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:
- Scenario 1: Installing Lotus Connections 3.0 - Small Deployment -This article describes how to deploy Lotus Connections 3.0 in a small environment. This type of deployment involves three machines LDAP, Database and the WebSphere Application Server, which hosts Lotus Connections. This deployment would be typical of a test or pilot deployment.
- Scenario 2: Installing Lotus Connections 3.0 - Large Network Deployment -This article describes how to deploy IBM® Lotus® Connections 3.0 in a large network deployment. This type of deployment is typical of an enterprise level production system and is both highly available and highly scalable.
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!