Stand up! How remote teams perform daily standups

| May 15, 2017

Anyone who works remotely knows the importance of staying in sync with teammates—to push through roadblocks, avoid duplicate work, and share updates. “Standups”—a daily routine in which every team member shares their progress—have become popular amongst technical teams, but the truth is that any and every team can (and will) benefit, especially dispersed teams.

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Separating fact from fiction: 8 workplace myths debunked

, Product Marketing | May 10, 2017

“Truth” can be a game of smoke and mirrors, the difference between fact and fiction fuzzier now more than ever. But when working with our teams, it’s extremely important to understand our own biases and predispositions in order to collaborate at our best.

Teaming up with our friends at Trello and join.me, we surveyed 1,000 people about 8 workplace “myths.” Based in fact, these results give you the power to flush out processes that don’t work and build the ones that do.

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I sent 3 emails in 1 month—here’s how

, Product Marketing | April 28, 2017

HipChat was never created to be an email killer. For many teams—and even my teammates—email still holds important benefits. But for me, the need for email is (almost) dead.

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4 HipChat features you should be using, but (maybe) aren’t

| April 28, 2017

There are a bunch of ways HipChat saves you time and mental energy, so you can be as productive as possible. Here are 4 of our favorites—if you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some of the simplest yet most effective features we’ve got!

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HipChat security notice follow-up—guest access reset

, Chief Security Officer | April 27, 2017

As shared in https://blog.hipchat.com/2017/04/24/hipchat-security-notice, our Security Intelligence Team detected a security incident affecting a server in the HipChat Cloud web tier earlier this week. Our ongoing investigation has not revealed any additional evidence of unauthorized access to content or data.

However, as an added precaution, we have reset guest access URLs for any HipChat rooms that have guest access enabled.

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HipChat security notice

, Chief Security Officer | April 24, 2017

This weekend our Security Intelligence Team detected a security incident affecting a server in the HipChat Cloud web tier. The incident involved a vulnerability in a popular third-party library used by HipChat.com. We have found no evidence of other Atlassian systems or products being affected.

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Get started with ChatOps in 3 simple steps

, Product Marketing | March 29, 2017

You spend half your day communicating with your team in chat and the other half jumping between other apps, browser tabs, and email chains. If you’ve ever thought there must be a better way, you’re right on the money. Today’s technology offers the advantage of bringing all your team’s important information into one cohesive workflow. We call this ChatOps.

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5 simple ways your IT team can embrace ChatOps

, Product Marketing | March 28, 2017

As an IT professional, you’re all about creating the fastest, smoothest, most forward-thinking solutions. Being on the cutting edge of technology, you may have heard of this ChatOps thing a time or two. Joining your everyday tasks with your everyday communications in one central hub—what could be simpler or more potent than that?

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4 tips for scaling your business from a few to many

| March 21, 2017


This is a guest blog post by Jack Saville, Online Marketer at Bynder.

When a company grows from tens to hundreds of employees in a short period of time, there are bound to be growing pains. How do people meet and work closely together? How does company culture thrive? At Bynder, a digital asset management provider, we faced these questions head-on—growing from 50 to 250 employees in two years.

As hard as growing can be, we’ve found some simple ways to scale our business and maintain our core values. Here are some nuggets of wisdom we’d love to share.

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Meet Polly Bot: Add polls to your rooms

| March 14, 2017

Where should your team meet after work for drinks? What color should your T-shirts be? Who should be your team’s mascot? You’ve all got opinions, and Polly Bot keeps tally of them so your team can make a decision. Create the poll, monitor it, and shut it down—all within your HipChat room.

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