Category: Collaboration

Collaboration is key to be successful in business. If you want to grow your business the whole team has to find a way to work together. In the past you got stuck in meeting room after meeting room. Nowadays there a many digital tools to help you collaborate.

There are different ways you can let people work together. The most common thing is to digitalize the meeting room. There are many videoconferencing systems which let you setup a virtual meeting, with audio or with audio and video. Most well known is probably Cisco WebEx, but new players like Zoom are also very popular.

Unified Communications

The next step after videoconferencing is unified communications. You can collaborate on more different ways than audio and video. For example by sending text messages to each other. Tools like Microsoft Teams, Cisco Teams, Slack, Yammer are all good examples of tools that can help people work better together.

Platforms

Besides unified communications there are a lot of platforms that come close to offering a way to collaborate. Task managers for multiple users like Asana, or tools in which coworkers can work together in realtime on the same document or presentation. There are many tools that can increase productivity and collaboration, you just have to find the right one for your business.

Linux gets a code of conduct for the first time

Linux gets a code of conduct for the first time

After Linus Torvalds decided to take a temporary step back, Linux decided to introduce a code of conduct for its programmers. In doing so, the company is taking steps to prevent discussions from getting out of hand or getting too hot. However, there are also critics who disagree with this decision. ... Read more

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Skype preview shows text messages from Android on your PC or Mac

Skype preview shows text messages from Android on your PC or Mac

Microsoft gives the first users access to SMS Connect for Skype. This new feature allows you to answer text messages on your Android phone directly from your PC. SMS Connect is gradually being rolled out to Insiders using Skype 8.30 or higher on an Android phone as of this week. After the update, yo... Read more

date4 years ago
Microsoft brings popular recording feature to Skype

Microsoft brings popular recording feature to Skype

Microsoft has something good to do with the users of Skype. Today, the company announces the arrival of a much-needed new feature: the ability to record audio and video calls. Interestingly, it is available on all platforms except Windows 10. Since Microsoft released a new version of Skype, to which... Read more

date4 years ago
Dropbox enhances collaboration tool Paper including live previews

Dropbox enhances collaboration tool Paper including live previews

Dropbox has updated its collaboration tool Paper with new features. This makes it possible to place multiple elements in the service and get live previews. From now on it is also possible to link to a Dropbox folder within Paper, after which it is possible to view the files in the folder. As soon as... Read more

date4 years ago
Atlassian acquires OpsGenie for 295 million dollars

Atlassian acquires OpsGenie for 295 million dollars

OpsGenie, a service that sends notifications to engineers in the event of malfunctions in software and websites, has been taken over by Atlassian. Atlassian makes programs that coordinate software development. The acquisition involves 295 million dollars. The two companies will now work together on... Read more

date4 years ago
Skype becomes easier again after many complaints

Skype becomes easier again after many complaints

Microsoft has understood the message that the current version of Skype is too extensive and complicated. Just when it wanted to stop an older version of Skype, it extends it and starts tinkering with a new, simpler version. Microsoft has its hands full with Skype. Many customers have written to Micr... Read more

date4 years ago
Zoom uses blockchain to link freelancers to companies

Zoom uses blockchain to link freelancers to companies

A new application has been found for blockchain. The project management and outsourcing platform Zoom uses the technology to enable business relations, project planning and secure payments. Zoom connects freelancers and clients through a blockchain ID system, artificial intelligence and smart contra... Read more

date4 years ago
Microsoft stops supporting SME apps Listings and Connections

Microsoft stops supporting SME apps Listings and Connections

Microsoft stops with two apps that it has developed for SMEs. Listings and Connections will be completely discontinued. Other apps for SMEs will continue to exist and get new updates. The apps that Microsoft stops with were launched about a year ago. As of 30 November, Listings and Connections will ... Read more

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