harmon.ie Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

Their new Notes edition now enables Lotus customers, many of whom have deployed SharePoint, to bring SharePoint functionality into the email environment for Notes users, without a costly migration to an all-Microsoft platform. harmon.ie

Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. in 2010, more focused approach - to introduce Connections with the new personalized work place (a new standard laptop image). -. plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. integration challenges: -. integrating Profiles.

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Collaborative Decision Making - the IBM Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM is hosting a webinar next week on making decisions collaboratively using Cognos Business Intelligence and Lotus Connections : " IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides built-in collaborative and social networking capabilities to fuel the exchange of ideas and knowledge that naturally occurs in decision-making processes today. Integrated access to blogs, wikis and message boards let you expand the reach and impact of your information and gather input from different perspectives. ".

What Difference A Year Doesn't Make: Lotus Connections & SharePoint

Collaborative Thinking

In his post, " Lotusphere 2009: What Might Have Been ", Guy articulates how IBM should have outlined a "surround and integrate" strategy for SharePoint. But - that means that IBM needs to let Connections "do its own thing" and not worry about slowing down or try to cross-sell other Lotus products. IBM has to do superior and native integration between Connections and Microsoft productivity tools and integrate with SharePoint as well.

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IBM XWork Server - for Web and Mobile Applications

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ed Brill of IBM announced the IBM XWork Server , a new server in the IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 The new server is part of the IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 family, but with a completely different licensing approach, different branding, and different packaging (installer).

Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm in Sydney this week, and it just so happened that IBM Lotus is running a breakfast session wih Alistair Rennie on IBM's Advanced Collaboration work. Last few years have been good for Lotus - new customers, better products, innovative developments (Vulcan, Northstar, etc.), Matt Cain from Gartner (2009 conference) commented that the "future of email" could be Lotus Notes - because the Notes client integrates into a single interface.

2010 133

Lotusphere 2011 - Some Notes from Afar

Michael Sampson - Currents

This week the Lotus faithful are meeting in Orlando for the annual Lotusphere 2011 conference. IBM said it would help its business partners sell IBM social software products, and also train students to get ready for social business approaches. Conference Notes Lotus

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Notes on ID225 Setting Up Communities to Solve Your Biggest Challenges

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's also an approach I initially wrote about in Seamless Teamwork). - using Quickr Document Library integration, place catalog, and calendar. With document integration, you can bring existing content across more easily. Good to see the scenarios approach being used as a way of describing capabilities. Collaboration Scenarios Conference Notes LotusSuzanne Livingston and Michael Wanderski are presenting on communities in Connections.

2012 114

Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

driven by process integration - process efficiecy, process accelation, accelerated engagement, business culture of innovation. -. adoption approach - for rich profiles. -. there are a large number of technologies and services that need to be integrated. -. build people centric process integration. Collaboration Conference Notes Lotus

2012 122

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #9

Elsua

Slide by Slide : My good friend Stu McIntyre recommended this one a little while ago over at the This Week In Lotus podcast as perhaps one of the most powerful iPad Apps to view, digest and share across presentations stored in one of our favourite Web 2.0

2010 184

Collaborative Thinking: Social Software Vendor Roundup

Collaborative Thinking

Socialtext Traction Software TeamPage Twiki Open Source Social Bookmark Systems BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam IBM Lotus Connections dogear component Scuttle Open source Feed Syndication Platforms Attensa KnowNow NewsGator Social Network & Community Sites Typically offer a mix of user profiles, blogs, wikis, social networking, etc. At the beginning of 2007, our customers came looking with a more tool-centric approach, but interestingly most now come looking for a suite of solutions.

Harmon.ie Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

  These include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. Here is a different approach as the SharePoint capabilities are brought into the user’s prime workspace, their email accounts. Harmon.ie

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client.   He noted that Lotus has always been about social connections. They have introduced a new depth of capability to the Lotus product line, along with increased analytics and simplicity to drive adoption. 

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Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

The three major players right now for social network sites within the enterprise are: IBM (Lotus Connections), Jive (Clearspace), and Microsoft (SharePoint). You might avoid some messy integration and user adoption issues down the road. .

2009 130

WebCenter Vision and Strategy Session

Collaborative Thinking

and portals: integrated multi-channel user interaction environment, unified access to tools, information, etc. Note: I don't disagree with Oracle's portal-centric approach - clearly, you should be able to surface portal elements within a portal. Jive, Telligent, Lotus Connections are more along the lines of a destination site model. Lotus Connections has integration with WebSphere so they are on the track of distributing social elements into other applications and platforms.

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My Reviews of the Collaboration Platforms on the Recent Forrester Wave™

Portals and KM

It found that “Microsoft and IBM Lotus led the pack based on the breadth of functionality in their offerings. Atlassian, Jive Software, Socialtext, and Traction Software all approach the market with strong social networking capabilities. Central Desktop adds MS Outlook Integration to its SaaS Social Technology Platform and Central Desktop Moves Up with Enterprise Edition. Comprehensive Tour of Lotus Connections and IBM Lotus Connections – A Video on Activity-based Computing.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

He asked Ron Noval @lotusrockstar to come up as a representative of the Lotus Champions group.   There are embeded apps to integrate multiple apps into a single place. Suzanne showed multiple examples of integrated with third party apps like SAP and Trilog.

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News Updates (December 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

TimeBridge announced an integration with Box.net, to support file and document sharing before, during and after meetings. Fixing the problem will require multiple approaches. Lotus Notes More than Email. Kevin talks about the value of Lotus Notes within his organization.

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News Updates (October 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM Lotus Symphony is the office productivity suite. Lotus Notes or hosted iNotes is for email, tasks and calendaring. Address Book integration, for task resource assignments. Four options for integrating iCal events and to-dos with maps, including "Smart Calendar To Dos".

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Saba Social Left Out Of IBM Deal

Collaborative Thinking

The Saba partnership provides IBM with a few things: It allows IBM to exist this business and provide existing Lotus Learning customers a migration path (to Saba). The focus of the partnership is between Saba's platform and IBM's WebSphere platform, not the Lotus software stack. Specifically, there was no mention of what the deal means in terms of Lotus Connections and Saba Social. Interesting news item - on the one hand, it seems straightforward.

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News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Another approach is to divide project duties between team locations so that tasks requiring frequent interaction are handled by team members with overlapping hours. Box.net added an integrated file viewer to its service, enabling users to view files in the browser without having to open the actual authoring application. " In recent years, Newsgator has transformed into a collaboration provide that is clearly focused on integrating with Sharepoint. Lotus Connections.Next.

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News Updates (June 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are players in the space who are already in the this position of course: IBM have a huge installed base of Lotus Notes and associated Domino databases, while Microsoft have their exchange email solutions and of course Sharepoint. Oliver on the Enterprise 2.0 Conference.

2009 116

Notes from IBM's Social Business Success Story #ibmsocbiznz @socialbizguy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vaughan has seen the power of social - through blog aggregators (like Planet Lotus), meeting people at conferences that he's already "met" through various social tools. It's even integrated with Sametime, to suggest giving thanks to people. -. This quarter are releasing Lotus Notes Social Edition - with new features like in-line replying, previewing of files, easy notification of new document versions, etc.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client. A – Companies need to be able to develop mashups and allow for integration. How will the IBM approach impact implementations? The most successful efforts have used this ambassador approach.

2011 179

Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

Portals and KM

With enterprise social technologies, buyers must now assess vendors pursuing three distinct strategies: commoditization, horizontal and vertical solutions, and integration with adjacent technologies.”   In addition, wiki adoption will approach 50% in 2010 and they are the most popular tool. IBM Lotus and Microsoft attempting to extend their dominant positions in collaboration and messaging to social software.

News Updates (January 21, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yuuguu Corporate is also setting a new standard in custom branding of web conferencing sessions by enabling companies to integrate their own corporate identity into the login screens and background of a conferencing session. MessageSolution introduced an archiving solution for Lotus Quickr. The “build it and they will come” approach generally fails. Lotus. Yuuguu Corporate. Yuuguu launched a corporate edition of its web conferencing and online collaboration platform.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. Welcome to my 2007 integrated user experience!

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News Updates (February 2, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Encore's Attorney Document Review Service is part of its fully integrated discovery services offering spanning the entire discovery lifecycle and is designed to help clients materially reduce the cost of discovery without sacrificing quality. 12Sprints, which will be renamed once it becomes generally available, takes a "radically open" approach to integration and access, said David Meyer, senior vice president of emerging technologies. Apps Store for Google Apps.

2010 104

Jive Engage Platform: Collaboration Inside and Outside of the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

This morning I spent a few hours trawling around the Jive Software web site , getting an update on current thinking and approaches coming out of Jive. The bi-directional integration between Jive and SharePoint looks clean. Users can see the presence of people when looking at their profile; the presence indicator is powered by Microsoft Office Communications Service, Lotus Sametime, or Jive's own OpenFire technology.

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Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Integration. Will SharePoint integration include Web Parts (similar to what Awareness has done with its SaaS solution)? What about portlets for integrating WebEx Connect with other portal platforms? What about integration with Lotus Connections, Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Quickr? Recommendation: People should be examining Cisco's announcements this week more broadly that just a SaaS Collaboration/Web 2.0

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Is SharePoint "Worth It" as a Collaboration Tool? - Joe Shepley

Michael Sampson - Currents

To answer this, we need first to compare SharePoint to the other options out there for enterprise collaboration, i.e., best-of-breed, purpose-built social computing platforms, like Jive, Lotus Connections or Socialtext. There's a case that could be made for switching the two parts of Joe's approach - starting with an understanding of what kind of collaboration the organization needs, and then comparing and contrasting the different tools.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

Charlie said a major part of his role is to make it easy to integrate Lotus technology and add more social to apps.  Tighter integration is one of the key aspects. IBM is benefiting from this approach internally.

2011 182

Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social integration features are great. Ditto re social integration. - (name?) - Domino Server. Sean - IBM Docs, and Lotus Protector. Focus on SAP integration, and IBM Forms. The current iNotes approach isn't ideal for XPages. Under File Import, can only import Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets. The remaining Lotus branding will disappear after that. In the third-to-last slot at IBM Connect 2013, the Ask the Product Managers session is kicking off.

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Response to "SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Actually, I argued a similar line in my January 2006 article entitled Whose Fault Is It When Collaboration Software Sucks (mainly about Lotus Notes). That is, it is a philosophical approach to work practice and information creation and dissemination, which can be supported to varying degrees through various tools. can be implemented at a tooling level with Lotus Notes or Microsoft SharePoint, or one of the new fancy products.

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Notes on KEY101 Industries Get Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

Three years ago Bob was the GM of the Lotus collaboration area. the four "I's" - How we Interact, how we become Informed, how we Integrate the supply chain. Have been working on a new approach to health care plans since 2006. Social business approaches impact governments. a smarter travel approach - eg., The second day of IBM Connect 2013 is just beginning. First up for most people is the keynote on the main stage.

2013 118

Traction Releases TeamPage Attivio Plus and Social Enterprise Web

Portals and KM

Social Enterprise Web is an integrated search and badging capability. This approach to handling Activity Stream information is consistent with their design principles and shows how collaboration and action tracking can be embeded in the flow of work while avoiding overload.

2011 190

IBM Connect 2013: Ed Brill on Reinventing the Inbox

Portals and KM

Helps you quickly locate the people and content you need through integrated access to social tools from IBM Connections and IBM Lotus Quickr® software, including profiles, activities, team places, and content libraries. IBM Docs also has integrated social features.

2013 194

Year-End Thoughts On Social Media, Social Networking Social Analytics

Collaborative Thinking

identity, security, compliance, reputation) and technology-related concerns regarding integration points between consumer sites and the enterprise (e.g., As social media becomes more complex, with a lot more issues related to interoperability, integration, platforms, standards (formal or vendor-specific), etc., Data management and data integration (profiles, roles, etc). Previous posts: Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & & Social Software (Part 3).

7 Pillars Analysis of IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

And from a user and group perspective, this variety of approaches presents a huge problem—the cost of infinite opportunity! Most of the focus, however, is on real-time interaction through Lotus Sametime, and its integration with both telephony systems and IBM’s collaboration products.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 3: Analytics + Social

Portals and KM

I have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections ) but it had been a while since I took a detailed look. What is exciting here is the integration of social capabilities and analytics. For example, the fully networked organizations had almost twice as such integration of social aspects into the employees day to day work and a greater improvement in benefits. Companies that adopt these approaches should be the winners going forward.

SharePoint 2010 for Intranets: Post-Webinar Comments

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft takes the approach of building as much as it can into the product for a release cycle, and then listening to what customers want as input for the next. With this background in mind, Martin said " organizations will have other tools in place with people profile information -- Lotus Notes, for example -- how will firms integrate this in? " When multiples are in play, integration will be required.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

Ken said their goal is to make sure people are productive and take a very social approach that is different from the legal industry in general. Roxanne said they like the integration with a single vendor and will go with IBM even if not top rated on that app as long at it is near the top.

2012 182

News Updates (March 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Breeze environment integrates an intranet, portal, and extranet and contains more than forty-plus business applications and processes that flow across 7 departments of an organization. Since the conferencing is integrated into TimeBridge's scheduling process, all attendees are automatically provided conferencing information via email and in their calendars. The expected benefits to GM of a unified global approach are greater efficiency and lower costs. CorasWorks Breeze.

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