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Striving for a better balance in the future of work

Employers insisting on a 9-5 working culture in the digital age reduce productivity and increase staff churn for little reward, a new report explains.

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Apple’s iMessage is looking more like a workday collaboration platform

While iMessage will get some serious collaborative boosts later this year in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, it already has many of the features in place to make it a powerful platform.

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7 ways to keep remote and hybrid teams connected

A downside to remote and hybrid work environments is fewer opportunities for informal interactions with co-workers. Here’s how company leaders can create a sense of connection among employees.

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Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several Teams announcements from Inspire this week, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app in Teams meetings.

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Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

The company offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.

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Slack Pro is getting more expensive in September

From the beginning of September, both the monthly and annual Pro plans will increase in price, while free users will see changes to message retention policies.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: Google Slides cheat sheet: How to get started

How to use Google Slides to create, collaborate on, and lead business presentations.

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The future of work is a tech (and management) challenge

A Corel survey indicates 78% of employees say leadership should do more to boost collaboration, and 27% say their company has invested in the wrong tools for the job.

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Miro integrates with Google Meet to boost hybrid collaboration

Miro is extending its partnership with Google Workspace by offering access to new and existing Miro boards directly inside the Google Meet platform.

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Q&A: Marketcircle CEO on leadership in tomorrow's workplace

Alykhan Jetha (AJ), president and CEO at Marketcircle, offered up his views on the leadership qualities the future of work will need.

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IT and the Great Resignation

The ongoing talent upheaval affecting almost every industry isn't just an HR problem. IT has an important role to play, too.

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Apple (almost) says, ‘If you want to collaborate, stay apart’

What is to be gained in mythical ‘water cooler conversations’ if everyone gets too sick to put those ideas into motion?

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14 best practices for Microsoft Teams video meetings

Here’s what to do before, during and after leading a video call in Microsoft Teams to ensure a beneficial experience for all.

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Slack adds video and screenshare to Huddles audio chat

Huddles have become the fastest-adopted feature in Slack’s history, the company said, helping reduce time spent in online meetings.

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With Amazon Connect Cases, AWS to take on Salesforce, Service Now, and SAP

The latest addition to Amazon’s cloud-based contact center, Amazon Connect Cases, is designed to allow agents to track, collaborate, and resolve customer cases faster.

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How iPhone users with Windows PCs can get 'Continuity Camera' features now

When Apple announced Continuity Camera at WWDC, plenty of iPhone users with Windows PCs might have felt a little left out. Camo is coming to the rescue.

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Microsoft launches new AI-powered Viva Sales tool

Designed to bridge the gap between Microsoft 365, Teams and CRM, Viva Sales automates data entry tasks and delivers AI-powered insights to sales teams.

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In the new workplace you'll use Cisco Webex with Apple’s CarPlay

Cisco is preparing to introduce new Webex Meetings features to make it easier to move calls between devices and to make and take them using Apple's CarPlay.

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