Collaboration

Collaboration news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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Chat happens: Your guide to 8 group-chat services

If you're still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, HipChat, and six other providers have to offer

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Slack + Skype: The fine line between convenience and coercion

Bring-your-own technology doesn't work so well in collaboration or when forced on users

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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Skype for Business is starting to get good

Recent and planned improvements will one day make the conferencing service something you want, not just get, with Office 365

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The art of working globally, office not included

Working remotely has real advantages, but when you're a global team without a home base, sometimes everyone has to get in the same room

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OneDrive for Office 365: New but far from improved

First look: The Mac version has gone from nonfunctional to barely functional, joining the Windows version

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Slack sets aside $80 million to help developers extend its platform

Fund will provide early-stage investments to companies building for the Slack team collaboration platform

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Office 365 E5 ups the features -- and the price tag

Microsoft's premium productivity and collaboration suite focuses on analytics and online meetings, for those who need them

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Cisco's Spark grows into a phone and meeting platform for the cloud

The cloud-based service will get call features and integration with in-office collaboration systems next year

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Slack won't -- and shouldn't -- play IT's game

Slack is a powerful cloud tool that needs some fine-tuning for business adoption, but it shouldn't try to appease IT too much

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Review: WebEx and GoToMeeting meet their match

Adobe Connect and Zoom lead six mostly stellar Web conferencing services for desktops and mobile devices

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Microsoft's new premium Office 365 subscription for businesses is here

Office 365 E5 offers new features including organizational analytics and Skype for Business Cloud PBX

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Trello: Collaboration is in the cards

Trello lets workgroups develop and track their workflows collaboratively using a familiar card metaphor -- and provides APIs for further customization

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Microsoft ups its devops game with a raft of new tools

Visual Studio Code hits beta as open source with a full gallery of extensions

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Citrix spinning off GoTo collaboration business, laying off 1,000 people

The company will focus on the secure delivery of apps and data

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Dropbox woos large businesses with new Enterprise offering

Large enterprises have a new Dropbox product tailored for them that the company unveiled at its user conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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Review: Office 365 fails at collaboration

Despite years of promises and gap-filling acquisitions, Microsoft's collaboration toolkit remains a woefully inadequate mishmash

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Robots invade the real world

Innovation in robotics now reaches into everyday life and will forever change the way we live

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