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How Collaboration Tools Help the Changing Workforce

Today’s changing global workforce has created a new way to work. Workers, especially millennials, are no longer keen on spending years pursuing long careers in one organization, nor do they want the traditional constrictions of a 9-5 job. Instead, they prefer to become freelancers or start their own companies and work flexible hours that are in line with their other non-work related life goals and aspirations.

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The Power of IBM Connections Cloud Communities

IBM Connections Communities serve a number of purposes and they are powerful tools for staying connected, making it easier for internal and external communication. You can use Communities from your desktop or mobile device, and stay connected to the people who are important to you. This platform is key for building a network of contacts, following influencers, or sharing information  

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Documentation is the Most Valuable Thing You Do

You do write documentation right?

Writing or maintaining documentation is probably the most important things that a System Administrator can do, but because you can do it doesn't mean you do.

We are all busy, lots of us System Admins, Consultants, and Developers have multiple tasks and have day jobs so where do you find the time to do this necessary evil?

I learned the hard way, wasting time, continually having to look things up, trying to remember how I fixed that thing I did that time –  enough was enough. I started to write documentation.


Meet the BCC Team: Director of Professional Services & Support Tim Clark


Continuing on our Meet the BCC Team thread, here’s an interview we conducted with Tim Clark, who is BCC's Director of Professional Services & Support. If you’re working with us at BCC, you already know that you have some of the greatest people working on your behalf, but here are some things you might not know about Tim.

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Team Collaboration: Tools and Technologies for Collaboration


How many emails do you exchange with your team members each day? If that question alone makes you cringe a little, it might be time to reevaluate the way that your team collaborates. Emailing back and forth to set meetings, share information, request feedback, and get approval can slow down your projects considerably. If you want to spend less time lost in a sea of emails and more time getting work done, you’ll need to find the right team collaboration tools to help you and your team work smarter.

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The Perks of IBM Connections for Collaboration

At the most basic level, IBM Connections makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues and supports social sharing. Whilst other tools are challenging to use and not intuitive, IBM Connections offers comprehensive tracking, simple sharing and easy mobile access, making IBM Connections the best option for businesses that need to securely share with others.


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Collaboration Tools and the Gartner Magic Quadrants

As you search for collaboration tools and software for your business, you will want to explore as much research as possible so that you can make a more informed decision and choose the best fit for your company. The Gartner Magic Quadrants are a helpful research tool that you can use to better understand what tools are available in the market and how they might help your business get ahead. Below, we’ll discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant research methodology and how you can use it to find the best collaboration tools for your business.

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MWLUG - Past and Present

For nearly a decade, members and collaborators of the IBM community have gathered for a three-day conference. Each conference provides attendees with a vast array of experiences, networking opportunities, and insider knowledge from the best experts in the field. After attending MWLUG, most people find that they have learned firsthand about the most relevant and exciting innovations in the IBM community, have made personal connections with industry professionals they might not otherwise have met, and have learned about a wide range of relevant and useful topics within the IBM ecosystem.


New Hire Onboarding Is A Lot Like Renting A Car

Do you speed a new hire along the on-ramp or make them wait at the rental desk?

I'm going to make a rather large assumption at the beginning here and that is you travel and sometimes you rent a car at the airport.


If you do this regularly you may be tempted to become a valued member of the loyalty program for the rental car company of your choice. When you do, what happens next is really quite astounding the next time you rent a vehicle from your chosen company.


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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just around the corner - Are you ready for it?


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just around the corner and Non-EU organisations that do business in the EU with EU data subjects' personal data should prepare to comply with the Regulation as well.

Those providing products or services to EU customers or processing their data may have to face the long arm of the law if an incident is reported. 

The GDPR will be enforced from 25 May 2018. Organisations only have a short time to ensure that they are compliant.