March 2012

AusLUG 2012 report

March 30 2012

The 2nd Australian Lotus User Group (AusLUG) has just come to a close. Over 300 attendees participated in 58 breakout sessions across the two days here in Melbourne. It was a fantastic event, and my congratulations to the organizing committee, lead by Mat Newman, for the event's overall success. It...

Over the weekend, we posted Fixpack 1 for Notes/Domino 8.5.3. Senior Manager Scott Vrusho asked me to give the fixpack a little link love... This is our 1st fix pack on 8.5.3 with over 100 fixes for Notes/Domino/iNotes. The 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 Release Notice, lists the Top 20 defects fixes in this fi...

If you have followed my blog or other online presence for a while, you know this is a pet topic/peeve of mine...Chicago has miles to go before it is understood, appreciated and visited more frequently by overseas travelers. That much was clear in the spring sunshine here in this European capital as...

One week to AusLUG

March 20 2012

The second Australian Lotus User Group is only a week away. How time flies. The event is shaping up to be pretty incredible. Registration is already over 300 delegates, which would make this year's AusLUG among the biggest such events anywhere in the world. This year's event in Melbourne features n...

Clues, smoke, not necessarily fire, but interesting to see what's apparently happening at Google. First, an ex-Googler (who apparently has rejoined Microsoft), James Whittaker, wrote a lengthy note on why he decided to leave Google. Very blunt:The Google I was passionate about was a technology comp...

I tweeted this last week and posted on my Facebook page, but it's probably worth repeating on the blog as well. Also covered on the Sametime Blog, a good resource in our UC2 efforts. The Info-Tech Research Group just published its report on the UC Vendor Landscape, ranking unified communications ve...

Indonesia

March 18 2012

Some of you are probably wondering what the outcome of my last blog post was. In parallel to asking the blogosphere about where I should go, my IBM colleagues were also working on customer visit opportunities. In the end, it appears I will proceed from next week's AusLUG in Melbourne to Indonesia,...

In less than two weeks, I'll be in Melbourne Australia at the 2nd AusLUG event. That's the one that's just shy of being sold out, by the way, so if you are still thinking of attending AusLUG, now would be a very good time to make a final decision. :-) After AusLUG, my plan had been to carry on to S...

Doug Heintzman is Director of Strategy, IBM Collaboration Solutions. Doug has been involved in IBM's strategy around document productivity and editing for the last several years. Earlier this week, on the IBM Software blog, Doug explained IBM's Document Strategy going forward:The world is awash in u...

LotusUserGroup.org has announced its annual Lotusphere Comes to You Online series. This year you will be able to participate in seven sessions over the next 45 days, covering Messaging and Collaboration Strategy - March 20 Social Application Development - March 22 IBM Sametime - March 27 Social An...

XWork Server Update

March 7 2012

It has been five months since we introduced IBM XWork Server as part of the Domino family. Last week, my team and I conducted an internal review of progress to date, and concluded that while we're happy with the initial market response and sales, there is more opportunity ahead. Back in October, I...

ZDNet Asia has a story on how the IBM social business strategy relates to the existing business around Lotus Notes and Domino. Quotes included from Forrester's Michael Barnes and Constellation's Alan Lepofsky (who I coincidentally had dinner with last night...). But the best quote of the story came...

Over the weekend, LotusLive took on the new branding and identity that we announced at Lotusphere, and is now IBM SmartCloud for Social Business (or just "SmartCloud Social"). The unification of the IBM SmartCloud story is happening on multiple channels, even including our Twitter and Facebook p...