IBM introduces cloud/on-premises social softwareIBM has introduced a new cloud and on-premises social software to help clients better connect, collaborate and share information with key stakeholders inside and outside their organizations. The latest version of the IBM Connections platform features an open and fully integrated suite of social and real-time collaboration, analytics and content management tools, all securely delivered on any screen or device.

IBM Connections 5 is now available on the IBM Cloud marketplace to help organizations personalize and share relevant content between internal and external users via simple file sharing and integrated social collaboration tools. The new tool can be quickly deployed on premises, through the cloud or in a hybrid environment, allowing diverse global project teams to connect and collaborate in real-time on urgent activities. Enterprise file sync and document sharing features help ensure that all team members and experts have access to the most current and up-to-date files regardless of how, when and where they are accessed. With these new hybrid capabilities, companies can embed collaboration, analytics and content capabilities within existing business processes accessible on almost any device or business application.

“There are few things as potentially detrimental to a company as disconnected employees. When a workforce is out of synch or out of touch, the whole organization suffers from lost productivity, efficiency and innovation,” Jeff Schick, vice president of Social Software of IBM, said. “With the open nature of today’s business environment, organizations are looking to build new systems of people-centric engagement. The ability to bring key internal and external stakeholders into the conversation can facilitate a more collaborative, responsive and authentic way to work and deepen engagement.”


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