Wednesday, February 20, 2013

IBM Connect 2013: Media Coverage Highlights

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Just like last year, I am now back home (after a 2 week vacation) and it's time to catch up with my feed reader and all the press coverage that was generated by #ibmconnect or IBM Connect 2013. It's interesting to compare the media coverage that was generated this year vs 2012. There's definitely a big focus on enterprise integration and c-level adoption.

So here's a couple of the highlights based on what I've found so far. I haven't included everything (I've skipped what seemed to be duplicates) but hopefully it helps you find things that you may have missed.

Cool Tweets

@markfidelman,: IBM clearly hitting all of the big #socbiz promises #ibmconnect


@alanlepo IBM SVP Mike Rhodin just gave one of the best "vision" talks I've heard at a conference. Not product, but big picture. #IBMConnect #LS13


@alexfidelman 90% of Fortune 500 companies use social and are seeing double digit increases in productivity. #ibmconnect


@BeverlyMacy  Mike Rhodin at #IBMConnect giving xclnt definition of the Socoal Enterprise #socbiz


‏@stelzner CEOs identified human capital as the #1 source of sustained competitive advantage - IBM Survey - #ibmconnect


@marciamarica The opportunity is wide open for "transformation." Mike Rhodin #ibmconnect


Written media/blogs

TechCrunch - IBM Makes a Play for the CMO and HR Pros

ZDNet - IBM execs discuss software acquisition plans, targeting C-level gaps

ZDNet - IBM suggests how social business can work for healthcare, retail, gov't

eWeek - Fluor Taps IBM Social Business to Link Global Workforce

eWeek - IBM announces new software, cloud services for social business

GigaOM - Balancing risk and social business innovation

IDG - IBM to beef up content management, analytics in Connections enterprise social product

InformationWeek - IBM tools point to bigger social trend

Internet Evolution - From Liking to Leading: Driving a 'purposeful' social business strategy

ComputerWeekly - What social enterprise did next

ComputerWeekly - IBM's three ages of data… leading to social

CMSWire: IBM Announces Connections 4.5, Employee Experience Suite

CIO Today: IBM Makes a Social Software Push for Marketing, HR

Enterprise Cloud Today - IBM Rolls Out Cloud-based services, software for Social Business

CIOL - IBM's new social business solutions to drive profit

Enterprise Irregulars - IBM Connect 2013 Highlights: Product Updates, Smarter Workforce and Smarter Commerce

UC Strategies - IBM Emphasizes New Directions at IBM Connect 2013

Enterprise Apps Today - IBM Forges Cloud Connections for Revamped Social Enterprise Slate

The FINANCIAL - IBM Delivers New Software and Cloud-based Service, Software for Social Business

V3.co.uk - IBM adds big data capabilities and Microsoft Office integration to Connections

Sydney Morning Herald - IBM blurs the work-life divide

ZDNet - Academics: There's a difference between social business and social media

ZDNet - Social business experts name 4 trends to watch in 2013

eWeek - IBM Sees Social Business as Untapped Big Blue Opportunity

BizBash - Twitter Contest Connects High-Profile Attendes at IBM Event

Turbo Todd - Fluor Corporation: Building buildings… and a better workforce

Bill Ives - Connecting the Enterprise: IBM Connect 2013 Notes: Opening Session

Bill Ives - Cases from 2005: Ed Brill on IBM, Collaboration, and More

CMSWire - Qumu Launches IBM Connections Social Video Solution for Collaborative Knowledge Sharing

eWeek - Polycom, Meetrix Partner for Cloud-Based Social Video Collaboration

Talkin' Cloud - New IBM Cloud Services to Bring Social Transformation

IT World Canada - IBM Tightens social software lineup

IT World Canada - IBM links CMS, analytics to Connections

Enterprise CIO Forum - How should CIO's engineer the new social enterprise?



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