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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#. Are we there yet? SIE ). Probably not!

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


Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

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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. Versions of IBM Connections Being Used Among Organizations.

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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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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

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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 Offers Analytics to Help Clients with Workforce Transformation

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

2013 85

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. It’s in the Social Track , from 1.00pm to 1.30pm. Nonetheless, one of the English language talks will be mine.

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History


That is why over the course of last week you haven’t seen much of me out there on the Social Web and on this blog. Main subject covered?

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


And this year both events come fully loaded with lots of social mobile opportunities. IBM Innovation Learning Social Enterprise Travelling

2012 73

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.

2014 61

IBM at 100 – Once an IBMer, Always an IBMer


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 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?


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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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. IBM ConnectionsSee Infoware.

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


Pardon the Interruption: Social Biz Hot Topics from Louis Richardson. IBM Innovation Learning Open Business TravellingSomewhat.

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


People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo.  .  .

2011 74

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

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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.

2013 46

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


In previous blog entries I mentioned how this year’s Lotusphere has been *more* social than ever before! What’s the IBM story?

2011 43

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


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 140

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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Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?


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 123

The Fallacy of Social Networking


Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

2012 108

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. What is exciting here is the integration of social capabilities and analytics. They found extensive benefits for using social software inside the enterprise (e.g. The metrics will look at people, participation, and content.

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem


The ones who soon enough would be able to claim “ Yes, I was there! I was part of that social transformation. Social: The Human Web.

2012 90

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?


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

2012 117

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


If there would be a single keyword that could describe quite nicely both agendas from both events running in parallel that keyword would be social.

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Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social EnterpriseLong gone are the days of command and control. Well, we may not.

2012 135

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

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This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business.  

2012 59

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!


The boundaries between work and personal life, already very porous when working at IBM, are practically non-existent. Yes, trust)&#. Of course!

2011 142

Reinventing Relationships with Social Business


Still think we are living on a Social Business Era? . “Channels (Social). IBM Innovation Learning Social Enterprise Travelling

IBM at 100 – Where The Wild Ducks Go


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

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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.

2013 122

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really. Take IBM (My current employer), for instance. However, it won’t be easy.

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Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!


Social Business is about respecting people&#. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Social Enterprise

2011 112

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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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.

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

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.

2011 114

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise


and Social Computing. for those of us who would want to see the Social Enterprise dream come true. CoPs), Complexity, Enterprise 2.0

2011 121

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. The services include the industry's broadest capabilities for social software such as wikis, micro-blogs, staff profiles, instant messaging, web conferencing, messaging and collaboration, and email. For example, the U.S.