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University of Zürich – Sharing knowledge for 175 years…
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 17
Truth
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 15
Giving the wrong impression
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 10
Speaking at MWLUG 2016: The Anatomy of the Perfect Use Case
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 9
Unbroken
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 5
Interesting multinational insurance ESN case study
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 4
Document management in online communities
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 17
Top 10
Beyond Domino development?
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 18
Document management in online communities
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 17
University of Zürich – Sharing knowledge for 175 years…
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 17
CGATE – an easy-to-use front end for IBM Connections
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 15
Truth
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 15
Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 14
The ‘first-hour rule’
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 14
18 tips for success
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 12
Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014
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Ummo: your personal speech coach
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University of Zürich – Sharing knowledge for 175 years…
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 11:09a   Stuart McIntyre
Roberto Mazzoni, Head of User IT Services at the University of Zurich, describes how the university relies on IBM Connections today to share knowledge with students, faculty and office administrators. We also learn about VAUZ, an association of 5,500 students and faculty at the university. VAUZ uses IBM Connections to share ideas and execute plans that keep the 175 year old university modern and on the latest technology. It was thrilling to hear Robert and his team describe the value they were
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Truth
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 7:56a   Stuart McIntyre
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)
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Giving the wrong impression
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 6:41a   Stuart McIntyre
Like many long-time IBM Connections Cloud users, my muscle memory was to access the site via the lotuslive.com URL (the longest-lasting of the few brands that service has had over the years). Sadly IBM has now retired this, and so collabserv.com seems to be the way to go (my thoughts on that domain have never been particularly positive).  This is what you get when you arrive there – see the screenshot for full context: Maintenance Window In order to continue providing you quality servic
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Speaking at MWLUG 2016: The Anatomy of the Perfect Use Case
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 7:18a   Stuart McIntyre
I always feel a frisson of excitement when arriving at an airport ready for an international flight, and the anticipation is even more evident when it’s a long haul trip. And so it is today, sat in the BA lounge overlooking the tarmac of Heathrow’s eastern runway and T5 apron. On this occasion I am delighted that it is Austin in Texas that’s the destination, and the purpose of the whirlwind 72 hour trip is to attend MWLUG for the first time. I first visited Austin back in 1998
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Unbroken
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 2:33p   Stuart McIntyre
It’s a couple years old now, but I really appreciated this presentation of motivational speeches from Steve Jobs and others…
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Interesting multinational insurance ESN case study
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 6:14a   Stuart McIntyre
It’s always good to read a successful customer reference story, particularly when the organisation’s culture and productivity has truly been revolutionised by deploying a new internal community. This is definitely the case with this new case study, featuring UNIQA Insurance Group. Based in Vienna, UNIQA have grown incredibly quickly over the past decade, particularly via a push into Central and Eastern Europe. This has left them with a number of substantial challenges in terms of c
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Document management in online communities
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 6:45a   Stuart McIntyre
One of the key differentiators between the community solutions developed by Jive Software and those from IBM and Microsoft (talking Sharepoint rather than Yammer) is the relative lack of focus on the requirement for document management. That’s not to say that Jive platforms do not allow the sharing and management of documents – far from it – but that instead, these are simply embedded within the standard content types and information architecture of the platform rather tha
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The real reason for the forty-hour work week
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 5:46a   Stuart McIntyre
The eight-hour workday developed during the industrial revolution in Britain in the 19th century, as a respite for factory workers who were being exploited with 14- or 16-hour workdays. As technologies and methods advanced, workers in all industries became able to produce much more value in a shorter amount of time. You’d think this would lead to shorter workdays. But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the av
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GoPro introduce new backpack and cycle mounts
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 2:57a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how often we’ve used the GoPro Hero cameras that we’ve owned for the past three years, and whilst we’re not that active a family, there’s barely a week that goes by without some opportunity for capturing footage – cycling, hiking, skiing, sailing and the like. There are plans afoot to buy an additional camera or two some time soon in order to offer more options when on the go or during group activities. As many other GoPr
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18 tips for success
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 1:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Don’t do it if you don’t enjoy it. Be visible – get out there and sell yourself. Choose your name wisely. You can’t run a business without taking risks. The first impression is everything. So is the second. Perfection is unattainable. The customer is always right, most of the time. Define your brand. Explore uncharted territory – lots of things haven’t yet been discovered. Beware the “us vs. them” environment. Build a corporate comfort zone –




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