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.
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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MWLUG 2013 Open General Session Speaker – News!
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 8:15a Victor Toal This just came in email – a very interesting addition to the OGS with a new (additional) speaker. The OGS alone is worth coming, I hope to see a few of you guys there .Peruse the agenda, there are some really good sessions being offered.
From the Email:
Announcing the MWLUG 2013 Open General Session Speaker
We are very please to announce the MWLUG 2013 Opening General Speaker will be former US Marine, Author, and Indianapolis Colts Community Spokeperson, Josh Bleill. Josh the a [read] Keywords: admin
Announcing MWLUG 2013 IBM OGS Speaker – Scott Souder
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 8:17a Victor Toal Announcing MWLUG 2013 IBM OGS Speaker – email@example.com – ToalSystems Mail.
I am going to be there – will you?
I was on a panel with Scott recently (yeah, I like to partake in some name-dropping of famous people to enhance my own status) and he is well worth listening to.
If you are yet undecided, I suggest you take this as a reason to sign up for MWLUG ….
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I am going: Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2013 – Indianapolis, IN
Thu, May 23rd 2013 9:16a Victor Toal It is official – going to MWLUG! See y’all there. I also handed in an abstract, let’s see if my content is interesting enough to make the cut!
Your order for Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2013 – Indianapolis, IN is complete!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM – Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2013 – Indianapolis, IN
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IamLUG – Louis Richardson of IBM joins IamLUG as part of the 2013 keynote
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 7:17a Victor Toal IamLUG – the North American Lotus User Group Event.
Hey guys … this just in: Louis Richardson will be part of the opening (and very social) keynote address. I think you can expect some real gems at this year;s IamLUG – and not just because I am adding a few minor tidbits here and there, but because the list of (the other) speakers is pretty solid and with Louis R. (not to be mistaken with Louis CK – even though they are lookalikes) we are in for an action packe [read] Keywords: admin
Tonight only: IBMSocialBeerz in New York
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 7:14a Victor Toal As I posted last week, tonight is the night! This is a limited engagement with the master of collaboration, the sultan of social, the one and only Stuart McIntyre (room for applause)
We will be at the Pig N Whistle on 2nd Ave (NOT THE ONE ON 3rd AVE!!) tonight in Midtown, come up to the second floor and look for the very lovely Sharon who will be taking care of us – between Stuart and her the visit is definitely worth your time … to celebrate the momentous event I might even shut up [read] Keywords: collaboration