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IBM Connections review by Quispe J.
Quispe J.
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"IBM"

What do you like best?

User profiles - finding and connecting users, and showing where they fit in the organization

Communities - providing places for user groups and departments to collect and share information

Wikis - Makes it easy to edit and add information in various places

What do you dislike?

Overviews and structures - lacking numerous highlights including essential ones like email notice

Inquiry - frequently doesn't discover things clients are searching for

Establishment and upkeep - complex programming is difficult to introduce and keep up

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is appropriate for advisory group work and furthermore organizations that have numerous divisions yet additionally need to make straightforwardness.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM Connections is appropriate for bigger associations that require an inside long range informal communication device and will manage IBM and the intricacy of the product. It is less appropriate for smaller organizations and those who don't want to deal with the complexity, or IBM's awful customer service and prices.

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IBM Connections review by Jose A S.
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"your ideal tool for online collaboration and integrated web email.!!!"

What do you like best?

Because it is a social network for companies and helps you communicate, collaborate and create strong relationships with more users. You stay connected in the office or mobile device. IBM Connections have the following applications to help you on a daily basis; Homepage, Blogs, Bookmarks, Activities, Communities, Files, Forums, Metrics, Profiles and Wikis. If the user would like to share information he can create a network of useful contacts, or he can follow him to the people.

What do you dislike?

One of the main flaws that this application can have is the cost of the paid version. since for medium-sized companies it can often be inaccessible to have the budget that is required to acquire this great application for business use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Continue giving a good support to the application and lower the cost of the application in the vesion pays

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In medium or large companies communication at the moment of working in a group is very important and at the same time very difficult ... because it represents big problems. this application allows you to solve this with the different plugin that counts as: Activities, Notes, emails, file sharing among others; that allow you to handle the same information among those in charge of performing a corresponding job.

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IBM Connections review by Renee B.
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"Overall gets the job accomplished"

What do you like best?

The email capability, dependability of the calendar & planning functions, and it makes it super easy to share data and information with colleagues. The design of the product is also great and easy to use. Very user friendly. It tries to make everything relate able for everyone in order to improve the system of the technology.

What do you dislike?

It can take a while to learn.The screens are require some tutorials or just plain discovery learning and trial and error. It can also be tedious and take vital time out of important daily functions. The updates do not really do much to improve errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would give it a try and see how it can change your company day to day for the better. weight your pros and cons and go from there

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for work to be completed more closely together especially on projects and in day to day work situation. This is a major improvement compared to the past.

IBM Connections review by Cesar V.
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"Communication and collaboration service in the cloud"

What do you like best?

It is a cloud service designed for communication and collaboration in your work environment. Points in favor is a platform that generates a comprehensive work environment, where all involved participate, all have assigned tasks and all are part of the project, one of the most useful tools is the meeting room, we all converge whether we are there or not. the office that has benefited us the time of our journalistic work

What do you dislike?

It is a very useful but quite heavy tool for some of our computers, it is complex to use at its maximum expression, it is not an easy task to learn how to use it, however if you intend to achieve it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The dynamics of each department is different to be able to consolidate and debug important information becomes most of the time a challenge, with this software that consolidation is facilitated, it becomes your ally

IBM Connections review by Waringa W.
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"An easy and reliable open communication software"

What do you like best?

One thing that made us choose IBM connection is the ability to ensure good communication flow across all department. We also like the mobility features of the product such as is can be used in mobile phones even when staffs are out of the office. IBM connections has an easy to use interface making it easier every member to use it. Socially,we are able to form a forum where we are able to view our ideas on our welfare and giving back to the society. As an operation manager i highly really on it since it i can see the views of the employees in and out of the office and know how operations are being conducted.

What do you dislike?

I have not hard any issues with the software thought it took a lot of time when deploying it and the mobile app lacks high level of function-ability.Personally, I prefer not using the mobile app like now when am out the office.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a software that is very easy to use and one can customize it to fit in his daily activities.It is a great source of archival storage.Would highly recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software has mainly enhanced communication.Through efficient communication teamwork among staffs has also been realized. It is is also as an archival product to store information.

IBM Connections review by Esther O.
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"A good social and communication platform"

What do you like best?

IBM connection is one tool that enhances communication within the company. Through it the department are all interlinked in that information can be shared across all the department at first and efficient way. IBM connection has its mobility features in that it can be used by other people in the field using the mobile phone. This allows the company to keep in touch with the trade developers in the field.More to that it allows us to form social forum within the company where we can air our views and experiences in the field

What do you dislike?

It was hard for me to use it as a first timer.However, with little directions i was able to use it , am a pro in it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is one product that enhances communication within the company.At first it might be hard to use it but with little direction you will be good to go.I would highly recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Am out for vacation at the moment. When am at work i use it in communicating information across all the department. Through synchronization of the software and the calendar am also able to schedule meeting with clients. Am also able to keep in touch with the team in the field when am in the office through through mobile application.

IBM Connections review by Pansy W.
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"IBM Connections, great for communication"

What do you like best?

I like that you are able to create different communities to follow. This is good fo our organization because there is a lot of information that we share across departments and using the wiki to store that information was a bit clunky. This created an easier way to keep up with changes in infromation between departments.

What do you dislike?

Once I learned how to use it and became moe acclimated with it, I was no longer intimidated by it. The only thing that I don't like is that I can't color code emails from my contacts. Lol. I can do that in Lotus Notes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Definitely scheduling things on my calendar for meetings became easier, especially when I used Lotus Notes before for that which aftera while becamse very clunky and slow. Filtering my emails is also easier through IBM Connections as well.

IBM Connections review by Miguel P.
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"De los mejores softwares"

What do you like best?

Lo más interesante es que se puede utilizar en dispositivos móviles, lo que permite mantenerse en contacto con los miembros de la empresa que hemos añadido, además se pueden realizar actividades especialmente de tipo colaborativo, compartir nuestra experiencia, lugar relevante información sobre las actividades que realizamos, así como también puede ser una manera de mejorar la participación en un proyecto específico de la empresa y estar al día con todo lo relacionado con la organización con respecto a los miembros que comparten las actividades diarias como Wel l como otros que están en él. empresa, pero son de otras áreas de interés.

What do you dislike?

A pesar de ser un buen software de negocios sociales, algunos miembros de la empresa no lo reconocen como una herramienta útil, ya que prefieren trabajar con otro software o de una manera muy tradicional, creando ciertas barreras de comunicación, sin embargo otros usuarios de la empresa Han aceptado y visto mejores resultados relacionados con la coordinación de actividades y eficiencias en sus respectivas áreas de trabajo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Muy buena calidad en servicios así como diversas herramientas donde se pueden gestionar actividades así como compartir información como foros, wiki o blogs, que le permite adaptarse a diferentes usuarios, a través de una interfaz segura y amigable con el usuario, lo que permite una rápida adaptación del mismo en el manejo del producto.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mejora de la forma efectiva la comunicación entre el personal y el laboratorio en la empresa en diversas áreas, que pueden compartir información relevante como soporte y otros usuarios que requieren ayuda o comparten su experiencia, para la búsqueda de soluciones a los problemas de la empresa, así como la optimización de los procesos internos

IBM Connections review by Ramon M.
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"It is a great strategy in relation to social business, which allows to strengthen the relationships "

What do you like best?

The most interesting thing is that it can be used in mobile devices, which allows keeping in touch with the members of the company that we have added, in addition you can carry out activities especially of collaborative type, share our experience, place relevant information about the activities that we perform as well as it can also be a way to improve the participation in a specific project of the company and be up to date with everything related to the organization with respect to the members who share the daily activities as well as others who are in it. company but they are from other areas of interest.

What do you dislike?

Despite being a good Social Bussiness software, some members of the company do not recognize it as a useful tool, since they prefer to work with other software or in a very traditional way, creating certain communication barriers, however other users of the company They have accepted and seen better results related to the coordination of activities and efficiencies in their respective work areas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good quality in services as well as various tools where you can manage activities as well as share information such as forums, wiki or blogs, which allows you to adapt to different users, through a secure and friendly interface with the user, which allows a quick adaptation of the same in the handling of the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improvement of the effective form The communication between the personnel and the laboratory in the company in diverse areas, which can share relevant information as support and other users that require help or share their experience, for the search of solutions to the problems of the Company as well as the optimization of internal processes.

IBM Connections review by Billy J.
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"Tool that facilitates business interactions"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections was designed to help companies make the most of their human resource potential. Using this platform, you can contact everybody inside the company, and access every file you may be interested in. Its blogs, activities, and communities are where business information and most of the issues are discussed, with the software being in charge of the security and protection properties. As a result, the company saves an incredible amount of time, and there is no risk that valuable information will leak out of the company's hands.I like it because if you have any doubts, you can post it in the community and you can get the expert answers from people who have come across those same issues.In searching In addition to simple searching ,widget called Bookmarks can dynamically refine search results with the user identifying users or other tags of interest to them.

What do you dislike?

The only thing i dislike is the the UI of the activities component really needs a redesign. Currently this component was there already from the beginning of IBM Connections and never got a UI .Functionality wise the UI is working as per the expectation but there are too many words instead of graphical content.It would be better if we have that .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it so that it makes the life of the people in a company easier in a lot of ways .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our company it serves as a portal for user's social collaboration.There is a widget called profiles which provides an online directory of people within our organization.there is another widget called bookmarks which is a social bookmarking service which allows people to bookmark web-content, tag it, and share it.

IBM Connections review by Pritam S.
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"A Great useful Social Platform By IBM for Corporate "

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and it is having lot of feature.It mainly used for communicating with yours colleagues and sharing files with them.you can create different communities and can connect with different communities and forums which will help to enhance your knowledge.Here you can create you own blogs and you can read all company blogs that is very helpful to get some knowledge.You can set up meeting as well easily using Connection.wikis help you to publish and edit the file content.You can share the file with the tags to specific people..Activities feature we can use as the task management tool if lot of people are working in some specific task.You can creating different Survey forms as well for collection opinions.Over ally in one place you can get lot of useful things .

What do you dislike?

Feature wise it's very good and having lot of feature, I feel like the user interface need some improvement which can help to make it more user friendly .The Mobile app also need some improvement to make it more easy to use. Customer support response time is bit high as well thy can improve that as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will definitely recommend IBM Connection for those organisation who needs a platform for there social communication in there Organization with lot of advance feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

in our company we use IBM connection for setup meeting and communication with colleague.Different communities and blogs keeps us updated.some of demo file and presentation we use to keep in connection page.

IBM Connections review by Bettyanne M.
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"User friendly"

What do you like best?

The ease of use. I really like being able to see everything I need to see all in one place.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there is so much on the homepage that I cannot locate certain things but other than organization, I like everything else.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company has a lot of info and certain things that need to get across to a large sum of your employees I would definitely recommend this product. It has so much information that it is really beneficial.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just all info added to connections. It is all available at the drop of a hat. You can search for anything you are looking for. I can access my HR forms, Links to events, IBM portal and more.

IBM Connections review by Miguel M.
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"IBM Connections es una herramienta muy pero que muy útil"

What do you like best?

Me gusta que las conexiones de IBM permitan la integración de correo electrónico, colaboración y edición de documentos. la solución combina servicios de correo electrónico, mensajería instantánea, edición de documentos en línea, conferencia web, uso compartido de archivos y redes sociales en un paquete de implementación simplificado.

Dicha herramienta de comunicación altamente segura para la interconexión de organizaciones con clientes, socios, participantes, etc. cuenta con herramientas avanzadas que combinan información de correo electrónico y otros medios.

Tiene un excelente panel de control de funciones, intercambio de archivos, comunidades, edición de documentos en línea y mensajería junto con correo electrónico y calendario para web, PC y móvil.

What do you dislike?

Es una excelente herramienta para las comunicaciones, pero creo que deberían promover un plan de adivinación de las cualidades de IBM para que cada día más organizaciones puedan usarlo, y de esta manera permitir que este sea el único medio de comunicación con todas las organizaciones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo a la organización que organice su equipo de confianza, establezca el perfil estratégico, los objetivos, los objetivos a corto, mediano y largo plazo y determine las acciones, revise las herramientas de IBM para definir finalmente su utilidad en el crecimiento de la organización.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Actualmente, no hay ningún problema comercial con IBM. En la organización, las herramientas de IBM han proporcionado muchos beneficios, tales como; archivando la consolidación de la información del proceso de financiación de proyectos productivos, el análisis de datos para la toma de decisiones, evitando la duplicación de información, salvaguardando la información confidencial y mejorando los tiempos de respuesta entre las autoridades centrales y regionales.

IBM Connections review by Cristian A.
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"Shared files as if they were in your own computer"

What do you like best?

It doesn't add any new interface to your computer, if you have basic knowledge around navigating through files it's enough, not adding any extra layer also means that it doesn't add any extra work so it's efficient enough to not become a problem.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps too simplistic, but it really isn't something to complain about because its core is the simplicity. Sometimes the searchs are a bit slow, it could be improved, also the web interface (which you don't have to use) could be more modern and not look like an old website.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have any thought about sharing files for a group of people and they aren't all IT members this is the most easy to use program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a group of analysts, programmers and IT members with a changing environment and the best way to share those changes, to share any file or idea (or a new tutorial or metodology) is through this program, some are not

IBM Connections review by Samantha W.
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"Just okay. "

What do you like best?

I like the community function and the collaboration it fosters, I also like the ability to share files with only specific people.

What do you dislike?

I wish that the instant messaging feature was a bit more prominent. I would use it more if it were in a place that was more easily accessible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is what you make it. The way that your company implements Connections will determine its success.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because of the way our corporate network is set up we don't have any kind of shared drive that we can use to share files among people in the office. With Connections we are able to share completed reports and working documents either in a community or in the files app. It has reduced paper waste and increased the speed and flow of information in our office and in our district, and ultimately has saved us time and money.

IBM Connections review by Kristina K.
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"This is an excellent information consolidation tool, which is ideal for growing organizations."

What do you like best?

Easy to use, a lot of the functionality that you can not miss in today's environment, a sound architecture.

What do you dislike?

I least like IBM;

I believe that the image of interfaces can be improved, given the grass of light colors.

You can add report models for analyzing results and control indicators by type of project.

This is a program that I personally like very much, and therefore there are several negative comments.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I propose to plan and invest in adoption in order to attract users in the right direction

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using a mobile application for Ibm connections over the last 8 months. this is a very good app. easily connects to the organization. This is a very good app. Synchronization with the organization. this application is for the organization. this application has one important function, which in one application allows you to configure different accounts for different organizations. The Ibm connection is also available for cloud computing.

IBM Connections review by Robert A.
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"LinkedIn vs. IBM Connections"

What do you like best?

As a recruiter for intelligence and security related fields, I often have to find appropriate candidates for high-end positions in cyber and other analyses related positions. Generally, I use LinkedIn to do this, but when i need a specific niche roll in cyber, IBM Connections can sometimes help find the right placement.

What do you dislike?

At first, I didn't like using it compared to LinkedIn, but I had positive results a few times and decided to write a positive review.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to find specialized contractors who specialize in development environments and containerized cybersecurity virtualization operations.

IBM Connections review by Exson M.
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"IBM tool for assertive communication in smart organizations"

What do you like best?

I like that IBM connections allows the integration of email, collaboration and document editing. the solution combines email, instant messaging, online document editing, web conferencing, file sharing and social networking services in a simplified deployment package.

said highly secure communication tool for the interconnection of organizations with clients, partners, participants, etc. it has advanced tools that combine email information and other media.

It has an excellent control panel of functions, file sharing, communities, editing of documents online and messaging together with email and calendar for web, pc and mobile.

What do you dislike?

it is an excellent tool for communications, but i believe that they should promote a plan of divining the qualities of IBM so that each day more organizations can use it, and in this way allow that this is the only means of communication with all organizations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend the organization to organize its trusted team, establish the strategic profile, objetives, short, medium and long term goals and determine the actions, the review the IBM tools to finally define their usefulness in the growth of the organization

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, there is no commercial problem with IBM. In the organization there have been many benefits provided by IBM tools, such as; archieving the consolidation of the information of the financing process of productive projects, the analysis of data for decision making, avoiding duplication of information, safeguarding confidential information and improve response times between central and regional authorities.

IBM Connections review by Alfredo B.
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"The best way to communicate with the IBM Connections company?"

What do you like best?

Because it can be used as a social network for companies and helps you communicate, collaborate and create strong relationships with more users. It also allows you to be able to create different communities, also allows you to stay connected in the office or mobile device. On the other hand has the following applications that allows you a daily help: Communities, Blogs, Profiles Bookmarks, Home, Activities, Forums, Files, Metrics and Wikis. It also allows the user if he or she wants to share information, can create a useful network of contacts or can follow it to people.

What do you dislike?

Its main flaws that it has is having this application is the cost of the paid version. since for medium-sized companies it can often be inaccessible to have the necessary budget to acquire this great application for commercial use.

Recommendations for others considering the product. On the other hand I do not like it is that I can not color code the emails of my contacts taking into account that other software competence of the if they do it example: Lotus Notes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Se recomienda seguir dando un buen soporte a la aplicación y que se pueda reducir el costo de la aplicación en la vesion paga.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software solves the big problem of communication between departments of medium or large companies because when working in a different group or department for a project is very important and at the same time very difficult ... to be communicated because it represents big problems . mentioned application allows you to solve this with the different complements that count as: emails, Activities, exchange of files among others, Notes; that allow managing the same information to the entire working group among those in charge of each of the departments.

IBM Connections review by naomi l.
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"Together connected"

What do you like best?

The connection is great IBM is all that it expected in a company. I feel highly connected to this company I feel they can feel everything that I have a need for. Thank you IBM for being so transparent. I love the feature of instant messaging. The ability to share files in the cloud has helped my company more productive in more ways than one. The software is great for file sharing I think because you have a certain amount of power to be able to pull anyone file from the cloud as long as you know the document name. In my opinion that is a lot of power to be able to communicate in such a way to be in different avenues at one time. Technology has grown so much these days it takes a novice to keep up with all the new technology coming out.

What do you dislike?

I dislike nothing about this company they have been so useful to me all these years where would I be without them

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend IBM Connections it is everything you will need in software for your company from email, to scheduling meetings to group chat.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They help me by offering the best technology to get the job done for my company. IBM connections cloud based software helps me to incorporate email into one central location. As well as to schedule on line meetings as needed.

IBM Connections review by Amit B.
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"IBM Connection Corporate social Platform"

What do you like best?

Mainly IBM connection works as a social networking platform over the corporation.It is very easy to use and it is having lot of feature.It helps to communicate with the co-workers and sharing the files with them,Along with that we can use it to set up meeting also by some easy steps. Here you can create communities and can connect with different communities and forums which helps a lot to be updated.Here you can create you own blogs and you can read all company blogs that is very helpful to get some knowledge.Using wikis you can publish and edit the file content.You can share the file with the tags also and you can share to some specific people also.Activities feature we can use as the task management tool if lot of people are working in some specific task.It is having a larger user community also and good customer support from IBM side always.

What do you dislike?

It is having lot of feature but little more improvement i feel it need like They can make the user interface more attractive and user friendly.One more thing in Search option they can add some feature like auto suggestion and auto correct.They can reduce the loading time also if they can.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are searching for tool for social communication in you corporation with lot of advance feature then you can go with IBM connection.It is price efficient also.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For our client we use IBM connection for having internal cooperation.Using this, several units who work on different things able to work efficiently with all the dependencies.Lots of communities and blogs keeps us updated

IBM Connections review by Sneha A.
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"Mainframe Application Use for Supply Chain Management. "

What do you like best?

I like the ease of access to get it to open. Its easy to get to because it opens right through internet explorer. Its easy to have a shortcut set directly to it.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how old and outdated the program is. I also don't like how the characters have to be typed out in the appropriate locations for it to work. Its tough to work with sometimes and much more long winded and tedious.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would stay away from Mainframe MMS application as much as possible. Its not the best thing to use in 2018.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it to fulfill end user's request for purchases. I use it to create PO's from requisitions and then print any reqs directly off of the application.

IBM Connections review by Alejandro M.
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"Go Cloud with IBM Connections"

What do you like best?

It is a powerful suite you can trust to migrate mostly every service on premise to the cloud; giving every end user mobility, security and much more. If you already have IBM services on premise like Email (IBM Notes) then it is possible to integrate it with cloud services and that was a NICE TO HAVE feature

What do you dislike?

Some configurations or set ups could be tricky and the boundaries between the suites can be a bit confusing. Some features we asked for where still on beta testing program so hopefully they´ll come out soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your homework before migrating or implementing. You will find IBM Connection has it all but not all suites are the same, so, you need to be sure what you are purchasing. Ask for a trail before going forward.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anyone, anytime, anywhere. We, as the IT responsible department, sponsored the adoption of this wonderful tool to give our end users a whole new experience in terms of availability of data regardless the device or the location being accessed from.

IBM Connections review by Bill E.
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"Using IBM Connections to Collaborate with Team Members"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections has several plugins available that allow any user to interface with IBM Connections in a way that suits them. With plugins for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer, using the product couldn't be easier

What do you dislike?

There is really not much that I dislike about IBM Connections. Sometimes It can be tricky to find a document that a team member created if they store it in a folder outside of what you would expect. Doing searches for tags can help find the document, but that only seem to work in certain interfaces such as IE. Searching for tags in the Windows OS plugin doesn't work - or at least in our deployment anyway.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having all documentation in one common location is key. This ensures that the most recent copy of any document is always accessible, and easy to update for all to benefit from. Technical documentation such as instructions & how-to's are constantly updated. IBM Connections makes the dissemination of this updated information very easy.

IBM Connections review by chris d.
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"Ibm"

What do you like best?

it is easy to send emails and find people when sending emails to my colleagues at work and in other places when I need to tell them something important for work related things. I like the overall quality of the services it provides to me as it makes for an outstanding service to use all the time in my experiences that is. Ibm is good to work with.

What do you dislike?

nothing it is easy and I get a lot done at work with it and does not take a lot of time to get to learn all of the gadgets that it comes with in the whole system it has.

Recommendations to others considering the product

very east to use! You need to try this out very helpful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scheduling conflicts and meetings and getting work materials in order for the come weeks or months throughout the year.

IBM Connections review by Bobby W.
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"How to make your company Social"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections allows people in your company to stand out and showcase their hidden talents by sharing what they know instead of everyone living in a silo.

What do you dislike?

the only thing that I dislike is the struggle it takes to perform an upgrade on the software. if it were more like an upgrade of say Office, run an installer and bam.. your done... but instead it requires you to back up files, install the updates, restore the files you just backed up, lots of tweaking afterwards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

when doing a head to head comparison between Sharepoint and Connections, IBM Connections allowed our users to get rolling in a much faster time than with sharepoint.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the business problems that we are solving is that we are able to find Subject Matter Experts quickly when it comes to certain projects. by searching the profiles we can find that hidden gem of knowledge so that we won't get stuck re-inventing the wheel when someone has already done it for us.

IBM Connections review by JOSE ALBERTO V.
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"Interaction and communication from the cloud"

What do you like best?

It is a system in the cloud that allows you to work collaboratively with the different areas of your company. It is a complete communication tool, you can share files and even organize meetings, chat is one of its best achieved aspects

What do you dislike?

Just as dropbox has a very low file upload limit of 2GB, user support in technical support leaves much to be desired, the security it provides is basic, it does not have 2FA verification.

Recommendations to others considering the product

hey must work to improve each component of the platform and give security to users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great integration and communication attempt that gives you the opportunity to visualize where the company should go in terms of work dynamics

IBM Connections review by connie j.
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"IBM Connections "

What do you like best?

Using this platform, you can contact everyone inside the company, and access every file you need. It features different activities, blogs, and communities are where business information and most issues are discussed. I like it because if you have any doubts, you can post it inside the community forums and you can get expert answers from people who have come across the same issues.

What do you dislike?

What i dislike about IBM Connections is the UI of the activities component. I believe that it really needs a redesign. Functionality wise the UI is working as per the expectation but there are too many words instead of graphical content.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our company it serves as a portal for user's social collaboration.There is a widget called profiles which provides an online directory of people within our organization.There is also a social bookmarking service which allows people to bookmark web-content, tag it, and share it.

IBM Connections review by TINCY G.
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"IBM Connections - Helps you connect better"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is a wonderful collaborative tool which facilitates business interactions.

The social connect it aims at creating is a must mention. It helps me contact everybody inside the company, to access files of my interest. It keeps me updated with its blogs, activities, communities. It is also integrated behind the firewall which adds on to its security. it also helps you save money by keeping all important data in an easily accessible place.

What do you dislike?

Its strength outweighs its weakness. I cannot think of anything which would make me dislike it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please go ahead and use it. It will help you to be updated with the daily happenings of your company. It provides you a forum to put forth your ideas and helps you receive feedbacks and suggestions. It also provides an option for emails. It helps you edit your profile which is very useful. It will help you connect better. It provides a lot of materials/ files of your interest.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a team working in agile. Hence it is very important for us to interact with the team and all the stakeholders. It is always essential to be updated with the activities happening in the company. IBM Connections offers you various options. It helps you update your profile, access files of your areas of interest, provides you an open forum for discussion, helps you send/receive emails and also provides polls. It is also a cost effective solution.

IBM Connections review by User in Automotive
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"IBM "

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is a collaborative tool that facilitates business interactions. Its basic operation is social networking both inside and outside the company.

What do you dislike?

i dont think i have much to dislike about IBM

Recommendations to others considering the product

At the same time, the software will help you reevaluate your resources, and orientate decisions towards precisely outlined results. Unlike expensive comparisons and costly failures to deliver information, IBM Connections will save your money by keeping all important data in an easily accessible location. Needless to say, the tool offers invaluable organizational and analytic features, and integrates seamlessly in whatever software architecture you’ve already installed (both IBM and third-party products).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM Connections was deliberately designed to help companies make the most of their human potential. Using this platform, you can contact everybody inside the company, and access every file you may be interested in. Its blogs, activities, and communities are where business information is most often discussed, with the software being in charge of the security and protection properties. As a result, the company saves an incredible amount of time, and there is no risk that valuable information will slide through the cracks.

IBM Connections review by Dolia G.
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"IBM Connections - Best Tecnology."

What do you like best?

What I like most about this is that it offers diversities of technological objects that help me in my work day by day, the majority of computers that my company owns are from the IBM company, and it is because I totally like the features that they offer me.

What do you dislike?

I can't say that there is a characteristic that I do not like, in a certain property, I like everything that this company offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend it for the quality of technology they have, very good for the time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has helped me a lot to be able to have technology within my company, such as Computers and Printers.

IBM Connections review by Chethan M.
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"IBM Connections Review"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is a good Knowledge Sharing Platform.The Connections platform allows to create initiative specific groups or like minded groups and start knowledge sharing within the group. Like minded professionals can search for the available groups on various domains and join the groups. IBM connections is a good Professional networking platform. On IBM Connections, one can upload documents, share documents, comment on the questions or discussions, create profiles, Like specific comments or dicussions, can create simple Voting based dicussions to gather interests and get the questions answered.

What do you dislike?

The UI is not very appealing, The search is also not upto to the mark. In a huge organization, if there is not good search then it is difficult to find or retrieve the information.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend IBM Connections if the company is also using other IBM products like IBM Notes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM connections improves Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration within employees, Creating Communities of Practices (CoPs), upload and share of documents

IBM Connections review by Victor P.
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"Portal Connections"

What do you like best?

The ability for us to be able to integrate a variety of outside tools and internal tools to give our users all of the resources they need

What do you dislike?

They can do a better job the look and feel of IBM connections. Also sometimes it is somewhat slow to use and certain things work better in different browsers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure your IBM Connections administrator goes to the conferences and gets training in it. The product is very broad and needs a lot of learning to get it to work 100%.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for employee and outside vendors to book rooms in hotels when we have events, our HR team uses it to host employee information and an employee directory. Different departments use it in different ways.

IBM Connections review by samuel k.
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"I love IBM Connections, it enhances productivity."

What do you like best?

Before moving to the coffee cupping department I used to take part in some admin activities. IBM C connection allowed me in instant messaging to the different people in different departments. It also allowed me to share and edit all type of document. Through engagement with IBM engagement connection suite productivity was also improved productivity in the company.

What do you dislike?

I specifically didn't have any dislike for the software. I loved everything about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is product that enhance productivity .I would highly reccomend the sofware and ask them to subscibe for IBM engagement connection suite.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to use it in sharing and editing files .It also enhanced communication through instant messaging.

IBM Connections review by Sushant D.
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"Connect wit colleagues"

What do you like best?

It comes with out of box features, increasing the capability of the tool, and making it user friendly.

The same time chat, and the instant meeting is also very useful and out of box available. It even has a Web UI interface and auto sync feature, which helps us stay connected to everyone, and allows file sharing either on mail or chat.

It allows user to customization the tool as per their need making it easy to use.

Also once you are out of memory, it won't stop the incoming of messages, until it provides a notification for the same, for memory full. And even though you don't immediately clean up the space, it will allow user to receive messages.

It also auto suggests the names of group or recipients to while sending a mail.

What do you dislike?

The connections should be a bit more integrated into daily office life.

It does not allow user to send a chat message when a user goes offline.

Also sometimes if a user is on DND service, still they recieve same time messages.

Some times the sync with the mailbox, consumes a lot of time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For keeping a track of the communications with the colleagues, we can go for IBM Connections, as we need not purchase any other tool for chat meeting and various other needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using IBM connection to stay connected to our colleagues, via chat or mail, and keeping a track of all the communications and meetings over it.

IBM Connections review by Alisha S.
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"TIMESAVER & GREAT PLATFORM FOR KEEPING IN TOUCH"

What do you like best?

Out of the many PROS of IBM Connections, one thing I like the best is the ability to get in touch with other coworkers versus waiting for an email back. Also, not everyone working in our company has a social media account, so have another platform to connect with those people is definitely something I really like about Connections.

What do you dislike?

This might come off as surprising, but one thing I dislike about IBM Connections is the installation process of the software; it has too many steps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this software/platform to others in a business or office setting. Highly useful and such a convenient software to have!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quickly making connections coworker-to-coworker, as well as cross-communication with potential stakeholders and current departments within our company.

IBM Connections review by User in Management Consulting
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"Old school and fast becoming irrelevant"

What do you like best?

High quality - i.e. very few crashes/ malfunctioning. Connects well to corporate address book. ITs also a great tool to send large documents (works much better than email) and also works great on slow connections.

What do you dislike?

Old school user experience e.g., not integrated with modern collaboration tools such as MS outlook. It takes multiple clicks to add a contact (e.g., when you are searching a contact, sometimes you have to type a word and click on search vs the contact just auto-searched as you type)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you dont have an option e.g. your company is using Lotus notes as primary email platform, no strong reason to consider it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Staying connected with firm employees in real time. Still widely used by firm employees and is the best way to reach them. I also use to send large documents

IBM Connections review by Maria Elena Z.
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"Work in a collaborative environment with this incredible application"

What do you like best?

You can share information with all the units that require it and send them the necessary information, since you can integrate it with your email. One of the best tools is that you can edit the documents hosted in the cloud

What do you dislike?

It is a complicated installation software, it's slow if you do not have internet with a good bandwidth

Recommendations to others considering the product

They must improve the aspects of the software that make it slow and that complicate the installation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows to have the information organized and assigned to all the parties involved, which helps to keep the information updated at hand at any time, enhances communication

IBM Connections review by Martin J.
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"Cool social platform"

What do you like best?

The GUI is very intuitive and fun to use . It is also really easy to keep connected with colleagues and track comments made within the organization. Lots of functionality to connect to external software. I really liked the mobile functionality

What do you dislike?

It works great on computers with good connections and good graphic processing. I have been using an old laptop and it was pretty frustrating at times

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great networking platform for your organization. I found it fun and engaging to brows through pages of conections looking at different content posted by colleagues. Easy to upload content. Be sure to utilize the mobile app for maximum functionality of the software ecosystem

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting and creating networks of colleagues across the organization. Discussion groups were great and easy to engage in. Raises your personal eminence in the organization.

IBM Connections review by User
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"A single platform to stay connected to the management of work and social networks"

What do you like best?

What I really liked, is that it encourages content collaboration as part of the creative process. Managing projects in a group is much easier to do. Which helps the company to always make the best decisions. You have the most complete access to social networks. This is truly an advantage.

What do you dislike?

It is a very complete software, very easy to use and it is very efficient. It has nothing to improve. Its interface is friendly and intuitive. Your free trial is very complete and the best is for more than 30 days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the most complete software I have used so far. It is very safe for which, the privacy of the information is not compromised. Everything you need in a single tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits that were obtained when using this software were many. Content control is increased, content management tools allow you to take full advantage of each of the projects you manage. You can use activity sequences to act on the content without changing the content.

IBM Connections review by muhammad siddique k.
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"ideal for online collaboration "

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is a great too to collaborate multiple business meetings and interactions.

our company uses it to connect with all the employees and it really is very helpful in contacting everybody inside the company, and to keep is updated with its communities and different activities.

What do you dislike?

nothing in particular. Overall, we are pretty satisfied with it so far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very important for us to be updated with all different activities within the company and hence it is essential to interact with not only the team members but also the vendors. It is really cost effective as it is updated and provide a platform for discussion.

IBM Connections review by Shruti B.
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"Experience with IBM connections"

What do you like best?

Out of the box IBM Connections delivers a complete solution which can be used as a base to extend on. Connections to already existing LDAP/SAP/Domiono or other HR systems can easily be build via the delivered license of IBM Security Directory Integrator product with IBM Connections which is almost limitless in connecting different resources together.

What do you dislike?

Currently for the admin side of IBM Connections a lot is done on the command line. It would be a improvement if we get a special designed ADMIN UI. Where 95% of the management of the product can be handled.

Better integration with PIM (Personal Information Manager like (domino and/or exchange)) environments.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The web UI is very easy for most users to get around. The mobile app UI is even better, especially for Blogs and Files.

It pushes out to the end users to work more closely together on projects and in day to day work situations. So, surely go for this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems that we are solving is that we are able to find Subject Matter Experts quickly when it comes to certain projects.

IBM Connections review by Cynthia H.
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"Great "

What do you like best?

Very efficient on front end of graphics. This makes it easy to control and use daily. Something I wouldn’t mind using all the time and for my team. The best part is how well known ur is in my subject area. It seems like many people have used it before.

What do you dislike?

It seems too simple. There can be improvements in how people joking by using other platforms to sign in are market their product more clearly so users are more aware if it’s functionlity and use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ha e everyone signed on

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have benefited the networking it comes with and realized how many opportunities it can bring.

IBM Connections review by User in Chemicals
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"Good Collaboration Software"

What do you like best?

I like IBM Connections integration with IBM iNotes, which allows me to quickly see the most current content in my email Inbox and Calendar from top bar menu icons on the Connections screen. I also like the ability to create folders within Communities where files can be stored for easy access.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything that I particularly dislike about using Connections.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're an IBM shop, Connections is certainly the way to go. Even if you're not, I highly recommend putting it on your short list and giving it a serious roadtest. I've used a few other collaboration packages and this is, by far, the best of what I've seen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For me, Connections solves the problem of enabling access to a set of files for a specific group of users working on a project together. It's a step up from using shared network drives.

IBM Connections review by User
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"Collaboration"

What do you like best?

Only a platform of collaboration can help him to make grow his business to his potential maximum.

With the tools of collaboration online and the web integrated e-mail.

Innnovación in the design of user, the analytical social one and the personal assistance.

What do you dislike?

One of the defects that the application can have is the cost of the version that they have of payment. It is a great commercial application but not all companies and more if they are small companies can not acquire it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The time to work in a group is very important because it represents big problems if it is a big company. This application allows you to solve it with the different complements they have, such as: Notes, emails and activities. file exchange; that allow you to handle the same information among those in charge of a job

IBM Connections review by Internal Consultant
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"Ideal product for the storage and connections of data in the projects of the organizations."

What do you like best?

It is a product that is very effective and quick to store data in large scales, using the tools and connections between sosftware that it provides.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, it is a product that improves with your updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a product, very efficient thanks to its powerful and innovative improvements. It is made easier thanks to its tools. It has many advantages such as: its improvement in the connection with software, access to files, activities among others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem solved with this product is the capacity it has to store data of the projects or others of the organization; taking into account the powerful tools that it offers. It has many improvements such as having access to the Archives and Activities of the organization, being able to visualize visiting cards among others.

IBM Connections review by Consultant
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"Useful & easy to navigate"

What do you like best?

You are able to create different groups to follow. This is a positive thing for our company due to the fact that there is a lot of info that we share across multile depts. Therefore using the wiki to store that info was a bit clunky. This development is an easier way to keep up with changes in info between different areas of the business.

What do you dislike?

Well, doing updates take way too much time. Maybe have the option for a "fast backup" or be able to choose the long one. Setting it up & learning it's operations can be tricky. The lines between each separate subset aread can be a bit confusing. Hoping it will be out of beta soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's definitely worth a shot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a team that consists of people who work & there is frequent reassessment & needing to adapt to need plans quickly. This makes it very dire for us to be able to interact & mesh well with other team members & all the stakeholders. It is always essential to be updated with the activities happening in the company. IBM Connections offers many options; you can update your profile & get into files that interest you, while also offering provides you a place to discuss things. It helps you send/receive emails and is definitely cost efficient.

IBM Connections review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"IBM Connections has saved us time and money"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections, in my opinion, is one of the best and secure collaboration tool available at present. It basically fulfills the organizational need for a social media. Obviously, different from Facebook in many ways. IBM Connections is compatible with several mobile platforms. It is definitely affordable for small, mid-sized or large enterprises. Great help and support tools. Works very smoothly and seamlessly.

What do you dislike?

I think it is not very easy to use in the beginning. I was little confused but then got used to it in few days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a secure collaboration tool and needs it to be compatible with most mobile platforms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM Connections has allowed my team to collaborate efficiently. It lets us securely store and share big amount of data and information. It is definitely risk-free as there is no chance that there would be any kind of information leak.

IBM Connections review by Sarah P.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

The ability to be as transparent or as private as needed. I also like the newsfeed and search capabilities.

What do you dislike?

That files within a community cannot be shared with another.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a learning curve and you have to carefully plan how you want things organized. But once you get past that, it is easy to setup and make changes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transparency, one product that can serve multiple needs such as meeting notes/agendas, news items soley for one community, the ability to access the information wherever you work from.

IBM Connections review by Tony J.
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"Time Saver"

What do you like best?

The web UI is very easy for to get around.The most useful feature for me is the file sharing and synchronization over the web to Windows and mobile devices: File sync is a very useful feature that allows users to synchronize files via the Connections system to Windows desktops and mobile devices (iOS and Android) automatically. Similar to how Dropbox or Google Drive would work. This feature is very useful to ensure you always have the latest versions of files available on local devices for off-line/local access.

What do you dislike?

Technical support is hit-and-miss. It all depends on who is handling your case. In this respect, they are not much different from most other professional support organizations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are lot of other option out there.IBM Connection is good if you are looking for something professional.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work as a consultant with a company based in a different country, and most of the team is based out there.This is my second job, and I feel Connections make collaboration easier.

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