If 2021 was all about the Great Resignation, 2022 is likely to be about keeping employees happy and engaged as companies sort out what a hybrid workplace looks like.
Stories by Matthew Finnegan
SaaS providers including Slack, Trello, Asana, and Smartsheet saw disruptions after API and network issues hit AWS' US-based data centre.
With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.
Microsoft has introduced a new paid tier for its Teams collaboration software aimed at small business customers.
The collaboration software maker hopes to make it easier for users to create and share workflow automations without the need to write code.
The two companies have partnered to ease collaboration for shared customers, with a video streaming integration also in development and due early next year.
Built on the Fluid Framework, Loop comes in response to offerings by start-ups such as Coda and Notion and their “all-in-one” collaborative documents.
Beginning next year, Teams users will be able to "meet" in 3D spaces to collaborate with colleagues, amid an upcoming public preview of Mesh for Teams.
Slack’s user community has more than 14,000 members globally; the vendor wants to make it easier for users to connect and share info.
Microsoft has announced updates to its Teams collaboration app aimed at front-line workers, including enhancements to the virtual visit experience.
The first major update to Zoho’s “operating system for business” in two years adds a shared email inbox, AR remote assistance tool and more.
Google's Workspace suite continues to evolve, but faces tough competition from Microsoft in the productivity and collaboration software market.
Google’s Chat collaboration app now integrates with Atlassian’s Jira, while no-code platform AppSheet can be accessed directly from Gmail.
Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.
Asynchronous video and audio communications offer another way to connect hybrid remote workers and are rapidly gaining traction.