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IBM Verse – It’s Here

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks ago IBM released the first set of trial accounts for IBM Verse , its new Watson-powered email system for enterprises and individuals.

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My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Elsua

That''s how this new hyperconnected, networked business world works nowadays. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! Bring it on!

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. On the front page of the survey it says: “ IBM Connections is a widely used collaboration and social business platform. IBM Connections – Upgrading to Connections 5.0.

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The report contents includes: - Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: About the Survey. Business Activities Supported by IBM Connections. Employee Use of IBM Connections. Likelihood to Recommend IBM Connections to Others.

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Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business.

2013 114

IBM Verse – Email Reimagined

Michael Sampson - Currents

Of course I’m talking about the news and announcement from IBM around Mail Next, the code name for what has become IBM Verse. It is good to see IBM’s commitment to re-think how email can be used productively, and I commend IBM for being willing to take a fresh look at what email is and what it can become in the future.

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Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Chris said that social software implementers have recognized the need to map to business processes. However, Chris said this is not enough.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Elsua

Yes, I know, this time around, and contrary to other Jams in the past, IBM conducted this one for IBM employees only. Everyone does.

2013 72

IBM Connect 2013 Highlights – Pardon the Interruption in Social Business – The Recording #ibmconnect

Elsua

IBM Innovation Learning Open Business TravellingWe may as well enjoy the ride along the way, right? Well, we surely did! Somewhat.

2013 48

IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

Business email remains big despite some attempts to get stuff out of an overcrowded inbox.  Email is becoming more focused.  

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IBM Offers Analytics to Help Clients with Workforce Transformation

Portals and KM

Developed by IBM Research scientists, the software enables businesses to analyze massive amounts of data shared by employees.  

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Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Digital Business: The Transactional Era. They are just as critical for your business to keep thriving as your customers. Think of it.

2012 86

The Foreword for Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - by Jeff Schick

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thanks to Jeff Schick of IBM, all that happened earlier today. Here''s the Foreword that Jeff wrote for my new book - Doing Business with IBM Connections. Foreword - by Jeff Schick (IBM Corporation). joined the Lotus team in 2006 to create the next generation of collaboration product that IBM would bring to market.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

and Social Business are one of the main culprits why it’s taking us all so long to recover from this financial crisis? What if E2.0

2012 133

IBM’s Social Business Jam – The Fun Part Starts Now!

Elsua

Yes, IBM ‘s Social Business Jam is now over, actually, it finished already on Friday noon EST last week, but the fun part starts now!

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The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When Apple ripped into IBM with the Superbowl 1984 Ad, it was a shocker to the world. Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media.

2014 141

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

mean, I believe that social business evangelists, in general, are still breathing those very same traits I just mentioned above, but where are they?

2012 112

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?

Elsua

And those who are there for the true social transformation of their entire business ecosystem (Both internal and external). Nothing. Zilch.

2012 110

Tough Week for IBM Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

The third area involves high-level strategy work and research, helping businesses capitalise on technological change rather than just react to it. Two long-term Notes customers announced a shift away to something else over the past week. The pair also want to create new products and services, and ?split Interesting times.

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It is done. The History of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

He thought it was a good idea, and my time billing system says that I spent 20 minutes the next day "thinking about a book on IBM Connections."

2013 40

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Elsua

” would still work in today’s current business environment. “Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Hippie 2.0

2012 137

Reinventing Relationships with Social Business

Elsua

Still think we are living on a Social Business Era? . Let’s go and  Reinvent Relationships with Social Business. What a rush!

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Elsua

Why they are not provoking their own business transformation through social networking when they may well be big advocates themselves of the change?

2013 60

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Elsua

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou? Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver. And here is why … . Here is the list: .

2013 60

IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part One

Portals and KM

Over the last decade IBM has driven a significant transformation of its business model as they shifted to higher value areas, improved efficiencies, and invested in a number of firms to fill out their portfolio of software offerings.   We also discussed the convergence of social business and analytics. brought to business.

IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?

Elsua

Perhaps even a bit on Open Business  as well, why not? . IBM Open Business TravellingAre you ready? . No doubt. Well, not really.

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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Elsua

Social Business Mandates. ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0 In fact, quite the opposite. Whoahhh? Really?

2013 82

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Elsua

The story behind connect.BASF though (BASF’s social business platform, based on IBM Connections ) is a special one. And big time!

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IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years. remain uninsured.

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IBM MobileFirst

Michael Sampson - Currents

Late last week IBM announced a sweeping initiative in the mobile space : " IBM today unveiled IBM MobileFirst, the most comprehensive mobile portfolio that combines security, analytics and app development software, with cloud-based services and deep mobile expertise. Comments: 1. Indeed these need to come together. 3.

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Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

And that’s the whole point behind Open Business and radical transparency. And, lately, even more about  radical transparency. Goodness.

2013 64

Getting the Next Version of Doing Business with IBM Connections Ready for Upcoming European Workshops

Michael Sampson - Currents

Currently I have two User Adoption workshops to present, and one definite and one tentative workshop on Doing Business with IBM Connections. IBM Connections In a couple of weeks I will be in Europe for a round of workshops. My schedule is here. has required at least five days of preparation.

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Doing Business with IBM Connections Workshop in Switzerland – hosted by WebGate

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today I presented the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop in Switzerland, at the invitation of WebGate Consulting. WebGate is an IBM Premier Business Partner active in Switzerland and beyond. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings Uncategorized couple of highlights for me from today: 1. Thank you.

Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors

Elsua

So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Open:  Indeed, Open Business is about being just that: open.

2013 80

IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

Portals and KM

IBM introduced a new set of social collaboration offerings on t he IBM Federal Community Cloud. Bringing social networking capabilities to the IBM Federal Community Cloud will help federal government organizations with collaboration, generate new ideas, and increase government efficiencies. I can support that.  

Easy First Steps – a User Adoption Strategy (and what IBM is doing in IBM Connections with Touchpoint)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Let’s use IBM Connections as an example when considering how the strategy could be used. IBM Connections offers capabilities that can be used across a broad variety of business scenarios, but this breadth can also be intimidating. Invite a colleague to join her in IBM Connections. Adoption IBM Connections

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

Elsua

Do Business! social software tools and their adoption; and, eventually, the new buzzword: Social Business. What’s the IBM story?

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Second Blog Post on Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - Martin in London

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few hours ago, Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK posted the second blog post I''ve seen on my new book, Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013). This is a book about how to gain business advantage from Connections and not just a technical manual. IBM Connections Thanks Martin - much appreciated.

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Open Business and The Power of Habit

Elsua

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Well, may be not. habit is, apparently, a reward. Well, may not.

2013 46

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Elsua

But then again work, per se, is a whole lot more than just in a business context. And about a good time, too!  We are work. Work is us. .

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