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IBM Lotus Connections

Heidi Votaw    Program Director, Social Software
Mike Roche     Sr. Technical Staff Member, Lotus C...
Agenda
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 Market information

 Today
     Lotus Connections V1.x

     Lotus Connections V2

 Fu...
Market Opportunity
        STORY TITLE




 “Business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this
 year a...
Increasingly, workers of all ages & roles find themselves “virtual”
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   83% of IT Executives consi...
Demand for Growth
     STORY TITLE
Drives a Need for Innovation

 Innovators grow faster
 75% of CEOs indicated that
  c...
Changing Demographics
        STORY TITLE
  Drives a Need to Empower the New Generation of Business Leaders

             ...
Project-Based Work Environments
       STORY TITLE
Drive a Need for Improved Activity Execution

 Most work today involve...
Changing Nature of Work
      STORY TITLE
Drives a Need to Connect Dispersed Workforces

 Work environments are more
  co...
If Those Are The Needs, What's The Solution?
      STORY TITLE



    Need for Innovation                                 ...
Today ... Lotus Connections V1 & V2




                                      © 2008 IBM Corporation
IBM Lotus® Connections
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Enterprise ready Social Software


    Lotus Connections is
                     ...
Lotus Connections Provides 5 Key Services
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   Profiles
   Quickly find the people you need by searching a...
Lotus Connections V1 – a quick glimpse
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Access Lotus Connections from applications you already use
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    IBM Lotus Notes          IBM Lotus Sa...
BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections
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 BlackBerry® Client for IBM® Lotus®
  Connections sec...
Tomorrow ... Lotus Connections V2




                                    © 2008 IBM Corporation
Profile Value & Strategy
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        Expanded customized profile data fields and views...
Expanded
                                                                                                                 ...
Community Value & Strategy
           STORY TITLE

        Promotes discussion among community members and knowledge
    ...
Build Vibrant Communities
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  Aggregates
  information
  from across
     Lotus               ...
Blogs Value & Strategy
                          STORY TITLE

        Improved blog searching and sorting to enhance info...
Improving Search and Discovery
                          STORY TITLE




                                                 ...
Dogear Value & Strategy
                          STORY TITLE

        Multi-functional bookmarking form to easily save a...
Share and Discover Information
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                                                            Filter the...
Activity Dashboard Value & Strategy
                          STORY TITLE

        Organize and aggregate resources to pl...
Get ThingsTITLE
              STORY
                    Done with Your Network
      Plan
   resources
    to guide       ...
Individual Activity Value & Strategy
                          STORY TITLE

        Group activity entries together in cu...
Share BestTITLE
             STORY
                   Practices with Templates

    Group activity
   entries together
   ...
Homepage Value & Strategy
                          STORY TITLE

        Delivers an aggregated view of latest Lotus Conn...
Cross-
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Extensions TITLE
              STORY
                    Value & Strategy
      Improve the ability to use and customize ...
STORY TITLE




This is a sample
of our plans for          Profiles           Dogear
Lotus Connections
Release 2.0.

     ...
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Lotus Connections bridges
people and information in one
of the largest, most dispersed
companies in the wo...
IBM has over 340,000 employees – almost 50% are mobile
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• 168 countries
• 2,000 locations
• 140,...
Lotus Connections at Work at IBM - Internally
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                                 Holds over 519,003 ...
Lotus Connections at Work at IBM - Externally
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 Customer communities using Lotus
  Greenhouse provi...
Future directions




                    © 2008 IBM Corporation
Spectacular
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 Simplification of access for end users to multiple sources of
  information - both insi...
Beehive
        STORY TITLE

 Self-branding

 Shared content

 Relationship building

 Social interaction

 Making se...
Social Search and Discovery
          STORY TITLE


 “Wisdom-of-the-
  crowds” improves
  results


 Unified search over...
Atlas for Lotus Connections
        STORY TITLE

 Relationship discovery
 Social network analysis and visualization
Learn more about how Lotus Connections can work for You…
           STORY TITLE


            Latest product info, researc...
STORY TITLE




              Thank you!!
Legal Notices
            STORY TITLE
                               © IBM Corporation 2007. All Rights Reserved.
The info...
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  1. 1. IBM Lotus Connections Heidi Votaw Program Director, Social Software Mike Roche Sr. Technical Staff Member, Lotus Connections June, 2008 © 2008 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Agenda STORY TITLE  Market information  Today  Lotus Connections V1.x  Lotus Connections V2  Future directions  Additional information
  3. 3. Market Opportunity STORY TITLE “Business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this year and over $3.3 billion by 2011” -- Dion Hinchcliffe, ZDNet – Enterprise 2.0 Blog October 22nd, 2007 “More than 40 percent -- or 2.8 million -- of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. are already using W eb 2.0 applications.” -- AMI Report: quot;2006-2007 Small and Medium Sized Business (SMB) Global IT and Telecom Forecasting Model
  4. 4. Increasingly, workers of all ages & roles find themselves “virtual” STORY TITLE  83% of IT Executives consider their company to be a virtual workplace (up from 57% in 2006)  91% of employees work in locations other than headquarters  The number of virtual workers has increased by 800% from 2000-2005 We connect more often across the Source: Building the Successful Virtual Workplace, 2007, Web than across the table… Getting a Grip on Collaboration, 2005 Nemertes Research Inc.
  5. 5. Demand for Growth STORY TITLE Drives a Need for Innovation  Innovators grow faster  75% of CEOs indicated that collaboration was important to innovation  Top sources of innovation were employees, business partners and IBM Institute for Business Value, CEO Study 2006 customers “It's not what work you expect Employee #1234 to accomplish per person-month of work. It's the work you never expected would happen, that suddenly creates new business.”
  6. 6. Changing Demographics STORY TITLE Drives a Need to Empower the New Generation of Business Leaders Within the next seven 19% of the entire years, 33 million American workforce people in Japan holding executive, (26% of the administrative and population) will be managerial over 65 years old positions will retire in the next five years By 2016, the number In the year 2000, there of individuals aged were more people 60-64 in Australia is receiving pensions in expected to almost Italy than people double working (22 versus 21 million) Source: Beazley, et. al, Continuity Management, Mackay, Alan. “Mature Age Workers: Sustaining Out Future Labor Force.” An Ageless Workforce - Opportunities for Business' Symposium Conference Paper. August 27, 2003. w ww.ageing.health.gov.au/ofoa/wllplan/aawpapers.htm, Time to act quickly on aging.” The Japan Times Online. August 23, 2002 ww w.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?ed20020823a1.htm, A. Paulli, “Pension systems and gradual retirement in Italy”, September 2000,
  7. 7. Project-Based Work Environments STORY TITLE Drive a Need for Improved Activity Execution  Most work today involves dynamic processes being delivered by dispersed groups of people  Making business decisions involves more than just traditional IT applications  Emails / Faxes / Forms  Instant Message Chats  Team Discussions  Web Pages, Documents, Adapted from: *C. Hill, R. Yates, C. Jones, S. Kogan, Beyond predictable Presentations, or Spreadsheets work flows: Enhancing productivity in artful business processes, IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2006, http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/454/hill.html  Web Conferences  People need simple ways to structure adhoc activities
  8. 8. Changing Nature of Work STORY TITLE Drives a Need to Connect Dispersed Workforces  Work environments are more complex  Matrixed organizations  Organization changes  Mergers / Acquisitions  Work environments are more disconnected  Global companies  Outsourcing  Telecommuting / Remote workers  More interactions with unknown people
  9. 9. If Those Are The Needs, What's The Solution? STORY TITLE Need for Innovation Need to Connect CEOs: sources of new ideas and innovation Employees Business partners (general population) Research and Clients development (internal) Consultants Sales or service units Competitors Other Associations, trade groups, Think tanks conference boards Academia Internet, blogs, bulletin boards 45% 35% 25% 15% 5% 5% 15% 25% 35% 45% IBM Ins titute for Business Value . CEO Study 2006 Need for Execution Need to Empower Enterprise social software will be the biggest new workplace technology success story of this decade. 30% of enterprises will openly sponsor internal…social sharing spaces to help employees find others with similar interest, skills, backgrounds and experiences. Gartner, “ Predicts 2007 – Big Changes Ahead in the High Performance Workplace”, Dec 5, 2006
  10. 10. Today ... Lotus Connections V1 & V2 © 2008 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. IBM Lotus® Connections STORY TITLE Enterprise ready Social Software Lotus Connections is Profiles social software for business that empowers you to be more innovative and helps Blogs Dogear you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners and Activities Communities customers.
  12. 12. Lotus Connections Provides 5 Key Services STORY TITLE Profiles Quickly find the people you need by searching across your organization using keywords that help identify expertise, current projects and responsibilities 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
  13. 13. Lotus Connections V1 – a quick glimpse STORY TITLE
  14. 14. Access Lotus Connections from applications you already use STORY TITLE IBM Lotus Notes IBM Lotus Sametime IBM Lotus Quickr Powerful activity Activities and Profiles Add page to Activities sidebar plug-in Lotus Connections Services IBM WebSphere® Portal Microsoft Office & Extensibility Portlet integrates any / Windows Explorer all services into portal Browser Upload files to Activities, pages / sites Bookmarklets search profiles, create a Feed readers blog, and make Activity Business card To Do's Mashups Mobile REST APIs
  15. 15. BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections STORY TITLE  BlackBerry® Client for IBM® Lotus® Connections securely extends access to social networking for enterprises  Connect to colleagues, locate internal experts, and share information using their BlackBerry® smartphones  Phase 1 will mobilize Profiles and Dogear available now  IBM Lotus Connections for BlackBerry client FREE download from www.blackberry.com/go/lotusconnections  Phase 2 will mobilize Blogs, Communities, and Activities Developed in partnership with IBM®, BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections is the first publicly-available mobilization of IBM Lotus Connections and represents yet another example of the leadership role of the BlackBerry solution in wireless technology
  16. 16. Tomorrow ... Lotus Connections V2 © 2008 IBM Corporation
  17. 17. Profile Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Expanded customized profile data fields and views for your organization  Improve your ability to identify, develop and maintain relationships within your professional network  Expand social networks by allowing you to identify your colleagues and easily stay in touch  Aggregate all your social data in one place for others to easily discover your work 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.
  18. 18. Expanded customized Stay In STORY TITLE With Your Network Touch profile data fields and views for your organization Identify, develop and maintain a professional network with colleagues Tag your colleagues and easily find them, search on them, and Aggregate keep in touch social data in with them one place for others to easily discover your work 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.
  19. 19. Community Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Promotes discussion among community members and knowledge sharing by subject matter experts  Aggregates information from across Lotus Connections and external resources  Provides access to advanced community collaboration tools with a common membership list  Allows you to address the community in external applications, like email  Provides simple integration for any community to access other applications like wikis 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.
  20. 20. Build Vibrant Communities STORY TITLE Aggregates information from across Lotus Allows you Connections, to address Socialtext & the Confluence community wikis in external applications, like email Discuss with subject matter experts, ask questions and share your knowledge 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.
  21. 21. Blogs Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Improved blog searching and sorting to enhance information discovery  Notify colleagues on particular entries by rating blog entries  View similar blogs and entries in context of the information your viewing  The ability to flag inappropriate blog entries 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.
  22. 22. Improving Search and Discovery STORY TITLE Advanced sorting options to allow you to better manage information Easily identify blog entries with the most recommendations and visits Tags to assisting in Additional finding information relevant such as number information of comments and entries related to blogs 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.
  23. 23. Dogear Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Multi-functional bookmarking form to easily save a URL to Communities, Activities, and Dogear all at once  Ability to notify users of suggested bookmarks  Upload bookmarks from del.icio.us  Added ability to flag a broken URL to Administrators  Improved support and administration for your bookmarks 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.
  24. 24. Share and Discover Information STORY TITLE Filter the information relevant to your interests Stay updated and get notified when new information is available Notify your colleagues of interesting web sites Flag a broken URL to alert the owner that a web site may be off-line
  25. 25. Activity Dashboard Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Organize and aggregate resources to plan and guide work, respond and take action  Leverage your network to execute ideas faster and reuse best practices through activity templates  Identify critical and timely Activities in revised dashboard view  Organize your activities in personalized views 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.
  26. 26. Get ThingsTITLE STORY Done with Your Network Plan resources to guide Leverage best work, practices respond through activity and take templates action Organize your activities in personalized views Improves your ability to track critical information and people 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.
  27. 27. Individual Activity Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Group activity entries together in customizable sections  Group relevant information together under main entries  Support custom activity properties to augment data within activities  Enhanced Lotus Notes sidebar 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.
  28. 28. Share BestTITLE STORY Practices with Templates Group activity entries together in customizable sections Support custom activity properties Group relevant information together under main entries 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.
  29. 29. Homepage Value & Strategy STORY TITLE  Delivers an aggregated view of latest Lotus Connections information  Improves your ability to track critical information and people  Eases management of your incoming requests and tasks  Provides faster access to your rapidly expanding social capital  Enhances adoption across your organization  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.
  30. 30. Cross- Connections Introducing The Home Page STORY TITLE Search Aggregates relevant social data throughout Connections Eases management of your Provides faster incoming access to your requests and rapidly tasks expanding network Improves your ability to track and Composed of discover widgets that can critical be used in other information web and people 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.
  31. 31. Extensions TITLE STORY Value & Strategy  Improve the ability to use and customize the Lotus Connections business card in other applications  Allow Communities to leverage Lotus Sametime Advanced for real time collaboration  Microsoft Outlook integration  Integration with other applications 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.
  32. 32. STORY TITLE This is a sample of our plans for Profiles Dogear Lotus Connections Release 2.0. Home page Communities Activities Blogs
  33. 33. STORY TITLE Lotus Connections bridges people and information in one of the largest, most dispersed companies in the world.
  34. 34. IBM has over 340,000 employees – almost 50% are mobile STORY TITLE • 168 countries • 2,000 locations • 140,000+ remote IBM Locations Mobile Employees <<< 64 acquisitions since 2002 >>>
  35. 35. Lotus Connections at Work at IBM - Internally STORY TITLE Holds over 519,003 profiles and is the hub of user requests & all applications Hosts 12,828 weblogs, authentication for IBM. 109,962 entries with 48,737 users and 24,945 tags. Used by IBMers as a source of idea and information sharing. Home of over 498,039 bookmarks with 1,246,805 tags. Serving a contributor population of 16,947 with enterprise search access to all IBMers. Enables ad hoc collaboration Houses 580 public with over 44,239 active communities, 300 private activities for 70,525 users. communities with over 8,690 unique members. Connecting and empowering IBM’ers so they can respond faster using innovative solutions
  36. 36. Lotus Connections at Work at IBM - Externally STORY TITLE  Customer communities using Lotus Greenhouse provide feedback and innovative ideas  Business Partner Communities using Lotus Connections for Partners increases efficiency in channel sales and enablement  Over 1300 registered on Lotus Connections for Partners  700+ partners on Lotus Connections for Partners
  37. 37. Future directions © 2008 IBM Corporation
  38. 38. Spectacular STORY TITLE  Simplification of access for end users to multiple sources of information - both inside and outside the enterprise  Reduces time re-discovering information
  39. 39. Beehive STORY TITLE  Self-branding  Shared content  Relationship building  Social interaction  Making sense and awareness of people's social network
  40. 40. Social Search and Discovery STORY TITLE  “Wisdom-of-the- crowds” improves results  Unified search over many types of entities  Discover People-Tags- Documents- Communities relationships  Discover people related to your topic of interest
  41. 41. Atlas for Lotus Connections STORY TITLE  Relationship discovery  Social network analysis and visualization
  42. 42. Learn more about how Lotus Connections can work for You… STORY TITLE Latest product info, research, podcasts, and more http:/www.ibm.com/lotus/connections Product demonstration http://docs.dfw.ibm.com/lotusconn/ Developer Works http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/connections/ Product documentation http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/documentation/connections/ Lotus Greenhouse – experience the software ‘live’ https://greenhouse.lotus.com/home/login.jsp Synch.rono.us blog – keep up to date on Social Software activities @ IBM! http://synch.rono.us/social/blog.nsf Or contact your local Lotus Sales Representative to get connected!
  43. 43. STORY TITLE Thank you!!
  44. 44. Legal Notices STORY TITLE © IBM Corporation 2007. All Rights Reserved. The information contained in this publication is provided for informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this publication, it is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this publication or any other materials. Nothing contained in this publication is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in this presentation may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, stating or implying that any activities undertaken by you will result in any specific sales, revenue growth or other results. IBM, the IBM logo, Lotus, Lotus Notes, Notes, Domino, Quickr, Sametime, WebSphere, UC2, PartnerWorld and Lotusphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Unyte is a trademark of WebDialogs, Inc., in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. All references to Renovations refer to a fictitious company and are used for illustration purposes only.
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