Reorganisation

IBM plans huge revamp for partner program

The One Channel Team, which will be led by [Mark] Dupaquier, pulls together 3000 IBM employees across the company’s multiple divisions into one group dedicated to channel needs. The idea is to simplify the way partners communicate with IBM, making it easier for them to build more profitable lines of business using IBM’s SoftLayer, Watson, […]

IBM ConnectED 2015

Some thoughts on IBMConnectED 2015 from afar

For the first time in 7 years, I’m missing the annual IBM ‘collaboration and social business’ conference in Orlando. Sadly this has also coincided with the conference being ‘down-sized’ somewhat and thus being deprived of the live video-streaming and playback support that it has had for the past 3-5 years. I’ve therefore been watching the event […]

IBM ConnectED 2015

My two favourite #IBMConnectED tweets so far…

OH: "The way to think of it is not to be sad that it's ending, but to be amazed that we got away with it for 20 years." #IBMConnectED #ls15 — Julian Woodward (@woowar) January 24, 2015 It's called Lotusphere. Deal with it. #ls15 #ConnectEd #socbiz @IBMSocialBiz pic.twitter.com/Rsg6tL4frQ — Alan Lepofsky (@alanlepo) January 25, 2015 […]

Sad Mat Newman

Missing Lotusphere (IBM ConnectED)

It’s about this time of year that thoughts in the IBM/Lotus community traditionally turn to Orlando, to the Dolphin & Swan hotels, and to IBM’s major collaboration and social business event of the year. From Lotusphere to IBM Connect to this year’s IBM ConnectED, the name hasn’t mattered too much (I still think of it as […]

POODLE in the repeat

POODLE in the repeat Lately we have heard a lot of POODLE I have already blogged about it twice here and here at ibmconnections.com. But there is much more to tell about it so that the reason I am creating this article. Nowadays when we talk about POODLE we have to specify which one (to […]

IBM FileNet (CCM) and soccnx

Last 2 days (13 & 14 November) the most important User Group for the IBM Connections world has been held in Stockholm in Sweden called “Social Connections”. I attended this event and it was a perfectly organized event once again ! On this event I meet several people who have asked me the following question, […]

Stop sending me attachments! Part 3: but how?

So after exploring the reasons why users still send e-mail (part 1) and trying to analyse the reasons why people have not changed their ways and how products have not helped the people either (part 2). In this third and last part of the essay present six idea’s to fix the fact that people don’t just […]

Stop sending me attachments!! Part 2: the analysis…

So there are many reasons why people have their habits (part 1), not least in the product they use in their daily work life. So in part 2 I will explore the technology angle and look for causes why tools are the way they are and why a seamless integrated platform is harder then it looks. […]

Stop sending me attachments!!

Introduction Before I begin, let’s first introduce myself. My name is Robert van den Breemen. I am working as an Enterprise IT Architect for over 15 years in a large Dutch government department. I am passionate about technology and the effect it has on the way people work. As the lead in the Digital Workspace […]

IBM’s Potemkin Prosperity

A mighty post from Steve Denning on Forbes.com, detailing his perspective on IBM’s current situation. You need to read the full article, which is pretty damning in places.  However, rather than pick on some of the negatives, I’ll take this more positive extract from the end of the piece: IBM needs to build on its […]

IBM abandons 2015 Plan

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said it will no longer reach its earnings forecast for 2015, ditching a five-year profit goal as the company struggles to transform quickly enough to cope with an industrywide shift to the cloud-computing era. IBM said it will provide an update on its 2015 projections in January, according to slides […]

IBM ConnectED 2015 ‐ registration is open!

Our Full Conference pricing structure is easy and all-inclusive-the earlier you register, the more you save. The price for this conference pass includes four conference days, with breakfast and lunch Monday through Wednesday, and no add-on fees for anything other than certification testing. Now until October 3rd, the fee is $1,595 USD. The early bird […]

Ovum Research publishes ‘SWOT Assessment: IBM Connections Version 5.0 and IBM SmartCloud Connections’

Ovum Research ‘create tangible business advantage for our customers by providing actionable intelligence that can be relied upon in evaluating opportunities, benchmarking performance, and making better business-critical decisions.‘ In short, they research and analyse the IT industry, thus providing insight to their customers – usually commercial organisations looking to take strategic decisions on IT investments. […]

Experiences with IBM Connections 5

I just wanted to quickly recommend a couple of posts from Julius Schwarzweller at German IBM business partner, GIS AG. He was quick to get hold of the new IBM Connections 5.0 release and has been working with it for the past few weeks. He’s been kind enough to document his findings on a couple […]

IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome

Terrific find by Mat Newman this morning… Every now and again one comes across an awesome plugin that demonstrates some fantastic integration between day-to-day applications and IBM’s Connections collaboration platform. This one is a Connections search plugin for Chrome, and it’s awesome. I’d agree – this is really great. I use the Chrome quick search […]

IBM Connections 5.0 documentation now online

With the upgrade to Connections 5.0, IBM has switched from the Wiki style of documentation repository to the ‘Knowledge Center’, which is a much improved form of the old Infocenter format. I really like this shift – whilst it was initially great to be able to update the Wiki form of the documentation in-place, after […]

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 […]

The new IBM Sametime widgets for IBM Connections are now available

I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets.  However, at the time they had not yet been released. Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM […]

IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 released

After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download. 4.5.0.0-IC-Multi-CR03-LO77120 is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms. It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes.  If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet […]

IBM Connections Touchpoint: on-boarding for new users

A new project from the IBM Labs – IBM Connections Touchpoint… The IBM Connections Touchpoint provides an interactive user experience that can be used for a wide variety of end user touchpoint scenarios, such as new user profile creation, community and network contact recommendations, organization polling and more, driving user engagement and increasing the business value […]