Forrester Groundswell awarded to developerWorks! Lotus Connections powers 2 winners!
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It is always a pleasure to be recognized in the vast ecosystem of the social web... but it is especially humbling for developerWorks to be recognized by Forrester in the Busi
"Once again, the entrants and winners for this year’s Forrester Groundswell Awards amazed us”, said Josh Bernoff, senior vice president – idea development at Forrester.“We were particularly impressed with the diverse and effective social and mobile strategies that organizations are now using to reach consumers, business companies, and their own employees."
IBM developerWorks is the premier web-based resource and social network for millions of developers and IT professionals worldwide. Members of our community want to stay ahead of the latest trends in open standards, open source, and IBM technical resources. Eight million developers worldwide use developerWorks, with language support in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.
Having a user community skilled on IBM products and open standards technologies who can quickly and easily find answers to their questions using social media oriented search tools is critical to IBM success. developerWorks supports IT professionals to become skilled on critical technologies so they can help their organizations make informed software choices and build a preference for IBM in the process. Our site also connects this community, making it easy to help each other solve problems without contacting IBM support. The net result of the program is over $100M in annual savings.
At the heart of the developerWorks social platform is the Lotus Connections product. Connections provides the blogs, groups, files, and profiles that make social community a reality here at developerWorks. It is especially noteworthy that Lotus Connections also powered another Groundswell social community award winner: CEMEX.
For details on the developerWorks Groundswell submission, please refer to the IBM developerWorks Groundswell contest entry page. For complete details on the other Groundswell award winners, please see the Forrester press release.