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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. 

Secure WhatsApp Alternative for Enterprises and the Public Sector

Currently many large enterprises, small and medium businesses as well as the public sector look for a secure WhatsApp alternative (e.g. Teamwire) for their organization. In the following we want to give an overview why this is an important problem to solve, and what features a messaging app requires to serve as a secure WhatsApp alternative for enterprises.

Use Cases and Advantages of Chat Bots for Enterprises

Chat bots and integrations are a very important topic for digitization and enterprise productivity in the mobile age. Chat bots help to speed up work processes, simplify the exchange of information and automate processes. Today, we discuss which concepts are possible for chat bots and which use cases and advantages result for enterprises.

Finanz Informatik Chooses Teamwire as Secure WhatsApp Alternative

Finanz Informatik, based in Frankfurt am Main, is the IT service provider of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe. Its customers include hundreds of savings banks, eight state banks, DekaBank, eight state savings banks, public insurers as well as other companies of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe and the financial sector. Finanz Informatik offers comprehensive IT services - from application development, infrastructure and datacenter operation to consulting, training and support. With OSPlus, the company now represents one of the leading global banking systems for the German market.

Self-Hosted Messengers and Chat Apps for Enterprises - Important Requirements

Enterprises often want to have full control of the data and thus the servers of the software which they use. This is important to ensure maximum data protection and security. Those enterprises require a self-hosted solution of a messenger or chat app, which can be deployed in a private cloud or the on-premise infrastructure of the business.

Teamwire Releases Open API for the Integration into the Enterprise IT Ecosystem

Teamwire is happy to publicly release an open API to integrate the IT ecosystem of a business and our enterprise messenger. With the new API any kind of 3rd party software and services can be connected to Teamwire. The purpose of the API is to automate processes and accelerate workflows, and thereby simplify the information exchange and increase the productivity of the employees and the business overall.

How Enterprises Protect Themselves Against Warnings Because Of WhatsApp

A German court today ruled that WhatsApp violates the data protection law and WhatsApp users can be warned theoretically. When using WhatsApp, the phone numbers of all contacts in the address book are automatically passed on to the messenger. According to the judgment of the District Court of Bad Hersfeld (Germany), WhatsApp thereby violates the right of the users to informational self-determination. The judgment ultimately affects not only private users, but also companies and authorities that use WhatsApp for business purposes. Many enterprises are now wondering how they could be affected by warnings and how they can protect themselves against such warnings.

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