Slack will list on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

Slack is primarily a group chat app for businesses. But it claims it will become the great app connector for the cloud software era. There’s a need – research suggests that the average large US company uses software from about 1,000 different vendors. However Slack faces competition from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Who will win?

You can read more in the FT article “Slack aims to be ‘great connector’ ahead of US IPO”.