The Metaverse in 2022: Still Very Much a Work in Progress
The metaverse is very much a work in progress, as competing visions and questions of practicality remain. These five articles touched on those themes.
EY and Software AG Partner on Digital Transformation, Gtmhub Rebrands OKR Offerings, More News
Software AG and EY partner to ease digital transformation, while Gtmhub rebrands as Quantive. News from Meta and Twelve Labs round out the week.
Slack Loses Top Talent, Salesforce Launches Automation Everywhere Bundle, Meta’s Metaverse Woes, More News
Salesforce loses several execs around Slack, while Meta's latest attempted acquisition is having trouble with the FTC. News from Microsoft rounds out the week.
Why Silicon Valley Didn’t Anticipate the COVID Comedown
Tech CEOs are laying off workers after predicting their COVID surges would persist. Here’s how they got it so wrong.
How to Not Conduct Layoffs: Meta vs. Twitter
Meta and Twitter are just two extreme cases of what's happening across the tech industry (and beyond). HR leaders should take notes.
Nobody Wants a Metaverse Workplace
For as much buzz as it generates, turns out employees are not all that enthusiastic about the metaverse; not even Meta’s.
How Long Can Mark Zuckerberg Keep Up His Metaverse Bet?
Meta spent $25 billion on R&D this year but made $84 billion. The stock charts may seem dire, but they don’t tell the full story.
OpenText's $6B Micro Focus Buy, VMWare Deepens Microsoft Partnership, More News
OpenText buys Micro Focus while VMWare deepens its partnership for cloud computing with Microsoft. There is also news from Meta, HP and Hyland.
The Metaverse Will Develop Despite the Economic Downturn
Meta may have announced a hiring freeze to counter the slowing economy, but there is no slowing down the development of the metaverse.
Meta Improves Machine Translation Tech, Cloud Computing Is Booming, More News
Meta upgrades its No Language Left Behind AI model, EU data transfer woes, cloud computing continues to grow and more news.
Slack Huddles Up, Zoom's New Collaboration Environment, the Metaverse Gets a Standard & More News
Slack adds video chat and a new product for the public sector. Zoom announces Zoom One, the metaverse gets a standards forum and more digital workplace news.
The Metaverse Sure Feels Like an Enterprise Thing
Can a mass-market metaverse dream come true? Possibly, but the near-term value lies at work.
WhatsApp Upgrade Improves Business Appeal, Strivr Lands $35M for VR Training and More News
Zoom enters visual collaboration market, Microsoft rebrands governance products and more news from Strivr, Meta and Device42.
The Era of 'Company Before Self' Is Defunct
Corporate values that insist on putting the organization first miss the mark with today's workforce. Employee experience demands a different approach.
Collaboration & Productivity
Here's What Happened in My First Meeting in the Metaverse
Companies have to do something about soul-killing video meetings, and technologies like the metaverse offer possibilities that make even this skeptic excited.
Meta Provides Details on Its Metaverse Plans, SAP and Asana Debut Automation Features & More News
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated new AI features, HPE upgraded its 5G, Asana debuted new workflow automation features and more digital workplace news.
The New Metaverse: What's Different This Time?
According to the latest buzz, the metaverse will change everything about how we interact with each other. While potentially true, we should heed some warnings.
Workplace From Meta Releases New Events Features, Google Improves Smart Canvas Experience & More News
Workplace and Google upgrade their products, ShareGate makes migrations easier, Microsoft brings people back to the office and more digital workplace news.
Get Ready for the Metaverse to Go Mainstream
VR is the vanguard of the metaverse. But real-time telepresence, mixed reality and augmented reality will bring it one step closer to the digital workplace.
For Facebook, It’s Metaverse or Bust
Facebook has lost billions in its pursuit of the metaverse. Will Zuckerberg make his dream a reality, or will it all go down in smoke?