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Speak with the UX/UI Designer of OpenTable’s Community at #CNX18

Join Perficient and other Trailblazers for three days of learning from those who are driving innovation in digital marketing, commerce, and service across all industries. Make sure to check out the session highlighting the Perficient-built customer community and speak to the designer who built it (and completed it in record time). You’ve heard how popular […]

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Top IBM Blogs for 2017

The year is winding down and we want to look back at the year that was, from advancements in cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) to the increased awareness around artificial intelligence. The following are the top 10 blogs our writers penned in the past year. Check them out: #1 – Think Pink: The […]

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Think Pink – The Future of IBM Connections

IBM Connect 2017 provided insights into the future of IBM Connections known as Connections Pink.  Jason Roy Gary, Director of Engineering and Distinguished Engineer and Baan Slavens, Senior Offering Manager provided insights as to what is to come in the future. The upcoming version of Connection will be a complete rewrite and not using any […]

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Driving Engagement with IBM Connections and Gamification

The webinar combines one of my favorite speakers, Luis Benitze, with a topic that has been core to me for some years now: business collaboration and specifically IBM Connections. Luis is teaming up with Badgeville, a business partner focused on gamification and driving additional user engagement. IBM has been focused how work is changing and […]

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IBM Connect 2016 Opening General Session

IBM Connect 2016 kicked off today (February 1st) with a two-part opening general session. The second part focused on new product capabilities, demos and product direction. The first demo was IBM Verse, mobility and Connections as an integrated and seamless experience. The interface has been streamlined to include some great productivity capabilities.  Some of the […]

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Perficient at IBM Connect 2016

Living in Chicago means that winter isn’t a surprise; it may come later than expected (this year) or arrive with such fury that it shuts down the city (many years) but it arrives. Although it hasn’t been as consistent as winter, preparing for IBM Connect is something that has been occurring for several decades and […]

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Calculating Value of IBM Connections

As a follow up to my recent post about Connections 5.5, I thought this report was a good companion piece, Forrester IBM Connections Total Economic Impact (TEI). One of the challenges our customers often face for internal projects is justification. A new e-commerce site can be measured and the ROI driven by hard dollar results. Similarly […]

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A holiday gift, Connections 5.5 on-premise

You may have missed the release of Connections 5.5 earlier this month. This week seems like a good time to contemplate projects that you will tackle in 2016. Connections 5.5 was released on December 18th and IBM did a nice job with two webinars, both available on demand, that cover both IBM Docs 2.0 as well as Connections 5.5. The […]

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IBM Leadership Alliance 2015 Kicks Off This Week

Today through Friday, I have the opportunity to attend the IBM Leadership Alliance in Boston. The Leadership Alliance will be focused on Mobile, Social, Analytics, Content and Forms as well as Cloud. I am excited to see what IBM is going with products such as Verse, Connections, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Content Manager and Forms Experience Builder. […]

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Further steps in the IBM Box partnership – Boxworks 2015

Several months ago I wrote here that IBM and Box had partnered and what it could mean for customers. At almost every customer I visit, the discussion turns to cloud file sharing, even if it wasn’t on the agenda. At one hospital chain earlier in the year, the team was presenting our recommendations, and the topic came up. […]

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IBM and Box announcement – unwrapping what it means

Last week IBM and Box announced a partnership that benefits a wide variety of customers. The IBM press release, found here, IBM and Box Press release detailed three areas that the companies will work together: IBM and Box will partner in three key areas: Transformation of Enterprise Work Content Management: Box will integrate IBM industry-leading enterprise content management including […]

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MIT’s Lincoln Lab Creates a Benchmark for Digital Experience

I had the pleasure of sitting through Vishal Chawla’s session Monday morning at IBM’s Digital Experience conference in Atlanta, where he talked about Lincoln Lab’s process of upgrading Portal and Connections. Vishal is the Senior Manager of Technology Innovation and Integration with Lincoln Lab and was the team lead for their upgrade project. Lincoln was […]

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Azure: Did You Know? Hybrid Connections as VPN Alternative

In real life cloud deployment scenarios one of the very common cases is when only part of the application resides in the cloud. Usually, it’s when there is a legacy system which can’t be migrated to the cloud and resides on premises, or it’s not optimal to deploy entire system to the cloud. After all, […]

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IBM ConnectED 2015: IBM’s Mobile Strategy and Social Way to Work

Dan Swango, Director, IBM Collaboration Solutions, and Baan Slavens, Sr Product Manager, IBM Connections presented a session at IBM ConnectED 2015 on IBM’s Mobile Strategy in the collaboration space, which includes IBM Verse, Connections, Sametime and Traveler applications. Baan presented some market statistics: “The average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day.” “25% […]

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IBM ConnectED 2015: Integrating Digital Experience and Connections

The Digital Experience has many components. IBM makes the case that they can create an empowering and relevant experience based on all the tools in the Digital Experience Suite. Commerce Integration Marketing Management Analytics Optimize Cloud Portal Personalized targeting Social and UCC Mobile Content Rich Media e.g. lots of products Example: Jyske Bank. They used […]

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IBM ConnectED 2015: What’s New in IBM Connections

IBM’s ConnectED 2015 conference is off to a great start with many great speakers and sessions lined up. Today I attended David Brooks’ session “What’s New in IBM Connections and IBM Connections Mobile.” What I find most impressive is how much effort and has gone into the user experience making the tools much richer, easier […]

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IBM Connected 2015: Collab in The Cloud, Strategy and Directions

At IBM Connected today, Rebecca Buissan and her team presented on where SmartCloud for Social is going. Jacob Anders, corporate systems manager for Verisure, Dave Durazzano and Alan Marshal of the technical team also presented. The cloud has come a long way: 2011: cloud was designated as one of 4 growth plays 2013: invested $2B 2014: […]

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IBM produces a preview video of Connections Next

Social and cloud technologies are connecting us to more people and information than we ever could have imagined. The challenge is to get the right information from the right sources in the right context at the right time. IBM’s cloud collaboration platform helps you collaborate with extended networks, focus on the relevant and filter out […]

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IBM is Enterprise Social Software Market Share Leader Again

IBM announced that it is once again the market share leader in Enterprise Social Software according to IDC.  This marks the fifth year in a row that IBM has maintained the market share leader position.  According to IBM, “Tens of millions of users today rely on IBM’s Social Business software…”, IBM Connections. IBM has spent a […]

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