October 2010

Earlier today, I had a good conversation with a well-known industry analyst who focuses on the mobile collaboration space. We spent a fair amount of time discussing the latest updates to Lotus Notes Traveler, LotusLive Notes and mobile, what's happening in the RIM world, and what devices/OSs/manufa...

At Lotusphere 2010, IBM announced the Collaboration Agenda, a market focus on transformative collaboration solutions for healthcare, insurance, banking, and government industries. As part of that initiative, today IBM has released a new Collaboration Assessment tool, created by the Aberdeen Group.T...

I found this article to be a useful summary of the executive suite mudwrestling that seems to be taking place at Microsoft, and why Ray Ozzie's farewell memo is a pretty nice kiss-off from a place that seems to want to stick to the past rather than innovate for the future:Investors worrying about Oz...

While most of this article focuses on obscure Windows commands to help eke out incremental benefit from MS Windows, the fourth page gets into productivity tips from Getting Things Done guru David Allen:1. Allen is a Lotus Notes enthusiast, through and through, but he enhances the spartan Notes inter...

Next week, a group of IBM business partners is sponsoring a virtual Lotus technical conference called LTAP 2010. About a dozen presentations are scheduled to be part of the online event, which also features a virtual exhibition hall and speaker interaction. The conference is free to attend and has...

Earlier today, IBM Lotus released Symphony 3.0, a major new version of the OpenOffice-based desktop productivity editors. Symphony 3.0 features major improvements in usability, integration, programmability, and compatibility. One thing hasn't changed from earlier versions of Lotus Symphony -- it...

One of the challenges when going with a provider who provides little other than email-as-available support...(cleansed machine translation follows):The Google solution has worked flawlessly, and the CEO has recommended it to many others. But now Jens Hørup could not access his email account for 11 d...

IBM has had an attractive offer available to customers buying or renewing Lotus software purchases: make a multi-year commitment and save 10% or 15%. Now, this offer has been extended to a third scenario -- customers who own Lotus software but have lapsed on their maintenance subscriptions. Custom...

Blogger Jeff Sandgren recently caught up with IBM Vice President of Social Software Jeff Schick, and talked about IBM's adoption of social software and how it fits our culture:“When I started out,” Jeff explained, “you went to the same office most days, where you actually saw peopl...

Back in the saddle yesterday, I spent some time last night looking at Lotusphere 2011 session abstract proposals. With the submission deadline passing last Friday, we received about 850 session proposals. That's a little bit lower than last year, but from my first pass through, I believe that the...

A few days of silence

October 13 2010

Taking a few days off to recharge the batteries, and celebrate life. Been riveted by the Chilean mining rescue, and remembering my incredible first visit to Chile just a few months ago. What an incredible year for the Chileans, really. Anyway, back next week....

CNBC talks LotusLive

October 11 2010

A nice discussion about LotusLive on CNBC earlier today: Features Paul Bloom, IBM's CTO for telecommunications research. Or Link: CNBC.com: Technology to help curb US deficit...

We had tons of great press on this week's formal announcement of LotusLive Notes, but a few of the articles took a more negative angle...this one's subhead is "20-year Old Lotus Notes Gets Puffy Makeover":Lotus Notes, which even during the '90s was clunky and nostalgic in a bad way got a cloud-compu...

I almost missed this in my travels -- IBM has announced the call for abstracts for Lotusphere 2011 is now open. The queens of Lotusphere wrote this better than I can, so here's some things to think about:And this year we're adding a new content focus, and bringing back some old favorites. The sessi...

Just left Boston after three great days at our Lotus Leadership Alliance conference. Now, the hard work of taking the ideas and discussions from that conference through to Lotusphere 2011 and beyond begins. It seems I've signed up for a bit more upcoming travel, and it's not just because I want to...

You have to speak Finnish (or use Google Translate) to read it, but the Finnish IT publication Tietokone is reporting that Atria Group is consolidating their multiple mail systems across geographies to IBM Lotus Domino, with the project intended to be complete by year end 2010. The rest of the arti...

Today, IBM is announcing the latest release of LotusLive, the best cloud collaboration offering available. Today's announcement is the first press announcement of LotusLive Notes, the most-comprehensive US$5/user/month cloud messaging solution, several customer references, partner integration, and...

After spending the last several weeks on the road doing updates at IamLUG, LUGNUT, Toronto LUG, Pavone Powersphere, Prague business partner roundtable, and the like, I figured it was probably time to post a version of the presentation online. A few of the slides don't translate well to the slidesha...

Last night I caught the news that Microsoft had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola over certain methods and technologies employed in the Motorola Android-based smartphones. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, coupled with the comments from Microsoft counsel on their blog, it's pre...

A new case study on ibm.com highlights a Notes/Domino and Sametime deployment to organize, manage, and process the entire workflow of the Zain Africa Challenge, a televised academic competition.By enabling seamless communication and collaboration across borders, the Lotus collaboration environment a...

I think one of the most exciting features of the Notes/Domino 8.5.2 release is the new managed replicas option, and I ended up talking about this quite a bit in my travels the last few days. Over the last few years, marketplace "best practice" has become for Lotus Notes users to operate their email...