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My last working day with IBM ended with success: My customer decided to move from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Verse!
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How to simplify your work with IBM Docs
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Here is the new way to work!
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Lotusphere 2012: A look in the back mirror
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How To Use Email To Transform How We Work
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9 ways to be more productive at work
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Webcast: How to improve your productivity in less than 60 minutes!
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My last working day with IBM ended with success: My customer decided to move from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Verse!
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 191
The name is IBM Verse – and it is The New Way to Work!
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 14
What can external users do in IBM Connections?
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 12
IBM Connections Mail uses both Domino and Exchange servers
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11
Amazing! See what you can do with IBM Connections on your iPhone!
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 11
Having a client meeting but forgot your laptop? Trust your iPad with IBM Connections!
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 11
After 2068 blogpost I am celebrating my fifth year on WordPress!
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Lotusphere 2012: A look in the back mirror
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IBM Verse created 46.8 million impressions in social media!
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2014 in review
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My last working day with IBM ended with success: My customer decided to move from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Verse!
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 3:40p   Arne S. Nielsen
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How to simplify your work with IBM Docs
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:01a   Arne S. Nielsen
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Here is the new way to work!
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 3:43p   Arne S. Nielsen
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Lotusphere 2012: A look in the back mirror
Sun, May 17th 2015 4:14a   Arne S. Nielsen
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How To Use Email To Transform How We Work
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 6:13a   Arne S. Nielsen
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9 ways to be more productive at work
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 4:06a   Arne S. Nielsen
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Webcast: How to improve your productivity in less than 60 minutes!
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 3:25a   Arne S. Nielsen
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There is another way to work – and forget about email clutter
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 9:03a   Arne S. Nielsen
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You will never become a social business! Unless…
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 5:39p   Arne S. Nielsen
Filed under: News, Social Business
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2014 in review
Tue, Dec 30th 2014 5:14a   Arne S. Nielsen
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report. Filed under: News
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Video: What does IBM Verse look like on a mobile phone?
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 6:17a   Arne S. Nielsen
- Cloud and mobile first, says IBM when they are revealing their plans for their new way to work with email. And that is what it really is all about – working with email in a more modern and productive way. And for those of us who have made a deep dive into this new tool from Big Blue, it is really true: This will change everything we have thought of email earlier. And for those of us who are remote workers, always on the move and have our office between our ears and not on a physical spot
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After 2068 blogpost I am celebrating my fifth year on WordPress!
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 6:17a   Arne S. Nielsen
This blog is celebrating it’s fifth year on WordPress. But before that I used a Lotus Quickr server under my desk, before I moved the blog to BlogSpot in the cloud. Then I found WordPress and we have been a steady couple since then. The blog has changed formats, languages, layouts and names during the years. In the beginning it was called “MyNotesBlog” and you will experience that the old url http://www.mynotesblog.com is still active and redirects you to “The Nielsen Chr
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Video: Email confessions and wishes!
Sun, Nov 23rd 2014 5:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
I am sure you have a lot of funny stories about your own and others “abuse” of email. Like sending a frustrated email to the wrong person or clicking the replay to all button. You may also have experienced sending confidential emails to a list of unknown email addresses? We have all done those blunders one in a while. That is why we want some new functionalities on our email systems. That is why we want a #NewWayToWork! Filed under: News, Productivity, Social Business, Videos Tagg
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Social Business is all about empowerment and engagement
Sun, Nov 23rd 2014 5:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Social Business. Is it a buzzword only or is there some reality behind it? Some call it Social Business, some call it Open Business and some just call it Ordinary Business. Myself I tend to call it Engaged and Empowered Business because that is what it is all about – empowering employees and make them engaged. I am a strong believer in collaboration between people. You might lift a heavy stone by yourself, but it will take a lot of effort, energy and time to make it. Get help from a friend
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Lost the IBM Verse premiere? Here is the replay!
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 5:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Did you not join the live video stream from yesterdays announcement of IBM Verse? Here is your opportunity to play it again and again! And while you’re at it, why not share you email experiences on this funny site? Filed under: News, Social Business, Videos Tagged: IBM Verse
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IBM Verse created 46.8 million impressions in social media!
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 5:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
It is always fun to follow community reports in social media. Yesterday the hashtag community #NewWayToWork event in New York created lots and lots of traffic in social media. - We captured 1,410 participants both at the event and engaging with the hashtag. Generation 3,789 Tweets with a massive reach of 6.5 million and generating 46.8 million impressions, writes Peter Bordes in a community report in Spider by oneQube. You may follow his daily statistics at the spiderQube list in the coming days
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Here is how you will work in the near future!
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 6:18a   Arne S. Nielsen
Here is the demo you have been waiting for. IBM Verse is the new way to work. It is the tool that makes your work day a dream. Yes, the voice over says “Mail Next”. But that was the codename for what is now called IBM Verge. Filed under: News, Productivity, Social Business, Videos Tagged: IBM Verse
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The name is IBM Verse – and it is The New Way to Work!
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 5:19a   Arne S. Nielsen
It is finally here! IBM Verse, until now called by the codename IBM Mail Next. IBM was planning to release the name in a web stream this evening, but social media is already full of news and video’s presenting the new revolutionary productivity tool. Filed under: News Tagged: IBM, IBM Verse, Mail Next
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Hate email? Tomorrow there is a New Way to Work
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 5:17a   Arne S. Nielsen
Really fed up with good old fashioned email? Fed up with full mailboxes with a chaos of important messages and even more unimportant ones? Fed up with all the email that make you unfocused and destroy your daily workplan? Do not be afraid. There is a solution coming your way. There is a New Way to Work with email. A solution that help you structure your work, focus on doing the important things and only view email that is in context with what you do. Follow the live stream tomorrow when IBM pres
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I was wrong: Email will not die, but like everything else it will change. Soon, very soon…
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 9:15a   Arne S. Nielsen
For years I have been traveling around preaching on emails death. Now I have to admit I was wrong all the time. Because email is a great way to send messages even if it’s not fast enough and efficient enough for todays need for speed in execution of our jobs. Therefore email has to change. It has to become more than only an in/out box of messages. Millions of people misuse email for everything they need to communicate, even though picking up the phone is faster. And by using email the wron
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Look at this man´s tattoo – what a true believer!
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Stig-Erik Halvorsen, IT Manager at a Norwegian shipping company is really a real believer in IBM Collaboration Solutions, former known under the product brand Lotus. In his server room he has lot´s of Domino servers, what he thinks is the worlds best application servers. And he says that the IBM Notes klient is the worlds best application client as he runs both databases, applications and of course email and other collaboration functions through the client which he now runs in version 9.0.1 Soc
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Delete email that is not directly related to you – and get more done!
Sun, Oct 12th 2014 7:15a   Arne S. Nielsen
Are you one of those who gets overworked and overwhelmed by all incoming and non relevant email? My own method is to not open unread emails until my most important to-do’s are completed. So often I do not open new email until after lunch. New email make me unfocused and disturbs me when trying to work my way through my to-do list. So I want to keep them out of sight for a while. One of my colleagues said this about my method on our intranet! When I am done I have a coffee as a personal gif
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Video: IBM CAI Social Capabilities Study
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 7:11a   Arne S. Nielsen
Most organizations recognize the potential of social technologies, but many don’t know where to start or how to advance their goals. Only 20% believe their organization is currently acting truly social.  How are the pioneers evolving? By going after their goals – with a group of capabilities at a time. We call these groups social ambitions. Filed under: News, Social Business, Videos
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It’s about time to register for SocialConnections VII in Stockholm
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 7:11a   Arne S. Nielsen
Why should YOU attend the next event? Where the action is – Meet the people who work, live and bleed social business and IBM Connections each day Hear the insights – From IBM and from leading independent experts Get connected – Leverage all the knowledge and get to know the right people to help you in your social business adventure, or just to stimulate your curiousity Something for everyone – Whether you are a manager interested in transforming YOUR business. Or you are a tech geek who
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See what is new in IBM Connections Social Cloud
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 6:15a   Arne S. Nielsen
It got a new name and it got lots of new functionalities! What I am talking about? The updated and newborn version of former IBM SmartCloud for Social Business! Just run through the slides below and you’ll see what I mean! Filed under: News, Social Business Tagged: Connections
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Survey: Use and adoption of IBM Connections
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Michael Sampson, world wide known specialist on social adoption, is running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections – Upgrading to Connections 5.0 – Satisfaction, Value, and Next Steps On the front page of the survey it says: “IBM Connections is a widely used collaboration and social business platform. The pu
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Having a client meeting but forgot your laptop? Trust your iPad with IBM Connections!
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 9:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
I left my home office last week to join my colleagues at the headquarter 1,5 hours drive away. Arriving at the headquarter I discovered that I had forgotten my laptop at home. Normally that would arouse a panic feeling being helpless being totally without a work tool. But did I panic? No. I fortunately had my iPad mini with a Logitech keyboard with me. With that tiny little tool and some of my social collaboration apps from IBM it was business as usual. I used IBM Connections, IBM SameTime, IB
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IBM Leads in Collaboration and Exceptional Digital Experiences
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 2:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
Filed under: News
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See what is new for existing customers in IBM Connections 5.0
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 3:14p   Arne S. Nielsen
Want to know what existing customers can expect when they upgrade their IBM Connections to the next version which is 5.0? Have a look at this presentation made by Albert Nichols. This is a presentation that covers new features for existing customers in the newest release of IBM Connections. This deck covers all the social business tools and features in IBM Connections that will take your business to the next level. Filed under: News, Social Business Tagged: Connections
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See what is new in IBM Connections 5.0
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 3:14p   Arne S. Nielsen
Users of IBM Connections has a lot of new goodies to look forward to in the next release which is version 5.0. Have a look at this presentation made by Paul Godby, Senior IT Specialist at IBM. Filed under: News, Social Business Tagged: Connections
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Steve Ballmer leaves the Microsoft board and has started teaching
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 2:13p   Arne S. Nielsen
Just six months after Steve Ballmer left his job as CEO and president of Microsoft, he now also leaves his post on the Microsoft board. According to Ballmer he has “become very busy” over the last six months as he has purchased LA Clipper basketball team, focused on civic contributions, started teaching and taken up studies. To continue serving at the Microsoft board would be “impractical” as he formulates it. Ballmer is still a shareholder at Microsoft and says he will &
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Registration is open for IBM ConnectED 2015!
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 6:13a   Arne S. Nielsen
IBM ConnectED 2015 is THE place for technologists and developers of all levels – including CIOs, managers and practitioners – to build technical skills and gain knowledge about IBM’s industry-leading solutions like IBM Notes and Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Mail Next, IBM WebSphere Portal, and IBM Web Content Manager. IBM will also share the latest advances in Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security. Invite your clients and partners who are long-standing members of the Co
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Rethink your social business strategy: Folders vs brains = 30 vs 70!
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:16a   Arne S. Nielsen
This presentation is made by a very skilled and dear colleague of mine, Louis Richardson, a master of storytelling and the art of making complex ideas simple and understandable! In this great presentation he is very thought provoking and points on the really important thing about utilizing the collective IQ of a company. Some creators of corporate social collaboration tools seem to forget that only 30 % of a company’s knowledge resides in folders and databases – while 70 % of the kno
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What is social business vs social media?
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 7:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
What is social business versus social media? Today I stumbled upon a blogpost by Andrew Grill who explaines why he bets his career on social business and not social media. A great article. I define a social business in the following way… A social business is an organization whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to create business value Note the words I have highlighted: culture – people – business value. No mention of fans, followers, likes, Facebook or Twitter – just
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Microsoft’s Yammer is not well integrated into SharePoint or other Microsoft applications
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 6:13a   Arne S. Nielsen
” Microsoft’s Yammer is not well integrated into SharePoint or other Microsoft applications, for example. You can get a Yammer feed into SharePoint, but can’t get SharePoint tasks into Yammer without writing code.”  In an interesting article in www.enterpriseappstoday.com on how to make employees to keep using social enterprise software, Mr. Tom Petrocelli, research director, enterprise social, mobile and cloud applications, for Neuralytix, emphasized the importance of
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Amazing! See what you can do with IBM Connections on your iPhone!
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 1:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
So you say you can collaborate with Jive, Sharepoint, Yammer or other collaboration tools on your handheld device? Maybe so. But can you do this? Filed under: News, Social Business, Videos Tagged: iPhone
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IBM Mail Next – the productivity tool that is also an email client – will make a work revolution!
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 3:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
If you believe that email is making you productive you’re wrong! Old fashioned email as you know it from Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and other traditional email clients is not a productivity tool – it is a messaging tool, and very often a hassle. A productivity tool, on the other hand, is something totally different and makes your daily work easier, faster, more structured, focused and effective. It is not the email that makes your work or your company more effective and competitiv
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IBM Connections Mail uses both Domino and Exchange servers
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 2:13p   Arne S. Nielsen
IBM Connections Mail just got an update! The solution is probably one of the simplest ways to work with your email within a social collaboration framework. Whether your email server is called IBM Domino or Microsoft Exchange does not matter. It makes your work day easier and more productive. According to McKinsey, when users switch from one task to another, it really affects productivity. With IBM Connections Mail you can process your inbox with minimal context switching, saving time and efforts
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What can external users do in IBM Connections?
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 1:18p   Arne S. Nielsen
There has been some discussion on what external users of IBM Connections can and can not do in the system. Some have said that IBM Connections have very limited functionalities for external users. Here are the facts. You become an external user of IBM® Connections when: Someone in an organization invites you to join an IBM Connections community and you accept the invitation. Someone in an organization shares a file with you. What external users can do As an external user, you can perform t
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How to make SharePoint social!
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 1:18p   Arne S. Nielsen
Let us say your company has Microsoft SharePoint, but the employees does not get as much out of it as the management wanted when they decided to choose SharePoint for internal and external collaboration. What do you do? Here is my proposal for a solution: Let IBM improve the social functionality of your investment in Microsoft technology! Watch this video and you get the idea! Filed under: Social Business Tagged: Sharepoint
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Razzia against Microsoft China
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Microsoft China is under investigation for breaking antitrust laws by Chinese authorities. According to Reuters news agency Chinese government officials paid a sudden visit to Microsofts offices in China on monday. - Representatives from China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce, which is responsible for enforcing business laws, made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, according to local media reports that were confirmed by Microsoft,
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Fed up by your old mailbox? Check out this!
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Really tired of getting hundreds of emails into your inbox every day? Tired and fed up by focusing on keeping up to date with all those emails instead of focusing on your important to-do’s? Does Outlook and other more or less old fashioned email clients ruin your productivity?  If you can answer yeas to any of the questions above, you really should have a look at what IBM have up their sleeve. In the near future they will make a revolution in how you handle email and help you focus on the
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New video update on IBM’s Mail Next
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 4:11p   Arne S. Nielsen
Tune in and get the latest news on IBM Mail Next, the hottest announcement at IBM Connect 2014. IBM Mail Next is IBM’s next generation messaging and collaboration tool that will help you Focus, Find and Take Control of your actions and priorities. Watch this lively and extremely interesting presentation by Kramer Reeves, Saurabh Calla, and Vinod Seraphin to get the latest news on IBM Mail Next, the hottest announcement at IBM Connect 2014.  IBM Mail Next is IBM’s next generation m
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UK government chooses ODF as standard document format
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 6:13a   Arne S. Nielsen
The government of UK has chosen Open Document Format as their default standard document formats for documents to be edited, while PDF/A or HTML are chosen for documents to be viewed. Microsofts document formats is no longer a part of their strategy. The news was presented in a press release: Worldwide engagement leads to standards that get people working together. The open standards selected for sharing and viewing government documents have been announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office
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IBM Connect transforms to ConnectED2015
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Filed under: News
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Luis Benitez on how to work world wide from a small island in Caribbean
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
Luis Benitez is IBM’s product manager for IBM Connections, the worlds leading platform for social intranets. Luis is living in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, where he has only 10 local IBM colleagues. But with the help of IBM Connections he is working world-wide and succeeds with the help of his social network. This is what he says about his way of working: Filed under: News, Social Business, Videos
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What is a social employee?
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 6:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
You may have been wondering: – What is all this talk about Social Business and Social Collaboration? In this talk, Mark Burgess brings to our attention how employees, through social media, are changing how companies market to, and engage with, customers and prospects. With the transparency and opportunity for personal connections that social media offers, pushing fabricated, inauthentic sales pitches doesn’t work anymore. Instead, we are witnessing the rise of the social employee wh
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Get ready for Social Connections VII in Stockholm
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 3:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
Did you, like me, miss the Social Connections conference in Prague earlier this year? Well, there is always a second chance because the next conference, Social Connections VII, will be held already in November. This time in Stockholm, Sweden. Social Connections VII will be held in the stunning city of Stockholm in Sweden on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, 2014. The conference will once again have a two-day program, with the formal agenda starting with a buffet lunch and social gathering
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Three focus areas to survive in business
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 10:12a   Arne S. Nielsen
In a presentation I did mostly 20 years ago for a group of industry leaders on the Norwegian west coast I was talking about what would be the three most important focus areas for businesses that wanted to survive the rough competition in the future. My answer was this: High Speed High Tech High Touch Here is what I mean by these three key focus areas: High Speed: To win over your competitors you have to be faster than them. That means getting the right facts and information faster than them. M
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Three key focus areas to survive the competition
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 9:13a   Arne S. Nielsen
In a presentation I did mostly 20 years ago for a group of industry leaders on the Norwegian west coast I was talking about what would be the three most important focus areas for businesses that wanted to survive the rough competition in the future. My answer was this: High Speed High Tech High Touch Here is what I mean by these three key focus areas: High Speed: To win over your competitors you have to be faster than them. That means getting the right facts and information faster than them. M
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IBM and Apple in exclusive partnership to win the mobile market for enterprise
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 5:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
Today IBM and Apple announced a strategic partnership that combines the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility and redefine how work gets done. This will totally change the game for the enterprise mobile market and hit competitors like Google and Microsoft right in their guts. This will bring IBM’s big data, analytics, cloud, mobile integration, and security capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Together IBM and Apple will jointly develop and deliver more than
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Sorry for any inconvenience: I am testing new layouts and fonts…
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 3:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
These days I am experimenting with new layouts and new fonts for my blog. I feel it need a little shake up now and then. I have tested som new templates, but it seems I always end of with the same good old one after a while. As a former magazine editor I like the magazine look best, but I do not seem to find a template that is exactly how I want it, and my skills are not at a leve were I can design my own look in WordPress. So bear with me for a while when I am experimenting. At least it could b
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IBM giving free access for external users of IBM Connections 5.0
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 2:12p   Arne S. Nielsen
Social Collaboration Tools for Enterprise is not only for internal use. They are also meant to help you be more effective when collaborating with your external contacts. But most vendors make you pay also for external users. When you choose Microsoft Sharepoint or Microsoft Yammer the external users (or you) have to pay for their accounts. This is not so for the cloud solution IBM SmartCloud for Social Business or the newly released on premise software IBM Connections 5.0. In both these cases ex




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