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Bayer Material Science Adopts Lotus Connections - An Update on Value and Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last November, I pointed to the announcement that Bayer Material Science in Germany was implementing Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections followed an earlier attempt using different technology - which was more about knowledge management. BMS is currently using Lotus Connections 3.0. 8. This was 2 years ago. 4.

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IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In my opinion, IBM Lotus Connections is primarily social networking software, not collaboration software. So, what is Lotus Connections?

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 is at last available for download! and its various different components. And it’s finally here!

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


This Week in Lotus 018 – A world without email? here we go, once again, getting immersed on that regular blogging schedule. Me, too!

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Innovate or Die


But this time around he actually touches base on a use case related to one of my favourite services within Lotus Connections: Activities.

Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social - "the application of social tools and culture to business processes and activities.". Demo of IBM Connections Next. - The Activity Stream is the foundation of a new way of working together. Project updates show in the activity stream, service orders from SAP, recent document updates. Conference Notes Lotus

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More IBM Research on Enterprise 2.0 – Activities and Other Tools

Portals and KM

Activities, Bluemail, & CoScripter: Sharing and Reusing Work in the Enterprise by Tara Matthews & John Tang of the IBM Almaden Research Center. The theme that has run through the different iterations of Activities is enabling “users to organize work around their purposeful activities. tools. think this is great.

Connected - IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In my opinion, IBM Lotus Connections is primarily social networking software, not collaboration software. So, what is Lotus Connections?

Collaborative Thinking: Novell Acquires SiteScape - Will It Make A Difference?

Collaborative Thinking

and Enterprise Mashups | Main | Innovation Has Its Own Personality » February 13, 2008 Novell Acquires SiteScape - Will It Make A Difference? ICEcore - an open source effort - has seen little activity at all. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Info 2.0: remain skeptical.

CMS Watch on SharePoint, and on Lotus Notes, and on Various Reactions to the Same

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week, Adriian Bloem, an Analyst at CMS Watch, wrote a blog post on the difference between SharePoint and Lotus Notes. Anyway, he lists 5 differences , and here's my response: - difference 1, agreed , although once you add other products from IBM -- Connections and Quickr -- it becomes just as competitive on the IBM side.

Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Found that different teams were working on similar topics across the world. Social = profile and networking, communities, and activities. Conference Notes Lotus SharePoint User AdoptionMy notes on the session: - Bayer - three main business areas: crop science, health care, and material science. adoption strategies: -.

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

Again he offers a range of different leadership styles and discusses how each relates to collaboration. He was kind to give me a review copy.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections) but it had been a while since I took a detailed look.

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qualities of different social experience models

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Some arguments are on structure: Are blogs, delicious, wikis, yahoo/google answers, or discussion forums all communities even though they are structurally different? My previous post showing my list of different modesl for social experiences focuses just on the structural component. Qualities of different social ex. Wheres rawn?

IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect


So this year I have decided to take a different approach. Orlando, here we come! Are you ready? At best. And very much so! Never stop moving!

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

Ken said they are growing the firm and found they had too many different apps. Lotus Notes is their main collaboration tool. agree.

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Social XYZ: Got my answer in 30 minutes. with IBM Connections.

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Lotus Connections 3 Demonstration - On An iPhone Lotus Connections 3 Reviewers Guide Lotus Connections 3 Demonstration - Create New Act.

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Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm in Sydney this week, and it just so happened that IBM Lotus is running a breakfast session wih Alistair Rennie on IBM's Advanced Collaboration work. Last few years have been good for Lotus - new customers, better products, innovative developments (Vulcan, Northstar, etc.), and better partnering ecosystem.

"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

That email can be used better, via a different approach. - New technology can be introduced without getting any benefit (and I'm adding - eg., See my How to Make the Most of Lotus Notes/Domino blog post, for more on this idea. 2. Oscar's comments about using email differently, and thus reducing occupational spam, ring true with me.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


And I guess the experience has been somewhat rather positive so far, because a few days later, I’m still there , having a blast. Even for us.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


first came about. Remember your email education and email etiquette? … No? Oh dear … Not to worry, I don’t remember it either!

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In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About. It’s Like Facebook For Work. Tweet.

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Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

Lotus Connection , Socialtext ) are available. A new tool, called as Convofy , will also be available as an alternative in the near future.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

Recent Activity - content created across different social software apps plus bookmarks. perhaps based on hCard). .

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!


Time to resume my usual blogging activities, once more! What an amazing couple of months so far!! Buzzing around all over the place non-stop!

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Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM


Yes, of course, I am referring to Lotus Connections. Shortly afterwards, started to come on board Activities , Profiles and Communities.

Top 10 Use Cases Enterprise Microsharing Will Help You Get Less Email


Also thinking that using email, versus social tools, to keep in touch with other family members sounds like a good approach to me. For sure! Anyone?

Understanding and building Big Society (whatever you call it)

Social Reporter

Of the 100 activities a group of 4 or more will be able to do, or have a friend do, over 90% of the skills. Slides and agenda are now here too.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: Getting the Most out of It (Virtually)


Yesterday I mentioned how the last couple of days I have been preparing, and getting everything ready, too!, Really nice, don’t you think?

Notes on "Your Time Matters. Work Smart" at AusLUG 2013 - with Michael Janz from Priority Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

Have been focusing on contextualizing their principles within Lotus Notes and other tools of the day. Remember the urgent vs. important (investment) matrix. -. (b) we have too many different capturing devices. Recommendation - Michael and other attendees, take a look at what Eric Mack is doing with eProductivity for Lotus Notes.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – IBM Blogger Q&A


How he keeps using extensively LotusLive to reach out to customers and business partners; how he is using IBM Lotus Connections v2.5 tell you.

Avoiding Bias In Social Software Design

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting point in this article, however if the design of IBM's social software is over-reliant on use cases within its own workforce, the risk is that those traits unique to its own culture and operation are passed onto clients of Lotus Connections (user experience, etc). The earlier in the development process, the better.


Beehive Session Notes

Collaborative Thinking

Need to deploy multiple products, sometimes same / sometimes different vendors. Optimizing participation in key business activities. Beehive Unified Collaboration. Notes from Oracle OpenWorld presentation - only took notes on the social and collaboration aspects of the session. Enterprise collaboration is fragmented. Not really the.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: What About BlueIQ?


To start with, no, I won’t be speaking during the event. Of course, not! BlueIQ , indeed! Always! mean, the learning experience heh.

Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The connector uses people and document tags actively to curate content and point others to it. Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. Leveraging Community thinking. Whats Your Cause? Search This Blog Loading.

Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0


Thus both email and IM still remain *the* main collaboration tools suite as back then. But, is that today’s reality really ? But today? In 2010?

The art of managing knowledge management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Downside of Twitter Is SharePoint the Lotus Notes of the 21st Century? So what would I do differently? Enterprise 2.0, and web 2.0

UC And Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Activity Streams, Geolocation. Activity streams and Geolocation will become the focus of more advanced rich presence efforts. IBM is trying to keep Sametime relevant in a traditional collaboration and UC market - Lotus Connections is IBM's social play. Over on the Enterprise 2.0 blog , Irwin Lazar discusses whether UC and Web 2.0


My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #4


enthusiasts, amongst several other activities, but also from a business perspective. So, let’s do it! And be ready to be WOWed big time!

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

Collaborative Thinking

SAP news: "Atlantic" first joint software product between the two - access SAP information from Lotus desktop. Leave, travel expense processing from Lotus Notes. Kevin Cavanaugh Lotus Symphony, 400K downloads, performance improvements, language versions and UI improvements based on community feedback. Workflow.