Monthly Archives: March 2012


March 2012

Social Business in the (Smart) Cloud! #cloud #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

By |March 29th, 2012|

  I have been doing a lot of work with mid size businesses lately wanted to become Social Businesses.   There is a great way to get started with a SmartCloud for Social Business!  Check it out! We (IBM) just launched a new, streamlined web site where anyone can learn more about IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. [...]

The New Frontier – Legal Implications of Social! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

By |March 27th, 2012|

On Saturday, I had a great opportunity to meet Alaine Dollan and gain insight from her session on The Legal Implications of Social! Some of the key points that I thought we all could learn from: Policy for Visitors to your site: Terms of Use Privacy Policy Disclaimer about links Intellectual Property Policy Policies to [...]

For a successful Social Business Project, you need both IT and Line of Business!

By |March 26th, 2012|

I get asked a lot about secrets of success for Social Business projects.  One big factor is a 'two in the box" with both the IT team and the line of business -- like marketing, HR, sales, and other business leaders. Let me know your thoughts for doing this in a successful way!

Social Business Coffee Break! Social Support Center! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

By |March 19th, 2012|

Our Social Business Coffee Break is on the Social Support Center! This continues our focus on adding social into business processes as a best practice!  Let me know your thoughts!

Timing is EVERYTHING in Social Engagement! #socbiz #sxsw #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #infographic

By |March 16th, 2012|

A Social Business engages its client constantly ... participating in the dialogue!  In order to do that, you have to leveraging the social tactics when your client is online!  I loved the below infographic (complements of Argyle Social) that shows many companies are off on their engagement timing!   Are you one of those?!  When are we [...]

Top 5 Impactful thoughts from #SXSW! #sxswibm #ls12 #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #transmedia

By |March 15th, 2012|

My theme here is about Social Content. Loved SXSW!  Make sure you go next year! 1.  "If  it doesn't spread, it's dead."    Designing from the beginning with the right goal is crucial and if you want your content to go viral, you need to design it with those goals in mind.  With that said, it [...]

SoLoMo hot at #sxsw! Check it out in Social Business Coffee Break! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #sxswibm

By |March 12th, 2012|

Happy Monday from SXSW!!!  I am learning so much here and creating new networks!  More blog information on this later! One hot trend here in Austin is SoLoMo!  Social Local Mobile!

You are your (Social) Network and other TOP 5 Thoughts From #SXSW Friday and Saturday! #socbiz

By |March 10th, 2012|

Live from SXSW!  I tried to collect some of the top thoughts that I believe will be value add for me from SXSW! 1.  "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time around.  You are your (Social) Network."  Social networking is fun, but also important.  Do you know the top [...]

I don’t want to be a Manager. 75%? Really? Can Social Help? #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #mobile #cloud

By |March 9th, 2012|

I was reading an article by Paul Kix where he looked at the research done by OfficeTeam, a California company that focuses on job placement. The research showed that 76% of employees had no interest in becoming a manager. The issue? The X generation wants to have a great job but also have time for [...]

Happy International Women’s Day! Become a Super Social Woman – Start Today in 5 Easy Steps! #ibmpartner #witi #catalyst #socbiz

By |March 8th, 2012|

 Happy International Women's day! To all .. yes, because whoever you are this day applies as you have a wife, mother, daughter or are a Super Women yourself! In celebration, I wanted to focus on Social Media and Women! First, A few observations: Large Numbers. There is a huge audience of women on social networks. [...]