|On this episode we interviewed IBM's Paul
Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about
the recent release of the IBM
2012 Tech Trends Report. During
the interview we talked about:
the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when
in actuality it's really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.
- Paul's role at IBM
- What exactly does the Tech Trends Report
- What surprised Paul in the report
- The growing skill gaps in technology
- What IBM Is doing to help shrink the
- Paul's advice for developers and IT
admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
- Social Business and Collaboration. Did
the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
- and much more...
|We talked to IBM User Experience Development
team members Amanda
Giles, and Mike
Stewart about what's going on
these days with the IBM Wikis. Topics included:
trivia: did you know that the short URL to the Lotus (aka ICS) wikis is
- History of the IBM wikis
- Types of content on the wikis (it's
not just random information spread across various pages)
- New features in the latest iteration
of the wiki template
- Improvements in navigation and search
- Dynamic content control
- And more...
Green, CEO of TemboSocial
tells us all about The
Hive. It's peer-to-peer social
recognition software that integrates with IBM Connections to help share
knowledge, stories, and corporate culture among employees. Topics we covered
mentioned in the podcast, there is a video
demo on YouTube and plenty
more information on the TemboSocial
website. For more information,
Chris Miller also has a video
interview with Steven Green
you can check out.
- The importance of awards, achievements,
and peer recognition
- How all this ties into corporate culture
- 400,000+ stories on The Hive site for
Bank since 2009
- How does this integrate with IBM
- Is it difficult to get management and/or
employees to use something like this?
- The way that stories become company
- Analytics and reporting
- The use of promotional banners to bring
employees back the site
This show runs 39:32.
|In this episode we talked about developing
applications for IBM's Connections social software platform. We were joined
by three very special guests:
covered during the show included:
- Overview of the options available to
developers (APIs, Widgets, Java)
- How widgets and apps are deployed within
- Integrating apps with the Connections
- Surfacing apps and widgets within Communities
- How IBM Connections Next will utilize
OpenSocial and ActivityStrea.ms
- How Kudos Badges was built and how it
integrates and is managed within Connections
- Why developers should use XPages to
- How you can work with iWidgets and XPages
- How to access the Connections REST API's
- Where you can find and download sample
- What other extensibility features might
be important for XPages developers
- and much more...
- Landing for all things ICS development related including Notes/Domino
"Next" and Connections "Next"
The show runs 41:53.
Be sure to listen
to our interview with IBM's Ed Brill and Trust Factory's Wueter Aukema
about the new partnership between their companies, news about Notes Social
Edition and Ed's forthcoming book.
|Today we talked with Alan
Lepofsky, analyst at Constellation
Research Group, about the current and future state of Activity Streams
in the enterprise. Our discussion included:
more on what Alan has to say on the subject, also check out his Making
Activity Streams More Manageable
blog post from last week, and find him on Twitter at @alanlepo.
- What's the difference between streams
of information like Facebook and Twitter, and what we'll see in business
in the coming months and years?
- Considerations about filters, and making
sure important information gets seen
- How does analytics play into all this?
- Is there truly "one stream to rule
them all", or does certain information need to be siloed?
- What about my inbox?!?
- Where will mobile devices fit into this
- Once this all gets going, what are some
of the advantages (obvious or not) with having a stream-friendly enterprise?
This show runs 41:14.
|In today's show we talk about all things
OpenSocial with Ryan
Baxter of IBM and Mikkel
Heisterberg of IntraVision.
We talk about:
here are some links to a few of the things we discussed in the podcast:
OpenSocial website, the
OpenSocial sandbox, and Ryan's
- What is OpenSocial? How did it
- How is IBM involved? How can I
- How is IBM leveraging OpenSocial?
- What is Apache Shindig and how is it
connected to OpenSocial?
- What are the advantages to building
OpenSocial gadgets over existing technologies? Will I be able to
- How do I get started building gadgets?
- What about the community? Is there
a community built around OpenSocial, should the ICS community become involved?
- How can we also leverage the OpenNTF
- Where else can I leverage OpenSocial
outside of embedded experiences?
- What other companies are involved in
- What does IBM need from the ICS community
when it comes to OpenSocial?
Lotusphere 2012 Social App Throwdown video.
This episode runs 43:12.
|We had the pleasure of interviewing IBM
Collaboration Solutions General Manager Alistair Rennie (Twitter),
where we talked about:
podcast runs 24:06 and is best listened to while eating one or more pretzel
- Lotusphere! Specifically, the evolution
of Lotus/IBM products we saw demonstrated there last week.
- What's driving improvements in the Notes/Domino
platform for 2012.
- Why is "social" so important
to businesses right now? What has changed in the past few years to make
- Are traditional desktop applications
going away, in favor of mobile and web initiatives?
- What kind of feedback and takeaways
did Alistair get from Lotusphere?
- And more...