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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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 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. I was pre-briefed on Mail Next last week, and was actually even in the crowd at IBM Connect in January this year when Mail Next was announced. It looks pretty, sure, and I commend IBM for making something so eye candy’ish.

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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!

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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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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 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. Today’s move by IBM builds off of its experience helping nearly 1,000 customers become mobile enterprises, and takes advantage of its thousands of mobile experts and 270 patents in wireless innovations.

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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 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

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. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value. With IBM’s development activities around IBM Verse, organizations who like to be on the edge will be looking for ways to bring the promise of IBM Verse to their people. Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus Notes

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

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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. IBM Innovation Open Business Travelling

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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. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. On the front page of the survey it says: “ IBM Connections is a widely used collaboration and social business platform. The purpose of this survey is to assess current use of IBM Connections in organizations, and understand current and future plans around the use of IBM Connections. IBM Connections

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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.

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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 – Here We Come!

Elsua

Another interesting thing though to watch out for during the week would be to see what IBM thinks about Social Business, specially, now that IBM itself has, finally, gone massive on Social Collaboration , as we have witnessed in the last few weeks.

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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. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

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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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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! IBM Innovation Learning Open Business Travelling

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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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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.  Here is a relavnt post.

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IBM Offers Analytics to Help Clients with Workforce Transformation

Portals and KM

Developed by IBM Research scientists, the software enables businesses to analyze massive amounts of data shared by employees. The IBM solution applies predictive analytics software to enterprise HR and CRM data, and social data.

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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.

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Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

Elsua

IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 The first one is a screencast, divided in multiple chunks of a just a few seconds each and making a total amount of nearly 42 minutes, and titled " Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 " and which you can find over here.

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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! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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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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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 Lotusphere 2009 Highlights

Elsua

That’s to be expected, I would think, specially coming from where it is coming: IBM. Because I realised that even my own company cannot put together a proper wi-fi network connection for us all attending it live to cover the IBM event of events as thoroughly as we would have hoped for!

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Heading to IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Late next week I head to IBM Connect 2013 , previously known as Lotusphere, in Orlando FL. A couple of other points of note: - There is a bookstore onsite at IBM Connect. I will have a couple of copies of the in-progress manuscript for my latest book with me - Doing Business with IBM Connections. Roll on IBM Connect 2013. Conference Notes IBM Connections

2013 130

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!

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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. IBM ConnectionsFor someone visiting your profile and trying to figure out where you "fit in," the reporting structure gives the answer. It shows who you report to, who they report to, who they report to, etc., up to the highest ranking person (such as your CEO).

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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.

2013 164

How IBM Uses Social Media to Spur Employee Innovation

Elsua

I have mentioned already a couple of times how my first contact with social software tools inside IBM , my current employer, was around the year 2000, when one of the communities I still belong to (And still one of my favourite ones , too!)

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: What About BlueIQ?

Elsua

Well, here is a short blurb that describes what we thought about: " Learn how to conduct social software advocacy in the enterprise – a chat with IBM Software Group’s internal adoption team.?

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IBM Takes the Wraps off Connections 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late August I posted about the imminent release of Version 4 of IBM Connections, a suite of applications that supports team collaboration, enterprise community formation, and social sharing in a business context. Here's what I think is most interesting in IBM Connections 4: 1.

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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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Cognitive Meetings with Ricoh and IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM and Ricoh announced a joint technology agreement earlier this year focused firmly on the effectiveness challenge. Ricoh sells interactive whiteboards for meeting rooms, and the new partnership sees addition of the cognitive capabilities courtesy of IBM Watson.

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IBM Aims at Reinventing Relationships with Northstar: We Better Watch…

Elsua

Did you have a chance to look into the brand-new shiny IBM’s Northstar tool suite that is supposed to provide us with an opportunity to reinvent relationships ? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Social Computing

Working Smarter … (IBM Lotus Software)

Elsua

Remember that short video clip I shared not long ago under the title " Smarter Collaboration Your Way (Video from IBM) " that reminded us all of how social software, and its enterprise adoption, is all about making us work smarter, but not necessarily harder?

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IBM Connect 2014 - I'll Be There

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be attending IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando at the end of January. A couple of people have asked if I will have Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) in the bookstore.

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Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond Technology to Gaining Value

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the local IBM Connect event in the Netherlands today, I presented on IBM Verse. In the presentation I made the following points: – the promise of IBM Verse is good. – there are some user adoption strategies that could be applied to the introduction of IBM Verse. It’s still early days of IBM Verse being used in organisational life, so the profiling of strategies is about what could be done (prescriptive) instead of what is being done (descriptive).

2015 117

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

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 conference event that took place from January 30th till February 3rd and my short visit to Morristown, New Jersey, to conduct a couple of workshops for some customers on The Social Enterprise and Social Software Adoption.

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