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IBM Social Software at Life Hacking


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IBM Social Software overview, innovation that matters.
Description of Web 2.0, IBM´s vision and Lotus Connections

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IBM Social Software at Life Hacking

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>The information contained in this documentation is provided for informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this documentation, it is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied and express the speakers personal choice . 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 documentation or any other documentation. Nothing contained in this documentation 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. </li></ul></ul>DISCLAIMER
  2. 2. LifeHacking Innovation that matters Arjan Radder Geo Sales Leader, EMEA SW IBM Social Software: Lotus Connections December 11, 2007 /
  3. 3. Introducing Social Software & Web 2.0 Social Software in the Corporation Introducing IBM´s Social Software suite: Lotus Connections AGENDA
  4. 4. I am
  5. 5. I can also be found here
  6. 6. I am part of this social community
  7. 7. And of this professional community
  8. 8. I have a virtual identity
  9. 9. And with access to these 4 tools I can answer ANY question in less then 30 minutes Dogear
  10. 10. When I buy something I evaluate it here
  11. 11. And before going to a new restaurant or booking a holiday I always go here
  12. 12. Or here
  13. 13. I blog here
  14. 14. Search and share bookmarks here Dogear
  15. 15. So why is this relevant?
  16. 16. Because 1.3 BILLION people use the Internet today...
  17. 17. And they all use it in the same way, everybody is participating The web has become ´organic´ and is owned by ´us´
  18. 18. The world is increasingly flat
  19. 19. Web 2.0 has changed the world from hierarchies and teams ...
  20. 20. Into networked communities
  21. 21. Web 2.0 technologies are used by 1.3 billion people everyday at home, school and in the office Which of these do you use?
  22. 22. Fact is that even my parents are participating
  23. 23. And that it has become the standard among tomorrow´s workforce
  24. 24. Enough..! So what do all these people do there...? Communicate LEARN Connect Interact Share common interests Participate Evaluate Work together Spark new idea´s Watching others Entertain & get info/entertained
  25. 25. social software empowers you to be more innovative and helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners and customers.
  26. 26. Thanks to: Web 2.0 and the Corporation, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth:
  27. 27. Introducing Social Software & Web 2.0 Social Software in the Enterprise Introducing IBM´s Social Software suite: Lotus Connections AGENDA
  28. 28. Businesses are no different...
  29. 29. But business are facing a rapidly changing business environment <ul><li>Work environments are more complex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matrixed organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mergers / Acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommuting / Remote workers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work is increasingly collaborative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased Specialization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad hoc projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More interactions with unknown people </li></ul>
  30. 30. And ´demographic´pressure is increasing By 2016, the number of individuals aged 60-64 in Australia is expected to almost double 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. , Time to act quickly on aging.” The Japan Times Online. August 23, 2002 , A. Paulli, “Pension systems and gradual retirement in Italy”, September 2000, p.17 , 19% of the entire American workforce holding executive , administrative and managerial positions will retire in the next five years In the year 2000, there were more people receiving pensions in Italy than people working (22 versus 21 million) ‏ Within the next seven years, 33 million people in Japan (26% of the population) will be over 65 years old
  31. 31. CEO´s are predicting that the next big idea can easily come from outside the company IBM Institute for Business Value , CEO Study 2006 Academia Associations Business partners Competitors Think-tanks Consultants Customers directly Employees Labs and/or other institutions Internal R&D Internal Sales & Service Units 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%
  32. 32. <ul><li>More and more organizations are becoming concious and aware of environmental changes </li></ul><ul><li>Business travel in Benelux alone cost ± 12 Billion € yearly… </li></ul><ul><li>Social Software makes your organization a virtual meeting place and reduces travel expenses </li></ul>
  33. 33. So they also started adopting new ways of mass and organic collaboration
  34. 34. 125.000 people help Proctor& Gamble with research for cash rewards
  35. 35. The Water Cooler Is Now On The Web “ KPMG set up an alumni network, signing up around 10,000 former and current employees. On the right-hand side, each member has a profile box, just like on Facebook, which they update with photos, information about their job or home life, and a list of contacts. Each member builds a contact list by searching on the service for people who are already signed up or eligible to join. KPMG credits the network with helping it hire 137 former employees, or around 14% of the company's total hires , since the service started, up from 72 people in the three months prior” September 2007
  36. 36. Social Networking: A Time Waster Or The Next Big Thing In Collaboration? “ Hinting at the potential of social networking at work, thousands of employees of Shell Oil, Procter & Gamble, and General Electric have Facebook accounts. A Facebook network of Citigroup employees--only those with Citigroup e-mail accounts can join--has 1,870 users. Procter & Gamble employees use Facebook to keep interns in touch and share information with co-workers” September, 2007
  37. 37. Social Networking: A Time Waster Or The Next Big Thing In Collaboration? “ An InformationWeek Research survey earlier this year found that social networks were used by 48% of companies responding . Uses include viral marketing, recruiting, peer networking, and even emergency coordination and communications” September 2007
  38. 38. IBM used ´facebook´ long before we started selling it Profiles Productivity driven savings of $194M per year
  39. 39. Blogs We host 10,429 total Blogs, Sept ‘07 T hey generate more publicity then our communications department.. IBM érs get feedback from the crowd which can be used to improve our services Enabling every employee to publish and discuss their ideas out in the open 83,580 85,052 35,094 August 2007 60% 60% 65% % increase 50,000 Comments 51,000 Entries 23,000 (67 countries) ‏ Users August 2006
  40. 40. Increased search satisfaction 50% of user searches end with clicks on user-tagged content Dogear Productivity driven savings of $4.5M per year <ul><ul><li>Based on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>286, 586 average search visits per week </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>each IBMer saves 12 seconds per search visit today </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Share 327,233 public and tagged bookmarks, Sept 2007
  41. 41. And host 900 + communities of many different interests Communities The goal: provide context, develop cultures, and grow capabilities that individuals need to be able to perform effectively
  42. 43. 1. Enter the jam; Dive into a forum <ul><li>You will see a selection of four forums. Each forum is moderated by senior leaders and aligns with an engaging strategic question. You can dive into the forum discussion of your interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the jam gets going, you can track your own ideas in “My Jam Activity” and facilitators will escalate the best discussions to the “Hot Ideas” area. </li></ul>
  43. 44. 2.Recognized experts “set the stage” for the forum <ul><li>A Jam discussion needs to be focused. Recognized experts set the initial framework for the discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>They also issue “Jam Alerts” during the Jam to refine or refocus the discussion. </li></ul>
  44. 45. 3. Collaborate on an idea or initiate a new idea <ul><li>There are several ways to engage with your peers and the company’s leaders in the Jam by reading the ideas and comments they’ve posted. </li></ul><ul><li>You can either initiate a new discussion topic or comment and collaborate on an existing discussion thread </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy – just type a subject and then a comment in the boxes shown below and click “ submit .” </li></ul><ul><li>This will start a new “thread” in this forum. </li></ul>
  45. 46. 4. In the background <ul><li>IBM’s e-Classifier text-mining tool is used to scan the discussion forums to identify emerging themes and help facilitators and participants quickly grasp the essence — and priority — of the underlying discussions in any forum. </li></ul><ul><li>IBM’s SurfAid provides real-time metrics on usage and demographic participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Forum participation and discussion is influenced through real-time human intervention by moderators and facilitators, using both e-Classifier and SurfAid data . </li></ul>
  46. 47. Social Software is already at work in IBM Communities IBM Community Map hosts 700 communities. IBM Forums hold 36,000 entries. Blogs IBM’s BlogCentral hosts 27,300 weblogs (420 group blogs) with 62,000 entries and 60,000 comments, and 10,800 distinct tags. Dogear IBM’s internal Dogear system has 185,000 links from 3,425 users. One-third are intranet links and only 2.5% are private. Activities IBM’s internal Activities service has seen all content and usage statistics grow by 2.5x over the second half of 2006 to 10,000 activities, 60,000 entries and 32,000 users. Profiles IBM’s internal BluePages application provided the basis for Profiles. BluePages holds 475,000 profiles and serves 3.5 million searches per week. It is the hub of both user requests and all applications authentication for IBM.
  47. 48. So: From: Web 2.0 and the Corporation, Report
  48. 49. Introducing Social Software & Web 2.0 Social Software in the Enterprise Introducing Lotus Connections AGENDA
  49. 50. Lotus Connections is an integrated social software platform for BUSINESS based on open standards that empowers you to be more innovative and helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners and customers.
  50. 51. Lotus Connections Bridges People and Information Over 320,000 IBMers work in a highly global and mobile environment. They suffer from information overload in their jobs yet lack visibility to identify overlap, related work, and expertise within IBM. Challenge <ul><li>Create networks of people despite global and mobile boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Link people to experts quickly to increase the likelihood of project success </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the pace of innovation within the company, harnessing the knowledge of employees to improve processes and products, reducing overlap in work efforts of teams </li></ul>Business Value Lotus Connections was born from IBM’s own need to address these challenges. IBMers can search for others based on skills, geography & more. They can identify related people, projects, & expertise as well as find & track current topics or experts. They can also work collaboratively in informal & reusable activities. Finally, they can reduce global boundaries & discover colleagues in Communities. Solution
  51. 52. 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
  52. 53. A ctivities Organize and work with all your tasks, both individual as well as group projects, in a single place Create templates for repeated tasks to capture best practices Tap your professional network to get things done
  53. 54. B logs 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
  54. 55. C ommunities See what communities are new, popular, or active Tags help you find the community you need by filtering content Tools for finding, joining and creating communities
  55. 56. D ogear Filter bookmarks by &quot;tagging&quot; them with as many keywords as you want Subscribe to your coworkers' bookmarked web pages Centrally store your bookmarks and share them with others
  56. 57. P rofiles Easily access a person’s communities, blogs and bookmarks Find people by name, expertise, or keyword to locate someone with the experience and knowledge you need Reporting chain view to see the structure of your organization View experience, skills and past projects
  57. 58. Because of it´s Open Standards Lotus Connections functionalities can be integrated into all your daily tools and environments, including for example Microsoft Office, Sharepoint or your existing website Microsoft® Office™ IBM Lotus Notes® IBM Lotus Sametime® IBM WebSphere® Portal Web Browser Extensibility Windows Explorer RIM BlackBerry® RESTful API Lotus Connections Services
  58. 59. Using Word to Post a Connections Blog
  59. 60. Search for a Profile within Excel
  60. 61. Existing web page
  61. 62. Integrated Dogear bookmarks
  62. 63. Lotus Connections Drives Innovative Product Development In order to grow the business faster, they needed a faster way to develop and evaluate new services concepts and business models. Challenge <ul><li>Increase the number of new services using communities of customers & partners </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate the evaluation of new service concepts and therefore be faster to market </li></ul><ul><li>Grow market share and revenue through differentiated services and business models </li></ul>Business Value Deployed a Innovation Factory portal application that utilized the social software services of Lotus Connections to include communities of employees, customers and partners in the development and evaluation of new Telcom services. Solution Global Telecommunications Firm Sprint
  63. 64. Lotus Connections Accelerates Project Execution Needed to improve productivity when working with contractors and partners across the US on education curriculums. Challenge <ul><li>Built strong relationships across several art archival and preservation organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Improved communication and status tracking of projects </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated the delivery of education curriculums created by a disconnected teams </li></ul>Business Value Using the Activities component of Lotus Connections so their entire network of employees, partners and customers can collaborate on the execution of projects. Solution Small Non-Profit Arts Organization Film Foundation
  64. 65. Lotus Connections Helps Deliver Expertise To Customers No easy way to find, learn from and work with experts across the company Re-inventing the wheel again and again Challenge <ul><li>Improving the efficiency of key revenue generating employees </li></ul><ul><li>Increase customer satisfaction with faster service </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the reach and impact of their subject-matter experts </li></ul>Business Value Corporate white pages directory that allows employees to quickly find expertise in different markets, technology and financial services. Blogs, bookmarks and communities services are used so employees can share knowledge and get feedback from experts. Also, employees are using Activities to execute key deliverables faster Solution Global Financial Services Firm Deutsche Bank
  65. 66. Lotus Connections Improves Productivity Want to improve employee productivity by delivering the best user experience, increase operational excellence, and foster innovation between teams Challenge <ul><li>Increase communication and coordination of projects between teams </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce time required to find the correct people with the right expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Improve collective intelligence of organization by sharing experiences </li></ul>Business Value Deployed enterprise wide implementation of the 5 social software services of Lotus Connections. Focused on enabling users to become more productive by working smarter and finding information – one key area was transfer of knowledge between engineering and call center staff. Solution Global Network and Communications Provider Customer name can not be published yet
  66. 67. Social Software Benefits <ul><li>Increased personal productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find experts, get answers instantly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share knowledge, new ideas, lessons learned, best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick customer feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share “who I am and how I can contribute” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting efficiency & effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick troubleshooting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idea generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorms with geographically distributed teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating documentation and deliverables </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others on similar interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster interaction between stakeholders, developers, clients, partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build common body of knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease time-to-market for product development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users help with product support, “self serve” </li></ul></ul>Individual Community Team
  67. 68. <ul><li>Introduce your customer to the Greenhouse for a test drive. </li></ul><ul><li>Please mail me at [email_address] to subscribe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  68. 69. <ul><li>Authorized User licenses for Intranet Use – four options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Connections (all five components) = 110 USD / user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Connections activities = 55 USD / user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Connections profiles = 55 USD / user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A trade-up from activities and profiles to full Lotus Connections = 66 USD / user </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Value Unit license for Extranet Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Connections (all five components) = 450 USD/ processor value unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All Lotus Connections licenses will include restricted licenses of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebSphere Application Server V6.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition V9.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tivoli Directory Integrator V6.0 </li></ul></ul>Lotus Connections pricing indications – SUBJECT TO CHANGE