It’s not only the German company Bosch that chooses IBM Connections to go social within their firewalls. Now also the worold known chemical company Bayer Medical Science (BMS) implements IBM Connections for their 15.000 employees.
At the start of this year, BMS had more than 500 active groups, co-called communities, that the employees had created out of their own initiative. Be it for departments such as IT, Accounting, Marketing or topics such as sustainability or women in the company, there are no limits to the imagination. Similarly to Xing groups, the initiators lay down the rules for access to the groups. These range from open communities that anyone can take part in and where everything is visible to closed invitation-only user groups that are invisible to non-members. That’s not all that difficult either, explains De Ruwe. “Starting a community takes 30 seconds and setting up the rules takes ten.”
The CIO himself sets a good example. He is now a member of 30 communities. And they don’t necessarily have anything to do with IT. What’s more, he has got used to hardly ever writing e-mails, instead posting many communications through Connections. “E-mails always go to a closed circle of recipients”, he says according to an article in CIO.de.
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 [read] Keywords: connections
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 & [read] Keywords: facebook
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 [read] Keywords: collaboration
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 [read] Keywords: facebook