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Top 10 business collaboration stories of 2016

Matt Kapko | Dec. 19, 2016
The year 2016 was an especially busy one in the enterprise collaboration market. CIO.com shares its picks for the most significant collaboration stories of 2016.

6) GE CIO Jim Fowler talks collaboration and IT transformation

Fowler spoke with CIO.com to discuss collaboration tools, shifting IT priorities and why the traditional CIO role is going away. He also helped explain why so many vendors try to do enterprise collaboration differently, with a focus on their distinct strengths.

7) Why Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Slack tackle the enterprise differently

The future of work will be defined by the unique approaches of technology's shining stars, including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Slack. Here's how (and why) these four tech leaders take different approaches to enterprise adoption.

Some of the most popular consumer messaging apps still generate interest among today's workers, as well, but not all IT leaders are happy with the potential threats they pose. 

8) Popular messaging apps present real enterprise threat

CIOs and other IT professionals need to strategically manage the use of today's popular consumer messaging apps in the enterprise. While that process can be a challenge, it's possible to protect the business without blocking all rogue IT.

Facebook, Microsoft and Google are all developing new apps and strategies for the future of work, and one popular app in particularly, Slack, faces new challenges from these deep-pocketed competitors.

9) Why Slack should worry about Facebook, Microsoft and Google

The market for enterprise messaging and collaboration apps is bigger and more crowded than ever. CIO.com spoke with a set of experts on why the market is bustling, where it's heading and why Slack faces stiff competition.

Finally, a survey of executives commissioned by Adobe concluded that more than half of all professionals think mobile apps for messaging and collaboration are critical to their organizations' success.

10) Messaging and collaboration tools are most valuable enterprise apps 

More and more companies use enterprise-specific mobile apps to boost operational efficiency, according to Adobe, and if your organization does not, you're at a competitive disadvantage. Adobe also created a five-step plan to help enterprises get the most from their mobile apps.

 

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