IBM Connections V4.0 Announced

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IBM Connections V4.0 Announced

Posted 21 Sep 2012

The highly anticipated IBM Connections V4.0 has been released by IBM. A stylish new look and great new functionality will make your social business work better than ever.

IBM Connections V4.0 is designed to help you:

  • Track the activity of your network and respond more quickly
  • Respond in context, saving time and reducing context switching
  • Track and respond to the activities of community members
  • Give a faster response and better customer service
  • Develop insights into community adoption and usage
  • Receive relevant recommendations on people and content
  • Schedule team events and incorporate into a personal calendar

 

New Capabilities:

Better Activity Streams

  • Each update in the activity stream has an associated view powered by OpenSocial gadgets, which provides an embedded experience. You can now 'Like' an item, as well as comment on, follow, download files, share content and view tags from within your activity stream.
  • The activity stream is now available to communities, allowing community members to visualise what other members are doing. You can share status with members of your community.

 

Better Communities

  • New metrics capabilities allow community owners to monitor the adoption and vitality of their community. Insights gained from the metrics can help a community owner take actions that can make the community more useful for members, which can lead to increased community membership and participation.
  • A new calendar provides a central place to plan and coordinate community team events.

 

Better Files

  • Owners and editors can lock and unlock a file.
  • The redesigned files summary page and tabs provide more information such as in which folders the file resides and whether the file is referenced by status updates.

 

Better Forums

  • Team discussions in forums are enhanced with new features such as adding content from a web page or IBM Connections source to a forum topic with the click of a button.

 

Better Activities

  • Project management is facilitated with new Activity capabilities such as converting an entry into a to-do item.

 

Kudos Badges in Connections V4.0

Our Kudos Team has been working busily away for the last couple of months quitely working on ensuring Kudos is fully supported on Connections 4! In addition though they have been excitedly taking advantage of new capabilities in Connections 4 such as embedded experiences and the OpenSocial Activity Stream. Some awesome new features such as being able to "Like" and Comment on badges and awards that users have received from Kudos.

 

Read the full blog post to learn more about Kudos Badges in Connections V4.0

 

ISW are here to help you update your Connections environment, or get you started in Social Business on the latest and greatest. We're using Connections 4.0 already and it's great! Contact us today.