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Finding emails among large mail databases and archives can be a challenge!
The new IBM Notes Extended Search Plugin for IBM Notes 9 contains a simplified interface, allowing you to very quickly find your emails by using the power of IBM Notes Search engine.
This Plugin can be installed from the Notes menu or with an MSI installer. Currently available in English and French; other languages can be added upon request.
For more information please contact your local ISSC rep or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Features of the IBM Notes Extended Search Plugin:
Simple search mode
All the results from multiples sources are aggregated into one page
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I hope you are enjoying are ISSL@Lotusphere speaker blog series. With this entry, we would like to introduce Brad Schauf.
Brad has been with IBM now for more than 12 years and currently resides in the United States. Brad is an IBM Senior Certified IT Architect and an Open Group Distinguished lT Architect. He has worked on some of the largest Notes and Domino deployments in the world as well as the more complex Social Portal deployments. In his current position, he leads the American Solution Architects team and helps to define ISSL's services methods and approaches to services engagements. Brad is also the world wide lead architect for the Portal NOW and WCM NOW reusable software templates.
ID202 Rapidly Deliver WID202 Rapidly Deliver Web 2.0 Social Business Solutions with IBM Web Experience NOW Offerings
It has never been easier to implement compelling production level web experiences that match the requirements of your internal and external audiences. Attend this session to understand the latest in delivery initiatives, including IBM WebSphere Portal NOW, Content Template Catalog and Industry Template assets that pair technology expertise with industry thought leadership to offer best-practice guidance optimized for the particular business you are in. Understand these program components to learn how you can assemble business ready web pages, with content components and templates, integrated social services and presence awareness, to rapidly deliver production level web experiences. See how these software template and deployment models enable you to start simple, solve requirements, and then broaden to other areas as your enterprise business needs evolve.
Speaker: Brad Schauf and Jeffrey Seifert
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
With all the action going on at Lotusphere, why should attendees go to your session?
Brad says: "My session is all about being able to provide quick solutions to social business problems, quickly. Basically, I speak about and demo the Portal and WCM NOW solutions we have built to give organizations a "jump start" to both the technical side of a Portal or WCM engagement but also to give them the methodology behind the deployments."
Find out about all of ISSL's Lotusphere 2012 activities and sessions here.
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Our ISSL@Lotusphere Speaker Blog series is in full swing. With this latest entry we would like you to meet Nathan Vega.
Nathan Vega is Program Manager for Adoption Services for ISSL and currently resides in the United States. He has worked at IBM for 10 and a half years with his journey beginning in development as a software engineer on K-Station and continuing in his current position as Social Business Leader for ISSL. In between these two positions he developed a gamut of valuable skills in various roles such as:
For Lotusphere 2012, we asked Nathan what he has in store for attendees. Here is what he says you can expect to get from him.
BPDD304 Social Business Depends On Adoption - Differentiate Your Firm And Open New Revenue Opportunities!
Adoption and consulting assessment services are a key component of customer success and a potential new source of revenue for Business Partners. Learn key success factors and how to develop a consulting service to complement your existing offerings. This session will include: Where to start; Clarifying Business Objectives; Sponsorship; Measuring Success/Evaluation; Selecting Pilot Participants; and Communications Planning
Speaker: Nathan G. Vega, ISSL Program Manager for Adoption Services
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
Location: SW 7 - 10
Nathan: "I have several sessions on Social Business Adoption that I'm delivering in different formats:
1. What is Social Business (although, most know this already)
Nathan: "Yes, this is my first speaking engagement at Lotusphere. I have not submitted abstracts in the past because the passion and knowledge of the topics was ultimately surpassed by other people. Social Business and the adoption of these technologies are something that resonates with me. I'm nervous to speak to a large group of people, but I'm confident that the topic(s) are valuable and worth the uncomfortableness I feel."
Find out about all of ISSL's Lotusphere 2012 activities and sessions here.
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Our ISSL@Lotusphere speaker blog series continues today with one busy dude. Meet Poul Olczyk!
Poul Olczyk is an ISSL Senior Consultant and currently resides in Denmark. He began working for IBM in 1996. He started in Global Business Services as a consultant working with Notes and Domino for large customers in Denmark. At that time, he had been working with Notes and Domino since 1991 where he installed the first Notes server in Denmark. After a few month at a business partner in 1999, he moved to Lotus as a specialist supporting the software sales. Since 2000, Poul has been working as a developer as well as an administrator for customers in all of Europe but primarily in the Nordic countries.
ID210 Put Your IBM Sametime in a Box
IBM Sametime 8.5.2 can easily scale up for enterprises with thousands of users, but what if your company only has a few hundred users or less? Sametime in a Box is a fast way of implementing a fully functional IBM Sametime 8.5.2 environment. It can be used for Proof of Technology (POT) or Proof of Concept (POC) or as a server to support a few hundred users. Invented at IBM Denmark, Sametime in a Box is used for POT/POC for clients, as a production server for SMB clients or as a starting point for enterprise implementation. Attend this session to learn hear how to prepare, install and deploy IBM Sametime in one server capable of supporting a small or midsize company – or to work as an extranet server.
Speaker: Poul Olczyk
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
"This is really about eating the elephant in small pieces. IBM Sametime has become extremely flexible and more complex compared to earlier versions. For some companies it can be difficult to understand why so many servers are needed, to do what could be done with only one server in the past. My session will talk about how the new IBM Sametime can be simplified but still as versatile as a more complex implementations. Sametime in a box is a solution which can easily be implemented in any company in no time compared to other solutions. For smaller companies as production server and for larger companies either as site server or as POC/POT or test system. Sametime in a Box can also be used by partners to speed up implementation of IBM Sametime at customers."
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IBM Accelerated Value Program Enterprise Support for Apache OpenOffice
Today’s business leaders are questioning their past investment prioritization in desktop office software and embracing lower cost alternatives. IBM® Software Services for Collaboration provides advisory services in helping customers take the steps to deploy new solutions and significantly reduce costs. Enterprise support for Apache OpenOffice delivered by The IBM Software Group's Accelerated Value Program (AVP), pairs you with an IBM trusted advisor who provides invaluable guidance and expertise for supporting the deployment of Apache OpenOffice in your environment.
Leveraging your existing platforms
Saving you time and money
Helping to accelerate your success
Effective user enablement and successful adoption requires much more than just releasing the software to end users. Your trusted advisor develops a proven strategy that includes enablement, planning, reviews, audits and pro-active management to help ensure a rapid return on your investment. Your trusted advisor anticipates your needs and stays closely engaged both on and off site as you develop and adopt new capabilities in Apache OpenOffice.
For more information
* The $20 figure is an estimate and will vary depending upon your scale of use of other office productivity software offerings.
Special Offer for Connect 2014 Attendees
To help you on your Social Business journey, we've assembled 3 special offers, available this week only. See the sections below for more details.
Social Business Services, Design and Apps Discovery Zone
While attending Connect 2014, swing by Europe 3 & 4 and interact with winning customer and employee digital experiences, and as important, the IBM experts who bring these real-world solutions to our clients!
Social Business Applications - Your chance to win $25,000 in IBM Services
Do you want to:
One company will be chosen for a $25,000 services credit toward deployment of the Social App of their choice.
Accelerated Value Program - Your chance to win a Kindle
Would you like to be a hero in your organization?
IBM's Accelerated Value Program can help you do all that and more! It's #BeAHero
Stop by during the following hours for a drink* and a chance to win a Kindle!
One company will be chosen to receive a free Kindle.
Flexible Cloud - Your chance to win a free assessment
Do you like the flexibility provided by on-premises software? Do you need the benefits of Cloud computing?
One company will be chosen for a no cost 2-3 day assessment on your premises to show how you can move your business to the cloud.
We hope to see you in the Zone to discuss Social Business!
* Free drink tickets (1 per person) while supplies last! Drink tickets are redeemable at the Dolphin hotel bar.
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Just Published: IBM Accelerated Value Program Application Developer Support (Flyer)
Delivering custom SDK developer support
Evolving business needs and application collaboration requirements need help to remove technical or implementation barriers. We can assist your organization on achieving the right path to extend the capabilities of your IBM Connections or WebSphere Portal Server environments, with the IBM Accelerated Value Program Application Developer offering. IBM experts provide in-depth technical information and support to clients through SDK Developer solutions, that deliver application development support or an experienced SDK developer for custom applications. To significantly reduce the implementation time of your Connections or WebSphere Portal applications, to quickly unlock the business value.
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We present Community Insights, a new tool to help community leaders foster healthy communities that provide value to members and the organization. Community Insights was co-developed with community leaders to ensure it provides them with metrics that are useful, actionable, and easy to interpret.
Background: Online Communities offer Business Value
Online communities are becoming increasingly prevalent in enterprises, with easy-setup social software and increased awareness of benefits to businesses and employees. These benefits include breaking down organizational and distance barriers to knowledge sharing and collaboration [3,11]; improved skills and ability to execute and retain staff ; improved sales ; improved speed of execution, increased quality, reduced costs [3,12]; and enhanced innovation processes . However, attaining these benefits is no simple matter and an effective community leader is a critical success factor [1,4,11].
Because of their essential role in fostering community success, online community leaders are a growing population in enterprises. Some activities they perform within communities are to encourage contributions and discussion, contribute and read content, organize and curate content, answer questions, moderate, create a positive environment, advertise the community externally, and maintain infrastructure. Prior work documents effective leader strategies for enacting these activities [4,5,6,9,10,11,12].
However, there is a critical gap between these guidelines and the actual practice of facilitating valuable communities. Leaders’ unique role involves assessing community progress on goals and intervening to guide the group towards achieving those goals. Static guidelines cannot help with such assessments; rather dynamic community analysis tools are needed. However, there is very little research on tools for community leaders. This background motivated the design and development of Community Insights.
Community Insights: Designed to Help Community Leaders Run Effective Communities
Community Insights was designed to support community leaders’ two major needs: (1) assessing community health and value and (2) determining actions they could take to improve community health. To do so, Community Insights provides metrics describing a community’s participation, people, and content.
Participation: What activities are going on in my community?
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Just Published: IBM Accelerated Value Program Social Document Solutions (Flyer)
Collaborative social document services and solutions
Today’s business leaders are questioning their past investment prioritization in desktop office software and embracing lower cost alternatives. IBM Software Services for Collaboration provides advisory services combined with your choice of several cost-effective social document and office productivity tools, helping you mitigate risks, reduce costs and become a more social business.
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Just Published: IBM Software Services for Collaboration Social Business Applications (Flyer)
Empowering users to connect, communicate and share
IBM Software Services for Collaboration, in partnership with IBM Research & Development, offers new social business applications to help you realize an increased return on your social business investment. These applications help connect individuals – allowing them to rapidly share information, knowledge and ideas through conversations and content – and analyze social content from multiple channels and sources to gain insights. When those things happen, innovation and business execution rates increase, better decisions are made, and customers and employees are more engaged and satisfied. Social businesses enjoy lower operating costs and deliver an exceptional customer experience.
Click on the image or download the flyer here.
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Just Published: IBM Accelerated Value Program Project Solutions (Flyer)
Helping achieve strategic IT project success
Successful IT projects require careful infrastructure validation following a proven methodology to help deliver a software solution’s full potential and minimize challenges. With the IBM Accelerated Value Program Project Solution offering, IBM experts provide short-term, ongoing project expertise, planning, proof of concepts, risk management, upgrade assistance and integration guidance. We help provide added confidence by ensuring project milestones are met, critical issues are resolved quickly and operational costs are reduced.
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Just Published: IBM Collaboration Solutions Mobility Workshop (Flyer)
Begin the transition to an exceptional mobility solution
In this single day Mobility Workshop, IBM Software Services for Collaboration will lead an onsite, collaborative strategy session to initiate your journey towards an enterprise bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployment. Our experts will help validate your existing mobile strategy and provide expert advice, guiding you through your mobility transformation.
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IBM Connections Social Q&A
Among these new capabilities is IBM Connections Social Q&A, that removes knowledge and expertise from silos by enabling users to easily route questions to subject matter experts (SME) within the company, regardless of their location. For example, a sales representative seeking insight to close a deal with a global bank can connect with a colleague with unique insights into that industry in real time. By directing the questions to precisely the right colleague this employee can immediately get relevant answers to their question and then use these insights to achieve the desired outcome.
IBM Connections Community Insights
According to the 2012 State of Community Management, Community Managers are a key driver for social business adoption. To support this growing role, IBM is helping to promote information sharing with IBM Connections Community Insights, providing community leaders with the knowledge and insight needed to better understand the people, content, activities and networks within their respective group. Through these insights leaders can take recommended, informed actions that improve the community's value to members and the organization which is critical to promote learning and improving the reputation of community members. Community Insights also helps to foster innovation and encourage professional networking and socialization, increasing talent retention.
Additional apps now available from IBM Software Services for Collaboration include:
Whitepaper: Social Business - Patterns in achieving social business success by leading and pioneering organizations
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This paper will focus on how organizations can use social business practices and capabilities to transform themselves, and create competitive advantage and substantial new value.
A social business is an organization whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to create business value.
Exactly how are organizations transforming these processes and becoming social businesses? What best practices have emerged? Those questions are addressed by the Social Business Patterns in this whitepaper. Download it here.
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Transition to high-availability IBM® Notes® Traveler Software
IBM Software Services for Collaboration can help you get serious with social business with IBM® Notes® Traveler Software. We can help you quickly design, deploy, and migrate your existing Traveler server to this high-availability solution with a reduced risk of service loss to your existing users.
Access the Solution Brief here.
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @IBMCollabSvcs!
An organization’s online presence is as important as the products and services it provides. Equally important, an engaged, empowered and optimized workforce is critical for leading in today's competitive markets.
Create engaging, customized and exceptional web experiences. Register now for the IBM Exceptional Web Experience 2013 event!
Be a part of the 2013 Exceptional Web Experience Event in Berlin, Germany by submitting a session to share your expertise and experiences crafting Exceptional Web Experiences that demonstrate business results.
The call for abstracts for this event is open through Monday March 4, 2013.
To be considered for presentation at this event, Submit an Abstract (in IBM Greenhouse) https://ibm.biz/BdxSy5
and select: Sign Up!
Deadline for submissions Monday, March 4, 2013
Questions about your submission, contact: Lauren Wendel email@example.com
Exceptional Web Experience Business Program
Targeted at line of business leaders, business analysts and executives
Track 1: Customer Case Studies
Features real-life experiences shared by customers detailing business objectives, implementation approaches and best practices. Attendees will learn from these case studies how to successfully plan and deliver exceptional web experiences for their customers that drive loyalty and satisfaction, and intranet web experiences that help to improve employee productivity. Topics will include project goals and analysis, industry specific approaches, implementation and governance techniques, and best practices
Features proven strategies to plan, justify, implement, and manage business solutions and approaches that meet and exceed rising customer, and employee expectations, as well as increase partner and customer service levels.
This track features proven strategies and best practices that can enable business leaders to drive profitability and growth with web experiences crafted to increase customer engagement and retention.
Also covered are approaches, tactics and capabilities key to empowering employees to be more efficient and productive. Topics will include the benefits of being a social business, setting the right delivery and consumption strategy, embracing analytics, digital marketing and campaign management approaches, and more.
Exceptional Web Experience Technology Program
Targeted at a technical audience consisting of IT professionals including architects, administrators, developers and integrators.
This track features foundation technologies and solution innovations that power Exceptional Web Experiences inside your company and those facing your customers.
This track features how to design and build robust, interactive web experiences that will delight your audiences by leveraging an extensive portfolio of development technologies, templates, solutions, Web 2.0 and multi-channel design practices.
This track features entry-level and advanced technical information and guidance from leading product architects and services professionals. Attendees will learn how to deploy and manage scalable, high performing web platforms to support business objectives, change and growth in dynamic and environments, and enable new levels of efficiency and agility.
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JayaPrasad Thambuganipalle (we call him "JP") has been with IBM for almost 7 years and happily lives in sunny Jacksonville, Florida in the United States. JP is a Software Accelerated Value Leader and prior to holding this position, he was a lead portal architect in IBM Software Services for Collaboration. Prior to joining IBM, JP worked with two of the top five global investment banks as a web infrastructure specialist/architect. For JP, the most rewarding aspect of his job is seeing customers succeed in implementing IBM® WebSphere® Portal technologies. He enjoys sharing his expertise and helping his colleagues with their WebSphere® Portal clients and participates in internal enablement opportunities with WebSphere®. He also co-authored some IBM® Redbooks®. When not working, JP enjoys running (although he isn't sure if he is running away from something or trying to create some creative ideas). He has been running half marathons for 4 years and, this past December, he ran his first marathon! (Go JP!) He also spends time with his wife and two children. You can connect with JP by leaving a comment below in this blog.
Track 08: Customer Case Studies (from an IT perspective)
CUST109: Exceptional Web Experience Solution Using WebSpherePortal: A Cisco Implementation
Speaker(s): Michael White, Cisco; JayaPrasad Thambuganipalle, IBM
Learn how Cisco Systems designed and deployed the next generation, robust, enterprise-wide WebSphere Portal Platform Cisco Enterprise Portal (CEP) to support numerous global business initiatives. We'll share how Cisco's CEP platform leveraged best in class portal capabilities to provide a unified, yet agile and scalable solution for multiple lines of business. We'll discuss the Small & Medium Business Portal and the Commerce Workspace, which served as the charter Portal projects, paving the way for subsequent portal implementations. In addition, we will also detail Cisco's active-active, multi-data center strategy which provides high-availability and zero downtime deployments -- along with Cisco's plans for portal farms implementation.
Where: Swan Toucan 1 & 2
Every portal implementation is different! In this session, you will get to hear Cisco's portal implementation story! Here are some additional pointers:
Catch everything Collaboration Services has planned for IBM Connect here.
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Jayasree resides in Schaumburg, Illinois in the United States. She has been with IBM® for over twelve years with a total of seventeen years as an IT consultant. Currently, Jaya is a Managing Consultant with IBM Software Services for Collaboration. Jaya specializes in IBM® Lotus Notes® and Domino® application development and other Software Collaboration Services solutions like IBM® Sametime® and IBM® Connections. She worked as a lead developer involved in many projects with custom application designs, implementation, application assessments, requirements and system analysis, optimizing Domino® applications, and data integration with third party tools based on client's needs. Jaya considers one of the highlights of her career with IBM was working on the IBM Centennial project. Jaya has worked on both small and large-scale projects. She has a broad range of projects in various industries from healthcare, to manufacturing, to pharmaceuticals, to chemical, and financial institutions. Jaya is also an IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer in IBM® Lotus Notes® and Domino® software. You can connect with Jaya on her LinkedIn profile or on Twitter at @jnampalli.
Track 05: Application Development
AD404 NSF2IPA - Delivering your existing IBM Domino application as a mobile App
From processing your email, to handling loan approval, Domino applications has been one of the main delivery vehicle in enterprises. In this session we will explore how to mobile enable an existing Domino applications using IBM Worklight. We will briefly touch upon the key strategies - mobile website and mobile apps and go in depth. We will start with an overview of Worklight and introduce two approaches that exist to leverage existing Domino/XPages applications in the mobile context. We will compare and contrast the two approaches. We will then spend most time on the application development environment using Eclipse based Worklight Studio to create a Android and iPhone application to access an existing Domino application, using one of the approach. We will also explore offline capabilities using the JSONStore feature and showcase the sync functionality from a Domino App on the server with the newly developed mobile app. We will end with demonstration of the app.
Where: Dolphin S. Hem II
This session is really for an existing Domino application developer who is looking into mobilizing an existing Domino application. Anyone who is looking to getting into mobile space. Come to this session and Raj and I will provide concepts of mobile-enabling Domino app or building custom hybrid application model using IBM® Worklight 5.0 Studio. This session will also show you how to connect to a Domino server via HTTP Adapter and JSONStore feature.
There you have it, folks. More proof of the depth of knowledge and expertise IBM Software Services for Collaboration brings to IBM Connect.
Be sure to check out all our activities and speakers' sessions here.