Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


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 Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


the huge amount of hidden talent of your workforce by empowering them to make best use of social software tools! to then move into Fringe in 2001 (Profiles), just as IBM Community Tools (a.k.a. Now who couldn’t resist embarking on such a liberating experience, as a business?

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Trending Sources Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

provides a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of dominant enterprise collaboration tools. documents pane, with presence for the latest SharePoint document modifier and document ratings visible within Lotus Notes.

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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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

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. The 2006 one drew 150,000 business partners. and social tools such as IBM’s Quickr that enable community based work.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

It covers “Social Business for SMBs,” (Speakers: IBM Clients - The Law Offices of LaVan & Neidenberg, Czarnowski, and others). Now the analysts say it will be a 7B market for social business. Roxanne said their students and employees are pushing for more social tools and also BYOD.

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eProductivity for Lotus Notes: New Standalone Editions, New Pricing, and More

Michael Sampson - Currents

Eric Mack and team at eProductivity announced a new a new set of standalone editions for eProductivity , GTD-software for Lotus Notes: " eProductivity, an app for IBM Lotus Notes, provides you with the tools you need to most effectively manage the flood of email and other "stuff" coming at you every day. Busy professionals often feel overwhelmed with the volume of work-related information they have to process and manage.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

Charlie said a major part of his role is to make it easy to integrate Lotus technology and add more social to apps.  Chris spoke about business analytics. Today’s tools help us much better realize the early vision of process aligned KM.

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SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Im already subscribed SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool? Then, we need to look at what kind of collaboration you’re planning on doing, because that’s really what should drive your decision to use a given tool.

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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. Social business and social media are complementary. -. social business - organizations and business processes (accelerate business velocity, "last mile" of process improvement, improved decision making, and building cultures of innovation. -.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews - Doug Heintzman on Social Business

Portals and KM

The first one for me was with Doug Heintzman, Director, Lotus Strategy. In this capacity he is responsible for Lotus’ over all strategic direction. In 2001-2003 I was the Executive Sponsor of the Accenture – Lotus alliance from the Accenture side.   Times have changed and I like the new social direction that IBM/Lotus is taking. I asked him why IBM chose Social Business, both as a concept and as a term. 

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Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

I often hear from business leaders that while they see some value in using Facebook for business-to-customer interaction, they see little value in using it internally.

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

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Becoming a Social Business Client Panel

Portals and KM

Mike started with some of the challenges businesses face today: information overload, complexity and connections.  How to deal with governance issues with the implementation of social tools?   How can you anticipate and deal with the new legal issues with social business?

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Working Smarter … (IBM Lotus Software)


Check out IBM Lotus Software - Working Smarter (It lasts for a little bit over a minute): But, like I have mentioned above, the interesting thing from this, relatively new, IBM YouTube channel is to eventually capture the stories of real people , and their businesses!,

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Do Business.

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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.

IBM Verse – Email Reimagined

Michael Sampson - Currents

Given what I know about it, with my analyst hat on, it is perfectly reasonable to give the following official line (which I did give to IBM yesterday when they asked for a quote): Email remains a critical communication channel for organizations, and has an ongoing role to play alongside new communication and collaboration tools. Tools like IBM Connections from IBM, or Yammer and SharePoint from Microsoft, or Slack, or … many others.

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Lotus Knows IdeaJam Still Under Way!


As you may have noticed already, the last few hours I have been relatively quiet over here in my blog and it is not that I have gone missing again with another business trip. Yes, indeed, check out Lotus Knows IdeaJam.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging


Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

Green Chameleon » The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Technology Question in KM Tools In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. In order to enable knowledge sharing, we require tools and platforms. The user needs to be clear which tool to use for which purpose.

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


This Week in Lotus 018 – A world without email? If you go there, you will also find a brief section of Tips where each of us pointed folks into some interesting hints and tips, tools, blog posts, applications, etc.

Enterprise Microblogging Use Cases: Help Reduce Your Inbox Clutter!


Roll-up: Businesses Love Microblogging “, which is pretty close to another one shared by her the previous day under the title “? Yes, “ businesses *love* microblogging “, but just as much as knowledge workers do as well!

The Man Who Should The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Tag, You’re It!


In a way, it was triggered again by some of the conversations I had during the break(s) at the Social Business Summit, so I thought it would be a good time to finally address it, at least, with this initial blog post.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis


It will make you think twice about how you may have viewed email as a collaboration tool all along. I still see plenty of value in using email as a communication tool for one-on-one confidential / sensitive exchanges as well as to process calendaring and scheduling events altogether.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


These re-launch events where incredibly re-energizing, as you may have guessed, confirming, once again, the key and crucial role of communities for any business. And I mean *any* business.

What Difference A Year Doesn't Make: Lotus Connections & SharePoint

Collaborative Thinking

But - that means that IBM needs to let Connections "do its own thing" and not worry about slowing down or try to cross-sell other Lotus products. IBM has to do superior and native integration between Connections and Microsoft productivity tools and integrate with SharePoint as well. Socialize Me: Sharepoint iWidget for Lotus Connections. What we wanted to do was develop an iWidget for Lotus Connections so that we could surface SharePoint data within Lotus Connections.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vaughan has seen the power of social - through blog aggregators (like Planet Lotus), meeting people at conferences that he's already "met" through various social tools. Social is changing the face of business. Definition - "a social business embraces network of people to create business value." what IBM has done in becoming a social business: -. These communities are about creating cross-line of business collaboration. -.

Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

last year IBM introduced social business. various Internet tools and services are linking people with PD to resources to help them. Social - "the application of social tools and culture to business processes and activities.". Social business is not limited to the deployment of new tools. It's the application of these tools to roles, processes, and outcomes that make it work. - It will impact the way that businesses work.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 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!

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?


At least, that’s what has just happened to myself, upon my return from my recent business trip to Boston for the Enterprise 2.0 It’s an old concept, I know, coming from groupware, ( Lotus Notes anyone?) And at what costs then for businesses out there? .

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.

Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools: Boston KM Forum - March 31

Endless Knots

Long title for what promises to be a good day with the Boston KM Forum on March 31: " Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al." But what value have they had for business enterprises?  In this symposium, we will explore virtual teams and social tools—and their value in leveraging knowledge.    We will discuss tools and techniques, share learnings, and hear case examples.

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Clay Shirky on Institutions vs. Collaboration – Business 2.0


So I kept going along with my day and all of a sudden he goes and tweets back again the following tweet : "New blog post – Business 2.0 looking at business driving enterprise social software tools, rather than the other way round [link] " And the suspense was over!

How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Executive Competencies Assessment Tool Assess Your Business Leadership Skills with the Councils new benchmarking tool. Subscription Services » Reprints » ); Practice Made Perfect How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work Procter & Gamble drove adoption of social networking tools by integrating them with existing with work processes. Get Google Enterprise Search for your business information.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

My notes on the session: - Bayer - three main business areas: crop science, health care, and material science. When looking at Connections vs. SharePoint, Documentum, and BMS's KM tool, Connections supported most of the requirements. Some things that SharePoint, Documentum, or the KM tool were particularly strong in, Connections could do in a "lite" way, and this was often enough for most people. -. the business card - in Lync, in SharePoint, in Outlook, in Connections.

Coveo Expresso Available as Free Basic Level Enterprise Search Tool

Portals and KM

I want to share this post I did that first appeared in AppGap to make you aware of a free search tool for those in a Microsoft environment. You can get Coveo’s capability for other platforms including the Mac environment, where I work, and Lotus Notes through their advanced search modules.

Notes on Tuesday's Keynote on Becoming a Social Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

Impact of social technologies in business. Which drives the most business benefit? Great variety of tools. What tools they emphasize. Hard business benefits. These tools connect with other parts of the business. Becoming a social business requires a cultural shift. we have to have current tools available. Become a social business. Found that many were existing business risks. Ask - how does our business work? Goes Mobile, Bringing SharePoint to the iPad

Portals and KM

Their tools focus on increasing user adoption of collaboration tools include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. Now business users can work on a presentation from their desktop, drag-and-drop it to SharePoint, and send a link to colleagues using in Microsoft Outlook or IBM Lotus Notes. I have written about several times. See for example -

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., Here’s the paragraphs in the announcement about the user adoption approach: Merck is using Office 365 to replace a group of disconnected technologies including Lotus Notes, Sametime, and WebEx, that we had deployed over the years. We see Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a major catalyst in this next phase.

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