January 2011

During this morning's Lotusphere 2011 keynote, you can't help but notice IBM's pervasive message around mobile collaboration. From the presence of RIM CEO Jim Balsile, and his new Playbook, to support for new versions of Nokia Symbian, to native Sametime instant messaging clients for iOS and Androi...

Today IBM announced LotusLive Symphony, a revolution in online collaborative document editing. With a preview release later this quarter and final release later this year, LotusLive Symphony delivers word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations for users looking to improve efficiency and collab...

At Lotusphere 2011 today, IBM announced a strategy and solutions for deploying Lotus Domino collaborative applications in the cloud. The announcement recognizes the desire of many organizations today to manage infrastructure through streamlined, predictable costs with pervasive connectivity, high a...

I arrived in Orlando yesterday, a total waste of a day as we provisioned the hotel room for the baby, forgot a suitcase at the airport, picked up a rental car, etc. The sun isn't quite fully up as I write this this morning, but it's looking like the usual beautiful Florida January day as we head in...

Press release out for Thursday on ibm.com...building momentum going into Lotusphere 2011 next week. IBM today announced new partnerships and increased adoption of LotusLive public cloud services to help clients innovate faster, improve daily business interactions and reduce computing costs. Lotu...

I'm leaving for Orlando tomorrow, and while my wife reminds me that consumerism is plenty rampant there and anything we need to buy will be readily available, I'd really like to be self-sufficient. So I asked on Twitter this morning, what is the most likely thing you'll forget to pack for Lotuspher...

On behalf of 50,000 organizations worldwide, let me say this in the most professional way possible: Don't insult us, Microsoft. Today, Microsoft came clean on their whisper campaign of the last six months, where they go to CIOs and say, "you don't want to be the last company on Lotus Notes." Th...

Greetings and salutations

January 23 2011

I'm feeling the pull of formality, and I'm not sure why. Over the holidays last month, I received a customer inquiry through ibm.com about Lotus Notes Traveler. It was from an end-user in one of our clients in the healthcare industry. In his signature, I learned that he was a doctor, just lookin...

Find me at Lotusphere 2011

January 21 2011

Only six days left before I leave for Lotusphere, and for once, my presentation is done way ahead of time! (Well, ahead of time) My schedule is filling up for the big dance...new role, unprecedented number of meeting requests. Have had a great team of people helping me get ready, and I almost fee...

I'm sitting here this evening judging submissions for the Lotus Awards -- "Maximizing Value with an Open Source Solution" category, and realized I had not yet written about the first round of winners that were announced last Friday. I judged one of those categories, too, along with the IBM Beacon A...

From my inbox

January 13 2011

An end-user writes:Dear Ed, following a discussion in the Apple Forums I found your comment on how to add the Notes calendar in iCal. http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=11993935 As I am a Notes user in the office I asked our IT guys and they did something on the server and then...

We like this.... Nokia handset users can now access Lotus Notes Traveler directly through the OVI store. We send the Mobile Installer down to the device, and the user simply needs to be able to point to their Lotus Notes Traveler server for configuration. This is a great improvement in visibili...

A nice announcement out of IBM Russia today... IBM announced today that multiple hospitals throughout Russia have switched from paper-based medical systems to a new solution from IBM and Complex Medical Information Systems (C-MIS) to provide fast electronic medical record exchange and unified access...

I'm excited to announce the details for the Lotusphere Idol! session at Lotusphere 2011! For those who don't know, Lotusphere Idol is an opportunity for new voices to obtain their very own Lotusphere session. Five contestants give five-minute auditions and are judged on quality, speaking ability,...

...of course that assumes I can actually make it there. :-) Warren Elsmore and Theo Heselmans will be running the 2.0 version of their successful BIrds-of-a-Feather session "Organizing and Running a Lotus User Group (event)". When you look around the world over the last year, there have been some...

Mary Beth Raven and I were lucky enough to get a private briefing this morning on social media activities planned around Lotusphere 2011. I was surprised -- in a very good way -- at all the plans my colleagues in marketing have come up with for our soirée in 23 days. Cool stuff going on onsite, bu...

Another product set that is new to my portfolio this year, the Lotus Protector family includes offerings for mail security (anti-virus and anti-spam) and mail encryption (per-message encryption to external parties). For the first time, IBM developerWorks has posted a free trial download of Lotus Pr...

This paper was published a few weeks ago and is starting to be merchandised across IBM.com...several bloggers, such as Stuart McIntyre, caught it over the holiday season as well. I think this is a helpful document to share with IT managers responsible for application development strategies as to...