Following on from the announcement of the pending release of Kudos Boards at IBM Connect 2014 we are now ready to roll!! I am very please to announce the full release of Kudos Boards. Post Connect we have been feverishly working away to finalise Kudos Boards for IBM Connections and have completed all of the capabilities we wanted to deliver in the initial release. We have had Boards in a pre-release pilot for the last couple of months, and have had heaps of feedback from our awesome customers and partners around the world. We have lots of additional capabilities we will be adding over the next few months however we feel it is now ready for showtime!
The Kudos mission is to increase the user adoption, measure performancea and ROI, and increase user productivity for IBM Connections. Our 4th Design Goal for Kudos is to Increase User Productivity Through Clever Design. And this is exactly where Kudos Boards is focused.
Kudos Boards creates a visual interface, based on the Kanban methodology, for IBM Connections Activities. Thru the use of a visual interface users are able to leverage the Activities capability in a more intuitive and personalized way. Drag and Drop, Click to Change, Quick and Easy. Sometimes Activities can become a little overwhelming for users....Soooo Many Activities......Soooo many tasks and entries.....where do I focus? Kudos Boards fixes this problem via the My Boards interface by enabling users to focus on what is important to them, sort and manage their Activities in a personalized way, colour code, categorise, pin boards, and access their important Activites/Boards quickly and easily. Once in a Board they can intereact and use the Activity in a more intuitive way. All the time keeping the Board automagically in sync with the Activity...in real time! Magically refreshing in front of your eyes. Very neat stuff! This will increase the usage of Activities, which will result in happier users, more engaged users, leading ulitmately to increase in adoption of Connections overall.
Off course a picture (or a video:) is worth a thousand words so I have recorded the below video showing the latest release of Boards.
I am just about to pack my bags for a trip to Social Connections so for everyone that is going to be there will be able to see Kudos Boards first hand. If you can't get there however please reach out to us via www.kudosbadges.com and we will be happy to provide a trial version or schedule a web demo just for you.
Watson Workspace Cognitive Collaboration Integrated with Buzzy Instant Apps
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 11:59p Adam Brown Yesterday IBM launched the Watson Workspace Essentials which is the first release of Workspace that is enterprise ready following the previous pre-release. I have been using and watching from the continual improvement of Workplace since it was first pre-released and over this time I have found more and more of my conversations moving from Sametime and Slack over to Workspace.
In short Workspace is a real time collaboration app that provides group and individual persistent chat, plus some built i
Get Your BUZZ On - Instant Apps for Connections
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 3:59a Adam Brown I have to say it! Damn this one is exciting. I am BUZZING (literally!)
Over the years since we launched Kudos Badges for IBM Connections about 9 years ago now, we have delivered a series of new products and capabilities for IBM Connections, all with a focus on adoption and improving the user experience and hence engagement for users of Connections.
After Badges, came Kudos Analytics delivering deep analytics and reporting to Connections. Kudos Thanks and Kudos Awards delivered peer to peer and
#ISWINSIGHT - Mark Anderson
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 12:04a Adam Brown For our latest #ISWINSIGHT we are introducing Mark Anderson - Business Development Manager for Tasmania.
1) What’s your name and what exactly do you do with ISW? My name is Mark Anderson and I am the Business Development Manager for ISW in Tasmania. I started in 2010 and I really enjoy providing technology solutions for people and as technology advances so do the possibilities for innovative solutions. I work with a team to provide applications and systems to help solve business p
#ISWInsight - Jared Roberts - IBM Champion - Welcome to ISW!
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:14p Adam Brown I have been enjoying reading the blog series from one of our great Kudos Boards partners in Europe -panagenda - called #panagendaPride. Danny Klaus has been doing a regular post about his team members, what they do, and what their interests are (great work Danny). I know a lot of the panagenda team and consider many of them good friends so it is always great to learn more about them.
So in the spirit of immitation is the best form of flatery, I have decided to give it a go myself and start a sim
IBM Announced a new mega conference - THINK 2018
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 10:13p Adam Brown Big news from IBM on the event/conference front.
Think about it...AI, Cloud, Data, IoT, and Security. They have merged in your world... and they have in ours too. That's why we're excited to announce a first ever event that reflects the way you do business: IBM Think 2018. Bringing together World of Watson and InterConnect to form the technology industry's most important event. - https://www.ibm.com/events/think/
The current events include Connect, InterConnect, Amplify, Edge, Vision, World
IBM Connect 2017 - Top 5 Highlights
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 3:32a Adam Brown Well what a huge week! There were so many interesting things going on at IBM Connect 2017 last week in San Francisco. I had some fantastic conversations with colleagues around the world and that is probably the most important part of Connect. Learning from others experiences, thinking about our future path, just fantastic.
Yet how to sum it up! Well here are my top 5 highlights for IBM Connect 2017. Let me know what yours were?
Kudos Boards Cloud for IBM Connections Cloud - It's here!
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 1:36a Adam Brown Well I would estimate that over the last 12 months we have been asked about 1000 times "When is Kudos Boards coming to Connections Cloud?". My answer has been - we are working on it!
Well I am very pleased to announce that it is now here and ready for us to demo at IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. The Kudos team has been working very hard over the last year to get this ready for release and we are stoked with the release. We have had a few users playing around over the last few weeks and the