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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"Collaboration is hot. It will stay hot" - look for more, and larger, deployments in the year ahead.
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.
Sales of Google's Chromebooks are set to triple in the next three years as demand increases among enterprise businesses globally, according to analyst firm Gartner.
Big Data analytics relies too much on historic data and has failed to provide businesses with the real-time information needed to supporting fast decision-making, according to the CTO of software provider Tibco.
Enterprise customers will continue to invest in ‘secure' on-premise infrastructure, as public Clouds limit choice and relinquish control of sensitive data, according to EMC's head of advanced software.
The Internet of Things will require a major rethinking of datacentre capacity management to deal with huge data growth, according to analysts Gartner.
A quarter of large global organisations will appoint a chief data officer (CDO) by the end of the year, a Gartner analyst has claimed.
Rapid adoption of technology in the workplace has transformed the way people work and led to large gains in productivity, according to a Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) report.