Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours

Elsua

Instead, a long while ago I have made the transition into what some people have been calling work life integration, where one of key words / concepts that has started making the rounds in the last few years, that is, flexibility, is gaining more and more importance and relevance as we move forward.

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. That's a bit on the nose, sorry IBM. a broad set of social networking capabilities available through integration with IBM Connections ").

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Elsua

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. Welcome everyone to BlueIQ at IBM!

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. in 2010, more focused approach - to introduce Connections with the new personalized work place (a new standard laptop image). -. plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. integration challenges: -. integrating Profiles. Need some changes from IBM. -.

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It’s All About Work Life Integration; It’s All About You!

Elsua

Because, in my own experience, it’s not about striking a good work life balance, but eventually it’s all about Work Life Integration. No matter what your boss or your colleagues tell you about it or regardless of that huge deadline that is approaching!).

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. Many of the people in the room already had IBM Connections available in their organizations. The vast majority agreed, however, at the challenge of how to explain IBM Connections to the people they work with. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings

IBM XWork Server - for Web and Mobile Applications

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ed Brill of IBM announced the IBM XWork Server , a new server in the IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 It's designed to reinvigorate the ISV channel around developing applications on Domino: " Tomorrow, IBM will announce IBM XWork Server 8.5.3.

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. IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes.  In the changing digital world this integration is critical for success

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Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Lotusphere 2012, Douglas Heintzman (Director of Strategy, IBM Collaboration Solutions) and Andrew Warzecha (VP of Strategy, IBM Solutions Group) are presenting on IBM's social business strategy. Here's my notes: - Will be talking about some of the thinking within IBM about the forces that are changing the marketplace, and what IBM should do to help customers succeed. IBM is already working to give insight into the optimal way to staff and form teams.

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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. In my book Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) on which the workshop is based, there are a couple of case studies aligned with each of the ten core scenarios. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings Uncategorized

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. Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager led the opening session which began with a very loud and good rock band.

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Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, IBM is kicking off the Opening General Session for IBM Connect. Call out to the IBM Champions. IBM Platform for Social Business - the "motherboard of your organization." IBM Connections 4.5 - nested folders, social tagging, document workflow. -. communities - an integrated meeting room. -. Foresee in Germany, have integrated Connections with a full touch capable table. -.

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Notes from IBM's Social Business Success Story #ibmsocbiznz @socialbizguy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vaughan Rivett from IBM New Zealand is presenting on the IBM Social Software Success Story. what IBM has done in becoming a social business: -. the vision at IBM - from Steve Mills, to "harness our collective intelligence across IBM and ultimately across our ecosystem." IBM has created an internal corporate social networking platform - which includes person profiles, file sharing, communities, and much more. -. 1) Is Facebook blocked in IBM? -.

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IBM Connect 2013: Ed Brill on Reinventing the Inbox

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 thanks to IBM’s support. These notes cover the Monday Press Session: Reinventing the Inbox with Ed Brill, Director, Social Business & Collaboration, IBM.

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Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect

Elsua

As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the most eagerly anticipated capabilities for the next version of IBM Connections – due to be released on May 21 – is integrated support for external collaboration.

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7 Pillars Analysis of IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

I was on a call tonight with a client, and among other topics, we talked about the business and user adoption challenge of having the latest and greatest collaboration and communication technology from IBM. The following is lifted from an internal working paper doing a 7 Pillars analysis of IBM: " IBM offers a tremendous range of technical capabilities to support shared access to team data that is stored in its products.

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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. There will be a starting collection of metric reports but then community managers will be able to choose more from numerous (just in case we need to shorten the list I'd prefer to be more generic here) options that can be implemented by the system administrator, IBM’s Cognos is providing this capability in the background.

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

21st Century Organization

Alcatel-Lucent- An Implementation Approach to Follow. IBM- Wisdom in Deep Collaboration Roots Listening to IBM representatives Rawn Shah , Luis Suarez and Stefano Pogliano it seemed helpful to consider the path IBM has taken to reach Enterprise 2.0

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

I think there are markets for each of the three approaches on this panel. (I Microsoft - we want to make sure MS platform that has key elements that work with all components - e.g. not just tags in wikis but also in enterprise applications - we want the integration of all data - like tags (I think Microsoft and Jive both made good points here). I went to an interesting session at the Enterprise 2.0 conference on Wednesday led by our very own Jevon MacDonald.

Saba Social Left Out Of IBM Deal

Collaborative Thinking

IBM partners with a well-known human capital management vendor that has a strong offering in the LMS/e-Learning space. The Saba partnership provides IBM with a few things: It allows IBM to exist this business and provide existing Lotus Learning customers a migration path (to Saba). It allows IBM to sell Saba's learning solution directly (augmenting the value proposition of WebSphere Portal via a learning accelerator). IBM and Saba have worked together for years.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Elsua

Remember, it’s still part of my “Big Three”, along with IBM Connections and Twitter. . IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

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

21st Century Organization

Alcatel-Lucent- An Implementation Approach to Follow. IBM- Wisdom in Deep Collaboration Roots Listening to IBM representatives Rawn Shah , Luis Suarez and Stefano Pogliano it seemed helpful to consider the path IBM has taken to reach Enterprise 2.0

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The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Elsua

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months already since I left IBM and decided to go independent as a trusted advisor around Social / Open Business & Digital Transformation. If you’d remember, the lowest number of incoming email I managed to get while at IBM was in 2011 with 16 emails per week.

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Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shaw, IBM

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. Working across the IBM enterprise, we have a fairly extensive network of social ecosystems involving hundreds of thousands of members across many geographical regions.

Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shah, IBM

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. Working across the IBM enterprise, we have a fairly extensive network of social ecosystems involving hundreds of thousands of members across many geographical regions.

Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shah, IBM

Online Community Report

This month’s Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. Within the 400,000 or so employees in IBM, there are several thousand communities of various combinations of users.

UC And ROI: Round2: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

Collaborative Thinking

John Del Pizzo from the IBM Sametime team responded to my post - but, I'm not persuaded by the counter-arguments. . the total cost of ownership is not clearly outlined, a reasonable TCO model would establish a timeline (say 3 years) and include the total costs, including various weighting factors for planning, operational support, integration costs, help desk, change management, and so on.". It's a very common approach - and vendors should be called on it.

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UC And ROI: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

Collaborative Thinking

I caught a couple of blog posts on the IBM Keynote for UC ( Lotusphere Message: Yes There Is a UC ROI ) and then one on the Sametime blog (see below). Overall - I give IBM 3 Thumbs-Up and 5 Thumbs-Down: The ROI of Unified Communications & Collaboration. IBM is being very selective (almost dismissive) of the costs to introduce, deploy, and maintain the system. . These figures are based on our experience from similar deployments as well as IBM's own measured cost savings.

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2014, The Year That Was

Elsua

However, this time around a little bit of a special one, since upon my return, on January 20th, I announced, after 17 years of (big) corporate life, I would be leaving IBM, my former employer, and embark on to whatever my next adventure may be like.

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10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 2)

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

In my last post I listed ten strategies for integrating learning with work. 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING LEARNING AND WORK. However, from the perspective of integrating learning and work, social media is a technical platform (like none before it) for sharing, collaborating and communicating while work is being accomplished. I think the convergence is good for further integration of learning and working. Communities of Practice and Social Media at IBM.

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Collaborative Thinking: Sametime 7.5 Asterisk

Collaborative Thinking

& Asterisk IBMs approach to unified communications is anchored around applications, an important distinction from the current state of Microsofts effort which has been more centric to platform convergence. plug-in and integration with Asterisk (an open source PBX).

Notes on BP304 Become a Social Business: Leverage User Adoption Through Gamification

Michael Sampson - Currents

Focus is on how to use gamification to drive user adoption of IBM Connections. How could we get people to spend 10,000 hours learning new collaboration approaches and tools. Assertion - let's use gamification methods to get them to learn new approaches / tools.

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Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here''s the vendors that were on the showcase floor: - Ephox, showing EditLive for IBM Connections. It''s an add-in for IBM Connections that brings rich text editing into the Connections tools. It brings back in the essential tools like copy-and-paste that retains the formatting, compared to the default approach of stripping it all out. ISW from Australia is showing Kudos Badges, the reward and recognition platform for IBM Connections. Conference Notes IBM Connection

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

As most of you folks already know, my first exposure to social software was inside IBM, back in 2001, with a Profile Social Aggregator called Fringe ; then I started experimenting with the instant messaging social capabilities of IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

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Social Connections VI – Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s always good to hear current case studies, learn about adoption approaches, and how to make IBM Connections work in organizational life. What if you would have the means to re-define a new way of working with your fellow colleagues and peers through that very same adaptation to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise? Conferences & Events IBM Connections

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Elsua

Take IBM (My current employer), for instance. It’s an integral part of who we are. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Elsua

“To assess, reconcile and coordinate the ‘social’ approach across a wide range of enterprise functions. To integrate internal social environments with closed communities with open communities and with public social channels and none-hosted communities in their markets.

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Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Elsua

For me, that’s interacting with customers, business partners, and fellow IBM colleagues, but at the same time keeping up with industry thought leaders in an open, trustworthy environment where more in-depth dialogue is not only encouraged, but facilitated nicely altogether.

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach). Now you can imagine how important and critical such training and education has been for a company like IBM where over 50% of its population are remote / virtual workers.

IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Social Networks with New Enterprise Adaptability Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

6 March 2008 IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Social Networks with New Enterprise Adaptability Practice Enterprise-class Social Networking Is Closer than You Think—Resetting the Adoption Clocks Shades of Web 3.0—The It has learned to integrate these with enterprise infrastructure.

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IBM SJ 46-4 | A model for CIO-led innovation

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Azua The CIO (chief information officer) organization at IBM has adopted the idea of a participatory Web and is engaged in leveraging employee talent to address the persistent information technology challenges facing global enterprises. A series of unique open conversations among employees resulted in a new approach to collaborative innovation. The process of collaborative innovation was taking hold within IBM, and the CIO office played a leading role.

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Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the third-to-last slot at IBM Connect 2013, the Ask the Product Managers session is kicking off. Each product manager is introducing themselves: - Ed Brill - he will be moving to a new role in IBM in the mobility area. IBM Notes/Dominos 9 "rocks your blinkin' face off.". Jeanette - IBM Docs. Social integration features are great. Ditto re social integration. - (name?) - Domino Server. Sean - IBM Docs, and Lotus Protector. I love IBM Notes.

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