Archive for January, 2012


IBM Japan uses Facebook to drive Product Interest! Check it out! #ibm #socbiz #ls12 #ibmsocialbiz

January 31, 2012

While in Orlando, for IBM’s huge Social Conference, I met with the IBM Japan team on their new use of Facebook/Twitter/Twicsy for driving interest in IBM XPages. 

The character is call IKEYAMA-Kun, who is the Chief Engineer for XPages in Japan.

A very shy guy who prefers to develop XPages applications to provide the Web 2.0 experience to customers. However, part of his mission is to reach out to developer colleagues in Japan to evangelize what XPages is and what benefits it can bring. Also, with limited XPages updates in Japanese, he acts as the information bridge

IKEYAMA-Kun facebook page acts as the entrance to reach developers not only with classic IBM background but also JAVA developers and introduce XPages. Once we reach / make them interested in XPages, our goal is to bring them to our XPages technical community on developerWorks where deeper discussions and information sharing are conducted. Eventually, we hope that, a lot of valuable XPages applications are developed by XPages community members, so Notes/Domino business will keep momentum.

In just a few weeks, IBM XPages Japan community has grown to over 280 people. A very interactive community indeed. Some developers, all new to XPages, have shared sample demo applications which they had built.

Check it out here!



Monday Coffee Break! Social Business in Government! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ibm

January 30, 2012

Our Monday Coffee Break …. a focus of Social Business in Government !

Surprisingly, Governments are a top adoptor about Social!  


Social Business Coffee Break! Barriers to #socbiz Adoption! #ibmsocialbiz #ibm

January 24, 2012

All!  Sorry I didn’t post this on Monday as usual but I took a quick vacation day while in Orlando!

I do think it is important to focus on the barriers of success — things like  Security, Adoption and  Cultural Fit are areas that all businesses need to be aware of and plan through their business.

Your thoughts?


Gamification and Social! #Bunchball #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ibm

January 19, 2012

As you know, I have been a huge gamification driver for a few years — starting the first demand generation and educational game in IBM WebSphere with Phaedra Boinodiris on the game Innov8!

Now the market is demanding gaming — the average age of a gamer is 35, and the recall of playing a game is 80% higher than any other communication methodology!  We appreciate Rajat Paharia and the great work here to bring more Gaming to the IBM Connections Social Platform! 

Check out the “Level UP” concept of gaming from BunchBall built on top of IBM Connections!

At IBM Connect 2012, the Social Business Conference, BunchBall uses a great concept of Level Up — you see below Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 — providing fun in learning about IBM Connections, and a competitive spirit to get to the next level!

Here you see some of the metrics you can leverage while your teams are playing games!


Social Business Coffee Break! Simple Social!

January 16, 2012

Welcome to Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012!  Today I wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page with a ‘quick” Simple Social view!


Social Business in ACTION with Adoption, Community Management Training, and Social Business Agenda workshops! #LS12 #IBMconnect #ibmpartners

January 15, 2012

At our Social Businesss conferences in Orlando, we introduced three core offerings to add value to our clients in 2012!

1.   Community Management Training on how to become an effective community manager, the fastest growing job in social business.    This job type is one of many new jobs that Social has introduced into the marketplace.  Today, very few certification or education exists in this area where the demand is outpacing the supply.

2.  Adoption Advocacy which includes help for companies on their adoption of social inside and outside their four walls.   This includes governance, metrics, engagement plans, and communications and education on social tools.  

3.  Social Business Agenda Workshops.  These workshops address the top questions that companies have today:  How do I become a social business.  The workshop’s output includes:  a cultural assessment, an adoption plan, engagement strategy and analytics heat maps. 

IBM is also announcing a partnership with The Dachis Group, the world’s leader in powering the design, development, management, and measurement of Social Business performance, to help organizations quickly drive adoption success through a social business adoption quickstart workshop. The workshop combines IBM services for the implementation of Social Business solutions for enterprises with additional services from The Dachis Group and focuses on the use of social business technology while fostering cultural skills and engagement.


Social Business! Culture matters MOST! #SMTlive #ls12 #ibmconnect #ibm

January 11, 2012

As promised from today’s webcast, here is a sample of the Culture Checklist!   Culture eats strategy for lunch!  So make sure you review your culture for its fit with the new social world!

Ways to change culture: 

  • Have a third party walk through the below checklist
  • Do a pilot to showcase value with a champion
  • Share other companies references and business outcome
  • ROI examples from McKinsey






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