Last year, my colleague Philippe Borremans spoke at this conference on the subject of the pros and cons of employee blogging I was asked to provide a follow-up that looks at how the landscape at IBM has changed in the last 12 months. I’d like to talk about my experiences of blogging at IBM, what we’ve been up to particular in the past 12 months… and I’m also keen to look beyond the context of blogging to look at some of the newer things we’ve been using and talking about. That’s why this presentation is about “social media”.
Social Media At IBM
Social media at IBM <ul><li>Andy Piper </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Software Group </li></ul>
“ It is hard to find the right people to collaborate with” “Collaborative work is not integrated into business processes. Tools are not integrated into tasks. Products come first, not integration.” “How can we encourage collaborative behaviors?”
The internal blogosphere Integrated with worldwide employee directory and intranet security November 2003 pilot launched mid 2005 8,000 users June 2006 version 2 September 2006 20,000 users June 2007 version 3 Now 35,000 users 10,000 blogs * UK second largest group of users * number of active blogs varies
“ When I started in this new role, the first thing I did was search for and subscribe to relevant communities …” “ I subscribe to people I know and thought leaders … to know what their thinking is” “I was able to troubleshoot an issue at a customer location by searching in blogs …” “Using my blog, I reduce the number of emails I send. I just write one blog post to share information…”
The images in this presentation are either by the author or are Creative Commons licensed images from Flickr Thanks to: http://flickr.com/photos/killermart/34566562/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/craggie/536320450/ http://flickr.com/photos/shawdm/820926627/ http://flickr.com/photos/jm3/98030303/ http://flickr.com/photos/hans-on-experience/14188376/ http://flickr.com/photos/zhent/574472488/ And thanks to Hugh McLeod for his cartoon http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/004000.html