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Keith Elliott

The Sweet Smell of Success

Posted by Keith Elliott in Keith Elliott's Blog on Jul 12, 2007 10:10:05 PM

“Sometimes you need to ask the whole world your questions to find the right answers.”


SDN and BPX teams get happy when we hear that you get value out of the community. We work hard to provide a place where the community creates its own rewards. Every week we get some kind of confirmation in the form of detailed reports on new members, page traffic, downloads, unique users, logins, length of sessions, etc.


The numbers are nice. Professionals are joining the communities at an accelerating rate. They’re logging on more and staying longer. Last week, members downloaded 10K software packages, viewed 335K documents, read and participated in 1.7M forum threads. Numbers give us insight into what’s hot and what’s not; insight into where we should focus energies and resources.


But numbers don’t tell the people-stories and, in my opinion, the stories are what are most interesting. Our editorial team has pulled together some wiki pages that collect interviews, Q&A sessions, testimonials, success stories, and fun anecdotes, all focused around how members get value out of the communities. We put them in the Contributor’s Corner in an area called SDN and BPX Success Stories. Please check it out and give us your feedback.


Do you have a story to add to the wiki? Maybe you’ve learned something that got you through a tough spot in an implementation project. Maybe you’ve been able to use SDN and BPX resources to develop your knowledge and advance your career. Maybe you got a new customer through your visibility in the communities as a top contributor. Maybe you’ve made valuable connections and friendships with other community members. Tell us how you get value from the communities.



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