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Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Several new AI-driven features in G Suite (some still in beta) are aimed at saving users time, facilitating collaboration, and improving security.

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WeWork halts rollout of Alexa for Business

The company was showcased as an early adopter of the virtual assistant technology when Alexa for Business launched in 2017. CNBC says the WeWork trial was halted after two months.

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WhatsApp at work: Companies grapple with a popular ad hoc tool

The popular messaging app, owned by Facebook, is following a familiar path: Popular at home, it’s now showing up more often at work.

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Zoho customer service tools get AI, analytics updates

The company’s Zia AI assistant is being rolled out in new areas and now provides email ‘sentiment’ analysis to Zoho Desk.

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Cisco’s Webex Teams gets BroadCloud Calling integration

The move delivers an 'enterprise-grade' cloud-based PBX phone system for companies and was one of several announcements at this week's Cisco BroadSoft Connections event.

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HTC Vive unveils standalone VR headset, collaboration app for the enterprise

The company's Vive Focus head-mounted display is now available in the U.S.; its Vive Sync app will arrive after beta testing gets under way in December.

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Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa, which debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year is now available for download on all compatible devices, building Amazon's push into the enterprise.

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Making the business case for collaboration

Collaboration software can help connect disparate employees, boost team productivity, aid innovation and even bolster a company's bottom line. But justifying the expense isn't always easy. Here's how to make the case.

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What to look for in a 4G mobile hotspot

While your carrier might not give you much choice when it comes to mobile hotspot hardware, there are certain features and specs to look for that can make connections faster and smoother.

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Dropbox Paper adds timelines for team project planning

The collaborative word processing tool is designed to provide light-weight team coordination functions and highlights efforts by Dropbox to diversify beyond content storage.

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Amazon opens up Alexa for Business to third-party devices

The move allows the the voice-activated digital assistant to push further into the enterprise by expanding the variety of devices in which it's embedded.

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8x8's team chat app connects users to Slack, Google Hangouts and others

The unified communications firm’s goal is interoperability between a variety of rival collaboration tools; it’s included in 8x8's X Series software.

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7 Trello alternatives for visual task management

Staying on top of a team project can be a nightmare. These easy-to-use apps help take the complexity out of project management and get your whole team working in sync.

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Atlassian revamps Jira Software, adds roadmaps tool

The redesign follows a multi-year migration of the popular issue-tracking app to the AWS cloud and the acquisition last year of Trello.

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Google aims Plus at the enterprise as consumer side falters

Google sees a ‘new direction’ for its social network after a security flaw prompts it to kill off the consumer version. Google Plus is being tied more tightly into G Suite.

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5 collaboration tools that enhance Microsoft Office

These apps integrate with Office 365 or Office Online and help your team work together in a variety of ways, from collaborative editing to group task management.

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Facebook opens Workplace Chat to multi-company groups

The expanded Workplace chat function is designed to improve collaboration between workers at separate organizations.

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Slack readies team analytics – and a faster desktop client

The collaboration software firm talked up upcoming features at its Frontiers event this week as it looks to take on rivals in the workplace.

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