Bayer Material Science Adopts Lotus Connections - An Update on Value and Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last November, I pointed to the announcement that Bayer Material Science in Germany was implementing Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections followed an earlier attempt using different technology - which was more about knowledge management. Kurt discovered Lotus Connections - which was about "collaboration," not "knowledge management." BMS is currently using Lotus Connections 3.0. Collaboration Collaboration Culture Lotus User Adoption

IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Connected Search Archives IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English Edit: I used to be the IBM Lotus Connections Technical Evangelist. I’m part of IBM Lotus Technical Sales, and it is my job to help folks understand what Lotus Connections is and how to use it well.

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Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 My fellow colleague, and good friend, Luis Benitez , has already been sharing some details over at Lotus Connections 2.5 And relevant information resources are starting to become available for everyone as well, like the Lotus Connections v2.5

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


They still play an important role in my day to day knowledge sharing and collaborative activities, whether discussions in real time prime above all, while watching them live, or participating as one of the guests in the various conversations.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Innovate or Die


If yesterday I talked about the latest adventures of Molly exploring social software within the enterprise with IBM’s own Lotus Connections , today I thought I would go and check out what " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " has been up to lately.

Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social - "the application of social tools and culture to business processes and activities.". We can apply this to lots of different scenarios - executive communication and cultural transformation, improved customer care, real time market segmentation, etc. - The Activity Stream is the foundation of a new way of working together. Project updates show in the activity stream, service orders from SAP, recent document updates. Adult learning cycle - active learning.

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More IBM Research on Enterprise 2.0 – Activities and Other Tools

Portals and KM

Activities, Bluemail, & CoScripter: Sharing and Reusing Work in the Enterprise by Tara Matthews & John Tang of the IBM Almaden Research Center. I was especially interested in Activities, as have I have written on it before in Looking Closely at Lotus Connection and, under an older name - Activity Explorer: New Collaborative Tool from IBM , and an even earlier precursor, Unified Activity Management. So you can see my déjà vu over Activities.


Connected - IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connected Search Archives IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English Edit: I used to be the IBM Lotus Connections Technical Evangelist. I’m part of IBM Lotus Technical Sales, and it is my job to help folks understand what Lotus Connections is and how to use it well.

Collaborative Thinking: Novell Acquires SiteScape - Will It Make A Difference?

Collaborative Thinking

and Enterprise Mashups | Main | Innovation Has Its Own Personality » February 13, 2008 Novell Acquires SiteScape - Will It Make A Difference? ICEcore - an open source effort - has seen little activity at all. Consistent with Novells commitment to interoperabilty, Novell Teaming + Conferencing runs on both Linux* and Windows*, and works with Lotus Notes* and Microsoft Exchange*, in addition to GroupWise.

CMS Watch on SharePoint, and on Lotus Notes, and on Various Reactions to the Same

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week, Adriian Bloem, an Analyst at CMS Watch, wrote a blog post on the difference between SharePoint and Lotus Notes. Anyway, he lists 5 differences , and here's my response: - difference 1, agreed , although once you add other products from IBM -- Connections and Quickr -- it becomes just as competitive on the IBM side. difference 2, agreed. difference 3, agreed , but that's not the fault of Notes. difference 4, mmm, not sure on this one.


Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Found that different teams were working on similar topics across the world. Social = profile and networking, communities, and activities. Conference Notes Lotus SharePoint User AdoptionBert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. My notes on the session: - Bayer - three main business areas: crop science, health care, and material science.

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

He makes the case that for online communities to succeed they must be guided and nurtured carefully, actively, and intelligently. I was a big fan of Lotus Quickplace as Quickr was called when it first came out and promoted it with a number of clients.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

I have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections) but it had been a while since I took a detailed look. One of the major advances on the social platform evolution is the enhancement of the activity stream. Here is a sample activity stream.

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qualities of different social experience models

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Friday August 01, 2008 Qualities of different social experience models (why there is no single idea behind "Community") I read Jonathan Trenns recent posts on the fallacy of community (and more on it ) which seems to argue the concept of community but combine a number of different elements together: culture (mostly), governance, and structure. My previous post showing my list of different modesl for social experiences focuses just on the structural component.

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


surely don’t have anything to envy to the real life experience of being there , where this year there are going to be even more social activities than I can remember in the last 4 editions that I have been to so far! So this year I have decided to take a different approach.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

Ken said they are growing the firm and found they had too many different apps. Ken said their goal is to make sure people are productive and take a very social approach that is different from the legal industry in general. Lotus Notes is their main collaboration tool.

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Social XYZ: Got my answer in 30 minutes. with IBM Connections.

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Twitter Labels lotus-connections (9) demo (4) greenhouse (3) ibm-connections (2) iphone (2) reviewer-guide (2) social-business (2) web-2.0 (2) 2) Netezza (1) activities (1) analytics (1) backups (1) bookmarks (1) cognos (1) collaboration (1) core-metrics (1) dbms (1) email (1) enterprise-2.0

Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm in Sydney this week, and it just so happened that IBM Lotus is running a breakfast session wih Alistair Rennie on IBM's Advanced Collaboration work. Last few years have been good for Lotus - new customers, better products, innovative developments (Vulcan, Northstar, etc.), Matt Cain from Gartner (2009 conference) commented that the "future of email" could be Lotus Notes - because the Notes client integrates into a single interface. Tags: Conference Notes Lotus

"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

That email can be used better, via a different approach. - See my How to Make the Most of Lotus Notes/Domino blog post, for more on this idea. Oscar's comments about using email differently, and thus reducing occupational spam, ring true with me. It is possible to re-educate people to do things differently. In some cases, the conversation / activity doesn't need to happen at all - and can be eliminated.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


However, you can imagine how, as time went by, most of us ended up with a whole bunch of various different profiles in a good number of internal social networking sites resulting in spreading thinner than ever and eventually jumping into what some other folks have been calling social fatigue.

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


Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In E20 companies began adopting "social tools" such as blogs, wikis and activity streams to enable employees to communicate and collaborate more openly than they were doing via email. In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About.

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Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

In another study , Tsai and his colleagues found that when members of different business units interacted socially, they also transferred more knowledge. Lotus Connection , Socialtext ) are available.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

While some activities around tags/bookmarks might be directly related to a work activity, there are community interactions made possible that enable informal information sharing, personal learning and ad-hoc group formation as people connect to one another.

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


Time to resume my usual blogging activities, once more!

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Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM


My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong! Yes, of course, I am referring to Lotus Connections. elsua you must be excited by the Lotus Connections momentum.

Top 10 Use Cases Enterprise Microsharing Will Help You Get Less Email


We have been busy with it for nearly three years now and in the last 18 months we have been putting together an Enablement program with plenty of education and reference materials for a good number of tasks / activities and how to go about them using social tools.

Understanding and building Big Society (whatever you call it)

Social Reporter

I suspect that the response from people like those that I met in Thornton Heath might be something to the effect that we’ve being doing what you call Big Society for years, but we can’t quite see how the policies and programmes that you are talking about will make a difference.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: Getting the Most out of It (Virtually)


A bunch of the folks I usually interact with online through various different social networking tools are going to be there and it’s going to be great seeing them again and continue, face-to-face, with the various conversations that we have been covering on line for the last few months.

Notes on "Your Time Matters. Work Smart" at AusLUG 2013 - with Michael Janz from Priority Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

Have been focusing on contextualizing their principles within Lotus Notes and other tools of the day. b) we have too many different capturing devices. Need one core tool, and Lotus Notes is a great tool for doing four things - (a) help to manage your time, (b) help to manage information, and two more. f) control the technology - open the calendar first (assuming you have scheduling important/investment activities), turn-off unnecessary distractions, manage your inbox. -.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – IBM Blogger Q&A


First, an informal conversation (The Q&A part) with both Irene and Bob, to then continue with some demo time of several IBM technologies from the Enterprise Social Software space (Like IBM Lotus Connections v2.5 , Olympus , Sametime 3D and Beehive’s Honeybees ).

Avoiding Bias In Social Software Design

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting point in this article, however if the design of IBM's social software is over-reliant on use cases within its own workforce, the risk is that those traits unique to its own culture and operation are passed onto clients of Lotus Connections (user experience, etc). For IBM, however, with about 400,000 employees , it has the potential to be its own best laboratory, one that becomes even more potent when mixed with active participation in open-source communities.

Beehive Session Notes

Collaborative Thinking

Need to deploy multiple products, sometimes same / sometimes different vendors. Optimizing participation in key business activities. Note: This is the type of deep integration that Lotus should have done with Lotus Connections - missed opportunity on the part of IBM given level of SharePoint existence in market - Oracle integration includes Webparts. Beehive Unified Collaboration.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: What About BlueIQ?


BlueIQ’s methodology for social software adoption combines task-focused education materials, jumpstarts, metrics, motivational activities, and enablement social tools with our most valuable asset: volunteers. ??

Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The connector uses people and document tags actively to curate content and point others to it. As we say, buying a software license for making basic to complicated employee communities using tools like SocialText, Yammer, SocialCast, Salesforce, Lotus Connections et al is the easy part - but being the lone warrior for "corporate social networking" is the surest way to failure Cross Posted at the 2020 Social Blog Posted by Gautam Ghosh at 18:09 Email This BlogThis!

Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0


IBM, in this particular case is no different than any other business or organisation out there. That’s when we start talking about how they could make use of Lotus Connections on the Web site, or My developerWorks , or the Lotus Greenhouse.

The art of managing knowledge management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Downside of Twitter Is SharePoint the Lotus Notes of the 21st Century? I ended with two slides of lessons learned -- what I would do differently in hindsight to avoid the difficulties we encountered. So what would I do differently?

UC And Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Activity Streams, Geolocation. Activity streams and Geolocation will become the focus of more advanced rich presence efforts. IBM is trying to keep Sametime relevant in a traditional collaboration and UC market - Lotus Connections is IBM's social play. The Connections team is adding capabilities related to Activity Streams - so I expect some awkward positioning to come out of IBM as they balance two teams with different strategic goals. Over on the Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

Collaborative Thinking

SAP news: "Atlantic" first joint software product between the two - access SAP information from Lotus desktop. Leave, travel expense processing from Lotus Notes. betted ID management, opening up Domino Directory, new data store (reduce mail file store, attachments, etc), Lotus Protector for e-mail security, Domino Design for Web 2.0 Mashups: IBM Lotus Mashups: lightweight environment - graphical, browser-based tool designed to be used by business users.

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #4


enthusiasts, amongst several other activities, but also from a business perspective. Prusnick mentions on that article, since I have been using Lotus Traveler myself for work and it’s just beautiful! And browsing it through the iPad vs. the iPhone *does* make a difference!