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Self-Hosted HipChat Alternative for Enterprises with Own Data Centers

Last week the professional collaboration tool Slack announced that it is acquiring the workplace chat tools HipChat and Stride from the software company Atlassian. The plan is to discontinue HipChat and Stride, and migrate their users to Slack. Apart of all the migration questions that users of HipChat and Stride are now bothering, there are even bigger problems for enterprises with the self-hosted version of HipChat:

WhatsApp Ban in the Enterprise: GDPR-Compliant Messaging Apps, Alternatives and Solutions

The use of WhatsApp as part of shadow IT is very common in enterprises. This actually affects every industry, sector and function as well as the entire public sector. Since a WhatsApp usage in the enterprise is not legally compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and WhatsApp can not adequately protect corporate data, more and more companies are banning the use of WhatsApp for business purposes: Deutsche Bank banned WhatsApp and similar messaging apps a long time ago. The automotive supplier Continental has also recently opted for a ban of WhatsApp in the enterprise. Teamwire knows many other companies and organizations that have also banned WhatsApp for business communications. Enterprises know ask themselves the following questions:
   => What are possible solutions for the WhatsApp problem?
   => What secure and GDPR-compliant messaging apps and alternatives are there for businesses and the public sector?
We want to discuss these points in more detail in this blog article.

Teamwire at CEBIT 2018

Teamwire is going to present its secure enterprise messaging app at CEBIT in Hannover from 12th to 15th June, 2018. The new CEBIT is a business festival for innovation and digitization. CEBIT ist a triple-punch event featuring exhibits, conferences and networking. CEBIT covers the digitization of business, government and society from every angle.

Data Protection Advice - Katharina Mitterer Talking about the GDPR and Secure WhatsApp Alternatives for Enterprises

Today we sat down with lawyer Katharina Mitterer from the law firm ZIRNGIBL and talked in detail about the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With this interview we want to inform enterprises and public authorities about the challenges of the GDPR, what has to be taken into account for the implementation of the GDPR and what requirements exist for GDPR compliant IT tools and messaging apps.

The Importance of Enterprise Messaging for IoT

For many enterprises the internet of things (IoT) is a very important topic. Given the millions of devices that are forecast to be attached the internet, most enterprises are somehow affected by IoT. As part of IoT effective communication and fast information exchange is a key concern. That’s where enterprise messaging apps come into play. In this blog post we want to describe the importance, requirements and use cases of enterprise messaging apps for IoT.

Teamwire at MobileIron Live 2018

Teamwire is going to present its secure enterprise messaging app at MobileIron Live! in Berlin from 16th to 17th May, 2018. MobileIron Live! is a leading event for enterprise mobile security. The event brings together decision makers, leading software vendors and experts from all segments of the IT community.

Audit-Proof Archiving of the Communication via an Enterprise Messaging App

There are several legal requirements that oblige companies to archive business communications. This applies to traditional media such as the letter and the fax as well as to digital media for the communication such as the email but also instant messaging and chat apps and even chat bots. In the following, we describe which communications have to be documented and archived by an enterprise messaging app.

Security Advisory for Meltdown and Spectre

Last week two critical security threats, called „Meltdown“ and „Spectre" were made public, that exploit common features of modern microchips. Teamwire is concerned about these security flaws. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect nearly all computing devices and operating systems - iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, etc. For everybody, who works with smartphones, tablets, computers or other gadgets with microprocessors, it is very important to apply all software updates for operating systems and minimize the risks of potential attacks.

Happy New Year - Predictions for Enterprise Messaging Apps for 2018

We want to thank all our customers, users and partners for the great collaboration in 2017 and wish everyone a happy, healthy and successful year 2018! Since this is the time where many people reflect on the past year and plan for the new year, we would like to make some predictions and highlight some trends for enterprise messaging apps in 2018:

Checklist for GDPR Compliance for Secure Enterprise Messaging Apps

With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018 for all enterprises in the European Union, we currently get increasing enquiries for Teamwire from businesses that seek a secure enterprise messaging app. Due to the potentially high fines of the GDPR and related financial risks, many businesses are not willing to tolerate WhatsApp as part of the shadow IT anymore and as an alternative look for a secure enterprise messaging app that is compliant with the GDPR. 

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