IBM looks to the future with Connections Pink

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Faced with a constantly shifting and increasingly competitive collaboration technology market, IBM is completely overhauling its established IBM Connections technology to make it more flexible, scalable, and ready for the next generation of customer needs. A much-needed revamp for IBM Connections Last week we heard IBM’s plans for the future of IBM Connections, its enterprise […]

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Microsoft Teams is let loose against Slack

COMMENTARY

This week, Microsoft announced the official general availability of its new team collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. Launched in preview back in November, Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite alongside applications including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Yammer, and will now be automatically provisioned to customers with the following Office 365 […]

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Cognitive collaboration rules at IBM Connect 2017

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This week IBM hosted IBM Connect 2017, its annual customer and partner conference for its Collaboration Solutions division. Taking place in San Francisco for the first time, the conference had a different feel to previous years; after many years as a developer-centric gathering, IBM has spent the last few years trying to make it more […]

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Bees and honeycomb

Slack launches Slack Enterprise Grid

COMMENTARY

Earlier this week, Slack finally unveiled its new offering addressing the needs of large organisations, called Slack Enterprise Grid. As I noted in my article on Slack a couple of weeks back, the new offering is an entirely re-architected platform which ties together the various pockets of Slack adoption across an organisation, bringing centralised security […]

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A peek into IBM Watson Workspace

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In November, IBM announced a new team collaboration offering called IBM Watson Workspace. Underpinned by cognitive technology, it is designed to complement IBM’s other enterprise collaboration offerings while attracting new customers in this competitive space. I recently got access to the preview version. This week, I’ve had a chance to take a closer look at IBM’s […]

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On the Radar: ProFinda

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UK-based start-up ProFinda’s cloud-based technology leverages machine learning to help organisations make the most of their employees’ skills and expertise, through an application that matches skills profiles with specific projects or tasks. Who? London-based ProFinda is a small provider of a cloud-based work and talent optimisation platform that matches individuals’ expertise profiles with task requests […]

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A bigger bowl

Beyond SMB: Slack eyes the enterprise

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Since its launch in early 2014, cloud-based team collaboration vendor Slack has notched up more than 4 million users and $100 million in annually recurring revenues, and has sparked a frenzy of excitement in the tech media. But the company is now keen to break into the enterprise, and compete on a level with major […]

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Towards ‘Total Community’ with Lithium Technologies

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

As one of the most established – and highest profile – players in the market for online communities, Lithium Technologies has seen this technology area evolve significantly with the growth of public social media, and over the last few years has added to its Lithium Communities solution with Lithium Response, a social media response tool, […]

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On the Radar: Joincube Inc.

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Joincube Inc. was founded in 2008 to develop an enterprise social networking product for the South American market. Building on its success, in early 2015, the company saw an opportunity to extract a subset of the product’s features to address the emerging team collaboration market, and in early 2016 launched Hibox, which combines group chat, […]

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HYPE Innovation – from inspiration to project

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

German innovation management vendor HYPE Innovation’s technology and services support organisations throughout the innovation lifecycle, from strategy-setting and inspiration, through ideation and evaluation, to the concepts and projects that provide the tangible outcomes delivering value. With more than a decade’s experience in innovation, HYPE has an established base of more than 200 customers and is […]

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