August 2012

I'm back from a ten-day around-the-world trip, during which I allocated my free time to book writing so haven't been blogging. Lots of great customer and partner meetings in France, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan. Some good food at every stop, too. Now that I'm back, I am catching up...including Raj Pat...

Bethann Cregg, IBM's Vice President of SmartCloud for Social Business, blogged earlier today on the Social Business Insights Blog:New research from Forrester Research shows online collaboration tools are increasingly becoming a key part of enterprise deployments. IBM was among the select companies t...

Sort of surprised when I typed that sentence this morning. It was directed to a colleague in Thailand, and yes, I really will be there that soon. Later today, I'm leaving for a round-the-world tour, the first one I've done in over a decade.... With a first stop in Paris, unfortunately only 36 hours...

Today marks the announcement of our sixth major release of the IBM SmartCloud Notes service. The new release incorporates the following enhancements: • Support for IMAP clients (supported clients include: Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007, Mozilla Thunderbird 9.0.1, Apple Mail 4 and 5)...

Monday morning's USA Today features a good market overview of social business platforms. It highlights Newly Weds Foods, who use IBM Connections:[T]he chefs who develop recipes at Chicago-based Newly Weds Foods, a wholesale food supplier to restaurants and institutions, use a similar social-...

Book project update

August 9 2012

As I announced last month, I am writing a book on social business and the discipline of product management for IBM Press. I've let out an occasional tweet about the effort since then, but thought it might be useful to provide an overall update. The book is going to be about ten chapters long. The o...

First, in Japan, NEC has announced that it is adopting the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business service and making it available to customers worldwide.NEC Corp. is enhancing its lineup of cloud services for telecommunications carriers by adopting the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business service to help...

OK, this is just a teaser of things my team and I are working on around licensing and packaging of Notes/Domino products for implementation around the time of the new Notes/Domino Social Edition (8.5.4) release: Revised terms for IBM XWork Server. We are trying to simplify the restriction around...