Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. – Upgrading to Connections 5.0. On the front page of the survey it says: “ IBM Connections is a widely used collaboration and social business platform. IBM Connections

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The report contents includes: - Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: About the Survey. Business Activities Supported by IBM Connections. Employee Use of IBM Connections. Versions of IBM Connections Being Used Among Organizations. Plans to Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0. - Key Features in IBM Connections 5.0. - Add-On Products for IBM Connections.

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The Essence of Connected Learning

Elsua

It’s probably a good time now to, at long last, rethink the Essence of Connected Learning. The Essence of Connected Learning from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. . Talking about Connected Learning.

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Connecting More Deeply

Viv Mcwaters

Connecting more deeply. Connecting more deeply works for me at a number of levels, not just personal. One of my favourite ways of connecting is through play.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – Hummm … maybe we need to re-discover the power of a tweet to reach out and connect, don’t you think?

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Round-Trip Editing in Connections Content Manager

Michael Sampson - Currents

As part of the announcement around Mac Sync, Luis from IBM also mentioned that round-trip editing is available for Connections Content Manager : IBM Connections Content Manager (CCM) users can now do round-trip editing. This is good news then, and although it is limited to Libraries (in Connections Content Manager for the moment), it portends good things are on the way for Files and Community Files. IBM Connections

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Everything Is Connected to Everything

Elsua

Brian Cox where in less than two minutes he gets to explain in very simple terms how everything is connected to everything. Science.

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Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At IBM Connect 2014 today, IBM announced “Mail Next,” to be branded under the IBM Connections family. I’m attending IBM Connect 2014 as an analyst, so with my analyst hat on at the end of the day: 1. From what I picked up, my understanding is that the worlds of email traffic / conversations are logically and physically separate from the “social” conversations and interactions happening in IBM Connections.

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Life in a Connected Day

Elsua

So how about if we get started with “ Life in a Connected Day “? Like I said at the beginning of this short post, there is probably not many interesting and exciting things out there to watch other than “ Life in a Connected Day “, don’t you think?

Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

My questions for this hot seat are about the limits to connectivity – how much of it do we (students, teachers) really want, and what are the demonstrable benefits? What are the risks of connectivity and what kinds of privacy or control or independence could be lost if everything is connected?

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Elsua

I use it every single day of the week, it’s my favourite personal learning network by far, but I am starting to question the value of connections over there. When you decide to stop following everyone and question the purpose of that connection in the first place?

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Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

is a relatively new offering in the knowledge management space, founded in 2010, that is meeting a need that has remained with us for some time: how do you connect people with the knowledge they need to accomplish their work tasks? Bloomfire.

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

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IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. Tagged: #change11 , #PLENK2010 , CCK08 , connections , Connectivism , connectivity , emergent learning , IRRODL , learning , Research. Research ChangeMOOC11 Connectivism learning connections CCK08 connectivity #PLENK2010 emergent learning IRRODL #change11

IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. Tagged: #change11 , #PLENK2010 , CCK08 , connections , Connectivism , connectivity , emergent learning , IRRODL , learning , Research. ChangeMOOC11 Research #change11 #PLENK2010 CCK08 connections Connectivism connectivity emergent learning IRRODL learning

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. See page 19 in Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014. IBM Connections

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IBM Connections File Sync for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is, however, only for IBM’s cloud offering at the moment; on-premises Connections isn’t supported yet. IBM Connections IBM announced yesterday that the file sync and share plug-in for Mac is (finally) available.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here''s the Foreword that Jeff wrote for my new book - Doing Business with IBM Connections. After several hours, John Dunderdale our sales executive said: We talk about this product by describing the way it better connects people with people and people with information. Why don''t we call it Connections? We all thought it was a great name and hence Connections was born. IBM Connections Michael''s Books

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When Collect and Connect is not enough…

Chris Collison

One of the common constructs used to ‘frame’ knowledge management activities is that of Collect or Connect. Connect takes us into the areas of networks, communities, social networking, expertise profiling, knowledge jams, cafes, conversations and randomised coffee trials.

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

Elsua

I am thrilled to announce that Luis Suarez is joining my team as Lead Social Business Enabler for w3 and www Connections. This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past. The soul-searching period is finished and dealt with.

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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. They are the glue that connects members and providers. They have started a pilot of IBM Connections with 1,000 employees. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years.

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IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus NotesBy my count there are only a couple of sessions in English, with the rest being delivered in Dutch. Nonetheless, one of the English language talks will be mine. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value.

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Social Connections VII – Next Week in Stockholm

Michael Sampson - Currents

The seventh Social Connections event is being held in Stockholm next week. The event provides two days of content and discussions on social business and IBM Connections. Conferences & Events IBM Connections I attended and spoke at the fifth event in Zurich (June 2013). I wish I could go to this one … but having just got back from Europe, I can’t. The agenda looks great.

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The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 1: Highlights

Portals and KM

Jane McConnell, Netstrategy/JMC, has recently published her excellent annual report, The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization. Jane conducted her 8 th annual survey of organizations and had 314 respondents.

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Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Elsua

And yet, while the journey has been incredibly good fun all along, never mind the massive learning experience, here I am preparing, non-stop, for the next business trip just around the corner: Social Connections VI. That’s why I am pretty excited to share over here in this blog additional details about my upcoming business trip to Prague (From June 15th till the 20th) to participate at the upcoming Social Connections VI event. My goodness!

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The Connection Economy – The One to Rule Them All

Elsua

How about if we would start focusing quite a lot more on the Connection Economy instead, to eventually have a bigger impact beyond just focusing on the money, the power and the greed? . Indeed, welcome to The Connections Economy!

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NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Limits to connectivity – how much of it do we (students, teachers) really want, and what are the demonstrable benefits? Risks of connectivity and what kinds of privacy or control or independence could be lost if everything is connected.

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Connect To Thrive | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Connect To Thrive. Social Connection Improves Health, Well-Being & Longevity. But how many of us know that social connection is as important? Social connection improves physical health and psychological well-being. One telling study showed that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity , smoking and high blood pressure. On the the flip side, strong social connection leads to a 50% increased chance of longevity.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. After covering Connections 3.0

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Inform 2015 in Melbourne – “My” Talk on IBM Connections in the Wild

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the talk: IBM Connections in the Wild: Current Status and Challenges. Organisations have been using IBM Connections for several years to create new ways of working and encourage a more social approach to business communication. Conferences & Events IBM Connections

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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. 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. I really liked being able to tell their stories, and then being able to invite them to fill in the blanks or give some more insights into the use of Connections.

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

Elsua

But, for now, I’m starting to get things ready for IBM Connect 2013 , which kicks off on January 27th till the 31st, and which surely promises to be one of those events difficult to forget around the space of Social Business.

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Social Connections VI – June 16-17 in Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last June I spoke at Social Connections V in Zurich. The Social Connections conference team has just announced the dates and location for Social Connections VI: Prague on June 16-17. Some more information: “ It will be our first ever two-day event, starting at 12pm on Monday 16th June and concluding our formal agenda at 6pm on Tuesday 17th June.

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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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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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Connections Shape Us – Food for Thought from Scientific American

Full Circle Associates

Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Good food for thought on a Monday morning.

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ALTC2013 Blogging connections

Jenny Connected

In the meantime, it has been great to make two new connections through this blog. One of the pleasures of ALT-C 2013 for me was that I discovered/met two readers of this blog who I was not aware of. These contacts were very meaningful for me and from them I was reminded of two reasons why blogging works for me. Blogging for me is about personal reflection. One of these two readers told me that for him his blogging days had dried up two years ago.

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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. “ We love Activities in Connections. IBM Connections featured

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Elsua

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

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