IBM Connections Cloud, News, Productivity

How to track your actions with IBM Verse

Ever wanted a smarter inbox? An inbox that acted as if it was your mother – taking care of all your nitty gritty stuff? Well, your mother does not work at your office, so why not settle for a smart personal assistant. An assistant that keep track of anything for you without any complaint on the salary or the working hours.

I would settle for IBM Verse if I were You. Here is one of the reasons why:

IBM Connections Cloud, News

Ovum: IBM Connections is a leader in Enterprise Social Networking

Ovum has published the “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Social Networking Product, 2016–17” and has named IBM Connections as one of two leading products.

“Businesses and institutions depend on the cooperation of employees and teams to function and compete; thus, organizational life is inherently social,” the report notes. With the proliferation of data and increasing workplace complexity making it more difficult to find the right information and expertise we need to get our work done, effective collaboration is more important than ever. Connecting employees in a unified way, in one integrated platform, allows them to share ideas and spark new ones, organize and function as agile teams, build communities, and scale these functions to drive the business forward.

Ovum evaluated solutions based on seven assessment categories consisting of 209 data points: social features, collaboration features, end-user experience features, content management features, deployment features, administration features, and developer features. The report notes that the “Leader” designation is “reserved for enterprise social networking products that score significantly above the combined group average” in the above categories. In naming IBM Connections one of the two leading ESN products, Ovum cited its superior content management functionality.

Ovum also discussed IBM infusion of cognitive capabilities in creating a “smarter workspace” that acts as a strategic advisor to the organization, giving companies a competitive advantage through the ability to navigate today’s increasingly complex business environment.

To read the report “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Social Networking Product, 2016–17,” click here.

To learn how to bring focused collaboration to teams of any size, click here.

IBM Connections Cloud, News, Social Business

IBM still the leader within Collaboration for Enterprise!

Say what you want! Mean what you want! But analysts still point at good old IBM when ranking social networks and collaboration for enterprise.

Here is what leading industry analysts say about IBM collaboration solutions:



IBM Connections Cloud, News

What’s ‘appening with Notes Domino?

Do you wonder what is happening with good old IBM Lotus Notes and Domino? Is it dead? Is it alive and kicking? What’s ‘appening?

Well, there is a (may be not so) simple answer to that:

  • Elementary, Dr. Watson!

Domino and Notes are still there, but maybe not so visible as it used to. And there is a reason for that: The world is changing, the technology is changing, the way we work is changing. And therefore the tools we use at work has to change too!

IBM came up with some new stuff quite a while ago and a big part of that is IBM Connections Cloud and IBM Verse. These are the new platform for collaborative work and processes. And believe it or not – it’s been a great success all over the world. According to analysts IBM Connections has been the market leader on social collaboration for enterprise for about 7 years in a row.

I left IBM last summer to start my own consulting business. But I had already stopped using IBM Notes six months before that. I had already been using IBM Connections as an internal collaboration platform and started using IBM Verse for email as it was integrated with Connections.

Even if I had been working as a Lotus Notes Evangelist for 16 years I saw the light when I fired up my IBM Verse for the first time. I fell in love with the new way to work and dumped my old lover – the Lotus Notes Client.

IBM followed suit themselves and you really should walk the corridors to find an IBM’er who still uses good old Lotus Notes. They all use IBM Verse and IBM Connections now – wherever they are – using PC’s, Mac’s, Android devices or Apple devices. And IBM used only 7 months to move all their 450.000 employees to the new platform.

I left IBM, but I did not leave IBM Connections and IBM Verse. This is the platform I run my small business on and I have nothing installed locally. I do not care about upgrades, virus, spam or backup. It is all in the cloud – the very, very secure cloud that IBM provides.

So, Notes and Domino are dead, at last?

You could not be more wrong. The products and the technology are still there, but they are under the hood. The engine, the power, the functionalities and all the other good old stuff you loved about the platform are still there – and still developed. But they are invisible to the end user – just like the engine in your car. It is still there under the hood but you are doing what you should do when you are behind the wheel; keeping your eies on the road ahead, focused on reaching your business targets.

But, if you really are that technically interested, and would like to drive by them map and not let the GPS take you where you planned to go, here is the roadmap:

IBM Connections Cloud, News

How to migrate from Microsoft Exchange to IBM Verse

Fed up by Microsoft Exchange an Outlook? Or do you only want to move your company’s email from you old Exchange server to IBM’s cloud solution – the intelligent email IBM Verse?

There is a new version of the migration tool IBM Mail Onboarding Manager whivh helps you with the process of moving existing email fra your old Echange server to IBM’s cloud. Have a look at the video to see how easy it is.

IBM Connections Cloud, News

New admin app for IBM Connections Cloud

Are you the administrator of your companys IBM Connections Cloud? Then this new app may be for you – IBM Inform.

Iskjermbilde-2016-09-13-kl-08-38-27 just downloaded this app to my handheld devices – in my case iPhone and iPad – and logged in with my IBMid (the one you use to log in to your IBM’s client pages – not the id you use for IBM Connections Cloud).

Now I have a full overview of the situation of all relevant details regarding uptime, downtime, issues and a lot of other stuff that will influence my companys computing.

Today there are green lights all over! As usual!


You may download the app from your appstore.