I published an article on IBM Security Intelligence on Raise the Red Flag: Guidelines for Consuming and Verifying Indicators of Compromise.
The articles covers how you can consume indicators of compromise (IOC) received via manual sharing. Although automatic sharing is preferred not all organisations have the resources to setup automatic sharing. Manual sharing is then a good fallback compared to not sharing at all.
The steps include source and content verification, context verification, sharing properties, redistributing packages, acting on matches and how to generate your own indicators.