Orient Magazine Issue 81 - April 2021 - Page 40

FUTURE OF WORK :
TEAM COLLABORATION TOOLS COMPARISON CHART

Team Collaboration Tools Comparison Chart

Contributed by Hitan Mehta & James Price of the Information & Communications Technology Committee
Microsoft Teams vs Zoom vs Webex vs Slack vs pretty much any other app out there . These team collaboration tools have become the hub of where we work in the modern world . But , finding the right team collaboration app ( or set of team collaboration apps ) is harder than it might first seem .
This article was originally published by Mio on medium . com , 4 th January 2021 ; ‘ Team Collaboration Tools Comparison Chart ( Microsoft Teams vs Zoom vs Google Meet vs Webex & More )'.
Microsoft Teams vs Zoom vs Webex vs Slack vs pretty much any other app out there . Hot topic throughout 2020 , right ?
You could spend hours reading blog posts weighing up two collaboration apps — only to find you ’ ve already got one in use or another department has already shortlisted something else .
That ’ s why we have created the team collaboration tools comparison chart .
We started with a focus on core chat and messaging features — and soon realized the process is not complete without at least looking at other features like genuine collaboration and video services .
David Maldow , Founder of Let ’ s Do Video also already created the comparison chart for video conferencing services .
This team collaboration tools comparison chart is split into sections that Mio customers have identified as the most important when assessing a team collaboration tool :
1 .
Collaboration
2 .
Security
3 .
Chat
4 .
Notifications
5 .
Guest access
6 .
Integrations
7 .
Interoperability
8 .
Pricing
One major point highlighted in the video is that Skype for Business Online is being retired in July 2021 . The on-premises versions will remain in existence for at least a few more years ; with Microsoft yet to confirm an endof-life date .
Here ’ s the full chart comparing Microsoft Teams , Skype for Business , Cisco Webex , Slack , Zoom Chat ,
RingCentral , and Google Chat . Some sections are intended highlevel . For example , security should be assessed on a business-bybusiness basis . Every business will have different security requirements internally .
This chart should act as a guide to help you complete various “ tick-box ” exercises when evaluating team collaboration apps .
We hope you find this team collaboration tools comparison chart useful . Feel free to send it to your colleagues and contacts who need to see this . Copying and pasting the image might get a bit fiddly ( size-wise ) so use this shareable link .
( Best viewed on a laptop / desktop due to the sheer volume of information included ).