|Latest 7 Posts
| Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story|
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 6
| Recruiting for a new Jive consultant – interested?|
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 3
| Women Not Objects|
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 5
| Time to let go…|
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 2
| That river’s flowing…|
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 6
| Stuff that works – Anker USB chargers|
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 4
| Safari 9 Responsive Design Mode|
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 5
| Greenhouse now running IBM Connections 5.0|
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 18
| The State of Community Management 2015|
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 13
| The old culture has to die|
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 13
| Inspiring others|
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 12
| Jive Software named as #2 best company to work for in the UK|
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 11
| Apache Struts security issues ‐ time to patch your IBM Connections install|
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10
| IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 is now available|
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 10
| Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014|
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10
| Collaborative office art|
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 10
| What if we offered you stock options?|
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 10
| Recent Blog Posts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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):
Yes, you can test your site in all the new split-screen modes available in iOS9. This fe
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
Jive Software named as #2 best company to work for in the UK|
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 9:26a Stuart McIntyre
There were few companies in the world that could have tempted me back into permanent employment, and I was really happy to join Jive Software almost 6 months ago. I’ve loved my experience of the organisation so far – the culture and workstyle mixes damn hard work with fun, humour, camaraderie and great support from the leadership.
Therefore it’s satisfying to see that others feel the same way. Glassdoor have just published their 2015 list of the best organisations in the UK to
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 9:37a Stuart McIntyre
Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. Dave Mustaine This site (and IBMConnectionsBlog.com) will close today, with all posts migrated to Stuart-McIntyre.com for posterity. Thanks for reading, commenting and contributing over so many years. Stuart
The post Moving on… appeared first on IBM Connections.
Just a glance…|
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 5:59a Stuart McIntyre
Such a powerful message from AT&T.
(I’m starting to think that it might need to be illegal to have a mobile phone in view on your dash – so easy to have a phone there for calls or navigation but to be distracted by a notification. Either that or the smartphone OSs need to have a semi-automatic option to disable notifications from appearing in that situation?)
Author informationStuart McIntyreStuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Jive Software. He curates a number of produ
The old culture has to die|
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 5:11a Stuart McIntyre
Most organizations remain bound by the old rules. The power systems all use the old models. Only a handful of organizations have made the move. To make this kind of change, the old culture in the organization has to die.
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 speaks at conferences and events. This blog
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 4:40a Stuart McIntyre
A mediocre person tells.
A good person explains.
A superior person demonstrates.
A great person inspires others to see for themselves.
– Harvey Mackay
Thinking of this quote a lot at present when delivering strategy workshops and training sessions. There’s really no excuse for failing to always attempt to lift one’s own performance up the next level, no matter how tough that can sometimes be.
Author informationStuart McIntyreStuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Jive S
What if we offered you stock options?|
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 8:19a Stuart McIntyre
I worked one job and when I finally quit, they had the VP bring me in to ask why. I said, “Well, if you want me to be honest, I come in here on Monday and I’m completely miserable. I have no rapport with anybody. By the end of the day I want to shoot myself.” He looked at me and he said, “What if we offered you stock options?”
Awesome quote from Mike Judge (creator and executive producer of Silicon Valley)… If you haven’t caught the show yet, definitely reco
The State of Community Management 2015|
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 5:16a Stuart McIntyre
In my line of work as a collaboration and community strategist, one of the key milestones each year is the early summer publication of the State of Community Management report by the The Community Roundtable group. It tends to provide accurate measurement of the progress of online communities within organisations around the world, as well as offering terrific insight in terms of how one’s own customers and projects compare to the both the average and the very best communities elsewhere.
Thank you IBM|
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 4:07a Stuart McIntyre
I was hugely honoured to once again be nominated as an IBM Champion back in December.
IBM describes Champions as:
Non-IBMers who evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge and help grow the community of professionals who are focused on social business and IBM Collaboration Solutions. IBM Champions spend a considerable amount of their own time, energy and resources on community efforts — organizing and leading user group events, answering questions in forums, contributing wiki articles and
Collaborative office art|
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 4:48a Stuart McIntyre
Late last year when the new Jive Software brand was launched, each office created a collaborative art piece. They turned out really amazing – beautiful statements of what creative people can do when they get together and just be themselves.
Now each office is sending their artwork to a different office to show off the beauty of Jive collaborations.
I can’t wait to see the one that my colleagues in Boulder have created for the UK office!
Author informationStuart McIntyreStuart
Yahoo shutters Pipes|
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 4:51a Stuart McIntyre
Thank you for using Yahoo Pipes! To help focus our efforts on core Yahoo product experiences, users will no longer be able to create new Pipes starting August 30th 2015. The service will be put in read-only mode until we will discontinue Yahoo Pipes on September 30th 2015.
Well that sucks big time. Not altogether unsurprising given the lack of attention that Yahoo had paid to Pipes over the last few years (as an indicator, the last post on the Yahoo Pipes blog before the EoL notice was back i