IBM Pushes Social Business Agenda at Lotusphere 2011

Fla. — Move over Facebook, you might know
consumers, but IBM knows business. And Big
Blue has made a big push to define and capitalize on the market for "social

not only has IBM made social business the
thrust of its new strategy to help its customers and partners leverage social
networking and social paradigms to their benefit, but IBM
itself has become a social business, in that it eats its own dog food of social
solutions coming out of its Lotus division.

an interview with eWEEK at the Lotusphere
conference here, Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of IBM’s
Software Solutions Group, said, "We’ve all seen the Facebook effect, even
before the movie. But think of that situation at work for a community or a
business as opposed to an individual."

said just as in the early days of the Internet when companies were trying to
figure out how to take advantage of the opportunity and to leverage content to
do business, today IBM and others are trying
to figure out how to leverage social networking and collaboration to become
better social businesses.

"We’re going to follow the same pattern and this will change the way people operate,"
Rhodin said. Jon Iwata, senior vice president of IBM
marketing and communications, echoed Rhodin’s sentiments.

For more, read the eWeek article: Move Over Facebook, IBM Goes Social for Business.

CIO Insight Staff
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