Tuesday, 5 April 2011

#LotusKnows that IBM Connections 3.0.1 improves media sharing, content moderation, and idea sharing

So it's announced - IBM® Connections 3.0.1 adds new capabilities that can help you:

• Create a more compelling community experience through video and photo sharing
• Simplify sharing, commenting, and voting on ideas in community
• Foster higher quality community participation through moderation

IBM Connections 3.0.1 provides companies with the tools needed to help teams accomplish their business objectives whether they are located locally or distributed geographically.

New capabilities

Moderating community content

Community owners are provided with new capabilities for the moderation of a community's content. These capabilities help community owners realize the benefits of active and vibrant community participation, while having the confidence of being able to moderate the content that appears in a community.

Enhancing communities with video and photo sharing

The Media Gallery feature permits the sharing of videos and photos with a community. These capabilities can help attract more visitors to a community by creating a more compelling and satisfying experience for community members.

Generating ideas within a community

The Ideation Blog feature is designed to help simplify the sharing of ideas within a community, voting on the ideas and moving the best ideas forward as projects. These new capabilities can, for example, help gather ideas from customers in a structured manner, and facilitate turning the best ideas into new services and offerings.

Integration with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories

The ECM integration helps users to store, access, and edit documents residing in FileNet® Content Manager and IBM Content Manager from within a Community.

IBM Lotus Connections is being renamed to IBM Connections. IBM Connections consists of social software that is enabled to take advantage of the broad capabilities in IBM's software portfolio. For example, Connections is now packaged with certain IBM Cognos Business Intelligence offerings to support integration between the two products. This naming change better aligns with that effort to create IBM solutions which involve multiple brands designed to address our customers specific business needs.

The full announcement is here, and the code will be available for download starting Thursday 7 April.

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