- FileNet Content Manager provides the high performance, scalable, secure content repository and adds social features via integration.
- Connections provides the social environment, connecting networks of content consumers and producers via corporate profiles and status. Connections users utilize social tools such as files, wikis, forums, blogs, and activities to share documents, exchange ideas, and create content which can be managed by FileNet Content Manager.
- Lotus Quickr Connectors provide the ability to author and manage content via common desktop (Microsoft Office 2003-2010, Windows Explorer and Lotus Symphony), email (Microsoft Outlook and IBM Lotus Notes) and collaboration tools.
IBM Social Software
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IBM Connections Enterprise Content Edition is a single social content management system for general business users and also for information workers who require more advanced content, document management and workflow use cases. It provides out-of-the-box desktop, social, and traditional content management interfaces. Connections Enterprise Content Edition includes:
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Here is some background to the new part numbers
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 (which were announced on October 4, 2011), provide entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections 3.0.1 to customers with these licenses :
IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Client Access License
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Client Access License
IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express License
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express License
Access to the Files feature allows users to easily share content with other people and remove the need to send large files through email. It also allows you to socialize content you create, allowing people to easily find it, make recommendations, and share with other people.
Profiles helps users find the people they need by searching across the organization's content using tags to identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities. It socializes skills, interests, and organizational structure for others to discover and benefit from.
What the new IBM Connections part numbers permit
Customers with the above Notes and Domino 8.5.3 licenses, now have available newly announced IBM Connections part numbers that can be used to upgrade their existing Connections restricted use rights to the full capabilities of Connections.
Some of the benefits of expanding usage to the full capabilities of Connections include the ability to:
Collaborate with a community of professionals using activities, blogs, wikis, forums, and shared files, including rich media files.
Expand one's professional network through social analytics-based recommendations for people to connect with, and communities to join.
Access one's social data while on the go using mobile device support.
The new IBM Connections part numbers are available now. Your IBM representative or IBM business partner would be happy to provide you with more details on the new IBM Connections part numbers, and how they complement the entitlements provided by IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3.
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Bill Ives did a piece yesterday on how IBM Rational is improving collaboration within software teams and with key stakeholders to help drive innovation into the software development process:Software-blogger
If you are interested in learning more about how IBM Rational Jazz and IBM Connections integrates, this page has a lot of great information, including a demo which walks through the integration, such as:
Synchronizing IBM Connections profiles with Rational Team Concert profiles
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The IBM Connections native iPad app is available today for download at the app store - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibm-connections/id450533489?mt=8. The app will allow users to access to all the Connections applications including adding photo's or videos to the media gallery and voting on ideation blogs. Also, users have the ability to upload documents to the IBM Connections server from other apps that support the "Open In..." feature of iOS. For example, now you can upload email attachments directly to the IBM Connections server. Users can also open documents that are supported on the iPad, make updates and repost to the Connections server. Update your app today to take advantage of these new features....