27000363WM firstname.lastname@example.org | | Emneord:  socialsoftware forrester connections groundswell
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Market Segment Manager
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.
27000363WM email@example.com | | Emneord:  #w2e web20 socialsoftware web20expo
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Consulting Technical Professional - WebSphere Portal, Content Manager and LotusLive
Today is the start of Web 2.0 Expo in New York City. I love New York in the fall and the fact that the conference is actually earlier in the year then last year suits me fine. It means that I actually get to New York when it is fall and not winter like last year. I have to assume that there are more people like me that like New York in the Fall. While registering as a speaker today, I overheard a conversation where an attendee was trying to register three more people for the conference. The lady looked at him and said: "Sir I know you are disappointed. Believe me, so am I! The conference is completely sold out. We have been turning people away for the last 3 weeks." So in my mind, I figured there were either loads of people using the conference as an excuse to come to New York in the fall or the conference agenda must be outstanding.
With that in mind I actually took the time to look at the agenda and noticed that 3 IBMers are listed as speakers. One of the IBMers, Julia Grace, is actually a keynote speaker with a topic that I find very interesting. Julia will talk about "Movies are in 3-D, why not our Data? Taking Web 2.0 into the 3-D World". The second speaker is somebody that we in Lotus world know very well. Jeff Schick will talk about "Social Transformation of the 21st Century Workplace". I have to admit that I feel humbled speaking at the same conference as these two presenters. My presentation "Cool Ways to Work Smarter in the Cloud" looks into the ways that collaboration is changing. IBM announced LotusLive last year and there has been very good adoption of the technology. Customers are asking questions around security and integration with existing applications and IBM is the only company that addresses every single aspect of cloud computing. IBM's offering includes management of the cloud environments to offering various public cloud services across all of its brands. I will address how working together requires all these pieces.
Yes walking around the conference center and seeing the big "Lotus Knows How / Lotus Knows Why" signs everywhere does feel good. Come visit the Expo where IBM Lotus also has a stall and we will show you why Lotus Knows everything... From 3-D data to 21st Century workplaces to Cool ways to work Smarter.
27000363WM firstname.lastname@example.org | | Emneord:  #ibmexperience socialnetworking socialsoftware socialmedia
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In his recent Fast Company article entitled "Why IBM Could Be Bigger Than Facebook in Social Media", FC Expert Blogger, Drew Neisser said, "IBM could end up being more important to the business use and monetization of social media than Facebook." It's a bold statement that's hard to ignore.
In the article, our own Jeff Schick told Neisser, "at IBM 15 years ago, we had a way to look up people to create a globally connected enterprise. Today we have approximately 500,000 people in IBM who do about 6 million look ups a day on pages that look strikingly similar to other social network profile pages with features like blogging and photo pasting." Schick also said, "The idea of getting the right person over the right time at the right opportunity and yield the right result was really important."
The article continues to say, "IBM's internal network served as both an incubator and torture test for it's latest offering. So while Schick and his team watched the rise of Facebook with interest, they took greater inspiration from the technology they were already using to deliver 'an exceptional work experience for employees' which also translated into better client service."
Schick introduced the concept of "exceptional work experiences" at the launch event last week in NYC. We'll have even more details about this topic in the coming weeks so check back soon to learn more.
27000363WM email@example.com | | Emneord:  socialsoftware cloud smartplanet #ibmexperience innovation computing sma reinventingrelationships
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Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM on May 31, 2007 after 37 years with the company. Since then, he continues to consult for IBM in a number of initiatives including Cloud Computing, Smart Planet and other technical and innovation areas. Having been born in Cuba and come to the US at the age of 15, one of the things he is proudest of is having been named 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year. He has an M.S. and Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago and a very interesting list of achievements and current activities.
The Lotus team looks forward to his insights and participation next week. For more on this topic, read Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger's full blog entry.
By Megan Moyer
Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
27000363WM firstname.lastname@example.org | | Emneord:  quickr connections lotusknows socialsoftware
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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
27000363WM email@example.com | | Emneord:  lotusconnections lotusknows wikis blogs collaboration socialsoftware
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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.