Enterprise Social Network Adoption in 5 Steps, second edition
Written by Alan Hamilton
in 5 Steps
A Practical Guide to
Combining Systems of
Record with Systems of
IBM Connections &
IBM Connections Cloud
Welcome to the second edition of Enterprise Social Network Adoption in 5 Steps. I have
focused the second edition squarely on IBM Connections Cloud and the on-premises
edition of IBM Connections to give you as much practical advice about being successful
with getting your users making the most of social collaboration as possible.
Since the publication of the first edition I am asked regularly for examples of where in
customer’s organizations social collaboration can be used. I have, therefore, expanded the
Use Cases section and clarified many of the details around practical uses for IBM
If you are a customer who has purchased IBM Connections, I hope this book will give
you the confidence and inspiration to start the journey of truly developing a new culture of
transparency and open-ness which will make your working life more enjoyable and to
deepen personal, customer and supplier relationships. In the end we are all social animals
and we enjoy working with other people. If we can make that process better it is for the
good of us all.
As before I welcome any comments and feedback on the contents. If you find it useful,
please tell your friends.
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