IBM developerWorks a winner in 2010 Forrester Groundswell Award (B2B)
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We are very excited to report that IBM developerWorks (IBM dW) has been named a winner in the 2010 Forrester Groundswell Awards (B2B). The awards are broken down by what stage of the social cycle the winners best exemplify: Listening, Talking, Energizing, Spreading, Supporting, Embracing. IBM developerWorks won in the "Supporting" category, and here's what Forrester had to say:
"IBM developerWorks is a free community and social network for 8 million developers and IT professionals worldwide. It includes content and discussions on open standards, open source, and IBM technical resources in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. It includes 30,000 articles, forums that attract 1 million visitors a month, 400,000 active profiles, 800 bloggers, and 450 wikis. IBM saves $100 million annually from people who use this resource instead of contacting IBM support." (emphasis mine)
This is great news not just for IBM, but specifically for the Lotus Connections team - the IBM dW exceptional experience is built on IBM Lotus Connections.
You can read the full press release from Forrester on BusinessWire. Additional details about IBM DeveloperWorks' submission for the Groundswell Award can be found on IBM developerWorks.