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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»
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»
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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.
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»
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What is IBM Connections?

IBM Connections™ is a leading unified collaboration and social networking solution that helps you filter out the noise to get work done. Connections empowers your teams and organization to engage with the right experts, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. All the collaboration tools you need to be productive are united under a single sign-on so you can reduce time spent switching between disparate tools and focus on the people and work that matters most. Experience a security-rich and business-compliant environment sanctioned by IT. Confidently share knowledge within your teams and your organization, and extend collaboration beyond traditional boundaries. Connections can enable you to improve decision-making, increase productivity, and accelerate time-to-market. Shift from being merely productive, to truly effective with Connections today.

IBM Connections can help you: Engage experts. People-centric platform enables you to easily locate the expertise you need, right now. Accelerate innovation. Illuminate and promote new ideas within a thriving social network of teams and communities. Empower teams. Get work done together and take action; anywhere—from any device. Deliver results. Leverage cognitive insights to prioritize results and arrive at better outcomes. Extend collaboration. Safely collaborate with customers and partners, bringing them into the conversation.

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IBM Connections customers

Yamato Financial Co. Ltd., University of Zurich, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Telus, Rabobank, Christian Brothers Services, Grupo Financiero Banorte, The Loft Group, Dow Water & Process Solutions, JGC Corporation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, solvito GmbH, Loft Group, Hamm-Reno Group GmbH, Geno SA

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