SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

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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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IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

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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.

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Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. - When thinking about transformation, you stop thinking about individual tools - and a platform instead. -.

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Connected - IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English

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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.

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. It works with Exchange Server, Outlook, Active Directory, Sharepoint, and related products.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

While initially identified as a social bookmark system for the enterprise (an "internal delicious"), the company has done a credible job of expanding the conversation beyond a tooling discussion.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews – Larry Bowden

Portals and KM

Prior to this, he was Vice President of Portal Solutions and Lotus Products, and the lead for strategy, marketing, partnerships, industry offerings and services. For example, the customer analytics on the Web side are often more complex but then you have the integration of employee directories for finding expertise on the work side.  There are IBM tools that can help with Web outreach and bring the right information to the employee for a proper response.

Reporting Structure in IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the long-standing features in IBM Connections (and previous editions that were called Lotus Connections) is the ability to view the reporting structure of your organization. This information is programmatically ingested from a directory system (LDAP, or Microsoft Active Directory), or from your HR system, and is controlled by an IT adminstrator. JustNudge Software in Australia offer a couple of add on tools for profiles to help out in such situations.

News Updates -- Lotusphere 2009 Special (January 20, 2009)

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IBM and Research In Motion announced new integration points between IBM's software and the RIM BlackBerry, including access to Lotus Symphony documents from the BlackBerry, IBM Lotus Quickr access from the BlackBerry, and extended support for IBM Connections by the BlackBerry. IBM and SAP announced the forthcoming release of Alloy, an integration tool for Notes and SAP Business Suite. IBM announced LotusLive, a collection of hosted services for Lotus software.

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News Updates (February 22, 2010)

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IBM and SNAPP announced SnappFiles, an iPhone application for accessing files stored in Lotus Quickr and FileNet P8. " The first offering, SnappFiles, demonstrated by IBM at MacWorld in San Francisco last week, is a free app available on the Apple App Store that delivers secure access to and collaboration on corporate documents stored in IBM Lotus Quickr or Filenet P8 ECM systems. NGAD also is a reshaping of the programming model for Active Directory.

UC And Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0

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IM will replace direct messaging in enterprise social messaging tools. Directory-based Profiles. Cisco perhaps because they need to do something to disrupt the market and their XMPP asset (Jabber) could play a strategic role in a Cisco-based social messaging tool (or they acquire someone). IBM is trying to keep Sametime relevant in a traditional collaboration and UC market - Lotus Connections is IBM's social play. Over on the Enterprise 2.0

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

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SAP news: "Atlantic" first joint software product between the two - access SAP information from Lotus desktop. Leave, travel expense processing from Lotus Notes. betted ID management, opening up Domino Directory, new data store (reduce mail file store, attachments, etc), Lotus Protector for e-mail security, Domino Design for Web 2.0 Mashups: IBM Lotus Mashups: lightweight environment - graphical, browser-based tool designed to be used by business users.

Enterprise Social Messaging: Vendor Replies

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Yammer, despite multiple requests, did not respond to my earlier post on the need for tools in this category to support policy, integration, security and other capabilities expected by enterprise decision-makers. Socialcast is a tool that is private to each company, all communication is between employees. Further directory integration and granular user access is scheduled to be rolled out onto the platform in Q2.

News Updates (January 28, 2010)

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Big Blue was rather fuzzy about specific features and functions to expect from Vulcan, but it appears the Lotus blueprint for the future takes generous crib notes from the Google Chocolate Factory. Customers may use any LDAP 3.0-compliant directory with the solution.

News Updates (October 8, 2009)

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Lotus and iPhone. iPhone users can also take advantage of a corporate directory look-up feature which helps them find contact information behind their company firewall. These applications can operate within Lotus Domino applications, a browser on a desktop or on a smartphone, as well as directly within the IBM Lotus Notes client. Windows Phone. Microsoft announced the "Windows Phone", the next generation in its mobile aspirations.

News Updates (May 14, 2009)

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Hamilton Beach recently migrated its email from Lotus Notes to Google Apps; but has kept applications on Domino. Because of the complexity, we upgrade our Lotus Notes/Domino environment about every five years. Harold on PKM.

News Updates (April 24, 2009)

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Liquid Machines and Active Directory. Liquid Machines announced support for Active Directory Federation Services, for governing access to files and documents in its rights management platform. When used with Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) and Liquid Machines Document Control client software, AD FS users can securely share intellectual property or regulated information across more than 400 file formats with external partners, suppliers and customers.

News Updates (May 21, 2009)

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The application is designed to add secure, synchronised file sharing and version management, simultaneous, multi-author document creation and editing, and communication and co-ordination tools. By integrating Praura with its existing workflow products, XCM will now be able to offer accountants a fully integrated tool that blends secure document management and distribution capabilities with their award winning workflow solutions. Ozzie on the Shift to Cloud Computing.

Can you find the people you need? | Jon Mell - Web 2.0 ideas and strategy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

People (and their blog posts) can be tagged - eg “Chinese&# to show up in relevant search results An internal directory, which can be potentially pre-populated from existing data sources, could be a great way to start deploying social software within your organisation.

News Updates (February 4, 2010)

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Supports email, directory search, meeting stuff. - Qantas is dropping Lotus Notes and migrating to Exchange Server. Hall said Qantas would also be consolidating "a large number" of Lotus Notes applications and databases as part of its drive to "standardise, reduce and simplify" the number of business applications and tools it used. Oracle Beehive 2.0. Oracle posted version 2.0 of Oracle Beehive for download.

FUMSI - Finding Expertise Inside the Organisation

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Expertise directories How, then, do we find expertise inside our organisations? If we are lucky, someone has put together a comprehensive directory outlining who knows what. However, the perfect expertise directory very often remains out of reach.

Connected - SharePoint My Sites: It ain’t just about profiles, people.

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Check this out: Yes, anything stored in an LDAP, a directory, or some other personnel data store can be automatically brought forward into My Sites, just like you can in Lotus Connections Profiles. tools internally to get more out of all of us and have fun while doing it.

SharePoint My Sites: It ain’t just about profiles, people. « Connected

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Check this out: Yes, anything stored in an LDAP, a directory, or some other personnel data store can be automatically brought forward into My Sites, just like you can in Lotus Connections Profiles. tools internally to get more out of all of us and have fun while doing it.

IBM SJ 46-4 | A model for CIO-led innovation

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The resulting strategy reflected the patterns emerging on the Web: of open enterprise data reuse, capture of the contributions of employees everywhere, change to simple and powerful Web-based tools, support for customization, reward sharing through increased visibility and enhanced reputation of contributors, and sharing results with partners and clients. Newsgroup forums, e-mail, IM, and Lotus * Notes * teamrooms are the basic platforms. IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5:

Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software | innovation Creators

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is about building tools that end users can leverage to build their own solutions. To be truly useful, these tools have to plug into the back end of any corporate entity. An Aside to the Lotus Notes Crowd Lotus Notes tried to do all of this but (at least up to version 6.5) Making a business application in Lotus Notes is not drag and drop simple. tools are also why I am not too concerned about Lotus Notes applications with 100,000 lines of code.

Some things about KM that we now know are wrong

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Superstition 1: We need an expertise directory This sounds like a great idea. The obvious answer: get everyone to add their details to an expertise directory. In order for an expertise directory of this kind to work, a couple of things need to converge. Note that Lotus Connections Profiles is the productized version of IBM BluePages, which has been around since 1998.) The tools? This tool puts social networks and expertise together.

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

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Collaboration tools and social features Common features, but are not limited to, include: forums, wikis, blogs, media, rss, aggregation homepages, presence, instant messaging, and ability to connect to identity systems such as LDAP/Active Directory. Lotus (already mentioned above) ?

Getting started with enterprise social networking :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

world is the fact that it has given us an amazing experimental laboratory for new tools and communication techniques. It has produced a Cambrian explosion of start ups, tools, features and buzzwords, each of which has evolved very quickly through exposure to rapid feedback at scale. This is starting to change as more and more senior people ask why their children have access to more effective tools on their home PCs than they have access to in the office.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Networking (?) With Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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IBM Lotus Connections. Eric Charran (Senior Consultant in Microsoft Consulting Services), Dino Dato-on (SharePoint Ranger), and Greg Lang (Program Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Services Communities Tools and Infrastructure) have written a soon to be published white paper that addresses the topic of the importance of social networking in an organization and how to properly implement MOSS 2007 as a social networking solution. Collaborative Thinking.

infoarch: Crafting Collaboration with Stigmergy

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Cultivating ba Missing Security Features in Enterprise RSS Tools IBM and Numerati Revisited Productivity Tip: Who's Going to Read It and Act U.

Ten leading platforms for creating online communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

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Innovation marketplace Prediction markets Hype Identity Active Directory Google Accounts Identity 2.0 With the advent of the Community Kit for Sharepoint which adds “ best practices, templates, Web Parts, tools, and source code “, the product is now a capable contender in this space. Lotus SameTime and Lotus Connections - IBM’s answers to community with many integrated capabilities.

infoarch: Collaborative Thinking: Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization

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ideas and strategy Integrate Lotus Connections and Confluence 1 day ago The Social Organization Deep Bench Profile 2: Heather Strout 1 day ago Groundswell New research: B2B buyers have very high social participation 2 days ago tfpl blog Does the lack of top management understanding of the value of information services prejudice its judgment? Cultivating ba Missing Security Features in Enterprise RSS Tools IBM and Numerati Revisited Productivity Tip: Who's Going to Read It and Act U.