Atlassian Summit 2015: how to convince your boss

Ahhh, the end of summer. (Or in the case of our southern hemisphere readers, the equally-lovely end of winter.) The kids are back in school, it's still warm enough to grill up some burgers n' brats, and your sunburns have finally healed. In short, everyone in the office is in a good mood. Which got me thinking: if I was one of the hundreds of Atlassian customers out there who'd like to attend Summit 2015, but hadn't gotten around to asking my manager about it, this is the time to do it. Now, if

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Are you a boss? Maybe not technically, but you should always be living the boss life. And that means taking control of your work environment so you can pop that collar and win those dollars. New features and improvements in HipChat are aimed at giving you the controls. Three newbies--per-room notifications, appearance settings, and custom emoticons for all--let you choose how you want to work.

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85% of the IT teams we surveyed use chat tools. That's a lot of people. 85% out of a 100% is a better number than Presidential election results, or how many customers were satisfied with The Baconator. We wanted to dig deeper, we wanted to know why IT loves them some chat instead of email. So, we went directly to the IT community to find out. We talked to agents, managers, and directors and asked them about how chat makes their work life awesome. Check out what they said.

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