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DJI Spark launches. Seize the moment!
Wed, May 24th 2017 4
The 2017 State of Community Management Report has been released
Tue, May 23rd 2017 6
JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Deploying, Securing, Customizing and Extending the IBM Connections Mobile App
Mon, May 22nd 2017 6
ESN champion? You’ll want to review these JiveWorld17 sessions
Fri, May 19th 2017 3
JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Let’s talk about IBM Connections Next Deployment – The Easy Button
Wed, May 17th 2017 2
ICS Community Meeting – Connections Adoption
Wed, May 17th 2017 4
12 steps to success with IBM Connections
Fri, May 5th 2017 5
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Just 11 days to go! Social Connections 10 lands in Toronto
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No Steve Jobs…
Tue, May 31st 2016 6
Introducing Workplace by Facebook
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 6
This week’s Awesome Apps: Bear and Infuse Pro (and a bonus, Duet Display)
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 6
IBM Connections Cloud: Rakin’ in the 💙s
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 6
JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Deploying, Securing, Customizing and Extending the IBM Connections Mobile App
Mon, May 22nd 2017 6
The 2017 State of Community Management Report has been released
Tue, May 23rd 2017 6
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DJI Spark launches. Seize the moment!
Wed, May 24th 2017 5:49p   Stuart McIntyre
This looks amazing. The new DJI Spark. Smaller than your average smartphone: Meet Spark, DJI’s first ever mini drone. Signature technologies, new gesture control, and unbelievable portability make your aerials more fun and intuitive than ever before. With five different colors, there’s a Spark for everyone. Casey Neistat and Marques Brownlee have already taken a look: The Spark costs just $499 and is available for order today in the US for shipping on 15th June. Whilst other DJI drones ma
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The 2017 State of Community Management Report has been released
Tue, May 23rd 2017 4:11p   Stuart McIntyre
If you’re in a role that encompasses elements of community management or program strategy, there is no doubt that one of the year’s highlights is the Community Roundtable’s publication of their ‘State of Community Management’ annual report. The Community Roundtable group’s expertise and experience is unrivalled – anyone that’s heard Rachel Happe speak will vouch for that. However, the SOCM report is not just their take on the ‘state of the union’ of the community management d
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JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Deploying, Securing, Customizing and Extending the IBM Connections Mobile App
Mon, May 22nd 2017 11:03a   Stuart McIntyre
Last week I posted about an upcoming JUMP (Join, Understand, Master and Participate) session on IBM Connections Next which takes place on June 21. The good news is that there is an earlier JUMP webcast scheduled for this Wednesday, 24th May 2017: The IBM Connections applications for iOS and Android provide your users access to Connections from their mobile devices. The apps are highly extensible, provide a customizable user experience and can be securely administered. In this session we will e
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ESN champion? You’ll want to review these JiveWorld17 sessions
Fri, May 19th 2017 4:20p   Stuart McIntyre
The Value of Conference Content For many years I’ve written and podcasted about IBM’s major worldwide collaboration event each year, formerly called Lotusphere and renamed in recent years as IBM Connect. I’ve even been the member of organised teams that have live-blogged keynotes and other key sessions. Why have I spent so much time and energy sharing content from these events? I realise the value of the insight shared in these sessions, and how powerful it is for all customers and p
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JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Let’s talk about IBM Connections Next Deployment – The Easy Button
Wed, May 17th 2017 9:55p   Stuart McIntyre
IBM OpenMic webcasts have always been worth attending – the chance to ask questions of product experts that you’d normally only get the chance to meet at major global events is never one to be passed over! These OpenMic sessions have just been renamed JUMP (an acronym for Join, Understand, Master and Participate), but the format appears to remain the same. The good news is that the next scheduled webinar features IBM Connections Next (a.k.a. Pink), with a tagline of ‘The Easy Button’…
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ICS Community Meeting – Connections Adoption
Wed, May 17th 2017 4:11p   Stuart McIntyre
An interesting topic has been selected for this week’s ICS Community meeting, hosted by Amanda Bauman: This is the regular 3rd Thursday ICS Community meeting where IBMer and Community members present topics of interest to the community. On May 18th, join us and hear Kerry Godbold from Canal Barge Company talk about how they overcame the obstacles of user adoption for IBM Connections. You will take away some ideas for how you can improve user adoption at your own company, or how you can help yo
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12 steps to success with IBM Connections
Fri, May 5th 2017 2:47p   Stuart McIntyre
This graphic has been around for a while (it was first published by IBM back in November last year), but it is still very useful in terms of giving guidance to end users on how to best use IBM Connections to good effect: It is also available as a PDF to download. Here are the 12 steps in text form: Build your network – Add or follow someone Advertise your skills on your profile Update your status every day – Work out loud Bookmark in Connections – Help yourself and others Stop sending
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IBM Connections 6.0 at a Glance
Fri, May 5th 2017 1:08p   Stuart McIntyre
IBM business partner Maarga Systems has created a quick one-minute video overview of the new features and enhancements available in IBM Connections 6.0: New Features of IBM Connections 6: – Orient Me – Modern Communities – Enhanced Onboarding – Better than ever Files I’ve been working with Maarga for a number of years and can vouch for their technical skills. If you need assistance with Connections customisation or application development, give them a try. [The post IBM Connections
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Docusign announced enhanced partnership with IBM, including new eSignature integrations
Fri, May 5th 2017 10:44a   Stuart McIntyre
At their Momentum 2017 event this week, Docusign announced a number of new alliances with industry-leading vendors, including an enhanced partnership with IBM: DocuSign today announced a deeper, strategic partnership with IBM to bring to market new capabilities to three solutions to help organizations of every size and industry advance their digital transformations.   DocuSign’s platform and eSignature service will be available within IBM Watson Workspace, IBM Connections and IBM Enterprise
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FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay
Thu, May 4th 2017 6:56a   Stuart McIntyre
A gob-smackingly beautiful timelapse: Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a longhaul pilot. Late evening departures lead to far distant destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo or J’burg. Depending on the direction of the flight the crew and the passengers either have a short night up ahead if flying eastbound or almost eternal darkness if headed westwards. More > (Thanks Mike) [The post FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay appeared
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IBM-focused, but interested in Jive Software?
Wed, May 3rd 2017 3:47p   Stuart McIntyre
If you’re primarily focused on IBM-based solutions, you may not be aware that I have a Jive-focused blog over at Jive.news. This is particularly relevant this week as it is JiveWorld, Jive’s annual worldwide conference in Las Vegas.  I’m blogging as much of the news as I can from the conference, including today’s posts on yesterday’s key announcements and Jive’s roadmap for 2017 and 2018. Do subscribe to the blog there if you want to receive my Jive posts in the future. Today’s ke
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IBM announces collaboration solutions with Cisco
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 10:01a   Stuart McIntyre
A significant announcement letter from IBM this morning (formalising the news shared at IBM Connect 2017), delivering new integrated solution bundles in partnership with Cisco: Collaboration solutions from IBM and Cisco bring together the key applications that workers need to be productive and effective: video, voice, unified communications, enterprise social networks, team collaboration, email, and calendar offerings. With the integration of IBM Connections Cloud and Cisco communication capabi
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Tools as a catalyst for culture change (in IBM)
Mon, Apr 17th 2017 9:21a   Stuart McIntyre
A fascinating article by Bill Higgins, the IBM Distinguished Engineer that lead a major project to revolutionise the company’s approach to product development: When our CEO Ginni Rometty hired Jeff Smith as IBM’s CIO, with the mandate to help IBM achieve better business and technical agility, I proposed to Jeff that we provide the entire company with a great continuous delivery toolchain that fostered radical collaboration across disciplines. Jeff agreed and for the past two and a half yea
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Tools as a catalyst for culture change (in IBM)Tools as a catalyst for culture change (in IBM)
Mon, Apr 17th 2017 8:44a   Stuart McIntyre
A fascinating article by Bill Higgins, the IBM Distinguished Engineer that lead a major project to revolutionise the company’s approach to product development: When our CEO Ginni Rometty hired Jeff Smith as IBM’s CIO, with the mandate to help IBM achieve better business and technical agility, I proposed to Jeff that we provide the entire company with a great continuous delivery toolchain that fostered radical collaboration across disciplines. Jeff agreed and for the past two and a half yea
2
Two very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections spaceTwo very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections space
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   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 analytic
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CGATE – an easy-to-use front end for IBM ConnectionsCGATE – an easy-to-use front end for IBM Connections
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   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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IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections: IBM today announced it is bringing new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. The latest version of IBM Connections also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale their storage needs with their employee’s usage while improving st
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What not to miss at IBM Connect 2017: Connections PinkWhat not to miss at IBM Connect 2017: Connections Pink
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Connect 2017 takes place later this month in San Francisco, and the last-minute push to increase attendance is already underway.  I’m a big fan of the new venue, and the shift from Florida to California, and so really hope that the event is a huge success. One of the interesting aspects of the registration push has been the unveiling of some information that previously being kept relatively quiet – if not under NDA, certainly out of the limelight: IBM Connections provides the platform
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T’was ten years ago… (Lotus Connections & Quickr)T’was ten years ago… (Lotus Connections & Quickr)
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Unfortunately I’ve just missed the actual anniversary, but I thought it worth celebrating that this week marks a decade since the announcement (on 22nd January 2007) of two products that have had an immense impact on my working life, Lotus IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr. Lotusphere 2007 I was relatively late to the Lotusphere party, attending my first US-based event in 2004 after a couple of the European events. Therefore I never experienced the sell-out 10,000 attendee events pre 9/11. Ev
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Upcoming Open Mic: What Is New and What Is Coming with IBM Connections (19 April 2017)Upcoming Open Mic: What Is New and What Is Coming with IBM Connections (19 April 2017)
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Open Mic calls are always useful – the opportunity to ask questions directly of developers, engineers and product managers is never one to pass up. The next session scheduled focuses on IBM Connections, both the just-released version 6, and the planned re-architecture initiative known as ‘Pink’: IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools you need to transform your organization. IBM Connections enables you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share
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IBM Connections 6.0 Reviewer’s GuideIBM Connections 6.0 Reviewer’s Guide
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
The IBM Connections Reviewer’s Guide has always been a useful document, for both prospective and existing customers. It outlines the key features of the new release, particularly focusing on new features and enhancements, but also provides an excellent overview of the product as a whole. The Reviewer’s Guide for the latest release, 6.0, has just been published: With this latest 6.0 release, we continue to build on the strong capabilities of IBM Connections by adding new and relevant features
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IBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31stIBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31st
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
They told us at Connect that IBM Connections 6.0 would be made available in Q1, and here’s the announcement that they’ll be sneaking it across the line on the 31st March… Connections V6.0 adds new capabilities for creating and customizing engaging Communities, and offers users increased flexibility in syncing and managing their online and offline Files folders. Updates: Community customization capabilities can help to make a Community more useful and engaging for the Community members. D
1
Conspiracy theories, courtesy of Google HomeConspiracy theories, courtesy of Google Home
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
And here’s what happens if you ask Google Home “is Obama planning a coup?” pic.twitter.com/MzmZqGOOal — Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) March 5, 2017 This kind of (accidental?) misinformation is going to be become an ever-increasing issue as intelligent assistants become more deeply embedded into our lives. Deeply worrying… Update: Google has changed the answer, saying: “unfortunately there are instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content” [The post C
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Want to comment? Prove you’ve read the article first!Want to comment? Prove you’ve read the article first!
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
This genius concept was mentioned in a WSJ article on the nature of Internet Trolls: A site published by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK just rolled out a system that gives readers a brief multiple-choice quiz about the contents of an article—proving they really read it—before allowing them to comment. Reading more on the idea, I really think that NRK are onto something: The goal is to ensure that the commenters have actually read the story before they discuss it. “We thought we sho
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MWLUG 2017 Registration & Abstract Submission now open!MWLUG 2017 Registration & Abstract Submission now open!
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
MWLUG 2017, a three-day user group conference for IBM collaboration professionals Social collaboration professionals, come join us in Washington DC for the ninth annual MWLUG conference. MWLUG 2017 will be held at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. This three-day conference will immerse you in intensive exchange of knowledge and fun with other members of our ICS community. Meet with your fellow IT and business professionals and share your experiences and best practices. As with our 2017
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IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections: IBM today announced it is bringing new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. The latest version of IBM Connections also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale their storage needs with their employee’s usage while improving st
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IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Sametime is a robust communications offering designed to accelerate your social business by driving faster decisions, with more complete information powered by the business experts in your organization. The suite of tools in Sametime helps unlock the value in your underutilized communications systems by integrating them into a more intuitive system. Sametime tools and services can be accessed from within the applications and business processes that you use every day. Support for Sametime V9.
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Building enterprise software today: A partnership in openness (IBM’s Jason Roy Gary at FOSSASIA 2017)Building enterprise software today: A partnership in openness (IBM’s Jason Roy Gary at FOSSASIA 2017)
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Those that were at IBM Connect or on recent partner calls may have seen versions of this presentation from Jason Roy Gary of IBM. However, I am thrilled to find a video version recorded at last week’s FOSSASIA 2017 event held in Singapore. Jason is a Distinguished Engineer and since last year has lead the IBM Connections engineering team. It’s fair to say that his arrival has resulted in a dramatic revolution in the way that IBM is approaching the Connections product, infrastructure and dev
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IBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31stIBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31st
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
They told us at Connect that IBM Connections 6.0 would be made available in Q1, and here’s the announcement that they’ll be sneaking it across the line on the 31st March… Connections V6.0 adds new capabilities for creating and customizing engaging Communities, and offers users increased flexibility in syncing and managing their online and offline Files folders. Updates: Community customization capabilities can help to make a Community more useful and engaging for the Community members. D
0
Webinar: Surviving the Gartner Hype Cycle for your Enterprise Social NetworkWebinar: Surviving the Gartner Hype Cycle for your Enterprise Social Network
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
The APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) are hosting an interesting webinar in a couple of week’s time, looking at how to manage a successful ESN: When The Chartis Group launched its enterprise social network (ESN) in April 2016, the initial deployment and usage was a tremendous success, but engagement gradually slipped after the first 4-6 weeks. Through persistent promotional efforts and making the ESN a part of how employees do their jobs, adoption steadily improved over time. D
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Have you completed the State of Community Management 2017 survey yet?Have you completed the State of Community Management 2017 survey yet?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
The Community Roundtable’s ‘State of Community Management’ annual analysis of online communities is one of the resources that I use almost every day in my role as a digital strategist. It contains vital information on what constitutes best-of-breed communities (both internal and external), how mature platforms are continuing to evolve into new areas, how the art (and therefore professional role) of community management is developing and much more. The 2016 edition is available here –
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Entering the Jargon MatrixEntering the Jargon Matrix
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 7:10a   Stuart McIntyre
This morning’s announcement letter from IBM really made yesterday’s Dilbert hugely appropriate! (h/t to Gregg Eldred) [The post Entering the Jargon Matrix appeared first on Stuart McIntyre.]
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Entering the Jargon Matrix
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
This morning’s announcement letter from IBM really made yesterday’s Dilbert hugely appropriate! (h/t to Gregg Eldred) [The post Entering the Jargon Matrix appeared first on Stuart McIntyre.]
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Webinar: Surviving the Gartner Hype Cycle for your Enterprise Social Network
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
The APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) are hosting an interesting webinar in a couple of week’s time, looking at how to manage a successful ESN: When The Chartis Group launched its enterprise social network (ESN) in April 2016, the initial deployment and usage was a tremendous success, but engagement gradually slipped after the first 4-6 weeks. Through persistent promotional efforts and making the ESN a part of how employees do their jobs, adoption steadily improved over time. D
1
Have you completed the State of Community Management 2017 survey yet?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
The Community Roundtable’s ‘State of Community Management’ annual analysis of online communities is one of the resources that I use almost every day in my role as a digital strategist. It contains vital information on what constitutes best-of-breed communities (both internal and external), how mature platforms are continuing to evolve into new areas, how the art (and therefore professional role) of community management is developing and much more. The 2016 edition is available here –
0
Building enterprise software today: A partnership in openness (IBM’s Jason Roy Gary at FOSSASIA 2017)
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
Those that were at IBM Connect or on recent partner calls may have seen versions of this presentation from Jason Roy Gary of IBM. However, I am thrilled to find a video version recorded at last week’s FOSSASIA 2017 event held in Singapore. Jason is a Distinguished Engineer and since last year has lead the IBM Connections engineering team. It’s fair to say that his arrival has resulted in a dramatic revolution in the way that IBM is approaching the Connections product, infrastructure and dev
2
IBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31st
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
They told us at Connect that IBM Connections 6.0 would be made available in Q1, and here’s the announcement that they’ll be sneaking it across the line on the 31st March… Connections V6.0 adds new capabilities for creating and customizing engaging Communities, and offers users increased flexibility in syncing and managing their online and offline Files folders. Updates: Community customization capabilities can help to make a Community more useful and engaging for the Community members. D
4
IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections: IBM today announced it is bringing new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. The latest version of IBM Connections also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale their storage needs with their employee’s usage while improving st
0
IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Sametime is a robust communications offering designed to accelerate your social business by driving faster decisions, with more complete information powered by the business experts in your organization. The suite of tools in Sametime helps unlock the value in your underutilized communications systems by integrating them into a more intuitive system. Sametime tools and services can be accessed from within the applications and business processes that you use every day. Support for Sametime V9.
1
Conspiracy theories, courtesy of Google Home
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
And here’s what happens if you ask Google Home “is Obama planning a coup?” pic.twitter.com/MzmZqGOOal — Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) March 5, 2017 This kind of (accidental?) misinformation is going to be become an ever-increasing issue as intelligent assistants become more deeply embedded into our lives. Deeply worrying… Update: Google has changed the answer, saying: “unfortunately there are instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content” [The post C
0
Want to comment? Prove you’ve read the article first!
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:31a   Stuart McIntyre
This genius concept was mentioned in a WSJ article on the nature of Internet Trolls: A site published by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK just rolled out a system that gives readers a brief multiple-choice quiz about the contents of an article—proving they really read it—before allowing them to comment. Reading more on the idea, I really think that NRK are onto something: The goal is to ensure that the commenters have actually read the story before they discuss it. “We thought we sho
2
Entering the Jargon MatrixEntering the Jargon Matrix
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
This morning’s announcement letter from IBM really made yesterday’s Dilbert hugely appropriate! (h/t to Gregg Eldred) [The post Entering the Jargon Matrix appeared first on Stuart McIntyre.]
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MWLUG 2017 Registration & Abstract Submission now open!MWLUG 2017 Registration & Abstract Submission now open!
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
MWLUG 2017, a three-day user group conference for IBM collaboration professionals Social collaboration professionals, come join us in Washington DC for the ninth annual MWLUG conference. MWLUG 2017 will be held at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. This three-day conference will immerse you in intensive exchange of knowledge and fun with other members of our ICS community. Meet with your fellow IT and business professionals and share your experiences and best practices. As with our 2017
2
MWLUG 2017 Registration & Abstract Submission now open!
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
MWLUG 2017, a three-day user group conference for IBM collaboration professionals Social collaboration professionals, come join us in Washington DC for the ninth annual MWLUG conference. MWLUG 2017 will be held at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. This three-day conference will immerse you in intensive exchange of knowledge and fun with other members of our ICS community. Meet with your fellow IT and business professionals and share your experiences and best practices. As with our 2017
0
Upcoming Open Mic: What Is New and What Is Coming with IBM Connections (19 April 2017)
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Open Mic calls are always useful – the opportunity to ask questions directly of developers, engineers and product managers is never one to pass up. The next session scheduled focuses on IBM Connections, both the just-released version 6, and the planned re-architecture initiative known as ‘Pink’: IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools you need to transform your organization. IBM Connections enables you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share
1
IBM Connections 6.0 Reviewer’s Guide
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
The IBM Connections Reviewer’s Guide has always been a useful document, for both prospective and existing customers. It outlines the key features of the new release, particularly focusing on new features and enhancements, but also provides an excellent overview of the product as a whole. The Reviewer’s Guide for the latest release, 6.0, has just been published: With this latest 6.0 release, we continue to build on the strong capabilities of IBM Connections by adding new and relevant features
0
IBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31st
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
They told us at Connect that IBM Connections 6.0 would be made available in Q1, and here’s the announcement that they’ll be sneaking it across the line on the 31st March… Connections V6.0 adds new capabilities for creating and customizing engaging Communities, and offers users increased flexibility in syncing and managing their online and offline Files folders. Updates: Community customization capabilities can help to make a Community more useful and engaging for the Community members. D
1
IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections: IBM today announced it is bringing new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. The latest version of IBM Connections also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale their storage needs with their employee’s usage while improving st
0
What not to miss at IBM Connect 2017: Connections Pink
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Connect 2017 takes place later this month in San Francisco, and the last-minute push to increase attendance is already underway.  I’m a big fan of the new venue, and the shift from Florida to California, and so really hope that the event is a huge success. One of the interesting aspects of the registration push has been the unveiling of some information that previously being kept relatively quiet – if not under NDA, certainly out of the limelight: IBM Connections provides the platform
0
T’was ten years ago… (Lotus Connections & Quickr)
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Unfortunately I’ve just missed the actual anniversary, but I thought it worth celebrating that this week marks a decade since the announcement (on 22nd January 2007) of two products that have had an immense impact on my working life, Lotus IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr. Lotusphere 2007 I was relatively late to the Lotusphere party, attending my first US-based event in 2004 after a couple of the European events. Therefore I never experienced the sell-out 10,000 attendee events pre 9/11. Ev
2
Two very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections space
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   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 analytic
3
CGATE – an easy-to-use front end for IBM Connections
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:30a   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
0
Entering the Jargon Matrix
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:16a   Stuart McIntyre
This morning’s announcement letter from IBM really made yesterday’s Dilbert hugely appropriate! (h/t to Gregg Eldred) [The post Entering the Jargon Matrix appeared first on Stuart McIntyre.]
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MWLUG 2017 Registration & Abstract Submission now open!
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 6:16a   Stuart McIntyre
MWLUG 2017, a three-day user group conference for IBM collaboration professionals Social collaboration professionals, come join us in Washington DC for the ninth annual MWLUG conference. MWLUG 2017 will be held at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. This three-day conference will immerse you in intensive exchange of knowledge and fun with other members of our ICS community. Meet with your fellow IT and business professionals and share your experiences and best practices. As with our 2017
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Entering the Jargon Matrix
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 12:49p   Stuart McIntyre
This morning’s announcement letter from IBM really made yesterday’s Dilbert hugely appropriate! (h/t to Gregg Eldred) The post Entering the Jargon Matrix appeared first on Stuart McIntyre.
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Webinar: Surviving the Gartner Hype Cycle for your Enterprise Social Network
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 2:03p   Stuart McIntyre
The APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) are hosting an interesting webinar in a couple of week’s time, looking at how to manage a successful ESN: When The Chartis Group launched its enterprise social network (ESN) in April 2016, the initial deployment and usage was a tremendous success, but engagement gradually slipped after the first 4-6 weeks. Through persistent promotional efforts and making the ESN a part of how employees do their jobs, adoption steadily improved over tim
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IBM Connections Cloud: Rakin’ in the 💙s
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 1:36p   Stuart McIntyre
Coming in the next release of IBM Connections Cloud on 22 April 2017: Now you can put your heart into it when you like something in Connections Cloud. The new heart icon has universally replaced the word “Like” or, in some places, the happy face icon. Click the heart icon  to like a file, blog, status update, or comment. I ‘like’ this move… The ‘like’ verb always seemed a little out of place, particularly in the more formal of Connections environments
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Have you completed the State of Community Management 2017 survey yet?
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 10:51a   Stuart McIntyre
The Community Roundtable’s ‘State of Community Management’ annual analysis of online communities is one of the resources that I use almost every day in my role as a digital strategist. It contains vital information on what constitutes best-of-breed communities (both internal and external), how mature platforms are continuing to evolve into new areas, how the art (and therefore professional role) of community management is developing and much more. The 2016 edition is availab
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Building enterprise software today: A partnership in openness (IBM’s Jason Roy Gary at FOSSASIA 2017)
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 11:49a   Stuart McIntyre
Those that were at IBM Connect or on recent partner calls may have seen versions of this presentation from Jason Roy Gary of IBM. However, I am thrilled to find a video version recorded at last week’s FOSSASIA 2017 event held in Singapore. Jason is a Distinguished Engineer and since last year has lead the IBM Connections engineering team. It’s fair to say that his arrival has resulted in a dramatic revolution in the way that IBM is approaching the Connections product, infrastructure
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IBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31st
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 8:52a   Stuart McIntyre
They told us at Connect that IBM Connections 6.0 would be made available in Q1, and here’s the announcement that they’ll be sneaking it across the line on the 31st March… Connections V6.0 adds new capabilities for creating and customizing engaging Communities, and offers users increased flexibility in syncing and managing their online and offline Files folders. Updates: Community customization capabilities can help to make a Community more useful and engaging for the Communit
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IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 10:20a   Stuart McIntyre
Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections: IBM today announced it is bringing new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. The latest version of IBM Connections also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale their storage needs with their employee’s usage while improving st
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IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:59a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Sametime is a robust communications offering designed to accelerate your social business by driving faster decisions, with more complete information powered by the business experts in your organization. The suite of tools in Sametime helps unlock the value in your underutilized communications systems by integrating them into a more intuitive system. Sametime tools and services can be accessed from within the applications and business processes that you use every day. Support for Sametime V9.
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Genius
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10:58a   Stuart McIntyre
This concept was mentioned in a WSJ article on the nature of Internet Trolls: A site published by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK just rolled out a system that gives readers a brief multiple-choice quiz about the contents of an article—proving they really read it—before allowing them to comment. Reading more on the idea, I really think that NRK are onto something: The goal is to ensure that the commenters have actually read the story before they discuss it. “We thought we should do
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Conspiracy theories, courtesy of Google Home
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10:36a   Stuart McIntyre
https://twitter.com/ruskin147/status/838445095410106368/video/1 This kind of (accidental?) misinformation is going to be become an ever increasing issue as intelligent assistants become more deeply embedded into our lives. Worrying…
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Engage 2017 abstract submission closes today
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 3:51p   Stuart McIntyre
Engage 2017 is about 2 months away. Monday-Tuesday, 8 – 9 May, 2017, at the Elisabeth Center Antwerp, Belgium. A brand new conference center, in an historic frame. In the city center, next to the 19th century Zoo and the stunning Antwerp Central train station. Our target is to have more attendees than the 425 attendees we had last time. Close to 80 sessions in 5 tracks: Business & Strategy, Development, Administration & Deployment, Emerging Technologies and for the first time: B
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Ghost Browser – the Productivity Browser for Tech Pros
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
You may already be aware of Ghost Browser, my apologies if so. However, I’ve lost count of the number of advanced users that I’ve met in the past month or so that haven’t seen it yet, but who would benefit significantly from its features: Put simply, Ghost Browser allows you to have multiple authenticated sessions open to the same site simultaneously, with each session having its own cookie jar, isolated from other sessions. This allows users such as web developers, testers,
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Slack takes aim at the corporate sector with Enterprise Grid, names IBM as one of the launch customers
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 2:58p   Stuart McIntyre
TechCrunch yesterday reported on Slack’s plans to unveil an enterprise version of it’s service: Slack, the business app that lets teams of users communicate, share files from other services, and work on them with each other, has taken off like wildfire since launching three years ago, with 5 million daily users, 1.5 million of them paying today. Now, Slack is embarking on the next step in its ambition to be the go-to platform for all workplace collaboration, no matter how big
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What not to miss at IBM Connect 2017: Connections Pink
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:22a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Connect 2017 takes place later this month in San Francisco, and the last-minute push to increase attendance is already underway.  I’m a big fan of the new venue, and the shift from Florida to California, and so really hope that the event is a huge success. One of the interesting aspects of the registration push has been the unveiling of some information that previously being kept relatively quiet – if not under NDA, certainly out of the limelight: IBM Connections provides the p
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Dropbox Paper: Grow bigger, brighter ideas
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 8:08p   Stuart McIntyre
Dropbox announced that they are rolling their Paper collaborative content creation platform out on a global basis today: More than a doc, Dropbox Paper is a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together. Paper supports all phases of the creative process – from start to finish: A connected space to create and ideate together Teams find flow together in Paper, where everyone can contribute to growing better ideas in a beautiful, flexible workspace. Review and revise work in a
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T’was ten years ago… (Lotus Connections & Quickr)
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 3:11p   Stuart McIntyre
Unfortunately I’ve just missed the actual anniversary, but I thought it worth celebrating that this week marks a decade since the announcement (on 22nd January 2007) of two products that have had an immense impact on my working life, Lotus IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr. Lotusphere 2007 I was relatively late to the Lotusphere party, attending my first US-based event in 2004 after a couple of the European events. Therefore I never experienced the sell-out 10,000 attendee events pre 9/11
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Red Thread experiences collaboration, then designs ‘a beautiful virtual workplace’
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 1:08p   Stuart McIntyre
I really enjoyed this quote from Amy Holt, Vice President of Marketing at Red Thread (emphasis mine): After interacting with our key partner, Steelcase, via its Jive-powered dealer community, we immediately saw the value of this collaborative approach and knew it was time to replace our stale, document-centric intranet with something that better reflected our company mission of creating inspiring workplaces. Our Virtual Café has reinvigorated Red Thread’s culture and transformed internal c
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Community Manager Appreciation Day 2017 – Join and watch now!
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 4:37p   Stuart McIntyre
Community Manager Appreciation Day is January 23, 2017 and we are gearing up for an amazing eight hour webathon featuring a keynote with Jeremiah Owyang, the Founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day! It’s 100% FREE thanks to our sponsors; just RSVP to secure your spot! Sorry for the late notice on this, but CMAD 2017 is today! RSVP and join the webathon now. Here’s the session schedule: CMAD Webathon Schedule (all times Eastern Standard Time) This schedule is a work-in-progress an
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Atlassian continues high-trajectory growth
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 1:33p   Stuart McIntyre
Australian enterprise software vendor Atlassian have just published some impressive results for the last quarter: Atlassian’s active customer count was up 27 percent in its fiscal second quarter as the company topped sales and earnings expectations. The company, which makes team collaboration, project tracking and productivity software, reported a net loss of $1.7 million in the second quarter, or a penny a share, on revenue of $148.9 million, up 36 percent from a year ago. The 27% rise in
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Louis Richardson: When do we learn?
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 11:19a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve long been a huge fan of Louis Richardson‘s presentation and story-telling style. Therefore it’s really no surprise that Louis delivers the most persuasive explanation I’ve yet heard, of how and why collaboration and communication networks can be infused with cognitive/AI abilities to stimulate learning, mentoring and personal development:
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Inhi Cho Suh really wants you to attend IBM Connect 2017
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 11:04a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM has released a series of videos featuring Inhi Cho Suh, inviting us all to IBM Connect 2017: Will you be attending IBM Connect this year?
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IBM Speech Sandbox
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 10:37a   Stuart McIntyre
On the next WTF Tech podcast episode (to be published this week), Darren, Jesse and I spent a fair amount of time discussing Virtual Reality and our personal experiences with using the new technologies. [Spoiler: Both Darren and Jesse now own HTC Vive VR headsets.] One of the apps available for the Vive system via HTC’s VivePort solution marketplace is IBM’s Watson-based IBM Speech Sandbox: What if you could talk to your environment in VR? With this tech demo showcasing IBM Watson
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Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 8:42a   Stuart McIntyre
One of the most enjoyable educational apps I’ve yet experienced : Join broadcast legend Sir David Attenborough to explore more than 1000 of the greatest wildlife moments ever filmed. Explore the most comprehensive collection of Sir David’s work ever released online. Includes six decades of highlights from more than 40 landmark BBC programmes, including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, The Life of Mammals, Africa and others. Watch unique collections of films curated by Sir David and others. C
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IBM posts 4th quarter and full year 2016 results
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 8:39a   Stuart McIntyre
From the official press release: Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $12.39, down 9 percent compared to the 2015 period. Net income from continuing operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 was $11.9 billion compared with $13.4 billion in the year-ago period, a decrease of 11 percent. Or, as the register put it, Big Blue’s blues diffuse: IBM’s sales drain now more like a sad trickle: IBM is touting growth in its cloud and cognitive business units
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This week’s Awesome Apps: 2Do and Overcast
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 6:25a   Stuart McIntyre
Business App of the Week: 2Do There a good number of really excellent task management/GTD applications on the App Store these days. From the simple to-do list apps like Wunderlist and Things, through to the comprehensive GTD-derived toolkits like Omnifocus and Todoist, I’ve probably tried them all! Over many years of use, and numerous attempts at refining my work practices and task management approach, the app that I’ve come to feel most at home with is 2Do. Available on iOS, And
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A few podcast recommendations for 2017
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 2:00p   Stuart McIntyre
As I mentioned on my recent post introducing the WTF Tech podcast, I’m a massive consumer of podcasts as well as having hosted a few in my time. My listening habits tend to be whenever I’m alone in the car (or driving my 16-year old geek son around – we tend to trade podcast recommendations), when I’m out walking or running, doing chores, or when there’s mindless work to be done (company accounts, expenses etc.). Across all of those situations, I probably get throug
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This week’s Awesome Apps: Bear and Infuse Pro (and a bonus, Duet Display)
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 3:50p   Stuart McIntyre
Throughout 2017 (and potentially beyond), Monday is going to be Awesome Apps day here at McIntyre Towers. As yesterday was a holiday here in the UK, we’re a day late this time, but we’ll be back on track next week! Since going iPad Pro back in the early summer, 95%+ of my online hours are now spent on iOS. Between the 12.9″ iPad Pro and iPhone 7 Plus, I am at the stage where almost the entirety of my consultancy business can be run on the iOS platform. This has taken some work
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Blogging 365
Mon, Jan 2nd 2017 8:46a   Stuart McIntyre
New Year, New Start and all that… There’s no doubt that my blogging output has fallen away over the past few years as other forms of social contribution have risen (podcasts, Twitter, enterprise communities), and I want 2017 to be different. I love that blog posts are the one form of created content that still offer a continuous timeline from the early days of social media through to today. As other platforms have risen, become popular and then fallen away again, the ability to add
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Droneboarding in 360
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 6:13a   Stuart McIntyre
Remember that Casey Neistat holiday video I shared a couple of days ago? (If not, go watch it now, I’ll wait here…) Well, Casey has now shared the footage from the many Samsung 360° cameras that were used in the shoot, and the footage is impressive to say the least: Do move your device to see what’s around. On many touch-screen devices, you can do this by sliding your finger across the screen as well. There’s little doubt that 360° video has been one of the break-thro
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Introducing a new podcast: WTF Tech
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 4:36p   Stuart McIntyre
Those who know me well will have realised I have a bit of a thing for podcasts, firstly in terms of consumption (20-30 episodes a week on average since the early days of TWiT back in 2005/6), and then in hosting and producing my own shows (Collaboration Matters, the Lotusphere Podcast, This Week in Lotus, Serendipity) since 2007. I’ve made no secret of mourning TWiL – it was so good to get together with Darren Duke and our panel of guests every week for two and a bit years, discussi
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The Human Flying Drone
Tue, Dec 20th 2016 3:25p   Stuart McIntyre
Thinking the Casey Neistat holiday video should become a new annual tradition… The behind-the-scenes video is worth a watch too…
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Ruark Backpack II: Wishing Sonos offered something similar
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 7:02a   Stuart McIntyre
The new BackPack II transforms our R1 deluxe tabletop radio and MR1 wireless speakers into completely portable products. It frees these miniature marvels from the mains power socket and into the bathroom or onto the decking and the great outdoors. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity which can result in unrefined sound, but BackPack II allows R1 and MR1 to retain their rich mains powered performance, but with complete portability. A total evolution of the original, BackPack I
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Sonos Play:1s reduced by $50/£30/€30 in Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 1:13p   Stuart McIntyre
Excellent saving on the baby Sonos, the play:1. A fantastic place to get started with the Sonos experience, to equip a teenager’s bedroom, or to add to a home cinema experience in a main room. Savings are as follows: US – $199 $149 – Saving $50 UK – £169 £139 – Saving £30 EU – €229 €199 – Saving €30 Sale ends on Monday 28th November 2016. More >
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‘Mandate my ass!’
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 10:41a   Stuart McIntyre
Not much has changed in 35 years… Full lyrics (via azlyrics): Well, the first thing I want to say is: Mandate my ass! Because it seems as though we’ve been convinced that 26% of the registered voters, not even 26% of the American people, but 26% of the registered voters form a mandate or a landslide. 21% voted for Skippy and 3, 4% voted for somebody else who might have been running. But, oh yeah, I remember. In this year that we have now declared the year from Shogun to Reagan, I re
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My musings on Microsoft Teams
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 8:50p   Stuart McIntyre
Pramit Nairi writes a great post entitled ‘Only Microsoft could make Teams’, comparing the new Microsoft Teams solution to Slack. First, Slack: The thing with Slack is that using it doesn’t feel like work. The UI and the experience is designed to be as effortless as possible with everything feeling natural and human. From subtle things to the more overt, the service feels likable and encourages interaction and participation. Sure, it has its shortcomings — what software does
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‘Transformer in chief’: The new chief digital officer
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 12:12p   Stuart McIntyre
McKinsey review the status of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), and attempt to document the essential skills that are required for the role in 2016: In the alphabet soup that is today’s crowded C-suite, few roles attract as much attention as that of the chief digital officer, or CDO. While the position isn’t exactly new, what’s required of the average CDO is. Gone are the days of being responsible for introducing basic digital capabilities and perhaps piloting a handful of initiatives. The
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Before the flood
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 9:30p   Stuart McIntyre
Forget the temporary distractions of elections, lost emails, Brexit and the like. This is the real crisis that we are facing…
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PANO | LA
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 10:35a   Stuart McIntyre
Absolutely stunning. (Make sure you go full screen and in full HD…) Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic loo
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Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 12:15p   Stuart McIntyre
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Replay available for yesterday’s IBM Watson Workspace announcement
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 5:58a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM yesterday announced the launch of Project Toscana as IBM Watson Workspace at the World of Watson event. The session featuring Inci Cho Suh and Luis Benitez, amongst others, is now online:
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Apple.com 1996-2016
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 12:29p   Stuart McIntyre
It is striking how those 20 years are a constant evolution of what Apple means as a brand – there are remarkably few missteps or failed products along the way. On a more personal level, I’m left reflecting how important Apple and it’s products have been to my own and my family’s lives over this timespan. It made me consider what a ‘sliding doors’ moment it was when Steve Jobs was invited back as interim CEO in July 1997 – how different our industry
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IBM drops SoftLayer brand, moves cloud offerings to Bluemix
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 11:57a   Stuart McIntyre
Today, we’re excited to share the next big step in SoftLayer’s evolution as part of the IBM Cloud portfolio: IBM Bluemix is integrating SoftLayer products and services into its vast catalog of infrastructure, platform, and application services! The SoftLayer products, services, tools, systems, and support you know and love will become a cornerstone of a unified Bluemix cloud experience that delivers the performance, flexibility, and consistency of SoftLayer infrastructure alongside the exten
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The Jive ‘Power of Connection’ Tour comes to London
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 2:52a   Stuart McIntyre
Jive Software have been running a series of events around the globe this year, kicking off in NYC back in May, entitled ‘The Power of Connection’. Aimed at allowing existing and prospective customers to hear from both Jive staff and other leading organisations that use Jive-n and Jive-x, these events have been well-attended and have received really strong feedback. I am delighted that an event has been scheduled for London, and it features a couple of key UK-based customers that I ha
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Kodak announces Ektra smartphone featuring 21 megapixel f/2.0 lens
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 7:04a   Stuart McIntyre
The best camera is always the one you have in your pocket, right?  Whether it’s an iPhone, an Android device like the new Google Pixel, or even the much-missed Windows Phone-based 1020 from Nokia, we’ve all become accustomed to producing compelling images from the super slim 4-5″ devices we carry everywhere we go. In addition, the photo editing apps the devices enable have become as much part of our photography habits as have the networks on which we share our photos with fr
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Could Nintendo be about to revolutionise home and mobile gaming? At the same time…
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 10:28a   Stuart McIntyre
Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles. So excited about this… Though the parent in me thinks we’d better get a stock of those controller sliders!
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Using a password manager? Here’s how to delete all Google Chrome passwords
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 5:49a   Stuart McIntyre
If you’re using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass then you’ll not want to keep your logins and passwords saved in your browser any longer, particularly if those passwords are owned and synced by Google). So how to delete all those hundreds of logins saved over the years?  The obvious way is via passwords.google.com, but this only lets the user delete one password at a time. This could be extremely onerous with even a few dozen IDs to delete! What about deleting them all




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