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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.

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IBM Verse – Email Reimagined

Michael Sampson - Currents

Of course I’m talking about the news and announcement from IBM around Mail Next, the code name for what has become IBM Verse. You can see the news and announcement directly from IBM, and find a whole lot of link love from others. It looks pretty, sure, and I commend IBM for making something so eye candy’ish.

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Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. It is too easy to stay within familiar email, for example.

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


IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past.

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History


Yes, I know, this time around, and contrary to other Jams in the past, IBM conducted this one for IBM employees only. Everyone does.

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Why I Fired Myself from IBM


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? Maybe.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

To this end IBM has made its Connections activity stream open to third party apps. After covering Connections 3.0  

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


This year, Lotusphere itself is divided in a whole bunch of different tracks , each of them capable of satisfying even the most demanding of tastes.

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IBM at 100 – Where The Wild Ducks Go


Today is IBM ‘s 100th anniversary (Check #ibm100 on Twitter to see how folks are celebrating such massive achievement ).

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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. Adoption IBM Connections Description.

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


IBM Innovation Learning Open Business TravellingWe may as well enjoy the ride along the way, right? Well, we surely did! Yes, walking the talk!)

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IBM MobileFirst

Michael Sampson - Currents

Late last week IBM announced a sweeping initiative in the mobile space : " IBM today unveiled IBM MobileFirst, the most comprehensive mobile portfolio that combines security, analytics and app development software, with cloud-based services and deep mobile expertise. Comments: 1. Indeed these need to come together.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!


Welcome everyone to BlueIQ at IBM! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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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. You can drill down and do data slicing on time dimension, Connection component dimension or up to 3 different "filters" you can specify about a person's profile (Geo, Role, Dept being the default ones).    

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


What’s the IBM story? Not to mention business partners and / or fellow IBM colleagues! What an amazing couple of months so far!!

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


But for the rest, I will be talking about it at a later time in a number of different articles, like I mentioned above. On Sunday. Yikes!

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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. Numerous participants mentioned the power of approaching IBM Connections from the frame of scenarios rather than features and functions.

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.

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Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


right from the start: the opportunity to successfully connect people to people AND make a difference as a result of such serendipitous encounters.

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


Freelancing General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Open LeadershipTill now. Every time.

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A Roadmap for Organizations Using IBM Connections Who Are Facing User Adoption Problems: Two Pathways

Michael Sampson - Currents

I was talking to a colleague last week about how customers who are using IBM Connections were going from an adoption perspective. John, Thanks for your response to my question about user adoption among customers using IBM Connections. For the second group, my recommendation is different. A complex question. Something else?

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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.

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


IBM has made it happen for Lotusphere and I guess they have now raised the bar for everyone else. Yes, A Proposal for DIA is now a reality.

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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. Surveys can have questions of different types (date, text, tick box, etc.). -

It is done. The History of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the time I was starting to formulate the idea of writing a series of 100-page reports evaluating the efficacy of different collaboration products.

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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 family. A few comments: 1.

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?


This year will mark the beginning of a new era for IBM, a before and an after, and you will see what I mean very very soon. I surely am!

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.

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


But there are different ways of showing and demonstrating that. How would you do it differently if the building were burning down?

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


Express the same context in different ways, using different tones and wording to determine tone vs. content comfort&#. The soft skills.

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


More specifically in three different contexts or, as I call them, use cases. Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? What happened?

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


but different gatherings (I am still trying to find a name for them… any suggestions more than welcome, please!) In Adoption via Peer Pressure?

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation


Why have we stopped this absolutely inspirational journey to go out there and keep making a difference? Well, not really. Goodness! Very ugly.

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The Future of Work Is Learning


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprisefor the last few years.

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Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?


We may have prepared rather well the way for those various different waves of (early) adopters, but our job is far from done! But if felt good.

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Open BusinessA couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0 Not even a fraction.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


To think and act in a completely different way than what we have been doing for ages? IBM Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterpris

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Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening


This year though, I am planning on doing something … different. It’s something different, like I mentioned above. Very different.

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


So over the course of the next few days, perhaps couple of weeks, and in between other blog entries here and there, I will be sharing plenty of those highlights pointing folks out to individual keynote and speaker sessions that I enjoyed quite a bit attending and learning from, but this time around with a slight difference. Ready? Appalling.

User Adoption Strategies in June with Silverside

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workshop will be presented for two different audiences: – Wednesday June 10, for customers with IBM Connections, SmartCloud, and Sametime.

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