Network World: What’s next for IBM’s enterprise social business

IBM Enterprise Social Solutions GM Jeff Schick emceed the company’s recent Connect conference in Orlando, where Big Blue updated customers and partners on its latest collaboration, mobile and cloud efforts, emphasizing a message of “Make Every Moment Count.” Schick managed to squeeze in a few of those precious moments for reporters to follow up withContinue reading “Network World: What’s next for IBM’s enterprise social business”

250 Viewers in 43 Countries

I’m extremely happy to report that my “Up and Running with IBM Connections” video course has now been viewed by 250 Lynda.com subscribers in 43 countries. All of this in one weeks time. Today I received my first “user feedback” and it was extremely positive and encouraging. You can view the first 5 videos inContinue reading “250 Viewers in 43 Countries”

Veteran Blogger Brill Picked to Lead IBM’s Social Business Transformation

In his 2013 book, Opting In, Ed Brill recalls the time he was reprimanded by IBM corporate communications in 2003 for identifying an employee by name in a blog post. “We don’t have celebrities at IBM,” the PR rep told him. How times have changed. Brill’s elevation last month to the corporate role of Vice PresidentContinue reading “Veteran Blogger Brill Picked to Lead IBM’s Social Business Transformation”

Alan Lepofsky: Purposeful Collaboration

The following is an 18 minute talk given by Alan Lepofsky at the Constellation Connected Enterprise conference on how to move social from being a stand-alone service for sharing, to integrating social features into the business tools that companies rely on to run their businesses. I have more on this topic coming to this blogContinue reading “Alan Lepofsky: Purposeful Collaboration”

Podcast: Opting In – Ed Brill talks about his new book

Today we spoke with Ed Brill (http://edbrill.com), Director of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, about his new book. It’s called Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager, and it’s available both on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939) and directly from IBM Press (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/store/opting-in-lessons-in-social-business-from-a-fortune-9780133258936). We discussed: Why did you write this book?Continue reading “Podcast: Opting In – Ed Brill talks about his new book”

Podcast: IBM Connections, Social Recognition, and TemboSocial

Steven Green, CEO of TemboSocial (@TemboSocial), tells us all about The Hive. It’s peer-to-peer social recognition software that integrates with IBM Connections to help share knowledge, stories, and corporate culture among employees. Topics we covered included: The importance of awards, achievements, and peer recognition How all this ties into corporate culture and values 400,000+ storiesContinue reading “Podcast: IBM Connections, Social Recognition, and TemboSocial”