magento web design
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Why one company’s internal social network worked where so many fail
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 6:14a Carlos Casas Why one company’s internal social network worked where so many fail: ibmsocialbiz:
Less than a year after its launch, more than 25,000 CEMEX employees use Shift, its social, internal collaboration platform, to communicate and collaborate with their colleagues around the globe. There are more than 700 blogs written by employees, including CEO Lorenzo Zambrano and the presidents of several international CEMEX divisions. In addition, Shift has spawned the creation of more than 500 work- an [read] Keywords: collaboration
How Can Marketers Have More Influence?
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 5:10p Carlos Casas How Can Marketers Have More Influence?: ibmsocialbiz:
Join us for a FREE live virtual panel discussion to learn about the obstacles facing chief marketing officers, including control over marketing mix and access to customer data, and how to overcome the obstacles to gain greatest marketing influence and control.
Sign up now and get a free PDF download of the research briefing “The Gap Between the Vision for Marketing and the Reality.”
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST
PANE [read] Keywords: ibm
Join Rockteam at Connect Lotusphere 2013!
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 10:14a Carlos Casas Rockteam will be heading to Orlando, FL on January 26 - 31 for IBM’s premier conference on social business technology, IBM Connect 2013! I invite you to join the team and connect in real-time! Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird pricing at $2,095.00 per person.
Click here to access the registration page.
Instructions for RockTeam Customers: When you register for IBM Connect 2013 - you will be asked how you heard about the conference. When you respond to this ques [read] Keywords: collaboration
The Social Business: Leadership In A Social Era: Notes From #Pivotcon
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 10:13a Carlos Casas The Social Business: Leadership In A Social Era: Notes From #Pivotcon: stoweboyd:
…three challenges for leadership. I think these form a power law: the first is twice as large/critical/difficult as the second, and the second is twice as large as the third. So I am going to take 2 minutes for the first, one minute for the second, and 30 seconds for the third.
1 Welcome To The Postnormal [read] Keywords: notes
Joshuah Delos Santos, 13, Death by Suicide (my youngest 1st cousin)
Sun, Sep 23rd 2012 10:09a Carlos Casas We have failed yet another one. On Tuesday, September 18th, 13-year-old Joshuah Delos Santos took his own life. Martha Angelica Gonzales wrote this about her cousin, Joshuah:
Imagine being 13 and thinking about ending your life because you are being bullied… No one to turn to because you feel like speaking out will fuel the fire. So you hide from everyone and mask it with a smile because you don’t want to make it a big deal. Then, the day comes where you can’t take anymore and [read] Keywords: policies
CEOs who tweet held in high regard
Fri, Mar 30th 2012 8:12p Carlos Casas CEOs who tweet held in high regard: ibmsocialbiz:
Financial services firm ING Direct Canada is known for its tweeting CEO, Peter Aceto. Aceto told eMarketer in a February 2012 interview that using social media helps him gauge how employees and consumers view the company and its products. “We saw it as a competitive advantage for us,” Aceto said. “There was no science. There was no ROI. We just needed to get going, start to build a community and learn about how we can use it.”
Via eMarke [read] Keywords: community
Social employees add enterprise value
Fri, Mar 30th 2012 8:12p Carlos Casas Social employees add enterprise value : ibmsocialbiz:
True or False? Talking about the Jersey Shore over your company’s social network adds value to the enterprise.
Answer: True, if the converation is happening between people who never before found a reason to speak. [read] Keywords: enterprise
RockTeam achieves IBM Premier Partner status #in
Mon, Mar 12th 2012 1:10p Carlos Casas Very nice article in our local paper published last week. Thanks, Cape Gazette!
The RockTeam, a local business, supports its clients’ leverage of social software and the latest technology to increase productivity and profitability. In recognition of this success, IBM has granted The RockTeam Premier Partner status.
Through the Premier Partner program, IBM recognizes top performers who not only maintain excellent customer relationships but also remain up-to-date on te [read] Keywords: domino
Social Media, Social Business is here in Southern Delaware!
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 1:10p Carlos Casas A new blog entry is way overdue! Since Lotusphere, we’ve been incredibly busy with new opportunities to help organizations get engaged with Social Business. For our first quarter in 2012, we are seeing a pipeline of growth that is nearly double from a year ago. Very exciting! As a result, we are excited to share our experiences with you at an exciting event happening tomorrow at the Virden Center in Lewes, Delaware co-sponsored by RockTeam, IBM, and the Delaware Social Media Network. The t [read] Keywords: ibm
Join me at Lotusphere & Connect 2012! #LS12 #in #ibmexperience
Thu, Dec 15th 2011 12:10p Carlos Casas I wanted to share with you a nice email to IBM customers from one of our IBM friends who will be joining us at Lotusphere 2012. Hope you all can make it!
Join me and my IBM Lotus Partner, Carlos Casas from the RockTeam, at Lotusphere and Connect 2012. Lotusphere and Connect 2012 are IBM’s premier software conference of the year. We will be there to assist you, our customers, in making the most o [read] Keywords: ibm
CEO Discussion on 5 Keys to Social Effectiveness #in
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 11:12a Carlos Casas This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to spend the morning with an exciting start-up company that will be launching their product at the beginning of 2012. Their CEO has a history of success with other ventures but is relatively new to the digital world of marketing outside of the standard SEO practices. They’ve retained the RockTeam to help with their social business strategy as well to augment their social media marketing efforts. The compelling part of this conversation was that this CE [read] Keywords: email
Organizations ready for change
Sat, Nov 19th 2011 3:12p Carlos Casas Organizations ready for change: ibmsocialbiz:
“In their book, Future Work: How Business Can Adapt and Thrive in the New World of Work, co-authors Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson, pose this important question. Are we ready to change the way we work? They believe that the changing needs of the workforce as well as the opportunities that technology offer, necessitate a radical change the way in the way we do business if we are to be successful.
4. How does leadership and management need to [read] Keywords: networking
How ideas turn into vision & and into strategy #in #socbiz
Sun, Sep 11th 2011 11:10p Carlos Casas Ideas, random or thought-driven, most often go unheard and unseen. Ideas resulting in specific action that cultivates vision into strategy are the ones we remember. Those strategies which are deployed in some fashion and seen to completion will often have success if focus and determination allows you to shift and shape that idea into a tangible result. How do we get to that storied end?
You cannot stop at an idea.
You begin at the idea and turn into something. Something that you can design i [read] Keywords:
The Psychology of Social Media & Technology #in #socbiz #socialmedia
Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 4:11p Carlos Casas What does social media, technology, behavior mean to you or your organization? Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve met with RockTeam customers, partners, and social media strategists around the use and concept of social media. The customers I’ve spoken to, especially the technology managers, are still trying to figure out the place for social media in their organization. What I raise back to them in an inquisitive manner is while the technology is certainly part of the equation, it is human [read] Keywords: collaboration
IBM Teams with Shell Oil for E-Learning System | eWeek.com
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 11:10p Carlos Casas IBM Teams with Shell Oil for E-Learning System | eWeek.com: ibmsocialbiz:
IBM helps Shell create its Global Terminal Automation System, a new e-learning tool.
IBM has announced a partnership with Shell that has transformed the way the oil and gas company trains employees on its new automated system for loading fuel onto trucks, barges, trains and pipelines.
IBM is working with Shell to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of training by helping 1,000 employees in 13 countries improve their [read] Keywords: collaboration
What motivates you to be compliant in weight-loss programs?
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 3:12p Carlos Casas Recently, my organization has had some dialog with one of our customers who are evaluating a key question in weight loss programs — What keeps or motivates a person to be compliant in a weight loss program? We all know that for most programs that are out there, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc., if you follow their program to the T, you will see positive results. Failure to comply with their program in any fashion will result in negative results and therefore participants often b [read] Keywords: community
Key West a Summer Retreat #fb #keywest #florida #vacation
Wed, Jul 6th 2011 6:15a Carlos Casas My wife, Amy, and I are celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary here in Key West, Florida. In short, what a place! The last time Amy and I took a vacation with just the two of us was in 2001, our honeymoon. Since then, we’ve been raising two beautiful children with the loving support of our family in Delaware and also California (my Grandmother is in town!). Historically, surfing has always been a part of an excursion for me. This time Amy took the reigns and decided that surfing wasn’t g [read] Keywords: atlantic
A Commitment to Employee Education
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 5:20p Carlos Casas A Commitment to Employee Education: ibmsocialbiz:
Thomas Watson Sr. said “there is no saturation point in education” and in 1916, he created the IBM Education Program. Over the next two decades, the program expanded to include management education,… [read] Keywords: ibm
Social Media and the Startup that Could #socialmedia #in #socialbusiness #getsocial11
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 8:13p Carlos Casas I’d like to share some of the exciting activity we’ve had at the RockTeam over the past few months around social media / social business. To start, one of our newest clients is in heavy R&D for one of their products and are now taking a serious look at how social media can help them engage their customers in a way never before realized for their vertical industry. RockTeam Social Strategists have been working pretty hard over the past few months creating “social dashboards” on comp [read] Keywords:
Nokia CEO Denies Acquisition Rumors
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 10:12a Carlos Casas Nokia CEO Denies Acquisition Rumors: Nokia is not for sale, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told attendees at the Open Mobile Summit in London today. Nokia turned its smartphone strategy upside down early this year when it decided to switch from Symbian and MeeGo to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. The company has been steadily losi… [read] Keywords: microsoft
Is 'Social' Business Collaboration Just an Expensive Fad?
Sat, Apr 23rd 2011 6:32a Carlos Casas Is 'Social' Business Collaboration Just an Expensive Fad?: ibmsocialbiz:
I’m not sure that social networking technology — particularly in the form that vendors are currently presenting it — offers the best approach for improving business collaboration. Many of these vendors are asking corporations to make significant investments in applications that do little more than
Social networking technology has found a solid niche in the business world. Facebook and Twitter are proving to be pow [read] Keywords: collaboration
Are you #winning the exceptional work experience? #in #socialbusiness #lotusknows #lotuseducation
Mon, Apr 18th 2011 1:21p Carlos Casas One of the recent Inc. Magazine issues cited how two celebrities “stack up” against each other. Before this age of social media, you would expect statistics around the number of emmys, grammys, oscars, etc. but I was surprised to see that the benchmark for these two celebrity’s success was around “likes”, “views”, “retweets”, and “subscriptions”. Sure, the article mentioned the number of awards and accolades these people received but the focus was on charts showing the [read] Keywords: twitter
Judging for the AEP Golden Technology Award for Educational Publishers
Fri, Apr 8th 2011 2:30p Carlos Casas What a great experience to be asked to participate as a judge for the 2011 AEP Gold Lamp Technology Awards. Judging took place last Thursday, March 31. There were approximately 12 or so subject matter experts in the field of technology education. It was very exciting to meet people from all disciplines of education. Educators, Education Technologists, Social Learning, Social Media, Education Media, etc. Our hostess for the judging event was Charlene Gaynor who is the CEO of The Association [read] Keywords:
Emails from my friend in Tokyo #Japan #tsunami #earthquake #redcross
Sat, Mar 12th 2011 7:41a Carlos Casas My close friend and college-roommate, Takahiro Isaka, was stuck on the 26th floor of his office building the last time I heard from him. He emailed me yesterday and said he was Ok but infrastructure around him was completely disabled. Please do your part and help. Here are snippets from those emails:
“I am fine, but I am stuck in 26 F my office. Thank you for your consderation….”
Later in the day:
“All the transportation infrastructure is messed up… stop operating… [read] Keywords: office
Perception and Reality. Which one is it for #IBMSofware #Lotus #Software?
Wed, Mar 2nd 2011 5:59p Carlos Casas Over the past few weeks, I’ve engaged my customers in conversation around their investment in IBM Lotus Software. In one particular discussion, the phrase “perception is reality” was surfaced and it really resonated with me. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts with you and hopefully get some feedback around Perception and Reality in our small world known as the “yellow bubble” or “yellowverse”.
It is my hope that once we define what is the perception and what is the reality in [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Watson: Final Jeopardy! and the Future of...
Thu, Feb 17th 2011 5:48p Carlos Casas ibmsocialbiz:
IBM Watson: Final Jeopardy! and the Future of Watson (via ibm)
After defeating the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time, the technology behind Watson will now be applied to some of the world’s most enticing challenges. Watch a breakdown of the match from Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and the IBM team members as they look toward the future.
smarterplanet: [read] Keywords: ibm
Golden Lamp Technology Award for the Association of Educational Publishers
Mon, Feb 14th 2011 8:56a Carlos Casas I have the honor of being one of the judges for the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) for this years AEP Awards. From the AEP website:
“For more than four decades the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest-running awards programs for educational products, the AEP Awards aim to:
identify products that exemplify the highest standards of professional, quality educational content,
give credit and recognition to the organ [read] Keywords: applications
3D Collaboration Innovation in the IBM Global...
Sat, Feb 12th 2011 7:51a Carlos Casas ibmsocialbiz:
3D Collaboration Innovation in the IBM Global Business Services Virtual Center
IBM’s Consulting by Degrees program gives new Global Business Services (GBS) consultants the opportunity to rotate through different parts of the business such as Strategy & Transformation or Business Analytics & Optimization.
Today we invited CbD participants to sample the newly upgraded Virtual Center, which is a web-based, voice-enabled 3D meeting and collaboration environment. The center i [read] Keywords: collaboration
10 Reasons why #IBM should buy #twitter #ibmsoftware #in
Thu, Feb 10th 2011 8:48p Carlos Casas I know this may sound a little out of the ordinary but let’s ponder the possibilities.
Ten reasons why IBM should buy twitter:
10. Get social. Do business. IBM could really make an impact statement in Social Business if they made the acquisition.
9. It would solidify their place in an otherwise rising star that really doesn’t need them.
8. Unlike other product initiatives like Workplace or Expiditer, IBM would be an innovator in a product and strategy that was driven by people with vision [read] Keywords: ibm
2010 Revenue Performance - #IBM Software, Services,Training #in
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 7:30p Carlos Casas I pulled our 2010 revenue numbers a couple of weeks back and I’m happy to report positive growth for our company in 2010. For re-entering the authorized software reseller fold for IBM Lotus, we had a respectable year at well over 100% positive return. For professional services, we grew 98.5% and for Lotus instructor-led online training (ILO), we grew 40.4% in 2010. These are truly exciting numbers to report and the opportunities so far in Q1 2011 have me and my team ecstatic.
The moment [read] Keywords: ibm
Day 4/5 - #LS11 The culture of social technology
Thu, Feb 3rd 2011 6:41p Carlos Casas Another Lotusphere is behind us and I am curious as to what your “take home” is after 5 days of pure yellow evangelism and technical demos/presentations. For me, Lotusphere was business-like. It was an event that helped my team re-align with IBM, re-focus on a few realistic opportunities for 2011, and start to think about where to invest in the future of The RockTeam and Lotus Education Online given the market that is in front of us for Lotus software.
In closing, this was by far the best L [read] Keywords: ibm