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Angela Ashenden is Principal Analyst at MWD Advisors and leads the Collaboration practice, specialising in Social Collaboration. With 13 years’ experience as an industry analyst, Angela is a highly accomplished writer and public speaker, with expertise in many areas around Collaboration and Information Management. Angela regularly presents at conferences and seminars on Collaboration technology, markets and adoption best practice, as well as writing for journals and trade publications on various topics. Angela is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 32 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

New report: Social Collaboration: IBM

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In a new report published today Angela Ashenden takes a look at IBM’s social collaboration technology capabilities.

As the first of the large software vendors to enter the social collaboration software space back in 2007, IBM has seen considerable success in this area, with its Connections product becoming the fastest growing new technology ever within IBM. Today IBM’s social collaboration portfolio spans both on-premise and the cloud, through the addition of its IBM SmartCloud for Social Business cloud-based collaboration solution. This report outlines IBM’s capabilities in the area of social collaboration and provides an independent view on considerations for customers and prospects.

Key messages:

  • A rich and established social collaboration capability addressing a range of business scenarios
  • Part of the broader IBM Social Business Platform suite of technologies
  • A flexible technology supported by an extensive in-house consulting capability and a strong partner ecosystem
  • On-premise Connections remains a much larger business than its cloud-based equivalent

Report contents:

  • Summary
  • Company overview
  • IBM’s social collaboration offerings
  • Business use cases and market positioning
  • Key customer examples
  • Implementation and services
  • Integration and interoperability
  • Roadmap and business strategy
  • Considerations for customers and prospects

This report can be downloaded immediately by premium service subscribers, or can be purchased separately (see the report’s library page for more information).

You can find the report here in our library.

Published at DZone with permission of Angela Ashenden, author and DZone MVB.

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