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:
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
Social Connections: My Take on Making Social Business Critical [Video]
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez Last month, I attended the IBM Connections User Group meeting in Prague. Speaking of which, if you missed it, then don't worry! Social Connections VII has been announced and it's happening in November 13-14 in Stockholm. Registration remains free so go and register now. Hey, you can probably even combine it with a weekend ski trip.
Now back to Prague. While I was there, I met with the local team to discuss social business and my recommendations on how to make social business critica [read] Keywords: collaboration