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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


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

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


That''s how this new hyperconnected, networked business world works nowadays. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth!

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


If there is anything that social networking shines and thrives at is helping us all stay connected, regardless of where we may well be in the world.

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The Fallacy of Social Networking


Traditional Hierarchies inside Social Networks – Not So Much an Oxymoron Anymore  . Personally, I am doing just fine. At least, for now.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History


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

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# There, I said it. Windows?

Why I Fired Myself from IBM


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.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Read it out loud again, please. Slowly. Yes, I know!, I had the exact same problem. Not Yikes!

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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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Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez


Specially, if you look into the rather significant impact it’s having across the board in multiple social networking tools. To quote: .

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


No longer would there be a need to keep up with multiple social networking environments, with multiple networks, with multiple levels of interactions.

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


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 Covers the Transformation of Business Email

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

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social EnterpriseSo soon?!?! Really? think so.

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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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools


Even if it were the last and only social networking tool out there I still wouldn’t come back to it. Slack does the trick. And very much so!

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan


that Social Networking can be serious. That, folks, is the real value of social networking. No business value. No value add at all.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!


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

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This is the third of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform. However it was the fully networked organizations, the ones who used social business both inside and outside the enterprise that gained the most. In my last post I looked at some of the themes and features in the next release.    

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise


Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Has it damaged the health and trust of your social networks?

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


What’s the IBM story? Not to mention business partners and / or fellow IBM colleagues! Network Your Business Processes.

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

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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. IBM’s most recent earning reports indicate a strong growth in demand for their Social Business offerings.

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IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

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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.  

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

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One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs.

Belonging to an Open Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing on Medium, Michael explores the power of an open network as a contributor to career success , and uses it to analyse what made Steve Jobs so successful. In the chart, the further to the right you go toward a closed network, the more you repeatedly hear the same ideas, which reaffirm what you already believe. Being Effective

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Why Apple Needs to be More Like IBM

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Mark Fidelman wrote a very spot on article recently, Why Every Company Needs To Be More Like IBM And Less Like Apple.   It portrays IBM as Big Brother controlling the mindless masses and Apple coming to the rescue. This was the white shirt and tie IBM and the jeans and sneakers Apple.    

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


Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us? first came about. … No?

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Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

based Information Week carried a cover story designed to capture attention with the headline " Enterprise Social Networks: Dislike ".

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IBM Rational Offers Collaboration and Innovation within Software Development

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IBM Rational is an open software development platform that supports sharing and interactions among software and systems design and development teams.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?


Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Blogging is not dead! Where else?

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IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

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I am looking forward to attending IBM's Connect 2013 next week. In IBM's  2011 IBM CMO Study  they interviewed more than 1,700 of the world’s most prominent Chief Marketing Officers – face to face – to find out what they feel is important for their success. Here is a relavnt post. The world generates 2.5

Results from IBM Releases Social Jam 2011

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IBM has now published a report synthesizing the 2,600 discussion posts and more than 600 tweets from the Jam. Discussions touched upon the problems with email, how to create incentive for the sharing of knowledge, social networking’s involvement in government and much more. Here is a copy of the Social Jam 2011 results.   

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – A Proposal for DIA Now Delivered Successfully!


IBM has made it happen for Lotusphere and I guess they have now raised the bar for everyone else. Yes,  A Proposal for DIA is now a reality.

Notes on ID301 What's New and Coming in IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Luis Benitez and David Brooks are talking about upcoming capabilities in the next version of IBM Connections. The wider platform is the IBM Platform for Social Business - including social networking, social analytics, social content, and one more. added a sidebar to Microsoft Outlook, for getting access to IBM Connections.

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Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!


Happy IBM Anniversary to me! Happy IBM Anniversary, my dear hippie 2.0! Whoahh! Who would have thought about that, eh? Seriously. Really?

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Collaborative Decision Making - the IBM Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM is hosting a webinar next week on making decisions collaboratively using Cognos Business Intelligence and Lotus Connections : " IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides built-in collaborative and social networking capabilities to fuel the exchange of ideas and knowledge that naturally occurs in decision-making processes today.

Relentless Networking and the Power of Now


Even though I am now an independent freelancer working as a trusted advisor to clients around Social Business and Digital Transformation, after 17 years of corporate life at IBM , there are  still some things that I guess don’t change much, or, at least, not as fast as I would have hoped for. You are your network, your network is you.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement


Social Networking tools *do* make you ever so much more productive. Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? What happened? People do.

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The Future of Work Is Learning


And one of the various reasons why I keep digging quite a bit G+ over other social networking sites. Some fascinating stuff in there, for sure!

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