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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.

Teamwire Receives Trusted App Certification of MediaTest Digital

Teamwire was awarded the Trusted App seal by MediaTest Digital. The iOS and Android apps of Teamwire thereby show compliance with German data protection and security guidelines. Teamwire's apps are characterized by BDSG/GDPR-compliant data processing and secure data storage on iOS and Android devices.

Compliant Enterprise Messaging for the General Data Protection Regulation

Recently we wrote a blog post on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the WhatsApp problem of enterprises. On the one hand we highlighted the demanding data protection requirements for enterprises and the heavy fines due the GDPR. On the other hand we described why WhatsApp is not compliant with the GDPR and that the usage of WhatsApp for business purposes is a critical issue under the GDPR. As a consequence businesses should deploy a secure enterprise messaging app before the GDPR becomes into effect, in order to ensure strong data protection and compliance with the GDPR. Today we want to look into the necessary features of a secure enterprise messaging app (like e.g. Teamwire) to fully meet the requirements of the GDPR:

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