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Enhance your Collaboration

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IBM Connections centers on utilising the power of collective intelligence – providing world-class collaboration capabilities through enterprise social networks and email. It has been named a leader in enterprise social software by many of the largest technology analysts for a number of consecutive years, helping to improve knowledge sharing, decision-making and innovation within the workplace.


IBM Connections provides an experience which is engaging for the whole team, from the youngest millennial to the most seasoned executive. Capabilities can be deployed incrementally dependent on the needs of the business, and include many of the tools you'd expect in a business social network:

Social networking

Rich profiles, social analytics, file sharing, blogs, activities, communities and wikis all help you to stay connected to your professional network.

Email and calendar integration

Share essential information on a single platform so that unnecessary hold-ups are avoided.


Collaboration tools facilitate online meetings with high-definition audio and video when integrated with IBM Sametime.


IBM Sametime allows you to instantly connect to the right people so you can quickly find the information you need.


IBM Docs, an online office suite, makes sharing and editing documents with the team easier than ever.


Control content through document check-in/out, round trip editing, version control and approval routing to keep teams engaged through the creation and editing process.


Using various open APIs, there are a great deal of integration points available which makes IBM Connections a favourite for companies that need an engaging front end for their disparate back end data stores:

·       IBM Domino and Microsoft Exchange messaging systems

·       IBM Sametime instant messaging and meetings

·       Microsoft SharePoint

·       Microsoft Outlook

·       IBM FileNet

·       Box

·       IBM Docs

·       IBM Digital Experience (WebSphere Portal)

·       Desktop plugin for Windows and Mac

The secure collaboration platform to grow your business

Companies are keen to provide their staff with tools that empower them to innovate and collaborate with their peers as well expanding that collaboration beyond organisational boundaries to include customers, partners, vendors and contractors. With security a high priority for most businesses, IBM designed Connections with robust capabilities — including authentication and intrusion prevention so you can rest assured that your organisation and its data is protected.

Expertise to support implementation and adoption

Portal can provide accredited resources to assist you, supporting your current investment or consulting with you to build a new IBM Connections platform or migrate to a later version. We can also provide project management expertise and hosting options should you want to deploy to our cloud or to IBM Bluemix. 

For more information, contact Portal today.