Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Are You Ready To Be a Social Business? Prove it!

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In less than 24 hours, you will be able to download Lotus Connections 3.0 (which is really our 9th release since 2007).

If you've listened to the This Week in Lotus podcast, you'll know that part of my job is to figure out how social software can meet specific needs of various industries as part of our Collaboration Agenda strategy announced earlier this year at Lotusphere 2010.

So where am I going with this? You may recall that when I first talked about the announcement of 3.0, I asked the question: Are You Ready?

To that end, and to make sure that you are ready to be transformed into a Social Business, IBM has created the Collaboration Assessment Tool. The idea is that it'll ask you several questions on your company's existing collaboration practices, strategy and capabilities. Then it will compare your answers with those from companies that have shown best-in-class performance (i.e. top performers in your same industry).

The tool is available for free and not only does it help you assess your current collaboration practices, it will hep you define the business benefits of a social software platform to help you drive new revenue opportunities. The data is based on 3rd party research conducted by the Aberdeen Group.

To take the assessment, click here.

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