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Cloud
ActiveCampaign extends Slack integration for customers
ActiveCampaign has announced an extended integration with Slack to provide a cost-effective way to facilitate seamless experiences across sales, marketing and customer support.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI-driven analytics delivered directly into Slack, Salesforce, and Google products
Sisense has announced the Sisense Extense Framework, developed to deliver AI-driven analytic experiences directly to users without leaving their workflow. 
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Slack
Salesforce announces the acquisition of Slack
CRM company Salesforce has announced the acquisition of Slack.
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Cloud
Slack announces new features: Huddles, Recordings, and Slack Atlas
Slack announces a new range of features, focusing on a ‘Digital First’ approach to working with Huddles, Video, Voice and Screen recordings, and Slack Atlas.
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Business communications
Employees say Slack should stay after the pandemic
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, collaboration platforms such as Slack have become the primary communication tool for the majority of organizations
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Cybersecurity
Slack unveils new security features as remote working skyrockets
Slack has introduced new security features, integrations and certifications to its platform in response to growing security concerns as more people work remotely.
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Microsoft Teams
Culture Amp announces new integrations with Microsoft Teams and Slack
These new integrations, which were prompted by the recent move of many to remote working setups, enables users to give and receive feedback without having to leave the primary application where they are completing their work.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS and Slack enter strategic partnership
Amazon Web Services has teamed up with and Slack Technologies in a new multi-year agreement that will deliver solutions for enhanced enterprise workforce collaboration. 
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Remote Working
Rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud as use of collaboration tools increase
“While we are seeing a tremendous amount of courage and global goodwill to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we also are unfortunately seeing an increase in bad actors looking to exploit the sudden uptick in cloud adoption."
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Cloud Security
Slack launches data residency in Australia
Slack selected Sydney, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Paris as the first four regions outside the United States to offer data residency to its users.
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Cloud
Microsoft to monetise huge Windows 10 userbase
Microsoft is using its massive userbase of one billion devices running on Windows 10 to monetise.
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Remote Working
Aussies keen to go remote, but businesses may not be prepared
A recent survey has shown that most Australian workers are finding remote work a boon, but businesses need to stay on top of tech to make it work.
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Remote Working
Slack hires new head of APAC as remote working business booms
Slack has reported that in the past seven weeks, more than 7,000 new companies have signed up to Slack as remote working becomes the new norm. 
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Unified Communications
Research: Communication tech key to business success
A new report by Slack and Cass Business School shows how communication is vital to business success, and the right tech can make all the difference.
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Digital Transformation
Slack launches global services partner program
“As the market continues to adapt to new ways of working, we are seeing unprecedented growth in the demand for services that enable customers to leverage Slack to drive organisation-wide transformation."
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Workflow Automation
Slack backs automated communication workflows
Slack is rolling out a new way for users to create customised workflows that automate the most routine processes and communications.
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Application Security
Slack tackles balance between productivity and security
The new features include more options to protect data without interrupting employees’ requirements to get work done.
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Microsoft
Why Microsoft's Slack beater is winning hearts and market share
A concise overview of Microsoft's Teams product and why it will be at the heart of business in 2019
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Microsoft Teams
New panoramic video conference camera by Jabra
The PanaCast is made for huddle rooms and spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video and audio, and data that is critical for modern video collaboration.
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Security vulnerabilities
Slack users urged to update to prevent security vulnerability
Businesses that use popular messaging platform Slack are being urged to update their Slack for Windows to version 3.4.0 immediately.
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Workflow Automation
Slack's 2019 feature roadmap unveiled
Including shared channels across organisations, workflow automation, greater email and calendar integration, and streamlined search.
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Encryption
Slack doubles down on enterprise key management
EKM adds an extra layer of protection so customers can share conversations, files, and data while still meeting their own risk mitigation requirements.
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Collaboration
Cloud communications turns US$45b collaboration market on its head
It comes as little surprise that cloud is continuing on its disruptive path – this time in the collaboration market.
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Digital workplace
Exclusive: Why embracing digital workplaces is essential in 2019
"By using various integrations and creating bots within Slack, our teams have extensive visibility across relevant parts of the business, encouraging team collaboration and productivity."