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

Organizations can achieve unprecedented business results by using social media to effectively tap into the power of mass collaboration. New mass collaboration capabilities are irreversibly redefining what it means to be a highly productive organization.

Quote by Mark P. McDonald, group vice president and head of research at Gartner Executive Programs.  Quote found in a Gartner press release “Gartner Reveals the Next Chapter in Modern Business Management: The Social Organization” (via horizonwatching)

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While social media has significantly shaped how we communicate and connect in our personal lives, there’s a related trend that the most sophisticated enterprises have already begun to embrace: social business. Engaging in social media through Facebook, YouTube and the like represent just one element businesses can explore, but business is more than media – so how can businesses apply the principles of “social” to other dimensions of their organizations to improve outcomes? In today’s business environment, organizations must become more agile, creative and innovative in order to compete. Forward-looking organizations amplify the benefit of human interactions in just about any business process by making them social (as opposed to trying to engineer the human interactions out of the business process, which is the unfortunate legacy of many enterprise systems.)

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Smarter Leaders vPanel | Ready for the Social Workplace?

Catch the Replay of our latest interactive webcam panel: Experts from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Sovos Group and IBM explore how social computing is transforming the way employees collaborate and work together. Live on the IBM New Intelligence Channel


Description: The 2010 IBM Global Chief Human Resource Officer Study found that despite the emerging importance of tapping into insights of employees who are spread across functions and around the globe, the majority of organizations struggle to effectively collaborate and share knowledge. This virtual panel explores how the hyperconnectedness of social computing is transforming how people work and collaborate across organizations small and large.

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Okimoto, Associate Partner, IBM Strategy & Transformation, Organization & People
  • Sameer Patel, Partner, the Sovos Group, Enterprise 2.0, Organizational Leadership & Collaboration Strategist
  • Dr. Jennifer Deal, Research Scientist, the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Josip Petrusa, Gen Y blogger and marketing thinker

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Source: Pretzel Logic | Don’t Confuse Enterprise 2.0 With Social Computing Concepts


Enterprise 2.0 is a state that Enterprises achieve by employing an appropriate set of social computing concepts.

The promise of transforming to a next generation enterprise (2.0) involves enhancing or even ripping apart traditional processes by leveraging social concepts, to accelerate performance. Organizations do that by starting simple and applying social computing concepts carefully on a process by process basis.

Made on the Web, designed by us | ZDNet
The real insight into the data above, however, is that there indeed seems to be a vast and ready reservoir of talent that can be tapped into inexpensively by most businesses. When people around the world are more than willing to tell you what they want, why wouldn’t businesses listen? I’ve long pointed out the not-invented-here syndrome that afflicts companies when they get a certain size, and it’s certainly one of the major reasons that about half of businesses ignore significantly improved ways of operating.

Made on the Web, designed by us | ZDNet

The real insight into the data above, however, is that there indeed seems to be a vast and ready reservoir of talent that can be tapped into inexpensively by most businesses. When people around the world are more than willing to tell you what they want, why wouldn’t businesses listen? I’ve long pointed out the not-invented-here syndrome that afflicts companies when they get a certain size, and it’s certainly one of the major reasons that about half of businesses ignore significantly improved ways of operating.

The 2.0 Adoption Council Podcast 001

Our first podcast [21 minutes 29 seconds] features charter member Megan Murray. Megan discusses the unique beginnings for Booz Allen Hamilton’s social platform, HELLO.bah.com, along with where the company is today, some of the unique challenges, and what they would have done differently had they not been such an early adopter.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Megan answers the following questions:

  • How did the the whole movement get started and when?
  • What would you have done differently if you started today?
  • What were the biggest misunderstandings of Enterprise 2.0 when you introduced it?
  • Where are you on the roadmap to full deployment?

Megan Murray

I’m Megan Murray (@MeganMurray) with Booz Allen Hamilton. I’ve worked with the firm for 11 years as part of our Systems Resource Center, an emerging technology group focused on keeping our staff aware of the latest in just about every aspect of technology. In 2006 we stood up our first internal wiki. At the same time we began thinking about a tool for a more social network that we could develop as a working example. When a firm wide information sharing initiative arose, our team was tasked with creating our social platform, hello.bah.com. I am a community manager, and a member of the strategy team focused on development, infrastructure, and ongoing evolution of the tools and use of the site.

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Work’s Social Platforms - Andrew McAfee - Harvard Business Review
Enterprise 2.0 is not Web 2.0; corporate technologies are different than personal ones, even if they look and feel the same. They’re there to support the work of the organization, not to let individuals do and say whatever they want. As I’ve argued for some time, though, there’s no deep incompatibility between these two use cases. The autonomous and personalized actions and interactions of people, facilitated by technology, can be a great benefit to the enterprise, because this work creates new knowledge and fosters novel connections. 

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Work’s Social Platforms - Andrew McAfee - Harvard Business Review

Enterprise 2.0 is not Web 2.0; corporate technologies are different than personal ones, even if they look and feel the same. They’re there to support the work of the organization, not to let individuals do and say whatever they want. As I’ve argued for some time, though, there’s no deep incompatibility between these two use cases. The autonomous and personalized actions and interactions of people, facilitated by technology, can be a great benefit to the enterprise, because this work creates new knowledge and fosters novel connections. 

A World Without E-mail: One Man’s Vision of a Social Workplace
Luis Suarez has a dream, and it’s one that many of us with our overloaded inboxes could well buy in to — a world without e-mail. In fact, it could be argued that Suarez is living the dream. In less than three years, he’s been able to reduce 90% of his incoming e-mail by communicating through social software, and he works full-time for IBM while living in the Canary Islands. The last six years of his 13-year IBM career have been spent working remotely from Gran Canaria, a place which he describes as “a paradise island,” and not just because his boss is 6,000 kilometers away. So how does a man who works remotely for a major tech company manage to virtually eliminate his e-mail, and why does his mission even exist? We caught up with Suarez and asked.

A World Without E-mail: One Man’s Vision of a Social Workplace

Luis Suarez has a dream, and it’s one that many of us with our overloaded inboxes could well buy in to — a world without e-mail. In fact, it could be argued that Suarez is living the dream. In less than three years, he’s been able to reduce 90% of his incoming e-mail by communicating through social software, and he works full-time for IBM while living in the Canary Islands. The last six years of his 13-year IBM career have been spent working remotely from Gran Canaria, a place which he describes as “a paradise island,” and not just because his boss is 6,000 kilometers away. So how does a man who works remotely for a major tech company manage to virtually eliminate his e-mail, and why does his mission even exist? We caught up with Suarez and asked.

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