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Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

While the rush to work from home (WFH) upended many corporate plans as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, returning to work might be even harder, according to Nirva Fereshetian. "There’s no going back to where we were," she says.

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Redefining productivity and compensation in an AI age

Artificial intelligence offers the promise of boosting productivity by automating mundane tasks. Here are some of the areas it might soon gain a foothold.

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The best office apps for Android

Create an optimal Android office app power-pack with these thoroughly researched recommendations.

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Which is better for collaboration – Yammer or Microsoft Teams?

Fundamentally, both Yammer and Teams (and email) are about conversation – but they support different types of communication and are for different audiences. The choice about which app to use depends on both.

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The creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

A former Googler who helped shape Gmail and then came up with Inbox has a plan for fixing the company's design sins in a totally different way.

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Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

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Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

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Gmail tips: Snoozing, shortcuts, and other time-savers

Save time and handle email more efficiently with these next-level Gmail tips.

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Atlassian unveils new efficiency tweaks for Confluence and Trello

The new features are designed to help improve efficiency for employees forced to work at home, far from their office colleagues.

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Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

A revamped Gmail could bolster interest in G Suite as it looks to take on rivals like Microsoft, Slack and others.

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Slack gets new analytics and metrics to track use at large organizations

A host of updates is designed to make it easier for Slack admins to manage the collaboration app as deployments scale up for Slack Plus and Enterprise Grid customers.

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How to get the most out of Slack

Since its arrival six years ago, Slack has evolved to become a leading cloud-based workplace collaboration app. Here's what it does, how to use it and why it could replace email in the future.

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How to work across time zones in Outlook

If you work with people in distant cities, keeping time zones in sync can be a challenge, as can keeping track of other countries’ holidays. But some versions of Microsoft Outlook can help.

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Slack’s new ‘Connect’ looks to better connect IMs, apps across companies

Building on its shared channels feature, Slack will now let up to 20 organizations collaborate in ways that could reduce the use of email for business communications.

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6 handy hidden features in Google Docs on Android

Boost your mobile productivity with these power-packed, time-saving features in the Docs Android app.

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This should be the future of Android messaging

Android 11 lays the groundwork for a clever new kind of streamlined messaging experience — but what we're seeing now is only half the story.

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PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

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