How to use group chat to strengthen company culture

Think about how you communicate with the people on your team and in your company. In today's offices, with distributed teams across the globe, we often don't have the luxury of just walking up and saying, Yo. This inevitable lack of face time (to say nothing about the missed opportunities to practice your Rocky Balboa voice) leads to more impersonal forms of communication, like email. And over time, a disconnected feeling grows and it affects culture. So, if you can't be together, you've got to replace that feeling of being together. A great way to do this is with group chat, because it encourages communication. And company culture is rooted in the ways teammates and coworkers communicate.

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Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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Top software development trends in 2016

With over 50,000 customer companies, Atlassian is in a unique position to spot software development trends by tapping into our best resource: our customers. We surveyed more 1,300 customers and turned our findings into an interactive resource you can use to see how your team stacks up against your peers. Here are some highlights and insights we pulled out of the raw data.

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As marketing becomes a more technical discipline, it's imperative to find tools that streamline processes, help teams communicate, and enhance work transparency. With these 5 integrations and add-ons for JIRA, Confluence, and HipChat (not to mention hundreds more in the Atlassian Marketplace), marketers can get tremendous ROI from their marketing technology stack.

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How HipChat and StatusPage help companies manage incidents

💩! There's a hiccup with your service. You jump into incident-management mode. Your users, who are already tweeting and sending support tickets, need to know what's up. Your team needs to come together to diagnose and fix the issue – FAST. This is the story of two HipChat customers, and how they use our integration with StatusPage to manage incidents.

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Any team that slings code for a living deals with service issues. They know all too well the hated red alert... the dreaded text in the middle of the night... the loathsome ping from a coworker telling them that $#!π just hit the fan. But what separates good services from great services is the ability to recover swiftly with minimal affect on users. And a big factor in swift recovery is ChatOps.

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