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By Chloé Woitier and Elsa Bembaron
An employee takes part in a video conference meeting on March 17 in Paris.
An employee takes part in a video conference meeting on March 17 in Paris. David Himbert / David Himbert

Teams, Slack, Zoom, Cisco Webex… Within a week, these names became part of the everyday language of telework workers. These professional tools allow you to communicate in writing, audio or video, share files and organize remote meetings with hundreds of participants. They have proven to be essential for the continued activity of companies forced to close their offices urgently. Universities and colleges also use it to ensure educational continuity. In France, Zoom and Teams were among the top 5 most downloaded applications the week of March 16, according to data from App Annie. The latter do not take into account installations on a computer, suggesting an even higher popularity.

This influx is unprecedented. It’s not the kind of growth we could have predicted a month ago

Satya Nadella, director of Microsoft

On March 19, Microsoft announced that its Teams solution was used by 44 million people every day, a 40% jump in one week. The number of daily users has increased

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