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ID301 - What’s Coming in IBM Connections


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Presentation that I game at IBM Connect 2013 to show what's new in IBM Connections 4.0 and what's coming soon.

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ID301 - What’s Coming in IBM Connections

  1. 1. ID301 Whats New and Coming in IBM Connections Luis Benitez | IBM Connections Product Manager | @Lbenitez David Brooks | IBM Connections Lead Architect | @brooksda© 2013 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Please note: IBM’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the users job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.2 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. Agenda Transforming Content with Social IBM IBM Connections Content Manager Business Connections Connections Resources & Platform in Today Tomorrow New features available soon Information Review Key Platform Integrations Tons of demos3 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. IBMs Social Business LeadershipThe Foundation to deliver “social” Native mobile support for phones andwherever it is required to increase usage tabletsand encourage adoptionComprehensive out-of-the-box solution for cloud, Pipeline of innovation from IBM Researchon-premises and hybrid allows us to deliver new value fasterWidest range of deployment options to protect Social meets Business Process – its timeexisting information technology investments for a transformationProven Scalability and Open Standards basedarchitecture Worldwide Market 2X A Leader! Forrester Leader in Aragon IBM is in the leader Leader for 3 years in Wave Enterprise Research Globe for quadrant in the Gartner a row! Social Platform and Enterprise Social Magic Quadrant for Cloud Strategies for Software Social Software in the Online Collaboration Workplace, August Software Vendors 2011 1 Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, August 2011 2 Source: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011 and The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies for Online Collaboraton Software Vendors, Q3 2012, Forrester Research, Inc 3 Source: IDC: Number 1 position from 2009-2011, IDC Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2011 Vendor Shares, doc #235273, June 2012. 4 Source: Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Social Software, Aug 2012 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. The Value of a SocialBusiness Platform By leveraging a Social Business Platform, you are able to: Take advantage of a broad range of industry leading social tools Grow your deployment as you need over time on the platforms you require Integrate with your current systems Customize as you see fit Develop an adoption strategy Access your social data from a variety of touchpoints (e.g. applications, desktops, mobile, etc) © 2013 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. The IBM Platform for Social BusinessEnabling “systems of engagement” solutions © 2013 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. Social Business Key Focus Areas© 2013 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. Foundation for aSocial BusinessIts about the people and informationSocial business is an investment inyour technology infrastructureIBM is committed to Open Standardsto enable integration across yourcritical business applicationssaml, aria, html5 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. Expand Openness in IBM ConnectionsBring collaboration to the users context OpenSocial  Standard API to share social data across applications. Available In:  Enables secure integration of non-trusted gadgets for in-context collaboration.  IBM is on Board of Directors and invented Embedded Applications  Primary event propagation mechanism for Social Business  Contain events and the means to act upon them in-context (via Embedded applications)  IBM is lead editor OAuth  Delegated Authorization for integration without federated identity  Can use a variety of authentication mechanisms (SAML, etc.)  Cornerstone for secure authorization in heterogeneous environments © 2013 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. Expand Openness in IBM ConnectionsBring collaboration to the users context SmartCloud10 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. Example Fraud AlertEmbedded Application11 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  12. 12. Embed the ActivityStream in OtherContextsLeverage the activity stream in anyOpenSocial container.Expose as-is or pin to a specific filter(i.e. a community)Uses embedded applications toenabled full interaction model.Out of the box integration with IBMWebSphere Portal & Notes 9.0 SocialEdition.12 © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  13. 13. Flexibility of deployment optionsSupport a large set of system platforms and deployment options © 2013 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. IBM Connections Single Codestream Across Cloud and On-PremisesIBM SmartCloud IBM IBM Connections PureSystems On-Premises IBM WebSphere Portal © 2013 IBM Corporation
  15. 15. IBM Connections Today The Foundation Platform for Social Business© 2013 IBM Corporation
  16. 16. Social Networking is Collaboration ... … leveraging all IBM Connections services: Profiles - Communities - Files - Wikis - Blogs - Forums - Events Media Gallery - Ideation Blogs - Activities - Activity Stream16 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  17. 17. IBM Connections 4 #hashtag in posts #hashtag in postsBe ready to act with up-to-the-minute in- allow for discoverycontext views of critical activity in your allow for discoverynetwork and following of topics and following of topics Engaged networks with Engaged networks with @ mentions, in-line liking, @ mentions, in-line liking, and liking of comments. and liking of comments. Intuitive user experience Intuitive user experience encourages viral encourages viral adoption adoption Take action on Take action on content without content without Switching content Switching content © 2013 IBM Corporation
  18. 18. IBM Connections 4Integrate business applications to promotefast action around projects and tasks Action Required view to Action Required view to highlight activity requiring highlight activity requiring Your attention. Your attention. Enhanced notifications Enhanced notifications allowing easy follow up allowing easy follow up on open conversations on open conversations Open design allows Open design allows combining business combining business applications with applications with network updates network updates © 2013 IBM Corporation
  19. 19. IBM Connections 4Share and discover ideas and insightsacross the organization Share your current status Share your current status or files from across or files from across the social tools the social tools Search across all Search across all Discover trending topics Status updates to Discover trending topics Status updates to That are happening now That are happening now leverage intellectual leverage intellectual and filter conversations capital created in these and filter conversations capital created in these micro conversations micro conversations © 2013 IBM Corporation
  20. 20. IBM Connections 4Mail and Calendaring integratedinto the Social experience Integrates with IBM Integrates with IBM Notes Or Microsoft® Notes Or Microsoft® Exchange to leverage Exchange to leverage More easily manage More easily manage existing investments existing investments and share information and share information by moving email by moving email conversations and conversations and content into the social content into the social tools tools © 2013 IBM Corporation
  21. 21. IBM Connections 4Socialize content to get answersand respond faster Bring multiple communities Bring multiple communities Together to monitor and act Together to monitor and act On them from a single place On them from a single place Capture relevant content Capture relevant content from external websites and from external websites and bring internal for fast action bring internal for fast action and collaboration and collaboration © 2013 IBM Corporation
  22. 22. IBM Connections 4Extended customization in profiles Custom text controls with Custom text controls with phone number validation phone number validation Custom multi-select Custom multi-selectText & dropdown controlsText & dropdown controls and radio controls and radio controls Rich text control Rich text control Custom time & date Custom time & date Picker controls with Picker controls with Form validation Form validation22 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  23. 23. IBM Connections 4Extended customization in profiles Customize Profile View, Edit, Business Card, and Search Results with FreeMarker templates. Extend field definitions from hierarchically defined profile types Control if a particular field is editable, hidden, or indexed for search Out of the box form controls + build your own using any JavaScript library. Support custom layouts with custom logic (i.e. show if users is in-network)23 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  24. 24. IBM Connections 4Any time anywhere comprehensivemobile ACCESS Comprehensive update of mobile features Device specific gestures (i.e. sliding drawers vs. split views) Improved usability via native device capabilities ● Camera ● Device contacts ● Open In/Share with the application ● Offline Access ● QR Codes Start the mobile app from a Full support for activity Full support for activity browser or another mobile app Stream with 3rd party Stream with 3rd party events and their events and their on the device embedded applications embedded applications © 2013 IBM Corporation
  25. 25. IBM Connections 4Any time anywhere comprehensivemobile ACCESS Full support for activity Full support for activity Stream with 3rd party Stream with 3rd partySimplified Access events and their events and their embedded applicationsMultiple accounts embedded applicationsDefault loginApplication CustomizationRe-brand and themeCustom service definitionsCustom login formEULA or information pagesbefore granting accessImproved security capabilitiesRemote account provisioningPassword managementEncryptionRemote wipe & deny accessBuild configuration profileenforcementClientless VPN support © 2013 IBM Corporation
  26. 26. IBM Connections 4Use Social Analytics to driveadoption and deepen engagement Analytics for IBM Connections Analytics for IBM Connections services and page views services and page views provide reports: provide reports: Top contributors Top contributors Top content Top content Top activities Top activities Flexible drill down Flexible drill down and data slicing for and data slicing for more detailed analysis more detailed analysis © 2013 IBM Corporation
  27. 27. IBM Connections 4Fostering community centric collaborationPreview files withoutdownloadingPrint and present fullscreen directly fromPreview modeExpanded communitysupport with Blogs,Ideation, and WikisNative access to files withyour mobile device © 2013 IBM Corporation
  28. 28. IBM Connections Tomorrow Transforming Content with Connections Content Manager© 2013 IBM Corporation
  29. 29. Content Management is having Control ... … over all documents and content in an organization: Documents - Spreadsheets - Presentations - Movies - Photos Audio - Symphony - PDF - COLD - Images - Reports29 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  30. 30. IBM Connections Content Manager Views* Views* Nested Nested folders Check in // out Check in out folders documents documents Count and sort Count and sort by number of by number of Likes and Likes and Downloads Downloads Trash can for Trash can for *Views *Views “soft” delete “soft” delete © 2013 IBM Corporation
  31. 31. IBM Connections 4Where social meets content managementContent Management becomes an +active part of the social business: Fully integrated social features such as tags, comments, likes, follow, download count and more. Traditional content management features such as check-in/check-out, approval routing, nested folders, documents types, metadata, and more Fully integrated into Activity Stream © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  32. 32. IBM Connections 4 @ mention anyone in private @ mention anyone in privateDrive the engagement by following messages, including private messages, including privateconversation easier references to non-members references to non-members Quick view of all status Quick view of all status updates or comments updates or comments targeted @ you targeted @ you Filter or search on Filter or search on any @ mentions of any @ mentions of any user any user Follow-up on questions Follow-up on questions with a consolidated view with a consolidated view of all your @ mentions of all your @ mentions directed at others directed at others32 © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  33. 33. Community Ideation Manage ideas in a Manage ideas in aHarvest and execute ideas faster spreadsheet spreadsheet or other product or other productBrowse new ideas withthe Open Ideas ViewMerge duplicates tostreamline votingLock comments & voteson graduated ideas.Export ideas to CSVChoose to show newideas first by default Focus participants on Focus participants on voting on open ideas voting on open ideas © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  34. 34. Community Forums Like a forum topic Like a forum topicHarvest and execute ideas faster to share it with to share it with your followers. your followers. Sort to view most Sort to view most “liked” topics in a “liked” topics in a Forum or across Forum or across forums. forums. © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  35. 35. Community Surveys/and Polls Surveys PollsPowered by Forms Experience Builder Results shown Results shown after submission after submission Question-based Question-based authoring directly authoring directly from Communities from Communities © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  36. 36. Enhanced MicrosoftOutlook IntegrationYour choice of toolsIBM Connections content isdirectly accessible fromOutlook ● Share files easily by sending links instead of attachments ● Drag-n-drop email messages and attachments directly to the IBM Connections sidebar ● Receive live updates from your colleagues, communities and files Drag the file right Drag the file right Into an email message Into an email message To send a link to an To send a link to an IBM Connections file. IBM Connections file. © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  37. 37. Notes 9 Social Edition Your choice of toolsIBM Connections content isdirectly accessible fromNotes 9Full Activity Stream withembedded applications as atab or in the side-barRight click on any email toview most recent ActivityStream updates for thesenderInteract with IBMConnections notificationsfrom your inbox usingembedded applications © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  38. 38. Anytime,Mobile Apps anyplace access to your networkEngaging reading experience thatis interactive and customized.Discover people and informationrelated to you and your interestsAccess important informationoffline. Sync data whenreconnected to the network.Securely browse content in youractivity stream for a quick snapshotof activity within your network.Trending topics to filter the streamfor areas of interest.Expand your social knowledge withintegration from external socialsystems (e.g. Twitter, andFacebook) Designs subject to change © 2013 IBM Corporation
  39. 39. SmartCloud Connections UpdatesAdvancing collaboration in the cloudPost a status message informingyour network of what you aredoingShare and personalize StatusUpdates and Files using theshare buttonRepost interesting content fromyour network in one clickUpload images and videos forviewing inlineNative mobile app updatesAccess and upload files viaWindows Explorer and MicrosoftOffice (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  40. 40. Delivering a “Social” Web ExperienceInside and outside your organizationDrive greater engagement withCustomers, Partners andEmployees:  Ability to publish and interact with Connections social content with IBM Web Content Manager ● Publish WCM Content to IBM Connections and other social networks. ● Add any social lists to your page using WCM designs templates on custom queries over Connections content.  Integration of the Activity Stream and Embedded Applications to enable in- context business processes  Expanded Community integration and portlets in WebSphere Portal  Navigate users to community pages as a preferred experience via Connections email notifications and digests © 2013 IBM Corporation Designs Subject to Change
  41. 41. Unified APIs for the IBM Social Business ToolkitProvide exceptional work experience Embedded Experiences Share Box Activity Streams New APIs and services designed to help developers build unified user experiences and consistent extensibility independent of product, delivery model Collaboration (cloud, on-premises), and client type - Communities - Activities (desktop client, browser, mobile) - File sharing Unified - Wikis, forums Communication - ... © 2013 IBM Corporation
  42. 42. Open NTF Appathon (Starts February 2013)  IBM Connections App Dev - Prizes: $5000  IBM XPages App Dev - Prizes: $5000  Anything leveraging Connections (social SDK, OpenSocial, iWidgets, REST APIs, customization, WebSphere, PHP, XPages, etc.) will be accepted. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  43. 43. Come give us feedback on Connections 4.0 and beyond. Review design prototypes or help us do a usability study. Provide feedback about document management capabilities, microblogging enhancements and more. Join us all week in the Design Lab @ Asia 4 in the Dolphin. Get answers to questions youve always wanted to ask, provide feedback from your own experience, and make suggestions for new features. Join us all week in the Meet the Developer Lab @ Asia 1 & Asia 2 in the Dolphin.© 2013 IBM Corporation
  44. 44. Related Sessions AD104 – IBM Connections Activity Stream Integration – Bill Looby & Brian OGorman AD105 – Customizing and Extending IBM Connections – Vijay Francis & Derek Carr CUST119 – Social Business Adoption Needs Social Governance – Jean Balbo ID301 – Whats New and Coming in IBM Connections – Luis Benitez & David Brooks ID302 – Whats New in IBM Connections Mobile – Baan Slavens & Edward Shockley ID305 – Getting the Most Out of IBM Connections Metrics – Miguel Estrada & Nan Shi ID307 – Make Your Microsoft Stack Social with Connections – Baan Slavens & Steve Foley ID308 – Social Content Management for IBM Connections – Diane Loomis & Jon Brunn INV109 – The Next Steps in Social Software – Jeff Schick INV205 – Extending Your Social Network Beyond the Firewall – Brian Pearson & Mac Guidera INV209 – 4 Trends Shaping Social Business in 2013 – Sandy Carter INV304 – Pardon the Interruption: Social Business Hot Topics – Luis Benitez & Luis Suarez INV305 – The Power of Social Software in the Enterprise – Heidi Ambler & Jim Battle INV306 – A Compliant Social Business in a Regulated World – René Schimmer & Firas Yasin SHOW301 – Becoming a Connections Developer – Rob Novak © 2013 IBM Corporation
  45. 45. External Resources and Information New IBM Social Landing Page Latest product info, research, podcasts, and more IBM Connections Team Blog Assets, discussion, and opinion about driving the adoption of IBM social software App/Widget Catalog http://catalog.lotus.com45 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  46. 46. Social Business is not an option – its a mandate Social Business Becoming a Social transformation Business is easy delivers real with IBM business value Connections Start Your Social Business Journey Now!© 2013 IBM Corporation
  47. 47. Ensure Business Continuity with IBM Software Subscription & Support Each year IBM spends billions of dollars on Software research. Renewing subscription & support (S&S) is one of the most cost- effective ways to protect your investments.Add New Capabilities with Subscription Empower Employees with Support ● Get access to the latest product ● Access online self-help, download releases, fixes, and enhancements and support resources through the over the entire product lifecycle IBM Support Portal – 24x7 ● Streamline budgeting for software ● 24/7 voice technical support for upgrades and migrations severity 1 issues ● Accelerate productivity, operational ● Robust online tools & web support; efficiency, and responsiveness to new Leverage IBM’s eSupport Tools business challenges, while containing costs and resource requirements Visit the Social Business Adoption Exhibition at Walt Disney World Dolphin – Europe 5 Meet the S&S Experts47 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  48. 48. Legal disclaimer © IBM Corporation 2013. 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. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. All references to Greenwell refer to a fictitious company and are used for illustration purposes only.48 © 2013 IBM Corporation