Last week I attended a conference in Cambridge, MA where I got to see Andrew McAfee give the keynote. I never get tired of listening to Andy. He does a great job on stage keeping everyone engaged, he's funny, and definitely very passionate about this whole Enterprise 2.0 space (of course, since he coined the term! ).
That was my first trip in 9 weeks and it was a good reminder of how many people are still offline for most of their work days. Previous to my current role, I used to be part of the sales organization where I would only have access to the network about 20% of the time any given week.
While I was in one of my meetings I needed to access one of my files stored in IBM Connections and the connectivity was not that great. Luckily, I had an offline copy of the file which I could still use and show to my peers.
I figured this could be a tip I could share with many of the IBM Connections users out there so I created a quick video showing how to do this. The trick is to use a free app that you can find on the iTunes App Store called Fresh Docs. The app is made by Zia Consulting and works over CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services). As you may remember, IBM Connections introduced support for CMIS back in 2010. And this opens the door for many providers to integrate with Connections, such as this free app:
Download the app and feel free to test it against our own test environment called Greenhouse. Here are the settings you'll need:
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
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
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
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.
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