OIT’s internal team messaging tool is currently offered through Slack. With Slack a user can organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on. Users can also create private channels for sensitive information, create private channels and invite a few team members. No one else can see or join your private channels. Direct messages between colleagues can also be done privately and secure.
Users can drag, drop, and share files with anyone on Slack. Images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable. If you use any services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box, just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too.
Applications can be configured to work directly in Slack and avoid the need to switch between apps. Everything in Slack—messages, notifications, files, and all—is automatically indexed and archived so that you can have it at your fingertips whenever you want. Slack also indexes the content of every file so you can search within PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, and more. With one search box and a set of powerful search operators, you can slice and dice your way to that one message in your communication haystack.
This tool is available for all OIT employees and others that need to collaborate with OIT.
There is no charge for this service.
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