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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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

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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

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Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

Elsua

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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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Lotus Knows IdeaJam Still Under Way!

Elsua

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

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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

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].

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Bayer Material Science to Implement Lotus Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bayer Material Science is implementing Lotus Connections. The company, which is part of the Bayer Group headquartered in Germany, chose IBM Lotus Connections to help improve collaboration and information sharing among its 14,300 employees worldwide. With Lotus Connections, employees can more easily find experts in specific areas of the business and can collaborate on projects with coworkers who are located in different parts of the world, according to IBM. ".

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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.

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OpenNTF – Bookmark Viewer for IBM Lotus Connections Dogear

Elsua

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

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Bayer Material Science Adopts Lotus Connections - An Update on Value and Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last November, I pointed to the announcement that Bayer Material Science in Germany was implementing Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections followed an earlier attempt using different technology - which was more about knowledge management. Kurt discovered Lotus Connections - which was about "collaboration," not "knowledge management." BMS is currently using Lotus Connections 3.0. Collaboration Collaboration Culture Lotus User Adoption

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

Elsua

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

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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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.

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

Elsua

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.

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

Elsua

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.).

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

Elsua

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!

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

Elsua

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

Elsua

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.

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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.

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.

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Connected - IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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.

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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.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Karen is the author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 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 LotusIn the first session after lunch, Karen Hooper from Dr Notes , is presenting on developing IBM Notes Help Desk Gurus. User Guide. Some notes: 1. This session is an experiment.

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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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IBM Takes the Wraps off Connections 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Software LotusIn late August I posted about the imminent release of Version 4 of IBM Connections, a suite of applications that supports team collaboration, enterprise community formation, and social sharing in a business context.

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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.

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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.

Tracing the History of IBM Connections 4 - a Visual Contribution

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Software LotusWriting on The Smarter Office blog, I posted about the "soon" to be released Version 4 of IBM Connections.

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Lotusphere 2010: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

From IBM's press release about LotusLive : - IBM created LotusLive Labs, to bring together IBM Research and Lotus around enhancing cloud collaboration services and capabilities. From Ed Brill , RIM is adopting Lotus software for their internal use. Tags: Industry Updates Lotus

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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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Congratulations to Tom Duff on his Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tom has just added "author" to his list of accomplishments, with the release last week of IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials: A User's Guide , co-authored with Marie Scott. If you want to learn how to use IBM Lotus Sametime, then this book is for you. Tags: Lotus

How are you Approaching User Adoption? Please take the Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lotus SharePoint User AdoptionIn the months leading up to the publication of User Adoption Strategies: Shifting Second Wave People to New Collaboration Technology last year, I ran a survey to gauge the use and effectiveness of the various strategies I was profiling in the book.

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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