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Ever think that you can’t possibly keep up with all your work conversations? Well, worry no more — check out Moments in IBM Watson Workspace! Tapping into the power of Watson, Moments keep tabs on what’s happening in your conversations, highlight where you need to focus and summarize what matters, making it super easy to stay up to date. Learn more about Watson Workspace and Moments at help.workspace.ibm.com.

IBM and Cisco are joining forces to deliver a cloud-based suite of communication and collaboration tools. Listen to Inhi Cho, General Manager, Collaboration Solutions, IBM and Jens Meggers, SVP and General Manager Cloud Collaboration, Cisco, discuss the IBM and Cisco partnership and how together they will deliver unique customer value.

Moving collaboration to the cloud? Don't accept the same old tools - give your employees a new way to work. A truly integrated collaboration platform that helps you get work done faster and smarter by bringing what’s most important to your attention. Microsoft Office 365 might not be able to help with that, but IBM Connections and Verse in the Cloud can. Because it is true collaboration for the cognitive era. Sign up for a free trial athttp://ibm.biz/ConnectionsFreeTrial

VideoBite featuring IBM Connections Cloud for using Discussion Forums for your Q&A
o Problem to solve:
§ No good way outside of email to run our projects... tasks need assigned and notifications? Due dates!? Tracking of progress by everyone on the team? Historical record a part of it?

Bobby Wood, Network Administrator at Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance of Arkansas, describes how his company's work style went from a "siloed" to "sharing" with IBM Connections, improving work productivity and effectiveness across the team.

University of Southern California, Palo Alto in Finland & the University of Arizona partnered for a virtual research competition with their students. Discover how teams can use IBM Connections to collaborate & manage their day.

Jörg Rafflenbeul, IT Coordinator at Heitkamp und Thumann Group in Germany, talks about years of successful collaboration and communication with IBM Connections, Notes/Domino and Sametime and about being on the Cognitive journey with IBM as Watson capabilities continue to emerge.

o Problem to solve: § Away from office with no laptop availability but need to interact with the collaborative tools! § Boarding a flight, have to go into airplane mode, need to review the presentation before the meeting.
o Showcase IBM solution to problem: § Rich mobile apps for Connections, Chat, Meetings. Demo the File-Sync for the airplane mode problem to solve. Show Verse as well as editing a document inside of Docs from mobile!

For more information, go check out the IBM Connections Cloud website at http://ibmcloud.com/social

Only one IT-compliant collaboration platform can help you grow your business to its full potential. With collaboration unified under a single sign-on, teams are engaged to get work done faster, without the clutter. You and your organization no longer have to compromise on security, stability, user design, or budget. IBM Connections with bundles optimized for Social, S2 with Meetings, and S1 with IBM Verse, is more than business software. Define innovation and future growth with partner solution integration, advanced analytics, and cognitive personal assistance.

Experience Connections now with a FREE 60-day trial: https://www.ibm.com/marketplace/cloud/enterprise-social-collaboration/purchase/us/en-us

Joe Pluta - WDSC Basics, Volume 2

The first tutorial in this series showed you how to configure your workbench to provide the best System i editing environment. However, before you can actually do any work, you'll need to connect to your System i host. The connection process has a few quirks (such as "what is a profile?"), and this session will walk you through them. By the end of the tutorial, you'll have set up a connection and used the built-in verification features of WDSC to be sure your WDSC installation is as productive as possible.

MC Press Magazine

  • MC Press Magazine May 2017 Issue

    mc press magazine click to read the 2017 05 issueIt’s not just software that gets upgraded and enhanced!

    Greetings, readers! Welcome to the first edition of MC Press Magazine. As you can see, we’ve been busy making changes to ensure that your reading experience is convenient, productive, and pleasurable.

    We revised the MC Press Online website in January 2017 (MCPO V2.0) Now, we’re bringing you this new format, an e-magazine that you can read on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone...or even print out if, like me, you still have a passion for paper.

    Enjoy the read!

  • MC Press Magazine June 2017 Issue

    MC Press Magazine 2017 06 read the June issueMagazines or books? Hard copy or digital? What and how do you prefer to read?

    It’s summer! It’s the time for taking vacations, putting meat on the grill, and eating fresh peaches.

    It’s also time to relax with your favorite reading material while you’re hanging out at the pool, lake, or beach. Back in the day, you’d grab your magazines and/or books and stuff them into your tote bag along with your towel, a hat, your beverage of choice, and some snacks. But these days, instead of hard copy, you’re more likely stuffing a laptop, tablet, or smartphone into your bag because that’s where your reading material resides.

    Your digitial edition of MC Press Magazine is here so enjoy the read!

  • MC Press Magazine July 2017 Issue

    mc press magazine click to read the 2017 07 issueThe late, great David Bowie came to mind as I thought about the topic for this column. Turn and face the strange.

    The inadvertent theme of this month’s issue of MC Press Magazine has revealed itself to be changes.

    For starters, you may have noticed that the MC Press Online website underwent a total remodel in July. Positive comments from readers indicate that they’re pleased with the new look and functionality. If you haven’t looked at it yet, I encourage you to do so. The email format of our newsletters has been updated, too. And, of course, we have here the third issue of MC Press Magazine. Everything about the look and feel of MC Press Online is nice and fresh and bright now.

    Enjoy the read!

  • MC Press Magazine Aug 2017 Issue

    mc press magazine click to read the 2017 08 issue“Analysis” is arguably the tech buzzword of the day for businesses.

    Summer’s over. Everyone who is still in school has gone back to focusing on their studies. If you have kids in college, they may be taking some analytics classes—maybe topics about data mining, predictive modeling, data visualization, or business statistics.

    A quick search of available college classes turned up course titles such as Machine Learning and Optimization in Analytics, Social Network Analytics, Web Analytics, Data Management and Visualization in Analytics, and Computational Techniques for Large Scale Data Analysis.

    Does any of this sound familiar to you?

    If you’re racking your brain to think back to your own college days, you’re trying too hard. What I’m talking about should come up easily in recent memory. Think “Watson.”

    All of those course titles represent things a Watson app or service can do for you. You don’t have to spend a whole semester learning how to do it yourself.

    Enjoy the read.

  • MC Press Magazine Sept 2017 Issue

    mc press magazine click to read the 2017 09 issueLots of people love this time of year…for one reason or another.

    It’s autumn! Although I now live in the Southwest, I have nostalgic memories of the Northeast autumns of my youth. There is nothing (to me) as breathtakingly amazing as the beauty of trees’ leaves turning crimson, gold, and orange.

    Many people enjoy the spectacle of autumn foliage, but many, many more get excited about this season for a completely different reason: It’s football season.

    Let’s watch a fantasy football game.

    The MC Presstige is suited up, but instead of being on the gridiron, this all-star team is playing between the front and back covers of MC Press Magazine.

    The Presstige wins the toss. Game on!

  • MC Press Magazine Oct 2017 Issue

    mc press magazine click to read the 2017 10 issueGhosts and witches—they’re kid stuff. But there really are other things to be afraid of.

    By Victoria Mack

    This being October, Steve Pitcher has a bit of a Halloween scare for you. But this goblin isn’t a fantasy. It’s real. IBM has announced end of support for the exceptionally popular POWER7 machines. Will IBM offer extended hardware maintenance? Who knows? It hasn’t happened yet. Read Steve’s article to see his perceptions of what some may consider a truly horrifying announcement.

    If news of the Equifax breach left you quivering with fear, you’re not alone. Many, many people are wondering if they were affected. More importantly, many more are wondering how such a thing could have happened. News sources reported that a database hack was conducted on a “legacy” environment. Hmmm…legacy. You’ve heard that word used to describe the IBM i. Could it have been an IBM i that was hacked? Maybe. Carol Woodbury comments on that possibility and discusses the multiple layers of defense that are available to IBM i sys admins to ensure security breaches don’t happen to their company.

    But there’s more good news than bad news in this issue of MC Press Magazine.

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