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Japan’s BestCommunications integrates CRM with IBM Connections
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 8:05a   Suzanne Livingston
BestCommunications has developed an integrated solution of their Notes/Domino based CRM application and IBM Connections. Their CRM application is named "e-Kokyaku" which means customers in Japanese. It provides a web interface to manage customer information such as company profile, call memo and information on past deals. Also, mobile access interface is provided. When in e-Kokyaku, comments or questions will be also posted to IBM Connections as status updates, where you can engage your networ [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm notes synch.rono.us application interface mobile network profile
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Pavlovian?
Sun, Nov 11th 2012 1:42p   Joseph Russo
Today I needed to contact a colleague and was using SMS text to make the contact. In doing so, I was immediately struck by my behavior. Normally I would use Sametime to interact with my friend, but, due to being mobile (walking down the hall) I was using text instead. What I noticed in my own approach was this. When I "cold call" someone over Sametime, I always use what I'll call the "Accepted Social Interrupt Protocol" ASIP - I start with a simple "Hi", wait for a response, engage in a b [read] Keywords: sametime synch.rono.us exchange exchange mobile
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New IBM Connections 4.0 Plug-ins for Lotus Notes
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 1:02p   Suzanne Livingston
We are very pleased to announce the general availability of the IBM Connections 4.0 Plug-ins for Lotus Notes. This linked value offering is now available on the IBM Business Solutions Catalog for customer download. Please have a look using the link above - we encourage everyone to install & use it! Some noteworthy features include: Social collaboration through Status Updates sidebar in Notes New features include like/unlike posts, activity stream support, view community posts i [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus notes quickr synch.rono.us community desktop mac microsoft sharepoint widget widgets
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IBM Connections 4 - 10 Video "Shorts"
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 9:02a   Suzanne Livingston
If you want to quickly find out what's new with your favorite IBM Connections feature, check out this new video series on all the IBM Connections 4 apps. Most of the videos are about a minute long, and you can watch the whole series in one playlist here! IBM Connections 4 Video Shorts In this video series, we explore the various apps in IBM Connections V4.0, the newest version of IBM's market leading social software. New features include activity streams, embedded experiences, microb [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us community integration social bookmarking social software
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Introducing IBM Connections 4!
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 7:42a   Suzanne Livingston
Today we announce the IBM Connections 4, the market leading social business platform. We are excited to share with you all the great new capabilities in Connections 4. To help you better understand what is in Connections 4, I will share videos on the various elements of Connections, starting with the home page experience: Here are some of the new capabilities you will find in IBM Connections 4: 3rd Party Activity Stream Entries: Work with external apps within Activity Stream and act [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus notes synch.rono.us application applications community database email exchange exchange microsoft mobile
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IBM Connections: Are you experienced?
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 7:22a   Suzanne Livingston
The IBM Collaboration Solutions UX/ID team is proud to announce the Experience IBM Connections site. This single-page, external site is intended to drive user adoption of IBM Connections and enhance the total client experience. This effort was inspired by feedback from customers requesting materials to help promote Notes to end users. The site includes tips and resources to learn more. It also highlights favorite tips and features from select IBMers and IBM Champions. http://learn.lotus. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus notes synch.rono.us
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IBM Sessions at SXSW 2013
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 8:46a   Suzanne Livingston
It's voting time! Here are the IBM sessions being proposed at SXSW 2013. Please vote for your favorites and do let me know if there are any missing! Getting Away With It: IBM Social Sells the Cloud Social and Relationships Dual Are You a Hacker’s Dream? Social, Mobile Safety Social and Relationships Dual Are you RAD enough? (Rapid Accessible Deployment) Design and Development Dual Corporate Culture Shock: when strategy isn't enough Entrepreneurialism and Business Pane [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us community development mobile




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Please vote for our sessions at SXSW 2013!!
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 12:46p   Suzanne Livingston
SXSW opens its PanelPicker app today for choosing your favorite sessions for consideration in 2013. It can be daunting to read though and vote on 3500+ sessions, so we'd like to help you find our sessions! Please vote for our sessions! Yes, that TPS Report can be social too - http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/582 At your job, your have access to a lot of information throughout many systems. Imagine if you had a single, social stream of updates from all the applications you worke [read] Keywords: synch.rono.us applications enterprise twitter
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Intuition is a smokescreen
Wed, Aug 1st 2012 4:49p   Joseph Russo
Often times in design you will here people say something is intuitive or, maybe more often, something is not intuitive. And frankly, I've often found this is merely a smokescreen, to cast something they don't like and have solid argument to reason why they don't believe in the design. This happens because for some reason, people have learned that saying that something is "not intuitive" is somehow really important to design. And I want to be clear, we're talking about software here. An [read] Keywords: synch.rono.us interface wiki
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Pocket Veto – the unspoken tenet of Social Software
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 11:30a   Joseph Russo
Ok, just to be a pain, I'm starting with civics lesson. In the United States, there is a process by which “bills” become law. The House of Representatives vote and if the majority agrees, the bill passes to the Senate. They vote and if majority agrees it goes to the President. He can sign the bill, making it a law, or he can veto it, and it goes back to congress for rehashing...or if it's near the end of the term, he can simply “pocket veto” it. This allows him to safely do [read] Keywords: synch.rono.us network networking social software
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Happy 5th anniversary, IBM Connections!
Wed, Jun 27th 2012 2:29p   Suzanne Livingston
What a journey the last five years have been. We are thrilled to celebrate 5 years of IBM Connections on June 29th. Looking back on our original announcement from May 2007, we have come a long way since version 1.0.0! We are the market leading enterprise social software platform, thanks to the tremendous team we have and the amazing customers who are truly advocates for the product. Congratulations to everyone involved in Connections for achieving this great milestone. [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us enterprise social software
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Talkwheel for IBM Connections
Thu, Jun 21st 2012 7:33a   Suzanne Livingston
Talkwheel has integrated Visual multi-way conversations into IBM Connections communities. It allows Connections users to invite and collaborate with other Connections users or even non-Connections users via Talkwheel service. Check out the video: [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us
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IBM is #1 in Enterprise Social Software!
Thu, Jun 21st 2012 7:13a   Suzanne Livingston
This week IBM announced that IDC has ranked IBM #1 in enterprise social software for the third consecutive year! Social networking for the enterprise is hot and getting hotter, according to a recent IDC report... IBM Connections has a 13.7% market share, ahead of Jive Software, which is number two at 8.5%. --The Wall Street Journal Despite the clamor around Facebook, the No. 1 social networking site, the real king of the social networking sector is International Business Machines Corp. [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us enterprise facebook microsoft networking social software twitter
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Introducing Badgeville for IBM Connections
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 9:49a   Suzanne Livingston
Badgeville for IBM Connections has been announced today at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. Badgeville provides gamification for IBM Connections provides the ability to influence and reward your social communities. Here's a snippet from their recent announcement: For this integration, we wanted to focus on rewarding behaviors that supported key business processes that companies are looking to make more collaborative with their Connections’ investments — not just onboar [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us enterprise integration wiki
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New IBM Connections Mobile app for iOS and Android
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 2:10p   Suzanne Livingston
I am thrilled to announce that we just released our updated IBM Connections Mobile app for iOS and Android which is posted to the various app stores. This release will allow users to access multiple accounts from a single app of IBM Connections. Now users can also save information from Profiles to their devices contacts list. This allows the information to be securely cached to the mobile device. We also made great advances in the Files application now allowing users to securely download fil [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us apple application google mobile social software
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Extend IBM Connections Radipdly with XPages
Wed, Jun 6th 2012 8:10a   Suzanne Livingston
Earlier this morning IBM Software Architect Niklas Heidloff posted a video showing how you can extend IBM Connections using XPages. He writes "In the video below I demonstrate a simple scenario how a Connections community has been extended using XPages. I focus on the typical user experience and show that users cannot see which parts of the community application have been built via XPages vs which parts are core Connections functionality. " If you have been looking for a way to customize Co [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us xpages application community
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Real-Time Social with the IBM Connections Suite
Tue, May 15th 2012 7:44a   Suzanne Livingston
So you love Connections. And you love Sametime. Now you can both in one package, with much more! Today, we announced the electronic availability of the IBM Connections Suite. The Connections Suite gives you one single package that includes: IBM Connections 3.0.1 IBM Sametime Advanced 8.5.2 IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client 8.5.2 IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.1 (restricted license) IBM Quickr Connectors Luis posted some great demo videos and information in his blog this morning. I hig [read] Keywords: connections ibm quickr sametime synch.rono.us
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Connections101.net Podcast
Mon, May 7th 2012 2:04p   Suzanne Livingston
Have you heard about the new IBM Connections 101 education site? If you haven't seen it yet, Gabriella Davis and Paul Mooney launched Connections 101 - a site aimed at helping people set up an IBM Connections environment from scratch, especially those with a Domino background or who have never worked with WebSphere. I really like how they are focusing on educating people about the whys, not just the whats. This is really helpful to people who are unfamiliar with the application server, database [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm notes synch.rono.us application database google podcast server taking notes websphere
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Stop switching apps and create an embedded experience!
Mon, May 7th 2012 8:24a   Suzanne Livingston
This tutorial shares information on creating embedded experiences, which allow you to embed your app or other apps into various IBM collaboration solutions. There is some great information on how to create an embedded experience on our product wiki. Here's a snapshot of what's available and links to the resources. An embedded experience is a way for applications to embed content into other applications and let users interact dynamically with that content directly in context without having [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm ldd lotus synch.rono.us application applications interface wiki
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Diane Loomis shares a quick story on using Activities
Wed, May 2nd 2012 2:24p   Suzanne Livingston
I wanted to share the effectiveness of Connections Activities in running a small project and, as a part of that, managing meetings and actions from meetings. I held a meeting this morning and a number of team members couldn't attend because of conflicts or the late notice. At the end of the day, eight hours after the meeting ended, most of the ToDos have been completed already, including those assigned to people who did not attend the meeting! In addition to the 'ToDo' items explicitly c [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us
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Heidi Ambler discussing what it means to be a social business
Mon, Apr 30th 2012 8:23a   Suzanne Livingston
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Guest blog entry by Kathryn Corey on IBM Connections 3.0.1
Tue, Apr 17th 2012 1:44p   Kathryn Corey
Today we have a special guest author who you are likely familiar with. Kathryn Corey who joined the IBM Social Software Product Management team as an Offering Manager in January of this year. Kathryn has been with IBM for almost 16 years and has had a variety of roles in Graphic Services, Worldwide Sales Operations and most recently as a User Experience Manager working with the teams responsible for Notes and Domino, Sametime, Portal and IBM Connections Mail. Here are some of her favorite featur [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm ldd lotus notes quickr sametime synch.rono.us application community email interface social software
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Lesson Learned
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 10:23a   Joseph Russo
Doing a set of user surveys recently, with college students - I learned this interesting item, something I've kind of "sought" in my designs and it was very exciting to hear it verbalized. In this test, one of the questions asked was, what 2 or 3 software applications do you use the most? When I asked a small group of students, they all came back with the same answer - Microsoft Office. Now, I prodded them a little and asked, do they use Office more frequently than say, they use, Fa [read] Keywords: administration synch.rono.us application applications facebook interface microsoft office
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How do you work with the IBM Connections wiki?
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 6:44a   Luis Benitez
As we start planning for future releases of IBM Connections, we wanted to understand how users, for example, are using Wikis to ensure that we are investing in the right areas. Just like it doesn't make sense to invest in Internet Explorer 6 these days, we want to know how users are leveraging the editors in the Wikis component of IBM Connections. Currently, we support 3 editors in Wikis: Rich Text Editor, HTML Editor, and Wiki Text Editor. The three approaches to editing content are very [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus rich text synch.rono.us community development wiki
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Write your blog with Blogsy!
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 8:23a   Luis Benitez
We are always interested in highlighting what our partners are doing in terms of building applications. Blogsy, one of the top rated blogging applications for iPad has just been updated to support IBM Connections. Built by Fomola, Blogsy provides yet another option for iPad users to blog within IBM Connections while on the go. Check out what Lance Barton from Fomola had to say about the newly added support for IBM Connections in Blogsy: - First, tell us what Blogsy does? In s [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us apple applications blogger blogging bookmarklet community email google integration twitter
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Help shape the future user experience of the IBM Smart Cloud/LotusLive
Mon, Feb 13th 2012 11:43a   Suzanne Livingston
The IBM User Experience Research team would like your feedback on the lotuslive.com web experience. You will be asked to complete three tasks which should take no more than 20 minutes. Please start the study here: https://s.userzoom.com/m/MSBDOVM1NTM_ Thank you for helping to improve the user experience! [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us
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Next week in San Francisco @SocialMediaWeek
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 7:03a   Suzanne Livingston
Marie Wallace posted to her blog this morning about next week's Social Media event in San Francisco...."One more day and I’m off to San Francisco for what looks to be a fun few days with lots of interesting events, not least of all our own IBM event on Tuesday at the Razorfish offices near Pier 39. Having lived in San Francisco in the late ’90s, I have a soft spot for the place so its always great to get back, and Social Media Week is particularly nice as I get a chance to visit the [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us
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Getting Started with IBM Connections
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 8:43a   Erika Varga
IBM Connections 3.0.1 has a new getting started experience to interactively guide users through steps for setting up and using IBM Connections. Each step lets you Learn more, Watch video or Do it. Want to see how other people are using IBM Connections to do social business? The new getting started walks you through the same steps others have taken to network with colleagues, join a community, start an activity, and share files. Two ways to use Getting Started with IBM Connections: Try ou [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us community network
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Help us plan our session for SXSW Interactive
Wed, Feb 1st 2012 8:22a   Heidi Ambler
Today's guest post is from Heidi Ambler Director of Social Software Product Management Luis Benitez and I are excited to be presenting at SXSW 2012, and we want to tap into the collective knowledge of readers of our blogs, Twitter, and even internal to IBM to find out what your thoughts are on enterprise social software trends, which is the topic of our session. How are you seeing social media being used by enterprises and what are some of your most favorite examples? [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us enterprise social software twitter
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Participate in activities going on in the User Experience Lab at Lotusphere 2012
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 10:23a   Joseph Russo
Participate in activities going on in the User Experience Lab View the latest product design concepts, experience mobile product designs, talk to our social solutions designers, and provide feedback to improve the information experience. Meet the designers, user researchers, and information architects responsible for the direction of our products. Participate in hands-on activities and tell us what you need. Lab Hours: Monday, January 16 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 17 9 [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm inotes lotus lotusphere notes sametime synch.rono.us traveler xpages application applications community development instant messaging integration mobile websphere websphere portal wiki
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Lotusphere 2012 - UX Lab Door Prizes
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 8:23a   Joseph Russo
Throughout the Lotusphere 2012 conference we'll be giving out these lovely fashion accessories as door prizes in the User Experience Lab in Asia 4. Come by any day and answer the "Question of the Day" at one of our stations for a chance to win. Increase your chances by attending any one of our special sessions or by following our LotusTechInfo or LotusDesign twitter IDs. We're also giving out collectible User Experience Lab buttons! (Photo used with perm [read] Keywords: lotusphere synch.rono.us twitter
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Participate in Online Feedback Activities for Lotusphere 2012 and Beyond!
Sun, Jan 15th 2012 2:03p   Joseph Russo
Participate in Online Feedback Activities Answer Our Online Question of the Day! In the User Experience Lab, we'll be asking a "Question of the Day." Visit us in Asia 4 each day to answer the question and to sign up for a chance to win a prize at the end of the day. If you don't have time to stop by and see us, we'd still like to hear from you. Click here to fill out a short survey to give your answers. https://www.ibm.com/survey/oid/wsb.dll/s/ag41e Wiki usage survey We want your [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus lotusphere notes sametime synch.rono.us community database development email facebook twitter wiki
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A Sampling of IBM Connections sessions at Lotusphere 2012
Wed, Jan 11th 2012 8:03a   Suzanne Livingston
There are many, many great sessions on IBM Connections this coming week. It is going be challenging to make time for all the sessions that you will want to attend!! Here are few that I will share: I will be speaking at the following sessions: ID221: What's New in IBM Connections Next (Tue 11:15, Wed 4:00) David Brooks and I will discuss what's coming in the next major release! ID225: Setting up Communities to Solve Your Biggest Challenges (Wed 1:30) Mike Wanderski and I will share communi [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2012 quickr synch.rono.us application applications community development enterprise microsoft
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Lotusphere 2012 #LS12 #IBMSocialBiz
Tue, Jan 10th 2012 8:23a   Joseph Russo
Hi everyone, here's a heads up for where you can catch me at Lotusphere. I'll be in the UX Lab, come see me at the Social Business Solutions Design table. I'll be running a Hands on Design activity where we can take your favorite solution and see how to enhance the design with Social. I'll also be talking about Social Business Design Elements, please come, hear about them and influence the design with your feedback. Also, you can come to my presentation, under the Insights & Innovatio [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere synch.rono.us network twitter
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Kudos badges for IBM Connections annouced today
Wed, Jan 4th 2012 4:23a   Suzanne Livingston
Adam Brown of ISW, an award-winning IBM Business Partner, posted some exciting news on his blog earlier today. Kudos Badges for IBM Connections is a flexible gamification engine for IBM Connections. By providing achievements and rewards (Kudos Badges), rank and leaderboards (Kudos Rank), and missions (Kudos Missions), organisations can dramatically improve their user engagement and adoption of IBM Connections. Congrats to the team on their launch! Check it out on their site http://www.ku [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us twitter
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Real businesses getting real results with Lotus Live
Tue, Dec 27th 2011 8:03a   Suzanne Livingston
A few days ago, wiredFinance's Big Fat Finance Blog posted a few Lotus Live customer stories: IBM, however, with its LotusLive Social Business Cloud has emerged as the leader with real businesses actually profiting through social cloud collaboration: Newly Weds Foods, here, needed a way to connect geographically dispersed teams without the capital expense and staff required to run an in-house collaboration system. They also needed security to protect their proprietary information and safegu [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus synch.rono.us development networking security
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ISSL announces IBM Connections Quickstart for Lotus Notes/Domino
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 7:23a   Suzanne Livingston
If you were excited about the entitlement to the IBM Connections Profiles and Files with Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 but aren't sure how to get started, check out this quickstart offering from our services organization: IBM Connections QuickStart for Lotus Notes & Domino is a new offering from ISSL. The IBM® Connections QuickStart for Lotus Notes® and Domino® solution is a well-defined services process, delivered by IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL), which allows for deplo [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes synch.rono.us
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How to Customize IBM Connections 3.0.1
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 1:42p   Suzanne Livingston
I'm pleased to share a new Redbooks wiki on Customizing IBM Connections 3.0.1. It covers many topics customers ask about, with 12 chapters full of great information. Have you done any interesting customizations? Feel free to share - we'd love to hear. 12.2 Configuring IBM Connections plugin and Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Amanda J Bauman | November 21, 2011 2:03:11 PM | Tags: 12.1 Adding and populating custom attribute in Profiles for OSC Dynamic FeedPrevious In this section, we [read] Keywords: acl administration collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus mashup notes policies sametime synch.rono.us application applications archive blogging community database development email enterprise facebook gadget google instant messaging integration interface java javascript linkedin microsoft networking office outlook profile security server smtp tivoli websphere websphere portal widget widgets wiki xml
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Demo Overview Video: Why Use IBM Connections?
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 8:03a   Suzanne Livingston
The IBM Information Development group posted this new video a few days ago showing an overview of using IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us development
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New backup & restore tool for IBM Connections Communities
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 2:43p   Suzanne Livingston
There is a new asset in the Greenhouse Catalog for IBM Connections users. IBM Connections community backup and restore is an easy way to back up and restore Connections communities. Features: Back up a Connections community to a zip file. Backs up Members, Forums, Feeds, Bookmarks, Activities, Blog, Wiki, and Files in a community, interactively or via script. Restore a Connections community from the backup zip file. Restores Members, Forums, Feeds, Bookmarks, Activities, and Blog to a co [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us application community password server wiki
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What’s old is new again
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 1:23p   Joseph Russo
Being a little older than you may think, I remember the days when the United States embraced a long lost “son”, one who had taken his novel ideas around business, how to improve it dramatically, overseas to Japan, and revolutionized the entire business of manufacturing...his Japanese exploits took place in the 50's and then, only in the 80's did the USA business culture look to him for answers to it's stagnation. His name, W. Edwards Demming, his ideas, well, boiled into telling man [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us network wiki
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The IBM Connections native iPad app is available TODAY!
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 9:24a   Baan Slavens
The IBM Connections native iPad app is available today for download at the app store - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibm-connections/id450533489?mt=8. The app will allow users to access to all the Connections applications including adding photo's or videos to the media gallery and voting on ideation blogs. Also, users have the ability to upload documents to the IBM Connections server from other apps that support the "Open In..." feature of iOS. For example, now you can upload email attac [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us apple applications email server
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IBM Connections Enterprise Content Edition
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 10:03a   Suzanne Livingston
IBM Connections Enterprise Content Edition is a single social content management system for general business users and also for information workers who require more advanced content, document management and workflow use cases. It provides out-of-the-box desktop, social, and traditional content management interfaces. Connections Enterprise Content Edition includes: FileNet Content Manager provides the high performance, scalable, secure content repository and adds social features via integration. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus notes quickr symphony synch.rono.us desktop email enterprise exchange exchange integration microsoft office outlook
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Socially developing software
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 7:43a   Suzanne Livingston
Software-blogger Bill Ives did a piece yesterday on how IBM Rational is improving collaboration within software teams and with key stakeholders to help drive innovation into the software development process: New integrations between IBM Connections social networking software for business and IBM Rational Team Concert allow software developers to use social networking to find experts within an organization and help collaborate with stakeholders on software development projects. If you a [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm synch.rono.us blogger development integration networking twitter
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New IBM Connections Extension Passport Advantage part numbers are now available
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 10:43a   Robert Bojanek
Here is some background to the new part numbers IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 (which were announced on October 4, 2011), provide entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections 3.0.1 to customers with these licenses : IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Client Access License IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Client Access License IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express License IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express License Access to the Files feature allows users to easily share conte [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus notes synch.rono.us community email enterprise mobile network
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BM Connections Mobile App is now available
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 8:42a   Joseph Russo
Today, IBM officially announced the release of the IBM Connections mobile app (http://bit.ly/o5FMqT*) which is available in the App Store, Android Market and App World. IBM Connections for mobile smartphones is now available! Supported platforms include Google Android, Apple iOS and RIM BlackBerry OS6. To date our mobile interface has been through smart phone browsers, but that changes now. The IBM Connections mobile application extends access to company data to employees who are on th [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us apple application blackberry google interface mobile network rim
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Social Business
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 2:26p   Joseph Russo
Here's a very brief blog, one which the foundation of I've posted a few entries in the "way-back", just look for the good old "social-everywhere" tag here. What I want to know is besides this idea of social everywhere, where we can inject some things from the social world into other things or give the user a convenient "navigational" pivot into a social space is what is that next level of social? Here's what I think...it's composed of two essential parts. First, in any busines [read] Keywords: synch.rono.us application applications bug database email network social software workspace
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Vote us up for SXSWi!
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 11:42a   Suzanne Livingston
I've been attending SXSWi since 2008 as an attendee. This year, Luis Benitez and I want to attend as presenters! Help us and the other IBMers who submitted talks share our perspectives at SXSWi......and make sure you go! ----------------- VOTE NOW! Help get IBM Social Business topics on the agenda for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival that takes place March 19-13, 2012 in Austin, TX. Sessions are selected largely by voting results, so vote now to get our Social Business stor [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us enterprise
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Announcing the IBM Lotus Quickr Library Widgets for IBM Connections!
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 11:25a   Suzanne Livingston
We are very pleased to announce the eGA of the IBM Lotus Quickr Library Widgets for IBM Connections 3.0.1! The IBM Lotus Quickr Library Widgets for IBM Connections 3.0.1 provides the following features: A "Linked Quickr Library" widget surfaces an existing Lotus Quickr library. Members of the community can read and manage library documents based on their roles in the Lotus Quickr place that contains the library. An administrator or user with a Manager role in the place must add community m [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus quickr synch.rono.us community widget widgets
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IBM Connections on the Android Market
Mon, Aug 1st 2011 10:04a   Joseph Russo
Click here for IBM Connections on Smartphones IBM Connections for mobile smartphones is now available! Supported platforms include Google Android, Apple iOS and RIM BlackBerry OS6. The application has been submitted to the various application stores and the first to approve was the Google Android Market. To date our mobile interface has been through smart phone browsers, but that changes now. The IBM Connections mobile application extends access to company data to employees who are on t [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us apple application blackberry google interface mobile network rim
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IBM Connections on the Android Market
Mon, Aug 1st 2011 9:43a   Joseph Russo
Click here for IBM Connections for Smartphones IBM Connections for mobile smartphones is now available! Supported platforms include Google Android, Apple iOS and RIM BlackBerry OS6. The application has been submitted to the various application stores and the first to approve was the Google Android Market. To date our mobile interface has been through smart phone browsers, but that changes now. The IBM Connections mobile application extends access to company data to employees who are o [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us apple application blackberry google interface mobile network rim
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iWildfire - new iOS App for IBM Connections - built by ISW
Thu, Jul 14th 2011 6:22p   Joseph Russo
We are always interested in highlighting what our partners are doing in terms of building applications. One of the apps that has recently been added to the Lotus App Catalog is iWildfire, a new iOS app for IBM Connections. Built by ISW, an IBM Business Partner based in Australia, iWildfire provides yet another option for iPhone and iPad users to access IBM Connections while on the go. Check out what Adam Brown from ISW had to say about why the build iWildfire: First, tell us what doe [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere notes synch.rono.us apple application applications community development enterprise interface iphone mobile openntf tivoli websphere
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IBM Connections 3.0.1 Reviewer’s Guide Now Available!
Sun, Jul 3rd 2011 7:05a   Suzanne Livingston
We recently published an update to our reviewer's guide that discusses the major capabilities in release 3.0.1 of Connections. Check out what's in Connections by going to developerWorks here and downloading the new update. From dW: "This Reviewer's Guide provides an extensive overview of the latest version of IBM’s social software, IBM Connections 3.0.1, and its nine applications: Home, Profiles, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, and Wikis. In addition, this g [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us applications social software
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What mobile device and apps do you use?
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 2:22p   Baan Slavens
As the Social Software Product Manager for IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr I am interested in finding out which devices and applications people are using. Please take a few minutes to respond to the follow questions: Which smartphone and/or tablet do you use? What are your 3 favorite personal applications? What are you 3 favorite business applications? Do you use your device for work? [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus quickr synch.rono.us applications mobile social software
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IBM Connections 3.0.1 Portlets WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 Portlet for WebSphere Portal!
Wed, May 25th 2011 3:22p   Suzanne Livingston
We're very pleased to announce the release of IBM Connections 3.0.1 Portlets WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 Portlet for WebSphere Portal! Noteworthy enhancements in these new releases: Connections portlets - third-party authentication support, Ideation Blogs support, performance improvements Quickr portlet - third-party authentication support, WPS 7.0 support, performance improvements [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus quickr synch.rono.us portlet websphere websphere portal
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What’s new on LotusLive!
Thu, May 12th 2011 9:42a   Dave Durazzano
Today's guest post is from Dave Durazzano, the senior product manager of LotusLive! Many features have been implemented that enhance productivity and give users additional capabilities. Integrated Applications A new integrated application is available: Fresh TL TeamPoint. TeamPoint is used for writing, approving, and publishing company policies and procedures. TeamPoint contains an audit module that shows you who wrote each policy, who approved each policy, and who has read each poli [read] Keywords: ldd lotus notes odf policies sametime symphony synch.rono.us application applications community email instant messaging network password wiki
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Heidi Ambler speaks at the IBM Forum event in Slovenia
Fri, Apr 22nd 2011 12:05p   Heidi Ambler
Please welcome today's guest blogger, Heidi Ambler, discussing her recent trip to Slovenia! Earlier this month I was asked to speak at the IBM Forum event, which took place in Slovenia. This two-day event was structured to highlight global trends in IT's future direction. Some great local and worldwide speakers kicked off the beginning of day one. The event was hosted by IBM’s General Manager of CEE, David Stokes. Tom Rosmilia from IBM ... was there and spoke about t [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us blogger
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IBM Connections 3.01 Feature Spotlight - Ideation Blogs
Wed, Apr 20th 2011 10:05a   Joseph Russo
Talkin' bout some new features – Ideation Blogs Here's the scoop on this new app you can add to your community, called Ideation Blogs. It's intended to support brainstorming for your community. Let's talk about how it works and some of the interesting ways you can make use of it. First, like any community feature, owners can go to the Customize Button and from the Widget Palette, add Ideation Blogs to their Community. And when you do, you get a summary widget on the Overview pag [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us best practice community office widget
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Here it is! IBM Connections 3.0.1 announced today!
Tue, Apr 5th 2011 7:25a   Suzanne Livingston
Today, we're excited to announce the availability of IBM Connections 3.0.1. Here is a link to the official announcement, and I've pulled out some of the critical pieces into this blog entry below. Also, check out a demo video on the new features embedded here (I apologize - I had a cold when I recorded it and I sound a bit stuffy!). Planned availability date April 7, 2011: Electronic availability May 6, 2011: Media availability What's New? Media Gallery for sharing and viewin [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime synch.rono.us community enterprise integration server
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LinguaSys translates social content in Connections and more
Thu, Mar 31st 2011 4:04p   Suzanne Livingston
LinguaSys is providing a cool add on for Connections and other Lotus products that enables you to translate text from one language to another. According to their website, their TGSocial offering is "a browser plug-in that gives you highlight control over what gets translated. Works in all web based applications for LotusLive, including Notes mail through the browser. Simply highlight the text you want translated, and a window pops up with an instant translation. Change languages on a line by li [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm inotes lotus notes sametime synch.rono.us applications firefox google
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New workshop on Connections 3!
Thu, Mar 31st 2011 3:42p   Suzanne Livingston
CNW40 - Social Networking with Lotus Connections Workshop: 3 day workshop that covers the use of functions features that capture, communicate, share, collaborate, organize, and deliver social software for business. In addition, you will explore new mobile features offered in Lotus Connections 3.0. This workshop will cover end to end technical aspects of Lotus Connections including a technical overview of WebSphere Application Server and Tivoli Directory Integrator which are bundled and installed [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us application applications integration mobile networking server social software tivoli websphere websphere portal
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New book - Sharing Hidden Know-How: How Managers Solve Thorny Problems with the Knowledge Jam
Wed, Mar 30th 2011 8:42a   Suzanne Livingston
Kate Pugh, consultant and author with many years of experience helping teams and communities share knowledge, has a new book out Sharing Hidden Know-How: How Managers Solve Thorny Problems with the Knowledge Jam. You may recall Kate's guest post last year on Sustainable Communities: Top 10 CSFs for Keeping the Faith. Here's some information about the book and how you can order it today. ______________________________________________________________________ By a factor of seven to [read] Keywords: collaboration synch.rono.us
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Design Feedback on browser interaction
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 12:22p   Joseph Russo
I want to welcome guest blogger, Erika Varga, a member of the IBM Connections design team I am working on the IBM Connections user experience and would like some feedback on handling links when managing files. Lets say that you are viewing a page that describes information about a file and what you can do with it. You see general information describing the contents of the document, when it was updated, who updated it, and so on. You can also download the document to view its contents, but [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us blogger
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So far at SXSW Interactive
Sun, Mar 13th 2011 3:02p   Suzanne Livingston
I've been attending SXSWi since 2008, and this year it's very obvious how large this conference has become. Yes, people say that every year, but this year it's huge. The registration lines were insane, with names being shouted left and right while you waited to pick your badge up. Sessions are spread across the Austin Convention Center to several hotels nearby (I think there are 10 locations for sessions). Yet everywhere I go, rooms are packed. Today I along with about 20 others waited to get [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us community mobile twitter
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Cost and Value - Part 3
Wed, Mar 9th 2011 3:23p   Joseph Russo
Ok, so I heard your feedback, through this venue, through email, etc...and here's what you said Here they are in no particular order: 1. True Document Collaboration 2. Reward System 3. Static Content Pages (create these) 4. Metrics 5. Add external users 6. Ldap Groups 7. Sametime Integration (Improved) 8. Quickr Integration (DM aspects) 9. Integration Portal for other Social Software (Twitter, Linked In, etc) 10. Admin UX 11. Account Settings Page for Users 12. Real Analytics [read] Keywords: admin collaboration connections quickr sametime synch.rono.us email integration social software twitter widget
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On Discourse in Social Software
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 3:22p   Joseph Russo
Before I start my ramble, I want to say thanks for all the feedback on the Cost and Value blog entries - and I will be coming out with the "finale" of this blog series shortly..stay tuned! Now, meanwhile, here's a thought I want to put out here. It's about social discourse. Now, out there in the internet, it's somewhat of the wild west and we've all seen and heard of many sorry cases of cyber-bullying, etc. Or the often ridiculous spam junk commenting. Now in a Connections kind of deplo [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us social software
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Cost and Value continued
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 3:42p   Joseph Russo
Returning to the previous entry I wrote on Cost and Value - I heard some good stuff from you all on New Features you'd like to see in product. Thanks for that. Now for the next part of the discussion - existing features. For all of our existing features in Connections today - I'd love to hear from you and specify one of three "categories" for these. Either this feature Need Enhancement, (and if you say that about a feature, please let me know what sorts of enhancements you'd like to s [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us
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How accessible is Lotus Connections 3?
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 1:03p   Brian J. Cragun
Please welcome back guest blogger, Brian J. Cragun! How accessible is Lotus Connections 3? Does it work well with assistive technology (AT)? Great questions from a reader deserve answers and some details. Lotus Connections 3 is wonderfully accessible and highly compatible with assistive technologies (AT). But more than that, it is accessibly usable, which was the development team’s primary goal from the outset. Here is some additional background, for those who are intereste [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us application applications blogger desktop development enterprise firefox social software
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So long, LS11
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 5:43a   Joseph Russo
So, it's like love/hate...I'm at good ole MCO, thinking about the week we've just experienced. For me, it was absolutely my busiest one ever. So, the love/hate, well, I love this experience, it's great to meet the customers face to face, talk with them, listen to their concerns, their thoughts, their great ideas. And it's really great to hear all the great buzz about something I work on, really, I can't explain how great a charge this week always gives me about the work I do. The hate, wel [read] Keywords: connections lotusphere notes synch.rono.us
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UX Lab Buzz!
Wed, Feb 2nd 2011 3:03p   Joseph Russo
There has been a great buzz in the UX lab this week around connections 3.0, 3.01 and Next. Some really great feedback, and I want to thank all of you who've taken the time to come and sit with us and help us make this a better, more usable product. In upcoming blogs I'll come back to areas we've discussed here at Lotusphere and I'll ask for more input from you, I'll report on the feedback as well and best of all, report on where these things are going and detail these aspects as they get i [read] Keywords: connections lotusphere synch.rono.us
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Help design the next version of Connections
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 8:24a   Joseph Russo
Hi, I want to welcome you all to Lotusphere. I also want to ask you all to come to the UX Lab and talk to me about two areas that we've been knocking around on the blog. First, in my blog about new features I got a lot of good feedback - and there was considerable interest in providing and Admin experience. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, and I'd love to sit and draw up some simple wire frames based on our discussions to take back to the dev team and help to form future designs. [read] Keywords: admin connections lotusphere synch.rono.us
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Welcome to Lotusphere
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 7:22a   Joseph Russo
Wow here I am in sunny Florida. It's amazing to see a landscape without snow. It's kind of hard to believe that ones exist. I just want to say welcome to Lotusphere and I hope you come and see me in the UX lab, I'll be there on all week. Our hours are 11 to 6 on Monday, 9 to 6 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 until 12 on Thursday. On Tuesday at 3:30 I'll be conducting a roundtable on community customization and on Wednesday 3 to 4 I'll be running a chalk talk about groups and group desig [read] Keywords: lotusphere synch.rono.us community
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New Connections Plugins for Quickr and Confluence!
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 5:43a   Suzanne Livingston
We are very pleased to announce two more additions to the Catalog! The IBM® Lotus® Connections 3.0 Connector for Lotus® Quickr™ With the IBM® Lotus® Connections Connector for Lotus® Quickr™, you can create associated Lotus Quickr team places for Lotus Connections communities. A Lotus Quickr team place provides a central location from which a team can organize, share files, and collaborate on documents. Every Lotus Connections community owner can optionally choose t [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus quickr synch.rono.us application community integration websphere wiki
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Why an Accessibility Expert Loves Lotus Connections
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 4:03p   Brian J. Cragun
Please welcome guest blogger, Brian J. Cragun! We recently completed an expert hour on Facebook about Lotus Connections and its accessibility features. Four of us who have been involved with making Lotus Connections work better for everyone, including people with disabilities, answered questions. The questions and answers are still available to review at http://www.facebook.com/IBMAccessibility I'd like to expand on one of the questions asked during the session, which is: “How d [read] Keywords: connections foundations ibm lotus synch.rono.us blogger blogging community development facebook network security twitter
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Ilonix and Everdune ship second native iPhone App for Lotus Connections
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 3:23p   Luis Benitez
As you are probably aware by now, last week, the second native iPhone application for Lotus Connections was made available in the iTunes App Store. We wanted to learn more about the application and luckily we had the opportunity to talk to one of the creators of the application. Read on to learn more about mLinked: What does ilionx do? ilionx is a ICT service provider with over 200 employees who use their knowledge of ICT in diverse sectors such as commercial, industrial, transportatio [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere sametime synch.rono.us apple application applications blackberry bleedyellow bleedyellow.com community facebook iphone linkedin mac microsoft mobile network oracle security twitter
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IBM Lotus Connections Files Plug-in for Lotus Notes
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 2:43p   Suzanne Livingston
We're very pleased to announce that the IBM Lotus Connections Files Plug-in for Lotus Notes has eGA'd! The plug-in is live on the Business Solutions Catalog, & we encourage everyone to take it for a spin! [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes synch.rono.us
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Social Business Jam (February 8-11, 20011)
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 8:02a   David A Brooks
The Social Business Jam is a web-based event which will provide an unrivalled opportunity for thousands of leaders from around the world, to pool their knowledge and experiences to examine the next generation of business. The objective is to cooperatively explore the value of social technology in business, the mitigation of its risks, and the management system required to drive a social transformation. Jam Topics: Building the Social Business of the Future Building Participatory Organizatio [read] Keywords: ibm synch.rono.us
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Joe at Lotusphere 2011
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 8:42a   Joseph Russo
I just want to let all of you know, I'm going to be at Lotusphere this year, and I will be in the UX Lab. I'll be there to talk about Connections - I'd really love to show you things we're thinking about and especially I want to get your feedback on those ideas as well as new ones. Look here and on my twitter feed russoDesigns for some further updates. I'll be presenting a chalk talk about the use of Groups and how we can bring a holistic design solution to the area. Also, I'll be hosting [read] Keywords: connections lotusphere synch.rono.us community twitter
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Cost and Value - your input greatly desired!
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 11:23a   Joseph Russo
Ok, so apparently I can't take a hint.... a little while back I blogged about ranking the most desired features we should add and rank them if you could. Here's the blog Cost and Value I'd love for you to send me any and all thoughts you've got on this topic. I'm hoping to gather them up and report on them to this audience. So I'll give you another week, [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us
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Special Accessibility Event Happening Today
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 8:02a   Brian Cragun
Please welcome today's guest blogger, Brian Cragun Today, there is web event about collaboration using Lotus Connections 3.0. At 12pm Eastern, we will have a public open Q&A session about the Lotus Connections, what it is, how you can collaborate with it, and all the accessibility features built in. We'll have on line: Ann Abbott, IBM Collaborative Solutions Accessibility Lead Brian Cragun, IBM Master Inventor & Consultant with the HA&AC Damian Chojna, IBM Collaboration S [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us blogger community facebook
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Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) with Cognos Business Intelligence and Lotus Connections
Mon, Jan 10th 2011 1:43p   Tina Groves
Please welcome guest blogger Tina Groves, Senior Product Manager for Collaborative Decision Making, Business Analytics, IBM. -------------------------- Decisions are made every day in a collaborative manner. They are made around a table and during routine discussions. These decisions may be captured and shared via email, a PowerPoint presentation or just verbally and passed on, one person at a time. The challenge comes later when the decision needs to be revisited. What information wa [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere notes policies synch.rono.us blogger email integration linking workspace
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Social Software at Lotusphere 2011
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 8:23a   Luis Benitez
Are you psyched about Lotusphere 2011 ? You should be! We have a bit over 3 weeks left and I'm sure all of you are already planning your schedules for Lotusphere. We thought it would be a good idea to capture all the social related sessions at Lotusphere 2011 in one place. This way, we'll help you start thinking about which sessions to go to. Also, in case you missed it, Genii Software has created a Notes database with all the sessions in it. It's really nice because you can create yo [read] Keywords: admin administration collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes quickr sametime synch.rono.us apple application blackberry community database development enterprise integration iphone mobile network server social software websphere
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Cost and Value
Thu, Jan 6th 2011 9:42a   Joseph Russo
Design in general often is not so much about “the perfect” design, but rather, the best possible design when compared to two scales, how much it costs to deliver and how much value is received. And these three things sort of work on a sliding scale... Consider the telephone. If we could start from scratch would we really construct a system like the one we have? Phone numbers are still locked into the tyranny of geographic location...so rather than having a system designed to let you [read] Keywords: synch.rono.us email interface virus
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Please help us out and take a quick survey
Wed, Dec 15th 2010 10:02a   Suzanne Livingston
The Lotus User Experience Research team is looking to evaluate the ease of use of Lotus Connections 3.0 on Lotus Greenhouse, and would like your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete three Lotus Connections tasks on this website and provide us with input for future improvements to the website. To participate, please visit the following URL, and follow the instructions on the screen. https://s.userzoom.com/m/MSBDOVM0MzM_ Note: Please remember to use your Lotus Greenhouse account [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us email
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New Social Everywhere Plugins are Available
Thu, Dec 9th 2010 10:40p   Suzanne Livingston
We're very pleased to announce that the Lotus Connections 3.0 plugins and extensions have shipped! They are live on the Business solutions Catalog (links below), & we encourage everyone to take them for a spin! IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 Plug-in for Lotus Sametime IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 Status Updates Plug-in for Lotus Notes (new) IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 Plug-in for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 Widget for Microsoft SharePoint (new) IBM [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes sametime synch.rono.us microsoft office portlet sharepoint websphere websphere portal widget
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Joe’s short blogging hiatus (and this is for Joe only!)
Wed, Dec 8th 2010 5:01p   Joseph Russo
My blogging hiatus (and this is only for little old me, Joe Russo...I'm NOT speaking for others or for this blog in general) Hey, I know I have been hitting up this space with weekly goodies but it all came to a grinding halt. This time of year is a busy one, we had the US Thanksgiving holiday, and then the upcoming end of year fun...Lotusphere preparations, the end of the year and end of year US holidays have crammed time to the maximum. I will be back with my weekly “spouting off†[read] Keywords: connections lotusphere synch.rono.us blogging
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Social Everywhere Part 3
Fri, Nov 19th 2010 9:40a   Joseph Russo
Ok, so we've talked about some of the "touch points" of Connections - so I want to get to the next part of this discussion. We talked about the business card and bookmarking embedded links. These represent two important design patterns. First, the business card. This represents three key design concepts - first that a person can be "represented" via this notion of a self-contained card and is tied to some artifact on a page that uniquely defines that person (Display name or email addr [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us application applications bookmarklet community email javascript profile social software wiki
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Free Lotus Connections 3 Learning Widget -- Are you ready?
Tue, Nov 16th 2010 10:20a   Luis Benitez
Today, we share an interview with IBM's Sharyn Richard. Sharyn works in the Information Development Center (IDC) and works on the team that maintains the Lotus Connections Learning Widget. The Lotus Connections Learning Widget is a free widget that can be deployed directly to the Lotus Connections Homepage and it includes reference cards, online self-paced courses, demos videos, and product tours. Read the interview and then download and install the widget today! What's your role in the [read] Keywords: connections ibm inotes ldd lotus notes sametime symphony synch.rono.us application development interface widget widgets
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Social Everywhere Continued
Thu, Nov 11th 2010 5:02p   Joseph Russo
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IBM Lotus Connections 3 Help Videos
Thu, Nov 11th 2010 2:40p   Suzanne Livingston
You may have seen Luis' blog post about the cool new videos showing all the IBM Lotus Connections apps. Here is one on the new Home Page, which has lots of filters for all the microstreams produced in Connections. Be sure to check out all the links on Luis' blog. [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us
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An in depth look at Lotus Connections 3
Mon, Nov 8th 2010 7:02p   Suzanne Livingston
Interested in learning what's in Lotus Connections 3? Take a look at our Reviewer's Guide, which details out all the major capabilities! Lotus Connections 3 Reviewers Guide [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us application
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Check out our new demo video on LC3.0!
Mon, Nov 8th 2010 10:02a   Suzanne Livingston
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CEMEX shares a video of their Innovation Story using Lotus Connections
Mon, Nov 8th 2010 7:40a   Suzanne Livingston
You may have read of CEMEX recently in the news as a winner of the Forrester Groundswell Award for "Shift", their popular social collaboration platform build on IBM Lotus Connections. In this video, Gilberto Garcia, Innovation Director at CEMEX, discusses the motivation for social software, their adoption metrics, and the impact of social in the CEMEX environment. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us application social software
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connect.BASF Updates their Adoption Story
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 11:47a   Suzanne Livingston
BASF has had tremendous adoption of social software in their environment. In this updates presentation, they share their background, motivation, approach, benefits, and updated adoption metrics of their deployment of IBM Lotus Connections. Dr. CheeChin Liew, who I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with, is the Enterprise Community Manager in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Best Practice: Online Business Network connect.BASFView more presentations from BASF. [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us application best practice community enterprise network social software
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Social Everywhere
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 3:18a   Joseph Russo
Social Everywhere One of the key design points of social software revolves around this design “anchor”...and that is, social, in general is itself NOT a destination. It's in the very fabric of the things we do, the destinations we go, the tools we use. A concrete, if “old fashioned” example of this (and I know you'll cringe with the technology choice here, but bear with me) is the simple web site action “Email this”. You go to your favorite news website, rea [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us email facebook javascript network server social software
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Social Everywhere
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 11:14p   Joseph Russo
Social Everywhere One of the key design points of social software revolves around this design “anchor”...and that is, social, in general is itself NOT a destination. It's in the very fabric of the things we do, the destinations we go, the tools we use. A concrete, if “old fashioned” example of this (and I know you'll cringe with the technology choice here, but bear with me) is the simple web site action “Email this”. You go to your favorite news website, r [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us email facebook javascript network server social software
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What it means to be Social Everywhere
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 6:44p   Suzanne Livingston
Social Everywhere is an important piece of the IBM Social Software Strategy. Since the inception of IBM Lotus Connections, we've recognized the need to bring social technologies into the tools people use most frequently - be that email, instant messaging, web applications, mobile devices, embedded experiences, and even 3rd party applications and services. Social everywhere is about being able to access the information you need in the context of the places you need it. What we understood early [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus synch.rono.us applications archive email enterprise instant messaging mobile social software
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Speaking of the tweet
Mon, Nov 1st 2010 11:44a   Joseph Russo
I have a twitter account - check it out here, for my design tweets -> http://twitter.com/russoDesigns [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us community twitter
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Our Blog will be down on November 1st
Fri, Oct 29th 2010 10:44a   Suzanne Livingston
Our apologies. Synch.rono.us will be down Monday, Nov 1st at 11 AM Central time for up to 5 hours. Our servers are undergoing some improvements! We apologize for any delay in getting you content that you need. [read] Keywords: synch.rono.us
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Open and Closed
Fri, Oct 29th 2010 10:44a   Joseph Russo
I want to put some thoughts out there about the way I see communities being used today and to see what would be the most important things we could do to get the most out of how people use them. There seems to me to be a spectrum. One one end we have the open, public kind of community where there is some topic of general interest. In these kinds of communities there are a set of passionate "evangelists" of this topic that start out this community and want to make it grow. They want to do thi [read] Keywords: connections synch.rono.us community




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