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Social Connections is the international user group for HCL Connections and is the place-to-be to discuss topics such as the future of work, social collaboration and enterprise social networks. This year sees the 15th Social Connections, which is taking place in Munich this time.

It is also the first important meeting of this user group after HCL became the official owner of the former IBM Collaboration portfolio. We are looking forward to hearing the official announcements and presentations that were postponed over the last weeks and months during the takeover. This includes information about how HCL plans to support Universities in terms of (cost-free) academic software licences and especially the continuation of the University Competence Center for Collaboration Technology (UCT). Does HCL want us to continue our research projects on UniConnect, such as IndustryConnect and our many Domino student projects? Do they want us to keep putting our resources into the complex hosting activities required to provide access to their collaboration product portfolio for other universities?  We will meet and inform everyone as soon as we know more.


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Zusammenfassung des weltweit ersten IBM Connections Jam 2019 in Frankfurt

Nach den erfolgreichen “Domino V11 Jams” hat IBM das etablierte Workshop-Format nun zum ersten Mal für die Weiterentwicklung von IBM Connections genutzt. Auch wenn es wie ein Aprilscherz klingen mag, hat IBM den 1.April 2019 ausgewählt und zum weltweit allerersten Connections Jam „#LetsConnect“ in die Frankfurter Niederlassung eingeladen. Gemeinsam mit rund 30 Unternehmensvertretern und Connections-Partnern wurden in einem interaktiven Face-to-Face-Workshop viele wertvolle und kreative Ideen für die künftige Entwicklung von Connections erarbeitet.