IBM – ConnectED 2015 – Overview

IBM Connect evolves to meet the needsof our technical clients and partners

In 2015, IBM Connect will transform into an even more in-depth technical event,“IBM ConnectED” that provides the deep “nuts and bolts” technical experience that is so important to our long-standing technical community.

Specifically designed for technologists of all levels, including CIOs, IT managers and practitioners, this new event will offer deep-dive technical sessions, demos, labs and roundtables, access to IBM technical experts, and more.

via IBM – ConnectED 2015 – Overview.

IBM Connections Next Trailer – YouTube


A quick preview of IBM Connections Next that I created as a teaser of what’s coming. We are going to be hosting a virtual event for everyone to learn more about IBM Connections Next on May 21, 2014 titled: Collaborate or be Left Behind: Leading in the Digital Frontier. Register for the event here:

via IBM Connections Next Trailer – YouTube.

InformationWeek Event – Becoming a Social Business

Every few years, advancements in technology and the evolution of business meet at the nexus of a cultural shift that fundamentally changes how business gets done. One of those moments is happening now – businesses are deploying exciting new collaborative tools to enable a more dynamic, increasingly mobile and idea-laden workforce to create the new “social business.”

But there’s a distinction to this phenomenon: In order to fully capitalize on this new collaborative opportunity, businesses must lay the groundwork for a smarter workforce. They need the integrated capabilities for an evolving social and collaborative business. And at this InformationWeek and IBM executive event, you’ll hear what leading companies are doing today to meet this challenge.

via InformationWeek Event.

Register now for Ed Brill Unplugged: Why IBM for Collaboration Solutions Today and Beyond

Today IBM leads the industry in delivering robust enterprise collaboration software that empowers people to connect, collaborate, and innovate while optimizing the way they work. Register for this one hour webinar to hear special guest speaker Ed Brill’s unplugged perspective on why IBM is the industry leader for Collaboration Solutions today and why IBM will continue to be the industry leader in 2013 and beyond. Ed Brill is responsible for product portfolio management and strategy for IBM Collaboration Solutions including messaging, collaborative applications, productivity, and social communications.

via IBM SmartCloud Events: Register now for Ed Brill Unplugged: Why IBM for Collaboration Solutions Today and Beyond.

IBM’s social enterprise plan: Meld collaboration, processes with dash of Watson | ZDNet

Amid all the talk about the social enterprise and acquisitions in the space, IBM is often overlooked. The reality is that IBM and its Connections software, which launched in 2007, is the leader in the market, according to IDC.

Given the IDC data, it’s worth catching up with IBM’s Jeff Schick, vice president of social software. In between working with the likes of PepsiCo, TD Bank and a bevy of others, Schick also pops up on the Howard Stern radio show on Sirius.

via IBM’s social enterprise plan: Meld collaboration, processes with dash of Watson | ZDNet.

Real Examples of Social Business ROI” – Forbes

Sit down long enough, or better said, get Sandy Carter, vice president of social business sales at IBM, to stay in one place long enough and you’ll start to hear story after story about how companies are realizing ROI from social business.

via Real Examples of Social Business ROI” – Forbes.

San Jose State University social business event at IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley (IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley)

IBM and San Jose State University is collaborating around Social Busiess, teaching  business students how social networking and media technologies can be used at businesses around the world..

via San Jose State University social business event at IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley (IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley).

Collaboration Girl

Becoming a Social Business has Never Been Easier

Simply take advantage of your investments in IBM collaboration software & solutions

Did you know you can make your investment in collaboration software and solutions more valuable by taking full advantage of the range of capabilities that come with your software purchase?

The fact is, you ARE entitled! If you own Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Notes Traveler, Sametime, Connections and/or WebSphere Portal, please join us for a local, in-person event.

You’ll see how easy it is to stay productive and connected. We’ll show you how you can integrate and use the best and most powerful software capabilities available in your existing environment – and become a Social Business while you are at it.

via Collaboration Girl.

An Enterprise Connect Webinar: Reinventing Business with Next-Generation Social Collaboration in the Cloud

As the benefits of social business become clear and the case for social business grows more compelling, enterprises are looking for approaches that allow them to cost-effectively roll out these systems, so as to capture these benefits quickly, and rapidly gain positive ROI and productivity benefits. Join this Webinar to see how other companies are approaching social business and embracing the spirit of collaboration and community – internally and externally – to deliver unprecedented return for the time invested. Youll hear about how IBM is leading the way with its SmartCloud for Social Business services, and youll gain insight into the keys to becoming a social business and the advantages of moving to the cloud. There is no fee to attend this Webinar.

via Event Registration EVENT: 395990.

Measuring the Business ROI for Social Networks | Big Fat Finance Blog

Business use of social networks, also referred to as social media or just plain social business, refers to the use of the Internet in myriad forms to interact with the organization’s various stakeholders. These typically are employees, suppliers, partners, or customers.

via Measuring the Business ROI for Social Networks | Big Fat Finance Blog.