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  2. <!--Generated by Squarespace V5 Site Server v5.13.492-285 (http://www.squarespace.com) on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:28:50 GMT--><rss xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" version="2.0"><channel><title>Blog</title><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/</link><description></description><lastBuildDate>Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:29:55 +0000</lastBuildDate><copyright></copyright><language>en-AU</language><generator>Squarespace V5 Site Server v5.13.492-285 (http://www.squarespace.com)</generator><item><title>Buzzy for IBM Connections now available in Connections App Catalogue</title><category>Annoucements</category><category>Buzzy</category><category>Buzzy</category><category>Collaboration</category><category>Connections</category><category>Connections</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:14:47 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/12/19/buzzy-for-ibm-connections-now-available-in-connections-app-c.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:36011288</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>A couple of months ago we announced the launch of <a href="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/9/7/get-your-buzz-on-instant-apps-for-connections.html">Buzzy for IBM Connections</a>. Buzzy brings intelligent instant apps to the Connections platform for both on premise and cloud users of Connections.</p>
  3. <p>Well today we are very pleased to announce that Buzzy is now available in the <strong><a href="https://apps.na.collabserv.com/manage/catalog/apps/allapps/input">App Catalogue for Connections Cloud</a></strong>. By adding Buzzy to the App Catalogue it now takes a matter of seconds to enable Buzzy for your environment so your users can start creating amazing apps all within Connections.</p>
  4. <p>So to get you started here is a quick video showing exactly how easy it is.</p>
  5. <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tfkrYeuU9uQ" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  6. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  7. <p>In addition Ginsy has recorded a more detailed video demonstrating all the points of integration that Buzzy has with Connections.</p>
  8. <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aS9z3arkI38" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  9. <p>There is also some more information on the following blogs:</p>
  10. <p>The Buzzy Blog -&nbsp;<a href="https://medium.com/buzzy-blog/lift-off-buzzy-hits-the-ibm-connections-cloud-catalog-286e93d54db5">Lift-off! Buzzy launches on the IBM Connections Cloud Catalog</a></p>
  11. <p>IBM Collaboration Solutions Blog - <a href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/collaboration-solutions/2017/12/18/buzzy-now-part-connections-catalog/">Buzzy is Now a Part of the Connections Catalog!</a></p>
  12. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  13. <p>So go ahead and have a go with Buzzy for Connections Cloud. We would love to hear your ideas for killer apps and don't forget that Buzzy for Connections is also available for Connections On Prem. If you would like to have a web conference to demonstrate Buzzy for Connections in detail please let me know - [email protected]</p>
  14. <p>Merry Xmas all!</p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-36011288.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>Watson Workspace Cognitive Collaboration Integrated with Buzzy Instant Apps</title><category>Annoucements</category><category>Buzzy</category><category>Buzzy</category><category>Connections</category><category>IBM</category><category>IBM Connections</category><category>workspace</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:59:29 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/9/28/watson-workspace-cognitive-collaboration-integrated-with-buz.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35974846</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>Yesterday IBM launched the <a href="https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/5/877/ENUSZP17-0595/index.html&amp;lang=en&amp;request_locale=en">Watson Workspace Essentials</a> which is the first release of Workspace that is enterprise ready following the previous pre-release. I have been using and watching from the continual improvement of Workplace since it was first pre-released and over this time I have found more and more of my conversations moving from Sametime and Slack over to Workspace.</p>
  15. <p>In short Workspace is a real time collaboration app that provides group and individual persistent chat, plus some built in cognitive capabilities that basically helps me to cut thru the noise and quickly focus on what matters. There is some great integrations with other cloud services via IFTTT and Workato. One of the capabilities that we have been exploring more of is the developer experience.</p>
  16. <p>Workspace leverages the underlying Work Services Platform which provides a Webhooks API, Graph API, and Cognitive API's. Using these tools we have been looking at how we can intergrate Workspace with Buzzy Instant Apps and Buzzy for IBM Connections. My colleague and namesake Adam Ginsburg (he surf's while I cook on the grill. That is the key difference) created a quick Geek Sneak preview video yesterday to show off some of the integrations we have created between Buzzy and Watson Workspace.</p>
  17. <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tqV1ori1Zxg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  18. <p>Cool eh! If you would like some more info or have a <a href="http://www.buzzy.buzz/watsonworkspace.html">play with Buzzy just let us know here</a></p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35974846.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>Get Your BUZZ On - Instant Apps for Connections</title><category>Annoucements</category><category>Buzzy</category><category>Connections</category><category>IBM Connections</category><category>Social Business</category><category>Social Software</category><category>Software Development</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:59:51 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/9/7/get-your-buzz-on-instant-apps-for-connections.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35965214</guid><description><![CDATA[<p><span style="font-size: 120%;">I have to say it! Damn this one is exciting. I am BUZZING (literally!)</span></p>
  19. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">Over the years since we launched <a href="http://kudosbadges.com/subpages/Kudos%20Badges?OpenDocument">Kudos Badges</a> for IBM Connections about 9 years ago now, we have delivered a series of new products and capabilities for IBM Connections, all with a focus on adoption and improving the user experience and hence engagement for users of Connections. </span></p>
  20. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">After Badges, came <a href="http://kudosbadges.com/subpages/Kudos%20Analytics?OpenDocument">Kudos Analytics</a> delivering deep analytics and reporting to Connections. <a href="http://kudosbadges.com/subpages/Kudos%20Awards?OpenDocument">Kudos Thanks and Kudos Awards</a> delivered peer to peer and management award and recognition programs. Then most recently <a href="http://kudosbadges.com/subpages/Kudos%20Boards?OpenDocument">Kudos Boards</a> which dramatically improved team collaboration and projects in Connections using Kanban style user experience. We also have something else coming very soon....think Idea's and Innovation for Connections but more on that later;)</span></p>
  21. <p><strong style="font-size: 150%;">Lets get our Buzz On!</strong></p>
  22. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">Well now this one takes Connections to a whole new level. The great team at Kudos has been busily working away with another great team from Buzzy to now deliver <a href="http://www.buzzy.buzz/connections.html">Buzzy for IBM Connections.</a></span></p>
  23. <p><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><a href="http://www.buzzy.buzz/connections.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/buzzybanner.png?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1504746752444" alt="" /></a></span></p>
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  25. <h2 class="wsite-content-title" style="padding-left: 30px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 130%;">An intelligent instant app&nbsp;platform&nbsp;for IBM Connections and Watson Workspace</span></h2>
  26. <h2 class="wsite-content-title" style="padding-left: 30px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 130%;">Buzzy for Connections provides a better way for users to interact with each other via Citizen Apps.</span></h2>
  27. </blockquote>
  28. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">Many of us remember the days when <a href="http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibmnotes">on another platform</a> we would empower users to create apps for many different purposes. This enabled citizen developers and end users to rapidly build situational apps so they could quickly get on with business and complete the job at hand. These might be apps such as Contract Registers, Job Applications, Expense Re-imbursements, Executive Reports/Briefings, Field Sales Reports, Event Management.........the list goes on forever.</span></p>
  29. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">Buzzy for IBM Connections brings these and many many more instant apps to the Connections platform. In a matter of minutes your line of business users are able to create intelligent (via Watson Services) apps for whatever business outcome they want to achieve. These apps are rapidly delivered via both browser and mobile clients, fully integrated with IBM Connections.</span></p>
  30. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">Maybe your Marketing Department are planning on running an event. So you create a Connections Community of course to get the team together to plan, discuss and execute the event. So now with Buzzy for IBM Connections you can create an Event Management App that helps you to store and share the planning details. You might create another app - Event Registrations - this time open to external users as well so they can submit their RSVP's for the event. You might also want to share post event collateral with the attendees of the event - just create another Buzz!</span></p>
  31. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">In another part of your organisation, your HR Department are managing the recruitment of some new staff. They create a HR/Recruitment Community, and add an App for managing and creating job positions. They can list the job positions and determine the criteria and type of skills needed. Once ready they can post the job publically via the Job Application Submission App that allows candidates to submit their resume and applications. Then the HR team can work together to review the resumes and vote on who should get the interview!</span></p>
  32. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">Over the next few posts we will demonstrate Buzzy for IBM Connections with a few videos. </span></p>
  33. <p><span style="font-size: 120%;">If you are interested in some more information, a demo, or even want to give Buzzy for Connections a try for yourself you can <a href="http://www.buzzy.buzz/connections.html">let us know here - Buzzy for IBM Connections</a>. Come join us and get your Buzz On!</span></p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35965214.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>#ISWINSIGHT - Mark Anderson</title><category>#ISWINSIGHT</category><category>ISW</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:04:03 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/9/7/iswinsight-mark-anderson.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35965208</guid><description><![CDATA[<div><span>For our latest #ISWINSIGHT we are introducing Mark Anderson - Business Development Manager for Tasmania.</span></div>
  34. <div><span><br /></span></div>
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  37. <div><span><strong>1) What&rsquo;s your name and what exactly do you do with ISW?</strong>&nbsp;<span class="full-image-float-right ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 300px;" src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/Mark%20Anderson.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1504744018140" alt="" /></span></span><br />My name is Mark Anderson and I am the Business Development Manager for ISW in Tasmania. I started in 2010 and I really enjoy providing technology solutions for people and as technology advances so do the possibilities for innovative solutions. I work with a team to provide applications and systems to help solve business problems and demonstrate how new application can be utilises to improve productivity and reduce inefficiencies. There is always new applications to learn as information technology advances and has become an important part of our lives both socially and professionally. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>2) What is the weirdest thing you&rsquo;ve ever eaten?<br /></strong>Pigeon when I was in Hong Kong many years ago. It tastes like a mixture of duck and chicken and the beak is crunchy. I haven&rsquo;t had it since and I am less adventurous to try any more weird foods.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>&nbsp;3) What is the worst thing you did as a kid?<br /></strong>My younger brother and I accidentally set fire to the back fence of our home while lighting a fire in a barrel. The worst part about it was our dad found the fence alight and that the fire was next to our 5.3m Pride Albatross boat which was not only made of fibreglass but had extra fuel tanks onboard! It would of lit up the neighbourhood if it took hold. Thankfully we put it out in time but it was not a smart thing to do.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>4) What do you consider the greatest invention EVER!?!?</strong>&nbsp;<br />Wine. The cultivation of wine and the storage of wine lead to the wider use and development of glass. The use of glass lead to the development of lenses and optics which lead to creation of spectacle, microscopes and telescopes. Thus, scientists and scholars could read and write past their fading eyesight and make important discoverers in the field of medicine, astronomy and physics. I support the discovery of wine when every possible.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>5) Tell an interesting fact?</strong>&nbsp;<br />I have an airline metal teaspoon collection. I happened to collect them while I was travelling as a qwerky memento when all the cutlery on airlines was metal and I just happened to end up with about forty or so metal teaspoons from different airlines. Some airlines are no longer operating such as Pana Am, TAA, and Ansett, and some airline I have only occasional travelled on including Air China, Air Iceland and Ryanair. I am not a collector as such and wouldn&rsquo;t say I have an obsession but as most of the cutlery on airlines today is plastic I just happened to have airline metal teaspoon collection.&nbsp;</span></div>
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  39. <div><span>Mark's Social Profiles:</span></div>
  40. <div><span>LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markanderson5/</span></div>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35965208.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>#ISWInsight - Jared Roberts - IBM Champion - Welcome to ISW!</title><category>ISWInsight</category><category>Random Stuff</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:14:27 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/6/20/iswinsight-jared-roberts-ibm-champion-welcome-to-isw.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35928324</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>I have been enjoying reading the blog series from one of our great <a href="https://info.kudosboards.com">Kudos Boards</a> partners in Europe -<a href="https://www.panagenda.com/">panagenda</a> - called <a href="https://www.panagenda.com/author/danny/">#panagendaPride. Danny Klaus</a> has been doing a regular post about his team members, what they do, and what their interests are (great work Danny). I know a lot of the<span class="full-image-float-right ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 250px;" src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/Jared Roberts Profile.png?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1498001860685" alt="" /></span></span>&nbsp;panagenda team and consider many of them good friends so it is always great to learn more about them.</p>
  41. <p>So in the spirit of immitation is the best form of flatery, I have decided to give it a go myself and start a similar series on the great team at ISW - #ISWInsight</p>
  42. <p>And to kick it off I am very excited to announce the latest member at ISW - Jared Roberts - Senior Software Engineer. I have known Jared in the IBM Collaboration community for many years, and had quite a few beers over that time. Last year Jared was nominated as an IBM Champion for Collaboration so we are pumped to have Jarod join the team at ISW. We also have a common love of grilling meat on the weber so I am sure we will have a few good cookups over the years ahead!</p>
  43. <p><strong>1) What&rsquo;s your name and what exactly do you do with ISW?</strong></p>
  44. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Jared Roberts - Senior Software Engineer.&nbsp;I have just joined ISW as part of the national consulting team - providing expertise in Collaboration &amp; Cloud Technologies. I'll be involved in IBM Connections, Portal, Sametime, Notes/Domino, WebSphere, SoftLayer, ISW's Cloud42 platform &amp; Innovation/Modernisation offerings - and anything else that is thrown at me! Really looking forward to it!</p>
  45. <p><strong>2) Any random facts you could share with us?</strong></p>
  46. <p>I the drummer for <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DESECRATORAUS/">Desecrator</a> - heavy metal band from Melbourne. I can play 4 instruments. I'm a Dad of 2. I'm a pretty handy BBQ cook. I'm generally terrible at all sports.<br /><strong><br />3) Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.</strong></p>
  47. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>I'm a bit of a plane nerd and have a quiet appreciation for commercial aviation and engineering.. ask me about it and we'll talk for hours... I've no idea why... it's just a thing.<br /><br /><strong>4) Where is the best place you&rsquo;ve travelled to and why?</strong></p>
  48. <p><strong></strong>Yosemite National Park in California. One of the most stunning places on Earth. The Sequoia Trees are spectacular!&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>5) What is the first concert you attended?&nbsp;</strong></p>
  49. <p>I've been going to concerts my whole life so I can't remember the first... but the BEST was AC/DC - Rod Laver Arena in 2003. Although I've seen them 3 times since then - that was a stand-out - great vibe, band was rocking, and LOUD!</p>
  50. <p>Jared's social profiles -</p>
  51. <p><span class="full-image-inline ssNonEditable"><span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jazzaroberts/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/thumbnails/LinkedInIcon.png?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1498001566785" alt="" /></a><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><span><a href="https://twitter.com/jazzaroberts?lang=en" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/TwitterIcon.jpeg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1498001801329" alt="" /></a></span></span><br /></span></span></p>
  52. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35928324.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>IBM Announced a new mega conference - THINK 2018</title><category>events</category><category>news</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:13:42 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/4/28/ibm-announced-a-new-mega-conference-think-2018.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35901815</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>Big news from IBM on the event/conference front.</p>
  53. <blockquote>
  54. <p><span>Think about it...AI, Cloud, Data, IoT, and Security. They have merged in your world... and they have in ours too. That's why we're excited to announce a first ever event that reflects the way you do business:&nbsp;</span><span class="elliot-bold">IBM Think 2018. Bringing together World of Watson and InterConnect to form the technology industry's most important event. - https://www.ibm.com/events/think/</span></p>
  55. </blockquote>
  56. <p><span class="elliot-bold"><span>The current events include Connect, InterConnect, Amplify, Edge, Vision, World of Watson and PartnerWorld. All merged into IBM THINK 2018.</span></span></p>
  57. <p>From my view this is a great thing. I have attended many many of these events over the last 20 years, and they in isolation have been fantastic. But the "in isolation" part is the problem. Many organisations can't justify going to multiple events, so you tend to get the same crowd at each of the events. By bringing them together you expand the audience and enable a lot more cross polination of ideas and learning. I think this is a great thing for IBM as no longer are their solutions in isolated silos, they are integrated platforms across multiple domains.</p>
  58. <p>I for one am very pleased to see this merged together, and on a personal not means I will no longer have a clash with my daughters birthdays in Jan and Feb! And I get to stay in Australia for the summer! I know some will have mixed feelings however. One massive event will make it hard to get across all content in a short period of time, and I know some customers have told me that they can only send x number of people to each event so they prefer to have multiple events.</p>
  59. <p>On the naming I really like it. "THINK" has always been an iconic word for IBM. Even my grandfather has always told me "Just Think" and everything else will work itself out!</p>
  60. <p><span>"As IBM president 1914 to 1956, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. enjoyed using the phrase "THINK!" to motivate and inspire his employees." - <a href="http://oldcomputers.net/ibm-thinkpad.html" target="_blank">http://oldcomputers.net/ibm-thinkpad.html</a>&nbsp;</span></p>
  61. <p>See you there in March 2018!</p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35901815.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>IBM Connect 2017 - Top 5 Highlights</title><category>Collaboration</category><category>Domino</category><category>IBM</category><category>IBM Connections</category><category>Social Business</category><category>Social Software</category><category>events</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:32:32 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/2/28/ibm-connect-2017-top-5-highlights.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35870425</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>Well what a huge week! There were so many interesting things going on at IBM Connect 2017 last week in San Francisco. I had some fantastic conversations with colleagues around the world and that is probably the most important part of Connect. Learning from others experiences, thinking about our future path, just fantastic.</p>
  62. <p>Yet how to sum it up! Well here are my top 5 highlights for IBM Connect 2017. Let me know what yours were?</p>
  63. <p><script id="asp-embed-script" data-zindex="1000000" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="https://spark.adobe.com/page-embed.js"></script><a class="asp-embed-link" href="https://spark.adobe.com/page/boccR5KUnYr7S/" target="_blank"><img style="width: 100%;" src="https://spark.adobe.com/page/boccR5KUnYr7S/embed.jpg?buster=1488252706861" border="0" alt="IBM Connect 2017" /></a></p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35870425.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>Kudos Boards Cloud for IBM Connections Cloud - It's here!</title><category>Annoucements</category><category>Collaboration</category><category>Connections</category><category>IBM Connections</category><category>kKudosBoards</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:36:20 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2017/2/16/kudos-boards-cloud-for-ibm-connections-cloud-its-here.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35863675</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>Well I would estimate that over the last 12 months we have been asked about 1000 times "When is Kudos Boards coming to Connections Cloud?". My answer has been - we are working on it!</p>
  64. <p>Well I am very pleased to announce that it is now here and ready for us to demo at IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. The Kudos team has been working very hard over the last year to get this ready for release and we are stoked with the release. We have had a few users playing around over the last few weeks and the feedback is great.</p>
  65. <p><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><span><a href="info.kudosboards.com" target="_blank"><img style="width: 600px;" src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/kudosboardscloud.png?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487205899536" alt="" /></a></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 600px;">Kudos Boards for IBM Connections Cloud</span></span></p>
  66. <p>Kudos Boards Cloud is integrated with Connections Cloud for a seemless user experience. Deployed in the IBM Cloud on Bluemix, your Connections Cloud Administrator can very simply enable Kudos Boards so your users can enjoy the same user experience that our Connections on Premises customers have grown to love. All they need to do i<a href="http://info.kudosboards.com">s register at our site and we will enable their account asap!</a></p>
  67. <p>We are planning on many additional capabilities over the next couple of months and would love to demo for you at Connect (Kudos is at Booth 232) to get your ideas and feedback. Here is a video of some of the capabilities available today.</p>
  68. <p>&nbsp;<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SHRqiu8nusI?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  69. <p>So if you like what you see and want to try it out <a href="http://info.kudosboards.com">please visit our site to register for a free 30 day trial.</a></p>
  70. <p>See you in San Francisco!</p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35863675.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>Why collaboration matters for global companies</title><category>Collaboration</category><category>Collaboration</category><category>Connections</category><category>social business</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Wed, 14 Sep 2016 03:29:21 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2016/9/14/why-collaboration-matters-for-global-companies.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35771879</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>Business models across many industries are being rapidly redefined as new entrants harness new technologies to gain a competitive edge. But how well are new technologies going to help longer-established companies, if their existing technologies are presenting challenges?</p>
  71. <p>In a survey of knowledge workers, almost all of respondents said they have <a href="http://www.basexblog.com/2010/11/04/our-findings/">felt overwhelmed by information to the point of incapacity.</a></p>
  72. <p>Clearly, companies won&rsquo;t get the most out of their employees if they suffer from incomplete communication, conflicting or fragmented information, barriers to collaboration, and feeling in the dark about the progress of shared tasks.</p>
  73. <p>Are you nodding your head to some of this?</p>
  74. <p><span lang="EN-NZ">There is a way of overcoming these problems and becoming nimble once again &ndash; as well as responsive and competitive. It&rsquo;s by way of a tool called Social Collaboration.</span></p>
  75. <p>&ldquo;Social <em>what</em>?&rdquo; we hear you say.</p>
  76. <p>&nbsp;<span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><span><img src="http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/storage/post-images/blogImage.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1473824707590" alt="" /></span></span></p>
  77. <p>Social Collaboration is actually a simple concept: it&rsquo;s the joined-up efforts of multiple stakeholders in pursuit of a common goal. Social Collaboration is common on the internet because available technologies make it easy to share, develop and analyse information.</p>
  78. <p><em><strong>In short, Social Collaboration improves performance.</strong></em></p>
  79. <p>A crucial concept behind Social Collaboration is that &ldquo;ideas are everywhere&rdquo;. People share ideas in an open environment, and the discussion is not limited to only those who have domain knowledge. All ideas are valued.</p>
  80. <p>Social Collaboration tools are essential to an organisation&rsquo;s Digital Transformation strategy because they simplify how people find, use and share information. They also ease how people work together, track progress, attend and conduct meetings, and at the end of the day get work done.</p>
  81. <p>This is particularly important for distributed or global companies with a workforce spread across various locations and working in different time zones. A report by McKinsey on the <a href="http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-global-companys-challenge">issues facing global organisations</a> found that these companies believed the knowledge, skills and experience across their workforce was invaluable but they suffered from a major problem: transferring the expertise learned in one market to another.</p>
  82. <p>Take the world&rsquo;s leading manufacturer and supplier of hearing implants &ndash; Cochlear. Five years ago Cochlear identified the need to enable better collaboration between their global offices and laboratories. They especially wanted a solution that could host their entire global user base.</p>
  83. <p>Cochlear chose ISW to provide the solution, and the heart of the technology from ISW was IBM Connections, IBM&rsquo;s Social Collaboration software. Cochlear&rsquo;s staff of 2700 worldwide can now call upon internal expertise easily and consistently, create communities of expertise, and collaborating across the room or across the globe.</p>
  84. <p>The potential rise in productivity from social technologies for highly-skilled, knowledgeable workers critical to growth has been measured at between 20-25%. In addition, companies using these tools report an average 36% better customer service.</p>
  85. <p>To help your organisation&rsquo;s Digital Transformation journey, we&rsquo;ve created an infographic outlining how you can expand your business with social collaboration tools, <a href="http://lp.isw-nz.co.nz/social-collaboration-infographic/?utm_campaign=nz_exp&amp;utm_source=blog">download it here.</a></p>
  86. <p><strong>If you&rsquo;d like to see first-hand how you can empower your workforce with social collaboration tools at our Connections Ignition workshop, </strong><a href="mailto:[email protected]?subject=Interested%20in%20attending%20a%20Connections%20Ignition%20Workshop"><strong>to register your interest, click here.</strong></a></p>]]></description><wfw:commentRss>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/rss-comments-entry-35771879.xml</wfw:commentRss></item><item><title>How many users access IBM Connections on mobile devices? - Kudos Analytics</title><category>Analytics</category><category>Connections</category><category>IBM Connections</category><category>IBM Connections</category><category>Kudos</category><category>demo video</category><dc:creator>Adam Brown</dc:creator><pubDate>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:53:18 +0000</pubDate><link>http://www.collaborationblueprint.com.au/blog/2016/7/19/how-many-users-access-ibm-connections-on-mobile-devices-kudo.html</link><guid isPermaLink="false">531291:6088735:35736702</guid><description><![CDATA[<p>Just posted a quick demo video of Kudos Analytics. We often get asked if we can report on how many users are accessing IBM Connections via a mobile device. The video demonstrates this and a few other related reports.</p>
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