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IBM Lotus Connections 2.0: Planning and Implementing Social Software for Your Enterprise (e-book)

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IBM Lotus Connections 2.0: Planning and Implementing Social Software for Your Enterprise (e-book)

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  • Copyright 2010
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-705404-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705404-6

The Practical, Complete Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social Networks with Lotus Connections 2.0

IBM® Lotus® Connections 2.0 gives businesses all the tools they need to make the most of social networking—easily, securely, and cost-effectively. Now, a team of IBM Lotus Connections experts thoroughly introduce this breakthrough product and covers every facet of planning, deploying, and using it successfully. IBM Lotus Connections 2.0 covers both business and technical issues and presents proven best practices for every step of the implementation process.

The authors first help you identify your best opportunities to use social networking for competitive advantage and demonstrate how Lotus Connections 2.0 places state-of-the-art social networking tools at your fingertips. Next, they carefully describe each component of the product, including profiles, activities, blogs, communities, “dog-ear” bookmarking, personal home pages, and more. They present practical coverage of administering Lotus Connections as well as detailed guidance on extending and integrating it.

Whether you’re an executive, IT manager, or technical professional, this eBook has all the information you need to put social networking to work—and deliver powerful, quantifiable results.

Coverage includes

  • Assessing the potential value of social networking to your business
  • Building dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers that promote innovation and business agility
  • Understanding the core services Lotus Connections 2.0 provides and the unique way in which they integrate
  • Leveraging Lotus Connections’ consistent multitiered architecture
  • Successfully planning for technical infrastructure and organizational change
  • Walking through a best-practice installation and configuration process
  • Building effective communities for employees with shared interests
  • Using blogs to improve communications and overcome organizational silos or time zone differences
  • Helping individuals and groups organize their work through Activities
  • Performing administrative tasks such as customizing look-and-feel, collecting statistics, and troubleshooting
  • Using plug-ins to integrate with Lotus Notes®, Microsoft® Office®, Outlook®, Windows® Explorer, Lotus Sametime®, and WebSphere® Portal
  • Displaying useful, up-to-the-minute information with prebuilt widgets
  • Utilizing Lotus Connections’ REST-based API to create new integration points and build custom applications

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Table of Contents

Foreword     xix

Acknowledgments     xxiii

About the Authors     xxv

Chapter 1: Social Networking Concepts     1

Chapter 2: Introducing Lotus Connections 2.0     21

Chapter 3: Lotus Connections Architecture     47

Chapter 4: Deployment Planning     79

Chapter 5: Install Planning     117

Chapter 6: Using Lotus Connections     163

Chapter 7: Administering Lotus Connections     197

Chapter 8: Extending Lotus Connections to Other Applications     243

Chapter 9: Using the Lotus Connections API     277

Chapter 10: Plug-ins and Widgets     307


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