Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Slack, Has AWS and Google Docs on a ‘Discouraged’ List

Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Slack, Has AWS and Google Docs on a ‘Discouraged’ List

Photo: Altaf Qadri (AP)PC giant Microsoft has informed its staff not to use popular chat app and competitor Slack, adding it to a list of “prohibited and discouraged technology” comprised of software and services that it does not want employees using outside of specific circumstances, Geekwire reported on Friday. Geekwire obtained a copy of the…

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When Employees Are Using Software That IT Hasn’t Approved

When Employees Are Using Software That IT Hasn’t Approved

Executive Summary In many organizations, front-line managers develop their own IT solutions independently of the IT function, usually because IT managed initiatives aren’t delivering solutions in time.  This can present risks for the organization, and in order to better ensure that front-line managers don’t go rogue on digital, IT functions should establish a central IT unit…

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Group of employees call for end to Microsoft’s $480M HoloLens military contract

Group of employees call for end to Microsoft’s $480M HoloLens military contract

More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed a letter sent to CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith criticizing the company’s plans to build HoloLens AR tech for the military, the organizing group said Friday. The development is part of a $480 million military contract that Microsoft won this past November. The group’s letter demands…

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