Congratulations to ClickSoftware for winning the App Throwdown competition at Impact 2014! ClickSoftware extends over 100 Business Apps for the field service execution industry to IBM users through the IBM Worklight platform. With easy install and deployment, IBM Worklight users have access to a deep repository of enterprise-grade ClickMobileApps which can be interconnected to support various business processes that streamline communication, increase productivity and empower field users with the tools to help them provide great customer... [More]
#IBMConnections users ask, I do my best to answer, users listen… and the most valuable rises to the top. To help more users build knowledge and expertise around IBM Connections, here is a concise visual for the top episode from the week of Episodes 26-30. Download Top Episode PDF to use as a reference. Episode #26 - When to Use Email vs When to Use Connections The week's episodes in recap, listen on-demand... Listen to all Episodes here. Pick & choose the episodes where you have... [More]
Sandy Carter IBM General Manager Ecosystem Development, interviews Ben Chodroff of CloudOne at IBM Pulse 2014. They talk about CloudOne’s Sunlight solution created for the App Throwdown. More on CloudOne
Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Ecosystem Development, interviews Mike Little of MyMenu at IBM Pulse 2014. They talk about the use of mobile in the entertainment space and the value MyMenu gets from IBM BlueMix. More on MyMenu
Mobile banking has two key challenges: providing secure access to information and providing easy visibility and access to that information on the limited real estate of a mobile device. IBM MobileFirst offers a comprehensive set of mobile products and services to increase efficiencies and gain a competitive advantage. Security for mobile devices and applications is a critical challenge where voice based authentication can be used for increased speed and customer satisfaction. IBM Worklight has been integrated with speech solutions from... [More]
Dassault Systemes ENOVIA brand is a foundation for the 3D Experience Platform (V6). Each V6 implementation requires a relational database. DB2 advantages include lower total cost of acquisition, lower database maintenance costs, especially when virtualization and sub-capacity licensing are used, lower staff workloads and scalability. Business Rationale for DB2 over Oracle The cost savings for DB2 come because DB2 uses less memory, storage and computing time from adaptive compression and faster index performance. Reduced administration is... [More]
Guest review by Jeff Saperstein of The Insanity of Advertising: Memoirs of a Mad Man , Fred Goldberg, Council Oak Books, 2013 The TV series Mad Men has popularized the notion that advertising professionals were cads, clowns, and deviants who beguiled their clients and bedeviled a gullible public into wanting products they did not need. This may have been true of some, but there always have been dedicated advertising professionals who practiced their craft in service to their clients and contributed to continuous product/service innovation for... [More]
Daryl Pereira caught up with Jessica Miller Merrel (Founder, Blogging4Jobs) at SXSW who explained the growing role of social media in the workplace. She explained that managers and business owners need to get over the fear, listen to their employees and consider how to engage their employees and turn them into brand advocates! To learn more, follow Blogging4Jobs
In this conversation between Mark Fidelman, Forbes, and Jeff Willinger (Social Media Influencer) at SXSW, Jeff points out the importance of communicating the right way internally. He suggests that rather than concentrate on email, organizations should consider social portals and intranets. Where do you start? Given that finding information is such a big issue in large organizations, addressing search can be an important first step. When it comes to attracting millennials, having a culture of collaboration in place helps! ... [More]
Mark Fidelman, Forbes, caught up with Joel Comm (serial internet entrepreneur) at SXSW. They talk about why its essential for businesses to be involved in social and why Joel worked behind the counter at Barnes and Noble for a period! Follow Joel’s blog
Mark Fidelman talks to Debra Prywes (VP Marketing and Insight, Unruly) at SXSW 2014. As Debra explains successful social videos compel people to share. How do you get videos to be more shareable? Create an emotional response and give them reasons to share! Learn more about Unruly’s services
Guest blog post from Sandy Carter Just imagine... you on stage talking about your mobile app solution to thousands of people. Does that sound good to you? If so, I invite you to participate in the IBM Mobile App Throwdown at Impact 2014 ! Earlier this year at IBM Pulse, we held an App Throwdown event where 21 companies submitted their mobile app solutions to be highlighted at the conference in front of thousands of people. It was a great event, and our winner was MyMenu! I could go on about... [More]
Guest post by Keith Gapol. Keith is an experienced operations manager, who enjoys streamlining business processes to improve efficiencies through my passion and commitment for technology in face of the new information frontier. From over 1200 global startups working with IBM innovation programs, eight global companies converged in San Francisco to compete for the 2013 title of Entrepreneur of the year! Filled with entrepreneurs from around the world, I was taking back by the shear supportive environment the smothered the room!
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Guest post by Brian Wu . Brian is currently a fifth year student at the University of Southern California pursuing his PhD in integrative biology and disease while performing exercise physiology research in relation to rehabilitation. Eric Ries @ericries is best recognized for pioneering the Lean Startup movement, a new-business strategy which maximizes a company's potential by allocating and improvising their resources as efficiently as possible. When Crown Business published Eric's first book, The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use... [More]
The AskJim Podcast - answering your questions about IBM Connections with 5min tips, 5 days-a-week. To help Ecosystem partners better leverage IBM Connections in your organization and with your clients. Episode #8 question comes from Lauren who asks about how to assign To Do's and alert team members of updates in Activities. For addi tion al e piso des and/ or t o su bscr ibe and rece ive dail y ne w po sts.
In this conversation with Forbes’ Mark Fidelman at SXSW, Mark Cuban (entrepreneur, Shark Tank co-host and Dallas Mavericks owner) describes why brands should nurture social influencers and provides tips on sports marketing.