Facebook opens up enterprise collaboration tool to all, rebrands as Workplace

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Social giant Facebook has announced it is making Workplace – formerly Facebook at Work – available “to any company or organisation that wants to use it.”

In a post announcing the move, the company explained the tool’s new features which separate it from its consumer equivalent, including dashboards for analytics and integration with...

By James Bourne, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Social.

Microsoft buying LinkedIn: A ‘treasure trove’ but tempered by the unknown


Yesterday, Microsoft announced its intent to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (£18.4bn), the largest acquisition deal in the company’s history. Naturally, it did not go unnoticed in the tech press. The analysis from this publication focused on strengths, such as LinkedIn’s graphs and the various integrations with Office, Cortana and others that in theory sound exciting, as well as...

By James Bourne, 14 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Social.

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.2bn: What are the next steps from here?


Microsoft has announced its intent to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (£18.4bn), representing the biggest acquisition deal in the Redmond giant’s history.

The news, which has arrived a few hours before Apple’s WWDC jamboree in San Francisco, looks sure to have a disruptive effect on both companies, as well as combine two powerful ecosystems in enterprise, social, and mobile.

Microsoft was keen to stress that LinkedIn will retain its “brand and...

By James Bourne, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Social.

Skype, Facebook Messenger, and BBM among list of worst rated business apps


Skype, Facebook Messenger and BlackBerry’s BBM are considered among the worst rated apps for business executives, according to a new survey released by ARC, the application resource centre of software testing provider Applause.

According to the metrics, Messenger bottomed out at an average rating of 31/100 for Android and iOS, behind Skype (34.5), LINE (46.5), Google Hangouts (47), BBM (48), and The Weather Channel app (49), now owned by IBM. In contrast, Yahoo’s weather...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Social.

Enterprise social media best practices: Ensuring security and collaboration


It’s no secret that the use of social media is increasingly widespread in the workplace, not only for personal but also for corporate purposes. Most businesses are attuned to the many benefits social media affords such as greater efficiency, more effective decision making and enhanced information sharing. 

Our latest research shows a whopping 73% of firms employ Facebook for business...

By Anna Carless, 06 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Social.

Enterprise social and bring your own persona: How archiving enables compliance


The vast majority of businesses nowadays actively use social media as a standard form of external communication. But how many of these businesses also leverage specialised technologies like archiving to ensure the downside of regulatory non-compliance and other risks from eroding the benefits? I would reckon not nearly enough. At least not as yet. 

The balance between personal and business use lies at the heart of all social media compliance. LinkedIn continues to be perceived...

By Mike Pagani, 16 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Security, Social.

Financial Times to launch on Facebook at Work for greater collaboration


While the majority of discussion on Facebook in the media of late has been around the introduction of emojis, the social giant is gaining key clients for its enterprise-focused Facebook at Work program.

Alongside the likes of Heineken, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and BrightTALK, the Financial Times (FT) has today announced it is working with Facebook to offer Facebook at Work to its global employee base. Having already collaborated as a beta partner for Facebook at Work, FT workers...

By James Bourne, 01 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Social.

How a real time collaboration solution can become your daily work companion


We live in a world that has seen incredible change in the way we do ordinary tasks. Just as GPS changed the way we travel, online retailers changed the way we shop, and review sites changed the way we pick restaurants, social networking has changed the way we communicate and collaborate with our friends and family. Social networks make it far easier to keep up to date on what your friends and family are doing, plan events and share life milestones.

In the secure enterprise collaboration...

By Jens Koerner, 19 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Social.

Is your enterprise video ready?

Video is playing an increasingly important role in the way people share information.  Chances are, all of us will watch at least one video today for either entertainment or informational purposes. A recent Gartner press release indicated that by 2015, 60 percent of workers will be consuming video content on their mobile devices.

As employees become more comfortable interacting with video in their personal lives on social networks and websites it is likely that they...

By VMware AirWatch, 29 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Social.

The five enterprise challenges solved by social collaboration tools


Over the past decade, social media has become a natural, and sometimes necessary, part of many people’s lives. Social media has made it easier for people to keep in touch with distant family and friends, share everyday stories by uploading pictures and videos, crowd source information and more.

Despite our reliance on social media in our personal lives though, enterprises have only recently begun to opt in to this new era of online social culture. But social networking in the...

By Jens Koerner, 23 March 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Social.