IBM Connections - reinvent, innovate, collaborate
IBM Connections V4.0 introduces new features across its set of integrated applications to help make collaboration within your organization easier.
Home Page: The Home Page application helps provide individuals with a consolidated view of their social data from across all of the IBM Connections applications.
Home Page updates
Enhanced user interface
Actionable activity stream items
Increased awareness of upcoming events
Added flexibility in status updates
Communities: The Communities application connects individuals with a common interest, responsibility, or area of expertise to share information, exchange ideas, and collaborate on projects.
Increased awareness of community events and updates
Foster community growth and involvement
Work on project files with community members
Recommendations: Social analytics provide recommendations about people to connect with and content to view.
Recommendations become more relevant
Files: The Files application helps provide a fast and easy way to share files with individuals and groups. The model is simple. You upload a file of any type and add readers and editors to it.
Added flexibility in file handling
Forums: The Forums application provides a convenient way to create an online discussion board where people can ask questions, share their experiences, and discuss topics of common interest.
Forum discussions become more adaptive to the needs of the team
Activities: The Activities application helps individuals create online work areas where they and their teammates can gather together the emails, Instant Message (IM) chats, documents, messages, and other information that they need to accomplish a business objective.
Bookmarks: The Bookmarks social bookmarking application helps you save, organize, and share bookmarks as well as discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others.
Profiles: The Profiles application helps you locate the people you need by searching across your organization using keywords that help identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities.
Wikis: The wikis application provides a convenient online method for teams to author content collaboratively, edit it, and then publish it. This is designed to help businesses create content faster, and also improve its quality by utilizing input from a variety of experts.
Expanded editing features
For the complete announcement, read the official news.