Slack announcement Slack Connect, his attempt to replace email in the enterprise


The e-mail is slow, but when it comes to communication between organizations, it is about the best we have. Slack now think you can do better with Slack Connect.In appearance, the idea seems simple enough: Slack Connect allows you to up to 20 organizations to communicate via the channels Slack. Organizations can connect to streamlined communications, which should be much faster than the back-and-forth e-mail, not to mention the ability to communicate with so many emoji that you consider professionally acceptable.

But there are several complications with this idea, on which Slack stated that she worked for four years to mitigate. Different organizations have security protocols, and different requirements for the storage of the communication data; imagine communications between a start-up, a bank and a legal team, for example.

Slack says he has had to redesign its infrastructure to enable each organisation to be able to meet its specific standards, while enabling seamless communication with others. This has also necessitated a redesign of the interface to make it obvious when you communicate outside your organization and who has access to these conversations. The company is also working on the binding of the calendars between the organisations; integrations Outlook and Google Calendar to come will allow Slack to analyze the schedules of the companies and suggest meeting times available.

Slack said that it has tested the feature in a beta version is larger with over a million users in the last few months, with everything from government agencies to the conversations around its own funding cycles. In addition to the obvious advantages of the speed of communication via the application, the company notes that its platform strengthens the security at a basic level: 90% of data breaches come from phishing attacks, according to Slack. To this end, Slack has also said that he was working on a system of type-checking Twitter so that you can always have a clear indication that you are connecting with the right people.

Slack was launched with the goal of reducing our dependence on e-mail. For companies on the Slack that they need to partner with other companies on Slack, Connect could be a major step towards this goal. The feature is available from today for the paying users of Slack, although free users can also run a trial of “extended”.

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