GreaterIBM on ibm.com: The Network Hub

3 thoughts on “GreaterIBM on ibm.com: The Network Hub”

  1. I have covered IBM for 12 years, though i never worked for the company. GreaterIBM won’t be about collaborative innovation until folks like me can contribute. the greateribm should be about the ecosystem

  2. Luis:

    Glad you picked up on the important and interesting overlaps between our online social networking efforts for the Greater IBM alumni program, and the plans to incorporate a virtual connection center. I personally think that this seam between web 2.0 types of social networking and virtual environments is a really intriguing one. After all, both of these fronts are, in the end, really about new ways to get people to interact

  3. Thanks a lot, folks, for dropping by and for the feedback comments ! And welcome to elsua !

    James, you are absolutely right that it makes sense that the ecosystem tries to cover as much ground as possible, including the group of folks that like yourself have been involved with IBM for quite some time sharing further insights with everyone else. However, for that full ecosystem to take place in the best conditions possible you would have to agree with me that first we would need to start somewhere and place the focus on a particular area to start building further up on the ecosystem from there.

    That is why GreaterIBM started a couple of months back with the focus on IBM alumni and IBM regular employees as an initiative for a social network to get both groups of people together in order to share their knowledge and collaborate with one another so that they can help out building stronger relationships that would  then manage to prepare the ground for that ecosystem that you are talking about. So I am really sure that once the initiative settles in nicely that we would be able to expand further into that ecosystem, but initially the focus is just on the alumni and the IBM population.

    Once things continue to grow further I am sure that I would be able to update this particular weblog entry with some further details as they may become available, and like Jack mentioned, it has got to start somewhere, in this case putting together a social network with the virtual worlds. So stay tuned because as soon as more details become available on the subject of the ecosystem I shall be updating this weblog with it.

    Thanks again for the feedback and for dropping by ! (Appreciated the insights as well, Jack! Thanks for chiming in!)

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