I had the honor to talk at Social Connections 9 about what it takes to transform from a traditional business into a social business. I just uploaded my slides to slideshare. Here you go:
I had the honor to present with Niklas Heidloff this year. We talked about how to extend IBM Connections and IBM SmartCloud for Social Business by using the REST APIs preferably wrapped in the Social Business Toolkit. We had 2 demos and lots of useful resources to get started. So in case you missed our session, here is a link that leads you to a session replay:
In the first two posts in this series I talked about the Social Business Toolkit (SBT) in general and showed how to install all necessary items in order to use the SBT in XPages.
Today we are going to build an XPage, pull data from IBM Connections and show this data in a Data Table control. So let’s go. First we have to define our endpoint. The endpoint in SBT terms is the definition of the data connection to IBM Connections. We are going to use Basic Authentication in this example. Open you faces-config.xml and add the following lines: Continue reading
2 weeks ago IBM announced IBM Connections 4. This is an exciting new version which adds so many new capabilities to this great piece of software that every existing installation should get updated as soon as possible. Here is a short video showing an overview.
What I like most about Connections 4 is:
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Today IBM announced IBM Connections 4.0. It will be available as electronic software download on September 7 and media will be available from october 2. IBM Connections 4 comes with a set of new features. It is designed to help you:
- Track the activity of your network and respond more quickly using the embedded experience within the activity stream.
- Bring external applications and content into the activity stream to respond in context, saving time and reducing context switching.
- Track and respond to the activities of community members using the community-centric activity stream and embedded experience.
- Quickly bring content from external sites and related communities into your community for faster response and better customer service.
- Develop insights into community adoption and usage with new standard and customizable metrics and graphical reports.
- Receive relevant recommendations on people and content using social analytics that now also utilize status updates and microblogging content.
- Use hashtags to follow important topics and „Like“ updates with a single click.
- Schedule team events and incorporate into a personal calendar using a new community calendar.