Businesses have been flogging apps like Skype, Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp to help staff members communicate, manage their time and connect with other colleagues.
The apps have attracted billions of dollars in investment and hundreds of millions of dollars of sales in the past year.
But how does the internet work to make the internet useful to businesses?
The ABC’s Business in 60 Seconds team uses some simple tools to find out.
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How to get the most out of your job: What you need to knowThe internet has transformed our lives, said Dr John Dorney, an entrepreneur and professor at Newcastle University’s Business School.
We’re all connected to it, he said.
It’s what allows us to communicate with our friends and colleagues.
The internet is an amazing medium, but its also a dangerous one, he added.
You don’t want to get in the way of a colleague who’s trying to do the right thing, or a friend who’s going through a difficult time.
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