Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

Welcome to the wonderful brave new world of IBM’s Watson Workspace! . . Not replacing and wiping out entirely our human potential, but, instead, augmenting our capability through enhanced, trustworthy and advisory commentary from IBM Watson itself.

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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. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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

Elsua

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. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 IBM Learning Open Business

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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 ).

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’s Social Business Jam – The Fun Part Starts Now!

Elsua

Yes, IBM ‘s Social Business Jam is now over, actually, it finished already on Friday noon EST last week, but the fun part starts now! Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?

Elsua

On January 20th 1997, while I was holidaying in The Netherlands, I started my adventure into the corporate world with a new job at IBM, as a Customer Support Representative for the Mainframe. Really looking forward to seeing everyone at IBM Connect 2013 and, please, don't be shy.

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

Elsua

field, i.e. social computing and social software tools: building credibility and value, communities, tags, social bookmarks, open knowledge sharing spaces, profiles, activities, etc. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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

Elsua

This year, more than ever, we will be seeing how Lotusphere has become more socialised than ever before and the IBM Connect parallel event that got kicked-off last year surely has improved, and tremendously!, Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here!

IBM at 100 – Where The Wild Ducks Go

Elsua

Today is IBM ‘s 100th anniversary (Check #ibm100 on Twitter to see how folks are celebrating such massive achievement ). Happy 100th Year, My Dear IBM! Go ahead and start following it, if you would want to be in the know of what’s happening out there in the IBM world.

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

There are three main themes addressed in this next release of Connections: the evolution of the social platform, enhanced communities for teams, and more capabilities for business to consumer use cases. The enhanced community capabilities for teams add new features to address team use cases.

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

Elsua

Louis got us all three organised (without even sending a single email across, by the way, but collaborating through IBM Connections Activities < W00t! Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Learning Open Business Travelling

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Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Elsua

A couple of months back I was talking about this with one of my fellow IBM colleagues, and very good friend, Rawn Shah , and while brainstorming on something that I am hoping to be able to share very soon (Which I am sure plenty of folks out there have been waiting for it for a while!),

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Elsua

Never mind the community facilitators. Communities are different beasts. If not, judge for yourselves, to quote Rachel, on the list of pressures that community leaders are facing at the moment: . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Easy First Steps – a User Adoption Strategy (and what IBM is doing in IBM Connections with Touchpoint)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Let’s use IBM Connections as an example when considering how the strategy could be used. IBM Connections offers capabilities that can be used across a broad variety of business scenarios, but this breadth can also be intimidating. Invite a colleague to join her in IBM Connections. Use search to discover and join a community in IBM Connections that holds professional interest. Adoption IBM Connections

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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

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. – Merging two communities into one community. – Moving sub-communities into and out of parent communities.

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Any community.

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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!

IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0

Portals and KM

This is the first of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. released in 2011, that has expanded features to support communities. This community support includes video and photo sharing and support for idea generation, including Ideation Blogs. It also provides the means to better manage a document library for communities through integration with IBM Enterprise Content Manager and IBM FileNet. 

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

Elsua

What’s the IBM story? Not to mention business partners and / or fellow IBM colleagues! There are lots of things I would be sharing about IBM’s Lotusphere main theme for this year on Get Social. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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The Foreword for Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - by Jeff Schick

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thanks to Jeff Schick of IBM, all that happened earlier today. Here''s the Foreword that Jeff wrote for my new book - Doing Business with IBM Connections. Foreword - by Jeff Schick (IBM Corporation). I joined the Lotus team in 2006 to create the next generation of collaboration product that IBM would bring to market. This meant IBM needed to move beyond email and instant messaging. The IBM team kicked into high gear. IBM Software Group.

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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. In the next major release, Connections will offer an enhanced dashboard to monitor adoption and community vitality.  The ability to take insights from consumer facing communities and bring them inside for internal conversation on how to respond shows one the advantages of having a platform that serves both communities inside and outside the organization.

IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect

Elsua

to a smashing, talented, gifted group of individuals who are taking brand advocacy into new levels: the IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Open Business Travelling

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively – Part Deux

Elsua

Great points altogether shared across by Glen, specially, the fun aspect of being a community facilitator, which helps us reintroduce, once again, the whole concept of fun@work , which I will talk about in an upcoming blog post, as I feel it’s got enough meat to discuss it separately.

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IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part One

Portals and KM

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. At the intersection of social and smarter commerce is the creation of brand-aligned communities.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Elsua

So I thought I would put together this quick entry to point you all to the main site where you would be able to find them all, including the recording of the breakout session I did on Organisations or Communities. Here is the embedded code of the video recording: Organizations or Communities?

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IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

Portals and KM

IBM introduced a new set of social collaboration offerings on t he IBM Federal Community Cloud. The new set of social collaboration Cloud offerings on the IBM Federal Community Cloud addresses the Obama administration's drive to adopt a "cloud-first" policy that is designed to help the government reduce and consolidate its 2,100 data centers. IBM is now providing tools for organizations to collaborate both on premise and in the cloud.

CommunityBuilders – Online Community Still Crazy After Years with Nancy White

Elsua

If you have been involved with virtual communities and online facilitation, I bet it’s almost impossible not having come across the absolutely fabulous work on facilitating online communities Nancy has done, and shared across!,

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CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Elsua

So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! View more presentations from The Community Roundtable. Interest in Community Management Has Increased.

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Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr

Elsua

topics (like online community management, social CRM, customer service, etc. around the subject of managing, leading, facilitating or stewarding online communities. The secret art of cultivating online communities Luis Suarez.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Freelancing General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Open Leadership

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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’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – A Proposal for DIA Now Delivered Successfully!

Elsua

If you would remember, a couple of weeks back, I mentioned how I was making my way to Orlando, FL, to attend IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 event, as part of my yearly pilgrimage to one of *the* top notch Enterprise Collaboration conferences out there nowadays!

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

21st Century Organization

See the presentation on Slideshare and especially slide 6 "Interactions with Users and Communities". Consider that IBM is a 100 year old technology company that has both invented the collaboration tools and methods used internally, and that fuel business in client companies worldwide.

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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 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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Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Elsua

Yes, of course, I am talking about (online) communities and community building. Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ? Yes, indeed, online communities are hot! Community managers anyone? Community Management Fundamentals.

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