MERIT Solutions Blog

MERIT Solutions has been serving the Chesapeake area since 1982, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Collaboration is Priority in These Updates

Collaboration is Priority in These Updates

Collaboration is a key part of business today, which has led to many developers and providers entering the business of collaboration. These developers are in deep competition with each other, each trying to update their offering to be better than the others’. Recently, Facebook Workplace, Slack, and Google’s Gmail each received collaboration-boosting updates.

Facebook Workplace Improves Communication
If there’s anything that is critical for collaboration to take place, it would have to be communication. To this end, Facebook has created a desktop app to work with the chat element of their enterprise social network, Workplace. Workplace Chat, as the application is called, allows users to share screens and files in addition to the prerequisite text and video capabilities apps of its kind usually feature. There are also integrations with third-party applications in the pipeline for Workplace Chat, which will only help the over 30,000 organizations that leverage Workplace to communicate more clearly and effectively.

Slack Adds Improved Screen Sharing
Slack has always been intended for collaboration, reaching back to when it was an internal tool to assist in game development. While Slack has offered a comprehensive set of collaboration tools, its screen sharing tool is getting a pretty impressive upgrade: interactivity.

After Slack purchased Screenhero in 2014, certain features and elements have been slowly incorporated into Slack’s flagship application, with the latest update as of this writing finally moving the last function over to Slack. Now, paid subscribers will be able to use an improved version of Slack’s remote access capability that enables users to share control of the displayed screen, a useful feature for remote workers. With the ability to make temporary notes, navigate through the shared document, and edit it freely, Slack has given its previous collaboration functions a considerable upgrade.

Gmail Accepting Third-Party Add-Ons
Google plans to make Gmail play nicely with common enterprise applications, potentially improving upon the utility that the email program offers. By accessing the settings button, Gmail users will soon be able to use a variety of tools and programs to incorporate information without having to leave Gmail. With a growing list that includes, among other programs, Trello, DocuSign, Intuit QuickBooks Invoicing, and RingCentral, Gmail will soon have the means to become an invaluable collaboration tool. App developers will even be able to create add-ons for their applications with a write-once code.

What is your favorite collaboration tool? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to this blog!

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 17 December 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Cloud Technology Privacy Best Practices Business Computing Hackers Software Malware Network Security Hosted Solutions Backup google Internet Productivity Computer Microsoft Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Managed IT Services Business IT Support Windows 10 VoIP IT Services User Tips Outsourced IT Innovation Business Management Email Hardware Mobile Devices Mobility Productivity Windows Managed IT communications Efficiency Smartphone Mobile Device Management Ransomware Small Business Apps Save Money Data Backup Cybercrime Saving Money Server Telephone Systems Law Enforcement Hosted Solution Quick Tips Operating System Android Virtualization browser Cybersecurity Password Information Technology Recovery Chrome Microsoft Office VPN BYOD Data Passwords BDR Data Recovery Money Gadgets Holiday Office 365 Budget Social Smartphones upgrade Data Management Wireless Communication Unsupported Software Google Drive Hacking Avoiding Downtime Facebook Cloud Computing Government Health Miscellaneous Work/Life Balance Managed Service Provider Computers Wi-Fi Workplace Tips Firewall Application Proactive IT Phishing Social Media Current Events Best Practice Audit Managed IT Services Personal Information Politics search Data Security App USB Save Time Risk Management User Error Identity Theft Automation Telephony Alert Shortcut Office tips Applications Private Cloud IT solutions History SaaS End of Support Remote Computing Vulnerability Spam DDoS Antivirus Samsung Content Filtering Battery Internet of Things HaaS Data Storage Television Social Engineering The Internet of Things Compliance Humor Disaster Apple Streaming Media Employer-Employee Relationship Automobile WiFi Two-factor Authentication Sports Going Green Network Bandwidth Saving Time Cleaning Google Docs Office Computer Care Hacker Phone System Solid State Drive Internet Exlporer Wireless Technology Data Protection Collaboration Users Encryption IT Support iPhone Mobile Computing Artificial Intelligence Commerce Transportation Flexibility Gmail Cost Management Robot Windows 10 Update Lifestyle Router Business Intelligence Touchscreen Vendor Management Twitter control How To Outlook Benefits Laptop Uninterrupted Power Supply Word WSJ Legislation Managed IT Service Unified Threat Management Exchange Excel iOS Windows Ink Distributed Denial of Service Touchpad altivista Entertainment Comparison Training Reputation Computer Fan Upgrades Advertising Electronic Medical Records SBS Regulation Google Maps OneNote compaq Point of Sale HIPAA Specifications Screen Mirroring Data Breach Company Culture Dark Web Consultant Wearable Technology Data storage Black Market Sync Software as a Service Meetings Smart Technology hp Administration Chromecast Sales Avoid Downtime Cast Emails Value domain Shadow IT Adobe Data Loss Settings Document Management Colocation Experience Retail Marketing Hard Drives remote Tech Support Licensing Files eWaste Yahoo Administrator Conferencing Video Games Lithium-ion battery HBO Webinar Running Cable Server 2008 Virtual Reality Mobile Microsoft Excel Scam Ali Rowghani Relocation Music Access Gifts Legal IT solutions Trending Professional Services File Sharing Employer Employee Relationship Analytics IT Management Windows 10s Nanotechnology PDF Keyboard server installation dvd "cannot install required files" Instant Messaging Travel Worker Commute Storage Computer Accessories stock Mobile Device Big Data Credit Cards WIndows Server 2008 Hard Disk Drive Root Cause Analysis Text Messaging Managing Stress Tablets Cortana tweet Books FAQ Scalability Patch Management Augmented Reality Hiring/Firing calculator Education NFL CrashOverride Safety Emergency WannaCry Cache Monitors Worker Remote Monitoring Redundancy Thank You Congratulations

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Recent Comments

Anna Jackson 5 SEO Tools To Get a Google-Eye View of Your Website
15 September 2017
Hello Randall! I was doing very important work but due to your subject I felt better to stay at you...
David Miller Not all project-management tools are right for all businesses
25 August 2017
All the points depicted by you in this blog is v.apt. I love the title of this blog because it says ...