Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


As most of you folks already know, my first exposure to social software was inside IBM, back in 2001, with a Profile Social Aggregator called Fringe ; then I started experimenting with the instant messaging social capabilities of IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

2011 114 Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

provides a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of dominant enterprise collaboration tools. documents pane, with presence for the latest SharePoint document modifier and document ratings visible within Lotus Notes.

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eProductivity for Lotus Notes - New Stand-alone Edition

Michael Sampson - Currents

eProductivity Stand-alone, a GTD-approved add-in for users of Lotus Notes, has officially launched : " eProductivity ( announced today the launch of its new eProductivity Stand-alone app for IBM Lotus Notes users. Like other eProductivity apps, eProductivity Stand-alone helps Lotus Notes users stay successful while managing the flood of information – emails, IMs, voicemails, etc - they have to deal with every day. Being Effective Lotus

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Bayer Material Science to Implement Lotus Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bayer Material Science is implementing Lotus Connections. The intent is to provide tools to support people to collaborate better. Providing tools is one (small) part of the overall roadmap to success - it would be great to learn more about the BMS "Personalized WorkPlace Program" too - although in the context of collaborative working, I'm unsure as to the validity of the word personalized in the program title. Read more: Acquiring the tools to collaborate better, at KMWorld.

Bayer Material Science Adopts Lotus Connections - An Update on Value and Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last November, I pointed to the announcement that Bayer Material Science in Germany was implementing Lotus Connections. This was of particular interest to me since I frequently hear about how the "privacy laws" in Germany make the adoption of collaboration and social tools inside organizations difficult. Lotus Connections followed an earlier attempt using different technology - which was more about knowledge management. BMS is currently using Lotus Connections 3.0.

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Technology Review Tackles Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

MIT's Technology Review publication kicked off its new topic for the month: Collaboration Tools. Throughout March we will look at the latest tools for collaboration within and between organizations. We'll explain why some collaboration tools have failed to prove useful to the employees meant to benefit from them. David Kirkpatrick foresaw the impact of tools like Lotus Notes on the office, back in 1992.

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 My fellow colleague, and good friend, Luis Benitez , has already been sharing some details over at Lotus Connections 2.5 And relevant information resources are starting to become available for everyone as well, like the Lotus Connections v2.5

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

I believe that these business leaders are not seeing the value of the social interaction that is facilitated by a tool such as Facebook. It is, therefore, not surprising that some companies are reporting significant benefits from the internal use of Facebook or a similar tool.

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Working Smarter … (IBM Lotus Software)


Check out IBM Lotus Software - Working Smarter (It lasts for a little bit over a minute): But, like I have mentioned above, the interesting thing from this, relatively new, IBM YouTube channel is to eventually capture the stories of real people , and their businesses!,

IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually.

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IBM Verse – Email Reimagined

Michael Sampson - Currents

Given what I know about it, with my analyst hat on, it is perfectly reasonable to give the following official line (which I did give to IBM yesterday when they asked for a quote): Email remains a critical communication channel for organizations, and has an ongoing role to play alongside new communication and collaboration tools. Tools like IBM Connections from IBM, or Yammer and SharePoint from Microsoft, or Slack, or … many others.

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Lotus Knows IdeaJam Still Under Way!


Yes, indeed, check out Lotus Knows IdeaJam. Either way, Lotus Knows IdeaJam has been enjoying a tremendous success! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Blog>> The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon

In order to enable knowledge sharing, we require tools and platforms. One of a repeating topic regarding tools is the choice of technology: which provider has the best tools; on which technology platform shall we build our applications. IBM/Lotus is pushing in collaborative solutions since more than a decade; there are many Content Management System providers and hundreds of other small providers for very exciting solutions in the field of Knowledge Management.

The Business Case for Enterprise Social Bookmarking: $4.6 Million a Year in Cost Savings!


So does Enterprise Social Bookmarking still have a good, solid business case to take back that prominent position amongst the top-notch social software tools within the enterprise? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

OpenNTF – Bookmark Viewer for IBM Lotus Connections Dogear


I am sure you would agree with me that Social Computing, and, in particular, social software tools, still have got plenty of different challenges within the enterprise in order to provoke that massive cultural shift most of us have been looking forward to for a long while.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


the huge amount of hidden talent of your workforce by empowering them to make best use of social software tools! to then move into Fringe in 2001 (Profiles), just as IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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A Call to Organizations with IBM Connections - How Are You Approaching User Adoption? #connections #useradoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am currently running a survey on how organizations approach user adoption for collaboration tools. Lotus User AdoptionMany people have filled out the survey in the past couple of months, but I only have 25 responses from organizations using IBM Connections. I know there are a lot more of you out there. and I'm very interested to read the pulse on your approach. Here's an offer for organizations with IBM Connections.

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Green Chameleon » The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Technology Question in KM Tools In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. In order to enable knowledge sharing, we require tools and platforms. The user needs to be clear which tool to use for which purpose.

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


This Week in Lotus 018 – A world without email? If you go there, you will also find a brief section of Tips where each of us pointed folks into some interesting hints and tips, tools, blog posts, applications, etc.

Interview with David Allen on Lotus Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

The main focus of our conversation was his use of Lotus Notes as a tool to support his work and life. In other words, while we did speak about the power of Lotus Notes for group and organizational collaboration, my conversation with David was oriented around the power of Lotus Notes to enable individual effectiveness and efficiency. . PART ONE: The Power of Lotus Notes. 04m10s What David finds great about Lotus Notes. 14m33s Tools become "invisible".

User Adoption Strategies for Lotus Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, The UC View published my article on Lotus Connections, with a focus on end user adoption strategies. It's called From Intermittent to Connected — Help Your Users Embrace Lotus Connections , and is available to subscribers to The UC View. Here's the overview: " Convincing end users to adopt new social software tools such as IBM Lotus Connections can be challenging. Tags: Enterprise Collaboration lotus connections

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Innovate or Die


If yesterday I talked about the latest adventures of Molly exploring social software within the enterprise with IBM’s own Lotus Connections , today I thought I would go and check out what " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " has been up to lately.

The Psychology of Collaboration - Dr Irene Greif for Technology Review

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I first came to Lotus, I was excited [that] anybody could create a Notes database on a server and set up access control in a very intuitive way. For both Notes and SharePoint (and other similar tools), I believe that some control over database/site/space creation is necessary - it shouldn't be a free-for-all, because the systems are part of the organization's information systems, and will contain valuable corporate data.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging


Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis


It will make you think twice about how you may have viewed email as a collaboration tool all along. I still see plenty of value in using email as a communication tool for one-on-one confidential / sensitive exchanges as well as to process calendaring and scheduling events altogether.

The Man Who Should The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Tag, You’re It!


And somehow time and time again I keep telling folks that in order to go off to a good start the best option is to start with their own profile(s): that one identity profile each individual has regardless of the social tool in place.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Misuse of Email


In fact, I still think it’s probably one of the best tools out there for 1:1 communications. A different matter would be email as a collaboration tool, although that’s perhaps the subject for another blog post at some point in time.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


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Enterprise Microblogging Use Cases: Help Reduce Your Inbox Clutter!


A couple of years back there was this conversation going on (I think it was Ross Mayfield the one who started it up …) where email was , most of the times, perhaps still is, flagged as a tool to handle the exceptions of already existing broken business processes.

What Difference A Year Doesn't Make: Lotus Connections & SharePoint

Collaborative Thinking

But - that means that IBM needs to let Connections "do its own thing" and not worry about slowing down or try to cross-sell other Lotus products. IBM has to do superior and native integration between Connections and Microsoft productivity tools and integrate with SharePoint as well. Socialize Me: Sharepoint iWidget for Lotus Connections. What we wanted to do was develop an iWidget for Lotus Connections so that we could surface SharePoint data within Lotus Connections.

Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

driven by analytic tools. -. Collaboration Conference Notes LotusAt Lotusphere 2012, Douglas Heintzman (Director of Strategy, IBM Collaboration Solutions) and Andrew Warzecha (VP of Strategy, IBM Solutions Group) are presenting on IBM's social business strategy. Here's my notes: - Will be talking about some of the thinking within IBM about the forces that are changing the marketplace, and what IBM should do to help customers succeed.

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


social software tools and their adoption; and, eventually, the new buzzword: Social Business. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Travelling

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Connected - IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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.

CMS Watch on SharePoint, and on Lotus Notes, and on Various Reactions to the Same

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week, Adriian Bloem, an Analyst at CMS Watch, wrote a blog post on the difference between SharePoint and Lotus Notes. If you have a Microsoft-centric developer, then obviously Visual Studio will be easier to work with compared to being a Microsoft-centric developer and trying to get your head around Lotus Notes. Just for fun, if you want some more reading, head over and see my July 2007 blog post, on How to Make the Most of Lotus Notes/Domino.

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. You can get Coveo’s capability for other platforms including the Mac environment, where I work, and Lotus Notes through their advanced search modules.

Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

When looking at Connections vs. SharePoint, Documentum, and BMS's KM tool, Connections supported most of the requirements. Some things that SharePoint, Documentum, or the KM tool were particularly strong in, Connections could do in a "lite" way, and this was often enough for most people. -. if Bayer didn't choose Connections, they would have had to wait until SharePoint next, purchase NewsGator (or other third party tool), or build the extensions in-house. -.

More IBM Research on Enterprise 2.0 – Activities and Other Tools

Portals and KM

tools. I was especially interested in Activities, as have I have written on it before in Looking Closely at Lotus Connection and, under an older name - Activity Explorer: New Collaborative Tool from IBM , and an even earlier precursor, Unified Activity Management. Activities is a web-based application that uses the construct of an “activity” to aggregate the people, resources, and tools involved in achieving a particular goal.” collaboration tools. tools.