IBM® Connections™ is a leading business social network platform that helps you get work done. Connections allows your organization to engage the right people, accelerate innovation and deliver results. Using this business social network, you can confidently share knowledge beyond traditional organizational boundaries. Connections can help you improve decision-making, increase productivity and accelerate time to market on a platform that is delivered on premises or as software as a service on IBM Cloud.
Key components of IBM Connections include:
Profiles: Find and discover the expertise you need.
Communities: Work together with people who have common interests, roles and expertise. Also includes ideation, media gallery, and bridging capabilities.
Activities: View, manage and organize tasks and quickly complete them. Tap into your professional network.
Social Analytics: Discover who and what you need to know through recommendations.
Wikis: Create and share content together with your teams and professional network.
See video here for what's new with IBM Connections V5.5.
What does the Box + IBM Connections integration allow me to do?
The Box integration with IBM Connections allows customers to use Box as their modern content management solution, while continuing to enjoy best-in-breed social and collaboration solutions from IBM. We believe that organizations should have the ability to choose where to store and manage their content.
Box for IBM Connections leverages Box Embed, a robust HTML5 technology,to enable you to store, share or access content in Box from within the IBM Connections environment.
Box allows users within both IBM Connections On Premises and Cloud to:
Navigate through their entire Box account
Drag and drop files for quick uploading
Preview content in Box from within IBM Connections
Leverage over 200 Box apps
Use Box Edit to update documents in Box from within IBM Connections
Comment, share and assign tasks on a document
Also, as of Sep 2016, IBM Connections users can switch to the new Box UI experience with this link, www.box.com/on/allnewbox. Contact your admin to enable the experience for your entire organization from the Box admin console.
What else is planned for Box + IBM Connections?
The product teams at Box and IBM are working together to continuously improve our integration and launch new features that enhance the user experience.
A few capabilities we are prioritizing for 2017 include:
Ability to find Box files and folders via IBM Connections' full-text search
More robust user management between an IBM Connections Community and Box groups
Access Box files and folders from the IBM Connections mobile app
Activity stream notifications based on events within Box