IT and LOB Win When Your Business Adopts Flexible Social Cloud Collaboration Tools

IT and LOB Win When Your Business Adopts Flexible Social Cloud Collaboration Tools

 

Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Speakers
Ann-Marie Darrough
North American Sales Business Unit Executive for Messaging & Social Business
IBM Collaboration Solutions
Ann-Marie Darrough
Ann-Marie Darrough is the IBM North America Sales Business Unit Executive for Messaging and Collaboration. She has over 20 years of professional IT experience in development, services and sales. Ann-Marie joined IBM in 1999, working as an IT Architect focused on development, implementation and adoption services for IBM collaboration solutions. She spent several years in technical sales, before becoming the sales leader for IBM social business in the cloud, messaging and collaboration solutions for North America. Her passion is helping customers become more productive and innovative by leveraging ever evolving collaboration and social business solutions.
Vanessa Thompson
Research Manager - Enterprise Collaboration and Social Solutions
IDC
Vanessa Thompson
Vanessa is the Research Manager for IDC's Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies program. In this position, she provides a holistic view of traditional and emerging collaboration channels being applied internally and externally to the enterprise. Vanessa has a business process oriented and end user focused approach to software research and analysis and her main areas of focus are collaborative applications, Web 2.0 technologies, enterprise social networks and unified communications (UC) applications. Since joining the IDC Asia Pacific team in 2011, Vanessa has been an analyst covering the software market in Australia. Her research program was focused on data organisation and management with additional focus on collaborative applications and social business. Previous to joining IDC Asia Pacific, Vanessa worked in the financial services industry as a technology strategy analyst. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University, with a major in Information Management.
Lisa Lucadamo Jarrett
SmartCloud Engage Offering Manager
IBM Collaboration Solutions
Lisa Lucadamo Jarrett
Lisa works in product management for IBM Collaboration Solutions on IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. She has worked in software development, consulting, business strategy, and product management and marketing for IBM - focusing on applying software to transform business and solve problems. She has expertise in many software areas - SOA and middleware, web experience, and most recently focused on collaboration and web experience software in the cloud.
Kyle Farnand
Executive Social Business & Cloud Consultant
IBM Collaboration Solutions
Kyle Farnand
Kyle Farnand is the Executive Social Business and Cloud Consultant within the IBM Collaboration Solutions brand and has over 15 years of experience in the collaboration space. He works internationally with customers to share IBM’s vision of collaboration and how organizations can leverage and benefit from these capabilities. Kyle is currently focused on helping companies transform themselves into social businesses using cloud based services. On his journey to his current role Kyle has been a software developer, a software consultant, and technical sales professional. Kyle holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
In today’s dynamic and competitive global environment, organizations are facing a multitude of complex challenges.

  • How do you reach new markets and retain existing customers while reducing costs?
  • How can you speed time to market and deliver differentiated products without exceeding your budget?
  • How do you stay current with changing technologies and the mobile capabilities your employees demand and need for success?
  • How do you connect your geographically dispersed employees and work closely with external partners and suppliers?

Sometimes trying to solve these problems can put IT and LOB at odds. LOB wants something they can implement quickly and easily; IT needs to ensure the organization's network and data are protected. How can you enable line of business to solve their specific business problems using cloud based, flexible collaboration and social business tools, while ensuring IT feels confident that security and reliability objectives are met?

In this webinar, you will learn how social cloud technologies like real-time online document editing, community based blogs and wikis, and file sharing can meet the needs of both IT and LOB and how incorporating these technologies into your business processes can help you cut costs, improve communication and make your workforce more productive.
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