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Cloud is great but IBM Verse misses a step in Business Continuity
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 8:38p   Gavin Bollard
Today's world is all about cloud. We have email in the cloud, document storage in the cloud, data, applications and even development in the cloud. Why Cloud is BestFrom one point of view, cloud is an excellent choice. You no longer need to worry about; Physical servers which can suffer hardware failures.Storage and rack space for serversLocal services, such as Air Conditioning and the Water Supply in the computer room.Local environmental factors, such as storms which can directly impact you
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How to set IBM Verse as your Default Email Client
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 3:54a   Gavin Bollard
We've recently rolled out IBM Verse and we're trying to get our staff members to use it (willingly) rather than mandating the change. One of the issues that we've come up against is the humble Mailto link. If you go to any web page that has a mailto link and click it, it goes to Notes. Obviously we want those links to go to Verse. It's a simple fix, here's how to do it. How To Open IBM Verse in Google Chrome (it might be possible to use other browser but I haven't tested them). Clic
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Harnessing the Power of Shadow IT
Sun, Jun 5th 2016 8:30p   Gavin Bollard
There seems to have been quite a bit of press lately about “Shadow IT” and it gives the impression that it's a new thing. Perhaps having a formally recognised name is new but shadow IT has been around throughout my (so far 28 year) career in IT and I suspect that it's much older than that. What is Shadow IT?Shadow IT is what happens when someone, not associated with the IT department, starts offering IT services to other parts of the business. Shadow IT can take the form of someone bring
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How to Embed Video into your IBM Connections Wiki
Wed, May 11th 2016 3:43a   Gavin Bollard
Everybody loves video but while IBM Connections allows you to upload images, for some reason it doesn't have a simple "video upload" function. No problems though... just add your own code. Attaching your MP4 FileIf you're referencing an external public video, for example something on Youtube, then you can simply copy the embed codes from there. If you want to host your own video (privately) on connections, you'll need to follow these instructions; Open your IBM Connections Wiki and go
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Designing Layout in IBM Connections Communities
Mon, May 9th 2016 1:11a   Gavin Bollard
Two of the most critical factors in the success or failure of your intranet are the ease of use and the degree to which it catches the eye. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of choices you can make with regards to IBM Connections Community design past the front page. Once you hit a forum or a library of files and folders, every single community starts to look the same. Luckily though, there's a fair bit of flexibility on the opening page and on the Wiki Pages. I've already covered how to
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Uploading Files to Connections using the Desktop Plug-ins
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 11:27p   Gavin Bollard
The new IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins are out today... and there seem to be quite a few changes. I decided to have a play and to document the experience for our users. The result is another presentation. As usual, sorry for all the blurring but I have to provide some protection. :-) This particular tutorial simply shows how to get a file from Microsoft Excel 2013 up to a Connections.Cloud community using the File, Save As menu option. There are other ways but I didn't want to confuse
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How to Add Guest Users to IBM Connections (a tutorial)
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 5:56a   Gavin Bollard
One of the strengths of IBM Connections is the ability to add guest users. Unfortunately, for the moment, the process isn't as straightforward as it should be. Here's some documentation I created for our internal users which, you may find useful in your own networks. I've blurred anything here that could be identifiable. How to Add Guests to IBM Connections from Gavin Bollard Coming Soon..... I also have a presentation on how to share files in connections. I'll make this avail
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How to Share a File for Guests using IBM Connections.Cloud (a Slideshare tutorial)
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 5:44a   Gavin Bollard
IBM Connections provides some amazing dropbox-style facilities. If you're finding that you can't email a file because it's too big, or because it's prevented by mail gateways (something that is very common with EXE files), you might want to give IBM Connections a go. Note that in order to share a file, you need to have already accepted the person as one of your contacts. This procedure is explained in my previous Slideshare tutorial about How to add Guest Users to IBM Connections, This t
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How to Create a Good Email Signature and Use it in IBM Verse
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 8:26p   Gavin Bollard
The Simplest Email Signatures are often the BestThese days, email is arguably the most common form of “first contact” with a potential customer, client or colleague. People spend quite a bit of time refining the content of these communications, pushing them through both public relations and legal departments and checkpoints but very few people bother to check beyond the content, specifically ... their signatures. The aim of this post is to, Prompt you to do some basic checks. Give you som
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Simplifying an IBM Connections Community for Rollout - Part 2
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 8:47p   Gavin Bollard
IBM Connections.Cloud is a very powerful set of software and services but using the default settings will result in a community that isn't very pretty, has low usability and will discourage your users from participating. Luckily a few tweaks, some promises and a bit of work on engagement can make a huge difference. The Overall PlanObviously you need to plan out what your guests and members will be doing in your community. It’s basic marketing. People don’t visit the site for nothing, they




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