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IBM Social Software Update Features File Sync On Premises

IBM's latest version of its social enterprise collaboration software suite IBM Connections is now available on the IBM cloud marketplace, a move IBM officials say makes the platform faster and easier to deploy.

The announcement today of IBM Connections 5 comes roughly 18 months after IBM's last update to the Connections platform. IBM officials boasted about the new offering's capability to bring secure file sync to on premises.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on IBM and HootSuite

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Cisco hopes to make a splash in the enterprise collaboration software suite with its integration with Jive. More than a splash, actually. It wants to take on Microsoft.

Microsoft responded by telling Cisco, in so many words, "to bring it on."

There's another big player in the space, though. We can't forget: IBM, which entered the picture with its HootSuite integration in December.

HootSuite Enters the Enterprise with IBM Connections Integration

image-hootsuitesocialmedia-2013.jpgIBM has integrated its Connections enterprise collaboration system with the HootSuite social media dashboard, a move that could signal a new epoch in the social business space.

Workers at all levels of the enterprise have been bringing their own mobile devices to work with them and demanding their work tools behave more like their trusty iPads and iPhones. IBM is obviously widely used in the largest global companies and now the conversations employees have on its Connections system can live in HootSuite.

Managing Indirect Sales Channel Relationships: CRM Falls Short

Customer Experience, Managing Relationships While Selling through the Channel: Sometimes, CRM isn't EnoughI've seen CRM applications stretched to record and track all kinds of relationship-based interactions. From bug tracking in software development to keeping track of volunteer hours at non-profits, users have no lack of creativity when it comes to repurposing the fields in their CRM applications.

Another IBM Business Unit Dump: Customer Care Sold to Synnex

IBM’s declining revenues have been no secret. For Q1 this year, the global IT giant’s revenues plummeted by 5%, attributable to a suffering hardware business; it announced significant layoffs because of it. Q2 was a little better, and stocks rose 2.21% to US$ 198.85.

Apparently, it wasn’t good enough, because IBM made another big sale this week.

Sexy Enough To Be A Data Scientist? Here's What It Takes & Where To Begin [Infographic]

 “Data Scientist” is the sexiest job of the 21st century. The Harvard Business Review made this claim last October and it seems that everyone (including your grandmother) has been repeating it ever since. 

Document Management Roll-up: Nuxeo in 2013, Preparing SharePoint 2013 Migrations

Things are heating up in the document management space. This week, we see Nuxeo setting up its stall for the coming year, vendors and enterprises are gearing up for the release of SharePoint 2013, Micro Strategies connects SharePoint and IBM Connections and Atiz introduces a mobile scanner.

Game On: Bunchball Releases Nitro Gamification for IBM Connections #ibmconnect

IBM’s social software platform for businesses, Connections, is bursting with new features and add-ons. Now there’s one more, with the announcement this week by gamification vendor Bunchball of its first Nitro for IBM Connections. 

Qumu Launches IBM Connections Social Video Solution for Collaborative Knowledge Sharing #ibmconnect

Enterprise video solution provider Qumu is launching a new application designed to allow users to directly collaborate with video from the IBM Connections interface. The IBM Connections Social Video Solution enables uploading, sharing, distributing and managing video from IBM Connections.

From Liking to Leading: The Purposeful Application of Social Technology #ibmconnect

From the opening act of They Might be Giants, to a closing view of IBM Watson's new life in enterprise collaboration, the Opening General Session of IBM Connect 2013 was a play on the theme of “from 'liking' to leading” through the purposeful application of social technologies.

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 company's Connect Conference this week.

IBM Connections 4 Officially Hits the Street, Analytics, App Integration Take Center Stage

Late last week we announced that IBM had released Connections 4. While it's true, it wasn't really official until today. So we thought we'd take another look into what new. We think you'll be interested.

IBM Connections 4 Gains New Social Capabilities

IBM is unveiling version 4.0 of its Connections social business platform, featuring new social capabilities as well as support for open standards.

IBM Acquires Kenexa for Social Business Boost

IBM is acquiring Kenexa, a publicly-held recruiting/talent management solution provider, in an effort to bolster its social and HR business initiatives. Kenexa offers cloud-based front office applications and consulting services.

SharePoint 2013 and IBM's Lame Response

SharePoint was originally developed as a response, albeit a very weak one, to IBM’s Websphere software, which quickly became the leading enterprise portal solution. However, the mighty Microsoft, never one to rest on its laurels, decided to chase the leader by pouring billions of dollars into SharePoint and has arguably displaced Websphere as the category leader, while IBM has allowed Websphere Portal to plod along with comparably little fanfare, or investment.

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