This video is a demonstration of some of the services within IBM Lotus Connections. Connections is social networking software that consists of five services – Activities, Blogs, Communities, Dogear, and Profiles. In this video, you will view a demonstration of the Profiles service.Here is some background on all the services:Activities are collaboration tools for collecting, organizing, sharing, and reusing work that is related to a goal.Blogs are online journals that you can use to deliver timely information with a personal touch.Communities are sites that you create so that people who share a common interest can interact with one another and share resources.Dogear is a social bookmarking tool that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks. Profiles show an online directory of the people in your organization that includes the information you need to form and encourage effective networks.
Archive for October, 2009
If youre thinking about upgrading your messaging and collaboration tools, come listen to Michael Osterman of Osterman Research. He will talk about factors to consider in moving to hosted solutions and how to best prepare for a smooth transition. Many companies have made the switch to Software as a Service but the decision can seem daunting. You might ask, what control am I giving up? Will it be less flexible? What about security? Do the savings outweigh the effort of making a transition? And, of course, how will my end users adjust to a new way of doing things? To help answer some of your questions, we have asked Michael Osterman of Osterman Research to join us for this discussion. Osterman Research conducts market research, cost modeling, benchmarking and related services of messaging and collaboration products, technologies and services. He will provide insights from his research of the market place and share experiences of other companies who have made the switch to saas. We will also have a Google product specialist on hand to give a brief overview of Google Apps and answer any questions. What you will learn in this webinar: – What business problems do saas messaging and collaboration tools address – What factors to consider in moving to a hosted solution – What you might lose – and what you might gain in switching to Software as a Service (saas) – What selection criteria you should apply in evaluating saas vendors – What Google Apps has to offer Original broadcast date: October 9.
www.ibm.com Leslie Moore discusses how she utilizes collaborative tools to decrease travel costs while communicating more quickly and effectively. In addition to helping the bottom line, this move also demonstrates Colgate-Palmolive’s commitment to the environment. Leslie Moore, Colgate-Palmolive: “I believe its changing for the better. Due to the economy, we don’t travel as much. But it doesn’t mean we have to stop business. Using the collaboration tools allows us to communicate quicker, more effectively, and actually be more proficient working with our employees, and also reaching out to our customer. In this way, Colgate is really benefiting the environment and also really including the whole company and letting them know we care about the company, but also care about the environment and care about the world as well.”