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By Martha Mealy
IBM Social Software Leader
Today Forbes published a discussion with IBM's Jeff Schick on the steps organizations should take to capture knowledge and garner business intelligence. The story positions IBM as a thought leader in enterprise social software highlighting the opportunities organizations can achieve to gain efficiencies and increase productivity when they embrace enterprise-wide collaboration.
In the article, Jeff said "It's really easy to describe the way social media and collaboration changes a company." He goes on to say, "At IBM, we have thousands of communities formed around specific topics. For example, our community of Women in Europe has 23,000 members. Our external developerWorks community has 8 million. The people in these communities are sharing knowledge about what affects them and about how to get the job done."
With Lotus Connections and Lotus Quickr software, corporations can use blogs, wikis, team rooms, file sharing and more to become more agile and competitive.
Link to article: The Benefits Of Enterprise Social Media
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By Stephen Londergan
IBM Social Software Bigshot
We're told that about 30% of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' employees are using IBM Lotus Connections. Since the ABS is also a proud Lotus Notes user, Lotus Connections is a great way for the Bureau to extend those existing collaborative investments and skills.
Security is an imperative for both businesses and public sector agencies like the ABS, and we hear that the bureau has been looking for some time for a way to embrace new technologies -- like blogs and wikis and such -- without sacrificing security.
ABS needed a more modern and efficient way to collaborate on documents, and Lotus Connections blogs and wikis fit the bill.
More and more public sector and government agencies are looking at social software as a way to adapt to changes in workforce dynamics, boost productivity, and get on the "open government" bandwagon that is becoming de rigeur.
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by Megan Moyer
Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
The news from down under this week was all about the Lifehacker live television event on the future of email.
When I spoke with Matt Tredinnick, our lead in Australia, he said "This show could easily go on the road. The discussion was lively. The topic was controversial. And, the speakers were insightful." He continued to say, "The panel included our very own General Manager of IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software - Alistair Rennie, with executives from Intel (Genevieve Bell) and RIM (Adele Beachley), and a futurist (Mark Pesce). This was 'infotainment' of the highest caliber."
During the discussion, Alistair stated definitely that "Email is not going away." He explained that the experiments we're running at IBM are about how to re-invent the in-box so the system becomes smarter and makes it easier on people.
As you can imagine, there were a wide range of topics covered including - social tools, mobility, the blurring of work and personal personas and so much more. I also learned from listening to the replay that both Google and Microsoft representatives were invited but declined to participate. I'll leave that to you to decide the reason.
Link to the replay: TechLines Live Stream 2010 event - Future of workplace communication
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By Megan Moyer
Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
The news that EUROCITIES plans to build a new website for citizens of 140 European member cities is a surely a bright spot worthy of sharing.
In the article, EUROCITIES Communications Director, Nicola Vatthauer said "The new web environment based on IBM software will bring a much-needed technological added value to our network and create the conditions for smarter local government in Europe." She goes on to say, "EUROCITIES member cities in turn will be better able to help each other solve problems and come up with new ideas to improve the lives of citizens."
It's a noble goal and IBM Partner Pixelixir will work with EUROCITIES to implement the new web presence in the coming months. WebSphere Portal, Lotus Web Content Management, Lotus Domino and Lotus Quickr software will all be used in the implementation.
Imagine the progress the world could make if more governmental organizations followed EUROCITIES lead.
Link: EUROCITIES selects IBM Software for Innovative Collaboration [scroll down for English]