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Connect 2016: Insights from IBM Connect (January 31 - February 3)

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Connect 2016: Insights from IBM Connect (January 31 - February 3)

Insight #1: IBM’s mobile
collaboration strategy.
To be competitive in a mobile world, organizations
need an all-embracing collaboration strategy.

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Connect 2016: Insights from IBM Connect (January 31 - February 3)

  1. 1. Insights from IBM Connect January 31 - February 3 #IBMConnect
  2. 2. IBM’s mobile collaboration strategy. Insight #1 #IBMConnect
  3. 3. IBM’s mobile collaboration strategy. To be competitive in a mobile world, organizations need an all-embracing collaboration strategy. Collaboration • Create a first-class collaboration experience for leading tablets and smartphones. • Provide seamless integration among Employee Self Service (ESS) apps. Security • Make sure the experience seamlessly integrates with an advanced mobile security solution. • Ensure support for leading mobile device management solutions. Support • Get consistent platform support across ESS mobile apps. • Develop a consistent method to determine new mobile platforms. #IBMConnect
  4. 4. A social way to work. Insight #2 #IBMConnect
  5. 5. #IBMConnect A social way to work. There’s no need to use several different platforms to communicate at work. IBM Connections allows you to work socially with one easy-to-deploy, simplified package. IBM Verse An intuitive email solution that understands the user, based on a user-designed format and social analytics that have been optimized for desktop and mobile devices. IBM Connections This leading business social network platform allows your organization to engage the right employees, accelerate innovation and deliver results. IBM Connections Chat As a full-featured instant messaging service on the IBM Cloud, Connections Chat provides a quick way to communicate with your network of peers and subject matter experts. Baan Slavens, Collaboration Solutions Senior Offering Manager, IBM Different programs come together at the touch of a finger.
  6. 6. IBM Verse: A look into the future. Insight #3 #IBMConnect
  7. 7. #IBMConnect IBM Verse: A look into the future. Commitments for UI Enhancements: • Box.com integration • 3rd party UI integration via programmable URLs • Easier meeting invitation creation • Consistent look/feel in calendar • Support for nested folders while attaching a link to an item in Files • Offline (GA) • Efficient use of screen space • Change default email font Candidates for Continued Innovation: • Additional mail “triage” actions while offline • Attachment management while working offline • Assistance for easily introducing significant new features in Verse


 • Assistance for easily introducing significant new features in Verse
 • Support for allowing multiple people per “people bubble” in the “Important to Me” bar • Seamless contact information across IBM Connections Cloud services • Filter to see unread messages only • Interface to retain user settings • Calendar alarms/alerts • Resize message pane • Message list density control • Enhanced chat presence/awareness Themes Around Continued Innovation: • Watson as your “Personal Assistant”- personalized, automatically organized inbox and suggested actions based on past behavior • Administrative assistant access to calendar • Third-party integration using public APIs (ongoing) • Make my inbox more “actionable” (NA/WFA)
 Learn more about IBM Verse Lily Ryzebol, Director, IBM Verse, Notes and Notes web “Users want to deal with their calendar in context, with more clarity. Calendar Inbox is the answer to that.”
  8. 8. A highly engaged workforce means putting employees first. Insight #4 #IBMConnect
  9. 9. #IBMConnect Facilitate a highly engaged workforce by putting employees first. IBM Connections helps businesses improve collaboration. The solution helps one collaboration and ideation officer, April Lewis at Oak Ridge National Labs, coordinate with 325 scientists working remotely on a single project. IBM Connections allows this group to chat, ideate, and train together. And collaborating more efficiently saves money. Learn more about IBM Connections
  10. 10. The best of collaboration and learning: IBM Connections, Portals and Kenexa LCMS, together in one social intranet. Insight #5 #IBMConnect
  11. 11. #IBMConnect The best of collaboration and learning: IBM Connections, Portals and Kenexa LCMS, together in one social intranet. To facilitate training for its 2018 strategy, Swiss specialty-chemical company Sika AG revisited its e-training structure. With IBM Kenexa and IBM Connections, the organization was able to integrate a traditional learning management system with its new social intranet— elevating the knowledge level of the whole organization. Explore more customer success stories.
  12. 12. This year’s IBM Connect brought business leaders together to discuss how to navigate today’s integrated digital world. IBM put a lot of new functionality into its suite of tools in 2015. For 2016, IBM plans advancements in social, digital experience, mobile, and application development. Get more information about IBM Social Business offerings. #IBMConnect

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