Matthew Finnegan

Senior Reporter

Matthew Finnegan covers collaboration and other enterprise IT topics for Computerworld. He joined IDG in January 2013 and is based in Sweden.

What’s next for remote workers? A virtual ‘watercooler’

Microsoft unveils Viva, its employee-experience platform for Teams

Microsoft unveils Viva, its employee-experience platform for Teams

Calling employee experience the “new ERP,” Microsoft introduced four Viva “modules” that provide access to workplace learning, knowledge, analytics, and corporate info.

Microsoft to integrate Teams with SAP as partnership expands

Microsoft to integrate Teams with SAP as partnership expands

Business app integrations with Teams channels would be “next level of maturity” for the popular collaboration platform, says analyst.

Microsoft adds Teams ‘task publishing’ for front-line workers

Microsoft adds Teams ‘task publishing’ for front-line workers

The new features aimed at retailers include automated approvals, shift ‘tagging’ and integrations with workforce management systems.

Q&A: Workplace exec on employee productivity, app plans for 2021

Q&A: Workplace exec on employee productivity, app plans for 2021

With many companies eyeing “hybrid” workplace strategies this year, Facebook is looking to bolster its Workplace platform to make collaboration easier. Workplace executive Ujjwal Singh explained what's coming and why.

Businesses to boost collaboration spending in ‘21 as remote work continues

Businesses to boost collaboration spending in ‘21 as remote work continues

Not surprisingly, video and team collaboration tools will remain an enterprise priority in the coming year as many offices expect to remain largely closed until at least the summer.

5 IFTTT alternatives worth trying

5 IFTTT alternatives worth trying

Casting a roving eye beyond IFTTT in search of an alternative that makes more sense for you? Here are five worthy workflow automation competitors.

Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft's take on collaboration, group messaging and video continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams fits into the booming collaboration software market and what you need to know to evaluate it against rivals like Slack, Zoom...

Google services, apps hit by global outage

Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

Facebook eyes paid Workplace feature expansion, ends free tier

Facebook eyes paid Workplace feature expansion, ends free tier

The company says EU regulations accelerated planned pricing changes and will allow resources to be used to build new features for paid users.

Salesforce acquisition: What Slack users should know

Salesforce acquisition: What Slack users should know

The mega-deal makes sense for both vendors, but what does it mean for Slack customers?

Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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