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Pay for Performance Is Dead
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 42
Digital Journey of a Startup
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 60
Influencer parties + pitches at SXSW
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 56
Social Sleeping Giants
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 83
Straight Down Memory Lane and a Hard Right to NOW
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 49
Inside the IBM Engagement Center
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 28
3 Tips to Get Big Things Done with Connectional Intelligence
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 28
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Social Sleeping Giants
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 83
Digital Journey of a Startup
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 60
Influencer parties + pitches at SXSW
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 56
Straight Down Memory Lane and a Hard Right to NOW
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 49
Pay for Performance Is Dead
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 42
3 Tips to Get Big Things Done with Connectional Intelligence
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 28
Inside the IBM Engagement Center
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 28
Innovate, Understand, Engage
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 26
Fighting Our Creativity Crisis
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 24
IBM InterConnect Session Teasers
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 23




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Pay for Performance Is Dead
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 1:21p   Colleen Burns
That headline is a quote from Obed Louissaint during his and Chad Vyhlidal’s IBM InterConnect 2015 session, “Creating a Connected and Informed Workforce: IBM's Smarter Workforce Story.” Louissaint’s point is that in order to build a Smarter Workforce, companies must pay for value—and performance, as tenuous and shifting as it is from year to year, is just one part of an employee’s value. Determining that value is getting easier as
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Digital Journey of a Startup
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 10:48a   Colleen Burns
Looking back even just five years, I can’t imagine that many of us truly understood the influence that social media would have on our lives that it does today. It’s a no-brainer that we live in a fast-paced, competitive world, and it is largely due to social breaking down walls between businesses and consumers, employers and employees, the renowned and the unknown, and so on. Through sharing our opinions and likes, tweeting, retweeting, posting and blogging, we have created a
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Influencer parties + pitches at SXSW
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 7:38p   Colleen Burns
Every year SXSW Interactive brings together the brightest and most innovative minds around social, mobile, cloud and analytics, many of whom have already been working with IBM through our influencer (aka futurist) program. To thank you for your continued engagement or to get to know you for the first time, we’d like to invite you to several VIP experiences during March 13-17. Together we’ll discuss the future of work, brainstorm a #NewWayToWork and introduce you to a group of
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Social Sleeping Giants
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 12:03p   Colleen Burns
We’ve been inundated with case studies about companies leveraging real-time marketing topics like #llamadrama, #leftshark and #thedress, but what about the other benefits of social communication? Here are the most underrated, social sleeping giants: 1. Social Research Historically, research studies take extended periods of time to conduct and before you know it, six to seven figures can easily be spent on hiring an outside research firm to conduct quantitative and qualitative resea
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Straight Down Memory Lane and a Hard Right to NOW
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 11:28a   Colleen Burns
A rotary phone revolving counterclockwise back to its original position … A PC computer booting up and reading the floppy disc drive to verify if there’s a disc in it … A dial-up modem attempting to establish a connection with an ISP … Can you hear the sounds reverberating through your mind? In 2015, these noises are purely memories as the technologies that made them have been replaced over time with newer and better ones. After hearing Sau
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Inside the IBM Engagement Center
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 10:01a   Colleen Burns
A ConnectED Special: Inside the IBM Engagement Center The AskJim Podcast: Providing answers to user questions about IBM Connections In this episode, in a special miniseries of live podcasts from IBM ConnectED 2015, we are joined by Seth Marquart who shares insights on the IBM Engagement Center, an interactive social analytics console which enables organizations to see what’s happening across social platforms, and interact with that data to drill down and gain meaningful insight
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3 Tips to Get Big Things Done with Connectional Intelligence
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 8:09a   Colleen Burns
When we measure relationships in the digital world, much of the focus is on quantity. How many Facebook likes does my company have? How many retweets did we get? How many page views? I think the conversation needs to shift from quantity to quality. Building relationships that lead to meaningful change involves making the smart connections, getting the right people together, collecting the important data and using resources in the smartest way, not just attracting the most clicks. Simply building
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Fighting Our Creativity Crisis
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 11:41p   Colleen Burns
After listening to Louis Richardson’s IBM InterConnect session on “Facing Our Creativity Crisis,” I have never been so aware of how truly lucky I am. With greater pressure than ever before to be more productive than creative, and with the ever-growing fear of failure, we professionals are officially in a creativity crisis. This crisis has resulted in a growing number of disinterested, unfulfilled individuals sitting in conference rooms and cubicles throughout the
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Innovate, Understand, Engage
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 10:14a   Colleen Burns
At IBM InterConnect 2015, Andrew Warzecha, VP of Strategy at IBM, presented Data, Cloud, and Mobile/Social Engagement: IBM Software Group's Strategy. A topic as big as that might seem difficult to cover in a single conference session, but Warzecha summed up the strategy in three words: innovate, understand, engage. Truth be told, there’s an addendum to this three-word synopsis: “. . . backed by comprehensive security and seamless integration.” What it all boil
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Engaging the Emerging Leaders
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 3:27p   Colleen Burns
Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers in the workforce. And that proportion will skew ever more in favor of the Millennial as time goes on. Given this, what are companies doing to engage Millennials and prepare them for leadership roles? Well, at least one company has their eye towards the future. I was selected to participate in a group of 40 Millennials from IBM and business partners as part of the IBM Emerging Leaders program. We gathered last week at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership




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