Your business needs something with more smarts than a simple chat client--and a way to cut down on email. With that said, you may have compliance, governance and security concerns. For many companies, the Slack platform helps balance these and other requirements, but it's not the only real-time collaboration game in town. So we looked at a handful of Slack alternatives that address different needs for different organizations. One just may just fit your requirements and become a project saver rather than a shadow IT nightmare.