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IBM 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 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.

What Team Collaboration solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
IBM 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 review by Consultant in Banking
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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 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 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 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.

IBM review by Maria Gabriela H.
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"It is a platform aimed at providing companies with software where users can analyze data diversity"

What do you like best?

This software allows you to access your network professionally and helps you find information, develop and land ideas, more intelligently store and share information through files. Allows from anywhere to access social data from the mobile device directly from Microsoft Outlook

What do you dislike?

This software is directed only to the business sector, it is not an entertainment program. Sim however helps to organize the files that a company concentrates

Recommendations to others considering the product

Facilitate global collaboration and allow companies to turn social information into knowledge that helps them make the best and fastest

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

This collaborative environment maximizes the productivity of commercial teams, projects and customer service, giving visibility to all stored data

IBM review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Efficient Work Tools"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of collaboration with the platform. It's intuitive for the user and I love the chat feature! I also the that there is a webinar tool.

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes of the product; I've recently used it and am trying to get other colleagues to adopt the software tool!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would look at other options like Google Docs or Dropbox if you're looking for file sharing only. However, if you want to have a robust product that allows chat, file sharing, webinars, conference calls and more, this is a great product!

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

As an international organization, it's allowed us to work in real time with members overseas. It's saved us time and money in travel costs and phone calls.

IBM review by Allison R.
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"Perfect for small to large businesses."

What do you like best?

Prefer to Jive-n. works great with all sorts of social media platforms.

What do you dislike?

The search engine seems to get better with each update but lag is annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall IBM connections is one of the better platforms than most. Branding and search are the only negative's however that beats out other options. IBM Connections tends to lag on the search updates. However, the rest of its qualites makes up for this issue. You can run both Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange with this platform another great feature that we found quite useful in our office.

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

Utilizing all social media platforms easily. Able to reach customers on a much broader basis now. I found having the relevant knowledge stream helpful you could immediately see what was trending on your on your dashboard.

IBM review by User in Banking
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"IBM CONNECTIONS"

What do you like best?

Ibm connections has really been helpful with my business endeavors. The functionality is really easy to nativigate and it has a user friendly interface. I have the ability to place calls and set up meetings as well. It performs better than its predecessors for sure. I use this product often and wouldn't be able to complete my work without it.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes IBM can be slow to load but it's many different offerings makes up for it. I would like to see the product move faster in the future so that I can complete tasks in a more timely manner without waiting on the software to have to buffer and load.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this product to those who are looking for an easier way to communicate with their colleagues

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

Currently I am able to use IBM to chat and connect with my coworkers across the room without me having to go to them or call them. It makes it really easy and convenient when you can

IBM review by ALEXANDER J.
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"Excellent Connector"

What do you like best?

The connection to the DB2 databases and the applications developed in powerbuilder, Java, the connector facilitates the realization of successful connections, which allows the connection to the different databases created in DB2.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the downloads of the product are not very friendly, which makes downloading difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Streamlines the management of data access, allows connection for 32-bit and 64-bit tools.

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

You have fixed the connections of some products to the DB2 mainframe databases.

IBM review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Great system, no issues as an end user"

What do you like best?

The smooth software and easy to use devices connected to it. I never encountered any downtime while using this product, and found the integration between systems to be great!

What do you dislike?

I cannot say that I really dislike anything about this technology, it has been really great in my experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It works well, though I only used it for a short time, I had no issues and everyone else raved about it. Make sure to read the resources to address any issues you run into, if you ever need support they are really nice too!

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

The seamless integration is by far the best, I originally had no idea how many things could be connected to this software!

IBM review by Steven E.
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"IBM Connection's Evangelist, Adoption & Training"

What do you like best?

Near 360 degree completeness covering social business (working social) needs for enterprise-wide collaboration. Quite a paradigm shift for most users and for most company cultures, in which adoption only works with a well thought-our strategy, which includes starting with leadership. Adoption will not happen via a grass-root alone.

What do you dislike?

Complicated for many and newbies that don't "get" the value lift of working social. Typical training doesn't account for the new skills to move from a newbie to a practitioner. Adoption loosely defined around core-applications but and limited by one's imagination. Core applications need to define with business use-case examples that inspire traditional way of working with new. Adoption Strategy Drives need to be included with every business use case. Plan for a marathon, not a sprint. .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wiki Confluence, Kaltura Video

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

Enterprise Collaboration and User adoption

IBM review by User in Higher Education
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"Excellent tool for business collaborations "

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is a amazing tool which facilitates collaborations and business interactions. IBM Connections helps me to keep connected with colleagues. IBM Connections allows easy file sharing and synchronization over the web. The GUI is very intuitive and fun to use .

What do you dislike?

There is really not much that I dislike about IBM Connections. It gets slower sometimes. Also it is a bit expensive.

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

We use IBM connection as a collaborative portal space where users ask for assistance instead of emailing, which increases productivity by ensuring quick responses. We have benefited from IBM Connections, particularly when it comes to keeping track of our social media platforms.

IBM review by Hayley G.
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"Works great as long as you use Lotus Notes"

What do you like best?

I like that it is got a tight integration with Lotus Notes. In addition, the pages are pretty easy to set up and it handles emailing members pretty well.

What do you dislike?

If you have some sort of "hybrid" type of environment, where you are using, say, Sharepoint, it is hard to integrate everything together and just ends up confusing everyone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Works great if you use the whole suite. Might need some effort to set up if you use Sharepoint.

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

We used Connections as a way of storing documents, providing Wikis/Q&A sections, and communication with members of the community about a special topic, such as upgrading to Internet Explorer 11.

IBM review by Siegfried L.
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"Great platform - with room and opportunities to improve"

What do you like best?

A rock solid platform that covers most of the needs to collaborate. With third party products you can create full social intranets.

What do you dislike?

complex infrastructure on prem

some strange thing as cloud offering especially when you're outside the US.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Focus on use cases!

If you are inexperienced: less is more.

Use an experienced implementation partner that doesn't focus on functions but has the understanding to support business needs.

Don't put ROI as a KPI. That is the wrong message!

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

If you have the need for better colllaboration in teams, projects: A perfect fit. Communities are the main building block for conections and a handsome tool.

Enterprise Social Networks

Document sharing

IBM review by Emily O.
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"IBM for Pharmacy Communications "

What do you like best?

IBM has worked like a dream to keep things running smoothly and consistently for communication within our stores’ group and from pharmacy to pharmacy.

What do you dislike?

The system is confusing and sometimes frustrating to work with at first, but once you learn it, it’s a beautiful platform.

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

I’ve noticed in my workplace that it connects me to my co-workers, bosses, and colleagues and it allows us to collaborate and set goals. It’s also a great way to let everyone know what new changes, initiatives, and products will be coming to our workplace so that everyone is informed.

IBM review by User
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"IBM Connections"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

It's so expansive although is free for the first 60 days...

Recommendations to others considering the product

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.

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

It's a great platformfor sharing ideas, and allows all interested users to contribute and to access corporate information...

IBM review by Administrator in Consumer Electronics
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"This is not like Sharepoint"

What do you like best?

It fits in with our IBM suite of products, works well as a file repository and a centralized place to share files and information for collaboration

What do you dislike?

the logic is odd - it seems harder than it should be to upload files, create folders, work within a specific community and create to-do items

Recommendations to others considering the product

It works, once you get past the learning curve - I thought there would be a lot more, but it's fairly simply. We were able to federate it with single-sign-on, which was a small victory.

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

business problems are usability issues - benefits are that we do have an official collaboration tool

IBM review by Lori O.
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"Connections at your fingertips"

What do you like best?

Our entire global organization used IBM connections. The ease of finding users, connecting with them and viewing organizational information is a plus. I can easily create a community for a specific project to facilitate real time communication and collaboration with a virtual team and store useful project documents in a central repository.

What do you dislike?

The search tends to be a bit broad and without specific wildcards doesn't always find what I'm looking for.

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

Connections allows me to bring together global resources with ease, and keep all information in one place versus multiple locations and systems.

IBM review by User in Government Relations
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"IBM Connections"

What do you like best?

The features to IBM Connections are great, smooth homepage design. Which allows us users to view other peoples profiles, build communities. Initiate ideation with in a collaborate space. Create and update blogs, load files and interact with others using forums. Also it integrates with IBM Websphere Portal which is another tool that we use.

What do you dislike?

The lack of a note-taking tool became a bigger and bigger issue as time went on. Our pilot users felt Connections was a natural place to take and share meeting notes – including photos, drawings, recorded audio, etc. – and were always frustrated that there was no easy, organized way to do that. We tried using a Blog, Wiki, etc. but nothing really resonated as a good solution for this. Tagging is only relevant in the web UI and, to a lesser extent, in the mobile app. However, in the Windows Explorer plug-in, Tags are not usable at all making it difficult to find things that were easy to find in the web UI.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool to use to interact with other users from either in the office or others around the world globally for collaboration.

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

The problems we are solving with IBM connection is a collaborative portal space where users are able to ask for assistance instead of tasking emails around. This gives the ability to more quick user interaction and giving them the ability to learn and use the tool. Open up forums for questions and solutions as well.

IBM review by User
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"Needs better search enginer"

What do you like best?

It is easy and quick to pick up. Anyone who has used any form of social media can figure out how to use this product in less that 20 minutes. Basically feels like a facebook.

What do you dislike?

It needs a better search engine. I need to be able to find things that have been posted in communites I am not aware of.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Basically facebook

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

Communication issues have been solved with connections. It's been nice to have one safe source for all our information. I can just search in connections to find what I need.

IBM review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"It was easy to learn and to teach others on"

What do you like best?

During my time with the company that used this program, I thought that it would be hard to train on and understand the program. I was very surprised that that was not the case with this software. It's been a few years since I used the program but what I remember from my time there I can say that it was easy to be trained on IBM Connections. Not only that but the program offered more than expected tools within it. Some of these features included chatting with other coworkers, being able to send coworkers files through the program, and it allowed file editing to be not only quick but very efficient.

What do you dislike?

There were not many major dislikes that I had with the program itself. Although it was easy to use, sometimes it was hard to find some tools that were provided. My supervisor used it more than I did so that may have had some effect on the tools being harder to locate. The loading time would also be an issue. And every now and then the files I sent or received wouldn't load the first time around. However, they did load when I retired. So that may have been an issue with me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a fast and easy program to use if you're looking for something of this sort.

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

As a small group, it was easy to work together.The benefits I've realized is that it is extremely quick and convenient to use. I wish I had more hands on experience with the program itself.

IBM review by User in Defense & Space
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"Effective Communication Tool"

What do you like best?

I like that this program is easy to use for communication between coworkers. Instead of calling or having to find someones desk when you have something you need to discuss, it is simpler to be able to send them a quick message. I also like the ability to change your visibility status as you sign in rather than appearing online immediately and having to change it once signed in. I also enjoy having the ability for chat, voice meetings, video meetings, and collaboration. It is important to be able to preform multiple tasks with one software, and IBM Connections does this seamlessly.

What do you dislike?

I found that it could be difficult to find coworkers and other people in the company if I was unsure of how to spell their name as there was no directory. I had difficulty finding several people because some used their middle name and others did not.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As a user, I can recommend IBM Connections. It is easy to use without training, which makes for more seamless communication between coworkers.

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

IBM Connections helps solve communication problems within the company. I feel that it encourages communication and team work. It also increases productivity by ensuring quick responses without having to leave your desk.

IBM review by Jonas F.
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"IBM connections"

What do you like best?

What I like best about connections is the ability to share files through the organization. I also like the collaboration ability it gives users.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about it is the credentials management. I don't like how it works without using windows passthru auth mode.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a good product. Their is a learning curve for end users tho. Don't let that scare you tho. Works great

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

The problems we have solved is trying to email large files. Now we are able to just share the file with someone and they receive access to it.

IBM review by User in Automotive
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"One of the best collaboration tools"

What do you like best?

IBM connections has actually helped us save time and money mainly because it has allowed us to keep the huge amount of data we have in an accessible location. It is definitely very secure. It is very reasonably priced. Pricing tiers are well structured. Moreover, IBM connections provide excellent support. Comes with very useful and flexible features. Very easy to use too.

What do you dislike?

It would have been great if the syncing could be even faster than now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend IBM connections to all kind of companies(small, mid, large). Very reasonably priced too.

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

The best part of IBM connection for me is its ability to integrate smoothly in both IBM and third-party products. It is very secure so I do not have to worry about information leaks. So, it has given us the peace of mind.

IBM review by User
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"Good tool for sical media dependent firms "

What do you like best?

This is a decent software for social media reliant firms who needs a one-stop shop for things like analytics and organization and a convergence of multiple social media platforms in one place. A good system to easily share and manage content while easily sending reviews of uploaded content.

What do you dislike?

Continuous bugs on their platform. While they do fix them, it's annoying and makes consistent use of this program a bit of a hassle at times. the price is also high and may dissuade new potential users from purchasing.

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

Management of multiple social media platforms. It was a great tool to manage our representatives social impact but, with Facebook integrating social analytics into their site, as well as many other platforms regulating/analyzing your reach etc. we found this to be unnecessary in the end.

IBM review by User in Higher Education
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"User Friendly"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is user-friendly and easy to navigate. I really like the plugins that are offered as they allow you to tailor the product to your needs. It is super easy to share files, which is crucial when you are working on a team.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike anything. IBM Connections is great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM is professional and has been around for a long time. It is a well-known company that offers great products. The support is also top-notch, so if you ever run into any issues you will be able to easily get the help and assistance you need to get you back on track.

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

I have used IBM Connections to manage and organize student information and communicate and collaborate with other colleagues. We have benefited from IBM Connections, particularly when it comes to keeping track of our social media platforms. We use multiple social media platforms to advertise to prospective students for both our undergraduate and graduate programs, and IBM Connections allows us to easily update and keep track of what we are posting.

IBM review by User
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"Easy and fast communication."

What do you like best?

Helps me execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, and partners. I'm connected from the office or your mobile device.

What do you dislike?

Need improving aspects related to productivity. Has more functionality than I care to use but it can come in handy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an excellent communication tool and I love Wikis. IBM Connections for creating wikis that individuals, groups, and communities can use to capture, share, and coauthor information.

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

Assistance in communication with global teams. Identification of best practices during an implementation with exchange of experiences.

IBM review by Stacey G.
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"Gets the job done"

What do you like best?

Our professional services team uses IBM Connections to keep track of projects and documentation. Since we are a small team who all reside in different regions of the USA, IBM Connections provides a way for us to stay organized. Our team is also able to share documentation. This reduces the need for team members to request information from each other when we can get to it when we need it.

What do you dislike?

Sync time and no upload security feature.

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

It is the single application where we can configured different account . Ibm connection application also available for cloud also

IBM review by Justin N.
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"I love the social aspect of IBM Solutions!"

What do you like best?

Being able to collaborate with team members and being able to stay connected across multiple platforms! The long list of applications, blogs, bookmarks, activities, forums, profiles, files, Wikis, are just a few of the ways this application can assist in your business.

What do you dislike?

The price is hefty. However, it is much more intuitive than competing platforms IMO.

Recommendations to others considering the product

go for it! At least use the trial, see how it fits your current work flow.

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

Creating schedules is a breeze using IBM solutions. Other applications I have used lag tremendously way too much.

IBM review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Would like to leave it behind"

What do you like best?

I like the file sharing element of the platform. If used correctly, it does allow for everyone to have the latest and greatest documents available across all organization locations.

What do you dislike?

The search function essentially does not work if people do not set up tags. Tags take too long to coordinate , remember and add and if they aren't properlyadded, search is futile.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you train your teams extensively in how you want this to work. It is not really one of those products that you can learn by using.

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

We use this platform to connect everyone in the organization and allow people to see who is on every team. I don't think there are many benefits, but maybe that's because we have not been properly trained, or enforced to use the product.

IBM review by User in Environmental Services
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"Ibm"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use I can easily google a solution if I encounter a problem.

What do you dislike?

I believe our version is archaic. I feel there are better products out there. It would be nice if there was a video interaction type feature such as Facetime or Skype.

Recommendations to others considering the product

some sort of video interaction would be nice

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

I don't think we are. IBM Conn. does not offer type of virtual interaction. we have to use go to meeting for that. It would be nice if there was one system we could use to interact.

IBM review by Harveen S.
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"Great"

What do you like best?

This is a great place for data. IBM Connections stores all the reports and data that we need about our clients and it is easily convertible to an excel spreadsheet making it easier for me to filter and sort the information based on my needs.

What do you dislike?

The data can look a little cleaner. Everything is in words. It will be great if there are pie charts and graphs that can also be included in the data reporting.

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

We are pulling data on at risk clients and helping them continue using our products and being in the business. This helps with our continuation rate and can also allow us to convince clients that are changing their minds about moving on with us.

IBM review by Taylor U.
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"IBM Connections Connects me to my global company!"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections allows me to securely cloud share my files and thoughts with colleagues across the globe. This software also a type of SVN feel to it so that when I post new files my coworkers get the updates if they are subscribed. Given that this is a social networking type software Users can search across a company for relevant information and files posted by others and vice versa. The phone app is great!

What do you dislike?

I have very few qualms with this software, but I would like to have more SVN functionality in the file share aspects of the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a large work environment where communications becomes more difficult this is ideal!

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

Communications gaps! Our groups have definitely become more effective at sharing information .

IBM review by Consultant in Internet
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"IBM Connections - File collaboration tool"

What do you like best?

Forums, file version control, great file repository, pages can be customized, active directory of users, wiki pages

What do you dislike?

Unnecessary "social media" feel, such as status updates to user profiles, events, etc, making it feel more like facebook. Lack of customization of user access (consultant views and client view).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Getting user acceptance is the biggest hurdle, the success of this product's implementation is dependent on how involved your users are. If users resist and become inactive, product becomes outdated really quickly.

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

We considered this product for standardizing organization assets and practices for managing projects. We were originally using SharePoint which caused users to create own libraries and file content, eliminating standardized templates as each users then created their own "flavor."

IBM review by Elijah B.
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"Very useful in the workplace!"

What do you like best?

The platform is extremely streamlined , making meeting with my team effortless. I can communicate effectively well on this platform saving time in all areas of meeting. I also enjoy posting the experts questions available community.

What do you dislike?

There is not too much to dislike about this platform aside from the all the words If there was more simple icons to improve the overall functionality of the platform that would be great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM Connections will streamline your business's communications.

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

With IBM Connections we are solving the constant struggle of meeting with my entire staff and also strongly presenting and conveying information.

IBM review by Stacey L.
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"Great software to get the job done"

What do you like best?

I like how user friendly it is but complex at the same time allowing to handle various tasks on the software.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the occasional bugs and the delay to get tech support to assist you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely give this a try and you will see how much you will love it!

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

I am able to use IBM to its fullest potential which makes my job a lot easier and business practices run smooth.

IBM review by User in Restaurants
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"IBM Connections Review"

What do you like best?

IBM Connections is a great tool that combines e-mail, chats, file sharing, and document editing into one simple solution. Rather than using email in one platform and chats with another, it helps to improve productivity and efficiency for all employees

What do you dislike?

Users might be familiar with other systems and tools and so they need to become familiar with IBM Connections. As an organization, you will also need to put together training and development tools for all employees because most individuals have never used this platform before

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to test other systems as well. Try having focus groups because depending on your industry, different users will have different preferences.

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

Users are more productive and effective at communicating. Everything is integrated so single sign-on also saves everyone time

IBM review by Jose E.
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"How I integrated IBM Connections to my business"

What do you like best?

I really loved how I had so many tools on my hands while I used IBM Connections. When I developed a program, I could easily document it with the Wiki system. Even they offered me blogs so I could be in touch with my company's followers.

I understand there's also the option to create a forum and social networks.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the administration panel. I wish it was more intuitive for newcomers. Also they lacked variety of templates for wikis, blogs and homepages. In spite of that, everything was fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are lots of free alternatives, and IBM should only be considered when time is a problem.

Consider well what are your business needs and time frame.

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

As my Software company started to grow, I had the need to have an image on the internet, so I found IBM Connections, and I could manage website, blog, wikis, everything with it.

It was a time-saving solution!

IBM review by Consultant in Automotive
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"IBM Connections - Daily User"

What do you like best?

I like that I can carry my mobile phone and not be disconnected from m work network. I like that it works like Facebook but in a professional setting. It allows for sharing documents to large quantities of people.

What do you dislike?

Some functions seem outdated and basic. Adding content and building wikis/pages are cumbersome. There are limitations on how creative you can be in adding content.

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

Solving the problem of being disconnected. I can open IBM Connections to use my corporation's phonebook and get contact information when traveling. I can continue to engage with others while on the go. The benefit is not having to worry about missing information because I am not in the office on the network. Also, you can create and share information easily.

IBM review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"New User for Connections"

What do you like best?

I like being able to join communities with other people within my company.

What do you dislike?

The program just takes some getting used to. It's different than what I am used to. It is also very new to many people in my organization, so I don't think we've even uncovered everything its capable of.

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

In communities and forums, we are able to discuss, as a group, items that affect us in similar job positions across the country, which is especially helpful for those of us who have no other connections.

There are also several people in our organization who are not on social media, so using Connections is beneficial in connecting with those people.

IBM review by User in Banking
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"IBM Notes"

What do you like best?

The all in one feature. You have the chat, email, callender, contact, notebook etc on one page. So you dont have mutiple tabs open in window. Also it is very similar to outllook, for me which is a great thing and for others too as they might be using outlook for years and is not hard to migrate and I am loving ibm notes.

What do you dislike?

They does not have a feature that minimize to tray when minimize. I love this feature in outlook and this means one less window open at the task bar and you get a pop up when new mail arrived. So including this feature would be a great plus to ibm and one other this is setting. Just make it a bit simple to navigate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just add the minimize to tray like outlook

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

As mentioned I use everything mail, callender, contacts, notebook and I love it.

IBM review by User
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"all connected"

What do you like best?

Managing projects in a group is easier to do. You have more access to social networks and it is a great advantage.

IBM Connections is also ideal for collaborating in meetings and businesses.

It is very simple to contact all those who are inside the company, and to update it.

What do you dislike?

It is very complete and very easy to use. I can not fault the application, it has worked to the workers very well.

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

To be able to connect and create networks throughout the organization. The discussion groups were easy to get involved. .

We have solved the communication thanks to these applications that allows you: Activities, Notes, emails, file exchange, etc.

IBM review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"IBM Connections Is A Great Tool For Document Sharing"

What do you like best?

I enjoy using IBM Connections because of the easy to navigate file sharing throughout my department.

What do you dislike?

If there is anything to dislike about IBM Connections is that the program isn’t as fast as some other file sharing programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I do believe this is a great program that helps program that integrates many useful documents from all platforms and combines it into one. Continuing to update this software to keep up with competitors would be my only recommendation.

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

One business problem we have come to solving is understanding the usefulness of file sharing and how beneficial it is to our company by the ease of knowing where the right documents are stored.

IBM review by User
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"Social connections within a company"

What do you like best?

1. Ability to lookup profiles of people based on common skill set or experience

2. Ability to lookup status/availability of users

What do you dislike?

1. Does not provide an option to communicate with people within the connections application.

2. Is available only when connected to the corp net and is not available for an external user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In a world where Linkedin is a highly preferred medium for professional social connections, IBM connections must incorporate the feature to integrate with Linkedin.

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

1. IBM connections is best suited to lookup people within the company who have a specific skill set and can be used for staffing purposes within the company.

2. Share ideas and thoughts that can contribute to knowledge sharing within the organization

3. Recruit fellow people to work on shared ideas

4. Build your social professional network around people you work with or with people you wish to work with.

IBM review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"A more productive way of working"

What do you like best?

The feature I like the most about Connections is its File Managment. It is very easy to use and very useful for our day to day bussiness.

What do you dislike?

At the moment, you can not send private messages to colleagues. You can only use IBM Chat for this purpose

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are looking for higher productivity and collaboration in your company, I recommend that you start working with IBM Connections.

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

connections has helped us to suppress all our internal email, which represents 60% of all daily inbox. Instead of sending an email attaching a file, we share it with connections. Instead of receiving an email with a task from our boss, we use connections' task manager to handle our daily activities. instead of forwarding long chains of emails to elaborate a document in common, we use IBM Docs to co-edit that document. Instead of discuss a subject or ask a question to a our co-workers, we use blogs and forums.

connections definitely has revolutionized our way of working

IBM review by Genevieve S.
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"IBM Connections "

What do you like best?

Easy to collaborate with others, file sharing is a plus.

Restricted pages for teams is pretty great.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. I think it's ok. Easy to use.

Wiki pages with dead links. You find a lot of those

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have none, I am just a user who uploads and maintains docs on my team page

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

Well, you can add files to pages so that helps the whole across teams sharing.

IBM review by Ade O.
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"Very useful connection application"

What do you like best?

It makes connections with other users very easy. Communication with businesses is made simple and gives you the opportunity to access and share files with anyone on the database.

What do you dislike?

It is pretty pricey and that makes it difficult for companies to afford.

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

Being able to share files with your business partners is easier than ever while using this. It is very easy to handle the information that is being used.

IBM review by Mary S.
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"Customer billing support"

What do you like best?

It is a helpful tool to use to get details of breakdown of charged, allows link to tracking packages senbt and issue refunds and replacements for items on orders

What do you dislike?

Separate from ordering system used, In the process of transitioning into a system that supports ordering and billing.

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

I am not the best person to ask, that is an issue better addressed by management or leadership in the organization.

IBM review by User in Legal Services
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"Great IBM Connections"

What do you like best?

I like how extremely easy it is to use and how easy it is to navigate. They also have excellent (and responsive) customer service if you find that you need extra help.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how sometimes the service can be slow to load and you can experience small delays when you need to get work done.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely consider using this product.

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

We have experienced far greater employee productivity since we started using IBM Connections and have found it to be extremely helpful in that regard.

IBM review by Administrator in Insurance
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"It has been our de facto social platform within the organization since day one"

What do you like best?

The database management is great and very simple yet resoundingly resilient

What do you dislike?

We continue to run into 3rd party application compatibility as the efforts of integrating Domino is becoming less within the Industry

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great media platform but do consider your overall application portfolio as there are major inter-compatibility issues between IBM Connections and other apps, mainly Microsoft focused software.

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

IBM Connections has served as our main communications platform and continues in doing so at a very efficient and reliable level. We have not had major issues between iterations and continue to have a solid track record in uptime

IBM review by Sara N.
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"IBM Lotus Notes Connections"

What do you like best?

There is a lot of history within IBM Notes and the databases built for lab use.

What do you dislike?

It can get cumbersome in searches and is not easily transferable.

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

I use it primarily as a database to house audits/reviews

IBM review by User
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"Need to improve compatibility for windows explorer"

What do you like best?

- Logging download and revision counts.

What do you dislike?

- No new file creation on windows explorer. For example, if you create a new text file on the connection cloud using windows explorer, you need to create a text file on your desktop, and then copy it to the folder on the connection cloud. It's boring.

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

- Easy for sharing file with colleagues by the sharing function of Connections.

IBM review by User in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Great Experience!"

What do you like best?

This was very helpful with my previous job and always made my daily routine and tasks much easier! No complaints from me! I was able to communicate with not only my fellow employees but our clients from all over the U.S. that we were trying to do business with.

What do you dislike?

There wasn't anything that I disliked about it. I didn't use it to the extent as some of my co-workers so there possibly could have been things I disliked through more extensive use of this IBM resource.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I vote yes! I never had any problems with it!

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

I used this tool when I previously worked with a graphic design firm so I no longer use this but it was helpful at the time and made it easy to keep constant communication between myself and potential clients.

IBM review by Patricia H.
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"Love it!"

What do you like best?

I love the way it provides capabilities that streamline collaboration, file sharing, brainstorming, content creation and review - from anywhere, on any device - so everyone is always on the same page.

What do you dislike?

I really do not dislike anything about it I just need to get more acquainted with it. I hope my company purchases it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I feel it would be a great asset.

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

Keeping everyone connected.

IBM review by demetri Z.
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"Technical Lead"

What do you like best?

Portability of the Software Products as well as the Technical Support.

What do you dislike?

At times the Manuals do not give you the correct syntax to specific answers including problems surfacing after a product upgrade..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Install the correct mode that will bring you the best Performance.

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

Trying to resolve Protective Threads between CICS TS 5.3 and DB2 V11. They appear to hang the Region as DDF is being brought down. Even though we didn't have this issue before we upgraded to TS V5.3. What can I see or check to make sense of what is occurring..

IBM review by Jessica G.
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"Great experience with IBM"

What do you like best?

I can use it to reach colleagues at different business sites and we can share information. Allows for easing connecting even when we are out of the office!

What do you dislike?

Would prefer to have more control over administration rather than only using the command line. Otherwise I am a huge fan of this system.

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

Connecting with other sites to better support one another. It is wonderful to have all of our files in one place to be able to share with one another. In our line of work, we are constantly sharing ideas and looking for files.

IBM review by User in Food & Beverages
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"Needed for work, needlessly complicated."

What do you like best?

The E-Mail and Calendar features are rather good. It is very handy to have everything in the cloud.

What do you dislike?

There was a bit of a learning curve when first rolled-out. It was different enough from Lotus Notes, that it took a while to get used to. The "Connections Cloud Sync" is a mess- very non-intuitive and prone to syn issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan a long roll-out and be sure to give clear instructions.

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

Cross-platform access to E-Mail and Calendar.

IBM review by ed g.
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"awesome"

What do you like best?

we use ibm integration system to connect our corporate sales and analyze how we can market our services. we have corporate sales offering variety of discounts to various companies for travel services. IBM integration allows us to analyze companies and able to target and concentrate on to offer travel services needs

What do you dislike?

IBM is the only system we uses...so far its working for us

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

Analyze our sales and target ares we need to improve on our marketing

IBM review by User
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"Works well for me!"

What do you like best?

I like the sametime contact option. I also like that I can access IBM Connections when and where I need to - both via laptop and mobile device.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it locks up when uploading emoticon palettes. Not a big deal though. I learned I needed to load fewer at a time and it works fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

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

Very effective for communication both internally and externally.

IBM review by Consultant in Education Management
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"Clear, short and neat!"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use and less complicated! Consultants can help your organization fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent your operations for great efficiency and transform your entire enterprise through cognitive.

What do you dislike?

The constant layoffs (at least one or 2 RAs per year involving 3K to 5K US employees, each time, for 5 years now), and the various incentive programs to increase attrition make IBM an extremely dismal and demoralizing place to work. IBM has more recently stooped to increasing the quota percentage of negative appraisals across target organizations.

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 review by User
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"its okay. "

What do you like best?

I like that this ensures all my data to stay safe and secure.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I don't get much access to it, which could be a company issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider talking to your IT department about how this program helps you.

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

This benefits my company because we are able to use IBM Connections to share files, save files, and help each other keep track of different documents.

IBM review by Roward J. V.
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"Integrate everything you need for the net"

What do you like best?

here you can integrate email, activity and task management, instant messaging, file sharing, collaborative document editing and more into a unified solution

What do you dislike?

very simple and almost a obsolet to the actual world

Recommendations to others considering the product

here you can integrate email, activity and task management, instant messaging, file sharing, collaborative document editing and more into a unified solution

certified and recommended

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

Can fix the task management with instanat messages and send onstant files to the coworkers

IBM review by Consultant in Medical Devices
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"Brings Notes to the 21st Century"

What do you like best?

It helped to make the aging Lotus Notes more useful by bringing more collaborative and non mail social tools into your work flow. It allowed for several different ways to connect and exchange data in a less formal context

What do you dislike?

It tends to be a bit slow and makes the computer a lot slower compared to competing technologies. IBM overall has a disappointing and slow resource hog in notes which seems to be better but sort of still around in this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It makes Notes more useful, but not worth replacing established workflows probably

The extension of notes in such a manner makes it really useful overall, but I believe it is still built on the same codebase that Notes has run since 2007 and really slows down the underpowered workstations and laptops that are typically deployed in businesses.

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

The ability to create and share information and analysis for the operations center in order to formalize SoPs and other tools useful for many inputs on

It does a really great job for workplaces that are beholden to using lotus notes for communications and can help in multiple ways for garnering supports and input from multiple team members for construction of knowledge bases or documents etc.

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"IBM Connections"

What do you like best?

I like its collaboration capabilities. It allows the team to be more productive

What do you dislike?

It disconnects often, requiring a cache flush

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

Scheduling, task tracking,

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