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Social Business More than Doubles Since 2012 - Pacesetters Are Seeing the Biggest Wins Thu, Aug 21st 2014 27
Continental AG Goes Full Out with IBM Connections To Get Things Done Faster Wed, Aug 20th 2014 72
Mobile Comparison of IBM Connections & Yammer Tue, Aug 19th 2014 91
The United Nations Comes Together with IBM Connections Mon, Aug 18th 2014 112
TemboSocial Plugs Into IBM Connections and Takes Ideation To The Next Level Thu, Aug 14th 2014 89
The IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer's Guide is Now Available in the iBook Store Mon, Aug 4th 2014 121
Announcing the latest IBM Connections Mail Plug-In Fri, Jul 25th 2014 167
Embarking in a Social Business Transformation? Check Out These Storyboards to Drive a Culture Shift Wed, May 14th 2014 801
From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement - The Upcoming Luis Suarez Masterclass Wed, Jun 4th 2014 565
I'm going to Social Connections VI - The IBM Connections User Group Tue, Mar 4th 2014 450
IBM Positioned as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace Mon, Sep 16th 2013 427
New Release of IBM Connections in the Cloud Coming Next Week Wed, May 7th 2014 318
Announcing IBM Connections 5.0 Tue, Jun 17th 2014 317
Everything You Need to Know About IBM's Global CEO Study 2012 Tue, May 29th 2012 316
Let's recap IBM Connections at IBM Connect 2014 Fri, Feb 14th 2014 303
Mark your calendars: Introducing IBM Connections Next ! Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 294
A Little About IBM Connections 5.0 and File Sync Wed, Jun 18th 2014 293
How Social Business Tools Can Help In Disaster Situations
Remember how last week
I mentioned that IBM is actively looking at documenting success stories of organizations that are embracing social software ? Well, here's another one that I wanted to highlight. This is a great story of how social business tools can help in disaster situations such as the earthquake that occurred last year in Haiti. I think it's also a great example of how non-profit organizations can leverage social business platforms.
Colleagues in Care turned to IBM's social business in the cloud capabilities to build a social network of doctors, where each doctor could highlight their skills. That way doctors could be matched to the needs of a particular situation, thereby getting the most value out of the available resources.
This is where
LotusLive comes into play. Take a peek at this 4 minute video and let me know what you think. VIDEO
Great story, right? Go ahead and share it!
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Social Business More than Doubles Since 2012 - Pacesetters Are Seeing the Biggest Wins
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 12:12p Luis Benitez IBM's Center for Applied Insights has just released their 2014 Business Tech Trends report, which surveyed over 1,400 decision makers across 15 industries around the world to find out how businesses are deploying key technologies. The study found that social business is now being deployed by 70 percent of enterprises! That is more than double the number of enterprises (34 percent) that were deploying social business solutions in 2012.
Pacesetter enterprises, which regard big data and analyti [read] Keywords: collaboration
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
Mobile Comparison of IBM Connections & Yammer
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:16a Luis Benitez I typically get questions about how collaboration platforms compare, especially in a post-PC, mobile first era. The term was made popular by Steve Jobs in 2007 (though first coined at MIT), and 3 months ago Microsoft CEO said the company had entered the post-PC era. So mobile.. a critical capability. Can't be without it. It's essential.
So here we are in 2014 -- a post-PC / Mobile First era, so let's take a look at comparing the mobile collaboration capabilities provided by IBM, with th [read] Keywords: collaboration
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
TemboSocial Plugs Into IBM Connections and Takes Ideation To The Next Level
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 6:13a Luis Benitez By now, I'm sure that you are aware of TemboSocial. They have been adding value to IBM Connections, the market leading enterprise social collaboration platform, and it's some great work and I've talked about them in the past.
The first add-on they created was a bit over 2 years ago when they first introduced The Hive for IBM Connections, a social recognition module.
Last year, they further integrated with the IBM Connections platform by taking advantage of new integration points and ext [read] Keywords: collaboration
The IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer's Guide is Now Available in the iBook Store
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 6:13a Luis Benitez By now you are probably aware that the IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer's Guide is available as shared by one of my teammates in the product management team, Albert Nichols.
For a while now, I've been wondering how we can make this more widely available and perhaps add even more value to this great asset. Earlier in the year (if I remember correctly), I had heard that Apple had made iBooks Author a free app and decided to take that for a spin and see what I could do with it. And given the rece [read] Keywords: connections
Announcing the latest IBM Connections Mail Plug-In
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 6:13a Luis Benitez Today, IBM Connections Mail gets an update. If you don't know what IBM Connections Mail, let's catch you up. IBM Connections Mail provides a simple and compelling way to perform essential email and calendaring tasks right from IBM Connections.
This is particularly useful as you can process your inbox with minimal context switching. According to McKinsey, when users switch from one task to another, it really affects productivity. Therefore, by keeping context switching to a minimum, you [read] Keywords: calendaring
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
Jabborate Brings Jabber and WebEx into IBM Connections
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez This is one of those cases were timing couldn't have been better. Just a few days ago someone was asking me about the possibility to integrate Cisco's Jabber and WebEx with the market leading social collaboration platform IBM Connections.
Anyway, then as I was catching up with my feeds I ran into a new presentation from Jabborate. Don't you just love it when knowledge comes to you instead of you having to go out and search for it?
So here's the deal. There are 3 types of integration [read] Keywords: collaboration
Press Coverage on the IBM Connections 5.0 Release
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 8:11a Luis Benitez If you've been out for a while, it's time to catch up.
First, take a look at our new Social page at IBM.com: http://ibm.com/social . It got a makeover last week to find the right solution based on your needs
Additionally, I've been collecting news clippings about the stories and coverage so far on the IBM Connections 5.0 release. I haven't captured everything but here's some highlights for you to check out. Maybe there's some that you haven't seen so you can use these to share [read] Keywords: collaboration