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| IBM Connections Touchpoint: on-boarding for new users|
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| Reviving Social Business adoption|
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||Pick my brain. Please.
Well look at that.... IBM puts its Champions on the front page at ibm.com:
Whilst not rolled out worldwide just yet, the main site in the US has this as the default panel (ibm.com/us). Very exciting! Great to see IBM recognising and then promoting its experts in the community.
As an aside... Also of note, Lotusphere 2012 is the third panel on that page:
Nov 16, 2011
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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
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 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.
18.104.22.168-IC-Multi-CR03-LO77120 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
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
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
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
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
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
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