Enterprise Networking: IBM Lotusphere 2012: 10 Takeaways From the Show
IBM Connections: TD Bank
TD Bank, an IBM Connections social software customer, is the sixth largest bank in North America with 85,000 employees in almost 3,000 locations around the globe. The bank runs on teams collaborating to serve more than 19 million customers. With help from IBM software, 500,000 connections have been made, 2,000 blogs are spreading across the organization and 17,000 communities have been formed.
Students Go Social
IBM officials announced that they are helping students at York Universitys Schulich School of Business develop leadership skills by learning to collaborate on coursework virtually in the cloud. Last fall, 400 students enrolled in "Management 1000" at the school used IBM's social networking services to aid their semester-long project of creating a comprehensive business plan. Schulich students used IBMs SmartCloud for Social Business portfolio (formerly LotusLive) for online meetings, file sharing, decision-making, workload-sharing and overall project management.
Michael J. Fox
IBM's guest speaker at Lotusphere 2012 was Michael J. Fox. Here, the actor discusses the power of social communities and the benefits of bringing geographically dispersed people with common diseases together over the Internet.
IBM Connections Next
Jeff Schick, IBM's vice president of social software, unveils a new social analytics platform, IBM Connections, at Lotusphere. Several thousand attendees crowded the conference in Orlando, Fla.
Brian Cheng, part of IBMs portal development organization, demonstrates the power of social communities and an exceptional Web experience to help clients and partners collaborate.
IBM Docs is a social document platform that allows organizations, both inside and outside the firewall, to simultaneously collaborate on word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents in the cloud to improve productivity.
IBM General Manager Alistair Rennie kicks off Lotusphere, IBM's annual social business event.
IBM Connections Mail
Users can access enterprise email, calendar and business tasks from inside the Connections platform, further unifying the collaboration experience from a single location.
IBM ConnectionsActivity Stream
The activity stream helps users manage the influx of data from internal and external social networks.
At Connect and Lotusphere, Big Blue's clients discussed how they used social business solutions to communicate and innovate. Electrolux uses IBM Connections software to enable employees to more easily gain insight from information and data. Chefs at Newly Weds Foods, a food ingredient company with 65,000 clients, use IBM SmartCloud Engage to better collaborate to develop recipes across global time zones using any browser-based device, including tablets and smartphones.