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.

Q&A: Qwick CEO details his company's 4-day workweek trial

Async video platform Loom gets collaborative ‘HQ’

Async video platform Loom gets collaborative ‘HQ’

With aynchronous video evolving into an alternative to real-time conversations, companies like Loom are scrambling to add capabilities to their apps and software.

At Enterprise Connect, IT pros set out their hybrid work strategies

At Enterprise Connect, IT pros set out their hybrid work strategies

Hybrid remote work brings opportunities – and headaches – for IT. A panel of enterprise tech leaders explained their various strategies at this year’s Enterprise Connect industry conference.

Four-day workweek’s popularity grew during the pandemic — survey

Four-day workweek’s popularity grew during the pandemic — survey

As companies scrambled during the COVID-19 outbreak to reorient their workplace procedures and processes, one idea that gained ground was a shorter workweek.

Slack suspends access for Russia-based customers

Slack suspends access for Russia-based customers

Parent company Salesforce has pledged to stop selling to customers in Russia because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Q&A: AstraZeneca CIO Cindy Hoots on COVID-19, collaboration — and change

Q&A: AstraZeneca CIO Cindy Hoots on COVID-19, collaboration — and change

Pharmaceutical bigwig AstraZeneca, like most other companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, had to develop a remote-work strategy for its 70,000 workers quickly. Here’s what the company did and what lessons it learned.

Tech giants move to reopen offices, but differ on hybrid-work plans

Tech giants move to reopen offices, but differ on hybrid-work plans

Apple, Google, and Twitter are taking different paths to flexible work policies as they move to reopen their offices; Microsoft started its reopening Feb. 28.

Coda and Notion turn up the heat on Microsoft Office

Coda and Notion turn up the heat on Microsoft Office

The two hyped productivity software startups recently unveiled updates to their respective apps that are increasingly seen as a viable alternative to established Office software.

Employee monitoring risks ‘spiraling out of control,’ union group warns

Employee monitoring risks ‘spiraling out of control,’ union group warns

The Trades Union Congress, which represents most UK unions, argues that the ride of worker surveillance during the global COVID-19 pandemic requires new regulations.

Slack outage stymies some business users

Slack outage stymies some business users

The team channels platform went down at mid-morning in the US; Slack worked for several hours to find and fix the problem.

Google updates Workspace’s ‘smart canvas,’ shutters Currents

Google updates Workspace’s ‘smart canvas,’ shutters Currents

AI-generated Doc summaries and Google Maps “smart chips” are coming to the Workspace productivity suite, while the Currents enterprise social network will be replaced by Spaces in 2023.

After the shift to remote work, new hope for a four-day workweek

After the shift to remote work, new hope for a four-day workweek

The five-day, 40-hour workweek has been the standard for more than 100 years. But the shifts brought about since 2020 by the pandemic are prompting new talk that a four-day workweek makes more sense.

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