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From IBM Connect 2016: XPages App Built on Bluemix Using Watson and IBM Connections Cloud
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The IBM Connections Cloud January 2016 is Now Available
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How To Enable Nested LDAP Groups in IBM Connections
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Tomorrow: Join the #H2HChat Moments That Count: When Collaboration Sparks Innovation
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Announcing IBM Connections 5.5 & IBM Docs 2.0
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Gartner Recognizes IBM Connections as a Leader in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace
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The United Nations Comes Together with IBM Connections
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Luis Benitez
Blog Title Socialize Me
Blog Description How Social Business Accelerates Innovation in the Workplace from the perspective of a Millenial
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From IBM Connect 2016: XPages App Built on Bluemix Using Watson and IBM Connections Cloud
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 2:16a   Luis Benitez
Last week at IBM Connect 2016, Chris Crummey demoed a sample app built on the XPages runtime running on Bluemix. The app combines IBM Connections Cloud, IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Bluemix. The idea is that the app allows you to upload images and then uses IBM Watson (the Visual Recognition Service) to help with automatic classification of the files. Based on the image that has been uploaded, Watson will then suggest some tags to use with the file. Here's a recap of that demo: Her
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The IBM Connections Cloud January 2016 is Now Available
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 8:20a   Luis Benitez
Just in time for IBM Connect 2016, there are now more capabilities that have been added to IBM Connections Cloud. Here's a snapshot of what's new this month: Real-time alerts help you focus on items that need your attention Stay up to date with things that require your attention and response. The new notification center in the navigation bar increases your awareness less disruptively. See alerts with a single click - no matter where you are in the service. Allows you stay on track or sw
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XPages Runtime Beta Now Available on Bluemix
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 9:00a   Luis Benitez
As it's typical by this time of the year with IBM Connect just around the corner we start to hear about advancements in many of our product areas. As you may have seen in the IBM Bluemix blog, the XPages runtime moves from experimental and enters the BETA release phase on Bluemix. For the last 6 months we've had the XPages runtime available on IBM Bluemix as an experimental service. Now we are taking this to the next phase as we continue to prepare for a general release later this
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Tomorrow: Join the #H2HChat Moments That Count: When Collaboration Sparks Innovation
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 8:30a   Luis Benitez
Tomorrow, I'll be joining my colleagues Suzanne Livingston and Mac Guidera at the Tweetchat hosted by Bryan Kramer to talk about Collaboration and Innovation. We'll talk about the importance of harnessing technology to empower employees towards greater collaboration. Then, we'll discuss the challenges organizations face as they embark upon such transformation and how they can create a workplace culture in which collaboration via digital solutions is valued and practiced. This is a chat that i
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Check Out the Latest IBM Docs 2.0 Demo
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 2:16a   Luis Benitez
Happy New Year! Now that we are back in business in the new year I wanted to take the time to share a bit more on IBM Docs 2.0 beyond the announcement last year. In a very short time, I've already started to hear very good positive feedback on the release which is great ! One of the things that I wanted to share is the latest demo video that we posted over the holidays. The video covers all the basics and you can see how simple it is to take advantage of this capability to create fil
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Available for Download: IBM Docs 2.0 and IBM Connections 5.5
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 2:10a   Luis Benitez
As promised earlier this week, the recently announced IBM Connections 5.5 and IBM Docs 2.0 are now available for download. As part of the launch, on Wednesday the product managers hosted a webcast to take you through some of the highlights of that release. If you missed it, you can still watch the recording. Then, yesterday the product managers hosted an "Ask the Product Managers" session. There were so many questions that came in and were answered in hour! That session was also recorded.
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Announcing IBM Connections 5.5 & IBM Docs 2.0
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 2:10a   Luis Benitez
I'm happy to announce the upcoming availability of IBM Connections 5.5 and IBM Docs 2.0, our next major on-premises release. As we've done with previous releases, plus,given we have a single code base for cloud and on-prem, we've taken a snapshot of our cloud, made a few adjustments here and there, and we are making that available to our on premises customers. There's over 100 new features and there's just no way that I can cover all of this in this post. However, if you look
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Webcast: What's New in IBM Connections & IBM Docs (on-premises)
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 2:15a   Luis Benitez
As we wrap up the year, and given there are only 20 more days in the year, I can safely say that we are just days away from announcing the next major on-premises release of IBM Connections and IBM Docs. In fact, next week is going to be HUGE ! (if that's not a reveal, I don't know what is). Next week we will be hosting two events that you'll definitely want to join to get up to speed with all the details around the release. First, we'll host a webcast to talk about all the new capa
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IBM Connections Cloud November 2015 Release is Now Live !
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 2:20a   Luis Benitez
It's a new month, so we have a new monthly release of our IBM Connections Cloud platform now available! This release focuses on improvements to files and our mobile capabilities. To start off, if you are using the Mac file sync plug-in, you now have more visibility to understand the status of sync for each file directly from the Mac Finder: On the mobile side, we've now made it easier to respond and participate in polls & surveys create in Communities: This will require
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Using IBM Docs with IBM Content Navigator for Real-Time Co-Editing
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 8:32a   Luis Benitez
As we get ready for another major on-prem release of IBM Docs, IBM's collaborative editing solution, I wanted to share a bit of how IBM Docs integrates with other repositories beyond IBM Connections. For example, if you are using IBM Content Navigator, you have the option to use IBM Docs on top of that. With IBM Docs, you can edit Microsoft Office files in their native format directly in the browser, without having to do complicated download and re-upload steps. You can also create brand ne
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How To Enable Nested LDAP Groups in IBM Connections
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 2:15a   Luis Benitez
The other day I was asked how to take advantage of LDAP / Active Directory (AD) groups within IBM Connections, specially if those groups contain nested groups. So I went to our internal brain (IBM Connections) and a quick search turned out a post from Antonio Aleandri and with his permission, I'm re-posting here: -=-=-=-=- By default, nested groups (nested LDAP groups) are not enabled in IBM Connections. What this means, for example, is that if you add the parent group as member of a res
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Gartner Recognizes IBM as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace for IBM Connections
Thu, Nov 5th 2015 2:10a   Luis Benitez
Put it in the books! For the 7th year in a row, Gartner has placed IBM as a Leader in their recently released 2015 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace* based on IBM Connections. We are now getting ready for another major release of IBM Connections and organizations continue to report value from deploying a social collaboration platform such as IBM Connections. If you haven't seen IBM Connections lately, check out this video that we recently published to showcas
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IBM Insight 2015 - Check Out What You Missed
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 2:20a   Luis Benitez
Last week was a wild ride over at IBM Insight 2015. The IBM Verse and IBM Connections teams were there to share the latest about our products. It was a great opportunity to meet new customers, partners, and fellow IBMers. One of the highlights of the conference, was the Super Session by my colleague Rob Koplowitz. He co-presented with Jason Silva, the host of the TV show Brain Games (catch it on Netflix). You can watch a replay of his session here: I co-presented on 3 different sessi
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IBM Ranked as Leader in the 2015 Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Social Software
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 2:15a   Luis Benitez
And the great news keep piling up as we get ready for another major IBM Connections release. I'm just back from IBM Insight 2015 and will share some content soon about that but wanted to get this out soon! The latest to hit the wire is that IBM Connections has been ranked as a Leader for the third year in a row in the third Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Social Software. This is in addition to the Gartner report where IBM came out as a leader in the Enterprise Social Software MQ (more
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Time to Register for IBM Connect 2016
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 3:10a   Luis Benitez
It's time to start getting ready for IBM Connect 2016. All abstracts have been submitted and we are now finalizing the selection of the sessions. If you register by October 27th, you can enjoy some discounts as laid out here. Not sure what IBM Connect is all about ? This is our yearly conference where we share our latest product updates and directions, a great opportunity to network and meet fellow users and partners/developers and learn from other success stories. Here's a bit more about t
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Check Out This Demo of the New IBM Connections Editor
Wed, Oct 14th 2015 3:20a   Luis Benitez
Re-sharing the news Baan Slavens, our Product Manager for IBM Connections Mobile, from earlier this week The new IBM Connections Editor is a companion application the to the IBM Connections Mobile application for iOS and Android devices. The IBM Connections Editor is a full-featured mobile editor, which will allow you to take files directly from IBM Connections Files and easily view or edit those files on your mobile device. You can edit any Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, Excel spr
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Social Connections 9 - The IBM Connections User Group Puts Together An Awesome Agenda
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 8:45a   Luis Benitez
In just a few weeks, the 9th Social Connections will kick off and it has one of the best agendas ever. If I counted correctly, there's 70 sessions over two days so I'm sure what whatever content you are looking for, it'll be there. With a focus on IBM Connections and Social Business, this is a first-class event for the user community. If you are working with, using, or what to learn more about IBM Connections, you need to make every effort to attend! At the end of the first day, attend
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Time To Get Ready for IBM Insight 2015
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 8:30a   Luis Benitez
October is here so that means that IBM Insight 2015 is just around the corner (oh and lots of candy in Halloween)! At the end of the month, I'll be heading over to Las Vegas for the annual IBM Insight conference. As usual, we'll be participating in various sessions. At this year's conference, Jason Silva, host of National Geographic's Brain Games (you are watching that show on Netflix, right?), will lead a conversation about the potential to extend collaboration with technologies like c
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The Heart of Business Tour Comes to Boston Next Week
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 3:16a   Luis Benitez
The Heart of Business is about … YOU! Join business leaders, IBM business partners, innovators, and thought leaders to connect and win. Learn how to use Social Business Solutions to accelerate innovation, improve collaboration, manage relationships, and deliver better metrics. Enterprise social networks are becoming the heart of business productivity and engagement. Successful businesses today are using their enterprise software platforms to create an ecosystem of capabilities, which driv
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The Results Are In: IBM Connections Benefits $26.5 million over 3 years !
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 3:20a   Luis Benitez
A recent commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM titled The Total Economic Impact of IBM Connections analyzes the cost savings and business benefits of utilizing IBM Connections. The purpose of the study is to provide a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of implementing the IBM Connections social collaboration platform within their organizations to improve internal processes to engage, empower, and inspire both employees and customers and unlock ne
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IBM Connections Files and Aspera: A Possible Integration
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 3:20a   Luis Benitez
Earlier this week I was asked what could be possible between Aspera, an IBM file transfer solution, and IBM Connections Files, IBM's offering for organizations looking for enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) capabilities. First, let's clarify the differences between file transfer and file sharing and sync. In talking with some people in the Aspera organization, they told me to think of Aspera kind of like UPS. UPS will take a package from point A to point B and they do not keep the packa
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Save The Date: Enterprise File Sync and Share is Just the Beginning of a New Way To Work
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 3:15a   Luis Benitez
Save the date. In less than a month, we'll be hosting a webinar to take you through the latest capabilities available in our IBM Connections Files offering, the IBM solution for organizations that are looking for enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) capabilities in the cloud. IBM Connections Files on Cloud is designed for today’s mobile worker, providing a secure, easy-to-use, collaboration and file management environment for all size businesses. This cost-effective, secure file sha
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IBM was named the Worldwide Market Share Leader in Enterprise Social Networks for sixth consecutive year by IDC
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 12:47p   Luis Benitez
In IDC's recently published report, IBM is ranked number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software for the sixth consecutive year. According to IDC's analysis of 2014 revenue, IBM continues to hold the lead in market share. According to IDC, the enterprise social networks market is expected to reach $3.5 billion by 2019, representing growth of 19 percent over the next four years. If you are not familiar with IBM Connections, check out how you can get started toda
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The IBM Connections Cloud June 2015 Release Is Now Live -- Check it out!
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 3:16a   Luis Benitez
Over the weekend we pushed out updates to our IBM Connections Cloud users (for those fathers out there, consider it a Happy Father's Day gift). You will find updates throughout the experience both in the web and desktop. For example, for Mac users you can now share files with Communities directly from Finder without ever needing to open a browser. Just right-click on the file, and voilá: Another update this month was for developers. Developers can now take advantage of the embedded
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Next Week: Join Me at the IBM Connections Files and Communities Webcast
Thu, May 14th 2015 3:20a   Luis Benitez
Next week, I'll be participating in a webcast to talk about all the new capabilities that we've added to IBM Connections Files and Communities. The webcast was put together by the team over at SocialBizUG.org. David Brooks, the lead architect for the IBM Connections platform, will be joining me just like he did at IBM ConnectED earlier this year. Our goal is to give you an update of all the cool things that are now part of the product. As a reminder, back in March, we introduced I
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IBM Connections Adds Secure File Sync and Share Offering On-premises
Tue, May 5th 2015 8:16a   Luis Benitez
Following the release last quarter of our secure file sync and share offering in cloud, today we have just released the equivalent offering for those customers who would like to deploy this on premises. This new offering gives customers a new way to buy IBM Connections and get just the Files portion of the platform. This makes it easy to get started and customers can grow and buy the entire IBM Connections suite once they are ready to use other capabilities such as Communities, Forums, Ideation,
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What's New in the April 2015 Release of IBM Connections Social Cloud
Thu, Apr 23rd 2015 3:10a   Luis Benitez
As we run our final checklist to turn on the new features, I wanted to give you a heads up as to what to expect next week. I had the opportunity to give a preview of these to the audience at Social Connections, the independent IBM Connections user group, last week in Boston. The conference was great as usual. It was completely sold out as usual was great. I had the opportunity to meet with developers (check out this related post) as well as customers/users. I learned about how they are dri
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How to Move from Google Mail to IBM Verse
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 3:20a   Luis Benitez
Recently, I helped a company move from Google Apps to the IBM Connections Cloud. They were attracted by IBM Verse and were heavy users of Google Mail and they needed a new way to manage the flood of email that was coming in and impacting their productivity. They did their migration in mid-March. Back in February I started to do some research to figure out how this could be done. ​​ So how did I do it? The actual technical part was pretty straightforward.. in fact, as easy as drag-n-drop
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How To Integrate Your App with IBM Connections Cloud with 2 Lines of Code
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 2:16p   Luis Benitez
Last week I was at the IBM Connections user group conference, called Social Connections, in Boston MA. There, I got the opportunity to meet with many end users as well as developers interested in building apps for IBM Connections. A particular session that I got great feedback from developers was the one titled Mastering the IBM Connections Developers Experience. Vijay Francis and Paul Bastide took the audience through the options to integrate with IBM Connections Cloud. One of the samples
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Social Connections VIII is coming to Boston -- Register Today!
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 3:15a   Luis Benitez
Social Connections, the IBM Connections user group, will have their 8th event this April 16-17th and this time it's coming to the US for the first time in beautiful Boston. With a focus on IBM Connections and Social Business, this is a first-class event for the user community. If you are working with IBM Connections, I'd strongly recommend that you make every effort to attend! In fact, last year, I had the opportunity to attend the conference in Prague and it was a fantastic experi
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Updated Desktop Plug-Ins Available Today and New Features Coming to IBM Connections Cloud Next Week
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 9:50a   Luis Benitez
As mentioned in a previous entry, we released a File Sync and Share only offering earlier this week. Today, I have some good news. Today we have released the latest version of our desktop plugins for Mac and Windows in prep for the new feature that will start appearing in IBM Connections Cloud next week. This month's release continues to focus on our file sharing and sync capabilities. This release also introduces new features to help teams better organize their communications. Here's a s
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IBM Creates File Sharing and Sync only offering and it's available today
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 4:10a   Luis Benitez
Fresh off the presses! The IBM Connections Files cloud offering is now available in our cloud. If you are already an IBM Connections customer there's nothing for you to do. However, if you've been thinking about starting with IBM Connections, this might be a good place to start as you get just the core file sharing and sync component of IBM Connections and then upgrade to full the IBM Connections suite as your team needs more capabilities. IBM Connections Files Cloud is a new standalone
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My deck from IBM InterConnect 2015 and IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 is here!
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 10:15a   Luis Benitez
Last week was pretty busy as I spent the whole week at IBM InterConnect 2015 a conference focused specifically on cloud and mobile. There were 21,000 attendees and over 40% of the attendees were attending an IBM conference for the first time. In Tuesday's keynote, Scott Souder demoed IBM Verse. During the conference, the hashtags related to Verse, #IBMVerse and #NewWayToWork, both trended in Twitter worldwide ! #IBMVerse trending worldwide during #IBMInterConnect! pic.twitter.com/7DEX
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Gearing up for IBM InterConnect - Check out these Social Business Sessions
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 2:20a   Luis Benitez
We are a week away from the start of IBM InterConnect 2015, and this week it's all about getting ready for that conference. And I'm definitely looking forward to the concert on Wednesday with Aerosmith and "the Sharks" at the keynote. I've been getting addicted to Shark Tank recently so can't wait to see them in Vegas. Let's talk sessions. As part of InterConnect, there's a System of Engagement track where you'll find all sessions around Social Business. Here's the full list




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