What's New in IBM Connections 4.0


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A preview of some of the newest features that are now part of IBM Connections 4.0. To watch the recorded session for this, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gki2vlfTgyU

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What's New in IBM Connections 4.0

  1. 1. IBM Connections OverviewLuis Benitez | IBM Connections Product Manager #ibmconnections
  2. 2. Who I Am @LBenitez #ibmconnections
  3. 3. Keep The Conversation Going On the Whats New in IBM Connections 4.0 Webcast with @lbenitez . This webcast is ROCKIN #ibmconnections #ibmconnections
  4. 4. Agenda● Whats New in IBM Connections 4.0 ● Sparklers ● Capabilities ● New features and enhancements ● Demo● Resources and Information ● Where to get more! #ibmconnections
  5. 5. Integrated Capabilities of IBM Connections Home Forums See whats happening across your social Exchange ideas with, and benefit from network the expertise of others Profiles Social Analytics Find the people you need Discover who and what you don’t know via recommendations and metrics Communities Micro-blogging Work with people who share common Reach out for help or share news with roles and expertise, media gallery and your social network ideation Files Bookmarks Post, share, and discover documents, Save, share, and discover bookmarks presentations, images, and more Blogs Wikis Present your own ideas, and learn from Create web content together others Activities Mobile Organize your work and tap your Access Connections anywhere, anytime professional network with mobile & tablet access #ibmconnections
  6. 6. Source: http://bit.ly/T2wwOq #ibmconnections
  7. 7. Recent Sparklers IBM is in the leader 2X A Leader! Forrester Wave quadrant in the Gartner Enterprise Social Platform Magic Quadrant for and Cloud Strategies for Social Software in the Online Collaboration Workplace, August 2011 Software Vendors Leader in Aragon Worldwide Market Research Globe for Leader for 3 years in a Enterprise Social row! Software social content analytics mobility cloud1 Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, August 20112 Source: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011 and The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies for Online Collaboraton Software Vendors, Q3 2012, Forrester Research, Inc3 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 #ibmconnections
  8. 8. IBM Connections 4.0 – Whats NewThe Ultimate Social Business Platform #ibmconnections
  9. 9. IBM Connections 4.0 Themes Social Platform Evolution Enhanced Communities for Teams Business To Consumer Mobile & Social Everywhere9 #ibmconnections © 2012 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. Home Reduce redundant work● A consolidated, customizable overview of your social network● Access status updates and content updates from your network● Integrate 3rd party content more easily via open standards● Take action on content directly from your Activity Stream without switching contexts● Share and personalize Status Updates and Files using the share button● Repost interesting content from your network in one click #ibmconnections
  11. 11. Home Take action on eventsFilter whatyou need Work directly in the stream View & Act on updates Includes 3rd party updates #ibmconnections
  12. 12. Activity Stream Enable a more effective workforce #ibmconnections
  13. 13. Microblogs Quickly share information with others• Easily share files & photos in your status updates• Provide feedback in status updates by using a single click to indicate Like – See and find others in the organization who liked the entry• Search across all status updates to leverage intellectual capital created in these micro conversations• Follow conversations via hashtags #ibmconnections
  14. 14. Microblogs Share from anywhere Share from anywhere BPs / ISVs can add their own sharing options Create public status update, ortarget it to a group Attach a file (e.g. a photo) to status updates #ibmconnections
  15. 15. Profiles Respond faster to customers and make better decisions Social Analytics Synchronized Person Info Socialtagging Org Structure Social Networking New in 4.0: Recent Custom links updates view & widgets #ibmconnections
  16. 16. Social Analytics Discover popular topics right now● Personalized, smart recommendations for the People, Community and Content you should know● Based on your Profile, tags, social network, and actions● Found in Home page, Profiles and Communities● New in 4.0! End users can discover trending topics and content via the trending widget #ibmconnections
  17. 17. Metrics Understand platform & community adoption● Reports / dashboard to monitor adoption and community vitality● Metrics available at the global or community level● Comprehensive set of metrics of all Connections services and page views● Flexible drill down and data slicing ● Select timeframe and specific module ● Filter by geography, business unit, or title ● Switch between line, pie chart, table● More than 100 new reports● Create custom reports or modify existing ones #ibmconnections
  18. 18. Metrics Understand platform & community adoption Select how data should be grouped Pick appropriate date rangeSelect apps to see data for #ibmconnections
  19. 19. Connections Mail Access and respond to email Access mail & calendar Read & respond to mail Backend is flexible:Domino or Exchange #ibmconnections
  20. 20. Connections Mail Collaborate in context● Primarily focused on key messaging capabilities ● View and compose mail message ● Including rich text editing, spell check, etc. ● Signatures, addressing, and directory search ● Mail badge provides visual indication of new content ● Embedded Experiences ● IBM Connections files integration ● View one-day calendar and view individual entries ● Security features● Ability to launch “primary” messaging client, iNotes, on Domino systems #ibmconnections
  21. 21. Connections Mail Accelerate adoption of Connections● Scheduled for delivery in Sept 2012 via http://catalog.lotus.com● Back ends scheduled to be supported are: ● Domino 8.5.3+ ● Exchange 2007 and 2010 ● IBM SmartCloud and other back-end systems targeted for future releases● Plan to continue to build out capabilities over subsequent releases ● Launch alternative client (MS) ● IBM SmartCloud support ● Calendaring editing capabilities ● Tagging ● Free and busy time lookups ● Analytics ● Sametime integration ● Enhanced mobile support ● Much, much, much more! ● Rooms and resources support ● Encrypted mail #ibmconnections
  22. 22. Connections Mail Reduce redundant work● Demo: Lets see it in action! #ibmconnections
  23. 23. Communities Increase sales and customer retention● New Recent Updates view to easily see whats happening in the community● Reply to forum threads via email● New view to manage community invites● Map community membership to LDAP groups● Expanded Community Overview field to create a compelling welcome page #ibmconnections
  24. 24. Communities Easily keep track of the latest updates Access people Add a status or & information content update Create acompelling See whats new &experience take action #ibmconnections
  25. 25. Communities Easily find and manage your invitationsNew view to quickly find community invites Easily accept/decline invites from this view #ibmconnections
  26. 26. Communities Safeguard your community Updated Communitydelete dialog #ibmconnections
  27. 27. Events Schedule and keep track of team events Many views● Provides a central supported (by week, month, etc) place to plan and coordinate team events● Accessible from IBM Lotus Notes® & Microsoft Outlook®● Events appear in activity stream● Indicate attendance, follow and comment for each event Webcal link to add to your personal calendar #ibmconnections
  28. 28. Files Spend less time searching for information● Drag-n-drop to upload files● Organize your files easily by dragging-n- dropping files into folders● Lock / unlock files● Upload/download multiple files at a time● Share/tag/delete multiple files at a time● Share folders with communities #ibmconnections
  29. 29. Wikis Improve efficiency across your organization● Copy/paste embed code from other sites directly into Rich Text editor (e.g. YouTube, SlideShare, etc.● Table column widths are easily adjustable during table creation● Drag-to-resize table columns● Insert multiple columns/rows at the same time● Support for page anchors● Copy and paste a row in a table, preserving row structure, makes it even easier to work with tables #ibmconnections
  30. 30. Activities Complete projects on time and meet goals● Gather the e-mails, IM chats, documents, messages, and other information that you and your team need to accomplish a project● Assign To Dos to project members● Create Activity Templates to capture and reuse best practices● New in 4.0: Easily add or link to files in an Activity● New in 4.0: Convert entries into to-dos #ibmconnections
  31. 31. Social Bridging Bring external content in● Support collaboration between suppliers, customers, and employees● Bridge internal/external collaboration to provide External content can the correct answers in be discussed internally a timely manner #ibmconnections
  32. 32. Social Bridging Act on information on other sites Topic duplicated in the dialog (e.g. from YouTube) Select from yourPin topic to keep communities and forumsit visible or mark with (type-ahead)as question Add comments to the posting #ibmconnections
  33. 33. Social Bridging Monitor Linked Communities Both internal and external communities appear in the related community widget Monitor whats happening in external communities from the internal community #ibmconnections
  34. 34. Mobile Apps Anytime, anyplace access to your network● Access all of your Connections data from mobile browsers and free native apps ● New Look with Sliding Drawers ● Offline support for Files ● Add Profiles to Device Contacts ● Remote wipe ● Extensibility ● Deploy via email ● Full iPad Support ● Support for SmartCloud Connections (Android/iOS)● Download native app from major app stores: iTunes®, Google Play, Blackberry App World™ #ibmconnections
  35. 35. Desktop Plug-In for Connections Bring social to your end usersWindows Explorer Designs subject to change ■ Lock/unlock files from desktop See if a file has been locked and by who ■ Manage Recycle BinMicrosoft Office ■ New Ribbon integration to support Files and Communities ■ Improved User Experience Lock/unlock files directly ■ Save To Files from desktop ■ Download at http://ibm.biz/BdxFWF New search in both Outlook New Files and and Office with access to #ibmconnections Communities support Advanced Search. IBM Corporation © 2012
  36. 36. Connections 4.0 Lets see it all!● Its Demo Time!!! #ibmconnections
  37. 37. Updated System Requirements • Newly supported browsers – Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 – Firefox 10 ESR, 12, 13 – Chrome 12 • Newly supported client operating systems – Mac OS X 10.7 – Red Hat Desktop 6 • Newly supported server operating systems – AIX Power 7.1 – Red Hat Server 6 System z #ibmconnections © 2012 IBM Corporation
  38. 38. What Beta Customers Are Liking “We expect to see significant “Great value in the productivity improvements with integrated experience” this integrated view” “With the release of “E-mail and Calendar Connections 4, I am sure that integration with Exchange IBM will extend their is pretty cool” leadership in the Social Business space” “Community leaders will have better insight into what is happening in their “We see lots of community & can then take action.” potential with Connection 4” #ibmconnections
  39. 39. Connections 4.0 Highlights Take action! Add Like, hashtags, pictures, and search the stream and reshare all from your microblog post Access integrated 3rd party apps Gather adoption insight from visual, interactive reports Bridge social business with the social web Engage mobile apps that work the way you want to And so much more!!!39 #ibmconnections ©© 2011 IBM Corporation 2012 IBM Corporation
  40. 40. Resources and Information #ibmconnections © 2012 IBM Corporation
  41. 41. Check out whats new onIBM Connections 4.0 IBM Connections 4.0 Overview Demo http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=JOynRkYWFSM Android Demo on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- hY4z3amdt8 iPad Demo on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=OPS6dpO_N8o Check out 4.0 in Greenhouse http://bit.ly/ConnNextBeta Sample Community in Greenhouse http://bit.ly/40Community #ibmconnections
  42. 42. External Resources and Information New IBM Social Landing Page http://ibm.com/social Latest product info, research, podcasts, and more http://www.ibm.com/lotus/connections IBM Connections Team Blog http://ibmsocialsoftware.com Assets, discussion, and opinion about driving the adoption of IBM social software http://www.ibm.com/blogs/socialbusiness App/Widget Catalog http://catalog.lotus.com42 #ibmconnections © 2012 IBM Corporation
  43. 43. Social Business is not an option – its a mandate Social Business Becoming a Social transformation Business is easy delivers real with IBM business value ConnectionsStart Your Social Business Journey Now! ibm.com/social #ibmconnections