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IBM Connections enables business professionals to work in virtual teams and provides a range of structural and functional components that are able to support and enhance a broad range of business user activities.


  • IBM has recognized the need for a smarter workspace, one that is able to assist the business user by harnessing advancements in cognitive computing.
  • IBM Connections enables business professionals to mobilize, convene, and interact in virtual teams when the need arises.
  • Delivered on cloud, on-premise, or as a hybrid solution, IBM Connections can integrate with existing investments, including Microsoft SharePoint.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of IBM Connections Cloud and IBM Connection Suite 5.5.
  • Examines how IBM Connections Cloud enables business professionals to share their knowledge and know-how through an intelligent, flexible, social business collaboration platform.
  • Considers how IBM Connections scales across enterprise dimensions and requirements.
  • Explores the opportunities and threats facing IBM as it competes in the enterprise social networking and business collaboration market.

Key questions answered

  • Why consider IBM Connections Cloud?
  • What are the primary strengths and weaknesses of IBM Connections Cloud?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Why consider IBM Connections?

SWOT analysis

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Data sheet

  • Key facts about the solution


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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