IBM Announces Connections 4.5, Employee Experience Suite #ibmconnect


Enterprise social collaboration software from IBM gets a boost in 2013 with the announced release of Connections 4.5 at the companys Connect Conference this week.Along with a planned March 2013 release date, IBM also gave some insight into what its come up with via the Kenexa technology it integrated from the US $1.3 billion December buyout.

via IBM Announces Connections 4.5, Employee Experience Suite #ibmconnect.

Installing IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics on Red Hat Linux with IBM DB2


This white paper is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how install the IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics application on Red Hat Linux with IBM DB2. You will learn how to prepare DB2, and how to install/configure IBM Cognos and IBM Connections with the Metrics application on a one-node environment.

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Installing IBM Connections 4.0 on a Linux RHEL 6.3 64 bit system


New to Connections? New to Linux? Learn along with me as I install Connections 4 on a RHEL 6.3 system!

via IBM Connections wiki : Education : Tutorial – Installing IBM Connections 4.0 on a Linux RHEL 6.3 64 bit system.

IBM Connections wiki : Customization : Understanding roles in IBM Connection 4.0 Metrics


The IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics application has four kinds of roles: “metrics-report-run”, “admin”, “community-metrics-run”, and “metrics-reader”. This article introduces these roles, including their purpose and default mapped user, and what they do within Connections Metrics.

via IBM Connections wiki : Customization : Understanding roles in IBM Connection 4.0 Metrics.

IBM Connections wiki : Tuning for Performance : IBM Connections 4.0 Performance Tuning Guide


This document provides recommendations for performance tuning of IBM Connections 4 Connections based on the experience of the IBM Collaboration Solutions Performance team. However, the optimal tuning and the resulting system capacity can be affected by many factors, including the characteristics of the load on the system and the hardware used, including servers, disk subsystems, network topology, and more. Therefore the recommendations in this document should not be considered the optimal values for every situation, but rather a recommended starting point for tuning a Connections deployment. Using this configuration as a baseline, we suggest monitoring the system performance, making any desired changes, and measuring their impact.

via IBM Connections wiki : Tuning for Performance : IBM Connections 4.0 Performance Tuning Guide.

Connections FAQ 11/16/12


  1. What is the difference between following someone and adding them to your network? By following someone, you subscribe to that person and you see *all* the updates from that person in the activity stream (files update, comments in blogs, votes in ideation etc). When you add someone to your network, but don’t follow them, then you only see their status updates and nothing else in the homepage. My recommendation is to use Following as a filter. **Only** follow the people and content you are interested in. The more people and content you follow, the noisier it would be in the activity stream.  For example, I only follow 23 people as an example (my management chain and various of the VPs and Directors for the various projects).
  2. In the activity stream when someone posts a comment on someone’s post you would see their name on top of the post but the comments are below the post. Why are we doing this and is it part of a standard? The activity stream always highlights the person that took action on something. Since it’s the person that commented, you see their picture and then below you see a snipped of the action. Since the action is a comment on a status update, you see the photo of the original poster there. It creates consistency.

IBM Connections wiki : Customization : Using the Moderation application in IBM Connections 4.0


Moderation is a component in IBM® Connections 4.0 that allows moderators and Community owners to better control what is displayed in certain applications. Moderators can review Blogs, Forums, and Files content before it is posted to Connections, and manage content after it is added to IBM Connections. This article provides a detailed introduction to Connections Moderation configurations so you can better understand and use it.

via IBM Connections wiki : Customization : Using the Moderation application in IBM Connections 4.0.

Installing IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics on AIX with IBM DB2


To work well, the new Metrics component in IBM Connections 4.0 needs the deployment of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. This white paper describes how to prepare a DB2 instance and install IBM Connections in a single-node environment, with emphasis on installing and configuring Metrics and Cognos components on AIX.

In this white paper

  • Getting started
  • Creating a database instance on DB2
  • Installing WAS for IBM Connections
  • Configure WAS to communicate with the LDAP directory
  • Install WebSphere Application Server 7.0 for IBM Cognos on AIX
  • Installing and configuring DB2 Database Client
  • Installing and configuring IBM Cognos
  • Installing IBM Connections
  • Validating Metrics and Cognos integration
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • About the Author

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IBM Connections Toolbar for Firefox – First Time User


The IBM Connections toolbar helps you to easily access your content in Connections directly from the toolbar. As you create content, join Communities, or are added as a reader or editor, that content will appear in your toolbar once it updates. The toolbar is configured to use Connections on Greenhouse by default, so all you have to do to get started is set up your credentials. You can configure the toolbar to work with any Connections server you choose.

via IBM Connections Toolbar for Firefox – First Time User.