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.
The AskJim Podcast - answering your questions about IBM Connections with 5min tips, 5 days-a-week. Introducing the first episode here to help Ecosystem partners better leverage IBM Connections in your business or organization and with your clients and partners. Episode #1 question comes from Pamela who asks about how to control file access permissions when sharing sensitive files in IBM Connections. For additional episodes and/or to subscribe and receive daily new posts. ... [More]
How do we get back to the way business used to be when we talked to each other? Hear Bryan Kramer (CEO, Purematter) explain in this interview with Forbes Contributor Mark Fidelman: More on Bryan Kramer
In this interview with Forbes Contributor Mark Fidelman, Andrew Grill, Global Services Business Partner, IBM, explains how it’s important to not fixate on a number when it comes to thinking about your influence. He points out that content has a vital role to play. In the second part of the interview, he talks about the importance of influence inside the firewall, how to use big data internally and the principle of assuming that everything is going to be read. Check out Andrew on his blog
At Connect 2014 Sandy Carter talks to Beverly Macy of Social Media Radio about key trends in 2014, the importance of an organization's Ecosystem and changes in the B2B space. Click here for more information on Social Media Radio. More on IBM Social Business
Sandy Carter catches up with CEO Mark Fidelman of RaynForest at Connect 2014 to discuss trends, challenges and drivers for social business. Click here for more information on RaynForest. More on IBM Social Business
Sandy Carter interviews Carolyn Pampino, Director IBM Design Team & Kelly Bailey, UX Designer, IBM Design Team at Connect2014. They discuss all topics about design and how it is driving innovation in IBM. Click here to find out more about IBM Design More on IBM Social Business
First, there were 5 finalists: STEALTHbits , Redis Labs , SilverSky , CloudOne , and MyMenu . All of these IBM Business Partners have compelling cloud-based solutions. But one stood out from the rest, and that was MyMenu ! This early adopter of the IBM Bluemix beta is bringing a menu of cloud, big data and mobile to restaurants, at the same time helping to reduce ‘apathy’ induced by downloading a separate app for every restaurant visited. What a fantastic idea and a creative cloud solution ! Find out more about each of the... [More]
Day 2 at HIMSS picked up where Day 1 ended: lots of Business Partner activity! Not only that, a group of our Business Partners displayed a true desire to show their association with IBM. For example, Citius Tech hosted a networking breakfast and solution demo for IBM sellers to underscore the importance of enabling IBM teams on the value and positioning of the Citius Tech solution. In addition, there were meetings with new partners Remedy Infomatics (Analytics/Cloud), @Point of Care (Potential GEP and Mobile) and CareMobile (GEP and Mobile).... [More]
It was an exciting first day at HIMSS with an overflow at the IBM booth from start to finish! There were 30 booth tours with 166 attendees. Awesome first day! IBM Business Parters Aginity and CitiusTech showcased their solutions at the IBM booth. And the IBM demo teams directed customers to 16 partners booths showing integration with IBM technologies around the show floor. There were four partner meetings with Net New partners Foliage (potential AppDev partner), Healarium (Mobile/Social), Cybera (Cloud/Security) and Wellsoft (Analytics). And... [More]
Find out what SugarCRM's Larry Augustin has to say about building customer relationships, the Social App Throwndown at IBM Connect and more! Click here to find out more about SugarCRM . More on IBM Social Business
Sandy Carter discusses with Avnet Services' Mike Ostrowski about his capabilities to help his clients become social businesses, develop successful strategies in adoption of a social mindset, and more! Click here to find out more about Avnet Services. More on IBM Social Business