December 2010

SlideShare Pro Network

December 31 2010

One social web tool that probably doesn't get enough credit is slideshare.net. I regularly post presentations I'm using on the road there, and over the years they have had tens of thousands of views and downloads. My presence on SlideShare has resulted in invitations to speaking events and custome...

IBM has announced a concurrent event running with Lotusphere 2011: The IBM Social Business Industries Symposium. The content at this event will be more business- and solution-focused, with the target audience being C-level, VP-level, LOB leaders and senior public officials. The agenda include...

2010 in review

December 29 2010

Yes, it's time once again for a look back at the year that was. I really enjoy this annual exercise, not just because it helps me with my self-review of my professional results, but also because it has become a barometer to measure each year against the past and sense how much I've grown profession...

At Lotusphere 2010, IBM announced Project Vulcan, a vision for the future of our collaborative solutions. While Project Vulcan isn't a product, it is a blueprint for where the Lotus products are going--and you'll hear more about that progress at Lotusphere 2011 in January. Meanwhile, one of the co...

Last week, I was in New York for a few days and had a great lunch with Mitch Cohen. We were talking about a recent frustration of mine -- finding things I talked about on Twitter or Facebook. There's simply no good way to go back and data mine -- what exactly was the name of that Belgian Beer I ha...

As the year winds down, attention always turns to Lotusphere preparations. I've seen many tweets and mails from IBMers and customers/partners readying presentation content and advocating birds-of-a-feather sessions and sponsors setting up events. All good stuff and consistent with years past. As...

Great to see IBM's leadership in this space recognized.... "IBM has the largest community of employees actively involved in social media on earth." More:IBM claims to have the largest corporate network of employees using social media today, with more than 200,000 employees on LinkedIn, the same amo...

New on developerWorks....This white paper provides an overview and recommendations for how to get the most from the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2 client on the Citrix XenApp 5.0 server. Specifically, it shows that by tuning the environment, you can realize significant improvements when running the Notes cli...

It's here! Today, IBM is shipping Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.2.1. New in this release -- the Notes Traveler client for Android OS. The new client provides support for mail/calendar/contacts on any Android 2.x-based device. Yes, it works on tablets as well as mobile phones -- there was a draft tec...

You asked for it...here it comes! One of the annual traditions of Lotusphere is the penultimate session, "Ask the Developers". For several years, many of the questions asked during "Ask the Developers" have really been more appropriately directed to product managers or other people on the business...

In a recent blog discussion, I happened to mention an IBM license construct called Application-Specific Licensing. A few people have emailed or pinged to ask what I was talking about, and I figured this was quickly becoming an FAQ. ASL is a way to bundle IBM software with an IBM Business Partner s...

IBM is a social business

December 9 2010

As a student in college, it was my dream to work for IBM. Heck, maybe it was even earlier. Mom took us on a cruise when I was a teenager, and one of the men seated at our dining table told us he was an "IBM executive". He was of course fit, tanned, and living a good life, or maybe that is what my...

December 7

December 9 2010

I had this blog entry queued up and ready to go on Tuesday, but needed to get the link for the Domino Express clustering announcement before posting. For some reason, that announcement turned out to be a bit of a needle in a haystack -- yes, I understand the challenge for customers/partners when I...

Several times at the IBM Lotus Customer Council in Israel today, people saw my name badge and said "You go by חיים now?" (That spells Chaim, pronounced cha with a throatal-sound - yim). When I answered "It's my Hebrew name", I usually got a sort of blank stare, since of course Israelis don't typica...

Personal space

December 5 2010

It is one of the blessings (word chosen deliberately) of my career that I know so many people all over the world on a personal level. While the concept of "friends" on Facebook feels sometimes tenuous, I have blogged before about the wonderful feeling of landing in almost any city anywhere and know...

Jerusalem

December 5 2010

Warning: Intensely personal religious emotions follow. Yesterday, the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat), I went to Jerusalem to visit the old city, specifically the Western Wall that is considered the holiest site for the Jewish people. In my mind, I wanted to experience the beauty of Shabbat at this s...

This might be one of those blog entries I don't want my mom to read. The flights to Israel today were completely uneventful. It was my first (and perhaps last) international flight on Continental. I can see that the United+Continental integration team has a ton of challenges to work out between...

Next week marks my 10th and last international trip this year. On Monday, I will be part of the inaugural IBM Israel Lotus Customers Council in Petach Tikva. I am excited to return to Israel for the first time since March, 2007, when I promised I would be back. It hasn't come soon enough. I don...