In response to: How gamification can make you do almost anythingA great analogy Martin. So, fitbit rewards steps taken and floors climbed in the overall pursuit of physical fitness. If we are given the goal of "maximizing produced intellectual capital" what might we measure to help us achieve this?
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Seven new and some refreshed Whitepapers that capture the enhancements and Version 8 upgrades in the IBM Exceptional Web Experience offerings.
IBM Customer Experience Suite and Commerce http://w3.ibm.com/sales/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=WH&infotype=SA&appname=SWGI_SW_SW_USEN&htmlfid=SWW14014USEN&attachment=SWW14014USEN.PDF This white paper provides an introduction to using IBM WebSphere Commerce software along with the IBM Customer Experience Suite. It focuses on the integration and interoperability of WebSphere Commerce with the portal and web content delivery capabilities of the Customer Experience Suit.
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In response to: Heating Up: The Sizzling Summer of Social CRMThe most compelling summary of the strategic importance of Social CRM I've read.
The session files for the Business Gets Social 2012 - Technical Update Roadshow have been posed in the files area.
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Just starting or well down the road?
Attend this event and receive a technical update from the local IBM® experts on the recent Lotusphere® 2012 event held in Orlando USA. The event includes key updates and demonstrations on the latest social collaboration features and announcements.
You will also learn more on how your organisation can Get Mobile, Get
Connected and Get Social by exploiting capabilities that you now
If you didn’t make it to Orlando or the Australian Lotus® User Group (AusLUG 2012) event held in Melbourne on the 29-30th of
When & Where:
Get Social – A view into the future of IBM Connections & IBM Lotus Quickr®. Learn how you can boost employee productivity and simplify access to the right people and information for better decision making, all from within the Lotus Notes client! This session explains:
Get Connected – We touch on the most recent
enhancements in the IBM Sametime® portfolio. We also outline what you
can expect in 2013. This session explains that IBM Sametime features not
only greatly improve user experience, they add real business benefits,
saving time, money and effort:
Get Mobile – A view of the latest features and
technicalinformation for empowering your mobile workforce. Keep your
users connected and productive with full-featured e-mail, chat
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In response to: Gamification: Unlocking hidden collaboration potentialIn response to Gwen Jenkin's post.
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IBM Collaboration Solutions - Administrators Corner
There were a few announcements at Lotusphere 2012 for Administrators namely the advent of "Social Mail" and Notes.Next with "Lotus Notes and Domino Social Edition". This will incorporate social analytics, contextual delivery, embedded experiences and progressive disclosure to evolve messaging into a Social Business Tool.
Lotus Notes and Domino Social Edition won't be a new version of Lotus Notes, but rather additional functionality that can be deployed via a plugin to the next version of Lotus Notes, 8.5.4, to be released in 2012.
This version will be in the 8.5.x codestream for ease of deployment via an update, rather then a rip and replace migration. More information here on Ed Brill's Blog.
Another announcement was the future release of the Lotus Notes application plugin for web browsers to run native unmodified NSFs!! Amazing! No Notes client required or extra coding. This should be available later in 2012 with the Lotus Notes/Domino Social Edition.
For those interested in the latest Messaging and Collaboration Strategy click the link below to see the slides or watch the LiveStream
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Q1 2012 Notes Domino Newsletter- IBM Collaboration Developer News
At Lotusphere 2012 this year there was a huge developer focus:
There were many many XPages presentations which you can find at http://xpages.info and even view the videos! Besides XPages, there was a few great sessions on "Open Social" gadgets and how Notes.8.5.4 and IBM Connections 4.0 will be an Open Social containers. Meaning users can interact with Open Social applications within Lotus Notes and IBM Connections. This presents a great opportunity for our developer community to bring applications to the users and let them interact with these applications without taking them away from where they were working.
Ryan Baxter, one of the driving forces behind OpenSocial at IBM, explains it eloquently on his blog:
One of the best sessions I saw was the "Social App Throwdown"
when six Business Partners were give a only a small amount of time to
develop an Open Social gadget for their application. All the
applications demoed in this video were build using OpenSocial and ran
inside of email in Notes and Domino Social Edition as well as
Connections Next. It truly is cool and really opened my mind to the
possibilities for Open Social. Take a look!
" At the OGS, IBM
announced its support for OpenSocial in Notes and Domino Social Edition,
as well as Connections Next. For more info on Notes and Domino Social
Edition, I suggest you read Ed Brill's blog post on it, he can do a
better job explaining exactly what it is. However the key feature in
Notes and Domino Social Eiditon is the support for OpenSocial in Notes
and iNotes. This support allows us to provide embedded experiences, as
well as surface an activity stream in Notes and iNotes. Its a reliefe
for me to finally have announced this support because me and my team
have essentially been working in secret for the past year and half, and I
have not been able to talk about it at all. However if you are clever
you probably noticed IBMs heavy involvement in the specification and
implementation projects over the past 2 years and you probably could
have guessed what IBM was planning. Now we can finally talk openly
about how we are going to be using OpenSocial and what it means for you,
as an IBM customer/buisness partner.
More detail is over on Ryan's corresponding blog entry
One of the best sessions to saw was the "Open Social App throwdown" where six Business Partners were give only a short amount of time, right before Lotusphere to develop an Open Social Gadget to demo live on stage at Lotusphere.. This is the video from that session and is well worth watching!
All the applications demoed in this video were build using OpenSocial to run inside of email in Notes and Domino Social Edition as well as Connections Next.
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IBM Smarter Government - how Web 2.0 platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are enhancing the way the public communicates and collaborates. Using real-life case studies, this presentation demonstrates how these technologies can help governments around the world to:
In this presentationI discuss the relevance of Social for Australian Government. I cover the different contexts of citizen engagement, analytics, and workforce transformation.
Regarding citizen engagement, I discuss the impact of Social Media & Mobile device adoption on the community in Australia, & how Social Media can be utilised by Government. I particularly focus on the opportunity for Government to blend social media with Government content & transational services. I also present the idea of utilising social media as a means of improving customer service and gaining feedback from the community & how data can be exposed for consumption and use by the community, e.g. creation of mashups using combinations of Government & external data sources.
From a workforce transformation perspective I make the connection between the increasing challenges of supporting flexible working models, e.g. work from home, mobile workers, distributed teams, etc... and the need for government to increase the level of innovation and creativity to be more effective. Government is also suffering under the ever increasing weight of content. How does government address these challenges? This is where a people-centric approach to collaboration can make THE difference. Connecting people with people through internal social networks increases the speed of access to information and expertise...work gets done better, and faster!
I also describe how analytics can be utilised to gain insight from both internal and external social networks in near to real time!
Lastly, I discuss the approaches for ensuring that the implementation of Enterprise Social Software is successful. It isn't simply a matter of deploying the software! You need to have and AGENDA to ensure that this will be successful and it does result in the transformation of the workforce and citizen engagement that is desired. This is 50% culture & 50% technology. It won't succeed without the right combination of the two.
The critical success factor for the software is that it MUST be truly social software and be people-centric. The software must also be able to be incorporated into all aspects of the technology deployment within the organisation. Social software has to become pervasive and natural in it's use for the full benefits to be realised!
This presentation can be downloaded from here
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IBM Connections is the premier Social Tool Platform for business. IBM built Connections from the ground up because of the need with have to collaborate quickly and easily across the world, in different time zones, to take advantage of the vast skill sets across our enterprise. Two of the most used applications within IBM Connections is the IBM Connections Profiles and IBM Connections Files components. Profiles allows users to access all the information about a person they could need and Files let's you upload, share, comment, edit and manage vast numbers of files.
The open model of IBM Connections let's you access a persons information and files anywhere they work, in their email client, intranet, web site or mobile/tablet device. But how do you deploy this new functionality?
The first place to start is in the IBM Connections wiki.The is all the documentation her to get your users started on their Social Journey including documents like:
Once you install and figure IBM Connections Files and Profiles, you will now want to "Add Social to your Inbox" and install the connectors and plugins so you can access the benefits of these Social Tools right from your inbox. Go to http://greenhouse.lotus.com/catalog to download and install. Get Social today!
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Did You Know?
Did you know there are two places you can download no charge applications, plugins and code for your IBM Collaboration environment? The OpenNTF.org is a community for open source Lotus Notes Domino Applications, Templates, code samples etc and the Lotus and WebSphere Business Solutions Catalog allows you to download plugins and applications to extend the functionality of your IBM Collaboration environments. You can also search this catalog for our Business Partner applications that may purchased through them.
OpenNTF.org is a framework for the Lotus Domino Development community to support open source development and distribution. The About page on OpenNTF.org states:
OpenNTF is devoted to:
Some of the featured projects for download are Lotus Notes/Domino templates like: XPages enabled Discussion and Documentation Wiki; Plugins like Wildfire to aggregate your Social Networks in your Notes Client and File Navigator to drag and drops files from your file system in and out of Notes Documents; to code samples like XPages mobile controls. Have a search here.
The Lotus and WebSphere Business Solutions Catalog has many no charge plugins that you can download to extend the use of your Notes Client, WebSphere Portal and IBM Connections environments. Examples like "IBM Connections Files Plugin" allows you to add a Files sidebar to drag and drop files and documents into IBM Connections Flies right from your inbox. There is also a Files plugin for Windows and MS Office/Outlook and many more. Have a look here: http://greenhouse.lotus.com/catalog
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The Developers Corner
The "Big News" for developers this quarter is the release of the new IBM XWork Server and the new Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.3 client. Together these two no charge to download products create a formidable rapid application design and deploy environment that is arguably second to none in the world today.
The IBM XWork Server allows Domino application developers to easily deploy XPages applications though an attractive pricing and packaging approach via a lower, fixed term license cost. This offering is designed for ISVs and business partners who need a well priced and easy-to-sell XPages based offering that highlights their cutting edge skills and allows them to quickly develop and deliver off the shelf or custom web and mobile solutions to new and existing customers.
The Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.3 Client brings some great new features to this rapid application development environment. The Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.3 client is available to you at no charge, so you can start to develop some great looking XPages applications in your environments.
Here are some great resource links to get you started:
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IBM Collaboration Solutions - What's New Q4 2011
In line with this we have announced our new direction for Notes and Domino customer "Get Social with your inbox". With the release of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, IBM delivers significant new social capabilities through new, no charge entitlements to the IBM Connections Profiles and IBM Connections Files components. These powerful new capabilities provide instant and convenient access right from the Lotus Notes sidebar. So to help you transform to a Social Business we allow you to leverage your existing investments in Lotus Notes and Domino and start to deploy Social capabilities as your culture changes, within your organisation, at your own pace.
IBM Connections Files integrated with IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 eliminates the need to send bulky file attachments through email. No need to use less secure external file sharing applications lor pay for more expensive options from other vendors. Users can more easily find content, make recommendations, and share content with colleagues. Using this integration also eliminates outdated content buried as an attachment in email files. Ensure you download the no charge plug-in to drag and drop files directly in and out of your sidebar to Notes Documents and e-mails. With IBM Connections files, you can:
As you can see this is huge news for you, our clients! To successfully transform into a social business, clients need to integrate their existing collaboration -- especially email -- with new social software capabilities.
To get started today:
1. Download Notes Domino 8.5.3 today,
2. Download and install IBM Connections Profiles and Files - Watch the video on capabilities here.
3. Install the Free plugins for your Notes clients -
- and "Add Social to your inbox".
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The Developers Section
There are some great resources on XPages and Notes Development out there for people that wish to learn. In fact we have a whole wiki dedicated to Developing Applications in Lotus Notes Another great resource is OpenNTF.org communitt. Here you will find an enormous amount of ready to go applications, templates, components and more that you are free to use under Apache and GPL licence open source models.
There have been a couple of exciting development news from OpenNTF recently, namely the relational database support coming in Domino 8.5.3 and the forthcoming REST API's for Domino and XPages.
To get an understanding of the REST APIs you can listen to episode 136 of the Taking Notes podcast where Julian Robichaux and Bruce Elgort talk with IBMers Dave Delay and Phil Riand about the forthcoming REST API's for Domino and XPages about, What REST services are, What the XPages Extension Library is, How you can add REST capabilities to your XPages applications and much more. You can subscribe to the podcast here on iTunes.
There is also a great book called Mastering XPages that I can recommend, Mastering XPages, A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language.
And speaking of Notes and Domino 8.5.3 here are the few of the new features found in the 8.5.3 code drop 5, that should make it into the final code thanks again for Darren Duke for compiling this list (also with the usual caveat that these features may not be in the final release product!)
So good luck with your new found energy for developing Notes applications using XPages and if you are really feeling lucky you could enter thee XPages development contest below.