If your not sure about social software for the business or how you can benefit from using social software at work, I urge you to read the Lotus Connections Reviewers Guide. The guide, co-authored by yours truly introduces the first social software ready for business. It outlines how IBM have been following social software over the last couple of years and been using the 5 services of Lotus Connections internally. Also learn how Lotus Connections can be extended into Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, and WebSphere Portal.
Lotus Connections Reviewer's Guide
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From archive: July 2007 X
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It seems like ever since Rocky suckered me (I mean, asked nicely) intodoing his XML/DXL talk at DNUG in Dresden in June, I've been playingcatch up the whole time. So, after Rocky pinging me on ST about 5 minbefore I left for the airport, and then me finding out after I finishedthe jumpstart on Monday that I had to do it AGAIN on Tuesday, I made (Imean, asked) him get up at 6 am EDT just in case I got the "not abeginner" question - which, by the way, I got on the first day! more...
(another Inside Lotus blog)
I was recently sent an article that appeared in NewsFactor Network on the email overload and how companies like IBM are helping users cope. The article highlights comments by IBM's Penny Scharfman on the Activities service of Lotus Connections which can help address this challenge.
One potential solution to help solve the problem of e-mail storage is being offered by IBM in the form of a "social software" product called Lotus Connections. The Lotus Connections platform consists of five components for managing activities, communities, profiles, blogs, and "dogear" -- IBM's lingo for bookmarking Web pages and sharing those bookmarks with friends or associates. The "activities" tab lets employees park documents, presentations and other collaborative content in a shared space.
"We are trying to get out in front of this ongoing trend for e-mail inboxes to grow and grow and grow by reducing the e-mail people are sending. We're doing that by providing strong tools to help manage and store documents in a smart way," said Penny Scharfman, program director for Lotus Notes and Domino Products.
Read full article here.
IBM Product Manager - Lotus Connections
Lotus, Portal, and Collaboration Software