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Carlos Casas
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magento web design
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 5:15a   Carlos Casas
The magento Industry is provided by infinity with fresh, revolutionary, top rated engineering. We provide numerous magento device marketing and trouble- capturing ecommerce web design resources, demonstrated to enhance your magentomaking procedure and give a quick return in your expense. Complete satisfaction is guaranteed by infinity. Our providers contain software procedure audits, installment, start-up, instruction and total program marketing and support assistance. Being an business chief t [read] Keywords:

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 network

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 ibm lotusphere email facebook linkedin networking twitter

Ed Brill Unplugged: Why IBM for Collaboration Solutions Today and Beyond
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 12:09p   Carlos Casas
Today IBM leads the industry in delivering robust enterprise collaboration software that empowers people to connect, collaborate, and innovate while optimizing the way they work. Register for this one hour webinar to hear special guest speaker Ed Brill’s unplugged perspective on why IBM is the industry leader for Collaboration Solutions today and why IBM will continue to be the industry leader in 2013 and beyond. Ed Brill is responsible for product portfolio management and strategy for IBM [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm applications enterprise mobile social software unified communications

Join me for "Leveraging Cloud Technologies to Help Your Organization Work Smarter, Not Harder"
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 1:14p   Carlos Casas
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM EST  I’ll be a panel speaker for IBM SmartCloud with North American SaaS Leader Ted Brufke and Lisa Lucadamo Jerrett, Offering Manager for SmartCloud for Social Business. Here’s what we will be focusing on:  A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute found that “social technologies, when used within and across enterprises, have the potential to raise the productivity of the high skill knowledge workers that are critical to perf [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise mobile


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 facebook

ibmsocialbiz: Social media content marketing is the second-most...
Sun, Jul 8th 2012 6:11a   Carlos Casas
ibmsocialbiz: Social media content marketing is the second-most popular way of promoting content for one’s brand and is used by 74 percent of B2B marketers. Posting articles is first. Full infographic at All Twitter [read] Keywords: ibm twitter

IBM Named Worldwide Marketshare Leader in Social Software for Third Consecutive Year
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 2:13p   Carlos Casas
ARMONK, N.Y. - 18 Jun 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that for the third consecutive year, IDC ranked IBM number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software.  According to IDC’s analysis of 2011 revenue, IBM grew faster than its competitors and nearly two times faster than the overall market which grew approximately 40 percent.* The growing popularity of social networking continues to explode, with more and more organizations looking for ways to adopt social busi [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise networking social software

Collaborative Leadership, Organizational Dynamics, CFALeadercast
Thu, May 10th 2012 9:10a   Carlos Casas
It’s been awhile folks! 2012 has turned out to be a crazy busy year but one full of opportunities and most importantly, growth. Last Friday, I attended my 2nd annual Chic-Fil-A Leadercast event hosted by the very nice folks at the Laurel, Delaware Wesleyan Church. Once again, thought leaders from around the world gather to share their experiences, their insights, and strategies to become a better leader and decision maker. A standout segment of yesterdays simulcast was around collaborative [read] Keywords: connections ibm application email facebook instant messaging linkedin office twitter

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 network

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 ibm lotus community social software

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 lotusphere network office

3 Exciting #LS12 Sessions on Social Transformation #in, Business, and Learning
Sat, Jan 7th 2012 12:10p   Carlos Casas
Lotusphere 2012 is 8 days away from this post and I’m really excited to reconnect with you, our customers, partners, and peers in the IBM ICS community.  I’m also very honored to be speaking at three sessions at Lotusphere this year. Additionally, I’m exciting to be joined by two RockTeam Consultants - Rob Kirkland and Doug Morrison.  If you see any of us during the conference, please stop us and introduce yourselves… we would love to meet and talk with you!  Here’s a short summary [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes community enterprise social software

IBM Holiday Customer Luncheon at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse! Join us! #in #philly
Sat, Dec 17th 2011 1:12p   Carlos Casas
Winding down 2011 and Winding up 2012  IBM and the RockTeam would like to invite you to a Holiday luncheon and networking event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House! This will be an opportunity to meet and network with your peers, as well as IBM and The RockTeam. Social Collaboration will be our featured topic.You are cordially invited to the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Philadelphia! Wednesday, December 21st 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Lunchtime Fare 260 S Broad Street Philadelph [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email network networking

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 lotus lotusphere email

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 facebook google instant messaging twitter

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

mikemccreadypj: Photos from Sao Paolo taken by John Doe!
Tue, Nov 15th 2011 9:11a   Carlos Casas
mikemccreadypj: Photos from Sao Paolo taken by John Doe! [read] Keywords: pearl

ICS Update: New IBM Connections Extension Passport Advantage part numbers announced - Upgrading from Notes & Domino Entitlement to Full Connections
Tue, Oct 25th 2011 9:12a   Carlos Casas
With the recent release of Lotus Notes 8.5.3 we announced an entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections 3.0.1 to customers with Notes client licenses.. (See my email on 10/5). At that time we announced that we would release new parts number for customers wanting to upgrade from this entitlement to a full license of IBM Connections.  The new Connections Extension Authorized User part numbers enable customers to upgrade their existing Connections restricted use rights, obta [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus notes notes client noteslotus applications community email enterprise mobile network

Special Thanks for the RockTeam Grand Opening #in #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 9:12p   Carlos Casas
Yesterday, the RockTeam officially celebrated it’s move to the Delaware Beaches from Malvern, Pennsylvania. We had a great turnout. From what I’ve been told by our great event planners from Make My Day, we had roughly 70 people from the local business community as well as some of our customers and partners who came to join us for lunch, ribbon cuttings, and the opportunity to collaborate about the world of online collaboration and social technology. With a big heart, I’d like to thank Patr [read] Keywords: administration collaboration ibm community office

RockTeam settles headquarters in Lewes, Delaware #in
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 6:11a   Carlos Casas
“IBM Champion, Carlos Casas is CEO of the RockTeam, a business that educates and consults users worldwide on computer software, has settled his company headquarters in Lewes, bringing an advanced technology and social media education-based business to the First State.  By teaching businesses to use social media, offering online instructor-led training in application development and system administration for Lotus/Domino software, as well as packaging software and hardware deals for enterprise [read] Keywords: administration atlantic connections domino ibm lotus application community development office social software twitter

The Email Evolution #in #socbiz #ls12 #ibmexperience #getsocial11
Sat, Oct 1st 2011 4:11p   Carlos Casas
There’s no denying that over the past 5 years or more that email, as we know it, has evolved into something else.  Not something more, or something less, but something else. Certainly, email is the primary way of communicating online for most business people in this world and that will certainly not change in the near future but what I can tell you is that the “way” we use email is changing.  In the consumer world, email is not much more than a component of the entire online experience. [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes apple application applications blackberry email enterprise facebook google iphone mobile outlook twitter

ibmsocialbiz: How IBMers Use Social Media to Get Things Done —...
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 3:10p   Carlos Casas
ibmsocialbiz: How IBMers Use Social Media to Get Things Done — 4 Examples - SocialTimes.com Edward L. Linde II, Senior Marketing Manager My team and I are leading the effort to transform our North American sales force into “Digital Sellers” who use LinkedIn, Twitter, eContact and Sametime 8.5.2 [IBM’s internal instant messaging system] to engage and collaborate with their clients. We are also leveraging Social Media to mine for sales leads from small and mid-sized businesses. As a mana [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime enterprise instant messaging linkedin social software twitter

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 email instant messaging

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 ibm

A blast from the past. Lotus Domino Development Opportunity in Hawaii 2002
Sun, Aug 7th 2011 12:10p   Carlos Casas
I recently checked an old Yahoo email account of mine and saw an email from a government contractor back from 2002 regarding an IBM Lotus Domino position in Honolulu, Hawaii. My wife and I debated for days on the excitement of moving to Hawaii to work for the Department of Defense on the War on Terror. I ended up winning the opportunity with a standing offer with relocation assistance and a dream to live in paradise but I ended up declining. Why? At the time, it seemed like the right thing to do [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusnotes notes development email

RockTeam - a little history #in #lotuseducation #getsocial11 #lotuseducation #elearning
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 10:11p   Carlos Casas
RockTeam, the organization that I have the honor of managing, is celebrating it’s 31st year in business. Our founder, Patience Rockey Ed.D, is an Educator (Ed.D from Harvard) and enthusiast of all things Collaboration and Learning.  Our belief system is based in integrating people, organization, and technology. Patience opened the doors as Rockey & Associates Inc at the Farmhouse at Great Valley in Malvern, PA in 1980. In the 90’s, she along with our team have evolved our organization t [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus notes quickr sametime community email twitter

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 email

Some thoughts around our IBM Lotus Community #in #getsocial11 #socbiz #ibmpartner #ibmexperience
Sun, Jul 17th 2011 11:10a   Carlos Casas
Like many others, I’ve digested the impact of the most recent Lotus Technical community call held by IBM.  Since Lotusphere 2011, there has been an underwhelming sense of where we are heading with Lotus collaboration and it’s been amplified by the Lotus Community who seem to be feeling that the writing is on the wall in terms of the path we, as Lotus technologists, are heading down.  The IBMers on the community call maintained that the direction is clear and that IBM is committed to the lo [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes noteslotus community enterprise

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

Has social media changed your perception of how people can connect with one another? #in #socialbiz #socialmedia #getsocial11 #socialmedia
Sun, Jul 3rd 2011 5:22p   Carlos Casas
Case and Point: Social Media is here to stay.  You don’t believe me?  Here are some facts based on my own experience: Since I started to actively use my twitter and tumblr accounts (around 12 months ago or so) to share my experiences and connect with peers and colleagues around world, my connections over LinkedIn and Twitter have totalled roughly 1600 or so. Out of those connections, new ones have formed, as well as fresh perspectives and insights that I would not have gained otherwise over [read] Keywords: connections email linkedin twitter

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:

Who is your audience? Influencers, Doers, Innovators, Movers? #socialmedia #socialbusiness #socialbiz #getsocial11 #in
Wed, Jun 15th 2011 6:13a   Carlos Casas
An interesting topic was brought up recently to me on building your audience or engaging your audience and the actual impact you have on an audience. I am compelled to think that the impact you have on a specific subject matter correlates with the type of audience you engage with. For example, if you engage with largely a techie audience who consume your ideas and react to them then it’s very possible that those ideas or innovations do not move much farther down the innovation pipeline.  Mean [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 mobile

What technology is intellectually exciting to you? #in #getsocial11 #lotusknows #technology #socialbusiness
Thu, May 26th 2011 9:10p   Carlos Casas
We’re about halfway through the year and it’s been interesting to talk with our clients around how they see their organizations move into social and collaborative technologies to drive business results.  If I had to break down my conversations over the past month, it would look something like this:  70% business outcomes, 20% social media, 10% technology.  Meaning, how are business outcomes related to the relevant technology that excites people?  Influence is now coming from way above th [read] Keywords: facebook mobile

IBM Mid-Market Partner Summit - Some Thoughts #getsocial11 #lotusknows #ibmsoftware #lotuseducation #in
Tue, May 10th 2011 9:10p   Carlos Casas
Another year and another IBM Business Partner Summit for the Mid-Atlantic geography. Once again Kathy Banavitch did an excellent job coordinating and connecting Partners and IBMers in a social event to learn about IBM direction for both software and hardware sides of big blue (SWG and STG respectively).  At a high level, it was a captivating audience of Partners mainly from the STG side of the fence.  Business Analytics, Storage, and Power systems were well represented.  For us IBM Lotus Col [read] Keywords: atlantic collaboration ibm lotus networking

CFALeadercast - Leadership, Vision, Motivation, being Remarkable #leadership #cfaleadercast #management #inspiration
Mon, May 9th 2011 1:10p   Carlos Casas
Last Friday I attended the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast that was streaming live from Atlanta, GA. Wesleyan Church in Laurel, DE was hosting the leadercast for around 190 local attendees and one of the satellites for a 85,000 national audience.  Speakers were John C. Maxwell, Seth Godin, Mack Brown, Ken Robinson, Erin Gruwell, Frans Johansson, Suzy Welch, Dave Ramsey, Dan Cathy, Mutar Kent, Allison Levine, and hosted by comedian Tripp Crosby. The premise of this event is around leadership and the lead [read] Keywords: notes twitter

Are you #winning with #IBM #Lotus? Share your stories with us! #IBMers #lotusknows #getsocial11
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 4:10p   Carlos Casas
As a 14 year veteran of working with IBM Lotus Software, I’m compelled to ask Partners and IBMers alike, “Are you still winning with IBM Lotus?”. Whether you are or not, I think our social family would love to hear your war stories, strategies, and approach. I think it’s important to be “open” and “transparent” in this way to not only bring our community closer but to also provide some clarity of what is working and what isn’t working when you are up against Google or Microsoft [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus noteslotus community google microsoft social software

mikemccreadypj: 20 years ago… #PJ20
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 4:10p   Carlos Casas
mikemccreadypj: 20 years ago… #PJ20 [read] Keywords: pearl

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 applications facebook networking twitter

mikemccreadypj: #PJ20 and Mt Rainier. 
Sat, Apr 23rd 2011 6:31a   Carlos Casas
mikemccreadypj: #PJ20 and Mt Rainier.  [read] Keywords: pearl

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

Easier social media management. Try it! Connect Twitter to your Facebook and LinkedIn accounts #fb #in #getsocial11
Tue, Apr 12th 2011 2:28p   Carlos Casas
I’ve been in many discussions with folks over the past few months around all the different social networks and their value, meaning, strategy, etc. Probably the most often question I get is “Why do I want to use Twitter when I already have Facebook or LinkedIn?”. This blog post isn’t for the experts as I’m going to get very basic here.   In it’s simplist form, Twitter leverages the feature of the hashtag to post your tweet to the relative conversation stream that is associated with [read] Keywords: facebook linkedin 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:

What is your consulting approach? #consulting #socialbusiness #collaboration #lotusknows
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 8:03p   Carlos Casas
Over the years, I’ve met many consultants in the technology realm.  It has been interesting to me to observe their client approach which has helped, in many ways, shape my own approach with various organizations and the internal teams I’ve had the pleasure to work with.  I’m curious as to what your approach is? Client-centered? Knowledge-centered? A combination of two or three perspectives?  How do you help in todays fast moving world of technology and business?  I’d love to know. [read] Keywords: collaboration consulting

IBM Software customer visits with IBM's David Via @dmvia #in #lotusknows #ibmsoftware #collaboration
Sat, Mar 19th 2011 9:40a   Carlos Casas
It was a pleasure to host our partner ally and Worldwide Business Unit Exec, David Via, for a couple of days. Here’s a short recap: Day 1: David flew into Philly on Monday evening and met with The RockTeam/LEOnline.Net team. Over dinner our team was able to engage in a lively discussion about the Lotus Software portfolio strategy and areas of focus for our team in 2011 and beyond.  A great evening of stories, history, jokes, and lively debates around our customer’s needs and the competitive [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus exchange exchange microsoft social software

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: March 11th: “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

The RockTeam & LEOnline welcomes David Via (@davidvia), WW BUE Lotus Software Sales #ibmsoftware #collaboration #lotusknows
Thu, Mar 10th 2011 2:44p   Carlos Casas
Next Tuesday, The RockTeam & Lotus Education Online is hosting Worldwide Lotus Sales Leader for Notes & Domino, David Via.  David was my co-presenter at this year’s Lotusphere on Business Development Day.  Our session was on the Lotus Collaboration Software Upgrade & Best Practices on the Exceptional Work Experience track for Business Partners.  David is an exceptional speaker and analyst around the total business value of Lotus Software, specifically Lotus Notes & Domino. O [read] Keywords: atlantic collaboration domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes development

Peeling the layers back from Social Business Evangelism #socialbusiness #lotusknows
Sat, Mar 5th 2011 10:35a   Carlos Casas
The Social Business tone has been set post Lotusphere and we have approximately 6,000 people (LS11 attendees) evangelizing “social business”. The focus is clear by IBM Software and it’s Get Social, Do Business. In creating opportunity within your organization for social business, what products or services are you thinking considering?  Meaning, for those of us in sales, what products are you selling for social business? For those at the line-of-business, what products are you considering [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere enterprise facebook linkedin networking social software twitter

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 lotus

The Lotus Notes User Experience. Who's Responsible for it? #lotus #yellowverse
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 11:54a   Carlos Casas
I’m feeling compelled to comment on Paul Mooney’s latest blog post regarding the Lotus Notes experience.  Lively discussions are taking place and it’s great and I think it would be valuable for those who are interested to here our take as Authorized Training Partners for IBM Lotus and producers of end-user learning tools for Lotus Software. So the question is posed… who is responsible for the exceptional Lotus Notes experience? We all know IBM is ultimately responsible but once the soft [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes apple applications blogging community consulting outlook

The Social Business: As collaboration goes social, where will it thrive? #lotusknows #ibmsoftware #in
Tue, Feb 22nd 2011 8:20p   Carlos Casas
The Social Business: As collaboration goes social, where will it thrive? #lotusknows #ibmsoftware #in: ibmsocialbiz: Source: Dion Hinchcliffe, ZDNet Recently at Lotusphere 2011 IBM analyst Carol Gavin turned heads when she underscored the vast size of the still somewhat nascent social collaboration market. It is at least $100 billion, and perhaps more. While Enterprise 2.0, and more recently Social… [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere enterprise networking

How do you enable a creative ecosystem in the workplace? #socialbusiness #ibmsoftware #lotuseducation
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 7:57p   Carlos Casas
In reading the latest issue of FastCompany Magazine for the 50 Most Innovative Companies, I thought it would be a great topic for discussion for those of us in the collaboration software business to think about how we spawn creativity in the workplace. There are many tools that try and are good in spawning creativity out of the knowledge worker but how do you truly get people in an organization to contribute in an innovative and creative way?  For those of us in the IBM world of Lotus Software [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus apple iphone

ibmsocialbiz: 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 application

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 development

ibmsocialbiz: 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 ibm lotus consulting desktop twitter

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 enterprise twitter

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 lotus lotusphere

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 lotus lotusphere

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