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||Two very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections spaceTwo very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections space
Firstly, two extremely well-respected IBM ISVs are forming a strategic alliance:
Specialists from all over the world are preparing themselves for Social Connections 10 – the core event for the IBM Connections community. So did Infoware and panagenda, both sponsors at the event, and formed a strategic alliance to jointly market both parties solutions.
The solutions Infoware DomainPatrol Social for content and user management and panagenda ConnectionsExpert for monitoring, adoption and analytics complement each other perfectly.
I’ve been a strong advocate for Infoware‘s Domain Patrol Social product for a number of years, feeling that it fills a much-needed hole in a Connections community manager’s toolkit – managing communities, profiles and files in a way that the product itself does not allow.
I have also heard great things about panagenda‘s upcoming ConnectionsExpert product, which is about to be launched at Social Connections 10. This will offer metrics, analytics, realtime monitoring and adoption measurement all in one package. Given Panagenda’s network of partners and their own strong consultancy team (including Femke and Christoph), this is sure to do well.
As the press releases state, these products should prove to be highly complementary, and knowing the two organisations as I do, I think they’ll work tremendously well together.
Secondly, a social collaboration company that I’ve followed for a very long time, nooQ, is now partnering with IBM on adding visualisation features to IBM solutions, including IBM Connections:
We are excited to announce we have entered into a partnership with IBM.
Since we won product awards at Socialnow we have been speaking to IBM on working together. The next logical step for that was to apply for IBM partnership status, which has been approved.
nooQ will work with IBM their customers using IBM Connections to apply our intelligent, machine learning algorithms and visualisation to sit on top of existing IBM Connections data.
There are a lot of features in the IBM product that are not in nooQ such as blogs and wiki’s but now IBM customers will have the added benefit of an alternative interface to surface personalised content. They will be able to use our volume controls to filter and display visually what is important to them.
We will be focussing on IBM’s next generation Social Business products such as IBM Connections and also excited to see what powerful combinations we can complement and improve including their other next generation social business products with machine learning such as IBM Verse, IBM Watson, and Toscana.
I watched nooQ’s presentation at Social Now and it was fascinating to see the response from the audience in terms of being wowed by the potential of their solution, and could almost hear the cogs whirring in terms of the potential for the visualisation techniques and insight to be layered on top of other collaboration platforms – including Connections and Jive. It’s impressive to see that IBM and nooQ have moved so quickly, and I look forward to hearing more about the partnership and roadmap.
Both alliances will be in action next week at Social Connections 10 in Toronto, so if you have the opportunity to attend, you really should! There are still tickets available so register ASAP!
[Originally posted over at stuart-mcintyre.com]
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DJI Spark launches. Seize the moment!|
Wed, May 24th 2017 5:49p Stuart McIntyre
This looks amazing. The new DJI Spark. Smaller than your average smartphone:
Meet Spark, DJI’s first ever mini drone. Signature technologies, new gesture control, and unbelievable portability make your aerials more fun and intuitive than ever before. With five different colors, there’s a Spark for everyone.
Casey Neistat and Marques Brownlee have already taken a look:
The Spark costs just $499 and is available for order today in the US for shipping on 15th June.
Whilst other DJI drones ma
The 2017 State of Community Management Report has been released|
Tue, May 23rd 2017 4:11p Stuart McIntyre
If you’re in a role that encompasses elements of community management or program strategy, there is no doubt that one of the year’s highlights is the Community Roundtable’s publication of their ‘State of Community Management’ annual report.
The Community Roundtable group’s expertise and experience is unrivalled – anyone that’s heard Rachel Happe speak will vouch for that. However, the SOCM report is not just their take on the ‘state of the union’ of the community management d
JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Deploying, Securing, Customizing and Extending the IBM Connections Mobile App|
Mon, May 22nd 2017 11:03a Stuart McIntyre
Last week I posted about an upcoming JUMP (Join, Understand, Master and Participate) session on IBM Connections Next which takes place on June 21.
The good news is that there is an earlier JUMP webcast scheduled for this Wednesday, 24th May 2017:
The IBM Connections applications for iOS and Android provide your users access to Connections from their mobile devices. The apps are highly extensible, provide a customizable user experience and can be securely administered. In this session we will e
ESN champion? You’ll want to review these JiveWorld17 sessions|
Fri, May 19th 2017 4:20p Stuart McIntyre
The Value of Conference Content
For many years I’ve written and podcasted about IBM’s major worldwide collaboration event each year, formerly called Lotusphere and renamed in recent years as IBM Connect. I’ve even been the member of organised teams that have live-blogged keynotes and other key sessions.
Why have I spent so much time and energy sharing content from these events?
I realise the value of the insight shared in these sessions, and how powerful it is for all customers and p
JUMP (OpenMic) Session: Let’s talk about IBM Connections Next Deployment – The Easy Button|
Wed, May 17th 2017 9:55p Stuart McIntyre
IBM OpenMic webcasts have always been worth attending – the chance to ask questions of product experts that you’d normally only get the chance to meet at major global events is never one to be passed over!
These OpenMic sessions have just been renamed JUMP (an acronym for Join, Understand, Master and Participate), but the format appears to remain the same.
The good news is that the next scheduled webinar features IBM Connections Next (a.k.a. Pink), with a tagline of ‘The Easy Button’…
ICS Community Meeting – Connections Adoption|
Wed, May 17th 2017 4:11p Stuart McIntyre
An interesting topic has been selected for this week’s ICS Community meeting, hosted by Amanda Bauman:
This is the regular 3rd Thursday ICS Community meeting where IBMer and Community members present topics of interest to the community.
On May 18th, join us and hear Kerry Godbold from Canal Barge Company talk about how they overcame the obstacles of user adoption for IBM Connections. You will take away some ideas for how you can improve user adoption at your own company, or how you can help yo
12 steps to success with IBM Connections|
Fri, May 5th 2017 2:47p Stuart McIntyre
This graphic has been around for a while (it was first published by IBM back in November last year), but it is still very useful in terms of giving guidance to end users on how to best use IBM Connections to good effect:
It is also available as a PDF to download.
Here are the 12 steps in text form:
Build your network – Add or follow someone
Advertise your skills on your profile
Update your status every day – Work out loud
Bookmark in Connections – Help yourself and others
IBM Connections 6.0 at a Glance|
Fri, May 5th 2017 1:08p Stuart McIntyre
IBM business partner Maarga Systems has created a quick one-minute video overview of the new features and enhancements available in IBM Connections 6.0:
New Features of IBM Connections 6:
– Orient Me
– Modern Communities
– Enhanced Onboarding
– Better than ever Files
I’ve been working with Maarga for a number of years and can vouch for their technical skills. If you need assistance with Connections customisation or application development, give them a try.
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Docusign announced enhanced partnership with IBM, including new eSignature integrations|
Fri, May 5th 2017 10:44a Stuart McIntyre
At their Momentum 2017 event this week, Docusign announced a number of new alliances with industry-leading vendors, including an enhanced partnership with IBM:
DocuSign today announced a deeper, strategic partnership with IBM to bring to market new capabilities to three solutions to help organizations of every size and industry advance their digital transformations.
DocuSign’s platform and eSignature service will be available within IBM Watson Workspace, IBM Connections and IBM Enterprise
FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay|
Thu, May 4th 2017 6:56a Stuart McIntyre
A gob-smackingly beautiful timelapse:
Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a longhaul pilot. Late evening departures lead to far distant destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo or J’burg. Depending on the direction of the flight the crew and the passengers either have a short night up ahead if flying eastbound or almost eternal darkness if headed westwards.
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