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IBM Connections Extension From Connections Limited Entitlement for Linux on

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  • License + 1 Year Software Subscription and Support
  • 1 authorized user
  • Passport Advantage Express
  • Linux
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • License + 1 Year Software Subscription and Support
  • 1 authorized user
  • Passport Advantage Express
  • Linux
IBM Connections is social software for business that is designed to help users easily access and work with the members of their professional network, including their colleagues, customers, and partners.

Technical Specifications
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System Requirements
Platform: Linux

Software
Bundled Support: 1 Year Software Subscription and Support
License Category: License
License Qty: 1 authorized user
License Type: License
Licensing Program: Passport Advantage Express

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year

Header
Brand: IBM
Compatibility: Unix
Manufacturer: IBM
Model: Extension From Connections Limited Entitlement for Linux on System z
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: IBM Connections

Service & Support
Type: New releases update

Service & Support Details
Service Type: New releases update



Response Time: 2 hours
Service Availability (Hours a Day): Business hours
Service Type: Phone consulting



Service Availability (Days a Week): Monday-Sunday
Service Availability (Hours a Day): 24 hours a day
Service Type: Emergency phone consulting



Service Type: Web knowledge base access



Service Type: E-mail consulting

General
Category: Office applications
Subcategory: Office applications - groupware

Licensing
License Pricing: Volume

Product Reviews
IBM Connections Extension From Connections Limited Entitlement for Linux on is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When a user starts a community, activity, blogs, files, and wikis will be instantly available for the team from an intuitive GUI. Valuable Features:IBM Connections is born for collaboration and one of the easiest steps is starting a community with a set of great collaborative, built-in applications and starting to collaborate over a project. When a user starts a community, activity, blogs, files, and wikis will be instantly available for the team community with their intuitive GUI. Users can use the platform from browsers, mobile, or a desktop plugin within a minute!Improvements to My Organization:It increases productivity. One example is using files inside Connections. You don’t have to manually go looking for a file in a folder somewhere. You can search for it with the internal search engine or you can search inside the relevant community.Connections has a feature named Docs that enables online co-editing of Office ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/office-365-enterprise ) documents.Room for Improvement:The perfect software doesn't exist, but I think Connections is really a good piece of software with few things lacking. Probably they should also build a Windows Phone client app.Also, IBM could develop an easy way to install the Connections platform. Currently, many steps are required and involving a skilled IBM Business Partner is mandatory for successful setup.Use of Solution:I've been using Connections for four years.Deployment Issues:I have not encountered any deployment, stability or scalability issues.Pre-installation steps should also include a plan for deployment to size the correct environment.Stability Issues:Nope IBM Connections is running over WebSphere application server so it is usually up and runningScalability Issues:Nope, Connections runs over IBM WebSphere Application server so you have only your fantasy as limit, you can cluster Connections in many differents waysTechnical Support:IBM technical support is great.Previous Solutions:I did not previously use a different solution.Initial Setup:Initial setup is usually quite complex, but Connections is a set-and-forget environment.Implementation Team:An in-house team implemented it, because we are an IBM Business Partner.ROI:I think anyone can find ROI using Connections, but they have to drive users during the initial stages.Other Advice:Find an IBM Business Partner with experience and start to plan your environment.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Community feature allows access to projects and their data remains within the group. All other Connections' functionalities are included internally. Valuable Features:Some of the valuable features in this product are:* Profiles – It is easy to find people with similar tech skills and reach out to them internally for a project requirement. Project managers find it easy to know who in the organization possesses a skill that matches the requirement.* Community - Access to projects and their data remains within the group and all other Connections' functionalities are included internally as a feature, which is great.Improvements to My Organization:Initially, only our technical team used this product for mainly two purposes - One as file sharing and the other was Communities. However, now our HR team has also started using it, to know more about the employees and their skill levels.Room for Improvement:Development of more customized widgets as per the organization’s requirement is one area, which if improved, will attract even those employees who don't use this product often.Use of Solution:I have used this product for more than four years.Stability Issues:I have not encountered any stability issues.Scalability Issues:I have not encountered any scalability issues.Technical Support:I would give the technical support a 4/5 rating.Previous Solutions:Previously, we also had another wiki solution to manage project documentation for sharing with other teammates. But, we found wikis in IBM Connections can be used in the same way and hence we decided to move out.Initial Setup:As the version of the product moves up, the complexity of setup also increases, with many other features getting added.Cost and Licensing Advice:This is not something that I manage.Other Solutions Considered:We did not evaluate other options prior to his product.Other Advice:The infrastructure team needs a skilled, technical person who is familiar with this product.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have used both Jive and MS Sharepoint in the past - I find Connections a lot more intuitive Valuable Features:Ability to quickly setup a organisation in connections cloud and get them working on the full set of collaboration features - from Communities, advanced file sharing, Blogs, wikis, activity streams and good old e-mail (now via the great new way to work - IBM Verse!).Training, education and the development of use cases is a key factor in the adoption of any Social business Solution. With IBM connections cloud you are able to get the users active in the solution from day one and start developing Social Solutions that deliver real business outcomes!Improvements to My Organization:Lots!!Directory of expertise, using communities to connect internal with external parties, merger and acquisition work and most of all - find out things in the company that you did not know where happening!Room for Improvement:Communities, File sharing andkeeping up to date via the Connections activity stream.Use of Solution:IBM Connections Cloud - 2 years +Deployment Issues:As it is cloud based and easy to onboard user, no real issues encountered!Stability Issues:NoneScalability Issues:NoneCustomer Service:Very good!Technical Support:ExcellentPrevious Solutions:I have used both Jive and MS Sharepoint in the past - I find Connections a lot more intuitive and easy to get people using the solution!Initial Setup:No real issues encounteredImplementation Team:mix of both in house and external consutants (with myself as the main co-ordinator).ROI:To get people who have not used any Social technology using the environment on a daily bases.Other Solutions Considered:YEs, Connections On Premise. Due to the IT strategy of Cloud first, we decided to go with IBM Connections Cloud.Other Advice:Start small, develop use cases with the usser community. Appoint champion users and train them in new ways of work.Employ an experienced group of consultants who know IBM Connections and IBM Connectiosn CloudDisclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:IBM Business partner BUT a user of IBM Connections since it was launched in 2007!
Date published: 2015-05-26
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