Monthly Archives: April 2012


April 2012

Monday’s Social Business Coffee Break! How #socbiz helps in Mergers and Acquisitions! #ibmsocialbiz

By |April 30th, 2012|

Social Businesses do better in mergers and acquisitions due to the stronger social collaboration that is available in onboarding new employees, elimination of redundancy in systems and people, combining of teams, activities to create a single culture and corporate objectives. Tell me what you think!!!

Social Business Best Practice B2B! Avnet Connectville! #socbiz #avnet #ascendant #ibmsocialbiz

By |April 26th, 2012|

I am always hunting for the best of the best practices out there on Social in the B2B world!    Avnet is a value added distributor and a Social Business.   Take a look at Avnetconnect!  AvnetConnect Ville, is a Smallville type of map where each icon (building) represents a specific community.  Most of the icons represent [...]

Social business and small / medium companies – example Bumbu Desa! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #indonesia

By |April 25th, 2012|

Savvy businesses know that creating an online presence can heighten awareness and ultimately bring in new business. What’s often ignored, however, is that small and medium businesses can leverage Social Business techniques to drive growth!   Social techniques are a great equalizer!  A great example is a cool restaurant in an interesting place! In Indonesia, Bumbu [...]

Social Business and Big Data! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12 #ibm #bigdata

By |April 24th, 2012|

I am getting a lot of questions about the relationship between Social and Big Data! Here's my view.  An effective social business can't exist without a strong set of analytics resources and know-how behind the scenes. A social business is about more than just collaboration; it's about applying social technologies to business processes in order [...]

Social Business Drive Success at Cemex! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #ls12

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Happy Monday!  I am a bit jet-lagged from my trip to Paris and Asia but jazzed to talk today about the value of Social Business at Cemex! Some best practices from Cemex who won the Harvard management 2.0 award were: •Social Network Analysis – mapping relationships to create a Social Graph •Shows who is collaborating [...]

Serious Gaming Examples for this Social Business Coffee Break! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #gaming #ls12

By |April 16th, 2012|

I am in Malaysia and was surprised by the number of Asian companies already using Gaming as a part of their Social Business Strategy! Social gaming adds competitiveness!   Take a listen!

Social Business Coffee Break ! Maximizing Intellectual Capital through Social! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

By |April 9th, 2012|

Happy Monday! Today's Social Business Coffee Break is on Maximizing Intellectual Capital (or your best practices!) through Social Tools!  Many companies have employees retiring, or employees change roles frequently and sharing those best practices will make a huge difference in the outcome of businesses. One company told me that they have a potential of 50% [...]

Don’t do “Jellyfish Social”!! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12 #gitomer

By |April 3rd, 2012|

My daughter's science project was on Jelly Fish this term.   (She is 13!). While helping her I learned some interesting facts about Jellies! Top 3 Factoids: 1.  Jellies have no brains 2.  They consume too much and then spray out ! 3.  Do not learn. As she completed the project, I thought about the implications [...]

Social Business Coffee Break! Transparency is key to Success! See it in TD Bank! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #tdbank

By |April 2nd, 2012|

Today's Social Business Coffee Break is on the value that Social brings to every business!  Transparency is essential in a successful Social Business! Transparent is defined as being:  Open and with a propensity to freely share skills, knowledge, and talent, and always learning. One who is transparent therefore believes that there should be no boundaries [...]