MarTech Minute: Slack + Teams? And more martech joins the fight
Overnight, communications platforms became perhaps the most crucial piece of martech as the world was sent home to work.
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BETTER TOGETHER. Slack, the communication platform that practically everybody on the planet is using, is working on an integration with Microsoft Teams, the platform that everybody who is not on Slack is using, according to CNBC. Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield said the integration would be for Teams calls. Slack already has OneDrive integration. Why we care. Overnight, communications platforms became perhaps the most crucial piece of martech as the world was sent home to work. Slack, Zoom, Google and Microsoft are all top players in connecting workforces and clients. It makes sense they are going to start connecting with one another even more. Source: CNBC
ESSENTIAL REGISTRY: Phunware, a cloud platform that claims to provide end-to-end services for mobile apps such as analytics, content management and app development, has used it tech to create a National Ventilator Registry. The company said its Knowledge Graph technology is up to the task of tracking these essential devices in real-time. Why we care. We’ll keep tabs to find out if this gets used, but now is a time to give. The martech community is flush with innovative solutions. We’ll continue to highlight when companies are putting their platforms to use in this time of crisis. Source: Phunware
GIVE. JotForm also has announced that it has created what it calls the Coronavirus Responder Program that will give free pro plan access to healthcare facilities, nonprofits or government organizations that deal with protected health information. Unlike its free platform, only the company’s pro plan has features that ensure HIPAA-compliance in its forms. Why we care. Same as above. The first responders in this fight, our healthcare workers, need support from all angles. Help them if you can. Source: JotForm