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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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The Sharing Economy


for a good while now: Sharing! And all of that, because of a single magical word: share! Sharing for the sake of sharing.

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


Indeed, in “ Why do people share? To name: Knowledge Sharing is the Learning, Learning is the Knowledge Sharing. You see?

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


Or, even worse, in people’s heads (Not even shared, nor documented just yet!). Are we there yet? What has been the experience like so far?

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


IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past.

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The Sharing Experiment and The Kid Inside You


If you would remember, a few months back, I put together this blog post on “ Why Do I Share My Knowledge? We all are, after all. Whoah!

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


Thus I thought to help out with that clarity I would go ahead and share it over here. IBM Innovation Learning Open Business Very much so! 

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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.

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


Throw yourself into the lions, once again, of those who are thirsty for your knowledge and share it across generously. Share it generously.

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


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

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


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


In fact, Louis has already put it together with a copy of the slide-ware we used and shared it across over at his Slideshare account. So

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


Quite interesting were as well the good amount of live tweets that were shared during the course of that one hour he spent on the stage.

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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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Preventing Privacy Breaches or Constraining Collaboration: The Internal / External Sharing Decision in IBM Connections Next

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are clear visual indicators inside Connections when content is being shared outside the firm. It’s a one-way street.).

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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 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.  

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


Now, to mention and share all of the different sessions for each of those tracks would probably make it a bit cumbersome to go through all of them.

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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 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. This community support includes video and photo sharing and support for idea generation, including Ideation Blogs.   IBM works with their partner Actiance to provide this capability. Connections 3.0.1

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!


Pretty much along the lines of the kinds of articles I have been sharing myself on my own personal Internet blog as well over the course of time.

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


What’s the IBM story? Sharing good stories is a very powerful means of engaging effectively in conversations. Do Business!

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


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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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. Some interesting factoids / implications / downstream outcomes were shared. 3. couple of highlights for me from today: 1.

IBM Support for Collaboration on Mobile Devices: An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

Goes to show that low market share figures mean something, and have implications. Custom applications are not. That's a pity. Next year (??)

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.  

IBM Takes the Wraps off Connections 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

In early September IBM released Version 4, and it's now available for installation, analysis, adoption, and use. Collaboration Software Lotus

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. Can be shared with people outside of Connections, too. -. Can edit in IBM Docs. -.

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

21st Century Organization

The mission is clear: enable CEO Ben Vermayen's mandate that employees "Share", a practice Vermayen models by active participation.

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IBM Rational Offers Collaboration and Innovation within Software Development

Portals and KM

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

IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

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

Portals and KM

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 Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is the first in a series of notes on IBM Connect 2013. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years thanks to IBM’s support.

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.

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12 Pages to Go on Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - Three More Case Studies

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are only 12 pages to go in my new 400-page book on Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013). The book presents ten common collaboration scenarios that people do on a day-to-day basis, and explores how to use IBM Connections to improve and enhance each. IBM Connections Michael''s Books But for today. Thanks.

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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?

IBM THINK Forum – Servanthood – A New Kind of Leadership


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social EnterpriseWhoah! Worth while a look for sure! And watch out!,

IBM Connections Makes My Job Easier —Paul at IBM (Expertise Identification)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Paul from IBM shares about how IBM Connections makes his job easier. Here's an example: " A short while ago I was involved with a complex proposal to migrate a customer's collaboration environment from a competitor's technology to an IBM solution. IBM Connections Communities are a group of people with a common interest.