Enterprise Applications: IBM Goes Social: 25 Examples of Big Blue Becoming a Social Business
There are 635,000 internal users of IBM Connections, including contractors.
IBM has 20,000 blogs, and in 2005, a set of IBM employees-using a wiki-created the first set of guidelines for their colleagues who wanted to blog.
IBM has more than 105,100.
IBM has more than 74,800 communities, touching on just about everything Big Blue, from hardware and software to services and partners.
IBM has more than 203,300 activities, designed to make it easier for IBMers and their teams to organize their work and plan their efforts.
There are more than 1.33 million bookmarks, all designed to help Big Blue employees more easily find and access the Websites they routinely visit.
There are 475,000 files shared (and 9.5 million downloads).
IBM has 50,000 wikis, another way to enable employees to more easily collaborate.
There are 31,000 IBM experts enrolled in Big Blue's Expertise Locator service.
IBM has 400,000 unique users of its Sametime instant messaging within Big Blue.
There are about 360,000 unique daily users of Sametime IM at IBM.
During peak load at IBM, there are 230,000 concurrent users of Sametime.
Messages Per Day
On any given day, there are 50 million Sametime instant messages shared within IBM.
Messages Per Second
All that IMing translates to about 578 Sametime instant messages sent per second within IBM each day.
There are 1.1 million Sametime log-ons each day at IBM.
Every month, there are 30 million meeting minutes for LotusLive Meetings at IBM.
IBMers also leverage Facebook, the world's largest social network: There are 198,000 current Big Blue employees on Facebook.
Another 281,000 current IBM employees are on LinkedIn, with 16 million first-order connections and 615,000 IBM followers.
Twitter is another popular social networking tool at the company, with more than 20,000 identified IBMers on the site.
There are thousands of individual IBMers blogging on independent sites.
IBM's how-to developer Website has 8 million users and 300,000 profiled members.
The GreaterIBM Connections group for current and former IBMers and retirees supports more than 100,000 IBM alumni on its network.
Research firm IDC ranked IBM No. 1 in worldwide market share for social platform software for 2009 and 2010.
IBM LotusLive has become IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. It's designed to simplify access to business-grade file sharing, social networking, communities, online meetings, instant messaging, email and calendar. In addition, IBM SmartCloud for Social Business will deliver a cloud-based productivity suite allowing users to co-edit documents in real time.
IBM's new social software supports most popular mobile devices, including tablets. The software runs on Apple's iOS, Google's Android and RIM's BlackBerry platforms, and will soon be on Microsoft's Windows Phone.