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Intellyx | October 13, 2021

Mattermost Update: Adding Project and Workflow Management to Create an Integrated, Developer-centric Collaboration Platform

“Mattermost has long focused on enabling developer communication through its open-source messaging platform. Today, however, it has raised the stakes with the announcement of two new platform components.”

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Techzine | October 13, 2021

New Mattermost release aims to secure more efficiency in DevOps teams

“Today, Mattermost is introducing a set of built-in alternatives to tools like Slack, Trello and Notion. The additions serve to improve the sprint, release management and incident resolution capabilities of developers. Highly needed, says Ian Tien, co-founder and CEO. ‘R&D teams tell us that 40 percent of the workweek is lost to tool fragmentation, manual tasks, fragile workflows and process failure.'”

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Press Release | October 13, 2021

Mattermost Launches New Project and Workflow Management Solutions for Developers

Mattermost, Inc. today announced several new additions to its open source project at KubeCon® North America 2021, launching and integrating modern project and workflow management solutions into its popular developer collaboration platform.

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VMblog | October 12, 2021

Improve Agility without Sacrificing Control: The Open Source Competitive Edge

“Here are four reasons why adopting open source technology can help organizations improve productivity, collaboration, and agility – while driving better technical and business outcomes without compromising security and control.”

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VentureBeat | June 18, 2021

Cutting Slack: When open source and team chat tools collide

“Some of our most popular, innovative features have been proposed or implemented by the community,” Tien said. “If Mattermost were an entirely proprietary product, we surely would have missed out some of the amazing ideas coming from our contributors.”

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Tech Radar | May 3, 2021

When open source is done right, the sky's the limit

When you get the balance right, you have one group of users driving adoption of open source getting a lot of value – in our case developers wanting to collaborate more productively – with a second group with different priorities purchasing the commercial version–in our case managers and IT administrators in enterprises wanting sophisticated tools to control and administer their end user communities at scale, who are getting so much value from the offering.

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Toolbox | February 11, 2021

What Lies Ahead for Developers in 2021? Insights from 6 Experts

“Smart organizations took notice of developer expertise and best practices and applied them across the enterprise from running effective remote meetings to onboarding new employees, and even how to create custom emojis.”

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DZone | January 19, 2021

6 Steps to Collaboration Nirvana

“Organizations that have implemented or extended DevOps processes and found new ways to collaborate are closer than their competitors to collaboration nirvana. How can others follow in their footsteps? “

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eWEEK | January 5, 2021

How to Improve Remote Collaboration in 2021

“With a distributed team, it’s not uncommon for messages to be sent when people are offline. While organizations don’t need to implement a formal process for different time zones or offline message reception, it can help preface messages with ‘Not Urgent’ or other qualifiers if they know someone is likely to be offline.”

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Defense Visual Information Distribution Service | November 12, 2020

Travis Airmen modernizes the Air Force w/ the Digital Airmen Initiative

“’Mattermost is an app being utilized to replace other forms of communication such as email or workflow and was designed to help Airmen accomplish missions more efficiently,’ said Maj. Eric Robinson, 21st Airlift Squadron Phoenix Spark representative.”

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Toolbox | November 11, 2020

Mattermost Takes a Shot at DevOps Collaboration With New SaaS Tool

“One of the important points to note here is that Mattermost Cloud is built to preserve privacy through a high-trust deployment option with dedicated single-tenant cloud infrastructure, enterprise-grade secure network topology, and strict data residency options.”

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siliconAngle | November 11, 2020

Mattermost looks to boost DevOps collaboration with cloud platform

“Mattermost thus enables DevOps teams to collaborate throughout the incident lifecycle from triage and investigation, finally resolution and autopsy — involving the entire team and enabling whatever depth is needed for users to understand their roles to get the job done.”

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DevOps.com | November 11, 2020

Mattermost Offers DevOps Command Center in the Cloud

“Mattermost Cloud is essentially a DevOps command center that provides single pane-of-glass pre-built workflows that address most common DevOps processes. IT teams can add their own custom workflows as their DevOps processes mature.”

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GlobeNewswire | November 11, 2020

Mattermost Launches New SaaS Platform to Optimize DevOps Collaboration

“Mattermost Cloud enables developers to collaborate in a high-trust environment. The cloud platform offers a high-trust deployment option in a single-tenant, dedicated infrastructure including an isolated Kubernetes cluster, secure network topology with VPC peering, and strict data residency options across global regions.”

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Business Insider | June 19, 2019

This open source messaging startup raised $50 million to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams and rope in customers who care a lot about privacy

“Mattermost, a messaging app designed for businesses with serious privacy and security needs, announced a $50 million funding round on Wednesday, roughly four months after scooping up its first, Series A round of funding.”

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VentureBeat | June 19, 2019

Mattermost raises $50 million to advance its open source Slack alternative

“CEO Ian Tien says the series B proceeds will accelerate Mattermost’s community expansion and product development and fuel expansion of its workforce from 65 employees to 110 by 2020.”

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siliconAngle | June 19, 2019

Y Combinator leads $50M round into open-source Slack rival Mattermost

“Mattermost provides an open-source messaging platform built to run on companies’ internal infrastructure. The service can be deployed in a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services or on on-premises hardware, behind the corporate firewall. That allows organizations to retain full control of employee communications and shield chat messages from prying eyes with the help of the existing security systems protecting their infrastructure.”

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The Register | June 19, 2019

Open-source chat plat toasts rival after picking up $50m in funding: 'The better Slack does, the better Mattermost does'

“Investor enthusiasm for all things messaging does not appear to be waning as CEO Ian Tien rolled his wheelbarrow of cash away from the offices of Y Combinator Continuity (YC), who led the $50m Series B investment.”

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Tech Republic | February 6, 2019

How open source Mattermost is sneaking up on Slack's messaging empire

“Mattermost has 10,000 downloads each month, adding up to a growing threat to Slack’s hegemony.”

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Pulse 2.0 | February 11, 2019

Enterprise Messaging Platform Mattermost Raises $20 Million

“Developers are adopting Mattermost because they want the extensibility of an open source platform to integrate with developer tools and automate portions of infrastructure operations.”

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No Jitter | February 7, 2019

Slack Competitor Mattermost Raises $20 Million in Funding

“Since its founding in 2015, Mattermost has witnessed steady growth, recently reaching the 10,000 server downloads per month milestone.”

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The Register | February 5, 2019

What matters most to open-source chat plat Mattermost? To shove this fresh $20m into security, privacy

“The messaging platform has proved popular with engineering teams, enamored by access to the code as well as the many, many add-ons published.”

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VentureBeat | February 5, 2019

Slack competitor Mattermost raises $20 million for its workplace chat app

Private, open source Slack competitor Mattermost today closed a $20 million funding round to help members of its community create new plugins and integrations.

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Fast Company | June 4, 2018

The open-source, private cloud alternatives to Dropbox and Slack

“Since then, the software has notably been adopted by customers like Uber, which detailed in a blog post the adaptations it made to Mattermost to build its own, custom internal chat tool.”

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Gartner | April 17, 2018

Market Trends: Workstream Collaboration Providers Must Overcome Adoption Barriers to Grow

“Workstream collaboration growth opportunities remain untapped due to typical nascent market barriers. To build and market WSC applications, technology product marketing leaders must demonstrate distinct value propositions for different customer types and decision makers.”

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Tech Republic | April 5, 2018

Slack competitor Spectrum released as open source group messaging platform

“For alternative self-hosted collaboration platforms, Mattermost is used by the US Department of Defense, Department of Interior, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and CERN.”

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InfoQ | December 30, 2017

How ING Bank Does SRE

“In terms of monitoring and incident response, they are building shared tooling, based on Prometheus, Grafana and Mattermost (ChatOps). They facilitate postmortems by the product teams, and provide consulting on how to identify and fix reliability issues.”

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Irish Tech News | October 3, 2017

7 Alternatives to Slack for Your Company’s Instant Messaging

“…Mattermost, an open source, private cloud-powered tool that is the complete opposite of Slack’s SaaS-only essence.”

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Business Insider | July 26, 2017

Uber didn’t like Silicon Valley’s biggest chat apps — so it was forced to make its own

“Uber used to use HipChat and Slack, and Uber mentioned that one of the advantages of building its own chat app off of Mattermost was that its “client user interfaces were similar to those of chat applications popular among Uber employees.”

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Android Community | December 29, 2016

OmniROM community migrating to Mattermost for better transparency

“Omni says that the move to Mattermost has indeed helped their initial problems of keeping connected to their community.”

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opensource.com | June 27, 2016

Open source software has to sell user experience

“Mattermost does open source the right way… designing and building a beautiful user experience, and backing it up with the awesomeness of open source.” Adam Hyde, Co-Founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

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opensource.com | April 7, 2016

Top 5: Alternatives to Dreamweaver for web design, Mattermost for high school chat, and more

“Mattermost will feel like you scored the assigned seat beside your best friend.” – Charlie Reisinger, Penn Manor IT

“Mattermost is fun to use.” – Charlie Reisinger, Penn Manor IT

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Softpedia | April 2, 2016

Mattermost Desktop

“…the tool you need to make your team’s communication more productive.”

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eWeek | March 7, 2016

Black Duck Names Open-Source Rookies of the Year

“Mattermost consolidates all team communication into one place, through an intuitive interface that is searchable and accessible anywhere.”

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The Register | March 7, 2016

Slack smackback: There’s no IRC in team (software), say open-sourcers

“…all the popular features of Slack.”

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Wired | March 16, 2016

Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack

“Slack alternative Mattermost… topped the Black Duck Rookies of the Year report, an annual list of new open source projects that attract the most developers and produce the most code.”

“…the best of both worlds”

“…for people and companies who want something different, their options are open.”

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Black Duck Software | March 14, 2016

Black Duck Announces Open Source “Rookies of the Year”

“…top new open source projects initiated in 2015.”

“…proprietary solutions face competition from open source alternatives which promise all the same features of the originals, but without the lock-in downside of proprietary solutions.”

“This year’s Rookies are impressive examples of how far open source has come, with start-ups like Mattermost and Glucosio as well as big players like Google, Facebook and Red Hat”

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opensource.com | December 15, 2015

Top 10 open source projects of 2015

“Mattermost is [a] very modern approach to team chat.”

“It features private and public chats, including one on one communication, good archival support, and a very similar interface to Slack, including most of the features you’ve come to expect there.”

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VentureBeat | November 27, 2015

5 open-source alternatives to Slack

“…you can download it and run it on whatever server you want. …you’re in charge”

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GitLab.com | August 18, 2015

GitLab Mattermost, on open source, on-premises Slack alternative

“We found Mattermost to be the leading open source Slack-alternative…”

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