Interview with David Allen on Lotus Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

The main focus of our conversation was his use of Lotus Notes as a tool to support his work and life. In other words, while we did speak about the power of Lotus Notes for group and organizational collaboration, my conversation with David was oriented around the power of Lotus Notes to enable individual effectiveness and efficiency. . Show Notes (54m25s) . PART ONE: The Power of Lotus Notes. PART TWO: eProductivity for Lotus Notes.

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. Here is sample Notes screen that shows the harmon.ie

eProductivity for Lotus Notes - New Stand-alone Edition

Michael Sampson - Currents

eProductivity Stand-alone, a GTD-approved add-in for users of Lotus Notes, has officially launched : " eProductivity (www.eproductivity.com) announced today the launch of its new eProductivity Stand-alone app for IBM Lotus Notes users. Like other eProductivity apps, eProductivity Stand-alone helps Lotus Notes users stay successful while managing the flood of information – emails, IMs, voicemails, etc - they have to deal with every day.

Where is the Love for Lotus Notes? Mat at Lotusphere 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

How to get your users to fall in Love with Lotus Notes. This topic is of interest to me as well - see my July 2007 piece called How to Make the Most of Lotus Notes/Domino , and my Lotus Roadmap report from last year - eg., Lotus Notes is different.

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eProductivity for Lotus Notes: New Standalone Editions, New Pricing, and More

Michael Sampson - Currents

Eric Mack and team at eProductivity announced a new a new set of standalone editions for eProductivity , GTD-software for Lotus Notes: " eProductivity, an app for IBM Lotus Notes, provides you with the tools you need to most effectively manage the flood of email and other "stuff" coming at you every day. If you use Lotus Notes and want to improve your productivity, I recommend you take a look at eProductivity.

Industry Updates -- Special Edition (January 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

eProductivity for Lotus Notes Ships. of eProductivity for Lotus Notes, a software application that brings David Allen's GTD methodology to life in Lotus Notes. With eProductivity, users reclaim up to 30 minutes each day by reducing the time it takes to capture ideas and commitments, process e-mail and manage information in Lotus Notes. eProductivity is the ultimate GTD implementation tool for Lotus Notes.

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Green Chameleon » Sharepoint and Magic

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com 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.

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Lotus Roadmap: Enhancing Business Collaboration with Lotus Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

This report analyzes the go-forward strategic role of Lotus Notes and other Lotus software within client organizations, and argues for a much broader definition of the term “roadmap” 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? Five Myths About Lotus Notes. Published: January 2010.

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News Updates (November 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Swyx UC for Notes. Swyx is about to release an integration between its UC system and Lotus Notes. With the new SwyxWare 7 Option Pack for Lotus Notes, users will be able to dial directly from their contacts as well as recognising incoming calls.

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News Updates (January 20, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lots of news around Lotus. Mainsoft Integrating Notes and SharePoint 2010. Mainsoft demo'd the integrating between Lotus Notes and SharePoint 2010. " TimeBridge announced an integration with Evernote, for sending meeting notes, agenda items and action items to Evernote.

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My App Gap Posts for February 2012

Portals and KM

Brings Social Email to Lotus Notes. The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for February. There will be more in March. Are Mobile Users Supported on the Enterprise Level? NetBase Partners with SAP to Bring Social Media Analysis Across the Enterprise. Awareness Provides Social Media Command Center. harmon.ie

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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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Notes on "Your Time Matters. Work Smart" at AusLUG 2013 - with Michael Janz from Priority Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

Have been focusing on contextualizing their principles within Lotus Notes and other tools of the day. Some notes: 1. Need one core tool, and Lotus Notes is a great tool for doing four things - (a) help to manage your time, (b) help to manage information, and two more. Recommendation - Michael and other attendees, take a look at what Eric Mack is doing with eProductivity for Lotus Notes. Being Effective Conference Notes

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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.

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Harmon.ie 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. For Notes users, there is harmon.ie for SharePoint, Notes Edition. They have found that there are many companies that have Notes as email and also SharePoint.

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Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor with BA Insight

Michael Sampson - Currents

BA Insight is showing enterprise search for SharePoint, and visual enhancements - such as document preview, federated search, graphic refiners, and content integration from over 30 systems (Lotus Notes, Worksite, Zantaz, SAP, and Salesforce, among others). Conference Notes

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New Mobile Software from IBM for Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM announced the availability of mobile device support for IBM Lotus Connections , with apps available for BlackBerry, Android, and Apple devices (shown above): " With today's news, IBM is delivering its industry leading Connections social networking software for mobile devices.

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Notes on "Developing IBM Notes Help Desk Gurus" at AusLUG 2013 - with Karen Hooper

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the first session after lunch, Karen Hooper from Dr Notes , is presenting on developing IBM Notes Help Desk Gurus. Karen is the author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 Some notes: 1. We don't ever have help desk sessions at Lotus User Groups or Lotusphere. Install on Lotus Notes - how to install the Notes client, and what the various files do. Conference Notes Lotus

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Lotusphere 2010: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

Capabilities from Project Vulcan will be integrated into future editions of products, eg, LotusLive, Notes and Domino, Connections, Quickr, and WebSphere Portal. IBM announced that the next version of LotusLive Notes will be easier to get, with new mixed deployment options. "

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harmon.ie Goes Mobile, Bringing SharePoint to the iPad

Portals and KM

Their tools focus on increasing user adoption of collaboration tools include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. in Microsoft Outlook or IBM Lotus Notes. I have written about harmon.ie several times. See for example - Harmon.ie Provides Social Email to Help Drive Enterprise Collaboration Adoption.

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Tough Week for IBM Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two long-term Notes customers announced a shift away to something else over the past week. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (one of 200 Coca-Cola bottlers worldwide) migrated 1,100 users to Microsoft Office 365, and PwC announced a new global alliance with Google and the migration of 45,000 PwC employees from Lotus Notes to Gmail and other Google apps.

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IBM adds New Mobility Options to LotusLive Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM announced the addition of new mobility capabilities to its hosted edition of Lotus Notes - LotusLive Notes. Today's service update is notable mainly for the improvements to mobile access for LotusLive Notes. A new service, IBM LotusLive Notes Hosted BlackBerry, offers a fixed-price, pay as you go full BES capability listing at US$10/user/month. Read more: Ed Brill, LotusLive Notes adds Hosted BlackBerry, Android, other new features.

There's Product Announcements and There's Creative Product Announcements - Harmon.ie for iPad Fits into the Latter #sharepoint #ipad

Michael Sampson - Currents

provides a way of integrating SharePoint documents, data, and people information into Outlook, Lotus Notes, Google, and. Harmon.ie now the iPad and iPhone. The team at Harmon.ie created a very creative way of making the announcement.

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Notes on "Have It Your Way and Make It Work For You" at AusLUG 2013 - with Mat Newman from ISW

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mat is presenting at AusLUG on setting up / customizing Lotus Notes for end users. Some notes: 1. With Notes 9, IBM is introducing a consistent UI across a variety of products, including Notes 9. note that the social theme can be modified by pushing down a policy revision. -. There's a lot of hints and tips built into the Notes interface. There's a new Discover page, for briefing users on how to make use of Notes. Conference Notes

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News Updates -- Lotusphere 2009 Special (January 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM and Research In Motion announced new integration points between IBM's software and the RIM BlackBerry, including access to Lotus Symphony documents from the BlackBerry, IBM Lotus Quickr access from the BlackBerry, and extended support for IBM Connections by the BlackBerry. IBM and SAP announced the forthcoming release of Alloy, an integration tool for Notes and SAP Business Suite. IBM announced LotusLive, a collection of hosted services for Lotus software.

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Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the paragraphs in the announcement about the user adoption approach: Merck is using Office 365 to replace a group of disconnected technologies including Lotus Notes, Sametime, and WebEx, that we had deployed over the years. When employees received their Office update and especially when they were migrated from Lotus Notes to Outlook, the change agents were there to answer questions. All three strategies from the book are noted.

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Complete Listing of My Lotusphere 2011 Notes

Portals and KM

This is listing of my notes on  Lotusphere 2011. I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client. The posts listed below comprise the complete listing of my notes on Lotusphere and what Darwin is doing related to Lotusphere.

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Notes on "UserBlast 2013" at AusLUG 2013 - with Mat Newman from ISW

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some notes: 1. All of Mat's tips are in a Lotus Notes Journal entry. Notes is not an email program. Some of the 40 tips: - educate users about the key features of the Notes client. This is only for Notes 9. - Search has changed how it works in Notes 9. Conference NotesMat Newman's UserBlast 2013 from Mat Newman.

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IBM Support for Collaboration on Mobile Devices: An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had the opportunity today to present a slide showing our current and planned future device support for IBM collaboration and Lotus solutions on the relevant enterprise mobile platforms -- Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. ". Enterprise Mobility Lotus

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News Updates (June 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order to evaluate Eric Mack's eProductivity for Notes application, you need Lotus Notes. Unfortunately, as many people have learned, the IBM web site can be an overwhelming experience for an individual user that simply wants to download and try or buy Lotus Notes. Here's some information which you may find helpful: You can evaluate Lotus Notes for free, with the Lotus Notes 90-day Test Drive. Notes to Exchange in Europe.

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News Updates (December 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lotus Notes More than Email. Kevin talks about the value of Lotus Notes within his organization. Our quoting, project management, and quality systems all run on Lotus Notes databases. With the most recent version of Lotus Notes (8.5)

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New Product: Mainsoft Harmony to Support Document Co-Authoring

Michael Sampson - Currents

Whenever I think of Mainsoft, the Mainsoft Lotus Notes to SharePoint integration plug-in is the first thing that comes to mind. I know they do other things with other tools, but it's the end-user collaboration piece that's central for me.

Mobile and Wireless Access to Collaboration Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

The more established enterprise collaboration platforms -- Lotus Notes, Lotus Quickr, SharePoint -- still seem to be on the back foot. Lotus Notes Traveler is for email, calendaring, contacts, journal and to do, NOT Notes or Domino applications. Lotus Quickr offers team spaces, and while Research In Motion are working on mobile integration, it's not here yet.

iRise - A Collaborative Approach to Building Agreement for Software Development

Michael Sampson - Currents

I remember one client in New Zealand who hired me to build a suite of interconnected Lotus Notes applications. I recently spoke with iRise, a developer of simulation software for software development, about its approach to improving software development.

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Notes on CUST115 ABS on Visual Social Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some notes: 1. use lots of IBM tools - Lotus Notes, Sametime (including Sametime Gateway), Connections 3, Cisco Phone System, 31 video conferencing rooms (are very hard to schedule; are constantly used). Conference NotesJustin Lauder (ABS) and Darren Belford (IBM) are presenting on how the Australian Bureau of Statistics are using Polycom visual conferencing equipment in their environment.

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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.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Innovate or Die

Elsua

If yesterday I talked about the latest adventures of Molly exploring social software within the enterprise with IBM’s own Lotus Connections , today I thought I would go and check out what " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " has been up to lately.

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News Updates (June 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

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 Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator 2.0. Mainsoft released Version 2.0

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News Updates (January 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mainsoft previewed the SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes 8.5 The latest release of Mainsoft's client-side plug-in for Lotus Notes supports the integration of custom IBM Lotus Domino and Java applications with SharePoint document libraries as business mashups that run on the Lotus Notes 8.5 Ephox announced the integration of its online content authoring tool with Lotus Quickr, providing a Word-like interface for editing content.

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News Updates (January 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Coexistence for Notes and Exchange. Quest Software launched Coexistence Manager for Lotus Notes, enabling coexistence between Notes and Exchange Server during a migration process. When coexisting between Notes and Exchange, common concerns include inconsistent calendar data, lost attachments, extraneous attachments, and loss of document link functionality. Migrating from Notes to Google.

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