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University of Zürich – Sharing knowledge for 175 years…
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 17
Truth
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 15
Giving the wrong impression
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 10
Speaking at MWLUG 2016: The Anatomy of the Perfect Use Case
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 9
Unbroken
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 5
Interesting multinational insurance ESN case study
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 4
Document management in online communities
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 17
Top 10
Beyond Domino development?
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 18
Document management in online communities
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 17
University of Zürich – Sharing knowledge for 175 years…
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 17
CGATE – an easy-to-use front end for IBM Connections
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 15
Truth
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 15
Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 14
The ‘first-hour rule’
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 14
18 tips for success
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 12
Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 11
Ummo: your personal speech coach
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 11


Stuart McIntyre
Blog Title Stuart McIntyre
Blog Description Social Business Strategist, Podcaster, Blogger, founder of Social Connections and conference speaker
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University of Zürich – Sharing knowledge for 175 years…
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 11:09a   Stuart McIntyre
Roberto Mazzoni, Head of User IT Services at the University of Zurich, describes how the university relies on IBM Connections today to share knowledge with students, faculty and office administrators. We also learn about VAUZ, an association of 5,500 students and faculty at the university. VAUZ uses IBM Connections to share ideas and execute plans that keep the 175 year old university modern and on the latest technology. It was thrilling to hear Robert and his team describe the value they were
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Truth
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 7:56a   Stuart McIntyre
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)
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Giving the wrong impression
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 6:41a   Stuart McIntyre
Like many long-time IBM Connections Cloud users, my muscle memory was to access the site via the lotuslive.com URL (the longest-lasting of the few brands that service has had over the years). Sadly IBM has now retired this, and so collabserv.com seems to be the way to go (my thoughts on that domain have never been particularly positive).  This is what you get when you arrive there – see the screenshot for full context: Maintenance Window In order to continue providing you quality servic
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Speaking at MWLUG 2016: The Anatomy of the Perfect Use Case
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 7:18a   Stuart McIntyre
I always feel a frisson of excitement when arriving at an airport ready for an international flight, and the anticipation is even more evident when it’s a long haul trip. And so it is today, sat in the BA lounge overlooking the tarmac of Heathrow’s eastern runway and T5 apron. On this occasion I am delighted that it is Austin in Texas that’s the destination, and the purpose of the whirlwind 72 hour trip is to attend MWLUG for the first time. I first visited Austin back in 1998
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Unbroken
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 2:33p   Stuart McIntyre
It’s a couple years old now, but I really appreciated this presentation of motivational speeches from Steve Jobs and others…
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Interesting multinational insurance ESN case study
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 6:14a   Stuart McIntyre
It’s always good to read a successful customer reference story, particularly when the organisation’s culture and productivity has truly been revolutionised by deploying a new internal community. This is definitely the case with this new case study, featuring UNIQA Insurance Group. Based in Vienna, UNIQA have grown incredibly quickly over the past decade, particularly via a push into Central and Eastern Europe. This has left them with a number of substantial challenges in terms of c
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Document management in online communities
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 6:45a   Stuart McIntyre
One of the key differentiators between the community solutions developed by Jive Software and those from IBM and Microsoft (talking Sharepoint rather than Yammer) is the relative lack of focus on the requirement for document management. That’s not to say that Jive platforms do not allow the sharing and management of documents – far from it – but that instead, these are simply embedded within the standard content types and information architecture of the platform rather tha
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The real reason for the forty-hour work week
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 5:46a   Stuart McIntyre
The eight-hour workday developed during the industrial revolution in Britain in the 19th century, as a respite for factory workers who were being exploited with 14- or 16-hour workdays. As technologies and methods advanced, workers in all industries became able to produce much more value in a shorter amount of time. You’d think this would lead to shorter workdays. But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the av
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GoPro introduce new backpack and cycle mounts
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 2:57a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how often we’ve used the GoPro Hero cameras that we’ve owned for the past three years, and whilst we’re not that active a family, there’s barely a week that goes by without some opportunity for capturing footage – cycling, hiking, skiing, sailing and the like. There are plans afoot to buy an additional camera or two some time soon in order to offer more options when on the go or during group activities. As many other GoPr
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18 tips for success
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 1:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Don’t do it if you don’t enjoy it. Be visible – get out there and sell yourself. Choose your name wisely. You can’t run a business without taking risks. The first impression is everything. So is the second. Perfection is unattainable. The customer is always right, most of the time. Define your brand. Explore uncharted territory – lots of things haven’t yet been discovered. Beware the “us vs. them” environment. Build a corporate comfort zone –
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The ‘first-hour rule’
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 7:11a   Stuart McIntyre
We all have tough projects we’d like to tackle, but we just can’t. It seems so big, we don’t know where to start. We’re full of fear even when we think about starting. Making things is one big battle with the Pressfieldian Resistance. However, with a little Motivational Judo, you can lay The Resistance flat on its back. I call this move the First-Hour Rule. With the First-Hour Rule, you commit to working on that tough project for the first hour of each day. When that hour is up, you sto
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Calls come to Slack
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 11:04a   Stuart McIntyre
Typing is great. We love typing. And while there are many fine ways to communicate via typing — messaging in channels, direct messages, and group DMs — today we’re officially adding calls to the mix for everyone. After months of beta testing, all Slack users everywhere can now use our calls feature. Huzzah! Little explanation required. 1:1 calls now included at no cost for all Slack users, with group calls included in paid plans. Just like that, Slack reduces the need for both Sky
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Ummo: your personal speech coach
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 3:36a   Stuart McIntyre
Planning a conference session or work presentation anytime soon? This app might come in handy… Ummo is your personal speech coach. Whether you are practicing for a presentation or looking to improve your day-to-day communication, use Ummo to track your filler words (“Umms” and “Uhhs”, “like”, “you know”), pace, word power, clarity, and more. This iPhone app is definitely a version 1.x, and has its flaws, but looks extremely promising in terms of providing ma
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Beyond Domino development?
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 4:14p   Stuart McIntyre
Peter Presnell of Red Pill on the future of Domino development ‘Beyond XPages‘: That made me wonder…. why would IBM suddenly only provide a commitment to fix-packs instead of taking the opportunity to remain committed to a new release, something customers and the community continue to push for? I may be wrong, but I suspect that having already gone three years without a release, should IBM decide to have a 9.0.2 release of Notes/Domino, this could potentially reset the clock for
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Two very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections space
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:58p   Stuart McIntyre
Firstly, two extremely well-respected IBM ISVs are forming a strategic alliance: Specialists from all over the world are preparing themselves for Social Connections 10 – the core event for the IBM Connections community. So did Infoware and panagenda, both sponsors at the event, and formed a strategic alliance to jointly market both parties solutions. The solutions Infoware DomainPatrol Social for content and user management and panagenda ConnectionsExpert for monitoring, adoption and analytics
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A ship in harbour…
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 9:15a   Stuart McIntyre
This CAWW poster created by Joachim really hit home…
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CGATE – an easy-to-use front end for IBM Connections
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 7:35a   Stuart McIntyre
Interesting release from Swedish ISV, EGBS: CGATE is a delightful and easy to use front end for IBM Connections. It will be customized to your organization and your employees – no need to adapt your processes to the tool, or for your employees to learn a new vocabulary. The users will get started in no time, leveraging the power of collaboration without the need for extensive training or user adoption programs. All content is stored in IBM Connections, so there is no need for an additional sys
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SOCM 2016: Quantifying the Value of Community
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 5:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Recommended
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SOCM 2016: Quantifying the Value of Community
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 9:30a   Stuart McIntyre
The State of Community Management 2016 provides a snapshot of the progress and changes in community management, based on research of more than 300 communities from organizations large and small, which span a range of use cases, sectors and industries. Every year we continue to build upon the past research and explore more deeply topics that TheCR Network members highlight as crucial to building a better understanding of the power and impact of community approaches. Our three key findings, driven
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No Steve Jobs…
Tue, May 31st 2016 5:59a   Stuart McIntyre
Or even Tim Cook… Sometimes it takes a really poor performance and presentation style (from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen in this case) to see the excellence elsewhere: However, even looking past the presentation itself, I find the Zenbook 3 announcement to be fascinating. You can’t deny it’s a good looking machine, nor that shoehorning an i7 into a
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Look Beyond Borders
Thu, May 26th 2016 4:16p   Stuart McIntyre
So moving…  Particularly the girls at 3:38.
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No Slackin’ when it comes to integration
Thu, May 26th 2016 4:07p   Stuart McIntyre
One of the most notable aspects of the rise of Slack as a the business communications tool of the moment has been the success they’ve had encouraging third parties of all sizes to develop innovative apps and custom integrations for the platform. Just as an example, this is a new one that came to my attention today, combining machine learning with social communications, Obie: INTRODUCING “FLOWS” Spoonfeed, don’t firehose. Deliver knowledge and information when your team
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Just 11 days to go! Social Connections 10 lands in Toronto
Thu, May 26th 2016 4:09a   Stuart McIntyre
Back in January I stepped away from the Social Connections team due to my commitments with Jive, after 9 events and 4.5 years of helping to grow what is an incredible IBM Social Business user group community. Whilst I’ve been away, Wannes and the team have organised a fantastic 10th event, which takes place in just 11 days time. Once again, Social Connections has headed back across the Atlantic to North America, and this time the event takes place in yet another new country (10 in 10 so f
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A new book from Michael Sampson: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365
Wed, May 25th 2016 4:13a   Stuart McIntyre
I’m a great fan of Michael Sampson‘s work: his books – on doing business with IBM Connections, user adoption strategies and building a collaboration roadmap. his incredibly thought-provoking workshops – I have been honoured to host a couple of these, in London and Zürich, and I’ve heard rave reviews from those that have attended other sessions around the world. his keynotes and sessions at conferences – such as at Social Connections. So when Michael mentio
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A new 6-week course to help you Work Out Loud – June/July 2016
Tue, May 24th 2016 11:25a   Stuart McIntyre
I am a great fan of Working Out Loud – John Stepper’s published approach to working in the open, transparently and with authenticity.  As he describes it: Instead of networking to get something, you lead with generosity, investing in relationships that give you access to other people, knowledge, and possibilities. Part of the process is learning ways to make your work visible and frame it as a contribution. The core community framework that sustains Working Out Loud is the Circle:
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Fostering Community
Tue, May 24th 2016 8:57a   Stuart McIntyre
Those that know me well will recognise that I have three true passions and priorities in my life:- My family – my wife and four beautiful children My work – helping individuals, teams and organisations become more productive through the use of online communities Providing a home to foster children – for the past three years we’ve provided short-term placements to individual children and sibling groups So when it came time to revisit number 2 on that list, it made se
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Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 2:07a   Stuart McIntyre
Imagine being asked to speak at TED. Not the independent TEDx conferences, but as Tim Urban explains… The thing I was asked to speak at was the big Vancouver one. I say this not only to brag, but also to explain why this whole thing had me freaking out so much. The same thing that made it extra extra scary also made it extra extra not turn-downable. So I accepted. What follows is the very scary yet utterly compelling story of how Tim prepared and delivered his session.  Really great readi
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Recruiting for a new Jive consultant – interested?
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 1:02p   Stuart McIntyre
Jive Software is seeking a Business Consultant to join the Professional Services team for the EMEA Region, based in Paris, France. This role will work with Jive’s largest and most complex clients in formulating and implementing their strategy around usage of the Jive solutions.The Business Consultant works directly with our customers to help them get their Jive community set up and ready for launch. This position requires strong customer interaction skills and a demonstrated background working
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Women Not Objects
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
As the married father of two daughters, this issue is being brought home to me right now… The rise of YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat as advertising media has not helped in any way – the problem just seems to get worse year-on-year. It has to stop. #WomenNotObjects Author informationStuart McIntyreStuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Jive Software. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly
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Time to let go…
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 11:52a   Stuart McIntyre
The Lotus IBM Collaboration Solutions space is an incredible demonstration of what online communities can become through the truly altruistic efforts of its members.  I’ve always known that, but stepping away somewhat over the past year has allowed me to observe the relationships, events and online activities through a new and less obscured lens.  A little distance and independence has done nothing but confirm the wonderfully inclusive family-like nature of this community. A little backgroun
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That river’s flowing…
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 5:05a   Stuart McIntyre
No matter what we do, or how focused or mindful we are, the time just keeps passing doesn’t it? As the great Peter Gabriel once sung: Whatever may come and whatever may go that river’s flowing that river’s flowing (Linking to the ’94 version with Paula Cole – my personal favourite version of an amazing song…) Somehow, over 7 months have passed since I joined the team at Jive Software.   It seems both like my switch happened yesterday, and yet also that I
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Stuff that works – Anker USB chargers
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 3:07p   Stuart McIntyre
Friends and colleagues that have travelled with me in recent times will undoubtedly have noticed that I’m a great fan of Anker electronics components. Anker is a relatively new brand, at least on these shores, having appeared in the UK about 3-4 years ago. Through a combination of good clean design, comprehensive well thought-out feature sets, high-quality build and competitive prices. I first bought a multi-port USB charger from Anker perhaps 2.5 years ago, and it is still in daily us
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Safari 9 Responsive Design Mode
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 10:24a   Stuart McIntyre
Do you host a site or platform that you need to make available to a wide range of desktop and mobile devices, including those Apple iThings running iOS9? Then you need to check out Safari’s Responsive Design Mode (found in the Develop menu in Safari 9 for the Mac).  Take a look at this (video courtesy of Casey Liss): http://stuart-mcintyre.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/responsive_design_mode.mp4 Yes, you can test your site in all the new split-screen modes available in iOS9.  This fe
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Twitter timeline zero
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 4:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Over the years, my Twitter followed list had become somewhat cluttered… Just over 4,000 accounts – the usual mixture of friends, family, colleagues, partners, thought leaders, brands and celebrities.  I’d had a few occasional cleanups, but put it this way, it was becoming difficult to see the wood for the trees.  The signal to noise ratio had become pretty awful, and most of the value I was seeing from Twitter came through the search terms I used in Tweetdeck columns, rathe




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