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Connected Search Archives IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English Edit: I used to be the IBM Lotus Connections Technical Evangelist. I’m part of IBM Lotus Technical Sales, and it is my job to help folks understand what Lotus Connections is and how to use it well.

New Report: Lotus Roadmap

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the final projects I worked on during December 2009 was a report called "Lotus Roadmap: Enhancing Business Collaboration with Lotus Software". Lotus Notes has been around for a long time. So what do we do with Lotus Notes, and by implication, the other products from Lotus Software? Is there still life left in Lotus? Tags: Enterprise Collaboration Lotus

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Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

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Alister Rennie, General Manager. But technology is not all that matters - leadership, change management. -. social business is not an IT project, or a management edict. -. community management (adoption and finding new ways of working). -. Project updates show in the activity stream, service orders from SAP, recent document updates. Can edit a document inline from Connections - using the new IBM Docs. -. Conference Notes Lotus

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

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I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client. They make it easier for experts or others to both create and then publish video into such environments as Lotus Cionnections. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011.

2011 49 Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

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  These include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. When you send an email with an attachment, a message pops up enabling you to put the document in SharePoint and send a link instead without leaving email as shown in the screen below.

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

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Charlie said a major part of his role is to make it easy to integrate Lotus technology and add more social to apps.    Mike Winter discussed content management challenges providing context to documents

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Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

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In the third-to-last slot at IBM Connect 2013, the Ask the Product Managers session is kicking off. Each product manager is introducing themselves: - Ed Brill - he will be moving to a new role in IBM in the mobility area. Lisa - Sametime (offering manager). Like the ability to instantly view any document. - Rene - Connections (on Pure, compliance, Content Manager). Sean - IBM Docs, and Lotus Protector. Jane - Domino offering management.

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

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I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. 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.

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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 also announced other things during the conference: - Lotus Symphony, IBM's office productivity suite to compete with Microsoft Office, is expected to be available in 2H2011.

Notes on ID225 Setting Up Communities to Solve Your Biggest Challenges

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For the manager, they can stop the creation of new ideas, as well as freezing the whole blog. Ideas can be graduated, and you have the option of spawning an activity for ongoing management. -. (2) using Quickr Document Library integration, place catalog, and calendar. With document integration, you can bring existing content across more easily. It shows the Quickr document library within the Connectinos page. Collaboration Scenarios Conference Notes Lotus

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

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SAP news: "Atlantic" first joint software product between the two - access SAP information from Lotus desktop. Leave, travel expense processing from Lotus Notes. Policies to manage widget distribution. betted ID management, opening up Domino Directory, new data store (reduce mail file store, attachments, etc), Lotus Protector for e-mail security, Domino Design for Web 2.0

Green Chameleon » Sharepoint and Magic

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Sharepoint and Magic In Singapore we’re surrounded by people who are struggling with dense jungles of Lotus Notes databases and Team Rooms which, because they were so easy to use, sucked up vast amounts of wonderful collaboration… but because they had very little governance or structure, grew like Topsy in all directions and eventually became too confusing to use.

SharePoint: Is It Worth Using as a Collaboration Tool?

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How to Manage Your Business in a Recession: "#1 Reset Priorities to Face the New Reality"

Michael Sampson - Currents

The January 19, 2009 print edition of Fortune magazine features an article entitled How to Manage Your Business in a Recession , authored by Geoff Colvin (pp.66-71). For managers across the global economy, as well as for Team Obama on its way to Washington, today's great question is, What do we do now?". Expense Management for Meetings. Co-writing of documents, looking over an upcoming presentation, brainstorming about market opportunities, and more.

Traction Releases TeamPage Attivio Plus and Social Enterprise Web

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Moves Forward with Project Management Capabilities and Traction Introduces New Capabilities and Partners with Team Page 4.2 ). With it TeamPage gains the capability to tag, discuss, task and share pages, documents and database records from external as well as internal sources.

News Updates (July 22, 2009)

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Or a list that contains the best documents on a topic; these documents may be scattered in different repositories, and a wiki can bring them together. Eric argues that Lotus Notes needs to be made "personal" for it to work. Think about the way that Lotus Notes is deployed and used in your organization. Metalogix Selective Restore Manager. The Student Edition of Office 2008 does not support the new SharePoint connection option in Document Connection.

Collaborative Note-Taking and Research Patterns - Three Architectural Options

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Because we’ve known for decades now that knowledge management initiatives only succeed if users are both contributors and consumers of information. Yes, there are collaborative options, but these are at the "Notebook" level, not the item or document level. Lotus Notes, anyone?

Socialtext Helps Companies Find the People Inside - The Static to Social Intranet

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They have been document repositories that make it difficult for people to find what they need to get their job done. Socialtext also empowers IT with the tools it needs to extend and manage the platform, providing their company with an intranet that maximizes business value. ". Presence is integrated with Signals now, via integration with Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communicator.

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

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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. social is about the transition from being document-centric to people-centric. from email to a wiki for co-creating documents. -. files - a way of sharing documents. sharing links to files via Lotus Notes sidebar, instead of sending the file itself. -. How do you manage? -.

On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast


Again, a bunch of incredibly active social software evangelists and enthusiasts who, through a good number of various different social tools ( Lotus Connections Files , Cattail , Blogs , etc.) IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

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via: Mobile RSS Email Alerts Bios: Dion’s Bio September 28th, 2009 Community management: The essential capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe @ 2:21 pm Categories: Collaboration , Community , Community Management , Customer Community , Enterprise 2.0 , Enterprise Web 2.0 , Grassroots Community , Social Computing , Social Media , Social Software , Web 2.0 Community management itself can be sensitive subject in the social media arena.

Technology-Enabled Collaboration and Information Siloes - Managing Technology - Dennis McDonald's Blog

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News Updates (January 20, 2010)

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Lots of news around Lotus. Mainsoft demo'd the integrating between Lotus Notes and SharePoint 2010. " Good Technology announced that its iPhone application now supports Lotus Notes and Domino. Tungle added Lotus Notes support to its meeting scheduling service. "

News Updates (April 27, 2009)

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Fortune Managing Editor Andy Serwer, conference chair Marc Gunther and their colleagues created a thoughtful, compelling forum in which participants not only exchanged ideas but also developed solutions together on the fly. Integrating Lotus Connections and SharePoint.

List of Social Computing Strategists and Community Managers for Enterprise Corporations 2008

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Having been a former Online Community Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, I want to make sure companies do it right. The first role is the Social Computing Strategist, the second is the Community Manager , although the titles vary, and sometimes it’s a part-time function, there’s clearly a trend as corporations staff. I can easily list out thousands of community managers at startups, but I’m trying to demonstrate how large corporations are moving forward.

Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

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A lurker needs to be coached by the community manager and exposed to content that evokes a response from him. Learners need to be directed to "how to start" documents and supported when they start making small but significant contributions. The connector uses people and document tags actively to curate content and point others to it. Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 and Organization Development.

News Updates (January 18, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gmail 2010 vs Lotus Notes 1995. PC Pro compares the planned additions to Gmail with Lotus Notes from the mid-1990s. CASAHL announced a forthcoming upgrade to its tools for analyzing, integrating and migrating Lotus Notes applications to Microsoft technologies. Polycom and Lotus.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews – Larry Bowden

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Prior to this, he was Vice President of Portal Solutions and Lotus Products, and the lead for strategy, marketing, partnerships, industry offerings and services. We next went into more depth on analytics as a way to manage information overload. I was involved in documenting an effort in the early 80s on the use of office automation by the police to both plan events and track bad guys that was very innovative for its day.

Collaborative Thinking: Info 2.0: Harnessing the power of Web 2.0 and Enterprise Mashups

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and Enterprise Mashups Moderator: Angelique Matheny, IBM Rational Software Speakers: Lauren Cooney, CTO Office, Information Management Group Sriram Padmanabhan, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Advanced Tech. message with other messages coming from Lotus. The talking points made it sound like it was a real feed server and its not really at that level of completeness, positioning what IBM is doing with managing feeds vs. other solutions in the market should have been made more clear.

News Updates (June 30, 2009)

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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. Zenprise Mobile Device Management.

News Updates (January 15, 2010)

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Panasonic will adopt IBM's services for Web conferencing, file sharing, instant messaging and project management. As part of this investment in open IBM technology, Panasonic will migrate employees from Microsoft Exchange or other collaboration software to LotusLive for email, calendaring and contact management. Alfresco for Lotus. Alfresco announced an integration with Lotus software. Alfresco Content Services for Lotus will be unveiled at Lotusphere.

News Updates (February 2, 2010)

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The store, to launch in March, will give developers the opportunity to profit from developing for Google’s popular enterprise email and document processing service, Google Apps. Document Review Service for Lawyers. Encore Discovery launched a document review service for attorneys. Managed Document Review Services. Kelly Law Registry announced DiscoveryMetrics, for reporting on the metrics of document reviews projects. " Apps Store for Google Apps.


News Updates (October 21, 2009)

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IBM Lotus Symphony is the office productivity suite. Lotus Notes or hosted iNotes is for email, tasks and calendaring. Jive Gets $12 Million. Jive took $12 million of Series B funding from Sequoia Capital.

More IBM Research on Enterprise 2.0 – Activities and Other Tools

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I was especially interested in Activities, as have I have written on it before in Looking Closely at Lotus Connection and, under an older name - Activity Explorer: New Collaborative Tool from IBM , and an even earlier precursor, Unified Activity Management. This was our goal when we implemented knowledge management at Cigna Insurance in 1993-94 but tools today are much more able to do this. Here is some interesting research from IBM on the effects of a set of enterprise 2.0


Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

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Another popular use case for wikis is as “a lightweight workspace and project management tool where teams can author content or coordinate activities and tasks with confidence that the information is up to date.”. ce documents was the top instance at 51%.   The report goes on to document how the vendors are responding to these trends. IBM Lotus and Microsoft attempting to extend their dominant positions in collaboration and messaging to social software.

Forrester on Real-Time Collaboration

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Presence shows team members' context; instant messaging (IM) moves the dialog to mobile devices; Web conferencing allows video and document sharing; and telepresence delivers face-time quality."    Google will raise the visibility of its shared documents and managed data centers. Announces the Top 25 Most Influential SharePoint Thought Leaders

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  These include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes.   It seems that many of them have recognized that SharePoint has a dominant and secure position in many organizations for document management. So these social business software providers are deciding not to compete with SharePoint but to acknowledge its presence as the document system of record.

News Updates (February 12, 2010)

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Support for document sharing via SharePoint, SkyDrive and Office Web Apps. - On document collaboration: " Those online tools will allow users to collaborate on documents with other Windows and Mac Office users in real time, much as you can in Google Docs now. You could, for example, create a document in Word on your laptop, save it to SkyDrive, then share it with others. You'll also be able to edit those same documents from any computer, using Office's Web apps.

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News Updates (June 19, 2009)

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of its SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes. Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator extends the Lotus Notes platform to include SharePoint, integrating Lotus Notes email and Sametime instant messaging with SharePoint document sharing, calendar, and team collaboration features. introduces new features that enable users to: (1) Manage SharePoint team events from the Lotus Notes 8.5 Microsoft is scared of Lotus Symphony -- scared enough to give away Office.

News Updates (December 10, 2009)

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TimeBridge announced an integration with, to support file and document sharing before, during and after meetings. The bulk of the networking gear used in the service will be from Cisco, with Cisco's UC Manager products at the core. Lotus Notes More than Email.