July 2011

Computerworld has a story about how to approach what they call "legacy" systems, systems that have been in place and functioning for a long time with no change -- nor investment -- within IT organizations. One of the four case studies is Massachusetts US-based manufacturer Flexcon."We had not done a...

Despite its central position in the summer calendar, August is quickly shaping up to be a busy month -- too busy, in fact. For the first time in a long time, I am having to drop out of a previously-intended commitment, namely to be at IamLUG in St. Louis next week. Believe me when I say I'm honestly...

Thursday, IBM will be announcing a new set of cloud offerings for the US Federal government, on our existing IBM Federal Community Cloud environment. A key to the new offerings is their operation in a US FISMA-compliant data center. The new offerings include IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, IBM Lotus...

Great news on expansion of both LotusLive operations and the IBM SmartCloud offerings such as Domino...IBM has boosted its cloud computing offerings in Japan with the opening of two data centers in that country, the company will announce today. The first is located in Makuhari, Japan and will be de...

IBM VP Bob Sutor just posted this to his blog, following discussion on some of the Apache mailing lists over the last 24 hours: Six weeks ago I noted here that Oracle had to decided to offer the codebase for OpenOffice.org, the open source word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software sui...

I'm preparing for a customer meeting later this week, and in looking through some of the presentations available to me in our internal deployment of IBM Connections, I found Alistair Rennie's presentation from Enterprise 2.0 last month. The presentation isn't online, though Luis Benitez made some co...

I missed this during my travels last week, but how incredibly cool. The United States Postal Service last week issued a stamp in the "Pioneers of American Industrial Design" series featuring designer Eliot Noyes, who was responsible for the design of the original IBM Selectric typewriter in 1961....

Now that was cool. Or, am I supposed to say, hey Jeff, that was a sucky conference, I wouldn't ever want to return again, but if someone HAS to go in the future, I will make the sacrifice. I wrote this recap from the courtyard of the Valbona Castle, a real 13th century military castle located abou...

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July 2 2011

I always seem to be traveling when controversy breaks out in the Lotus community. This week, it's an identity crisis, and it's one where my company and I are not doing everything we should. Some say we're not doing anything that we should. So while I should probably have written this days ago, som...