Facebook plans to launch its enterprise collaboration tool "Facebook at Work" publicly next month, according to The Information, following the Slack competitor's time in private beta since January 2015. Technology vendors are using a gloomy backdrop to pitch omnichannel, analytics and the Internet of things as magic bullets vs. Amazon. Like the consumer version of Facebook, the enterprise offering will have your News Feed, Groups, Events, and a dedicated Messenger app -- though it will be company specific. There are said to be audio and video calling to compete with Slack and Skype. Previously thought to be available for free, Facebook is said to offer Facebook at Work in a per seat pricing model, rather than charging a flat rate for the company to access the service.
Sep-28-2016, 02:50:34 GMT