HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

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Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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IBM Connections is used by the entire organization. We have many departments and user groups that are divided into Connections "communities". It helps connects users across the organization to each other and to help find and organize information. It is especially useful for connecting with people who you don't normally work with on a day to day basis.
Tony Morales, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Connections is being used across the entire organization and is available to us on our internet browser via the cloud. IBM Connections is our tool to connect to each other and collaborate in a number of areas - project management, knowledge management, collaboration and sharing of ideas. Our company also is able to use email, calendars and virtual meeting rooms for communication.
Eric Hodge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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IBM Connections is being used largely as a wiki replacement system because of its tight integration with other IBM products. For instance, we used (and have since replaced) IBM Jazz. At the time that we implemented Jazz, we needed a centralized repository for constantly changing information, something that Wikis are good at. Connections was selected to be that Wiki-like tool, with multiple levels of permissions, tagging, and spaces. We also used it as a blogging platform. Users would post blogs to Jazz either from their personal spaces or from other relevant business spaces.
Sarah Pressman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Currently it is being used across the organization from frontline production workers to board members.
The business problems that it addresses are the following:
  • Document editing/sharing/versions - instead of multiple emails and versions, there is now only one.
  • All staff news is shared via a community blog
  • Use of VPN has decreased - easy access to information and documents anywhere, increased safety for our intellectual property and confidential documents
  • Individual departments house their manuals/resources in their own community
  • Individual departments and committees house documents and meeting notes - one location
  • Transparency is increasing since you can view open/moderated communities
  • One sign-in - previously we had multiple sign-ins for different things, now you can access email, department manuals, company resources and in-house built systems
December 15, 2017

IBM Connections is useful

Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Connections is used as a source of interdepartmental communication within our office. We also use it for blogging/sharing information about work events and community events. Our email is also connected to IBM Connections.
Chris Whisonant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our professional services team uses IBM Connections to keep track of projects and documentation. Since we are a small team who all reside in different regions of the USA, IBM Connections provides a way for us to stay organized. Our team is also able to share documentation. This reduces the need for team members to request information from each other when we can get to it when we need it.
Victor Toal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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ToalSystems is an IT consulting company that specializes in collaboration technology by IBM. We design and implement small to very large IBM Connecitons environments for clients and in many cases also support those systems for clients. We also offer training for both end users and technical staff on the every day use of IBM Connections for both on premise installations and the cloud.
Daniel Lieber | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IIUI uses IBM Connections and IBM Connections Cloud (IBM's hosted version) to share and store information with various other organizations. We use it extensively for the collaborative features and discussions that occur. The ability to memorialize thoughts and processes becomes invaluable later. The search and taxonomy related navigation provide strength to the way people, including myself, benefit from its use. The IBM Connections Cloud integration with other collaborative features, such as Instant Messaging, Web Conferencing, and E-mail, makes it a very useful tool.
Heather Hegger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We currently use IBM Connections as a backend platform. We have built a custom platform (member-facing) on top of IBM Connections. Our member-facing platform currently serving over 100,000 members. Our main use of IBM Connections is for the collaboration tools that it offers.
Score 7 out of 10
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My organization has primarily been utilizing IBM Connections as a means to communicate with staff. We have an All Staff community in which we post pertinent information for all employees and communities for each individual department. We also have communities for work-related projects. In this way, we use Connections to organize our information for easier consumption. We are in the process of migrating our policy wiki to our department communities. In addition to the above, my department (HR) uses the MS Office plugin for sharing and editing documents. All in all, IBM Connections has been very beneficial to the organization as a provides some much-needed structure in terms of where information goes, when it is updated and how it is presented.
Olga Toprover | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I was working on a project implementing IBM Connections in the insurance industry. The system was used by tens of thousands users located around the globe. Various types of groups of users were using the tool to write wiki places and blogs using a few languages. Some of the blogs were global and open for everyone within the company, the others were devoted to specific problems and were available only to limited groups of resources.
Kiera Stallings | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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At Mizuno, IBM Connections is being used across the whole organization as a tool to keep everyone informed and connected. People from across different departments can join different communities with groups of people with the same interests and create and keep up with upcoming events. It's a convenient way to share data and keep up with what's going on across the entire company.
Adam Pugh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are currently using IBM Connections for communication across all departments. It has been great being able to collaborate across the board. In our department, we have been able to quickly and efficiently share important information, saving valuable time. The files on IBM Connections work great as a cloud and will soon replace our shared drives. As a company of 300+, the communities have brought unique individuals together that wouldn't have found each other without it.
Erich Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Connections is used across the organization, for blogging, activities and creating wikis.The blogging (and subsequent commenting and "Likes") is the primary means of communicating business and non-business issues/events to employees. Wikis hold a great deal of business and institutional knowledge.
Thinh Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Communication among the teams and projects teams is a big issue. It happens too often that the information (document, email) is not readily available and sharable with the rest of the team. Information in mail inboxes, local hard drive, network shared drive lead to miscommunications and duplications of effort. Connections has help improve these challenges.
Score 6 out of 10
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We piloted IBM Connections 5.0 (on-premises) for about 8 months but ended up deciding to evaluate cloud options instead. Our user base is about 650 users and we were looking to move up from Lotus Quickr. We knew we needed something that would work natively on iOS as well as on Windows PCs and in browsers, provide us with additional document control (ECM-type features), and of course integration of social tools to provide easier access to people and information. Usage statistics and reporting were also a concern; users wanted to know when their content was useful (or not).
February 25, 2015

IBM Connections review

Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Connections is being used throughout the whole organization (34,000+ end users) as a social addition to the statically delivered intranet. The main business problem and why this organizations has decided to choose for IBM Connections is in fact that it pushed out to the end users to work more closely together on projects and in day to day work situations. IBM Connections fulfills in that completely. With the mobility part of IBM Connections the circle was completely round as this was one of the biggest issue's we had with the current intranet which was too much statically build and not developed for mobile clients (not build with a responsive web design). We have just introduced the CCM part of IBM Connections which will replace overtime to all current file-shares which are being delivered via OLD fashioned way of serving files via a FileServer model. All this together is for us a major improvement on the next step of our journey in the intranet world.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is currently being used by a number of departments throughout the company. It is addressing different problems within each department but primarily it is being used to disseminate information, used for notifications of important deadlines and for collaboration between a large geographical area.

What is HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)?

Connections from HCL Technologies (formerly from IBM, acquired by HCL in 2018) is a collaboration tool and employee digital workspace with key features like social analytics, blogs, document management, and a social network.

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