Shares in Slack, the US version of The Nail, surged more than 20 per cent on Monday after reports that IBM had transferred all 350,000 of its employees to the job chat app. The move makes IBM the largest single customer in Slack’s history. Slack is under increasing competitive pressure from Microsoft Teams, a Microsoft team collaboration application. A “list of prohibited and discouraged technologies” obtained by the media previously showed that Microsoft did not allow employees to use Slack.
IBM has worked with Slack since 2014. IBM said part of the reason for the rollout of Slack to all employees was that employees were free to use the app before the company came into contact with Slack.
Slack, which listed on the NYSE in June last year, has seen its share price rise by more than 50 per cent on its first day of trading, making it the second directly listed company in NYSE history.
Slack is similar to nail or business version QQ, or enterprise WeChat, founded in 2013, is an enterprise collaboration application, collection chat groups, large-scale tool integration, file integration, unified search function as a whole, become a decentralized communication of the gathering center, in the work scene to achieve information aggregation.
Slack is known as the “mail killer”, and a statistic says that after Using Slack, users’ mail smaller by at least 50 percent.
Slack’s shares were trading at $26.16, down 13.79 percent.