Social Business

Furnas sparks employee collaboration with IBM Connections

It’s not easy to change a company’s working culture. But that’s exactly what the IBM Connections collaboration platform has done at Furnas Centrais Elétricas, which is one of the largest electric companies in Brazil. Creating collaborative communities with IBM Connections Before implementing IBM Connections, we had services such as knowledge management, chat and an email […]

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Global collaboration helps spark creativity and productivity

As the director of Digital and Mobile Strategy at Aleron (formerly Superior Group), a global workforce solutions firm, my focus is helping our employees around the world become as efficient, productive and creative as possible. Social collaboration has been essential to this effort. Although no two journeys to collaboration are the same, there are common […]

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Digital meeting platform brings Grupo Familia together

Grupo Familia is a company with operations in Latin America and the Caribbean that makes personal care and hygiene products to improve wellness in every stage of family life. We also believe in furthering the well being of our employees by fostering connections among people inside and outside the company. This can be difficult, however, […]

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Our journey to collaborative and cognitive computing

Canal Barge Company, Inc., is a midsize marine transportation company with a refreshing openness to new technologies. We’ve recently transitioned our email system to the cloud, deployed a cloud-based collaboration platform and started to explore cognitive computing, all with promising results. Canal Barge has offices up and down the Mississippi River with employees working in […]

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Empowered employees create happy passengers at TAV Airports

The most exciting part of my job as the CEO of TAV Airports is dealing with people, especially our passengers and employees. TAV operates 15 airports and delivers services such as duty-free shopping, upscale dining, entertainment and passenger lounge services and parking management to another 75 airports around the world. I constantly ask myself how […]

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USC Marshall: Teaching the art of virtual team collaboration

Preparing business students for online teamwork When one of our business school graduates lands his or her dream job, I can’t help but smile. At the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business, we take immense pride in our graduates’ achievements. However, our own success in evolving the USC Marshall curriculum to boost […]

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Pursuing Watson-powered hospitality with passion

I am ardent in pursuing innovative technology solutions that drive business value. In fact, I rebranded our information technology department at Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf so that it’s now called Innovative Technology. Because, technology is really about enabling innovation. Our departmental commitment to technological innovation grew out of not only my own passion for […]

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The data that put Influential in control

When you need to deliver on a six-figure contract, you can’t get derailed because somebody’s stuck in a college classroom. My company, Influential, is an AI influencer technology that matches brands with social media influencers. Our technology uses machine learning and transparent data to identify and connect top-engaged accounts on social media with the perfect […]

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Clients embrace cognitive collaboration at IBM Connect 2017

Redefining the work day — In today’s connected world, most everyone can relate to that feeling of being overwhelmed with multiple phone calls, texts, instant messages and e-mails all converging at once. It’s information overload; we have too many tasks, too many requests, too much data. “The average employee gets interrupted at work 11 times […]

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