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Is Europe leading the way on Social Business?
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 16
Using random meet-ups to build relationships and strengthen company culture
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 15
The official IBM ConnectED 2015 OGS session video
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 25
Slack hits half a million daily users in its first year
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 11
My favourite people
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 12
Dropbox announces mobile Office app support
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 15
IBM plans huge revamp for partner program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 7
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The official IBM ConnectED 2015 OGS session video
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 25
Is Europe leading the way on Social Business?
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 16
Dropbox announces mobile Office app support
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 15
Using random meet-ups to build relationships and strengthen company culture
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 15
Some thoughts on IBMConnectED 2015 from afar
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 14
Stop sending me attachments!!
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 13
What Doesn’t Seem Like Work?
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 13
Establishing and maintaining a social identity: four to follow, four to avoid!
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12
My favourite people
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 12
Slack hits half a million daily users in its first year
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 11




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Is Europe leading the way on Social Business?
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:21a   Stuart McIntyre
Dion Hinchcliffe certainly thinks so: [I]t’s not lost on practitioners these days that many of the largest and most committed efforts with social business are now in Europe. The approach to IT in general in the region is certainly more pragmatic, yet it’s also clear that the evolution of the future of work and the new digital workplace is one the minds of just about everyone around the world right now. So, is social business the leading model for operating our organizations yet? Perh
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Using random meet-ups to build relationships and strengthen company culture
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 10:29a   Stuart McIntyre
I love this idea… One initiative we’re trying at the moment is CoffeeTime. CoffeeTime is an app, created in less than a day by Daniel, one of our developers. It works by pairing people up randomly, to meet and greet each other, often with someone you may not normally interact with. It doesn’t matter what level in the org chart, or role each person plays. Anyone can be matched up for a 30-minute chat (though people can choose to opt-out, of course). It aims to encourage the cross-team c
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The official IBM ConnectED 2015 OGS session video
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 5:18p   Stuart McIntyre
We’ve had the bootleg, now here’s the real McCoy…   Jeff Schick introduces the IBM ConnectED 2015 opening general session, featuring Scott Souder and Luis Benitez: From January 25-28, 2015 IBM hosted ConnectED. During the conference, digital experience customers and the business partner community heard the latest in successful business strategies and use cases, solution roadmaps, and participated in valuable sessions covering best practices in Cloud, Mobile and Social. On Mon
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Slack hits half a million daily users in its first year
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 2:31a   Stuart McIntyre
Slack turns one year old today. In its short but fascinating history, the startup has managed the remarkable feat of actually getting people excited about enterprise communication software. The company has more than 500,000 daily active users, and it’s adding tens of thousands more every each week. “That’s our primary metric,” founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield tells Quartz. “If you’re not using Slack every single day, you’re not really using it.” The chart above shows the peak
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My favourite people
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 5:47p   Stuart McIntyre
I adore this montage from ‪IBMConnectED 2015‬! So many awesome friends and colleagues. Thanks to Oliver Heinz for taking such great photos and to Panagenda for sharing. 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. |
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Dropbox announces mobile Office app support
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 6:05a   Stuart McIntyre
We’ve partnered with Microsoft Office to help you do more on your phone or tablet. Now you can edit Office files from the Dropbox app and access your Dropbox directly from the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone and iPad. When you’re inside the Office apps, sign in to your Dropbox account to: Edit Office files from the Dropbox mobile app and sync changes across devices. Access Dropbox files from the new Office apps and save new files to Dropbox. Share Dropbox links from
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IBM plans huge revamp for partner program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 5:10a   Stuart McIntyre
The One Channel Team, which will be led by [Mark] Dupaquier, pulls together 3000 IBM employees across the company’s multiple divisions into one group dedicated to channel needs. The idea is to simplify the way partners communicate with IBM, making it easier for them to build more profitable lines of business using IBM’s SoftLayer, Watson, security, mobile, systems, services and analytics under a single umbrella. Having been an IBM partner for almost two decades, I have to think that this
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Some thoughts on IBMConnectED 2015 from afar
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 12:40p   Stuart McIntyre
For the first time in 7 years, I’m missing the annual IBM ‘collaboration and social business’ conference in Orlando. Sadly this has also coincided with the conference being ‘down-sized’ somewhat and thus being deprived of the live video-streaming and playback support that it has had for the past 3-5 years. I’ve therefore been watching the event through the somewhat murky and confusing lenses of Twitter and PlanetLotus.  This has most likely led me to more th
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My two favourite #IBMConnectED tweets so far…
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:00a   Stuart McIntyre
OH: "The way to think of it is not to be sad that it's ending, but to be amazed that we got away with it for 20 years." #IBMConnectED #ls15 — Julian Woodward (@woowar) January 24, 2015 It's called Lotusphere. Deal with it. #ls15 #ConnectEd #socbiz @IBMSocialBiz pic.twitter.com/Rsg6tL4frQ — Alan Lepofsky (@alanlepo) January 25, 2015 (I’d buy that shirt in an instant…) Thanks to all at the conference that are sharing photos, tweets and posts. It’
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My favourite audio utility gets a major update
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 12:36a   Stuart McIntyre
Every single episode of This Week in Lotus (my goodness, I miss that show) that we recorded over Skype was captured using Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack Pro. This Mac OS X app has always been phenomenally good at managing the audio inputs and outputs available to a Mac system, applying filters and effects, and then writing high-quality recordings out to just about any format you can name. However, Audio Hijack Pro has become a little long in the tooth over the past few years, with the last




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