Energizing your work with IBM SmartCloud Engage: What's new in the fall launch
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Energizing your work with IBM SmartCloud Engage:
Tomorrow, IBM is hosting a virtual event focusing on how IBM's social business capabilities are energizing life's work. This isn't just about saving time in one part of your work day, only to spend it on another work task later. It's about getting energy from your daily work. And to do that successfully you need the right tools to inspire innovation and empower creativity and engagement.
Becoming a social business in the cloud can help energize your work by making it easier to focus on the things that matter to your customers and your business. By embracing social cloud technologies you will start to reinvent the way work works so you can better navigate through the many emails, tasks, files, and requests that come every day.
With the September announcement we are demonstrating our commitment to helping our customers drive even more energy with new capabilities that are designed to be smart, simple, social and security-rich.
Our fall launch is also monumental for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business because this announcement marks the largest new set of capabilities in the history of the service.
Here are some of the highlights of what we are introducing:
This launch delivers powerful new tools that allow you to leverage your entire business network and stay up to the minute with your contacts, files, projects, and teams.
Social bridging is a great example. This capability lets you easily connect on premise and cloud communities with just a URL. so you can act on content and ideas from a single place. And to drive even more energy and ideas from communities, team members can pull in content from an external source so they can discuss and act on it internally. For example, it can be used to come up with a counter to a new move from the competition.
We introduced a simple, harmonized experience that lets you move effortlessly between mail, communities, activities and files to work smarter.
To make it even simpler to move to the cloud we introduced a series of new onboarding services to help bring your mail and calendar from your on premises deployment – whether Exchange or Notes/Domino - into the cloud. And a new advanced support option offers a higher-touch service for customers who need it.
Now you can stay engaged and energized while on the go with new mobile document editing, file sync, activity streams, media gallery and wikis.
With our award-winning File Sync and share feature, along with new capabilities for real time co-editing on the iPad its easier than ever to focus energy on high quality ideas and execution, not on the tools and tasks to get the job done. And our mobile capabilities are delivered on more mobile devices than ever before.
Customer privacy and data security is a priority for IBM. Our SmartCloud solutions are built to adhere to leading industry standards and security practices delivered with security-rich controls to give you confidence about your business data in the cloud.
As part of this new launch we've enhanced governance and control even further with email
Driving business value for our clients
This is a compelling set of new capabilities and it's just the beginning as IBM continues with its cloud first strategy and its goal of building solutions that are energizing life's work. Our clients are experiencing real benefits from our social business cloud technologies and we are excited about how these updates will continue to drive business value for them.
For example, Langhoff Promotion, a leading European provider of promotional products and corporate gifts who improved employee engagement across multiple offices and timezones is using IBM SmartCloud Engage. Now they are able to work effectively across offices, countries and organizations, and in the process they are dramatically improving creativity and productivity. Langhoff chose IBM over Microsoft because of the ease of use and intuitive interface and the ability to securely share files and documents internally and externally by taking advantage of IBM's free guest model.
SafeGuard World International, a leading provider of global managed payroll services which processes over a half million pay slips per year for many of world's leading brands, needed a cloud-based project management tool to improve response times, improve risk mitigation, and reduce project costs. Using IBM SmartCloud Engage they are decreasing the time it takes to implement new payroll services by 20%. Even in a privacy-sensitive industry, SafeGuard World found that IBM's cloud solutions met their security needs in adopting a cloud solution.
For more information about how IBM is energizing life's work with our fall launch updates, be sure to join our Sept 18th event at 10 am ET.: Reinvent the way work works with the leading social platform. Register here: http://ibm.co/reinventwork. The replay will be available On Demand after the event.
Join our Smarter Planet tweet chat on Sept 19th at 12 pm to share your thoughts on how social, mobile and cloud are converging to change the way work works.
You can also try IBM SmartCloud Engage yourself at no cost for 60 days. Visit our website to sign up for a trial today! www.ibmcloud.com/social