Monthly Archives: February 2012


February 2012

The Oscars, Baseball, Protein Folding, Football: What’s in Common? Social! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #ibmpartner

By |February 29th, 2012|

Wow!    Social has come a long way!   Many Universities are now using social to drive innovation!  Can  you believe that social is the tie that binds football, baseball, the Oscars, and Protein Folding? !  Read more! 1.  University of Washington.   The University of Washington Department of Computer Sciences was looking for new way to solve [...]

IBM SmartCloud for Government! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ls12 #cloud

By |February 28th, 2012|

All!  I am back from vacation -- went to Dominican Republic!  More on that later! Today, I will focus the Coffee Break on the SmartCloud for Government!

2 Social Ecosystems Will Emerge?! China and Rest of World #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

By |February 22nd, 2012|

I was awaiting Tom Smith's new Global Web Index and I found the results fascinating.   I'll blog for the next 3 days on surprising results from the survey! The first surprise to me, is the progression of China in Social.   In fact, Some interesting facts: China is up to 50% active users China social technology [...]

TD Bank and Social Business! Revolutionizing the World with 5 Lessons! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ibm

By |February 21st, 2012|

I traveled to Toronto Canada last week and met with Wendy Arnott, VP Social Media and Digital Communications at TD Bank. Wendy is so dynamic!  Her story at TD Bank equally dynamic!  She told me her story!    Wendy and TD Bank set out on their internal Social Business journey by focusing on /three key imperatives:  1.  aligning [...]

Social Business Coffee Break! Do you have a digital council?! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ibm

By |February 20th, 2012|

I think one of the best practices in becoming a Social Business is to form a digital council to guide social activities embedded throughout the organization.  Take a listen and tell me about what you do in this area!

The POWER of Social drives Good. Check out how teens are leveraging it! #socbiz #ls12

By |February 17th, 2012|

I love good stories and giving back to the community.  With Social, the world is a whole new place! This story came to me from one of the IBMers on my team.   His daughter  (KellyLogan)  and her friends launched a similar social campaign to the one used to connect and enlist the support of Justin Bieber [...]

Simple Social Facts! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #ls12

By |February 16th, 2012|

I was reviewing many studies tonight on Social progress and thought these factoids were thought provoking! 72% of businesses repot that they are deploying at least one social technology!  WOW! Social networking is now 22% of all time online, 1 of every 4.5 minutes Smartphone shipments will outcome PCs by 2012 Latin America, the Middle [...]

Social Business Lessons for Valentine’s Day!!! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ibm

By |February 14th, 2012|

Valentine's day is all about special relationships!  With 1 in 5 marriages beginning online, social helps in relationships -- both personal and professionally. Since social tools are relationship builders, while we celebrate Valentine's Day, I'd like to share best practices for connecting and building relationships! 1.   Listen.  Make sure you have social listening tools in [...]

Monday’s Social Business Coffee Break! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #ls12 #ibmconnect

By |February 13th, 2012|

I am very excited about today's coffee break as it showcases the reasons why companies become Social Businesses. IT is from IBM's Trend Report on Cloud, Social and Mobile.   Take a listen!

I love ICELAND and Nyherj! GREAT Social Usage! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ibm #ibmpartner

By |February 10th, 2012|

Team:  I just spend a day with our IBM Partner Nyherj and learned alot about Iceland and its Social Excellence!  The Nyherji team is an outstanding user of Social and value creator with clients in Iceland! Iceland rocks social!   For instance, did you know: The Iceland Constitution was reworked using Social Communities! 4 - month [...]