Amazon has made it easier for business users to manage personal schedules via Alexa voice commands, adding the ability to move appointments and schedule meetings based on participants’ availability.
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As the company’s first developer conference, Spec, kicked off in San Francisco, Slack stressed efforts to integrate its software with third-party apps.
Microsoft has unveiled its updated Surface Hub digital whiteboard, improving collaboration capabilities with software and hardware features.
Slack has unveiled a raft of new security and compliance features aimed at boosting the appeal of its Enterprise Grid product among IT leaders and admins.
Six months after a limited launch, the HipChat successor (and rival to Slack) now has ‘tens of thousands’ of teams using it.
The newest voice-activated A.I. assistant differs from Alexa, Siri, Cortana and others with a white-label service approach that works in the background.
A Teams app directory is among the new features added to the company’s Office 365 group chat tool. Analysts say Microsoft is looking to match rivals like Slack in functionality.
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The launch of the company’s Whiteboard public preview for Surface devices is a ‘step in the right direction’ for a more modern and natural style of collaboration, analyst says.
The company’s Slack rival, launched six months ago, will ‘over time’ become the primary communications client in Office 365.
But more features are needed to catch up with collaboration competitors like Slack and Cisco Spark.
With WhatsApp Business, the company could be eyeing future collaboration efforts.
The enterprise datacentre will be transformed by technologies such as silicon photonics, rack scale architecture and software defined systems in the near future, claims Intel, saying these technologies will help businesses meet demand for digital services.
Apple has partnered with Dutch chip maker, NXP, to supply near field communication technology that could enable smartphone payments in the next iPhone, according to the FT.
Sportswear retailer Nike has partnered with Juniper Networks to connect its data centres as part of a global private cloud network.