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| Demo: IBM Watson Workspace for Sales|
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 4
| Demo: IBM Watson Workspace for Marketing|
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 6
| IBM Watson Workspace -- Code Talks So Here's The First Samples|
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 7
| Building apps with IBM Watson Work Services|
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 6
| Let's talk Integrations with IBM Watson Workspace|
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 4
| IBM Announces a New Category: IBM Watson Work|
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 4
| Live Streaming Schedule for IBM World of Watson |
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 4
| The IBM Connections Cloud June 2015 Release Is Now Live -- Check it out!|
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 10
| TimeToAct Releases Their Newest Content Management Solution for IBM Connections|
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 8
| Social Connections: My Take on Making Social Business Critical [Video]|
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 8
| Google Hangout Replay: A Social Business, Cloud, Mobile and IBM Connections Conversation|
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 8
| IBM Watson Workspace -- Code Talks So Here's The First Samples|
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 7
| The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 4|
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 6
| I'm going to Social Connections VI - The IBM Connections User Group|
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 6
| The United Nations Comes Together with IBM Connections|
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 6
| Gartner Recognizes IBM Connections as a Leader in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace|
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 6
| IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 Is Now Available|
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 6
| Recent Blog Posts
Demo: IBM Watson Workspace for Sales|
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 4:11p Luis Benitez
If you watched the last demo of IBM Watson Workspace for Marketing this will be part two of that series. This demo is focused on the day of the life of sellers and how IBM Watson Workspace can make their life better. If you missed the breakout session hosted by Rob Ingram, Rishi Vaish and Alan Lepofsky at World of Watson, this is a good way to catch up.
The video demonstrates how IBM Watson Workspace uses its cognitive capabilities to get you the information you need in context without
Demo: IBM Watson Workspace for Marketing|
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 1:30p Luis Benitez
As things settle from the IBM World of Watson conference two weeks ago, today I wanted to take the opportunity to share one of the demos that was shown in a breakout session hosted by Rob Ingram, Rishi Vaish and Alan Lepofsky.
The video that demonstrates how IBM Watson Workspace can improve your life as someone who works in marketing. It makes team collaboration easy and saves you time by bringing everything together and summarizing it for you (using some cool Watson services) so you can take
IBM Watson Workspace -- Code Talks So Here's The First Samples|
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 7:20a Luis Benitez
Time for the next post on IBM Watson Workspace. In this post I wanted to share some code samples that could help you get going in your development of apps for IBM Watson Workspace using the IBM Watson Work Services and APIs.
I know many developers, including myself, learn a lot from code samples (probably more than using actual API documentation). So to build on my post from earlier this week, we have published the first code samples into the Watson Work org in Github and there should be more
Building apps with IBM Watson Work Services|
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 7:10a Luis Benitez
Last week we launched IBM Watson Workspace and IBM Watson Work Services and one of the crtical aspects of this launch is the platform and extensibility provided by these offerings.
Miguel Estrada, Joe Russo, and myself had a session at IBM World of Watson 2016 to talk about the capabilities of the platform. To recap, the idea of IBM Watson Work Services is to provide a platform that understands conversations in context. IBM Watson Workspace is a great example of what you can do with that pla
Let's talk Integrations with IBM Watson Workspace|
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 2:50a Luis Benitez
Yesterday, IBM unveiled a new category called IBM Watson Work and two offerings available to all IBM World of Watson conference attendees: IBM Watson Work Services and IBM Watson Workspace.
If you've been following me for a while, you know I'm a big fan of integrations, app dev, and platforms. Well, today I'm happy to share the news that IBM Watson Workspace works with IFTTT. In fact, it's the first IBM app to be part of the IFTTT ecosystem. If you are not familiar with IFTTT (that is IF
IBM Announces a New Category: IBM Watson Work|
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 3:40p Luis Benitez
In today's press release, IBM announced a new category called IBM Watson Work. In that category there are two new offerings that will be available: IBM Watson Work Services and IBM Watson Workspace. IBM Watson Workspace uses cognitive analytics to help users communicate with their teams and focus on key business outcomes. Teams now have a single space to manage all their work conversations and avoid information overload with smart summaries that highlight the most relevant actions and decisions
Live Streaming Schedule for IBM World of Watson |
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 9:46a Luis Benitez
We are just one week away and I've been getting some questions on the live streaming schedule for IBM World of Watson 2016 (WoW). I'm happy to share that the most important keynotes will be live streamed via IBMGo.
Of course, one you can't miss is on Tuesday @ 4pm PT. Inhi Cho Suh will be sharing some cool updates on what's going on with Project Toscana (among other announcements related to the Future of Work). Here's the details as quoted from Marco Tempest, who will be joining us
World of Watson 2016 is Just Around the Corner|
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 3:46a Luis Benitez
We are now 31 days away from World of Watson!
So what's going to happen at World of Watson? First, let's start with Imagine Dragons! Grammy award-winning rockers and Las Vegas hometown heroes Imagine Dragons will perform exclusively for World of Watson attendees. Following their multi-platinum debut album ‘Night Visions,’ the alt-rock group has been playing sold out arenas all over the world. Their sophomore album ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and their music
The Office of the Future: Automation and Innovation in the Virtual Workplace|
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 7:16p Luis Benitez
Originally published at: http://www.workflowotg.com/read/current-issue/792-the-office-of-the-future-0916 (re-posting here)
The workplace is changing. Although the physical office can still be a place of productivity and collaboration, companies are empowering the individual worker by providing all the tools necessary to be a valuable member of the organization from any corner of the globe. Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly flexible, mobile, and even global in nature — virtual coll
GSX Provides Real-Time Monitoring for IBM Connections|
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 3:15a Luis Benitez
IBM Connections allows customer to choose how they want to run and get values from the platform. For example, there are organizations that would choose to run in cloud for a "hands-free" environment. No need to worry about outages, upgrades, etc.
Other organizations would need the flexibility and customizability that an on-premises deployment would provide. For those of you who have decided to run IBM Connections on-premises you might want to check out this partner offering.
GSX for IBM
Announcing IBM Connections Premier and IBM Connections Compliance -- Now Available|
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 8:46a Luis Benitez
As announced in the IBM Social Software blog, yesterday IBM released IBM Connections Premier, the latest offering built on top of IBM Connections, the leading business social collaboration platform. IBM Connections Premier combines engaging employee collaboration applications and compliance discovery solutions, including granular policy controls for content inspection, logging and archiving of social and instant messaging communications. With IBM Connections Premier integrated collaboration and
Demo: Measure the Success of IBM Connections with Community Metrics|
Tue, May 17th 2016 3:11a Luis Benitez
One of the important aspects of a social business platform such as IBM Connections Cloud is to monitor the health and usage of communities / team sites. IBM Connections provides a comprehensive set of quantitative and qualitative metrics that help measure the business value of IBM Connections in your organization.Metrics in IBM Connections allows community managers or System Admins view information on how users are participating on Connections, the content in Connections, and how people are visi
VideoBio Adds Quick Video Sharing to IBM Connections|
Tue, May 10th 2016 6:20a Luis Benitez
I always like to highlight when developers and partners extend our IBM Connections Cloud platform.
Today I wanted to highlight VideoBio who have built a very nice solution to allow users to quickly share video messages with others.
So how does it work? First, you can go to your profile, or someone else's profile and click on the VideoBio button.
After recording the demo, it's automatically shared with your IBM Connections network and you can optionally choose to share via Facebook
What's New and Coming in IBM Connections and IBM Docs for Q2 2016|
Mon, May 9th 2016 3:10a Luis Benitez
Hours ago, IBM just made another update to IBM Connections Cloud.
To start off, community managers and administrators have access to even more metrics. If you are an organization administrator, you can easily see how your user base is getting business value out of IBM Connections. For example, you can track Connections Cloud events such as every time that a user reads a blog entry, creates a To do item in an Activity, updates a wiki page, or follows a Community. You can drill down on one app
ICYMI: The XPages Runtime is Now Available in IBM Bluemix|
Fri, May 6th 2016 8:31a Luis Benitez
Earlier this year, we had announced the availability of the XPages runtime as beta in IBM Bluemix. Then at IBM Connect, XPages on Bluemix was featured during the keynote where a quick app was built integrated with Watson to quickly tag / categorize images using the Watson Image Analyzer service.
So in case you missed it, earlier this week, the XPages runtime for IBM Bluemix went from Beta to full release, generally available.
This allows developers already familiar with the XPages fram
New IBM Connections Desktop Plug-Ins for Mac and Windows|
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 8:51a Luis Benitez
Today, we've released our monthly update to the IBM Connections Mac and Windows desktop plug-ins. I'll cover some of the updates here and will start with Mac since that's what I use.
In this release, the context menu in Finder has been updated to streamline access to the IBM Connections actions. Now, when you right click on a synced file, you can see when it was last synced, share with individuals or groups, lock/unlock, modify metadata and more. Here's a snapshot of how it looks.
How To Edit Files in Sharepoint or Box with IBM Docs|
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 12:45p Luis Benitez
One of the capabilities that we highlighted as part of the IBM Docs 2.0 release was the new set of APIs to allow real-time co-editing of files in repositories other than IBM Connections (e.g. Alfresco, SharePoint, etc).
So first, what is IBM Docs ? The goal of IBM Docs is to make it easier for teams to create and allow for collaborative editing of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents in real time. This online editor provides key collaborative services such as coediting, fil
From IBM Connect: Visualizing the IBM Connections Profiles Data |
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:01a Luis Benitez
One of the great things of IBM Connect is all the great content that's shared. I remember going to my first conference and readily absorbing as much content as possible and putting it into practice. Of course, with so much content, sometimes you can't attend all sessions. It's all good, however, when speakers choose to share their content in platforms such as Slideshare.
I recently ran into this deck that Matt Milza shared and figured I would re-share as it's a great example of what can b
Check Out What's New In IBM Connections Social Cloud - Q1 2016|
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 3:15a Luis Benitez
As we get rolling into the second quarter of the year, I'll be sharing soon what to expect in terms of deliveries for IBM Connections Cloud for this quarter. First, I wanted to take the time and summarize the deliveries that we did in Q1 and had been announced at IBM Connect 2016 (and did you see that we'll be at the Moscone Center next year on February 20 - 23, 2017 ? Sweet !)
So what became available in the first three months of the year ? Jim Puckett, one of the product managers for IBM
Social Connections 10 Is Coming -- Register Today!|
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 11:15a Luis Benitez
Social Connections 10 has been scheduled and keynotes are starting to be announced. Social Connections is the IBM Connections user group. 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!
Last year, the conference was held in Boston and now it's coming back to this side of the Atlantic to Toronto on June 6-7, 2016.
TimeToAct Brings Custom Apps and Forms to IBM Connections|
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 3:11a Luis Benitez
TimeToAct recently announced new capabilities for IBM Connections Communities as part of their XCC Social Intranet solution.
If you are not familiar with XCC, it's a lightweight Web Content Management System that integrates into IBM Connections. It enhances IBM Connections with classic Web Content Management capabilities and thus integrates the two antipodes of an intranet, i.e. peer-to-peer collaboration with internal (top-down) communications.
For example, you can use the Atom/RSS
Webinar: Addressing the Crisis in Employee Engagement|
Tue, Mar 15th 2016 3:10a Luis Benitez
Today, studies estimate that there's a $500 billion lost in productivity and higher attrition since only 37% of global workers are considered to be engaged in the workplace.
IBM's #NewWayToWork Futurists Insights share that 74% of respondents to a survey define a "social" business as one that uses social technology to foster collaboration among, customers, employees and partners yet, only 45% of companies are using social to identify internal talent or key contributors.
IBM Verse Integration with Box Is Now Available|
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 8:46p Luis Benitez
As part of the IBM + Box partnership, IBM today has released Box support for IBM Verse. This new integration allows IBM Verse users to easily send files stored in Box to others. You might remember hearing about this as part of the keynote at IBM Connect 2016 earlier this year. If you missed the keynote and the demos, here's the replay.
IBM Verse users that have this feature will be able to bring in their Box files when composing a message. In the file picker, they'll be able to brow