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Second Blog Post on Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) – Martin in London

A few hours ago, Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK posted the second blog post I’ve seen on my new book, Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013). Here’s part of what Martin has to say:

400 pages of text on IBM Connections could easily become overwhelming but Michael has used a concept from his book Seamless Teamwork in which a fictional company (in this case Albreto) is used throughout the book to ground it in reality. Many of the screen shots come from an instance of Connections built around Albreto by Phase 2. In addition there are a number of detailed case studies. Michael also weaves in good practice about everything from running meetings to preparing documents.

This is a book about how to gain business advantage from Connections and not just a technical manual. In organisations that also use SharePoint it may well cause questions to be asked about whether the effort would be better spent on Connections than on SharePoint for many of the scenarios set out in this book. It could be argued that this book is one that IBM should have written but it would not have had the independence of thought that comes from an author who knows the product in great detail and so can see both the value and the implementation challenges.

The very broad scope, the authority and clarity of the writing and the way in which the book is structured and illustrated are all exemplary.

Thanks Martin – much appreciated.