June 2010

Not quite two weeks ago, IBM held a "mobility day" event for press and analysts in our Massachusetts Labs (Littleton). I blogged about Alistair Rennie's presentation from that day, but wasn't able to capture some of the other events and messages. It turns out there, was a lot of analysis written...

Images from Chile

June 27 2010

Home, disoriented, exhausted after three weeks of travel, putting the pieces together for the days and weeks ahead. I had a great trip this week, very productive in building and furthering relationships with customers, partners, and IBMers. And we did manage to sneak in a little bit of time for so...

IBM's social media guidelines are clear: Don't blog about specific customer situations. So I won't. But what I will say in generalities is that I've just returned from a meeting that was the main reason I came to Chile this week -- I met the CEO of one of my customers to discuss the future of coll...

Another frequent theme in the blog comments and postings in the last week has been "IBM, you need to distribute more free apps with Notes!" The assertion goes that Notes/Domino need to demonstrate more immediate value, instant gratification, and hey, weren't those "Nifty Fifty" cool? I know we've...

The following observation was made about twenty different times, this particular one quotes Fredrik Stöckel:A huge problem though with XPages at the moment is the (lack of) documentation, especially the API documentation, and the content-assist that only works if certain criteria are meet - and only...

I've had a zillion questions about Lotus Notes Traveler for Android since we did the beta announcement on Wednesday. Some FAQ: Q) Where is the beta? A) You must be nominated and accepted for this beta, it is not a public beta (at least not yet). If you are interested in participating in the bet...

Article that's interesting both for the story of MS displacing Google and knocking the bloom off the vine there, but also because the reporter may perhaps not understand the market dynamics that are typically in play when competing with Redmond....Word on the high-tech street is that Microsoft is gi...

As mentioned, IBM today hosted a Mobile Strategy Day at the grand opening of the Massachusetts Software Labs in Littleton. Speakers included Steve Mills, Bob Picciano, Alistair Rennie, Al Zollar, Craig Hayman, and several other senior IBM executives. The attendees were analysts and press, and alon...

Wednesday morning (uh, in just a few hours), IBM is opening the doors on its new Massachusetts Labs. You can watch the grand opening live at 9 AM EDT here. Lots of VIPs at the event, including Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Following the ribbon cutting, IBM will host a mobile strategy even...

Monday was filled with angst from many different sources and on many different levels. It was a strange contrast to my expected rest of the week, where I'll be at Enterprise 2.0 later today, at an IBM launch of our new labs in Massachusetts followed by an event focused on our mobility leadership, a...

So, obviously I'm loving my new iPad. Yesterday at DNUG, I found I was able to use it as my primary device during the day for the kind of interrupt-driven email triage that usually happens when I'm on the road, mixed in with the occasional surfing and calendar updates. The battery life is excellen...

As reported by blogger Mick Stokes yesterday, the first "Lotus Knows" advertisement has shown up in the land down under, specifically in Voice and Data magazine. I had the opportunity to review the Lotus Knows plans with the Aussie marketing team last week, and I'm excited by what they have in stor...

Looks like John has found one of today's announcements, and it's a screamer (as in screaming fast).... You can download Lotus Symphony 3 beta 3, now, with tons of new features and improvements over the earlier beta. Development progress on UI, fit and finish, and performance has been excellent....

This morning at the Deutsche Notes User Group, and later today in San Francisco at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, IBM Lotus is announcing official support for Lotus Notes Traveler on the iPad. I will add a link to the press release once it is on the wire. Notes Traveler on the iPad is,...

This is a nice, relatively concise whitepaper, that covers the pros and cons of learning and developing in XPages. Essentially a risk-benefit analysis, the paper covers technology, learning, delivery, and software impact.The white paper has been published on Intec's website to enable customers and...

Paul is part of the design partner program, and as with other beta participants, has been given the early run to start talking about Notes 8.5.2 in advance of its planned Q3 release. Several of you will find his post good news. He shows an improvement of 10% or more in the cold start time vs. 8.5....

As I pack this morning to head to Berlin for this week's Deutsche Notes Users Group, I find myself thinking back to my first trip to Berlin, which was my first-ever visit to Germany, in 1998. I don't often cross-post here from my Chicago Tribune TribLocal Highland Park column. Today, though, I'm r...

(and for those who are wondering, the helmet is because she has brachycephaly, aka a "flat head" in her soft spot. The helmet helps re-shape the head.)...

Would love to tell you more about it but my wife has already stolen it....

As Alistair Rennie put it to me earlier today, "so you used the 'I need it for work' excuse, too, huh?" Yes, I bought an iPad yesterday, and it is a timely purchase, with conferences next week and the week after. I've not been an iPhone user, so this whole thing is going to be a new experience for...

Sam Diaz writes about Forrester analyst Ted Schadler's observations at Forrester's IT Forum:Until yesterday, I had always imagined the communications nirvana of the future as some sort of user interface that was free of the unruliness and ineffectiveness of email. But during a session at the Forrest...