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What It Means to Be a Social Business #socbiz
   

As seen in our team blog, check out Heidi Ambler, IBM's Director for Social Software Product Management (and my boss), discussing:

  • What it means to be a social business
  • The trend on how business processes are changing
  • How business achieve business value by becoming a social business
  • Tools that help companies become a social business
  • What it takes to become a Social Business and how to start planning your own transformation.

You may remember that Heidi and I presented at SXSW and you may have even seen our video interview with the team from developerWorks. So here's another quick video (5 minutes) that I recommend you view, especially if you are trying to figure out how to leverage social networks for better business outcomes:



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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SocializeMe/~3/VsowcHJDSdg/what-it-means-to-be-social-business.html
Apr 30, 2012
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The Agenda for the IBM Connections User Group Meeting Has Been Announced
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
As I announced back in March, I'm going to Social Connections VI - the IBM Connections User Group. Last week, the organizers announced the agenda and I'm extremely honored to be part of the keynote. As you can see from the agenda, I want to deep dive on IBM Connections "Next" and not just what it is, but why we built it and why you need to get it now. As I mentioned earlier this week, on May 21st we'll be hosting a 1 hour webcast to unveil IBM Connections "Next" and if you ha [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Mark your calendars: Introducing IBM Connections Next !
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
In less than a month, IBM will be introducing the newest, latest, and greatest release of IBM Connections. Some of the latest capabilities were shown during the keynote demo at IBM Connect 2014. Now, it's time to unveil everything that we've been working on for the past year or so and bring it to you. The official unveiling will happen on May 21st so mark your calendars ! As we've done in other years, we'll host a virtual web conference and walk you through the new business challenge [read] Keywords: connections ibm mobile
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Get 5 minute tips on IBM Connections -- every day!
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
If you got here, you are either a regular subscriber to this blog, a fan of IBM Connections, or you are looking for tips and tricks to get the most value out of the enterprise social collaboration platform. Maybe you have a question on how to drive adoption, how to tune your email notifications, how to better structure your community navigation, or you are looking to learn more about IBM Connections. Jim Claussen, a colleague of mine in IBM, has decided to take it upon himself and created the [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm apple community email enterprise mobile podcast twitter
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As Seen in the Masters: Social Business is about Productivity, Innovation and Influence
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 7:11a   Luis Benitez
Over the weekend, IBM had a run of ads in print media and on TV with many different spots going throughout the Masters. The spots were around IBM's 4 big areas: Social, Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data. It was fun to hear from my friends and family who had seen the spots and mentioned how it was really hard to miss the IBM spots. The spots highlight customers and scenarios that are being Made with IBM. If you are not a golfer and want to watch the entire series, check out the IBM channel o [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise mobile
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How To Build a Hello World App for IBM Connections
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
Work is quickly ramping up as the product management team is working on the go to market activities for IBM Connections "Next". For example, yesterday I was working on updating the current IBM Connections Reviewer's Guide with information about the new release. I also submitted two abstracts for the upcoming Social Connections VI user group meeting, which I hope get selected, but more on that later! In case you don't know by now, my background is in app development and I wanted to take a [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime development eclipse interface iphone profile twitter
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Introducing File Sync for Mobile and More in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
A couple of hours ago, IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 was made available. This new cumulative release introduces various new features, two of which specifically for mobile that I would like to focus on. It's worth noting that these features are already available to our cloud customers so we are just wrapping these up and giving them to our on prem customers. First, push notifications alert you when you have a new to-do (as seen below in the image), when someone asks to join one of your communit [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus iphone mobile network server wifi




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LikeMyIdea Demonstrates Idea Management with IBM Connections
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 7:13a   Luis Benitez
It's the last day of the first quarter and it's time to wrap up. I've been heads down working on various go to market activities for IBM Connections Next and even starting to think about what I'll say at the Social Connections VI User Group meeting in a couple of months (you ARE going, right??). Idea management continues to be a hot topic. You may already be familiar with some partners who have extended the ideation capabilities in IBM Connections (hint: I've talked about them before i [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus
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Tip: How To Share Links Using The IBM Connections Mobile App
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
Various users have reached out to me asking how they can share links / pages as they surf the web from their mobile device with their network in IBM Connections. The trick is to use what's called bookmarklets. Follow these instructions to add the two bookmark lets to your browser and then you'll be able to quickly share links from your mobile browser to the IBM Connections Mobile app. I've written these instructions for Safari on iPad so these might vary based on your browser and/or mobile [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus apple bookmarklet google javascript mobile network wiki
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Communardo Further Integrates Confluence with IBM Connections
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 5:12a   Luis Benitez
I've talked about integration of IBM Connections with Confluence in the past. Communardo has created 3 new integration points to bring together IBM Connections and Atlassian's Confluence. These integration points are important for organizations that may be using both products and want to provide more synergy between them. This is yet another example of IBM Connections as a social layer, where you can embed Connections into other business apps allowing you to bring social to the end users. T [read] Keywords: connections ibm integration interface profile
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Socialite Integrates Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds in IBM Connections
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 5:16a   Luis Benitez
As we get ready for an upcoming product launch, I wanted to take the opportunity to share about a new add-on available for IBM Connections. As part of the product launch, and I'm sure you do this too, I'm monitoring various social channels -- for example, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and my enterprise social network, IBM Connections. The new Socialite for IBM Connections is designed to integrate public social networking right into the IBM Connections interface. This means that from right [read] Keywords: connections ibm enterprise facebook integration interface linkedin network networking twitter




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