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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. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business includes Sametime Meetings.

Collaborative Thinking: Sametime 7.5 Asterisk

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This post highlights the Sametime 7.5 Alexander Kluge posts a new review of Sametime 7.5 Thanks to Volker for the heads up.) Trust Us.

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.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Unified Communications & Collaboration Keynote

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10 year anniversary for Sametime. New: NEC also integrating its telephony server with Sametime. OEM agreements: Cisco will sell Sametime.

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.

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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.” What could this mean for our business?

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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. IBM, WebEx). The deployment of the new foundation is expected to be completed by mid-April.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

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They use SameTime for quick exchanges. They have been using SameTime a lot and the mobile access was huge. Ed Brill hosted the session.

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has also integrated several instant messaging tools including: Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Link or OCS, and Cisco UC. I covered

Congratulations to Tom Duff on his Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you want to learn how to use IBM Lotus Sametime, then this book is for you. Tom Duff has been a long-time friend and professional colleague.

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. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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Portals and KM   These include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. I have seen this happen many times.

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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. The ROI for Unified Communications.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Work Trends 2021 Panel

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This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. IBM set up a panel on Work Trends 2021.

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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. Technically, - two integration points between Sametime and Polycom. Right-click in Sametime, choose "Video Call." Some notes: 1. 3200 staff, with 700 field data collectors.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

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He showed it on an iPad and featured a lot of new SameTime capabilities. This is the first in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. Agreed.

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IBM Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

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I was at the 2000 Lotusphere with a client presenting one of the first SameTime and Quickplace implementations with Ryder. Connection is key.

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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. The technology was acquired in September 2008 , when Cisco acquired Jabber, although it hasn't done much with it since then. Almost 2.5 My Comments.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Presence is integrated with Signals now, via integration with Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communicator. Socialtext released Socialtext 4.6 , the latest edition of its enterprise social software platform. service for IT and HR tasks. And since content requires IT's help to update, intranets quickly become stale and outdated.

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

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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. The Sametime Blog. Point 1.

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. the NFL. -.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Customer Conversation – Russell’s Convenience

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Ray said they are looking to use SameTime for direct interface with staff and partners. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year thanks to IBM’s support.   Ray began with an overview of Russell’s Convenience. Ray is located in Denver. How did this occur?

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.


UC And ROI: IBM's Truth And Fiction Example

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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). If instead you use Sametime to make your calls over your WiFi connection, you can avoid these international fees. in one year alone…all from an initial investment of $450K for Sametime.

Enterprise Versions Of Twitter (updated)

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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., support forum). Support. Support.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

This is the first in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. Now I return as a blogger.   

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Notes on BP304 The Way of the Social Dragon

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sametime Entry is also an entitlement. -. From inbox to Sametime - speed decision making, reduce travel and communications costs, accelerate business processes. - Carlos Casas and Kathy Mandelstein are talking about building a social community in your organization. why do social projects fail? Social is about people, not technology.

Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy


So I am afraid you will have to head over there and watch Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges. Quite a story on this one! I tell you.

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.

Notes on CUST119 Prudential: Thinking about Social Business Adoption? Don't Forget Enterprise Social Governance

Michael Sampson - Currents

PROFS in 1982, Notes from 1994 (60,000 users, 6400+ applications), Sametime in 1999, WebSphere Portal in 2002, and Connections in 2010 (about 25,000 users currently). Jean Balbo from Prudential Financial is talking about enterprise social governance. Jean is the Director of Process Management. Some notes: 1. 50000 employees, in 35 countries.

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

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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. Setting up the argument for Symphony (money diverted into Office, etc). Workflow. Domino 8.5:

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication


etc.) or whatever else. They have remained, over the course of time, an indispensable collaborative tool I just couldn’t do without.

7 Pillars Analysis of IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

Or should it be a persistent chat thread in Sametime? Most of the focus, however, is on real-time interaction through Lotus Sametime, and its integration with both telephony systems and IBM’s collaboration products. Should it be a Notes database—through an out-of-the-box template or a custom developed one? What are you doing about it?

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. Eric Otchet - Notes Traveler, Symphony. Jeanette - IBM Docs. Files.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Music Industry Social Evolution

Portals and KM

They are using IBM Connections, Websphere Portal, SameTime, and Mobile Portal Accelerators. or BMI. Most countries have just one.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's even integrated with Sametime, to suggest giving thanks to people. -. Vaughan Rivett from IBM New Zealand is presenting on the IBM Social Software Success Story. The session is in Auckland New Zealand, and there's about 80 people here for a 7.30am breakfast and presentation. it's a good atmosphere. " -. " -. (6)

Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

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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. reduce cycle time, coordination, process latency.

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.

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.

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).