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Oct 06 2008

Career Profiles: Social Software Product Manager Intern

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Social Software is commonly referred to as “Facebook for the enterprise.”  This past summer, I spent 14 weeks working for IBM in Westford, MA as a Social Software Product Manager Intern for IBM’s Lotus Quickr, an online team collaboration software that enables group members share content via document libraries, wikis, blogs, team calendars, and task lists.  I spent most of the summer building Quickr templates for two purposes.  First, the templates would provide proof of concept for clients and the sales team would use the templates to demo during sales presentations.  Second, they would be available for download as add-ons from the IBM website and/or shipped in future releases of Quickr.  At the risk of sounding corny, the templates would help customers get Quickr places started quicker.  Microsoft Sharepoint, one of Quickr’s biggest competitors, has similar templates available.

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