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Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com Tags:  microsoft collaboration content-management file-sync adoption social-business files connectors cloud connections community 5,165 Visits
IBM Connections Desktop plug-ins for Microsoft Windows have just been released to our app catalog.The new
There's a couple of things that I would like to call out here. First, IBM Connections 5.0 will be available for download next week. This is the first time that we have released the desktop plugins before the actual new server code is available. This is because the new desktop plugin also adds new features even if you are not using 5.0.
Second, this is yet another simultaneous release for cloud and on-prem. Cloud customers can download the update directly from the "Apps - Downloads" page within Connections.
Third, as I mentioned earlier in the week, this is the plug-in that adds File Sync capabilities for those that are using IBM Connections 5.0 or later.
Fourth, this release also adds access libraries from IBM Connections Content Manager. Of course, this was already possible before but required installing a separate plugin. In this release, you now install only one plugin simplifying the deployment and adoption process.
Lastly, but not least, this release also adds the ability to browse and access community folders.
Here's a demo that walks through the File Sync capabilities:
So go get it and download today!
Originally published at: http://www.lbenitez.com/2014/06/download-new-ibm-connections-50-desktop.html.
Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com Tags:  mobile file-sync iphone business-value android connections adoption offline social-business ipad collaboration ios files demo 3 Comments 5,360 Visits
officially announced IBM Connections 5.0 I wanted to take some time and talk about one of the top new features in this release: enterprise file sync and share. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out Suzanne Livingston's blog from yesterday where she talks about the new external collaboration features of IBM Connections 5.0. This is a capability that we've had available in our cloud for a while and now we are making it available to our on-prem customers.Now that we have
IBM Connections has already been cited by Forrester as a Leader in their Enterprise File Sync and Share Wave and IDC has stated that when it comes to marketshare, IBM Connections leads the way.
IBM Connections Desktop Plug-Ins (which will be available for download in a couple of days) a new Sync folder will be created under Favorites.
There you can save files directly to IBM Connections and use Connections as your personal backup drive where everything is sync'ed automatically (including of course edits that you make offline).
Another added benefit and differentiator is that right from within your desktop you can right click on a file and act upon it. In other words, you can comment on it, tag it, like it, lock it (to prevent others from editing while you are offline) and even share it with other colleagues without ever having to open a browser. By default, all files are marked as private and only you have access to them. From there you can choose to share with individuals, groups, or communities.
On the mobile side, you can use our native apps for Android and iOS and sync files to your favorite mobile device/tablet. On each device you can manually specify which files you want to have available there. For example, you may want some key presentations on your iPhone, while you have documents, spreadsheets and other assets available in your iPad.
Here's a quick 5 minute demo that show the enterprise file sharing and sync capabilities of IBM Connections 5.0.
If you are an on-prem customer, get ready to download the code next week! Stay tuned for other new features in the coming days.
Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com Tags:  productivity adoption social-software web2.0 best-practices social-business connections content-management knowledge-management tips community collaboration 12,967 Visits
IBM Connections User Group meeting in Prague! The 6th Social Connections event. There's still time left to register and book your travel plans. With IBM Connections Next now just weeks away, this event couldn't have been timed any better.There are just 12 more days left for the
As I mentioned a few weeks back, I'm going to join the IBMer who fired himself, Luis Suarez, so if you haven't yet, send us your toughest digital business question.
From Adoption to Adaptation, From Enablement to Engagement.
Whether you are just getting started with your Social Business Adaptation Journey, or whether you are already a very well seasoned 2.0 knowledge worker, this workshop will provide you an opportunity to learn with other fellow practitioners through plenty of practical, hands-on advice, good practices, lots of hints and tips and, most importantly, all of the necessary knowledge resources available to date. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can get the most out of your IBM Connections deployment. It will help you as well to even break free from the email yoke: Outside of the Inbox.
This will be an all day workshop and capacity is limited to 25 people to ensure that it's personal and focused. Therefore, if you haven't yet, go ahead and register now.
Originally posted over at: http://www.lbenitez.com/2014/06/from-adoption-to-adaptation-from.html
Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com Tags:  tips adoption business-value connections social-business podcast mobile 2,281 Visits
If you got here, you are either a regular subscriber to this blog, a fan of IBM Connections, or you are looking for tips and tricks to get the most value out of the enterprise social collaboration platform. Maybe you have a question on how to drive adoption, how to tune your email notifications, how to better structure your community navigation, or you are looking to learn more about IBM Connections.
Let me know what you think and send questions to Jim via Twitter if you want your own question to be answered.
This post was originally posted at: http://www.lbenitez.com/2014/04/get-5-minute-tips-on-ibm-connections.html
Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com Tags:  adoption collaboration hr business-value connections reports press social-business enterprise2.0 2,601 Visits
IBM today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, IDC ranked the company number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software. According to the press release, IDC's analysis of 2013 revenue, the worldwide market for enterprise social software applications grew from $968 million in 2012 to $1,242 million in 2013.
Customers are increasingly assuming that all applications must be social. IBM's focus on a core social networking platform to support application environments, such as Smarter Commerce and Smarter Workforce aligns well with this customer intent.
Here's a look at the key innovations in the past 5 years (click to see it full screen):
Want to see what's coming in the latest release of IBM Connections? Then don't wait and register today and see you on May 21st.
This post was originally published at: http://www.lbenitez.com/2014/04/enterprise-social-software-market-hits.html
Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com Tags:  presentations business-partners best-practices enterprise2.0 adoption hr social-business 3,085 Visits
By now, you hopefully know our landing page for everything Social Business: http://ibm.com/social. We have recently updated this page to feature various partner solutions such as Dynamic Signal, KangoGift, among others.
You may remember that I first blogged about KangoGift 2 months ago.
In a recent presentation shared by KangoGift, they explain the challenges faced by many HR departments, for example, high turnover rates and misalignment to company values. If you are reading this post, you are most likely undergoing a social business transformation and, hopeful, HR is part of it.
With KangoGift's integration into Connections, you can quickly bring six HR processes and bring it into the social business platform. I believe this is important as it promotes usage and realizes the social business vision
Check out their presentation below:
To learn more about KangoGift, go here.