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Collaboration & Productivity

Why Salesforce Really Bought Slack

While analysis of the Salesforce–Slack acquisition has all been valid, it leaves out one critical element: Slack's new Connect offering.

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Knowledge & Findability

SharePoint Syntex: The First Stop on the Road to Project Cortex

Project Cortex is more of a vision than a product, and SharePoint Syntex is the first service on the road to realizing that vision.

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Knowledge & Findability

Microsoft’s Project Cortex Wants You to Hire a Knowledge Manager

As part of Microsoft’s Project Cortex rollout, Microsoft is advocating for new knowledge management positions, staffed by living, breathing human beings.

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Leadership

What Positive Lessons Can We Take Away From Our Time Working From Home?

What unintended positive impacts can you take away from this period of change within your company to leverage going forward?

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Collaboration & Productivity

The Recent Spike in Collaboration Tool Adoption Doesn't Mean Productivity Spikes Too

Perhaps now is the time to think less about "getting more stuff done" and concentrate instead on "stuff worth doing."

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Collaboration & Productivity

A New Generation of Collaboration Tools: Is it Really Different This Time?

Collaboration products have been around in their current form since the 1980s. So are the latest products all that different, other than the "teamwork" name?

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Knowledge & Findability

Microsoft Project Cortex Ushers in the Age of Topic Computing

Project Cortex offers enormous potential for dealing with information overload at work, but can it deliver in its current timeline?

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Collaboration & Productivity

Don't Know Which Microsoft Collaboration Tool to Use? You're Not Alone

Microsoft now offers nine different collaboration tools, all with overlapping functionality. No wonder its customers are confused