Author Archives: Jon Mell

Wimbledon

This is IBM’s 25th year as the sponsor of Wimbledon – and there are some really cool things we’re doing this year not just in social, but across cloud, analytics and mobile as well. When we first launched the website … Continue reading

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Social Software Pilots

The topic of social software pilots came up recently – I have long thought that whenever possible you need to get social in the hands of as many people as you can. Pilots of a platform like IBM Connections to … Continue reading

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New role

Over the past 18 months or so I’ve been running the sales integration of Kenexa into IBM Europe. It was an exceptionally interesting experience, and, whilst it dramatically reduced the amount of time I got to spend with customers it … Continue reading

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I must be getting old…

Over Christmas my 4 (and 3/4) year old niece started playing with my parents’ ten year old sound system (it’s not as bad as the picture… 😉 ). “I want it to play Moves Like Jagger”, she declared, and started … Continue reading

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UK Connections User Group Keynote – what should I say?

I was honoured to be asked to present at the first UK Connections User Group. I know first hand that there is a fantastic and passionate community around IBM Connections and am very happy to be supporting this event. I … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #5 Timewasting

It’s curious that I come across concerns about adoption and timewasting in equal measure. People seem equally worried that people won’t use social tools at all, or, they will use them too much. What if people spend all their time … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Social Software – Myth #4 Adoption

This myth I have the most fun with. People spend a lot of time worrying that people won’t use a social platform. A lot of the worry comes down to whether or not they will want to spend time sharing … Continue reading

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