Conference Notes

Inform 2015 in Melbourne – “My” Talk on IBM Connections in the Wild


It’s still impossible to be in two places physically at the same time, and that causes issues when conferences are scheduled during the same week on opposites sides of the globe. I had already agreed to be in Europe the week of June 8 for a number of engagements, when I heard that the IBM user group in Australia that I’ve spoken at previously a couple of times – then called AusLUG, now called Inform – was hold its Australian conference on June 11-12 in Melbourne. There was no way to attend and present, unfortunately.

Karen Hooper, one of the conference organisers had a clever idea: I write a presentation, and she gives it on my behalf. And while I still have to write the presentation, Karen is on the agenda on Friday morning to talk through some research that I did last year. Here’s the talk:

IBM Connections in the Wild: Current Status and Challenges
Organisations have been using IBM Connections for several years to create new ways of working and encourage a more social approach to business communication. Using data collected in a recent market survey by The Michael Sampson Company, Karen presents the key findings on the state and outlook for Connections today.

Karen will address what organisations are using IBM Connections for today, plans for upgrading to Connections 5, the use of add-on products to secure maximum value from IBM Connections, the level of satisfaction with the offering, and key challenges faced in introducing IBM Connections in organisations.

In addition to Karen’s talk, there are lots of other good sessions on the agenda. I’m disappointed to miss the conference, but … you can’t be in two places at once.

(And a big thanks to Karen for her willingness to make this happen.)

See Inform 2015 Agenda