My Geek Daddy and Maximo Mary talk about the Value of Social Networking at IBM Pulse 2011
Mary Gorczynski 1100006B54 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  ibmsoftware service-management software ibmontwitter tivoli asset-management ibmpulse maximo pulse2011 davisco-foods eam
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What were you doing on Monday, February 28th at 6pm PT?
If you were at IBM Pulse 2011, you may have been double booked and not able to attend the Enabling Asset Management: Social Networking Best Practices Birds of a Feather session hosted by Jason Verly (aka MyGeekDaddy on Twitter) from Davisco Foods and myself, MaximoMary on Twitter. Understandably with so many sessions to choose from, it was impossible to attend everything, so you may have missed this one. The good news is that we were able to Livestream this session, so never fear, you can catch the video below.
In this session Jason shared the purposes and social networking venues that Davisco Foods uses, while I tried to give an overview of the venues that IBM sponsors. While most of the audience was heavily engaged with social networking to resolve Support issues, not everyone was aware of, or engaged in our Asset Management venues. The message that we heard over and over again from Jason centered around how valuable resources like Twitter, LinkedIn and ibm.com Connections are for networking to find resources. He told about how social networking has enabled him to be more productive on his job. Whether he is searching for resources to help with support issues, or resources to keep him current on the latest assets available (events, webcasts, whitepaper, analyst reports, case studies, etc)..........it's all out there. He pointed out that the key is to build relationships that can direct you to the right place.
If you are reading this blog you are likely already a "believer" in social networking.........but what about your peers? They might be afraid of getting involved with it for work purposes. The top 5 reasons that we hear over and over again for participation include:
Our goal is for you to tell your peers who will in turn tell their peers until in the near future everyone who wants to know anything about enterprise asset management is following us and joining in our discussions......"the viral asset management community challenge to drive 5000 members by year end". In the end, this is really how content for future products will be prioritized. Don't you want your voice to be heard?
As a reminder here is the link to join our community.
After you take some time to view the session, comment on this blog to let us know what topics you want us to focus on and how we can make our venues more interactive. We have a lot of new activities planned in social networking, so stay tuned as we grow together in this space.......