Taking Business Communication in Stride


Atlassian has announced the development of Stride, a new Slack-like workplace tool designed to streamline the communication process for business users. Stride enables teams to take action via both a smart text-based messaging service and a fully featured video and audio service. The latter functionality is made available thanks to Atlassian’s recent acquisition of Jitsi. The idea is to allow team members to convene instantly with built-in voice and video meetings that integrate conversations with collaborative tools.

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Surveys Reveal Lax Mobile Security Among Federal Workers


The use of mobile devices provides significant benefits in convenience and workplace productivity. However, two recent reports indicate that, in the enthusiasm for using mobile technologies, U.S. government workers too often ignore security protocols associated with mobile IT. The Office of Personnel Management hack revealed earlier this year, which affected more than 20 million people, drove an immediate effort to address federal IT security. That effort largely has focused on IT systems and bypassed mobile device security.

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Bezos Rebuffs Expose of Amazon's Cold-Blooded Culture


CEO Jeff Bezo on Sunday refuted contentions that Amazon has a draconian workplace culture. “The NYT article prominently features anecdotes describing shockingly callous management practices, including people being treated without empathy while enduring family tragedies and serious health problems,” Bezos wrote in an email sent to Amazon employees following the article’s publication. “The article doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day.”

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