Interesting article – shows that Connections is more and more in demand not only in the US but also internationally.
I find that some of my clients go the “Social Software” route to “get rid of email” which is one way of saying they want their people to spend less time in their mail in-boxes and more time being productive and sharing knowledge. This is a very large change – a true paradigm shift that can pay off – as long as it is managed well and actually gives users what they need to get their job done. Change though, is never easy – I find my job often revolves more around how to coax people into eversomuch (think snails) changing how they approach their workday and less around how to set up and configure a product.
IBM will help Robert Bosch provide its employees with social-media tools
Robert Bosch has decided to use IBM Connections software to deepen the integration of social media in its office procedures.
The German automotive supplier decided on IBM because the US based IT services and computer company offered a highly standardized package of software that is easy to use and can be expanded down the road.
“With IBM Connections, IBM doesn’t just offer a powerful platform,” said Josef Maichle, vice president corporate information systems at Bosch. “Based on its experience in the area of social business, the company has also positioned itself as a trustworthy partner for the changeover.”
Bosch in the past year evaluated how to implement social media software across its operations. It wanted to provide employees with the ability to form social communities and other internal cooperation tools.
Selection criteria for Bosch were functional areas of coverage, intuitive operation and the possibility to introduce the new software without having to make major changes to existing systems.
Ivo Koerner, vice president software at IBM Germany, said companies see the efficiency benefits from social media, but worry about the required shifts in working practices.
Said Koerner: “The change into a social business is a big cultural challenge for many companies.”
IBM Connections software provides employees access to everyone in a pre-defined professional network. The software offers moderation, blogs, a media gallery and other social-media tools that help provide faster access to information.
Social Connections VI – I am signed up and going!
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 8:12a Victor Toal Well then, Stuart McIntyre announced the conference this morning and here I am already signed up! I Used to live in Europe and had visited Prague often on business and I am looking forward to see how it has changed in the last 15 years. Beer and dumplings … well, I guess I will have to listen to some presentations as well if that will get me beer and dumplings!
Hi Victor, this is your registration confirmation forSocial Connections VI – Prague
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Connections Certified – Finally!
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 2:10p Victor Toal As if yesterday I am now finally IBM Connections certified:
I had had just no time previously but here at Connect the certification tests are all free for participants so I went for it – and past! It was about time too, having worked with Connections for the last 6 years not having a certification just seemed strange. I do not test well (my dyslexia makes it hard for me) but I guess doing all these crazy IBM Connections projects finally paid off.
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Lotus Protector and the endless search
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 7:10a Victor Toal I have been helping a client with a new Lotus Protector setup and I ran into a new problem for the first time myself and as I can’t find anything on the web or in the documentation this is a prime candidate for a blog entry:
By default Lotus protector is accessible by two ports: https on port 443 for the admin interface and over https on port 4443 for the client access (e.g. the Notes client displaying your spam queue). I had never felt it necessary to change this before but my current cli [read] Keywords: admin
2013 in review – My Blog Stats
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 9:12a Victor Toal As far as blogging goes, 2013 was not my most productive … but this will likely change in the near future with some more regular posts and interesting technical tidbits I hope!
See you guys at Conenct 2014?
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take abo [read] Keywords: blogging
Going to Connect 2014
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 9:15p Victor Toal I have not been a prolific blogger as of late – being permanently busy does that to you I guess. I do have a few topics I want to blog about saved and hidden up my sleve but I just don’t have the time to sit down and put the virtual pen to paper as of yet … hopefully soon!
But for now I just wanted to let everybody know I signed up for Connect 2014 and will be going! Looking forward to it quite a bit since it is the one time in the year I get to meet up with allot of “u [read] Keywords: blogger
MWLug 2013 – The Agenda and Schedule
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 10:14a Victor Toal The actual schedule for MWLug are now out, here the link:
I am speaking on Thursday afternoon. Hmm, can I keep people awake that late in the afternoon, especially since they will be thinking of beer …. let’s see if I am up to the task!
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