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.

Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout

Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout

Saykara's digital assistant is aimed at freeing doctors from time-consuming EHR data entry and improving their interactions with patients.

Google’s Hangouts Chat gets chatbot boost with Dialogflow

Google’s Hangouts Chat gets chatbot boost with Dialogflow

Dialogflow should make it easier for developers to create natural language bots for Google’s team collaboration platform.

After IPO launch, Slack looks for even faster enterprise growth

After IPO launch, Slack looks for even faster enterprise growth

With Slack now officially listed on the NYSE, the collaboration software vendor finds itself at a crossroads: after five years of rapid growth, it has to figure out how to build on its success and expand into even more companies and...

Slack or Teams? Many businesses opt for both

Slack or Teams? Many businesses opt for both

Most organizations have at least two team chat apps, according to survey results from Mio, a situation that could lead to communication silos and problems for IT.

JLL creates ‘smart office’ AI voice assistant

JLL creates ‘smart office’ AI voice assistant

The real estate firm partnered with Google to compete with a range of conversational AI assistants entering the workplace, from Alexa to Cortana.

Airbus deploys Microsoft’s HoloLens, pushes mixed reality plans further

Airbus deploys Microsoft’s HoloLens, pushes mixed reality plans further

The company, which competes with the likes of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, also plans to sell its own mixed reality apps to others in the aviation industry.

Dropbox focuses on collaboration with major app redesign

Dropbox focuses on collaboration with major app redesign

The cloud file storage company continues to reinvent itself as it looks to compete with collaboration and productivity rivals like Google, Microsoft and Slack.

Revamped Google Glass 2 aims more powerful AR at the enterprise

Revamped Google Glass 2 aims more powerful AR at the enterprise

Google renews its focus on enterprise augmented reality with the Glass Enterprise Edition 2; it packs a better camera and faster processor.

Google sees Gmail as key to its collaboration plans

Google sees Gmail as key to its collaboration plans

‘We are not going to live in a world where everyone abandons email and moves all of their communication to chat,’ says Google’s Jacob Bank, director of product management at G Suite.

Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6'

Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6'

Augmented reality’s potential is on the rise as new enterprise use cases emerge. Lenovo hopes to position its device as a rival to Microsoft’s HoloLens.

New Cortana and Google Assistant updates highlight workplace potential

New Cortana and Google Assistant updates highlight workplace potential

Microsoft and Google this week both showcased changes to their digital voice assistants designed to make them more useful in the office.

Facebook’s Workplace gets updated UI, more emphasis on chat and groups

Facebook’s Workplace gets updated UI, more emphasis on chat and groups

The revamped look unveiled this week is designed to be quicker and easier to use for both employees and Workplace admins.

Slack partners with Zoom to boost video capabilities

Slack partners with Zoom to boost video capabilities

One analyst said the move, unveiled at Slack Frontiers, could disrupt both the unified communications and collaboration software markets.

Atlassian’s Confluence gets more powerful analytics

Atlassian’s Confluence gets more powerful analytics

Behind the major overhaul of Confluence, Atlassian hopes for wider business adoption outside of its software dev origins. The company also announced it has bought Good Software.

Atlassian targets agile development at scale with Jira Align

Atlassian targets agile development at scale with Jira Align

The company has incorporated AgileCraft’s software into its portfolio to help companies better handle large-scale agile software development projects.

Slack adds email, calendar and file integrations for Office 365

Slack adds email, calendar and file integrations for Office 365

Looking to bolster its ability to play well with rival software, Slack unveiled new integrations that make it easier for users to work with Microsoft's office suite.

Microsoft Kaizala gets global launch, will integrate with Teams

Microsoft Kaizala gets global launch, will integrate with Teams

Microsoft’s mobile messaging app for business is now available to Office 365 commercial customers worldwide, part of the company’s bid to win over “first-line” workers.

Task management apps: Collaborative project tracking tools for the digital workplace

Task management apps: Collaborative project tracking tools for the digital workplace

For one-off and repeat projects alike, collaborative task management software can help teams plan, coordinate and monitor work progress effectively.

Cisco Webex gets AI updates to simplify meetings

Cisco Webex gets AI updates to simplify meetings

Cisco’s new head of collaboration, Amy Chang, touts plans to streamline the Webex video and voice conference experience for users.

Trello, in major update, hands admins more control over public boards

Trello, in major update, hands admins more control over public boards

The task management app gets a range of new enterprise admin tools, with automation related to Trello’s purchase of Butler being rolled out for all users.

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