Over the weekend IBM released IBM Connections 18.104.22.168. I don't intend to cover all the new stuff here, but I figured I would highlight a few things.
First, the release adds new support for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 9. Second, there's now integration with IBM Sametime 8.5.2 for presence awareness. Just as before with Sametime 8.5.1, users can see who is online in Connections without installing any additional software on their desktops. This is very cool because it rapidly speeds adoption and eliminates barriers to collaboration. If you are looking for the instructions on how to do that, you can find it here.
Third, administrators who like to run their servers on the latest release of RedHat, they'll be happy to know that RedHat EL 6.1 is now supported as well.
There's also several new controls available to specify how to sort and filter forums (e.g. by answered status), who can respond to community forums (e.g. members-only or everyone), and the ability to specify the default view for forums. I don't intend to cover all the new stuff here, but you can find the fix list for this release is here.
IBM Connections in Cloud Now Features Real-Time Audio and Video Chat
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 8:12a Luis Benitez Today, when you log in to IBM Connections in the cloud you should notice a nice little surprise: you can now engage with your peers via audio and/or video chat. While you've always been able to instant message with your colleagues within IBM Connections, sometimes typing is just not fast enough. And with communication being roughly 70% non-verbal, video becomes an excellent capability to get business done... NOW!
Now, you can go from a post in IBM Connection and escalate to a voice call or [read] Keywords: connections
Rethinking Your Social Strategy to Act Like a Pacesetter
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 1:12p Luis Benitez Last week I told you about the amazing results that Pacesetters are seeing from deploying social business solutions, according to IBM's 2014 Business Tech Trends report. This week I'm going to tell you what your enterprise can do to catch up in social based on those Pacesetters’ key practices.
The Business Tech Trends report found that Pacesetters are using analytics as their fuel and integration as their breakaway move. So, what does this mean for social?
To compete like a Paces [read] Keywords: ibm
Continental AG Goes Full Out with IBM Connections To Get Things Done Faster
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 6:13a Luis Benitez Last week, I ran into this video posted by Continental AG, a company of 170,000 people, which talks about their business networking event for their 450 social business ambassadors. Continental spoke at IBM Connect 2014 about their usage of IBM Connections.
Continental brought the participants from 37 different countries to Hamburg Germany to start the conversation around how to improve the culture of communication and how to give employees a helping hand.
To do this, Continental chose [read] Keywords: connections
The United Nations Comes Together with IBM Connections
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez Today I wanted to share this video which has an amazing story on how the United Nations uses collaboration and social business technologies together and apply them to solve world problems with IBM Connections.
Salem Avan, Chief of Knowledge Management, shares how the UN charter of 1945 establishes how they are responsible for saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war.
To do that, he says, it was required to take a collective approach. So, in 2009, they started take advantage [read] Keywords: collaboration