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 […]

Michael Sampson launches ‘Insights on Connections’

Helping organizations with making collaboration work is the focus of what I do. Earlier this year I wrote and published Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013), a book that explores how IBM Connections can be used to help people in their day-to-day collaborative work. I have been pondering how to keep the ideas flowing with […]

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 […]

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 […]