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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.

Great story, right? Go ahead and share it!



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Brand Image and Security Concerns – All the More Reason to Become a Social Business
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 2:12p   Luis Benitez
To get the full benefit of social business, you must inject it into your key business processes for stronger customer engagement and workforce collaboration. But many enterprises are afraid to fully embrace social business, with 30 percent of them citing security concerns and perceived risk as major adoption barriers, according to IBM's 2014 Business Tech Trends report. But these fearful enterprises need to realize the true nature of social business. At its core, social business is a gra [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm policies enterprise security
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IBM Connections Cited as a Leader in the Ovum Enterprise File Sharing & Sync Decision Matrix
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 7:12a   Luis Benitez
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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 ibm instant message twitter
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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 community enterprise integration mobile
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Continental AG Goes Full Out with IBM Connections To Get Things Done Faster
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
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Mobile Comparison of IBM Connections & Yammer
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:16a   Luis Benitez
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The United Nations Comes Together with IBM Connections
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
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Thu, Aug 14th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
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The IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer's Guide is Now Available in the iBook Store
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
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