portfolio with new features, branding and a premium business payment plan.

Working from home? Slow broadband, remote security remain top issues

Working from home? Slow broadband, remote security remain top issues

For workers whose home has become the de facto home office in recent months, broadband connectivity and security are ongoing issues, according to a Navisite survey.

What is IFTTT? How to use If This, Then That services

What is IFTTT? How to use If This, Then That services

With 18 million users running more than a billion applets a month, IFTTT wants to become a service that connects pretty much everything — though some users say it still has room for improvement.

Google takes on Airtable, Microsoft Lists with Tables work-tracking app

Google takes on Airtable, Microsoft Lists with Tables work-tracking app

A product of Google’s Area 120 incubator, Tables is a no-code spreadsheet that lets users create their own apps.

Microsoft Teams gets custom layouts, new Together ‘scenes’

Microsoft Teams gets custom layouts, new Together ‘scenes’

Video feed overlays and new virtual meeting spaces are among a range of Teams updates announced at this year's Ignite virtual event. Microsoft is increasingly catering to the needs of remote workers.

Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

The company has seen a surge in use of its customizable spreadsheet platform during the pandemic, said CEO and co-founder Howie Liu; this week, Airtable announced $185 million in funding.

Mobile workforce to reach 93.5M in U.S. by ‘24

Mobile workforce to reach 93.5M in U.S. by ‘24

Research firm IDC expects businesses to invest heavily in mobile devices as the pandemic increases remote working; 60% of the workforce will be mobile within four years.

Q&A: Mural CEO talks up remote collaboration, details plans for $118M funding

Q&A: Mural CEO talks up remote collaboration, details plans for $118M funding

Mural, which offers a visual approach to collaboration, has seen steady growth in recent years – spurred on lately by the needs of remote workers. The company just announced a major influx of cash, for which CEO and co-founder Mariano...

Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook hopes to broaden the business appeal of its smart display by offering access to several video conferencing apps, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.

Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

The two collaboration vendors are intertwining their services in a bid to bolster productivity for users.

Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Looking to show it can keep communication data secure and meet compliance demands, Slack unveiled several updates for its popular team chat app.

AI at work: Your next co-worker could be an algorithm

AI at work: Your next co-worker could be an algorithm

It’s inevitable that artificial intelligence will replace some jobs. But emerging AI systems not only support their human colleagues but actively collaborate with them, tapping the unique strengths of both.

Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

While the rush to work from home (WFH) upended many corporate plans as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, returning to work might be even harder, according to Nirva Fereshetian. "There’s no going back to where we were," she says.

Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

A revamped Gmail could bolster interest in G Suite as it looks to take on rivals like Microsoft, Slack and others.

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