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POODLE in the repeat
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 140
BBC: New social network aimed at improving education (IBM Connections)
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 119
The Oatmeal: My email is a monster
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 153
Establishing and maintaining a social identity: four to follow, four to avoid!
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 291
POODLE fixed within IBM Connections
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 152
Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 399
IBM FileNet (CCM) and soccnx
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 192
Top 10
IBM abandons 2015 Plan
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 523
An update on IBM Connections and the POODLE vulnerability
Sun, Nov 2nd 2014 491
POODLE bug hits IBM Connections hard
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 427
Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 399
Stop sending me attachments!! Part 2: the analysis…
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 391
Getting social in Stockholm NEXT WEEK!
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 337
Stop sending me attachments!!
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 331
Shift happens
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 318
Establishing and maintaining a social identity: four to follow, four to avoid!
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 291
IBM’s Potemkin Prosperity
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 221

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POODLE in the repeat
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 2:00p   Stuart McIntyre
POODLE in the repeat Lately we have heard a lot of POODLE I have already blogged about it twice here and here at ibmconnections.com. But there is much more to tell about it so that the reason I am creating this article. Nowadays when we talk about POODLE we have to specify which one (to make things easier ). Nowadays ... The post POODLE in the repeat appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

BBC: New social network aimed at improving education (IBM Connections)
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 3:50a   Stuart McIntyre
This is terrific – a BBC Click article discussing how IBM is help local education institutions to evaluate the use of social platforms and analytics to assist students to learn: IT company IBM and Brockenhurst College in the UK have created a private social network to help give staff a better understanding of their students and tailor lessons to them. Students ... The post BBC: New social network aimed at improving education (IBM Connections) appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm network

The Oatmeal: My email is a monster
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 4:10a   Stuart McIntyre
The Oatmeal nails it… You need to read the whole cartoon… Author informationStuart McIntyreStuart McIntyre is an independent Social Business Strategist at Social 365, a consultancy based in the UK operating worldwide. 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. | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | [read] Keywords: connections email facebook linkedin twitter

Establishing and maintaining a social identity: four to follow, four to avoid!
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:05a   Stuart McIntyre
Here are my four standards for creating and maintaining a positive identity or brand online… Be yourself. Be original. Be authentic. Demonstrate integrity. That’s not in any way meant to suggest that I get it right all the time – I realise my weaknesses and mistakes. However I do have this list on the wall in my office and regularly glance at it to evaluate if I’m holding true to my values. Here are four opposing behaviours that I consider to break my standards a [read] Keywords: connections facebook linkedin office twitter

POODLE fixed within IBM Connections
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 3:10p   Stuart McIntyre
A few weeks back I had blogged about the POODLE bug which had hit IBM Connections quite hard. IBM delivered a fix today ! Thank you for that IBM as we really needed this for our customers. The IBM technote for this can be found here If you need help just comment here and I will try to help as ... The post POODLE fixed within IBM Connections appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm bug

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 2:43a   Stuart McIntyre
Michael Sampson has just published the results of this year’s IBM Connections usage survey: A couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The survey garnered 58 valid responses, and the results are finally available. They are really fascinating results and statistics, and it’s going to take a while to ... The post Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014 appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

IBM FileNet (CCM) and soccnx
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 3:00p   Stuart McIntyre
Last 2 days (13 & 14 November) the most important User Group for the IBM Connections world has been held in Stockholm in Sweden called “Social Connections”. I attended this event and it was a perfectly organized event once again ! On this event I meet several people who have asked me the following question, Can I easily change the ... The post IBM FileNet (CCM) and soccnx appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Part 3: Stop sending me attachments, but how?
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 4:30a   Stuart McIntyre
So after exploring the reasons why users still send e-mail (part 1) and trying to analyse the reasons why people have not changed their ways and how products have not helped the people either (part 2). In this third and last part of the essay present six idea’s to fix the fact that people don’t just change easily. The ideas ... The post Part 3: Stop sending me attachments, but how? appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm


Stop sending me attachments!! Part 2: the analysis…
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 2:00a   Stuart McIntyre
So there are many reasons why people have their habits (part 1), not least in the product they use in their daily work life. So in part 2 I will explore the technology angle and look for causes why tools are the way they are and why a seamless integrated platform is harder then it looks. The idea of seamless and ... The post Stop sending me attachments!! Part 2: the analysis… appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Stop sending me attachments!!
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 3:59p   Stuart McIntyre
Introduction Before I begin, let’s first introduce myself. My name is Robert van den Breemen. I am working as an Enterprise IT Architect for over 15 years in a large Dutch government department. I am passionate about technology and the effect it has on the way people work. As the lead in the Digital Workspace Initiative that tries to enable ... The post Stop sending me attachments!! appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm enterprise workspace

Getting social in Stockholm NEXT WEEK!
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 9:56a   Stuart McIntyre
I’m just back from a very pleasant week’s vacation in Madrid with my family, and have stepped back into the maelstrom that is last minute planning for Social Connections VII! Whilst I was away, the tremendous team (Brian, Martin, Wannes, Maria, Lars and Jan) have been pulling out all the stops to dot the Is and cross the Ts on details such as the event catering, prizes for speed sponsoring, late changes to the agenda, the two evening receptions and much more.  As you’d expect, [read] Keywords: connections community facebook linkedin twitter

Shift happens
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 4:16a   Stuart McIntyre
Really enlightening post from Katryna Dow on Ello and the evidence for a major shift in the tech industry: As Ello states, they don’t have an exit strategy. Maybe we are returning to the days when the journey can be as important as the destination?  Were the great inventors and founders of the past only concerned with flipping everything they invented?  Might changing the way society functioned, creating new forms of value or championing rights have motivated them?  There is an amazing rewa [read] Keywords: connections application facebook linkedin twitter

IBM’s Potemkin Prosperity
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 1:24a   Stuart McIntyre
A mighty post from Steve Denning on Forbes.com, detailing his perspective on IBM’s current situation. You need to read the full article, which is pretty damning in places.  However, rather than pick on some of the negatives, I’ll take this more positive extract from the end of the piece: IBM needs to build on its strengths. IBM was once a great company that respected and rewarded its employees and served its communities and society.  It’s a company that still has the power to cha [read] Keywords: connections ibm facebook linkedin twitter

An update on IBM Connections and the POODLE vulnerability
Sun, Nov 2nd 2014 11:55p   Stuart McIntyre
My fellow contributor, Sjaak Ursinus, created a detailed post a couple of weeks back detailing the impact that the POODLE vulnerability could have on your IBM Connections platform, and the steps required to code a route around the issue (though Sjaak himself noted that it wasn’t much of a workaround).  If you haven’t heard of POODLE, then I suggest you go read ... Author information Stuart McIntyre Social Business Strategist at Social 365 Stuart McIntyre is an independent [read] Keywords: connections ibm facebook linkedin twitter

IBM abandons 2015 Plan
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 7:23a   Stuart McIntyre
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said it will no longer reach its earnings forecast for 2015, ditching a five-year profit goal as the company struggles to transform quickly enough to cope with an industrywide shift to the cloud-computing era. IBM said it will provide an update on its 2015 projections in January, according to slides disclosed in a regulatory filing today. The shares tumbled as much as 9.3 percent in early trading. More > [read] Keywords: ibm

POODLE bug hits IBM Connections hard
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 6:13a   Stuart McIntyre
Last Monday there is again found a big hole in the SSL Version 3 (SSLv3) technology. We call this bug POODLE which stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. So with this bug found and you as admin for your IBM Connections your first reaction would be lets disable SSLV3 on my front end web server (which is generally ... The post POODLE bug hits IBM Connections hard appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm bug oracle server

Big news for security in IBM Connections
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 9:06a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Connections has a strong representation in the market of collaboration. As IBM Notes & IBM Domino have a long history in the collaboration market you can also imagine that lots of customers who are already using IBM Notes and/or IBM Domino also have IBM Connections in their infrastructure. IBM Domino can also act as an LDAP server and as ... The post Big news for security in IBM Connections appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm notes security server

Introduction of Sjaak Ursinus
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 8:23a   Stuart McIntyre
Hi to all of you. I have been asked to blog here on ibmconnections.com by Stuart McIntyre. So first lets do an introduction of myself here. My name is Sjaak Ursinus and I live in the Netherlands. I am working in the ICS market (IBM Collaboration Solutions formerly known as Lotus) my whole professional career. My birthday is 21 January ... The post Introduction of Sjaak Ursinus appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus

Using IBM Connections? Please complete this research survey!
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 2:28a   Stuart McIntyre
My good friend and esteemed analyst and author, Michael Sampson, is asking for feedback on your usage of IBM Connections: I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: Demographics and Current State of Connections Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections Upgrading to Connections 5.0 Satisfaction, ... The post Using IBM Connections? Please complete this research survey! appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Announcing the Social 365 / Michael Sampson ‘Fall 2014′ IBM Connections Masterclass Series
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 8:48a   Stuart McIntyre
If you’ve been following this blog or my other efforts (such as Social Connections or the TWiL podcast), you’ll hopefully be aware of Michael Sampson by now…  If not, I’ve definitely failed you! Michael is one of the world’s foremost Collaboration Strategists, a highly-regarded author, conference speaker and fantastic educator and workshop facilitator – I’m also hugely honoured to be able to call him a friend and mentor too. I’m therefore excite [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm community podcast

IBM ConnectED 2015 ‐ registration is open!
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 4:51a   Stuart McIntyre
Our Full Conference pricing structure is easy and all-inclusive-the earlier you register, the more you save. The price for this conference pass includes four conference days, with breakfast and lunch Monday through Wednesday, and no add-on fees for anything other than certification testing. Now until October 3rd, the fee is $1,595 USD. The early bird gets the best price! On October 4th, the fee will increase to $1,795 USD. Register now > [read] Keywords: ibm

My Social Connections VI session: ‘Social Business: The unstoppable force to overcome immovable objections’
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 3:51a   Stuart McIntyre
As you may have heard by now, we took the significant step of recording every single session at Social Connections VI back in June.  As the videos have been processed and uploaded, the team have been publishing them on our Vimeo channel as well as highlighting some of the most popular sessions on the Social Connections blog – it’s worth checking them out if you haven’t already. I’m pleased to say that my own session is now online.  Here’s the abstract: “I& [read] Keywords: connections office

Transforming traditional Intranets ‐ three places to focus
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 3:03a   Stuart McIntyre
A really useful new whitepaper from Jive, authored by the always insightful Gia Lyons: Many of today’s intranets are frustrating: Frustrating for employees to use, for content owners to govern, for IT to integrate, maintain and support. It’s time to modernize and mobilize. But, what should a modern, mobile intranet do and look like? It boils down to three fundamental focal areas: delivering information and expertise seamlessly and securely across devices, giving people the tools to work bet [read] Keywords: connections ibm mobile

Ovum Research publishes ‘SWOT Assessment: IBM Connections Version 5.0 and IBM SmartCloud Connections’
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 4:20a   Stuart McIntyre
Ovum Research ‘create tangible business advantage for our customers by providing actionable intelligence that can be relied upon in evaluating opportunities, benchmarking performance, and making better business-critical decisions.‘ In short, they research and analyse the IT industry, thus providing insight to their customers – usually commercial organisations looking to take strategic decisions on IT investments. They’ve just published a new ... The post Ovum Research pub [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Confused by your ‘as a Service’ options?
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 4:14a   Stuart McIntyre
Do these new monikers describing different cloud-based service options leave you cold and confused? Introducing Pizza as a Service: Isn’t that easier to follow?  Kudos to Ricardo Ferreira for sharing on Twitter… [read] Keywords: twitter

The Top 25 Global Social Business Leaders
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 8:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Social business is about much more than social media. A social business is an organisation whose culture and practices encourage networks of people—employees, partners, customers and others—to create business value, and, ultimately, increase revenue and profits. So who are the exceptional talents building today’s social businesses and what can we learn from them? The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has identified 25 leaders who are successfully applying social technologies, principles an [read] Keywords: ibm

IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 is now available
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 4:15a   Stuart McIntyre
When IBM Connections was first released, all patches to the on-premises code were released as iFixes – individual fix packages that could be installed and deinstalled individually. This was really flexible and allowed issues to be patched very quickly but also lead to very time-consuming patching processes and almost every system I visited had a different set of code updates ... The post IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 is now available appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm system i

Experiences with IBM Connections 5
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 5:10a   Stuart McIntyre
I just wanted to quickly recommend a couple of posts from Julius Schwarzweller at German IBM business partner, GIS AG. He was quick to get hold of the new IBM Connections 5.0 release and has been working with it for the past few weeks. He’s been kind enough to document his findings on a couple of blog posts, My experiences ... The post Experiences with IBM Connections 5 appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Apache Struts security issues ‐ time to patch your IBM Connections install
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 12:56a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve just come across an IBM technote from May 2014 that has been updated over the last few days, listing details of a number of vulnerabilities in Apache Struts: There are fixes for all the above mentioned versions of Connections.  Here are the two most recent: IBM Connections 5.0 Apply APAR LO80688 IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 and apply Interim ... The post Apache Struts security issues ‐ time to patch your IBM Connections install appeared first on IBM Co [read] Keywords: connections ibm security

Issue with Connections media widget timing out
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 4:40a   Stuart McIntyre
Whilst building a new Connections environment for a customer we noticed a strange issue when uploading large files to the media gallery. Initially I thought it was related to the size of the file, but the same file will upload to the Connections files application without issue. There is very little errors in the SystemOut.log for the Connections server, so ... The post Issue with Connections media widget timing out appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm application server widget

Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 12:20a   Stuart McIntyre
The powerful enhanced rich text editor for IBM Connections, Ephox EditLive, has just been updated to version and is available from IBM FixCentral: Now bundled with IBM Connections for all organisations under active maintenance, Ephox adds significant value for users of the platform. Whilst this power doesn’t come free of some administrative complexity, deployment of EditLive should definitely be ... The post Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated appeared first on IBM Connecti [read] Keywords: connections ibm rich text

IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 6:45a   Stuart McIntyre
I first blogged about the IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome three weeks ago. Back then it was at version 1.8. Remarkably since then the author, Romain Lienard, has released four updated versions: I’m so impressed by this development effort, and by the rate that new features are being added. For example, the context-sensitive search: and ‘Share this URL’: ... The post IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm development google

IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 4:20a   Stuart McIntyre
A new and very neat IBM tool has been uploaded to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: You can download by clicking through from the Catalog, or by going direct to the ‘Lotus Business Solutions IBM Download site‘, logging in with your IBM ID and then searching for ‘Sanity’ to find the download in the very long list of tools on ... The post IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5 appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus

Fri, Jul 18th 2014 4:15a   Stuart McIntyre
This week has felt just like that! (Via RapidBI) [read] Keywords:

TemboSocial Ideas for IBM Connections
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 3:41a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve long felt that ideation is a prime use case for IBM Connections and other social collaboration platforms. Others clearly feel the same way, and whilst standalone tools such as Yambla, BrightIdea and even Elguji’s IdeaJam have been very successful, in my experience it is when ideation is at the centre of a well-designed ESN (Enterprise Social Network) that it ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise ideajam network

Watch out for quotes!
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Just a reminder to be watchful of non-standard characters in IBM Connections user names, and also to thoroughly review your IBM Connections TDI logs on a regular basis.  This is a current APAR: I’m sure that this particular issue will get resolved in an upcoming fix, however these issues do crop up every so often, so be ready for them. [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Greenhouse now running IBM Connections 5.0
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 3:08a   Stuart McIntyre
This was a pleasant surprise this morning: Yes, the IBM Greenhouse has been upgraded to IBM Connections New features including External Collaboration (which isn’t strictly relevant to the Greenhouse), improvements to Files and file-sync (using the new mobile apps and desktop plugins), plus significant significant enhancements to the activity stream and @mentions should all now be visible on the ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm desktop mobile

Free self-paced IBM Connections 5.0 Workshop
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 2:29a   Stuart McIntyre
More good news from IBM’s Paul Godby – this time discussing a new self-paced workshop, explicitly for IBM Connections 5.0: In the IBM Connections 5.0 Workshop, you will learn about the new and existing capabilities of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Mobile. You will learn how to implement external collaboration in your environments and gain an understanding of both the ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm mobile

Innovate + Impact + Pulse = ?
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 3:58a   Stuart McIntyre
Last week I ruminated on the future of IBM Connect, and mentioned that a number of the IBM software conferences had been consolidated for 2015… IBM seems to be consolidating its software conferences across brands. We have seen Impact (the Websphere conference), Innovate (Rational) and Pulse (Tivoli) all announce that they will merge for 2015 for a very large conference in Las Vegas: Mark your calendar for February 22 – 26, 2015. We’ll meet at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and the M [read] Keywords: ibm networking tivoli websphere

32 slots
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 2:42a   Stuart McIntyre
Mark McCormack: 1440 minutes per day … 480 minutes of sleep – 480 minutes of family time – 480 minutes of work … which gives 32 x 15 minute bites. What’s the best and most profitable use of these 32 slots? I’m going to start to plan my day in this way – allocating work to 32 slots each day… Divide and conquer! (Quote via Michael Sampson) [read] Keywords:

The future of IBM Connect
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 5:55a   Stuart McIntyre
Disclaimer – I have no insider knowledge on this topic, these are just my personal thoughts There has been a fair bit of discussion regarding what might happen to IBM Connect (the conference previously known as ‘Lotusphere’) in the near future… IBM announced in 2008 that they had signed a contract with the Swan and Dolphin hotels to host the conference in Orlando until 2015, and as far as has been publicly stated, no extension has been signed.  Therefore the consensus [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere application db2 development enterprise networking tivoli websphere

Communication patterns around the world
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:10a   Stuart McIntyre
This is such an insightful graphic (click to display at full size)… Taken from Richard B Lewis’ excellent book, ‘When Cultures Collide (originally published in 1996, updated in 2005)’, this summarises the author’s understanding of how different nationalities and cultures might communicate during a sales/purchase process: Gus Lubin writes in Business Insider: You can’t expect negotiations with French to be like negotations with Americans, and the same holds [read] Keywords:

Social Business App Dev Workshop: access IBM Connections development course materials at no cost
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 5:28a   Stuart McIntyre
On occasion, IBM runs an excellent two day Social Business Application Development workshop, which takes users through the Social Business Toolkit SDK, and how it can be used to create applications that leverage IBM Connections content. Sadly these workshops have not been scheduled yet in 2014. However, the course materials are available for free download from the IBM Greenhouse to ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm application applications development

Everything Connections: Australian IBM Connections user group pilot
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 4:23a   Stuart McIntyre
Really pleased to hear that Adam Brown and the ISW team are kicking off a local IBM Connections user group in Australia: Is your organisation a social business, running on IBM Connections? Want to learn from your peers in other businesses about how they use and obtain value from the platform and what’s in store for the next generation of ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Are you asking users to ‘mingle’?
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 4:10a   Stuart McIntyre
PCWorld have published an interesting perspective on the adoption of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs), entitled ‘Many employees won’t mingle with enterprise social software‘ (and yes, that’s the first time I’ve used the word ‘mingle’ on this site!): Carol Rozwell, a Gartner analyst, estimates that between 70 percent and 80 percent of companies she talks to about their ESN deployments are struggling with it. “Too often we see companies whose leaders ar [read] Keywords: collaboration email enterprise facebook outlook social software

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 3:55a   Stuart McIntyre
Terrific article by Jeff Haden, posting tips from Belle Beth Cooper: Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the popularity of this recent post, 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder. The tips were provided by Belle Beth [read] Keywords: office oracle

Open Business: A new manifesto of trust in the workplace
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
As those who know me well would vouch, I’ve never been in this business for the technology.  Yes I love my gadgets and shiny objects of desire as much as the next person, but neither they nor speeds’n’feeds nor software feature lists get me out of bed in the morning.  It’s the possibilities for empowering real people to do real work in new, more productive and enjoyable ways that get my creative juices flowing and my backside out of bed at 5am in the morning. After 22 y [read] Keywords: collaboration lotus notes mobile office

IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 4:50a   Stuart McIntyre
Terrific find by Mat Newman this morning… Every now and again one comes across an awesome plugin that demonstrates some fantastic integration between day-to-day applications and IBM’s Connections collaboration platform. This one is a Connections search plugin for Chrome, and it’s awesome. I’d agree – this is really great. I use the Chrome quick search functionality a lot, so this ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm applications google integration

IBM Connections 5.0 has shipped! Here’s what you need to download…
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
As promised by Luis Benitez at Social Connections VI in Prague, IBM Connections 5.0 shipped on Thursday 26th June 2014.  Congratulations to all the team for getting it out of the door on schedule! On that day, it became available for download from Passport Advantage (for customers with an entitlement to install it, plus current maintenance) and Partnerworld (for partners ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm

IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer’s Guide published
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 4:27a   Stuart McIntyre
To aid understanding of the features and abilities of the Connections product, IBM offers a Reviewer’s Guide – a document that details all the new features available in the latest release plus a comprehensive review of all the existing features. Compiled by the IBM Connections product management team, this guide is a fantastic resource for existing and prospective customers, partners ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Lotus lives on… (in a Toyota)
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 7:33a   Stuart McIntyre
Interesting IBM press release on Toyota using IBM technologies to build ‘advanced in-car services’: ARMONK, N.Y., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation to build and design a new application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services to improve the driver experience. The project is part of Toyota’s new telematics service, called T-Connect, and aims to accelerate application d [read] Keywords: expeditor ibm lotus lotusphere application applications development eclipse integration mobile profile

IBM movements
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
As Ed Brill moves onwards and upward into a fascinating new role: Earlier today, it was announced internally at IBM that I have taken on a new role. I am moving into our corporate organization as Vice President, Social Business Transformation. In this position, my team and I are responsible for advancing IBM’s maturity as a social business, and continuing the development of a culture of participation. Craig Hayman makes a bid for freedom: eBay has tapped former IBM executive Craig Hayman [read] Keywords: ibm development enterprise websphere

Effective culture
Tue, May 13th 2014 4:01a   Stuart McIntyre
An effective culture, as James Heskett has shown, can account for a 20%-30% performance differential when compared with “culturally unremarkable” competitors. – Robert Plant, Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami More > [read] Keywords: administration

Good Design is Good Business
Wed, May 7th 2014 7:00a   Stuart McIntyre
I’m an art director in NYC at Ogilvy for IBM. I’m also a design nerd and into the importance of archiving. This is a little spot where I’m saving some beautiful IBM work I come across in the form of hi-res posters. More > [read] Keywords: ibm archiving

IBM extends championship run in Enterprise Social Software
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
News from IBM today: Armonk, NY – 24 Apr 2014: IBM today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, IDC ranked the company number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software. According to IDC’s analysis of 2013 revenue, the worldwide market for enterprise social software applications grew from $968 million in 2012 to $1,242 million 2013 Impressive run of success for IBM Collaboration Solutions and, specifically, for IBM Connections. This graphic sums it up rather [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm applications enterprise microsoft profile social software

Influence made with social. Made with IBM
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 12:20a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM has just released a new series of video spots under the ‘Made with IBM‘ line: What’s the world making today? We live on a Smarter Planet, where data, mobile, social and cloud are transforming industries and allowing us to create value in new ways. The evidence is abundant and it is everywhere. Watch it grow here. This is the one on Social Business: Taken independently, I’m a bit conflicted about the message to be honest. I’m not sure I agree with their defi [read] Keywords: ibm mobile

Around the world in 31 coffees
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Fascinating (and very useful) infographic from the folks at CheapFlights.co.uk: How many have you tried, and what’s your favourite? [read] Keywords:

Packt Publishing: Buy One, Get One Free!
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 3:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Congratulations to the good folks at Packt Publishing on reaching the impressive total of 2,000 published titles. That’s a lot of books! To celebrate, Packt are giving all their customers a chance to enjoy their books by giving them a free e-book copy for every purchase – “Buy One, Get One Free” The campaign runs until 26th March, 2014 – that’s tomorrow! The offer applies to an unlimited number of purchases, and is added automatically at checkout. Get them whi [read] Keywords:

Speaking engagements this week
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 1:16a   Stuart McIntyre
This week I’ll be pretty busy with both ongoing work for my favourite customer in New York, and also travelling to, and presenting at, a series of user groups around Europe. Here’s my schedule: Engage (formerly BLUG), Breda, Netherlands – Monday/Tuesday Social Sharing vs. Organized Structure (with Femke Goedhart), Tuesday, 1015-11:00 This Week in Lotus, Tuesday, 12:30-13:30 BCCON, Hamburg, Germany – Wednesday Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable [read] Keywords: collaboration lotus community

Amazon Prime Instant Video comes to the UK
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 11:20p   Stuart McIntyre
In 5 days will include unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes. You will be able to stream exclusive movies such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Tower Heist, and TV shows such as Vikings and Downton Abbey. Starting February 26th, you can watch Prime Instant Video on game consoles, streaming players, smart TVs, mobile devices and Kindle Fire HD. I’ve been a huge fan of Amazon Prime for a good number of years now – free next-day delivery of a vast range of products from the A [read] Keywords: mobile network

Beautiful European capital city? Check. Great social program? Check. Awesome Social Business conference agenda? Bingo!
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 5:13a   Stuart McIntyre
Social Connections is back, this time for our sixth major European conference: Social Connections is headed for the beautiful and historic city of Prague in the Czech Republic! What’s more, we’ll be bigger and better than ever… It will be our first ever two-day event, starting at 12pm on Monday 16th June and concluding our formal agenda at 6pm on Tuesday 17th June. This schedule is designed to allow those short of time to travel in on the Monday morning and out on the Tuesd [read] Keywords: administration connections domino ibm xpages development integration networking

Twenty years from now…
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 6:20a   Stuart McIntyre
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain [read] Keywords:

Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable Objections (IBM Connect 2014 BP310)
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 5:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Apologies for the delay, but here’s the deck for my session from IBM Connect 2014: As those that have seen me present will probably vouch, my slides are almost bullet-free, are very graphical and there isn’t a huge amount of text, so it’s all in the delivery! Therefore the deck on it’s own may lack a bit of zing… I’ll rectify that by uploading a version of the presentation with audio very soon. Look out for an update in the next week or so. [read] Keywords: ibm

IBM Connect 2014 OGS Live Blog
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 4:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Coverage will kick off here at 8am EDT, that’s 1pm GMT… [read] Keywords: ibm

IBM Connect Day 0 – The Community One
Sun, Jan 26th 2014 12:20p   Stuart McIntyre
Saturday at IBM Connect.  It’s all about the people, man… The conference proper starts on Sunday, but there is no doubt that Saturday is one of the key days of the week for me, and the reason why I fly out on Friday (and thanks for allowing me do that, Philippa!).  From soccer to Mai Tais, to BALD and the ESPN party, it’s a day that revolves around meeting, greeting, reminiscing, remembering, laughing and hugging.  In short it’s what makes this less a business conference and more [read] Keywords: connections ibm application community network networking openntf

Orlando-bound: my perspective on the upcoming IBM Connect 2014 event
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 3:00a   Stuart McIntyre
It’s a dark and dank early Friday morning in mid- to late-January, so as is the annual routine, I’m in a airport car headed for London Gatwick and onto the hopefully somewhat brighter climes of Orlando, Florida. What takes me there? I’d be surprised if you need to ask, but if you do, it’s IBM Connect – IBM’s premier Social Business, collaboration and workforce management conference –  the event formerly known and loved as Lotusphere. This is my tenth Lotusphere/Connect i [read] Keywords: atlantic collaboration connections domino foundations ibm lotusphere notes quickplace sametime blogger community development integration microsoft mobile sap vmware

Avoiding CSS load timeouts in IBM Connections
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 5:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Many IBM Connections 4.5 admins may have seen this kind of thing in the past: Users see the page structure in their browser but with formatting badly mangled. Often clearing cache and refreshing page, or else just waiting a few minutes and trying again, appears to resolve it.  The issue is browser- and platform-independent, and is very intermittent though appears to be seen most commonly first thing in the morning or after server restarts.  The browser and server logs seemed to indicate that [read] Keywords: connections ibm ajax application css java javascript network properties server xml

IBM Connections and WordPress
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 3:58a   Stuart McIntyre
As a strong advocate of IBM Connections and a heavy WordPress user (8 sites and counting), I’m really really pleased to see this new integration from the expert folks at AppFusions: Features include: Post to Connections Activity Stream when a blog post is published Display Connections Community Card as a WordPress widget WordPress gravatar/profile pic replaced by image from Connections profile Show Connections business card on avatar hover Append Connections business card to the end of bl [read] Keywords: connections ibm community integration profile widget

Circle: The Local Network
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 11:58p   Stuart McIntyre
Circle is the mobile app that’s in the know, anywhere you go. Circle keeps you up to speed by adapting to your location and letting you view what’s happening near you, now. Our goal is to build on the lessons learned from traditional social networks to make a new kind of community: positive, local and useful, wherever you are. Each month, more than a million people are joining Circle for real-time information and conversation about nearby crime, traffic, natural disasters – as well as [read] Keywords: community facebook google integration mobile network twitter

IBM Connections Activities: too many nodes
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 9:50a   Stuart McIntyre
Hit this issue the other day with a customer (and yes, it was a mammoth Activity!)… Here’s the IBM technote (emphasis mine): In IBM Connections, what is maximum number of entries that can be added to an Activity? Question In IBM Connections, it is possible to add content to an activity either in the form of an entry, to-do, section, etc. Internally, each of these types of items is classed as a node. When trying to add a new entry to a large Activity that already has many such nodes, the use [read] Keywords: connections ibm database

Oyster: ‘Netflix for Books’
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 3:39a   Stuart McIntyre
One of the many advantages for those living in the USA is that so many innovative online services get offered there first.  Some, despite many broken promises, never make it to the UK – a classic example being Google Voice.  However, I’m also well aware that folks that live in less populous or non-English speaking places do even worse than we do. Anyway, another example of a fantastic service that is US-only right now is the New York City-based startup, Oyster, which has been termed th [read] Keywords: google iphone ipod mobile

Interviewed: SocialBiz User Group
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:06a   Stuart McIntyre
Having been sat on the producer’s side of the desk for over a hundred episodes of This Week in Lotus, it was exciting to be asked to partake in an interview with Celia Hamilton of the SocialBiz User Group a few weeks ago. Celia Hamilton from the SocialBiz User Group interviews Stuart McIntyre on what we can attribute the growth in IBM Connections installs to, how people can get involved in the connections community, and the Social Connections User Group. Here’s the show: Thanks t [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community

The new IBM Sametime widgets for IBM Connections are now available
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 12:34a   Stuart McIntyre
I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets.  However, at the time they had not yet been released. Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM Connections: The Meeting Rooms widget can help a social business activate networks of people to make faster expertise-based decisions, speed up business processes and [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime community desktop integration server widget widgets wiki

How to stop FeedBurner from uglifying your clean URLs
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 10:00a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve had to do this a few times in the past, so found myself googling it again this morning when I was updating some feeds… If you use a Feedburner feed to allow others to receive posts from your blog or site, you may see URLs like this come through: http://mysite.com/post-title/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+myfeed +%28My+Feed%29&utm_content=FeedBurner So what causes the nasty and very additions to the URL (the bit that starts with ?utm_source)? [read] Keywords: domino google

Honoured and somewhat shocked!
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 7:50a   Stuart McIntyre
I am truly honoured and somewhat shocked absolutely blown away to be on the list of IBM Champions for ICS 2014! Thank you to those that nominated me and stood by me through some tricky times in the last year or so.  Your support means a huge amount to me. Congrats to all those listed below: Adam Brown Andrew Barickman Arshad Khalid Benedek Menesi Bill Malchisky Brad Balassaitis Brian O’Neill Bruce Elgort Chris Miller Christian Güedemann Christoph Stoettner Cody Burleson Daniel Lieber [read] Keywords: ibm

Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:37a   Stuart McIntyre
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time - David Bowie, Changes, 1971 Life never stands still, does it?  That’s one of the pure joys of it – you never know what’s around the corner… You just have to have faith, step out, and do what you believe is the right thing. And sometimes, [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere blogging twitter

One of the new features in IBM Connections CR3: ‘community re-parenting’
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 1:32a   Stuart McIntyre
As you may be aware by now, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) shipped yesterday.   Amongst the detail of that fixpack, is a description of the new functions contained within it: 1. Reparenting communities This function allows an administrator to modify a top-level community to become a subcommunity of another community or modify a subcommunity to become a top-level community. 2. Community activities view This function provides a view that lists all activities that are part of all [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community vm

IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 released
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 2:45p   Stuart McIntyre
After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download. is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms. It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes.  If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet as part of the upgrade. Here are some useful links: Installing interim fixes Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.5 Fix list for IBM Conne [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus database server

Automatically accepting all the defaults when installing VMware Tools on Linux
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 11:10a   Stuart McIntyre
You know when you’ve spent hours (or at least it seems like hours) completing a very dull repetitive task, and then suddenly you go “Doh!”? I had one of those this morning when installing VMware Tools on a CentOS VM that I will clone to be the basis of about 5-10 other VMs.  Usually this is a long process of accepting a bunch of default answers – it is really very unusual for me to take any non-default option, particularly when there is no X Windows installed. It’s one of thos [read] Keywords: centos linux vm vmware

IBM Connections Touchpoint: on-boarding for new users
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 1:43a   Stuart McIntyre
A new project from the IBM Labs – IBM Connections Touchpoint… The IBM Connections Touchpoint provides an interactive user experience that can be used for a wide variety of end user touchpoint scenarios, such as new user profile creation, community and network contact recommendations, organization polling and more, driving user engagement and increasing the business value of your organization’s social business platform. Perhaps the best way to describe this is via screenshots: Her [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community network profile

Reviving Social Business adoption
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:40p   Stuart McIntyre
A topic close to my heart… Dennis Pearce of Information Week: The last piece of the puzzle is how to turn a theoretical model like this into a practical analysis tool to help guide your adoption strategy. The first step we took at my company was to simplify the model to get a more focused communication plan. Since the goal is to jump the chasm and gain critical mass, in practice there are really only three groups to worry about: The Early Adopters (which combines both early adopters an [read] Keywords: enterprise

IBM Sametime 9 Hot Fix 1 enables additional Connections integration
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10p   Stuart McIntyre
A couple of great new features shipped in IBM Sametime 9.0 Hot Fix 1 last week: What’s New in Hot Fix 1 In Hot Fix 1, the following features were added to Sametime 9 Communicate, Conference, and Complete offerings: The Chat Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime chat rooms and allows a user to enter a chat room directly from Connections. The Meeting Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime meeting rooms and allows a user to join a meeting directly from Connections. Aspects of this [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime community google integration interface server widget widgets

Managing Macs at Google Scale
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 10:40p   Stuart McIntyre
Google has one of the largest managed fleets of Macintosh computers in the world. With tens of thousands of assets to manage and an ever-changing security landscape, the organization has had to develop many of its own tools to effectively maintain its fleet and keep its end-users safe and productive. Macintosh Operations is the internal team tasked with developing these tools and managing these machines globally. Interesting deck and audio shared at the Lisa ’13 conference earlier this month [read] Keywords: google macintosh security

Get it while you can: 1Password for iOS
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 3:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Most folks that know me well know that I am a huge fan of 1Password, the cross-platform app from AgileBits that allows passwords to be generated, stored and made available across your entire computing estate: 1Password is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords. Your passwords, identities, and credi [read] Keywords: mac password

Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 11:40p   Stuart McIntyre
All the Bond films are gathered together for the first time on high-definition Blu-ray in this one-of-a-kind boxed set – every gorgeous girl, nefarious villain and charismatic star from Sean Connery, the legendary actor who started it all, to Daniel Craig. A fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history, BOND 50 is the greatest collection ever assembled. 23 films on Blu-ray, from Dr. No to Skyfall. Discounted from $299 to $99 on Amazon US. Really tempting & [read] Keywords: agent

The 70:20:10 model – how adults learn 90% of what they need to know
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 5:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Interesting post on the Conferences That Work blog: Research indicates that informal learning—experiential, social, and self-directed—makes up about 90% of the learning modalities that professionals use today. Only 10% of adult learning uses formal classroom or meeting presentation learning formats. This ratio of experiential:peer/self-directed:formal learning is known as the 70:20:10 rule. Here’s a quick overview by Charles Jennings: I’m giving this a lot of thought in the context of [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Imagining a 13-inch iPad Pro
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 5:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Great piece by Rene Ritchie of iMore.com: The minute Apple launches one hotly rumored device, be it the iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, a new rumored device races up to take its place in the mill. Enter a 13-inch “iPad Pro” – a concept that leapt to every geek’s mind the moment they heard Apple adopt that other MacBook brand. And since Apple’s already gone down in size, where’s left to go but up? Now I’m not so much interested in the rumor – there w [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes sametime apple desktop enterprise google iphone laptop macbook mobile office server twitter

Why did Microsoft think this was a good idea?
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 2:06p   Stuart McIntyre
It’s one thing to design a marketing campaign around attacking one of your competitors’ business practice (personally I don’t think that’s a great idea in itself), yet another to launch a range of merchandise advertising that campaign. Does it make me think badly of Google?  Nope, along with what I believe is the vast majority of Google customers/users, I know the downside of using their products.  Its a value judgement I make every time I use them – is it worth giving away a deg [read] Keywords: google microsoft

One for the VMWare admins…
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 9:20a   Stuart McIntyre
A quick lesson I’ve learnt this week. If using VMWare ESXi 5.5 (the most recent release), then make sure you update your VMs (or create new VMs) to use the VMXNET 3 adapter rather than the aged E1000 adapter. The reason? An ESXi 5.x host with virtual machines using an E1000 or E1000e virtual adapter fails with a purple diagnostic screen. The article suggests this may happen with VMWare ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 as well, but I’ve never seen it on those releases.  After replacing the adapters with VMX [read] Keywords: networking vmware

Michael Sampson launches ‘Insights on Connections’
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 3:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Helping organizations with making collaboration work is the focus of what I do. Earlier this year I wrote and published Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013), a book that explores how IBM Connections can be used to help people in their day-to-day collaborative work. I have been pondering how to keep the ideas flowing with respect to maximizing the value of IBM Connections in organizational life, and have decided to write a regular newsletter to share great ideas. I am reaching out to let yo [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm profile

Using recent versions of Firefox with iNotes 8.5.3 and 9.0
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 7:30a   Stuart McIntyre
This issue has recently come up with a customer that uses our SocialCloud Messaging solution (that’s cloud-based iNotes in simple terms)… Updates made to Firefox, starting in Firefox 15, result in iNotes no longer working as expected. Firefox has removed support for signed scripts, and several iNotes features use signed scripts. Because signed scripts no longer execute, several features in iNotes that use signed scripts no longer work. - URLs in text are not automatically converted into [read] Keywords: ibm inotes dhtml firefox interface server

A true Champion #ThanksBruce
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 4:40a   Stuart McIntyre
Bruce Elgort (© Volker Weber) So, Bruce Elgort has stepped down as Chairman of OpenNTF… Thus a curtain comes down on an era. I first met Bruce in person out in Dublin at ILUG 2008.  I remember it well. As I walked into the hotel lobby to check in for the conference, it was as a complete unknown and I was incredibly nervous.  Bruce was sat with the lovely Gayle and a number of other well known characters from around the community. Before I’d even had a chance to drop my bags, ther [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm ilug lotus notes community ideajam ideajam.net openntf taking notes

MyTools: RØDE iXY Microphone for iPhone/iPad
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 12:10p   Stuart McIntyre
A few days ago I promised a series of posts covering the tools that I use in Collaboration Matters on a day-to-day basis. Some will be must-have applications, others will be gadgets or accessories and others just a bit left-field!  All take an important role in how I go about doing business.  I’m calling this series ‘MyTools’… First up, the RØDE iXY Microphone for iPhone/iPad. Zoom ZH4N At previous conferences you may have seen me using the ever popular Zoom H4N digital recorde [read] Keywords: collaboration applications interface iphone podcast

‘MyTools’ – an upcoming series
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 11:00a   Stuart McIntyre
A few years ago, I ran a series of blog posts on apps, services, products and tools that I use in my day-to-day job and to run Collaboration Matters. Given the advances we’ve seen in the consumer and enterprise IT sectors, and particularly in cloud and mobile technologies, I figure that it is time to revisit the meme. So look out for a number of posts over the next month – I’d love to have your feedback on whether you agree with my selections, or indeed if you have similar tips of your [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise mobile

What matters to Collaboration Matters ?
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 3:48a   Stuart McIntyre
Collaboration really does matter to us. We started our business on the principle that helping people to work together in new and smarter ways was a good thing to do. We won’t hire anyone in our business unless they exhibit a passion for this. So Social Business is in our DNA. We understand that many forward-looking organisations are looking for new ways to work together smarter to innovate by capturing, sharing and working on ideas to deliver a better customer experience. And that some of the [read] Keywords: collaboration

Doing Business with IBM Connections – a masterclass! (23rd September 2013, London)
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 3:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Collaboration Matters takes pride in approaching Social Business and Collaboration from a business value perspective. It is therefore never about “technology for technology’s sake” but instead we help our customers to focus on transforming their organisations to become increasingly open in approach, to share knowledge more widely and to collaborate in ever more transparent ways with colleagues inside and outside the organisation. Therefore tools and platforms such as IBM Connec [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm community

Arriving today – the Nokia Lumia 720
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 9:00a   Stuart McIntyre
You may remember my review of the Nokia Lumia 920 posted a couple of months ago.   I liked the device a lot, particularly the display, the camera and some of the features of Windows Phone 8.  However, I found the size of the handset and screen simply too large for my way of working – constantly having to adjust my grip on the handset to reach the buttons or the extremities of the screen. Also disappointing was the breadth and depth of apps available in certain areas – particularl [read] Keywords:

New release of IBM Connections app for iOS and Android now available
Wed, May 15th 2013 2:19a   Stuart McIntyre
Version 4.1.0 of the IBM Connections app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, including the following enhancements: Support for Community Files, Forums, and Bookmarks on SmartCloud @mentions for status updates (requires Connections server 4.5 and above) Target status updates to individual profiles or a community Support liking for status update comments (requires Connection server 4.0 CR2 and above) Single tap to view a file File usability enhancements for quick access to [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus apple blackberry community google mobile server twitter

Go forth and…
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 10:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Love this! Fantastic, simple, targeted, on-the-money and amusing advertising. ‘Nuff said. [read] Keywords:

SugarCon 2013 Day 1 Review
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 11:00p   Stuart McIntyre
At 4pm on day one (partner day) of the SugarCon 2013 conference in New York, I sum up the event so far. [read] Keywords:

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