Why IT people like Slack as much as their users do
No one likes to be the “No" guys. But a wave of new, consumer-like applications and cloud services crashing into the enterprise have sometimes forced IT to play that role.
After all, that “cool little app" doesn’t look so cool when it opens a security hole you could drive a truck through. Or crashes as soon as three teams try to use it at once.
Any IT team could be forgiven for concluding that popularity with users and enterprise- readiness are inversely correlated.
Slack is an exception.
Even though people can learn Slack in minutes, it’s also a highly engineered platform that passes the most stringent enterprise test.
We’d like to walk you through five big things that make Slack enterprise-grade:
The big one. No compromises allowed.
So you don’t bump your head on any ceilings.
You’re not in the market for more headaches.
Making the most of your current software investments.
- User love
Which isn’t usually on lists like this, but should be.
These five things are part of the reason companies like IBM, Capital One, Condé Nast, Target and Autodesk use Slack to make teamwork more agile.
We hope when you’ve finished this quick guide, you’ll agree: Collaboration and agility don’t have to come at the expense of enterprise-readiness.