Lotus Connections Update from Lowe's Companies — "Valuable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lowe's , a major home improvement chain in the United States, implemented Lotus Connections in 2010 to support an enterprise collaboration strategy. Collaboration Lotus User AdoptionAndy Carusone is the internal director in-charge of the strategy, and while he has briefed me off-the-record on the initiative, I haven't seen anything public.

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Bayer Embraces Lotus Connections Across-the-Board, Not SharePoint MySite

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have previously commented on the use of IBM Connections at Bayer Material Science, a 15,000 employee part of Bayer - see Bayer Material Science to Implement Lotus Connections (November 2010), and An Update on Value and Adoption (March 2011). Lotus SharePoint

Trending Sources

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. Being Effective Lotus

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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

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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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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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

IBM Verse – Email Reimagined

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration - Social IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus Notes featured It’s hard to separate fact from fiction on a day like today. Something deeply real from merely smoke and mirrors. Of course I’m talking about the news and announcement from IBM around Mail Next, the code name for what has become IBM Verse. You can see the news and announcement directly from IBM, and find a whole lot of link love from others. I’m not going to go there.

This Week in Lotus Podcast

Michael Sampson - Currents

This Week in Lotus is a new weekly roundtable discussion about all things Lotus. I had the privilege of being a roundtable member in the fifth This Week in Lotus discussion, recorded last week. I asked to be on so I could talk about my new book, but the discussion was much broader and richer than that - really neat to think about some key issues in the Lotus community. " How can ISVs make Lotus apps easier to consume and deploy? ". Tags: Lotus

IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus NotesOn Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. By my count there are only a couple of sessions in English, with the rest being delivered in Dutch. Nonetheless, one of the English language talks will be mine. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value.

This Week in Lotus - Connecting with the Collaboration Roadmap

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week Stuart McIntyre and Darren Duke, the hosts of This Week in Lotus, published episode 80 — Connecting with the Collaboration Roadmap. Collaboration Roadmap Lotus

IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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.

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


IBM’s Lotus Connections v2.5 My fellow colleague, and good friend, Luis Benitez , has already been sharing some details over at Lotus Connections 2.5 And relevant information resources are starting to become available for everyone as well, like the Lotus Connections v2.5

Working Smarter … (IBM Lotus Software)


Check out IBM Lotus Software - Working Smarter (It lasts for a little bit over a minute): But, like I have mentioned above, the interesting thing from this, relatively new, IBM YouTube channel is to eventually capture the stories of real people , and their businesses!,

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. Lotus Notes is 20 Years Old, So Get Rid of It. -

Ed Brill on my Lotus Roadmap Report

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ed Brill from IBM Lotus has posted his reaction to my Lotus Roadmap report (January 2010): " Michael Sampson looks to me like he can see the future. Though he was never briefed on what was coming at Lotusphere 2010, in January, he published a white paper on the Lotus roadmap. This is an excellent report and should offer much confidence for anyone considering their future direction with Lotus software, and Notes and Domino specifically. Tags: Lotus

A Call to Organizations with IBM Connections - How Are You Approaching User Adoption? #connections #useradoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lotus User AdoptionI am currently running a survey on how organizations approach user adoption for collaboration tools. Many people have filled out the survey in the past couple of months, but I only have 25 responses from organizations using IBM Connections. I know there are a lot more of you out there. and I'm very interested to read the pulse on your approach. Here's an offer for organizations with IBM Connections.

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. . PART ONE: The Power of Lotus Notes. 04m10s What David finds great about Lotus Notes. PART TWO: eProductivity for Lotus Notes.

User Adoption Strategies for Lotus Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, The UC View published my article on Lotus Connections, with a focus on end user adoption strategies. It's called From Intermittent to Connected — Help Your Users Embrace Lotus Connections , and is available to subscribers to The UC View. Here's the overview: " Convincing end users to adopt new social software tools such as IBM Lotus Connections can be challenging. Tags: Enterprise Collaboration lotus connections

Lotus Knows IdeaJam Still Under Way!


Yes, indeed, check out Lotus Knows IdeaJam. Either way, Lotus Knows IdeaJam has been enjoying a tremendous success!

The Psychology of Collaboration - Dr Irene Greif for Technology Review

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I first came to Lotus, I was excited [that] anybody could create a Notes database on a server and set up access control in a very intuitive way. Collaboration Culture Enterprise Collaboration Lotus SharePointAs part of their series on collaboration, Jodi from Technology Review interviewed Irene Greif at IBM about the psychology of collaboration.

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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 Collaboration Software Lotusfamily.

Lotus Connections Widgets But Not OpenSocial

Collaborative Thinking

Do you like the widgets that are available on Lotus Connections in the Greenhouse, like the Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and Twitter widgets? Lotus Connections iWidgets are available on the Lotus Greenhouse catalog for download. To download these and other exciting extensions to Lotus and WebSphere Portal products, simply visit the Business Solutions catalog in Lotus Greenhouse --> [link].

Request for Interviews: End-User Training for Lotus Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm working on a research report on end-user training approaches for Lotus Connections, and am looking to speak with people that are using Connections at their place of work. Tags: Enterprise Collaboration lotus connections I'm looking for insight into the end-user training approaches embraced at your firm. I'm looking to draw general trend statements, rather than to quote specific experiences. Please get in touch if we can speak soon. My thanks.

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

I often hear from business leaders that while they see some value in using Facebook for business-to-customer interaction, they see little value in using it internally.

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OpenNTF – Bookmark Viewer for IBM Lotus Connections Dogear


And the latest example is coming from one of my favourite social software tools: IBM’s Lotus Connections. Actually, from one of the components I have started to rely very heavily on over the last couple of years: Dogear (Now graciously renamed Bookmarks after Lotus Connections v2.5

Comments on Attending and Speaking at AusLUG 2012 in Melbourne

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference Notes LotusYesterday I had the privilege of attending and speaking at AusLUG 2012 in Melbourne. I was only able to attend for the day, in light of my other recent and upcoming travel commitments. which made for an awfully long day. I was up at 2.20am in New Zealand, and after going to Melbourne for the day and back again, made it back to bed at 1.15am on Friday morning. I guess that's the reality of business travel (sometimes).

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[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


This Week in Lotus 018 – A world without email? Taking Notes Episode 121: 2010.09.17 – Evangelizing Lotus Connections “, and over the course of 37 minutes, you will be able to listen to co-hosts Bruce Elgort and ?

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


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.

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

Collaborative Thinking

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. If Connections is allowed to run fast and not be overly concerned with bootstrapping other Lotus products - it has the opportunity to get IBM into "Microsoft shops" and go on the offensive rather than merely trying to protect the install base. Socialize Me: Sharepoint iWidget for Lotus Connections.

Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Conference Notes LotusAt Lotusphere 2012, Douglas Heintzman (Director of Strategy, IBM Collaboration Solutions) and Andrew Warzecha (VP of Strategy, IBM Solutions Group) are presenting on IBM's social business strategy. Here's my notes: - Will be talking about some of the thinking within IBM about the forces that are changing the marketplace, and what IBM should do to help customers succeed.

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Lotusphere 2012 and IBM Connect 2012: I'm Planning on Being There

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lotus Upcoming EventsWhile I have wanted to attend Lotusphere as an analyst for many years, it has never worked out due to family holidays over Christmas and into January.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging


Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis


Like I said, I will be responding to Andy’s blog post with a bit more detail later on this week… for now let’s go and enjoy " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " — episode #3 and see how much you could relate to the story shared… Or not.).

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Misuse of Email


In this particular example, it showcases IBM’s Lotus Connections (The Files component, to be more precise, which is by now one of my favourite social software tools behind the IBM firewall!

The Man Who Should The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – Tag, You’re It!


The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


Yesterday, at work, was one of those days where there were not enough hours in the day that would allow you to go through everything you had planned in the morning to achieve during the course of the day. Far too hectic, for sure. But this time around in a good sense.

Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference Notes LotusAlister Rennie, General Manager. last year IBM introduced social business. Let's review what we've done in the past year, and what's coming up. Michael J Fox, "don't play the result". guest speaker for today. - "don't play the result - act in the moment." If you are about to get hit in the face with a pie, don't act like you know what's coming next. when Michael was told at 29 that he had Parkinson's disease, he didn't want to accept it.

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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. Enterprise Mobility LotusToday'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.

CMS Watch on SharePoint, and on Lotus Notes, and on Various Reactions to the Same

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week, Adriian Bloem, an Analyst at CMS Watch, wrote a blog post on the difference between SharePoint and Lotus Notes. If you have a Microsoft-centric developer, then obviously Visual Studio will be easier to work with compared to being a Microsoft-centric developer and trying to get your head around Lotus Notes. Just for fun, if you want some more reading, head over and see my July 2007 blog post, on How to Make the Most of Lotus Notes/Domino.