Social media is gaining steam for work purposes
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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