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Self-Hosted HipChat Alternative for Enterprises with Own Data Centers

Last week the professional collaboration tool Slack announced that it is acquiring the workplace chat tools HipChat and Stride from the software company Atlassian. The plan is to discontinue HipChat and Stride, and migrate their users to Slack. Apart of all the migration questions that users of HipChat and Stride are now bothering, there are even bigger problems for enterprises with the self-hosted version of HipChat:

New Feature: Quick Start of Large Group Chats and Combinations of Groups

 

Last week Teamwire released updated versions for all platforms that included important new features: Teamwire now enables employees to quickly create large group chats based on all kind of combinations of contacts, managed groups and user groups, and makes inviting multiple users to chats much easier.

External Communication: How to Message Customers and Suppliers with our Enterprise Messenger

There are many use cases and multiple productivity benefits by using an enterprise messenger for the internal communication. However, sometimes enterprises want to communicate with customers, partners, consultants or suppliers via the messenger as well. Since instant messaging is faster and more personal than email, and easier and more direct than phone calls, an enterprise messenger offers many advantages and use cases for the communication with customers and suppliers. Some examples for an external communication are:

Teamwire Releases Managed Groups and Managed Chats

Teamwire today announced new Managed Groups and associated Managed Chats for its enterprise messaging app. These new groups enable enterprises to centrally manage, control and where necessary adapt chats to participants. All in all, enterprises with new Managed Groups and Managed Chats can improve productivity, simplify administration and increase security.

Teamwire Releases New Monitoring and Audit Features for the Administrator Portal

Professional administration and leading compliance are important benefits of our enterprise messaging app. Teamwire today released a couple of new features for its administrator portal. The new administrative controls enhance monitoring of our messenger for enterprises and offer advanced audit functionality:

How to Identify if Your Enterprise Has a Shadow IT and a Whatsapp Problem?

The majority of executives and IT managers are normally unaware how many unauthorized shadow IT or shadow cloud apps and services their employees are using. Cloud apps and services are easy to use without oversight, they can be quickly adopted by employees or teams to solve business problems, and often no formal involvement of the enterprise's IT department is required. Since there is a huge demand for messaging for the internal business communication, if there is no enterprise messaging app available, employees are quick to use Whatsapp as an insecure and unprotected alternative (please read our blog posts on the disadvantagesdamages and security of Whatsapp). Actually many businesses currently have a huge Whatsapp problem as part of the shadow IT, because they haven't deployed an enterprise messaging app yet.

Best Practices for Implementing, Rolling Out and Using an Enterprise Messaging App

Today's blog post is a short guide, best practices and a couple of recommendations how enterprises can successfully deploy, roll-out and use an enterprise messaging app for their employees and teams:

Should Businesses Worry About The Encryption and Security of Whatsapp?

There has been a huge discussion recently about a security vulnerability of Whatsapp, which some people quickly proclaimed as a "backdoor" for governments to snoop on users. A new analysis by a security researcher showed that Whatsapp could read some messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol. Some security experts say that the vulnerability is a known “trade-off” due to the size of Whatsapp's user base and can hardly be used for mass surveillance. However, since Whatsapp always highlights its privacy and security, this raises some serious questions for its users. Enterprises and employees, which use Whatsapp for business purposes, ask themselves if they can rely on the encryption and security of Whatsapp?

Advanced User Management and Compliance with New Administrator Portal Features

One important aspect of Teamwire is fast, comprehensive and professional administration of all users of an organization. This ensures quick roll-outs, comprehensive access management, company-wide security, high service levels and easy support of users. Teamwire recently released various new features for its administrator portal in order to further improve user management and enable advanced corporate compliance.

Mobile Application Management with Automated Roll-outs and Data Retention

In an mobile first world the management and administration of mobile applications becomes increasingly important for businesses. Enterprises need a comprehensive mobile application management in order to easily configure apps, ensure company-wide compliance, enable fast deployments and protect corporate data. Teamwire has always provided a leading feature set for professional mobile application management and has supported the most important enterprise mobility solutions. Recently we released some innovative features that further improve mobile application management with automated roll-outs and data retention policies.  

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