IBM, however, with its LotusLive Social Business Cloud has emerged as the leader with real businesses actually profiting through social cloud collaboration:
Newly Weds Foods, here, needed a way to connect geographically dispersed teams without the capital expense and staff required to run an in-house collaboration system. They also needed security to protect their proprietary information and safeguard client recipes. They turned to the LotusLive Social Business cloud. The benefits: cut response from days to hours, saves 4-5 days per month in travel time, and cut travel costs by 10%. And a no-cost guest account lets them invite clients to collaborate on recipes.
Panasonic turned to LotusLive cloud collaboration in its drive to become the electronics industryâ€™s leading green innovation company. It also expects to improve its competitive advantage and boost business results by enabling multiple business units to work together more efficiently. The benefits: reduced cost and immediate accessibility to advanced collaboration tools across all regions of the global company, but especially for product research, development, and sales.
Russellâ€™s Convenience, here, has emerged as IBMâ€™s poster child for social business collaboration. The company, which operates stores in numerous western states and Hawaii, looked to social media to connect its far-flung franchises and people using the cloud. It turned to the LotusLive Social Business cloud for seamless communication between corporate management, franchisees, and project teams and to provide a central location for definitive information and project plans. The results: travel costs reduced by 33% and postage costs by 50% for $30,000 in annual savings. It also increased revenue as a result of more timely communication around inventory and purchase trends.
IBM Social Software
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Big Fat Finance Blog posted a few Lotus Live customer stories:A few days ago, wiredFinance's
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this quickstart offering from our services organization:If you were excited about the entitlement to the IBM Connections Profiles and Files with Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 but aren't sure how to get started, check out
IBM Connections QuickStart for Lotus Notes & Domino is a new offering from ISSL. The IBMÂ® Connections QuickStart for Lotus NotesÂ® and DominoÂ® solution is a well-defined services process, delivered by IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL), which allows for deployment of a Connections Profiles and Files solution in three weeks.
Here is a direct link to the services brief as well.