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Microsoft
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Lync Server?

Disclaimer: the new version of Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015, has been released a few weeks ago. Licensing model is the same you had for Lync Server, with companies paying only Front End servers (i.e. the ones hosting user accounts and the core services for your infrastructure).  SfB contains some new features, including support for Back End availability based on AlwaysOn groups. I will write a dedicated post asap.      The costs related to Microsoft Lync are something that I have talked about more than once but this is the first time I try to summarize information in a single document. I will limit my reflections to on-premises organizations, because as I am writing, Lync Online has no serious support for Enterprise Voice (i.e. VOIP) and this...
Real User
VIP it and security at Imagining business machines llc
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

I really like the files and the wikis, since we use that heavily in my department. Throughout the company, obviously there are different advantages for the different departments. Our sales staff is using the Activities to attract various implementation projects starting from the earliest phases in the sales process and all the way through to the delivery/final... more»

What needs improvement?

Actually, I'm seeing all the previews for the IBM Connections version 6 product and I think a lot of the stuff that we would like is coming out in that version itself. One of our VP of sales has asked for the ability to sync nested folders by using the drag and drop option, and that's going to be in there. There are some of the Community design elements, the top... more»
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Real User
Senior Manager of Network at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Access to platform resources from all over the world * Blogs * Fast search of employees/groups/ communities/employees’ profiles * Each file entered into the system has a label with the time and the name of the person who uploaded the file *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The most noticeable improvement was in the communication between the R&D department and the service department, who until now had no communication tools, despite having an email. Employees from these departments work on different shifts,... more»

What needs improvement?

We suggested over 40 improvement of the system in 2014, but nothing has changed in the 4.5 version. After a few months of using the solution, we have prepared document with the biggest failures and features to improve in the system. We have... more»
Real User
Web Project Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to have all business owners own, author, and manage content and communications is very valuable. I can use Connections and eliminate use of other software/tools, and it greatly reduces my need for IT support for simple requests.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to our use of IBM Connections, any internal web info had to go through a help desk process. It was time consuming. And the business owner of that info had no control or say of how that info was displayed or organized.

What needs improvement?

I understand this is about IBM making money. But I want all the features/capabilities in the base package. For example, one thing I don’t have is the IBM Connections full-documentation solution. Or at least greatly reduce it.
Microsoft
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Jul 04 2016

What do you think of Lync Server?

Disclaimer - Time flies, and I received a message from IT Central Station to update my past reviews, including the one I wrote some months ago about Lync Server 2013. Honestly, it would have been easy to just update a few lines here and there and keeping the contents (that were still good) online. However, I have tried to use wisely the aforementioned period of time and my knowledge of Lync and of his potential is now deeper. So, I decided to throw away the previous review (including a good number of views it had) and to write a completely new post. What is Lync Server 2013 Lync is a Unified Communications (U.C.) product. It means that in a single product you have a native integration between many different communication tools (IM, conferencing,...
Microsoft
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Dec 11 2017

What do you think of Lync Server?

High availability is something that companies do not take for granted, they take it as given (especially when we talk about telephony). While Lync 2010 did a good work on this critical aspect there were still some weak points on the architecture when there was the need for a really continuous service. For example the mechanism behind the “backup registrar” implementation was really a limit and, for the Enterprise Front End deployments, the need for a clustered SQL server Back End was a restriction and did not match with the requirements related (also) to some kind of disaster recovery plan.   Front End Pairing and new rules on licensing Lync 2013 makes a step forward, building on what was valid in the previous logics and using whole new solutions were they are necessary. The...
TeamViewer
Real User
Analist / developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 30 2016

What is most valuable?

I very much like the stability and speed of TeamViewer. Teamviewer has never crashed, connects for 99.99% without delays in only a few seconds. When connected, it's like you work on the remote machine like you would locally, no delays, no sluggishness, just perfect. It has a lot of features (of which I only use about half). There are a lot of features which can... more»

What needs improvement?

This sounds really strange but, at the moment, we can't think of any improvements in the scope of this product for our company. It already has everything we need and it works like a dream. In the years I have used TeamViewer, everything that I missed was already added. So, over the last year, there was never a time that I wished for something more or different... more»
Real User
Enterprise Social Network Community Manager at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 09 2016

What is most valuable?

* File versioning * Variety of content and file types that a user can share (images, gif, documents, embedded videos, and so on) * Valuable search to find archived documents

How has it helped my organization?

The platform allows in a very easy way to create community and start collaborating. This value has been easily recognized by the users, above all for managing cross-department projects. Some departments had a latent need of communication... more»

What needs improvement?

The platform is too dispersive and rigid. It should improve in usability and user interface customization by the user (personalized menu, communities to keep close at hand, always available files, and so on). There are too many applications... more»
Real User
Connections administrator
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of Connections would be that it opens up communication silos that previously existed in the company. Instead of everybody working in this little box, it opens it up across the enterprise so that people have the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are, first and foremost, we get to find out exactly what other business units are doing in the company. You work for a company for a long time, but you don't know what everybody else does. You get to find out, "Oh, these are... more»

What needs improvement?

They seem to be implementing some of what we want in the upcoming versions, like an onboarding wizard. Having an easier way to integrate with other third-party tools would be really helpful. Right now, depending on the tool, it's easier or... more»
Real User
Project Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Activity: Because this app offers a lot of possibilities. Our users use this a lot for meetings and do their work in it and in the communities to inform people about themes and work. * File sharing: There is no need to mail documents, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We collaborate in a different, more effective way, with less mail and less physical meeting time. It supports the new way of working a lot. This solution makes it possible to work in a different way. In other words, working in a more social... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better UI and more user-friendly user interfaces. I would like to see them make the tool easier and more intuitive. We hear complaints from our users that Connections, and other IBM products, are not intuitive. The users... more»
Consultant
Social Business Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

IBM Connections Profiles are the heart and soul of IBM Connections. It changes the way knowledge is shared and found by allowing users to identify subject matter experts in their organizations, from there they can either look at the knowledge... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Important information, like policies, procedures, and corporate templates, has become easy to find and has reduced wasted time and user frustration. Distribution of business reports by sharing them in IBM Connections has not only yielded the... more»

What needs improvement?

Various plugins are available for Microsoft Windows desktops and this adds tremendously to the user experience. Mac users currently only have File Sync support and no plugins are available for Linux desktop users, leaving these users heavily... more»
Real User
IT Manager
May 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of use is really good. In addition, obviously, uptime - making sure it's online and working for when we need it. The interface is very good and, overall, it is a really pleasant experience.

How has it helped my organization?

We switched over from LogMeIn Rescue, which was okay but became very expensive. ConnectWise is our backup method. We don't use it as much as we do our RMM software and remote support, but it has definitely really helped in terms of speed and... more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting could definitely use improvement. With LogMeIn Rescue, I used to be able to, for instance, at the end of the month, pull off a report of every session. It was very simple, very easy, I could see the name that was typed in, the IP... more»
Real User
Engineer at Triple A SA
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

It is an excellent platform for teamwork. Its raison d'être is the collaboration between the members of a business network. It also enables work material from diverse devices. Here are some of the valuable features: * Ease of use with an... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tools have made a positive impact on our organization. Here are some examples: * Some meetings no longer need to occur at the different venues of our company. They can use Skype for Business instead. * Many teams have formed groups... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a little more native documentation in more frequently used languages, such as Spanish. There is very good documentation of the different modules and components, however, all are in English, and the product is widely... more»
TeamViewer
Real User
Web Administrator at a sports company with 51-200 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

It’s primary function of RDP is the product’s most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been a great way of allowing multiple users both registered and unregistered to use RDP, from both system management and use points of view - as well as using it to support remote users.

What needs improvement?

Clipboard management could be better. As could the drag-and-drop file upload/download function, the clipboard is shared for everyone. So it’s very possible to copy a block of text and when pasting you end up pasting a completely different... more»
Real User
Network administrator at Suez Canal Insurance
Jun 25 2017

What do you think of Office 365 Enterprise?

Office 365 is one of my most used applications. I love the way that I can leverage the Cloud capabilities of my Office applications to access from anywhere. I have access from my phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc., and it is always easy. Outlook is nice when I do not have access to laptop or phone (rare), and One Drive is my file collaboration solution. Although I like the functionality of One Drive, it can be frustrating if your IT team goes overboard on security. :) The single-sign-on we utilize at work keeps me signed in to all apps, and the applications load quickly and efficiently. Office 365 plus the 64-bit 2016 versions of the Office desktop applications is a great combination that I could not function without. I use Outlook, One Drive, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Yammer and...
Real User
Project Manager & Non-Profit Practice Lead with 51-200 employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I love this tool. I like the release planning feature and their notifications about upgrades; it makes me feel like an inside partner rather than just a customer. Some valuable features are * SharePoint * Yammer * Microsoft Planner * Office... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Yammer and SharePoint’s social collaboration features have transformed our work style and the way we collaborate with the clients. There’s less of emails tracking and more moving the conversations forward, with greater context in terms of... more»

What needs improvement?

Task management needs to improve. There still doesn’t seem to be a unified view of my tasks that follows me around from SharePoint to Groups to Yammer to Planner. Planner seems the best model in terms of functionality, but tracking my... more»
Real User
Social Business Advisor at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 05 2017

What is most valuable?

I think that the main tools, after file management, are Activities, Community and online documentation management with IBM DOC (embedded in the system). There are many other services such as Blog, Wiki, Forum, Survey, Chat and Conference,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

All files managed by my team are generated directly in Connections, initially as personal files but shared with each other. Ultimately, files are moved into the community for reference and so shared with all members of the team. All technical... more»

What needs improvement?

The improvement's are could be more flexibility to manage files and to have a sync file area more intuitive and which respects the characteristics of other similar solutions. That feature should be also only for personal files.
Real User
Chief Solutions Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
Jul 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Search functionality and notifications: The search functionality is very well developed and can be easily filtered. All search results take data security into consideration and users will only find data they actually have access to. This... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved collaboration between users. The ability to have a definitive location for data to collaborate around. The search and incidental discovery of content (not a function, but a main feature in my mind) are really key, as is the... more»

What needs improvement?

There is an issue with scaling the Solr Search add-on (see the scalability section).
Real User
Director at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Connections is a social business platform whose key value is the richness of the environment, all accessed in one place, including: * Email * Files * Communities * Forums * Instant messaging * Activity Stream * Blogs * Bookmarks * To-dos and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The directors of the company no longer use email for communication with each other. Instead, we use the Activity Stream and @mentions to collaborate and interact (plus old-school phone calls and face-to-face meetings).

What needs improvement?

I would recommend the following areas for improvement: * The UI can always be improved. The UI for Verse is fine but some of the rest of Connections still looks a bit dated. * Admin functions need to be enhanced so that community managers... more»
Real User
IBM QRadar Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The integration of all tools delivered by the platform itself is the most valuable feature of this product, in addition to its ability to integrate with already available default infrastructure tools within the company (like central... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Projects we run within the company are more structured thanks to IBM Connections, our employees have really started to work more openly and projects run within the company are more transparent.

What needs improvement?

The administration part of the product could be increased. There are, for instance, lots of statistics available for the platform, but you really have to harvest them, as they are available on so many different parts of the product. It lacks... more»
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I am a Technology Consultant, Blogger and Speaker. Having more then 11 Year of IT experience, more then 7 Years in Exchange and Lync Servers.
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Project Manager | Business Consultant | Learning & Development | Managing Partner
Roland Driesen is the founder of Silverside and Connecting Colours and works for both companies hands-on for approximately 120 different organisations throughout EMEA. With Silverside Roland has more than 18 years of experience in the Enterprise Collaboration market. He has worked as the... more>>
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Hi, I am working as Linux Admin with a MNC. My expertise are messaging with all platforms including Microsoft Exchange, Open Source Postfix, McAfee IronMail and IBM Lotus Domino. :)
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Corporate Generalist on IBM Lotus Software Products Christoph is a IT Consultant at Fritz & Macziol GmbH, an IBM Business Partner in Germany and lives in Bavaria. He has 14 years experience with the IBM Lotus portfolio (mainly IBM Domino, IBM Connections). He started the OpenNTF... more>>
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André Horak is an established speaker, consultant and thought leader on Social Business, Social Collaboration and Enterprise Social Networking. He is also an IBM Champion for Social Business - a program which recognises and rewards innovative thought leaders in the IBM community. André has... more>>
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Otto Foerg is a Lotus/IBM collaboration and messaging expert with more than 25 years of professional experience as an architect, administrator, consultant, developer and certified instructor. In 2000 he extended his professional experience to the web application platform IBM WebSphere... more>>
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I am an experienced consultant focusing with strengths in IBM Collaboration Solutions. I work for an IBM business partner which allows me to work for varying size customers in different industries. My work consists of 4th line support and on-site customer consulting engagements which includes... more>>

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