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New IBM Champions Announced
   

Joyce Davis has just posted an announcement in the Social Business Insights Blog. You will remember that earlier this year, IBM announced 50 new IBM Champions. Joyce provides a great summary of what we look for in IBM Champions:

These individuals spend a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources evangelizing for IBM, sharing their knowledge and helping grow the community of users and business leaders focused on our solutions. As champions, they will receive an IBM Champion merchandise package (apparel and some cool gadgets!), increased visibility on IBM sites, invitations and discounts to IBM events, recognition at select conferences, and access to key IBM business executives and technical leaders. Visit the IBM Champion site to read more about the program and get to know the current IBM Champions.

While at the Lotusphere #ls12 and Connect conferences in January, look for the IBM Champions by looking at the ribbons in their conference badges. And, as you can imagine, MANY of them will be speaking at sessions, facilitating Birds of a Feather sessions, conducting book signings, being interviewed on video, and a number of other exciting activities. You might even be lucky enough to witness a group of them sing karaoke ("We are the Champions!") in the evening if you head over to Kimono's. Check out the Lanyrd page for Lotusphere 2012 for more information.

Once again, congratulations to the newly minted IBM Champions!!! (and stay tuned because nominations will open again for the next round in August)

Christian Henseler
Eric Carter
Fabrizio Marchesano, Frame srl
Glenn Kline
, Perficient
Howard Greenberg
, The Learning Continuum Company
Masahiko Miyo
ef Co, Ltd
Mike Ostrowski
, Ascendant
Peter Presnell
, yellowverse.com
Rob Shoenfelt
Salvador Gallardo, Innexware
Sean Cull
, FoCul, Ltd
Tom Simmons
, Alacrinet
Weerapong Panpai
, Zenith Comp Co., Ltd



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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 connections ibm lotus
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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 connections ibm exchange exchange instant messaging integration microsoft
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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 connections ibm enterprise microsoft networking social software
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IBM Connections is Now Available in the IBM Cloud marketplace
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 7:11a   Luis Benitez
As just communicated in the press release a few minutes ago, IBM Connections is now available in the IBM Cloud marketplace. Here's the direct link in case you want to check it out. The press release sums up the latest release of IBM Connections which is now available for download (in case you want to run it on premises) or in the cloud. One of the highlights that we want to call out is the continued growth that we see in our ecosystem. For example, using our latest APIs and SDK, ISVs (in [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus linkedin security social software
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IBM Ranked as Leader in the 2014 Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Social Software
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
And the great news keep piling up on the heels of the IBM Connections 5.0 rollout. The latest to hit the wire is that IBM Connections has been ranked as a Leader in the Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Social Software. This is in addition to the Forrester Wave report where IBM came out as a leader in the Enterprise Social Software Wave a couple of weeks back and the news that IBM Connections continues to be the market leader in enterprise social software ! According to their announce [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus enterprise social software
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IBM Connections 5.0 Is Ready for Download
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 6:11a   Luis Benitez
I just got confirmation that IBM Connections 5.0 is now ready for download ! This has been quite an exciting quarter as we've been building up to this day ever since I published the trailer back in April. When I initially joined the product management team we were just launching IBM Connections 3.0.1. I was then managing another component of the platform. As time went by, I started to influence more of the platform and with this release, it was the first time that I was completely invol [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus apple desktop enterprise google mobile sharepoint




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Download the New IBM Connections 5.0 Desktop Plugins
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:11a   Luis Benitez
The new IBM Connections Desktop plug-ins for Microsoft Windows have just been released to our app catalog. There's a couple of things that I would like to call out here. First, IBM Connections 5.0 will be available for download next week. This is the first time that we have released the desktop plugins before the actual new server code is available. This is because the new desktop plugin also adds new features even if you are not using 5.0. Second, this is yet another simultaneous release [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community desktop microsoft server
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A Little About IBM Connections 5.0 and File Sync
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 6:17a   Luis Benitez
Now that we have officially announced IBM Connections 5.0 I wanted to take some time and talk about one of the top new features in this release: enterprise file sync and share. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out Suzanne Livingston's blog from yesterday where she talks about the new external collaboration features of IBM Connections 5.0. This is a capability that we've had available in our cloud for a while and now we are making it available to our on-prem customers. IBM Connection [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus desktop enterprise iphone mobile twitter
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Announcing IBM Connections 5.0
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 6:11a   Luis Benitez
I'm in Prague today enjoying the Social Connections VI event meeting and talking and learning from the IBM Connections User Group. The timing couldn't have been better for this event. That's because today we are announcing IBM Connections 5.0 and that's just a week after IBM Connections came out as a leader in the latest Forrester Wave. The announcement letter has been posted here if you want to take a look. Basically, it says that the software will be available for download on June 26t [read] Keywords: connections ibm enterprise
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IBM Cited as Leader in the Enterprise Social Platform Wave Report
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:15a   Luis Benitez
As we continue our march towards the release of IBM Connections Next, there are some amazing news I would like to share according to the most recent blog entry from one of my peers in product management, Suzanne Livingston. There you'll see IBM was compared against 13 other vendors. Suzanne and I worked very closely with Forrester throughout this process and needless to say, we are extremely excited with the results. This is another perfect case where timing couldn't have been better [read] Keywords: connections ibm enterprise twitter




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