How Collaboration in Tech is Changing and Why Developers Should Care

The business world is currently experiencing a revolutionary transformation. Propelled by changing demographics, the explosion of novel mobile devices and cloud-based applications, and the increasing availability of inexpensive Internet access, technology-driven businesses are seeking to capitalize on the evolving nature of today’s work. At the forefront of this evolution is the ongoing transformation of the meanings, functions, and capabilities of collaboration in both tech and the workplace more generally. Many contemporary businesses are trying to improve employee collaboration by adopting ever-greater numbers of standalone apps. Against this trend, this article will argue that the future of business collaboration is rooted in integrated social technologies and the abandonment of the “silo approach” to app design and usage.

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