What is the unique value of IBM’s Connections Engagement Center

Organizations today face increasing fragmentation in attention from employees who must wade through redundant and inconsistent content sources and whose lack of engagement with their management and coworkers can lead to high turnover, low morale and lost productivity.IBM Connections Engagement Center will offer a digital workplace hub that helps improve employee engagement by providing employees with easy access to content and resources such as corporate news, relevant content, links to important resources, files, and events, that is tailored to each individual’s role or location, and is integrated with and built on the social collaboration tools and content from IBM Connections. IBM Connections Engagement Center will also ensure that the right content can be easily written by the right people and offers a single content store, simplifying management and content discovery.

Deploying IBM Connections Engagement Center with IBM Connections allows organizations to:

  • Establish a single destination for personalized communication – both company-to-employee and peer-to-peer
  • Foster an informed employee base, drawing attention to important news, resources and applications
  • Promote more effective collaboration through integration with IBM Connections
  • Simplify and democratize content contribution, empowering any of their employees to easily create and maintain content

IBM clients will be able to purchase the IBM Connections Engagement Center capabilities directly from IBM and IBM Business Partners and easily add it on to existing IBM Connections deployments.

Source: IBM

Microservices mit Docker und Kubernetes

” Docker is the world’s leading software container platform. Developers use Docker to eliminate “works on my machine” problems when collaborating on code with co-workers. Operators use Docker to run and manage apps side-by-side in isolated containers to get better compute density. Enterprises use Docker to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence for both Linux and Windows Server apps. ”



Passend dazu bietet edcom den Kurs “Microservices mit Docker und Kubernetes” ab Mitte Juli 2017 in München an. Der 2-Tages-Kurs richtet sich an Administratoren, die sich mit dieser Technologie beschäftigen möchten, und liefert die Grundlagen und eine Einführung in Container und die Orchestrierung von Microservices auf Basis von Docker und dem Google-Tool Kubernetes.

XCC – the 6 core videos

TIMETOACT completed a series of 6 videos that enable customers and partners into setting up a Digital Workplace or Universal Intranet with IBM Connections and XCC.

  1. Implementation
  2. Customization
  3. Integration
  4. Information Architecture
  5. Forms, Workflow, Lists
  6. Get Started

Collaboration is the core of every organization. Collaboration should be at the core of every Intranet. That’s why the Digital Workplace Hub is built upon IBM Connections, the absolute market-leading enterprise social software platform, and XCC, the Web Content and Custom Apps Extension. The IBM Digital Workplace Hub is unique in applying a Single Point of Truth (SPoT) to its inner workings: it has just one user interface and one single content storage for both internal communications and enterprise collaboration. Any solution using more than one content storage foregoes the benefits of a SPoT.


edcom Nachlese Nr.13

Der Termin für die 13. edcom Nachlese steht fest: Am Dienstag und Mittwoch, den 28. und 29. März 2017, erfahren Sie wieder alles Wichtige von der IBM Connect.

Die IBM Connect findet 2017 erstmals in San Francisco statt. Dort vom 19. – 22. Februar sind die Consultants und IT Professionals von edcom / TIMETOACT GROUP mit dabei und bereiten dann wieder die Neuigkeiten im Umfeld der Themen Collaboration, Enterprise Social Networks und Cognitive Computing für Sie zeitnah auf.

In technischen und strategischen Sessions erfahren Sie Produktneuheiten und Roadmaps. Sie erhalten Produkt Live-Demos und kritische Präsentationen und Sie haben auch die Gelegenheit, sich mit dem Fachpublikum aus allen Branchen und Unternehmensgrößen, den Referenten, IBM-Spezialisten und Keynote Speakern auszutauschen, Lösungsvorschläge einzuholen und Fragen zu klären. Volker Weber und Ed Brill haben wieder fest zugesagt, Jason Gary von IBM kommt das erste Mal zur Nachlese.

Die Agenda ist jetzt online.

Als mobile app verfügbar unter http://m.ccty.de

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Universal Intranet

Most Intranets are like silos, using different platforms for Internal Communications, Enterprise Collaboration and Application Integration.

Intranets with more than ONE platform suffer from

  • Attention Fragmentation
  • Content Fragmentation
  • Content Overlap, Redundancy and Inconsistency
  • Government Challenges
  • Poor Usability

Learn more Part I, Part II, Part III

IBM Client Application Access (ICAA)

IBM® Client Application Access ermöglicht Benutzern den Zugriff auf ihre herkömmlichen Notes-Anwendungen in einem Browser (auf Systemen mit Microsoft Windows) oder über eine kleine eigenständige Anwendung (auf Systemen mit Mac OS).
IBM Client Application Access ist in IBM Notes Web und IBM Verse integriert und umgekehrt. Wenn beispielsweise ein IBM Notes-Web oder IBM Verse-Benutzer eine E-Mail mit einem Link zu einem Notes-Dokument erhält, wird das Dokument durch Klicken auf den Link in IBM Client Application Access geöffnet. Dieses Hilfedokument enthält Informationen zur Installation, Konfiguration und Nutzung von IBM Client Application Access.

Source: IBM Knowledge Center

IBM Traveler – Action Required by January 1, 2017


It is important to note that failure to meet all of the requirements listed below may result in your Verse for iOS, Verse for Android, IBM Notes Traveler Companion and IBM Notes Traveler To Do apps being unable to connect to your Traveler servers.

  • Mobile apps must connect only using HTTPS and not the unsecured HTTP protocol.
  • The server certificate must not be expired or invalid.
  • The server certificate common name (CN )or a name from the server certificate’s Subject Alternate Name (SAN) list must match the host name of the server with which the client is connecting. For example, if the mobile app is connecting totraveler.example.com, then the certificate must list traveler.example.com in the CN or SAN fields. A wild card certificate is allowed but the domain from the wild card must match the server’s domain.
  • The negotiated Transport Layer Security version must be TLS 1.2. Since devices running Android prior to version 4.1 do not support TLS 1.2, they can no longer be supported.
  • The server certificate must be trusted and either issued by a certificate authority (CA) whose root certificate is incorporated into the device operating system or is a trusted root CA that has been installed by the user or a system administrator on the device.
  • The negotiated TLS connections cipher suite must support forward secrecy and be one of the following:
  • The leaf server certificate must be signed with one of the following types of keys:
    Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) key with a length of at least 2048 bits
    Elliptic-Curve Cryptography (ECC/ECDSA) key with a size of at least 256 bits
  • The leaf certificate hashing algorithm must be Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA-2) with a digest length of at least 256 (SHA-256 or greater).

Source: IBM Support