September 2010

IDC recently issued its Worldwide Business Mobile Email Forecast, looking at handsets, OSs, protocols and the like around the business market for mobile devices. In this growing segment of the collaboration marketplace, RIM and MS's ActiveSync are, as IDC says, the #1 and #2 players. What didn't q...

Last week's Lotus User Group in Nashville was quite a success, and thanks again to Simplified Technology Solutions for organizing and hosting the event. It was very kind of Lisa Duke to offer a token of appreciation for my participation. Little did I know that it would be the exactly right articl...

Speaking of Lotus Symphony...Let's face it: Microsoft Office is overkill for a lot of users. And if you don't need Outlook, you can easily get by with a suite that costs less -- a lot less. My Office alternative of choice: Lotus Symphony 3. Symphony is like a more user-friendly, less feature-packe...

As we get close to a Q4 2010 release of Lotus Symphony 3.0, the development team has begun to scope out the subsequent feature release for the product. As with many of our development organizations, they listen closely to the input on Elguji's IdeaJam.net as a source of feedback and weighting for...

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September 27 2010

Looks like someone has decided to put some positive energy online.... No idea who is behind this, but whoever it is, thank you! I am looking forward to reading expressions of love, hope, success, excitement, fascination, surprise, and all of those great adjectives around use of Lotus Notes. L...

Nice win over the wire this morning...IBM announced today that it has signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines to empower the airline's geographically distributed workforce to collaborate and communicate more effectively. The airline will adopt IBM's social and collaboration software on mobile...

IBM has announced a series of in-person and online workshops focused on Lotus technology developers...As a collaborative application leader, IBM Lotus is offering this technical workshop to help developers like you take advantage of the latest application development technologies. It is designed to...

The TriState Lotus User Group has assembled a great list of speakers for their meeting next month, including IBM Lotus General Manager Alistair Rennie and VP of Messaging and Collaboration Kevin Cavanaugh. Registration for this free event is now open, check the details on the TriStateLUG website....

A new RedWiki project kicks off next month...This new Redbooks publication wiki, "Optimizing Lotus Domino 8.5.1 Administration" will focus on system administration best practices for complex and non-complex environments. Some of the areas include performance tuning, configuration for high availabili...

A few links that have floated my way in the last few days... PCMag.com: Google Engineer Fired for Accessing Teens' Gmail, Chat Log:Google this week confirmed that it fired an engineer who accessed the Gmail and Google Voice accounts of several minors and taunted those children with the information...

Over the last two days of my travels, I've been asked the same question in three different settings: In today's market, why should an organization choose IBM Lotus over Microsoft? Even with everything we know about the competitive landscape, when forced to boil it down to a short answer, I've give...

As it seems that at least the eBook version is officially available, now seems like a good time to congratulate Karen Hooper on the release of the Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide. I'm thrilled to have an end-user-focused Notes 8.5 book in market, and Karen has done an excellent job of speaking directly...

Just announced, LotusUserGroup.org will host a virtual user group presentation on Notes/Domino 8.5.2 on Tuesday, September 21.Two recent announcements from Lotus have an impact on virtually every job role in the Lotus community: the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2 release and the availability of LotusL...

A couple of weeks ago, Tungle launched their "Calendar of the Future" manifesto, featuring industry luminaries talking about the history and future of electronic calendaring. I was honored to be part of the manifesto, and found that working with Marc, Jonathan, and the team was an incredibly profes...

Over the next few weeks, I have a bunch of travel ahead and am looking forward to seeing many of you.... Next week, I'll pass briefly through Switzerland for some customers, and then move on to the Pavone POWERSPHERE event in Paderborn on Tuesday the 14th and Wednesday the 15th. From there, it's o...

Many couples have traditions for their wedding anniversaries; for my wife and I, starting with our wedding night, we have endeavored to make this annual date on the calendar about an incredible dining experience. Some may jet off to the islands for a weekend, or play a great round of golf; budget-w...

The blog post I've wanted to write all week...Ryan Heathers got to it first:I've been reading the many articles on the new Gmail Priority Inbox with great interest. People are praising this "innovative" Gmail feature all over the place. And it is pretty cool. But as Alan Lepofsky pointed out, Lotus...

250 employees, growing their number of clients by 40% through using Domino, iEnterprises' CRM solution, and Blackberry...This allows project managers to improve decision making, shorten sales cycles and significantly increased new business by making client interactions and client contact information...