Anyone that follows me on Twitter will have seen that this week has been rather dominated by a single topic, The Collaboration Diner, and was brought to you by the hashtag #cbdiner
So I hear you cry, what is The Collaboration Diner?
Many of you, especially those in North America, will be aware of a rather famous 1942 painting by Edward Hopper known as ‘Nighthawks‘:
Painted soon after the attack at Pearl Harbour, the painting is thought to detail the alienation felt by those in a strange city, and the interaction, consolation and prospective relationships that could be found within the diners that were scattered on street corners throughout New York and other cities. Diner customers could ‘network’ with the few others in the physical location they inhabited.
In 2003, Wired magazine commissioned comic artist Josh Ellingson to bring the diner situation up to date in the face of the emergence of free wi-fi, ubiquitous mobile devices and laptops:
Once again, the diner or coffee shop had become the place where relaxation and re-connecting could be combined, but this time connections were as likely to be with those hundreds or thousands of miles away. In 2003, it was likely that this would have been via a relatively small group of friends or colleagues that the individual was in regular contact with.
Now bring the situation up to the modern day. Social and Mobile dominate. Almost every individual carries at least a mobile phone, most a smartphone and many more than one device. Multiple social networks are reachable from these devices, personal, professional and organisational sites provide a constant connection to friends, family, colleagues, customers and partners. Business is as likely to be carried out in a diner in a strange city as at one’s own desk.
However, the diner is still a useful metaphor for the meeting place, for the clash of cultures, the possibility of accidents and incidents leading to passionate discourse and idea-sparking conversations.
Thus we have seen the birth of The Collaboration Diner brought to you by Collaboration Matters, with its first outing at the UC Expo show in London this past week.
Look out for future posts over the weekend detailing what was involved, why it was such an innovative concept, and what discussions took place there. One thing’s for sure, tech trade shows have never seen anything like it!
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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
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
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 ...
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