Slack and AWS recently announced a new partnership that will see the productivity service adopt Amazon’s Chime backend, with Amazon offering Slack services to all employees. It’s a big partnership for both parties, but does it signal broader intentions to eventually absorb Slack into Amazon? The implications are huge.
Palo Alto Networks reached an agreement to buy CloudGenix. Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss why they made the move and whether SD-WAN is just a SASE feature now. Plus they discuss why the bloom is off Zoom, if COVID-19 revealed a critical flaw in modern startups, and why Microsoft is trying to pitch Teams to consumers.
New ransomware attacked exfiltrate data prior to encryption for blackmail, IBM standardizes on Slack, the impact of India’s proposed data privacy law, and more this week. Rich Stroffolino is joined by Keith Townsend this week for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
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In this video, Rich Stroffolino looks at some recent analyst reports on who is actually paying for Slack and what it says about the platforms future versus Microsoft Teams. The media narrative has shifted to be a lot more skeptical of Slack since going public. Some of this is the intensifying competition with Microsoft Teams, but maybe it’s also a recognition that the novelty of team messaging has worn off.