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Michelle
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3/31/2016 | 10:39:34 PM
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This list isn't what I expected to see -- with the exception of Slack. I fully expected Slack to rank highly among enterprise users. I haven't even heard of some of these platforms. 
SaneIT
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4/1/2016 | 8:28:11 AM
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I have to say that I've touched nearly every product on the list so none of them really surprised me but Slack being at the top of the growth chart does surprise me a little.  Maybe it is O365 missing a quick ad hoc collaboration tool but every Slack implementation I've seen models an IRC channel more than anything else. I keep seeing it used as a chat service outside the corporate tools for less business related conversations.  Just rolling out O365 with Skype for Business cut down Slack traffic significantly.   Many of the other tools on the list fill niches with easy to deploy cloud based components.
Michelle
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4/1/2016 | 11:08:10 PM
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@Sane so it's not just me - Slack seems more like IRC than anything else. My employer uses Office360 and Skype for Business. There's no need to add Slack when you already pay for a dedicated chat tool that includes group conversations, video, and conference options. 
SaneIT
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4/4/2016 | 8:18:20 AM
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I've tried to like Slack and I can see the draw in terms of low cost unified communications.  For smaller groups it is easy to setup and get going for free but as you mentioned there are products like Skype for Business that offer similar tools and they are more tightly integrated with other business tools.  I think Slack is a good incubator though, their bots seem to have inspired Microsoft to add bots to everything and Skype for Business really has come together in the past 6 months offering more services to compete with the start ups. 


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