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. The IBM marketing around Verse position it as a transformative approach to email, and a re-imagination of what email is like.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Computing

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Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. I was especially interested in this as I covered Connections extensively (see first of recent three part series - IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0 ).

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

Elsua

Yes, I know you all know what I mean… that kind of change. Luis will be driving the successful adoption of Connections across IBM, in support of our Workplace of the Future goals of transforming the way employees work in a globally integrated enterprise. This is it!

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Elsua

Last week, IBM hosted the Client Experience Jam from March 12th to March 15th, to commemorate not only the 10th year anniversary of the first IBM Vales Jam , but also to help redefine those very same values that were established back then in 2003. IBM Innovation Learning Open Busines

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IBM at 100 – Once an IBMer, Always an IBMer

Elsua

There I was, standing by the main entrance door at the IBM site in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, wondering whether I made the right decision to enter the IT world or whether I would be regretting it for life. Happy 100th year anniversary IBM! and on to the next 100 years, my dear IBM!

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IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. Bob Piccano, IBM General Manager led the opening session.    He has moved to a new post leading the big data efforts across IBM. IBM is moving from systems of transaction to systems of engagement.

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Why I Fired Myself from IBM

Elsua

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? So, while we were talking, he asked me why I made the decision of leaving IBM after everything I have (helped) build over the course of time.

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

Elsua

Setting up the stage, explaining where we are coming from, how we have always been reluctant to change (Even in the 15th century!), IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Travelling

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Elsua

You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc. That’s how IBM’s own BlueIQ Ambassadors got started back in 2007.

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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. Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Ed Brill, IBM’s new leader for social collaboration on how email use is changing because of social media.

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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. Capabilities include: – New support for IBM Connections 5 CR2. – Moving files between users, with transparent changes in ownership. IBM Connections

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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!

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully, the Review is somewhat related to an eventual Thesis so I've tried to pull together some thoughts on how to improve work practices in times of change (explained below). Improving Work Practices in Times of Change. Today, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and other vendors offer E2.0

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

Elsua

However, what I thought I would share with you today over here is to detail how social it was for me while being there, compared to other years, as it would also give you a pretty good perception of how the game has changed… for good! What’s the IBM story?

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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

Getting the Next Version of Doing Business with IBM Connections Ready for Upcoming European Workshops

Michael Sampson - Currents

Currently I have two User Adoption workshops to present, and one definite and one tentative workshop on Doing Business with IBM Connections. of IBM Connections, the workbook for the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop has had to be totally updated to reflect the new user interface and various subtle changes. IBM Connections In a couple of weeks I will be in Europe for a round of workshops.

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Viewing Activities in IBM Connections as a Kanban Board

Michael Sampson - Currents

ISW Development, the team behind the Kudos Badges gamification engine for IBM Connections, has recently taken the wraps of its IBM Connect 2014 announcement: Kudos Boards. The new offering transforms Activities in IBM Connections into a visual drag-and-drop Kanban Board style interface, for new ways of working with tasks and entries. IBM Connections featured

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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. Recently, I spoke with Gina Poole, Vice President, Marketing, IBM Rational. Gina has been with IBM for over 25 years.

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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Results from IBM Releases Social Jam 2011

Portals and KM

In early February 2011, following Lotusphere, IBM hosted an online conversation (called a “Jam”), bringing together over 2,700 participants—representing corporations, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies—to discuss social business and the ways in which it can redefine how we work in the years ahead. IBM has now published a report synthesizing the 2,600 discussion posts and more than 600 tweets from the Jam.

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

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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. files that are shared with someone will be automatically downloaded to the user's computer, using IBM Connections File Sync. -. added a sidebar to Microsoft Outlook, for getting access to IBM Connections.

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!

Elsua

Happy IBM Anniversary to me! If someone would have told me that after IBM making its 100th anniversary last year , and with over 50% of its population less than 5 years in the company, while I just hit 15 years, I would have told them there would be no way for me to last that long!

IBM THINK Forum – Servanthood – A New Kind of Leadership

Elsua

The second favourite video clip is another one that doesn’t last more than a little bit over a minute and which features a rather peculiar interview by Errol Morris with Sam Palmisano , IBM’s CEO, and where he shares what, to him, leadership is all about.

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. The big changes in the industry: -.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

2017 will, definitely, be a year of change and milestones, I’m pretty certain, but it’ll also be a year of excitement, of new dazzling opportunities for learning and growth, of discovering wonderfully inspiring initiatives to experience, experiment with and learn from.

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Elsua

That’s actually one of the reasons why I haven’t been actively sharing content across, but I have been observing how my networks have been interacting during that week, without me, and, interestingly enough, things have changed quite a bit and not sure it’s for the better.

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Expertise Profiles - How Links to Contributions Changed the Dynamics at IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gia shares some of the findings from IBM about how the inclusion of links to contributions in internal systems changed the dynamics in the use of expertise profiles: " Seekers are always searching for an expert in something. What we’ve found at IBM (Note: there is no definitive research supporting the following, only anecdotal evidence): After almost 10 years of from-the-executives, repetitive, consistent pressure, only 60% of all IBM profiles are kept updated.

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

They were, essentially, the change agents who were helping act as catalysts for that business transformation that was becoming a full socially integrated enterprise. IBM Innovation Learning Life Social Enterprise Travelling

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Elsua

Take IBM (My current employer), for instance. Still it’s hard to imagine an IBM that doesn’t breathe collaboration and knowledge sharing over the course of decades (You may have heard about how the IBM Forums just recently marked their 40th year anniversary in the company).

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

It’s changed us for good!), Reluctance to change? IBM Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterprise

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Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Elsua

Change equals growth, not pain. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Enterprise

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The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

The boundaries between work and personal life, already very porous when working at IBM, are practically non-existent. Are you also a wild duck, one of those critical trust agents, intrapreneurs ready to co-lead that social change within your own enterprise?

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Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

Elsua

On provoking a social change both inside and outside of the corporate firewall and using the social tools as what they have been all along: just enablers! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

You would want to figure out whether you can apply some of your already existing day to day use cases, i.e. your tasks and activities to a new mentality, a new mindset, a new set of behaviours with a not too steep learning curve, so impact of change would still be meaningful.

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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.

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

Elsua

Plenty of food for thought for those internal social computing evangelists out there who feel they are on to another league trying to shift gears and change their corporate culture as they know it to start living social.

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