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T’was ten years ago… (Lotus Connections & Quickr)

Unfortunately I’ve just missed the actual anniversary, but I thought it worth celebrating that this week marks a decade since the announcement (on 22nd January 2007) of two products that have had an immense impact on my working life, Lotus IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr.

Two very interesting new partnerships in the IBM Connections space

Firstly, two extremely well-respected IBM ISVs are forming a strategic alliance: Specialists from all over the world are preparing themselves for Social Connections 10 – the core event for the IBM Connections community. So did Infoware and panagenda, both sponsors at the event, and formed a strategic alliance to jointly market both parties solutions. The […]

Asus Zenbook 3 Announcement

No Steve Jobs…

Or even Tim Cook… Sometimes it takes a really poor performance and presentation style (from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen in this case) to see the excellence elsewhere: However, even looking past the presentation itself, I find the Zenbook 3 announcement to be fascinating. You can’t deny it’s a good looking machine, nor that shoehorning an i7 […]

New Start

Fostering Community

Those that know me well will recognise that I have three true passions and priorities in my life:- My family – my wife and four beautiful children My work – helping individuals, teams and organisations become more productive through the use of online communities Providing a home to foster children – for the past three years we’ve provided short-term […]

Moving On

Moving on…

Originally posted at ibmconnections.com… Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. Dave Mustaine This site (IBMConnections.com, plus IBMConnectionsBlog.com) will close today, with all posts migrated to Stuart-McIntyre.com for posterity. Thanks for reading, commenting and contributing over so many years. Stuart

Modern jive sketch

Time to learn a new dance…

I love my job. Seriously. I know that’s a cliché, but honestly, I love what I do. Since early 2008 when I started Collaboration Matters (which morphed into Social 365 back in 2012), I’ve been privileged to have the opportunity to consult for some of the most insightful and forward-looking organisations around the globe.  7 straight […]

IBM movements

As Ed Brill moves onwards and upward into a fascinating new role: Earlier today, it was announced internally at IBM that I have taken on a new role. I am moving into our corporate organization as Vice President, Social Business Transformation. In this position, my team and I are responsible for advancing IBM’s maturity as […]

IBM extends championship run in Enterprise Social Software

News from IBM today: Armonk, NY – 24 Apr 2014: IBM today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, IDC ranked the company number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software. According to IDC’s analysis of 2013 revenue, the worldwide market for enterprise social software applications grew from $968 million in 2012 to […]

IBM extends championship run in Enterprise Social Software

News from IBM today: Armonk, NY – 24 Apr 2014: IBM today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, IDC ranked the company number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software. According to IDC’s analysis of 2013 revenue, the worldwide market for enterprise social software applications grew from $968 million in 2012 to […]

IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2 – Ephox Edit!Live now bundled

As announced at IBM Connect 2014, all IBM Connections customers on active maintenance are now entitled to use Ephox Edit!Live as their default editor throughout the IBM Connections platform. IBM Connections product manager, Luis Benitez, has an overview: Today, we are announcing our first delivery for 2014: IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2. This release provides an […]

An IBM webcast you must not miss!

“From Liking to Leading”: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social BusinessEvent Date: 03/13/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time A comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. Join us and see first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques. You will learn: how […]

Thrilled about this… Kudos Analytics!

As you should be aware by now, Collaboration Matters is a reseller of Kudos Badges.  We’ve recommended it and implemented it at some very large (and very small) Connections customers over the past year, and it is a fantastic tool for enhancing user adoption within the Social Business platform. When Adam Brown (of Kudos Badges […]

Rebranding – to the faintly ridiculous…

Early in 2012, IBM announced rebranding of our service, from LotusLive to IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. This quarter, we are announcing the next phase of the rebranding — changing the service domain itself. From: *.lotuslive.com To: *.collabserv.com

IBM Connections 4.0 announced

At a glance IBM Connections V4.0 is designed to help you: Track the activity of your network and respond more quickly using the embedded experience within the activity stream. Bring external applications and content into the activity stream to respond in context, saving time and reducing context switching. Track and respond to the activities of […]

Upgrading to Mountain Lion?

If you’re thinking of upgrading your Mac to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, here are a few tips: Read Jon Siracusa’s incredible 24 page review of the new release Check that your Mac is compatible Check that your key apps are compatible If you run VMWare Fusion, get the Tech Preview If you run Skype, […]

IBM Connections 4.0. About to go public…

News from the IBM Greenhouse: We are targeting our upgrade to Connections 4.0 Beta for Thursday July 26th. Connections will be down for the entire day while we upgrade and test the new environment. Less than a week away!  As many of you will be aware, upgrading the Greenhouse install of Connections is one of […]

The community now has a hashtag for IBM Connections

Niklas Heidloff and the team at OpenNTF recently raised the question of which hashtag should be used for IBM Connections development-related posts and tweets. It’s a very fair question, after all having an agreed common hashtag that is used on relevant posts makes it much easier for advocates and newcomers alike to find and follow Connections-related content.  Given […]

IBM tidies Collaboration Solutions product line

One in a while IBM takes a scalpel to the set of products it sells and adjusts the offerings that are marketed to new customers. That’s just part of the cycle of product management…  The changes haven’t been communicated particularly broadly (though they are mentioned on the Greenhouse), so I thought it was worth a […]