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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

Welcome to the wonderful brave new world of IBM’s Watson Workspace!  .  . you may also want to follow IBM Watson Workspace ’s Twitter ID.

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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.

2015 78

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social ComputingAre we there yet? What has been the experience like so far? SIE ).

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. Thanks.

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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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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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IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value. Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus Notes

2015 24

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 55

Tough Week for IBM Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two long-term Notes customers announced a shift away to something else over the past week. The PwC alliance is the bigger news of the two: Google and PwC have brokered a global agreement with the intent of developing new services to help clients “lean into the massive disruption transforming all industries”. Interesting times.

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

Elsua

Really looking forward to seeing everyone at IBM Connect 2013 and, please, don't be shy. IBM Open Business TravellingAre you ready? .

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Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At IBM Connect 2014 today, IBM announced “Mail Next,” to be branded under the IBM Connections family. look forward to learning more in the coming days, and seeing how IBM brings Mail Next to market over the coming months / quarters / halves. (thanks to @joebaxter for the photo). Nice eye candy. 2.

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Elsua

IBM Innovation Learning Open Business But I am sure at this point in time you are probably wondering about what does that mean exactly, right?

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

Elsua

The main link for the livestreaming will be over here with the corresponding replays over as follows: Lotusphere and IBM Connect. Are you ready?

2012 73

IBM at 100 – Once an IBMer, Always an IBMer

Elsua

Happy 100th year anniversary IBM! Indeed, this year , and, in particular, this week (Today), IBM is celebrating its 100th year anniversary.

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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’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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Why I Fired Myself from IBM

Elsua

Most people may not know this, but back in June 2005, while I was still an IBM Netherlands employee, I got laid off and after having received the well-known compensation  package  I decided that I wasn’t ready, just yet, to leave the company. So was it then my time, beginning of 2014, when I decided to quit IBM and move on? No problem.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

Portals and KM

IBM’s business partners contribute nearly one-third of IBM’s revenue and more than half of the company’s SMB business.    

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Elsua

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing TravellingLook no further.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

To this end IBM has made its Connections activity stream open to third party apps. Here is the list of OpenSocial adopters.  

2012 59

IBM Connections File Sync for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM announced yesterday that the file sync and share plug-in for Mac is (finally) available. IBM Connections

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IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect

Elsua

Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here! IBM Innovation Social Enterprise TravellingYes, that’s right! W00t!! Get ready!

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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 Description.

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IBM at 100 – Where The Wild Ducks Go

Elsua

Today is IBM ‘s 100th anniversary (Check  #ibm100 on Twitter to see how folks are celebrating such massive achievement ).

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Visit to Denmark; Thanks to IntraVision, DanNotes, and IBM Denmark

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today I was in Copenhagen to present the Doing Business with IBM Connections public seminar. The seminar was hosted by IntraVision and DanNotes , and we used the IBM Lyngby facility for the day. I’ve had a great day; there was lots of discussing, exploring, and laughing together. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings

IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

  As IBM mentioned, organizations still consider email to be their most important, mission-critical application. like this direction.

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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! Yes, walking the talk!)

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DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Infoware released an updated version of DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections. DomainPatrol Social is an uber-admin toolkit for working with, managing, and leveraging content in IBM Connections, providing capabilities not available out-of-the-box in Connections. Capabilities include: – New support for IBM Connections 5 CR2.

2015 14

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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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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IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0

Portals and KM

This is the first of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. It also provides the means to better manage a document library for communities through integration with IBM Enterprise Content Manager and IBM FileNet.  We began by discussing Connections 3.0, Connections 3.0.1

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Elsua

Welcome everyone to BlueIQ at IBM! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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IBM Connections Conversations - 3: Analytics + Social

Portals and KM

This is the third of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform. recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections ) but it had been a while since I took a detailed look.

Inform 2015 in Melbourne – “My” Talk on IBM Connections in the Wild

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the talk: IBM Connections in the Wild: Current Status and Challenges. Conferences & Events IBM Connections

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

Elsua

What’s the IBM story? Not to mention business partners and / or fellow IBM colleagues! What an amazing couple of months so far!!

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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect

Elsua

IBM Innovation Open Business TravellingOn Sunday. Yikes!  Oh, well, next time around then, I guess, right? And they accepted it! Game ON! .

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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. Numerous participants mentioned the power of approaching IBM Connections from the frame of scenarios rather than features and functions.

Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond Technology to Gaining Value

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the local IBM Connect event in the Netherlands today, I presented on IBM Verse. In the presentation I made the following points: – the promise of IBM Verse is good. – there are some user adoption strategies that could be applied to the introduction of IBM Verse. Adoption IBM Connections

IBM Support for Collaboration on Mobile Devices: An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

Note the word "relevant" and the exclusion of Windows Phone devices. Goes to show that low market share figures mean something, and have implications.