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What 8x8's Sameroom acquisition says about cross-platform collaboration

Validation of an opportunity or an end for an idea that was disproven? It's up to you to decide.

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'Meet' Google's new videoconferencing service for the enterprise

Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses a week before a big user conference.

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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and others

On Monday, AWS announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by...

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Common security mistakes in collaboration tools

Collaboration tools have become all the rage, but has your IT department closed all security gaps.

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Video pays off in the enterprise

As costs come down and the technology improves, video is finally spurring easy and effective collaboration. (Plus -- 5 tips for building video culture in your organization.)

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Dialpad appoints Marc Andreessen to its board

The man who famously suggested that “software is eating the world” joins a company that lives and breathes a software model.

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Dialpad offers communications within Salesforce Lightning

It's Dreamforce week, which means that Salesforce-related news is coming thick and fast.

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HipChat beats Slack to the punch with group video calling

It just became easier for HipChat customers to get some face time with each other whenever they want it.

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6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack -- its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

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Can cloud finally kill the desk phone? Dialpad thinks so

20 years ago the hot predictions suggested the end of physical telephones. Is that prediction finally coming true?

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Microsoft launches new Skype for Linux and Chrome

Linux and Chromebook users now have new versions of Skype to play with. Microsoft launched an alpha version of a new client for Linux on Wednesday morning, in a push to get users of the open source operating system video calling and...

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Skype for Business will translate meetings into 40 languages

Microsoft is bringing the dream of the Star Trek universal translator to businesses later this year with the launch of a new beta feature that offers live captioning of Skype for Business meeting broadcasts in 40 languages.

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The future of SharePoint

In case you missed it, on May 4 Microsoft made it loud and clear it has resuscitated SharePoint On-Premises and there will be future versions -- even beyond SharePoint Server 2016.

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Microsoft gives businesses a free tool for online meetings

Microsoft is giving small businesses a new way to hold meetings online with the launch of a free Skype Meetings product that's aimed at providing professional communication tools for free.

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SharePoint Server 2016: What's new for developers?

You’ve heard the expression "location, location, location," and this most definitely applies to SharePoint Server 2016. Developers need to know where to store their customizations so they are available for use from within SharePoint...

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Slack could host your next conference call

Get ready to start fielding voice calls in Slack. The company announced that all users of its popular chat app will be able to ring their teammates with a couple of clicks.

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Apple investors panic as iPhone sales tank

Updated: Apple's iPhone shipments fell off a cliff last quarter -- results were worse than the Street expected. And it doesn't look like the mid-priced iPhone SE will help this quarter, either...

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Skype for Business finally makes its way to the Mac

Microsoft has launched a new beta of Skype for Business that runs on Mac, following its launch of a revamped work communication product last year.

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