Capturing and Sharing Knowledge with IBM’s Framework for Cognitive Engagement

How do you capture knowledge?  Knowledge is the thing that we bring to work every day which lets the organization do what it does.  Knowledge can be stored and can be retrieved and importantly can be passed on to those without it.  For any organization, the churn of staff - either due to them leaving … Continue reading Capturing and Sharing Knowledge with IBM’s Framework for Cognitive Engagement

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Improving Communications with IBM’s Platform for Cognitive Collaboration

We probably all feel that improving business communications is a good thing.  Employees feel more involved in their organisation, management get better feedback about what’s going on and customers can be better informed about what you do. Improving communications is a broad statement however and covers many areas of an organisation.  For example there is: … Continue reading Improving Communications with IBM’s Platform for Cognitive Collaboration

Secure File Sharing with IBM Connections – in the cloud or on premises

This is the first of eight articles on the core capabilities of IBM's cognitive collaboration platform which includes products such as IBM Connections and Watson Workspace. Sharing documents is a basic function of most organisations.  Someone creates something and needs to give it to someone else perhaps to work on further.  That other person might … Continue reading Secure File Sharing with IBM Connections – in the cloud or on premises

The era of Cognitive Collaboration has arrived

Much is said these days about machine learning and artificial intelligence. To date, at least in a business context, very little of the promise of these technologies has come to fruition - until now. The rise of chat applications - either desktop based or on mobile - has shown that the old metaphor of instant … Continue reading The era of Cognitive Collaboration has arrived

Eight Core Use Cases for Collaboration Solutions in the Cognitive Era

At the heart of any organisation's desire to improve what it does - either to save money, increase profits, obtain and retain new clients, recruit and keep top talent, is communication and collaboration. I believe successful organisations start by making their staff happier.  That's not necessarily down to money or free sodas in the kitchen. … Continue reading Eight Core Use Cases for Collaboration Solutions in the Cognitive Era

Digital Disruption and the role of Enterprise Collaboration Solutions

We are all surrounded by digital disruption.  The smartphone in your pocket most likely represents a total disruption of the cell phone market.  The movie streaming account you use on your tablet device has probably replaced your purchases of DVDs.  We are all familiar with the apps that let you call a taxi and pay … Continue reading Digital Disruption and the role of Enterprise Collaboration Solutions

Think Office 365 is the only product to integrate with PowerPoint?

You might have been seduced into the idea that the best place for your PowerPoint files is one of the many cloud-based storage systems that are available, including Office365. Did you know though, that for around $10 per month per user you can have a complete collaboration solution, which works as closely with Office applications … Continue reading Think Office 365 is the only product to integrate with PowerPoint?

IBM Connections as a Project Management Tool, Part 7 (Final)

If you have been following the series (link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6) of articles on using IBM Connections as a Project Management tool, youll be aware that we are working through the Association of Project Managements key components of Project Management. This time were up to our final … Continue reading IBM Connections as a Project Management Tool, Part 7 (Final)

IBM Connections as a Project Management Tool, Part 6

If you have been following the series (link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5) of articles on using IBM Connections as a Project Management tool, youll be aware that we are working through the Association of Project Managements key components of Project Management. This time were up to: Monitoring Progress Against Plan … Continue reading IBM Connections as a Project Management Tool, Part 6