Collaboration software helps executives and teams communicate effectively for big corporate projects and the two main players in this industry have been a software called "Slack" and Microsoft's very own, "Microsoft Teams". Slack offers convenient inter-communication within the company members, where employees can share simple messages, tools, or files.
IBM has taken Slack its ruling chat communication throughout the company to more than 350,000 employees, according to Business Insider. Slack will need to continue getting more large customers like IBM in order to keep this up, so it will be interesting to see how well the company does on that front. A few years ago, IBM and Apple made headlines as the former opted to shift 25% of its 537,000 active laptops from PCs to Macs. And the rollout to all employees locks that in. As of a year ago, there were 165,000 IBM employees using Slack following the launch of its Enterprise Grid service.
Last month IBM's longtime CEO Ginny Rometty announced her retirement. IBM's Konrad Lagarde, who is in charge of the transition and is the director of productivity and developer tooling, said that IBM is adopting Slack mainly because its employees liked using the service.
"(The employees) started explaining what they were doing and how they were using Slack to communicate.
Bloomberg's reporter, Noah Smith, argued that the country has performed creditably on development metrics and simply needs to break free of dependence on commodities.
This is a big win for Slack over Microsoft. This is a significant increase from the 165,000 users of IBM Slack, reported in 2019 after the launch of the company's services grid.
IBM's decision comes just weeks after Microsoft has begun to boost TV ad for Tim. Microsoft has caught up and overtaken Slack over the a year ago, which led to the team being actively used by 20 million people every day compared with 12 million Slack.