May 2010

After a flurry of travel in April/May, I was trying to limit my summertime travel to at most a few days every other week....seems like that went out the window. At least it flew away with some cool upcoming destinations in mind... June 7-9, I will be at the Deutsche (German) Notes User Group in B...

I've been a little quiet the last few weeks -- well the last month -- because of a fairly intense travel schedule, the excitement of our beta release of LotusLive Notes, and some changes in my organization within IBM Lotus. For the first time in 10+ years as a people manager, one of my staff left I...

Looks like summer 2010 is shaping up to have another round of great conferences and events. IamLUG is back for a 2nd year, again in St. Louis in August. The IamLUG blog announced the event's keynote speaker and sponsor details earlier this week...We are pleased to have Doug Cox, Vice President of...

including a video that shows how easy it is to set up Notes Traveler on Nokia's E series "business optimized devices". Link: Nokia Europe: Nokia for Business...

Information Week dives into the topic of why email is giving us all organizational ADD, and what you can do about it...Researchers at the University of Michigan found that productivity dropped as much as 40 percent when subjects tried to do two or more things at once. The switching exacts other cost...

Niklas Heidloff has posted a video highlighting some of the great new projects on OpenNTF.org. They include: Wildfire from ISW, which is a sidebar plug-in that connects to a variety of social networking tools, including Lotus Connections, Twitter, Facebook, etc. 3d history thumbnail viewer, a...

Good to see that Microsoft really understands the concepts of 24/7 availability and system redundancy in 2010. Apparently, they've decided none of their MSDN bloggers need to be on the air for a full week!This week, Microsoft is upgrading their MSDN blogging platform. For the next week, bloggers wi...

With this week's launch of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, it's no surprise that the mainstream press is trying to figure out the prognosis for these Microsoft products. This article in the Seattle Times discusses how Microsoft has grown SharePoint into a billion dollar business. Which, well, if...

Very strong article with in-depth explanations of the option available to make Domino Web Access highly available. The document includes three sections: Domino configurations for high availability Creating a load-balancer assistance service Analyzing performance I think I've said this a few tim...

A few weeks ago, Roger Rowan commented on this blog that he had done a financial analysis of whether it made sense for his company to migrate from Lotus Notes/Domino to Google Apps or other alternatives. Roger kindly offered to post that document for sharing, which he has now done. I read it, and...

Curses wifi-less airplane -- Darren beat me to it! Oh, and Chris Pepin did, too! Earlier today, IBM's 2nd app on the Apple iTunes app store went live -- a mobile viewer for LotusLive Meetings.Use the online meeting features of LotusLive Engage right from your iPhone! Join a Web meeting, chat with...

I had an intense three days in San Francisco and the Bay area, ostensibly here for Web 2.0 Expo but in the end deciding that my time had better uses. I was indeed at Web 2.0 Expo on Tuesday, but other than some digerati interactions and a few interesting customer/prospect conversations, I didn't ge...

Back on April 15, Gist announced the availability of their plug-in for Lotus Notes. They're thisclose to having the Mac version ready too, I am running it and it works great. The thing is, I still get the question of "what is Gist and why do I care?" Gist CEO T.A. McCann posted a great presentati...

Sometimes, the relative isolation of working in a home office is a very good thing. When I'm not on the road, the ability to skip the commute and focus on the work is hugely beneficial. The flexibility, comfort of being at home, and most importantly, ability to be remote from any IBM center of gra...