My dreams for IBM Connections Cloud!


IBM Connect 2016 kicks off this week and everybody who has taken the trip to Orlando, US are excited about what new stuff they will see.

I am not there, but I sure am excited whether my dreams for IBM Connections Cloud will come true. At the end of the week I will know whether I will be disappointed or not.

IBM Connections Cloud is, in my opinion, a perfect collaboration solution for a newly started company like mine. It is the main tool for almost everything for Brainworker AS. It is the heart, the engine, the production line, the think tank and the communications centre.

But, yes, there are som but’s. And to solve those are part of mye dreams and what I really would like to see in the next version – and as soon as possible.

Here is my wish list:

  • The Connections Calendar should be compatible with iCal standards. I not only want to see others iCal calendars in my Connections Calendar – I also want to share my calendar with my family and we are all Mac users. Yes I know I could use Apples calendar or Fantastical 2, and I do. But I want to have just one calendar – my work calendar.
  • The Connections Address Book should be compatible with Apples adress book and also be able to sync automagically. Would save me a lot of work!
  • IBM Docs should be able to handle not only Microsofts and Open Offce formats, but also Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynotes formats. I simply love Keynotes for all my presentations as it is a fantastic tool. And I prefer Numbers for Excel due to its ease of use and excellent design.

Off course there are technical things that should be improved, but these on my list are for me numero uno!

By the way;

I would really like to see a world wide really big and massive marketing campaign pushing IBM Connections Cloud into every management brain there is!

Clever business brains once told me this:

To have success use the 20/80 rule all over. Your investment should be 20 % on production and 80 % on marketing!

1 Comment

  1. Arne I shear your dream but asking for ” really big and massive marketing campaign ” is NEVER going to happen. MS In Iceland offers free Office365 for all schools and started company’s. We are never going to make any marketing shears with our perfect collaboration solution named Connection if we don´t do the same.

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