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

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.


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

Connections Administration Toolkit

The Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT) eliminates the complexity of IBM Connections administration and content management.

It is an easy to install and easy to use web interface tool even from any mobile device. Mastering IBM Connections administration and content becomes a breeze with CAT, even for non-technical users.

Source: connections-apps.com

Connections Onboarding

Onboarding Wizard for IBM Connections

Getting started with a social software platform like IBM Connections is a challenge.
As long as you don’t follow anybody, you simply get to see an empty activity stream
and wonder what all the fuzz is about. Our new “XCC Onboarding-Wizard”simplifies
the onboarding process to IBM Connections. With this new capability it is possible to
set up different XCC widgets. This will increase acceptance for your social intranet.
New users get all the important information and instantly feel comfortable with their new work environment.

Source: Connections-Apps