How to Be a Socialite at IBM Connect 2013! (Or Follow Everything If You Can’t Make It to Orlando)

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With IBM Connect 2013 just a week away, we want to be sure you’re properly prepared to make the most of the conference, the most important Social Business event of the year. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time.

Register now 

And if you aren’t able to be in Orlando, don’t let that stop you from participating! In this helpful post from IBM’s Social Business Insights blog, by Marjorie Madfis, Digital and Social Strategist, IBM Software, see how YOU can stay connected with everything that’s going on. Read it now. 


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What’s The Buzz for October 2012

Here’s a quick snapshot of what YOU have been talking about for the month of October 2012. Top five discussions/posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, our blog, and Twitter

What’s the most interesting thing you do in your non-work life? 45
Baby Boomer Retirement – What Happened? 41
Greater IBMers:  What’s your most productive time of day? (Poll) 24 votes, 1 comment
What is the best way for ex-employees to rejoin IBM? 19
Lessons Learned:…What’s one lesson YOU learned at IBM that you use in the rest of your life? 18 Oct, 542 all time
Click like if you’ve ever seen this clock in a classroom or on a wall at IBM (photo of clock) 247
Here’s how an IBM mobile employee looked in the late 1950s (photo) 109
That line between your work life and your home life:  is it a thing of the past?  (link to story on work-life balance) 77
Go Big Blue!  #IBM stock is now trading at its all-time high. (link to story) 66
#GreaterIBM:  is Facebook now the first thing you do in the mornings? (link to story) 54
Today It’s Not Work-Life-Balance, but Work-Life Blend 119
The One Key that Helped Drive the Computer Revolution – Thanks to IBM 99
CIOs and CMOs Partner To Become Co-Designers of the Customer Experience 78
Newsweek Votes IBM Greenest Company in the US 76
5 Top Tips to Starting a Successful Business, by Richard Branson 63
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” -Dale Carnegie 10
What is PaaS and why should I care?  IBM CAI has an idea 5
“Culture is what people do when no one is looking.” Ginni Rometty @IBM 5
Big Blue voted the greenest U.S. co. for the 2nd year in a row. Congratulations on the win, #IBM! #green 5
1 -IBM Master Inventor @andysc tweeted his way to lower energy bills. Join him at #P4SPcha, Oct31 noon ET @smarterplanet, 2- #IBM Reports Nanotube Chip Breakthrough massive!, 3 -What does big data mean for marketing? Interview w/ IBM CMO Jon Iwata on CIOs, CMOs, & the customer experience, 4-Grad schools add bigdata analytics degrees (from @Computerworld) #ibmanalytics, 5-

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–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

IBM Retirees: Hard to Find Time to Research Your Annual Enrollment Benefit Options?

Who says retirement is quiet? You’re busy and it can be hard to find the time to research the IBM retiree benefit options available to you.

Aetna recognizes how busy you are. To help you learn about the Aetna plan options available through Retiree Health Access (RHA), Aetna has posted a recorded presentation on their IBM RHA dedicated website. You can view this presentation at your convenience. You can stop the presentation, repeat sections or skip to the sections of interest – it’s available 24 x 7.

Remember, IBM annual enrollment period ends on November 16, 2012.

If you have questions or want to learn more, call Aetna at 1-866-795-2091 (TDD: 711).
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

When you’re ready make a plan selection, call the IBM Employee Services Center at 1-800-796-9876, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET*.

TTY: 1-800-426-6537, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET*

* On business days (excluding holidays recognized by the New York Stock Exchange)