IBM updates its Connections social enterprise software, eyes analytics | ZDNet
IBM on Wednesday made the latest version of its Connections social enterprise software generally available with updated activity streams, more mobile support and analytics features.
The Connections software, technically Connections 4.0, includes the following:
A revamped activity stream for a consolidated social dashboard. The general idea is that users can act within the activity stream to approve travel requests and expenses among other items.
Support for Apple’s latest iPhone, which will be unveiled today, the iPad, Windows Phone and Android devices.
Trending topics within the enterprise and social network.
Integration with enterprise email and calendar tools.
On-premise and cloud delivery options. 
Many of these features were highlighted in our recent interview with Jeff Schick, IBM’s social software lead.
IBM is ranked the top social software vendor by IDC and Big Blue has been touting its large clients, including Primerica, LeasePlan, Bayer and other large companies. IBM also has built a network of 39,000 partners to build on top of Connections, which started as an internal collaboration tool before being productized.

IBM updates its Connections social enterprise software, eyes analytics | ZDNet

IBM on Wednesday made the latest version of its Connections social enterprise software generally available with updated activity streams, more mobile support and analytics features.

The Connections software, technically Connections 4.0, includes the following:

  • A revamped activity stream for a consolidated social dashboard. The general idea is that users can act within the activity stream to approve travel requests and expenses among other items.
  • Support for Apple’s latest iPhone, which will be unveiled today, the iPad, Windows Phone and Android devices.
  • Trending topics within the enterprise and social network.
  • Integration with enterprise email and calendar tools.
  • On-premise and cloud delivery options. 

Many of these features were highlighted in our recent interview with Jeff Schick, IBM’s social software lead.

IBM is ranked the top social software vendor by IDC and Big Blue has been touting its large clients, including Primerica, LeasePlan, Bayer and other large companies. IBM also has built a network of 39,000 partners to build on top of Connections, which started as an internal collaboration tool before being productized.

The IBM Connections Suite brings the best of the best communications, content, and social software capabilities into a single platform: microblogging, ideation, instant messaging, web meetings, softphone, blogs, wikis, forums, communities, document libraries, social analytics and much more.

This video is part 1 of a 3 part series which shows how the IBM Connections Suite delivers real business value today by: optimizing your workforce, improving customer care processes, and accelerates innovation.

This video presents a demo of how the IBM Connections Suite helps optimize your workforce with a focus on mobile devices. 

Specifically, I’ll show some of the capabilities of the IBM Connections Suite, such as presence, microblogging, instant messaging, meetings, and file sharing.

Part 2 of this series is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL4Jkn76Juw Part 3 of this series is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWpPqruj9no

I.B.M. Makes Its Social Computing Strategy Smarter - NYTimes.com

I.B.M., analysts say, is going well beyond a refashioning of  consumer features with the latest version of its Connections social  business software, with beta code being released this week. The company,  they note, is increasingly folding its information discovery, or  analytics, technology into its social business software
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For an individual worker, the new software can help find and  recommend experts within the company to solve, say, a specific marketing  or manufacturing problem. The Web-based software, Mr. Rennie said, can  sift through a worker’s online messages, comments on company blogs and  wikis, and shared documents to determine what is most important to the  person — and present that first on an on-screen dashboard.

I.B.M. Makes Its Social Computing Strategy Smarter - NYTimes.com

I.B.M., analysts say, is going well beyond a refashioning of consumer features with the latest version of its Connections social business software, with beta code being released this week. The company, they note, is increasingly folding its information discovery, or analytics, technology into its social business software

For an individual worker, the new software can help find and recommend experts within the company to solve, say, a specific marketing or manufacturing problem. The Web-based software, Mr. Rennie said, can sift through a worker’s online messages, comments on company blogs and wikis, and shared documents to determine what is most important to the person — and present that first on an on-screen dashboard.

IBM Connections - Android Market
IBM® Connections is social software for business. It enables you to build a network of colleagues and subject matter experts, and then leverage that network to further your business goals. With its integrated suite of tools, you can share and discuss ideas, work collaboratively on presentations or proposals, plan and track project tasks, and much more. IBM Connections is a web application that is deployed on a company intranet to promote collaboration within the company. The IBM Connections mobile application extends access to company data to employees who are on the go.

IBM Connections - Android Market

IBM® Connections is social software for business. It enables you to build a network of colleagues and subject matter experts, and then leverage that network to further your business goals. With its integrated suite of tools, you can share and discuss ideas, work collaboratively on presentations or proposals, plan and track project tasks, and much more. IBM Connections is a web application that is deployed on a company intranet to promote collaboration within the company. The IBM Connections mobile application extends access to company data to employees who are on the go.