Notes on INV103 Social Communications Strategy and the IBM Sametime Roadmap

Michael Sampson - Currents

John Del Pizzo and Brian Ricker from the IBM Sametime team are talking about the roadmap for Sametime. There's a number of sessions here at IBM Connect about the use of Sametime in organizations, and the integration into business processes. Sametime in 2012. In early spring, released the IBM Connections Suite (including Sametime Advanced, Unified Telephony Lite, Connections, and FileNet Content Manager). Demo (with Brian): - Sametime Meetings in the cloud.

Collaborative Thinking: Sametime 7.5 Asterisk

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Socialtext Releases SocialPoint | Main | Status & closing out some thoughts from prior postings » October 31, 2006 Sametime 7.5 & This post highlights the Sametime 7.5

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Unified Communications & Collaboration Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

10 year anniversary for Sametime. New: Ericsson integrating with Sametime - click on a name and start a call and then move call into a conference, onto a mobile phone or traditional phone, etc. New: NEC also integrating its telephony server with Sametime.

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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.

Notes on CUST115 ABS on Visual Social Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the ABS over the past 14 months, have been doing a large project on visual social communications - essentially Sametime integrated with boardroom systems. 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). Technically, - two integration points between Sametime and Polycom. Right-click in Sametime, choose "Video Call."

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User Adoption Strategies in June with Silverside

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workshop will be presented for two different audiences: – Wednesday June 10, for customers with IBM Connections, SmartCloud, and Sametime. In June I will be presenting the User Adoption Strategies Workshop twice in Rotterdam, in partnership with Silverside.

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Notes on ECE402 The Liebe Company: Social Business Collaboration in Mid-Sized Manufacturing

Michael Sampson - Currents

using IBM Notes, IBM Domino (applications), and Sametime (web meetings). Used Sametime gateway to connect with suppliers and partners, whether they are using Sametime or Microsoft OCS/Lync. -. Jimmy Liebe fand a couple of people from IBM are talking about their social business collaboration journey. Some notes: 1. Been in business for 90 years. Jimmy's grandfather started the company.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Mobile, Bring Your Own Device

Portals and KM

There is also Traveler for Andriod and Sametime meetings on mobile. They are also starting a pilot for SameTime for BYOD with same goal of getting everyone involved. Rob said they tried an HTML5 version of SameTime but it did not work so there withdrew it. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

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Adoption Strategies for Unified Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

This included reading the literature on adoption activities for deployments of UC, interviewing organizations on the strategies they used to introduce new tools such as Microsoft Lync and IBM Sametime, and presenting the adoption strategies workshop in Europe with a UC emphasis. Anyone can join and ask a question on how to do a particular task in IBM Sametime, for example. During 2014 I expanded the scope of my adoption research to the unified communications (UC) area.

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UC And ROI: Round2: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

Collaborative Thinking

John Del Pizzo from the IBM Sametime team responded to my post - but, I'm not persuaded by the counter-arguments. . While our goal for the Lotusphere keynote was to provide concrete examples of how Sametime could pay for itself within a year, we did not set out to provide an exhaustive TCO model. And since you don't have to "rebuy" Sametime every year - maintenance fees are only 20% of the purchase price - the savings go up dramatically in the out years. The Sametime Blog.

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Notes on ASK102 Ask the Product Managers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Julie - Sametime (rich media parts). Marlon - Sametime also. Lisa - Sametime (offering manager). Marc - Sametime (SmartCloud, etc). Have been using Sametime for some years. See a recent article on DeveloperWorks, about Sametime installation. users want "Chat," not "Sametime.". - (Ed) Will need copyright in our products. - (Robert) But users don't care.

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7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication


I can’t remember the exact date when I first took part in a backchannel chat while participating in a virtual event; I guess it must have been a few years back when I first started making use of Lotus Sametime for group chats while at work, back in the early 2000s.

Can Starting with the Technology Be Business Aligned?

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, consider the remote meeting capabilities in Microsoft Lync, IBM Sametime, GoToMeeting, and other similar tools. In the ideal (or perhaps idealistic) view of the world, the use of new collaboration tools and approaches is solely “driven by the business.” ” I believe there is a lot of validity in this approach, but I equally don’t believe it is the complete story.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews – Kevin Cavanaugh - Mobile and Social

Portals and KM

He said that SameTime clients will be available mid year or later in some cases. Meetrix has created an open standards-based Sametime platform that integrates seamlessly with third party vendors up in the cloud, including integrations with Broadsoft for VoIP/IP Telephony and Polycom. This is another a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client.

2011 122 Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

Previously branded Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes, this email sidebar transforms Lotus Notes into a collaborative workspace through access to SharePoint documents, email management, calendars, and enterprise social networks within the Lotus Notes ® and Lotus Sametime ® interfaces.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

Portals and KM

Meetrix has created an open standards-based Sametime platform that integrates seamlessly with third party vendors up in the cloud, including integrations with Broadsoft for VoIP/IP Telephony and Polycom. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011.

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UC And ROI: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

Collaborative Thinking

I caught a couple of blog posts on the IBM Keynote for UC ( Lotusphere Message: Yes There Is a UC ROI ) and then one on the Sametime blog (see below). On average - using suggested retail prices, it would cost approximately $450K to purchase 5000 Sametime licenses including maintenance, two hardware servers, pay someone to plan and install the software and servers, and pay an administrator to maintain the system. The Sametime Blog.

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Enterprise Versions Of Twitter (updated)

Collaborative Thinking

Integration with Microsoft Communicator and IBM Sametime. For instance, can Microsoft exploit its acquisition of Parlano and deliver it as a Twitter-like service within OCS and can IBM expand Sametime to emulate the application behaviors of Twitter-like tools. There are several emerging (e.g., ESME, Laconica (open source), OraTweet (Oracle), SocialCast,, and Yammer, etc.)

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Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy


The link to the interview can be found over here , like I mentioned above already, but here are also some other tidbits you may be interested in as well that he talks about for a few minutes: IBM Lotus Sametime : with over 10 million instant messages shared across every day (Yes, 10 million!!);

Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sametime is significantly better. Some Microsoft shops are putting in the Lotus Sametime platform for integrated presence and interaction modalities. Stuart Duguid gave a demonstration of Sametime and the integration into other IBM products. See Sogeti (which notes there is some Sametime and OCS in there too). 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.

2010 133

7 Pillars Analysis of IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

Or should it be a persistent chat thread in Sametime? It is incumbent on IBM to simply the range of options, whether that is through technology rationalization, very clear guidelines on when to use what constructs vs another, or through offering seamless migration capabilities from one offering to another … so that what starts as a Sametime persistent chat can be transformed into a Quickr place; or what starts as an Activity in Connections can become a shared Notes database.

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News Updates (January 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lotus Sametime 8.5. IBM introduced Sametime 8.5 We've invested a lot of time and energy in rethinking how meetings work in Sametime. 3StepShare. Lookout Software introduced 3StepShare, for sharing Outlook calendar, contact, task and mail folders in a group without an Exchange Server. 3Step Share is an affordable and easy-to-use plugin application for Microsoft Outlook that enables you to share your Outlook calendar, contact, task and mail folders.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

They use SameTime for quick exchanges. They have been using SameTime a lot and the mobile access was huge. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

2012 182 Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

has also integrated several instant messaging tools including: Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Link or OCS, and Cisco UC. provides a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of dominant enterprise collaboration tools.

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. Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., IBM, WebEx). The deployment of the new foundation is expected to be completed by mid-April.

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IBM Connect 2013: Wednesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

Colin and David showed integration between Atlassian JIRA and IBM Connections and SameTime. Next they showed SameTime connecting with JIRA. You are in JIRA and can move to SameTime. They also have SameTime connections with other Atlassian apps such as Stash. This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. Here are my notes from 2011 and 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years thanks to IBM’s support.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

Collaborative Thinking

Alistair Rennie Jeff Eisen (client), Russ Hoden (server): Version 8: Notes 8 UI improvements, open client, mentions Sametime Unyte. Notes on Linux and on Mac (beta now), Domino - admin, storage, compression, Demo: Sametime Unyte called out. Bruce Morris Happy 10th anniversary for Sametime Celina and Carestream discussion re: unified communications and collaboration Review of events (e.g.,

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Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

can plug-in behind Microsoft Office Communicator, Sametime, etc. Joe Burton, CTO, Session Notes: Why is an architectural approach towards collaboration important? That's a question Cisco wants to answer - point tools are not enough. Example1: collaboration-enabled CRM process. Note: Reminiscent of "Collaborative CRM" concept defined by Meta Group years ago which has morphed into "Social CRM".

A World Without Email – Year 2, Weeks 49 to 51 (EMail Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die)


Specially, for my second most frequently used social software tool while at work: Lotus Connections ( Lotus Sametime is still number #1, by the way). It has been nearly a month since the last time I put together a blog post over here on how I’m doing living " A World Without Email " and, while looking into the last few weeks, I have just realised that I’m almost on the closure of the second year experiment of giving up on corporate email altogether.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Music Industry Social Evolution

Portals and KM

They are using IBM Connections, Websphere Portal, SameTime, and Mobile Portal Accelerators. They have links between SameTime, Connections, and WebSphere both inside and outside the organization to build a more social business. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012.

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News Updates (June 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lotus Sametime 3D. IBM announced the availability of Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime, or a 3D edition of Sametime. Using Sametime 3D, people can select colleagues from their Lotus Sametime contact list, and then invite them to participate in a virtual meeting.

2009 116

News Updates (February 8, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sametime 8.5. While waiting for the Sametime 8.5 Write and Google Wave. Wrike announced an integration with Google Wave, for better task tracking. " Now people who use both Wrike and Wave just need to add Wrike as a contact to a new wave, and this wave will be automatically turned into a task in Wrike. In Wrike, people will be able to schedule the wave turned into a task, track comments to the task added in The Wave, build timelines, track time spent on the task and much more.

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IBM Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

I was at the 2000 Lotusphere with a client presenting one of the first SameTime and Quickplace implementations with Ryder. Connections will have another release, as will SameTime. This is the first in a series of notes on IBM Connect 2013.

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News Updates (March 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM released a pre-release version of Sametime 3D, for customers to hold face-to-face meetings in virtual worlds. " IBM is now allowing selected clients test Sametime 3D, a new tool which will let business colleagues not only exchange instant messages and chat verbally, but also share presentations and ideas in private, prefabricated, reusable meeting spaces located in a variety of virtual worlds. SharePoint Collaboration Service Governance Plan.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

So this year we showed products that were influenced by the Vulcan vision such as SameTime Next. This is the second in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. To the left you can see the sun rise as I went to the first session. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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Why Lotusphere 2009 Is Important

Collaborative Thinking

First, it was the Sametime team in 2007. Sametime 7.5 Yes, individual products are improving and individual teams behind those products are more energized (namely the Lotus Sametime and Connections teams) - but having a few products improve is not going to deliver the type of tipping point IBM needs in the market. Having a great Sametime product or a great Connections product in-and-of-itself is not going to disrupt Microsoft.

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Notes on SW105 Colgate Palmolive and David Jones

Michael Sampson - Currents

Can get approved apps for Sametime, Connections, etc. In the first session after lunch on Tuesday, the talk is about enabling the Smarter Workforce. Speakers from Colgate Palmolive and David Jones are sharing their stories. Maree Foti, HR Manager, David Jones (Australia). - "Transforming an Australian Icon.". David Jones is a retail operation in Australia. Has been around for 175. Still trading under its original name. 36 stores across Australia, with 8000 employees.

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Cisco Releases Cisco Jabber - A "Unified Communications" Product

Michael Sampson - Currents

The current leaders in the presence and instant messaging space are IBM with Lotus Sametime, and Microsoft with various editions of Office Communications Server or the latest Lync Server.

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Jive Engage Platform: Collaboration Inside and Outside of the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. 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. It was good to see evidence of progress since my last review a few months ago.

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Notes on ID502 What's New in IBM Docs

Michael Sampson - Currents

Integration of Sametime chat. - In one of the first sessions on the morning of day 3 at IBM Connect, Sean Brown, John Medicke, and Zi Ying Li, is talking about what's new in IBM Docs. Some notes: 1. IBM Docs is available today via SmartCloud, and also for on-premises deployment with IBM Connections. What's a social business? A social business embraces networks of people to create business value and transform how they interact. However, the status quo document model falls short.

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Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

begins with federation across all XMPP based clients and the AIM network and will federate across other networks such as IBM SameTime, Microsoft Office Communications Server, and Yahoo! Federate and exchange messages with clients like Microsoft Office Communicator, IBM Sametime, Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, Cisco WebEx Connect, and GoogleTalk. The following is Part 2 of a series on today's announcement by Cisco. What is Cisco announcing?

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Developing a New SharePoint 2010-based Intranet #intranets2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

have integrated profiles into the intranet, and link with presence from Sametime. -. (Some notes from yesterday afternoon. The presenter asked for "pre-publication" review.). The next presenter is talking about his work with delivering a new intranet at his organization. The technology is SharePoint 2010. He asked me to be deliberately vague in my blog notes, so as not to identify the organization. I've tried to extract the rich ideas from what he said.

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Notes on INV101 Strategy in Action: Messaging and Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Notes Traveler (expanded devices, more management capabilities, more user capabilities, support for Sametime and Connections), XPages, and more. -. Ed Brill, Director, Product Line Management at IBM Collaboration Solutions (Notes and Domino, IBM Docs, SmartCloud Notes, and more), is presenting the messaging and collaboration strategy session. There's a lot of people in this room - Ed has about 60% of the original space of the keynote session from this morning, and it looks about 50% full.