Posts Tagged '2008'

Coming up this Sunday… (updated)

Been working working hard this past month with our marketing and communications team on putting together something cool to end 2008, that would help strengthen the Lotus brand in Israel, and expose some of the great work our customers are doing with Lotus and WebSphere Portal solutions – should pop-up in the media…

I’ll have more to share with you coming Sunday Tuesday.
Sorry about the delay – holidays… 😉

[Photo: licensed from iStockphoto]

Lotusphere Comes To You – March 20th, Israel

Now it’s official – LCTY Israel will be held on Thursday, March 20th, at IBM Forum Israel.

Unlike the SWG Community Day which we had this week, LCTY is all Lotusphere 2008, for those who couldn’t attend the event in person back in January. LCTY is a worldwide initiative, held in dozens of locations across the world, for most of 1H 2008.

LCTY Israel will focus on Collaboration and Social Networking. We’re aware those two terms may have been worn out by various events and conferences, but that is what Lotus excels in – collaboration. And if you followed the announcements from Lotusphere and the follow up analyst coverage and reports, you know that as well. The agenda is still being built, but we are planning for some major Lotus names to visit, Lotushpere veterans.. IBM researchers from Haifa Research Lab will present and demo some of the innovative collaboration projects they’re working on – which might become Lotus solutions one day. Dogear and its parent solution Lotus Connections are based in part on innovations built at our Research dept., which IBMers are using on a daily basis. It’s gonna be interesting…

If you need additional incentive, read Ed’s post from last year’s event.
So, invitations are being made now – but you can ‘save the date’ right now:
LCTY Israel – Thursday, March 20th, IBM Forum Israel.

Your 200 words on social networking in 2008

Much has been said recently about social networking and social software and I even read some predictions (Gartner ITxpo) for 2008 saying social networking will hit the business by storm, and the sooner you acknowledge it, the better.

In the spirit of UGC, I decided to open up my blog (or this post actually), and hear what you have to say about social networking in 2008. In a nutshell, I’m interested in your predictions, your input, your take, on social networking.
Which social networking site will rule 2008? Will you join a(nother) social network in 2008? How many social networks are you signed into now? Will this trend impact your workplace? Do you want this trend to enter your workplace? In what format – internal, external or both?

2 things to consider (and agreeing by commenting) before you start writing:

  • I may reuse your opinion in the future (edited or full, with proper credits of course)
  • KIS (keep it simple) – 200 words or less. I won’t start counting of course, but do your best. What’s 200 words you ask? This post is just under 200. You can count.


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