social-software

Intuition is a smokescreen

Today’s post is by Joe Russo, IBM Connections Designer: Often times in design you will here people say something is intuitive or, maybe more often, something is not intuitive. And frankly, I’ve often found this is merely a smokescreen, to cast something they don’t like and have solid argument to reason why they don’t believe […]

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Pocket Veto – the unspoken tenet of Social Software

Today’s post is by Joe Russo, IBM Connections designer: Ok, just to be a pain, I’m starting with civics lesson. In the United States, there is a process by which bills become law. The House of Representatives vote and if the majority agrees, the bill passes to the Senate. They vote and if majority agrees […]

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Happy 5th anniversary, IBM Connections!

What a journey the last five years have been. We are thrilled to celebrate 5 years of IBM Connections on June 29th. Looking back on our original announcement from May 2007, we have come a long way since version 1.0.0! We are the market leading enterprise social software platform, thanks to the tremendous team we […]

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Talkwheel for IBM Connections

Talkwheel has integrated Visual multi-way conversations into IBM Connections communities. It allows Connections users to invite and collaborate with other Connections users or even non-Connections users via Talkwheel service. Check out the video: ibm-connections, social-software, partner

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IBM is #1 in Enterprise Social Software!

This week IBM announced that IDC has ranked IBM #1 in enterprise social software for the third consecutive year Social networking for the enterprise is hot and getting hotter, according to a recent IDC report. –The Wall Street Journal Despite the clamor around Facebook, the No. 1 social networking site, the real king of the […]

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Introducing Badgeville for IBM Connections

Badgeville for IBM Connections has been announced today at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. Badgeville provides gamification for IBM Connections provides the ability to influence and reward your social communities. Here’s a snippet from their recent announcement: For this integration, we wanted to focus on rewarding behaviors that supported key business processes that companies […]

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New IBM Connections Mobile app for iOS and Android

I am thrilled to announce that we just released our updated IBM Connections Mobile app for iOS and Android which is posted to the various app stores. This release will allow users to access multiple accounts from a single app of IBM Connections. Now users can also save information from Profiles to their devices contacts […]

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Extend IBM Connections Rapidly with XPages

Earlier this morning IBM Software Architect Niklas Heidloff posted a video showing how you can extend IBM Connections using XPages. He writes “In the video below I demonstrate a simple scenario how a Connections community has been extended using XPages. I focus on the typical user experience and show that users cannot see which parts […]

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Real-Time Social with the IBM Connections Suite

So you love Connections. And you love Sametime. Now you can both in one package, with much more! Today, we announced the electronic availability of the IBM Connections Suite. The Connections Suite gives you one single package that includes: IBM Connections 3.0.1 IBM Sametime Advanced 8.5.2 IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client 8.5.2 IBM FileNet […]

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Connections101.net Podcast

Have you heard about the new IBM Connections 101 education site? If you haven’t seen it yet, Gabriella Davis and Paul Mooney launched Connections 101 – a site aimed at helping people set up an IBM Connections environment from scratch, especially those with a Domino background or who have never worked with WebSphere. I really […]

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Stop switching apps and create an embedded experience!

This tutorial shares information on creating embedded experiences, which allow you to embed your app or other apps into various IBM collaboration solutions. There is some great information on how to create an embedded experience on our product wiki. Here’s a snapshot of what’s available and links to the resources. An embedded experience is a […]

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Diane Loomis shares a quick story on using Activities

I wanted to share the effectiveness of Connections Activities in running a small project and, as a part of that, managing meetings and actions from meetings. I held a meeting this morning and a number of team members couldn’t attend because of conflicts or the late notice. At the end of the day, eight hours […]

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Heidi Ambler discussing what it means to be a social business

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Guest blog entry by Kathryn Corey on IBM Connections 3.0.1

Today we have a special guest author who you are likely familiar with. Kathryn Corey who joined the IBM Social Software Product Management team as an Offering Manager in January of this year. Kathryn has been with IBM for almost 16 years and has had a variety of roles in Graphic Services, Worldwide Sales Operations […]

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Lesson Learned

Doing a set of user surveys recently, with college students – I learned this interesting item, something I’ve kind of “sought” in my designs and it was very exciting to hear it verbalized. In this test, one of the questions asked was, what 2 or 3 software applications do you use the most? When I […]

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