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As Seen in the Masters: Social Business is about Productivity, Innovation and Influence
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IBM Connect 2014 Opening General Session Live Stream is Here
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Let's recap IBM Connections at IBM Connect 2014
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 305
Announcing IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2: Advanced content editing for all!
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IBM Connect is almost here which means... roadmaps!
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The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 2
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The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo
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The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 3
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TimeToAct Releases Their Newest Content Management Solution for IBM Connections
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The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 4
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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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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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I'm going to Social Connections VI - The IBM Connections User Group
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 5:14a   Luis Benitez
I'm now back from my 2 week vacation and it's March !! I can't believe it! I'm still working on follow up items from IBM Connect 2014 -- believe it or not. As you may have seen, I'm going to be participating at this year's Social Connections - the IBM Connections User group. If you are an IBM Connections user, you need to participate in this year's event. This will be the 6th user gathering in 2.5 years and this event will be taking place in Prague. This will be my first time in [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus applications blogger consulting development email enterprise google interface mobile network networking twitter
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Let's recap IBM Connections at IBM Connect 2014
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 6:11a   Luis Benitez
Things are finally settling down 2 weeks after the "amaze-balls" IBM Connect 2014: I think @jaybaer summed up MailNext perfectly in one word: #amazeballs #IBMConnect pic.twitter.com/4aEDD0hg7a— Paige Sandhu (@paige_sandhu) January 27, 2014 So what I wanted to do now was take a break and recap what we said and showed about IBM Connections during the conference. The Keynote The keynote demo was mostly built on the November 2013 release of IBM Connections. Therefore, you go [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime apple community desktop email mobile twitter widgets
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Announcing IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2: Advanced content editing for all!
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 5:12a   Luis Benitez
Now that you know how the IBM Connect 2014 OGS demo was built, let's get into the nitty gritty and recap the announcements that were made. Shortly after the keynote, I had the opportunity to deep dive into the roadmap for IBM Connections together with our lead architect. So what did we talk about ? Well, it turns out that a big item that we talked about was today's announcement. Today, we are announcing our first delivery for 2014: IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2. This release provide [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm rich text enterprise microsoft websphere websphere portal




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