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Lotus Connections is social software for BUSINESS that empowers you to be more innovative and helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners and customers.
Lotus Connections has 5 services Communities Create, find, join, and work with communities of people who share a common interest, responsibility, or area of expertise Blogs Use a weblog to present your idea and get feedback from others; learn from the expertise and experience of others who blog Dogear Save, organize and share bookmarks; discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others with similar interests & expertise Activities Organize your work, plan next steps, and easily tap your expanding professional network to help execute your everyday deliverables, faster Profiles Quickly find the people you need by searching across your organization using keywords that help identify expertise, current projects and responsibilities
Lotus Connections Home page Aggregates relevant social data throughout Connections Eases management of your incoming requests and tasks Improves your ability to track and discover critical information and people Cross-Connections Search Provides faster access to your rapidly expanding network Composed of widgets that can be used in other web applications, including custom pages or mashups Product futures are directional in nature and does not imply any product plan commitment on the part of IBM. Plans are subject to change at any time without notice.
Expand and Maintain Your Network Aggregate social data in one place for others to easily discover your work Identify, develop and maintain a professional network with colleagues Expanded customized profile data fields and views for your organization Tag your colleagues and easily find them, search on them, and keep in touch with them Product futures are directional in nature and does not imply any product plan commitment on the part of IBM. Plans are subject to change at any time without notice.
Build Vibrant Communities Aggregates information from across Lotus Connections and external resources Discuss with subject matter experts, ask questions and share your knowledge Allows you to address the community in external applications, like email Access to external community collaboration tools like wikis, teamrooms, chat Product futures are directional in nature and does not imply any product plan commitment on the part of IBM. Plans are subject to change at any time without notice.
Learn from the Expertise and Experience of Others Exchange viewpoint and share perspectives to increase innovation Easily create Blogs to share knowledge with a wide audience Keywords can be used to search within a Blog or across multiple blogs
Discover Information that has been Qualified by People like you Filter bookmarks by "tagging" them with as many keywords as you want Subscribe to your coworkers' bookmarked web pages Centrally store your bookmarks and share them with others
Leverage Your Network to Execute Day-to-day Tasks Store all information, email, files, bookmarks related to a task Organize your activities in personalized views Improves your ability to track critical information and people Leverage best practices through activity templates Product futures are directional in nature and does not imply any product plan commitment on the part of IBM. Plans are subject to change at any time without notice.
Using Lotus Connections from your daily tools Microsoft® Office™ IBM Lotus Notes® IBM Lotus Sametime® IBM WebSphere® Portal Web Browser Extensibility Windows Explorer RIM BlackBerry® RESTful API Lotus Connections Services
<ul><li>Start with a person, or… </li></ul>So if you are looking for expertise; start with a topic
Start your search for a person, from Lotus Notes…
… or Microsoft SharePoint… <ul><li>Investigate colleague’s bookmarks </li></ul>Instructions for this custom integration can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/connections-microsoft/
… or WebSphere Portal… Search default is by name however other fields can be selected Results display