Ibm Connections News & Analysis
| Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
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.
| Tuesday May 27, 2014
| Monday Dec 16, 2013
IBM 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.
| Monday Dec 2, 2013
I'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.
| Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
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.
| Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
“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.
| Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
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.
| Wednesday Jan 30, 2013
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.
| Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
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.
| Monday Jan 28, 2013
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.
| Wednesday Sep 12, 2012
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.
| Friday Sep 7, 2012
IBM is unveiling version 4.0 of its Connections social business platform, featuring new social capabilities as well as support for open standards.
| Monday Aug 27, 2012
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.
| Tuesday Jul 24, 2012
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.