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C3UG Video: IBM Connections Adoption Case Study: Hurricane Edition

IBM Champion Amy Stonesifer joins us to share her presentation from IBM Think 2019 about how her company was set to start adoption of IBM Connections on the same day that Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017. Their initial plan was to use IBM Connections to gather ideas from employees on ways to improve Memorial Hermann and save money. That plan changed as Hurricane Harvey blasted into Houston, creating unprecedented flooding that brought the nation’s fourth-largest city to a standstill. Amy's organization was suddenly faced with the challenge of communicating vitally important information to its more than 26,000 employees, many of whom were displaced from their homes. During the height of the storm, IBM Connections became an invaluable information lifeline for thousands of employees. Post Harvey, IBM Connections is helping them leverage. those ideas we've gathered—individual ideas ranging in value from $54,000 to $300,000 and up, plus over $1 million in savings.