Lotus Notes Traveler Product Manager, Design Partner and Beta Management
Today December 14, IBM announces availability of Lotus Notes Traveler version 22.214.171.124, which includes support for Android smartphones and tablets!
As product manager for Lotus Notes Traveler I know the IBM team is very proud to deliver this release for Lotus Notes Traveler for Android devices that are running the 2.0.1 (or greater) operating system. With this new, native Android client for mail and calendar and the on-device contact function, customers can easily extend their company's Lotus Notes messaging and collaboration environment to employees using Android devices; allowing them to take advantage of Lotus Notes Traveler's ability to seamlessly synchronize mail, calendar and contact information between the Lotus Domino server and the Android device, and utilize the Lotus Mobile Installer to keep their client software up-to-date.
Ensuring the security of company information is a top priority for every Lotus Notes Traveler release, and 126.96.36.199 is no exception. Lotus Notes Traveler synchronizes data (in transit) via secure HTTPS connection and stores the data (at rest) in encrypted form on the Android device. Lost or stolen devices can be remote wiped; either the entire device or just the Lotus Notes Traveler information. Administrators can monitor the mobile user community -- by name, password, device type, build version -- all from a single point of control and allow or deny access for users based on company defined policies.
In my other role as manager for Lotus Notes Traveler for Android beta program, I was fortunate to work with customers and partners from around the world and the most common feedback we hear about Lotus Notes Traveler was that "It's so easy install and configure!" and "It just works!". The ability to keep current with your personal and business information, anytime/anywhere and from a variety of platforms has just taken a significant step forward with Lotus Notes Traveler for Android. Read all about it on the in the Lotus Notes Traveler documentation wiki and in Ed Brill's blog.
AT&T: Lotus Notes Traveler for Android installs and run well on all Android devices, with the exception of Android devices from AT&T, due to an AT&T policy decision that supports the installation of applications only from the Android Marketplace. AT&T is planning to resolve this issue in early 2011.
188.8.131.52 is a full, cross-platform release that not only includes support for the Android platform, but includes a few improvements for the other platforms, as well, which are documented in this fix list.
Web Content Manager for LotusLive.com
My LotusLive team truly lives, breathes and eats cloud collaboration. And it's never more obvious than just before a big announcement – like today’s. By this afternoon, I would guess most folks on the team are either on cloud 9 or fast asleep on another one!
As a Web
content manager and communications lead for LotusLive, I spend a lot of my time
writing Web copy and reviewing scripts from my home office in
I was reminded. I left the sunshine and
But there’s more! Sonja has been using Vondle Live – a new Integrated App from IBM business partners Bricsys and FreshTL. "VondleLive is actually very important to our business.” Sonja told me during our interview, “because it allows our translators to come into LotusLive, access Vondle Live and look at almost any file and make annotations, without actually having to own the software.” You can see the entire interview with aatranslations and hear why Sonja recommends LotusLive for all small businesses.
being able to meet our customers and tell their stories. It’s great to see how
LotusLive is connecting small businesses with hundreds of freelancers, allowing
small offices to work together – no matter how far apart they are – and most
importantly – it let’s me stay connected with my colleagues while dipping my
feet in the pool!
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By Joyce Davis
I've had the pleasure of working with the IBM Collaboration Solutions community for many years. It's been inspiring to see how much time, effort and resource community members put into growing the team of Lotus and WebSphere Portal experts, sharing their technical knowledge, and providing feedback that helps us improve our products. We now have an IBM program to recognize and reward our top community members for their outstanding contributions!
Overview: The IBM Champion program has been extended to include clients and partners in the IBM Collaboration Solutions community. The program recognizes exceptional contributors to the technical community who work alongside IBM to build solutions for a smarter planet. Champions can be found running user groups, managing websites, speaking at conferences, answering questions in online forums, writing blogs, submitting wiki articles, sharing how-to videos, and writing technical books. The IBM Champion program recognizes and thanks these innovative thought leaders, amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence in the technical community.
Benefits: In addition to merchandise customized with the IBM Champion logo, individuals receive:
Nomination process and eligibility: Self nominations and nominations by proxy will be accepted online through May 15, 2011. A panel of IBMers will evaluate each nominee's contributions over the past 12 months, considering community impact, expertise, and overall community contributions, both in terms of quality and level of participation across a wide variety of activities. Nominees will be notified by IBM if they are selected. Although IBM employees are not eligible for the program, they are encouraged to nominate deserving partners and clients.
Call to ActionLearn more about the IBM Champion program
Submit a nomination online by May 15, 2011
By Sonia Malik
WPLC Education Offerings Manager
Call for Abstracts Now Open!
IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference 2011
The Americas IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference 2011 will be held on May 15 -19th at the Buena Vista Palace, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Call for Abstracts is now open and we invite you to submit conference breakout session and hands-on-lab abstracts for consideration to one of six tracks in either the Business Impact or Technology Program.
Examples of session topics are listed to provide guidance in alignment of solution areas to conference tracks. Actual sessions and labs selected for presentation at the conference will vary, and be based on submissions received through the conference Call for Abstracts process.
Business Impact Program
Track 1: Customer Case Studies and Industry Solutions
Detailed presentations of client solutions, including Project Goals and Analysis, Industry Specific Approaches, Implementation and Governance Techniques, Best Practices.
Track 2: Accelerating Solution Time to Value and ROI
Proven Strategies to Build the Vision and Value of an Exceptional Web Experience; Building a Portal Delivery Roadmap: Paths to Success; How to Successfully Justify and Deploy Portal and Social. Software in Your Organization; The Real Scoop on Understanding the Portal Competitive Landscape.
Track 3: Optimize Customer Experiences to Build Brand and Generate Revenue
You are What You Market: Leveraging New Rules of Marketing; Getting Smart with Retail Portals to Address the Accelerated Shift in Buyer Behavior; Delivering Your Portal Solutions to Mobile Audiences: Best Practices; User Experience Optimization Initiative: Understanding and Applying Web Analytics.
Track 4: Web Experience Platforms and Solutions
Getting Started with IBM WebSphere® Portal and IBM Web Content Management; WebSphere Portal 7
Technical Overview and Strategy; Leveraging Portal NOW to Deliver Exceptional Web Experiences; IBM
Forms Technical Deep Dive; What’s New in Lotus® Quickr™?; Extending your Portal to Mobile Devices; IBM Mashup Center Overview; Exceptional Web Experience in the Cloud – How to Use IBM WebSphere Portal; IBM Web Content Management; Forms and Mashups in the Cloud.
Track 5: Developing Exceptional Web Experiences
Improving the Online Experience: Building Next Generation Web sites;Using Adobe FLEX to Deliver IBM
WebSphere Portal and Collaboration Services; Developing Web Applications using IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory, IBM Rational® Application Developer and IBM Lotus Widget Factory; Powering Exceptional Web Experiences Using Industry Toolboxes; Leveraging WebSphere Commerce and IBM Web Content Management; Deliver Operational and Real-time Business Intelligence with Cognos® Business Intelligence; IBM Forms Technical Deep Dive.
Track 6: Best Practices and Implementation
Managing the Portal Deployment Project: Best Practices, Effective Portal Governance; High Availability Designs and Implementation with WebSphere Portal, Virtualizing Portals, Successfully Managing Your WebSphere Portal, Virtualizing Portals; Successfully Managing Your IBM Web Content Management Solution; Hands On Lab; Administrating WebSphere Portal.
To submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at this event click on Submit Abstract in Lotus Greenhouse to access the submission form.
Note: You must be a registered user of Lotus Greenhouse to access the form. To register, access this link. http
Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4th, 2011
Important dates ! (subject to change)
Open for Abstracts - February 16th, 2011
Close for Abstracts - March 4th, 2011
Session Notification - March 17th, 2011
Speaker commitment - March 29th, 2011
Final presentations due - April 20th, 2011
Conference arrival - May 16 - 17, 2011
Lectures: 60 minutes (including Q&A)
Hands-on labs: 75 minutes
If you have any questions about your submission, please feel free to contact the IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference content team:
Lauren Wendel - email@example.com
Sonia Malik - soni
Sean Flanagan - firstname.lastname@example.org (Partner/Business Development Day)
Please feel free to share this with others who may have an interest in participating in this event. Thank you for helping to make the 2011 Exceptional Web Experience Conference a success!
IBM announces new solutions that helps organizations become social businesses (Enterprise 2.0 Conference)
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Vice President Marketing
IBM Collaboration Solutions
On Monday November 8, IBM announced new software and services that will help organizations become social businesses. Less than a day old, and the news has already been covered in The New York Times ("IBM’s Lotus Connections 3.0 Aims to Make Businesses More Social"), InformationWeek ("IBM Boosts Social Media Software, Services"), ReadWriteWeb ("IBM Bakes Analytics Into Lotus Connections 3.0"), and by many others. You can also read a recap of yesterday's announcement from one of our own, Luis Benitez on Socialize Me. Or better yet, if you happen to be in Santa Clara this week for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this week, see social business in action with a wide variety of activities to choose from.
Why is this announcement important?
Every few years, there is a generational shift in computing style that leads to new opportunities and new business. The intertwined trends of the rapid growth of social network participation, proliferation and adoption of mobile devices like the iPad and Android, cloud computing, high-speed broadband access, and the democratization of content creation and sharing, are fundamentally changing the way we interact with one another, whether as consumers, employees, or citizens. It really comes down to people being the center again. We no longer discuss the latest gadget, network, or transaction, we are interested in value that is created for people, over time, through trusted relationships.
This renewed focus on people is opening up new opportunities for forward-thinking organizations and leaders. When people are the focus, trust becomes the primary competitive differentiator. Empowering individuals to engage with each other -- as consumers, as employees, as citizens -- is key to success. Empowered consumers increasingly experience Brands directly through your employees, not just through a call center or your website. Empowered employees experience your organization through their personal relationships with their informal networks as much as formal organizational structures. And if empowered people don't trust you, they'll find someone else to buy from, or to work for.
Outperforming organizations see becoming a social business as a fantastic opportunity to create new business value:
With the announcement of the IBM social collaboration platform, the release of Lotus Connections 3, and new business strategy services, IBM is uniquely positioned to enable your organizations to cultivate trusted relationships through people-centric experiences when and where needed. We have the expertise to help you plan, build, secure, and actively manage your evolution towards becoming a Social Business. And to integrate those capabilities with the rest of your business, such as the recent Cognos 10 announcement for analytics tools that include social collaboration. With all this, it's no surprise that Global CIO recently named IBM #1 in it's list of the most influential IT companies.
This isn't docu
Visit the links above to learn more. See what the social buzz is about and join the conversation.
By Luis Benitez
Social Software Product Manager
You may be aware that 2 weeks ago IBM released the latest and greatest release of Quickr 8.5 for Domino. There's been tons of buzz around this release. For example:
I won't repeat all the new features since there's just too many and others have covered it widely. However, I wanted to make you aware that tomorrow, Wednesday September 29th, there will be a webcast to talk about What's New And Improved in Lotus Quickr 8.5 at 10am EDT.
Here's a video of one of my favorite new features: Calendar overlay and iCal support which lets you view your team calendar directly in Microsoft Outlook / Lotus Notes. And since Google Calendar supports iCal, my next to-do is see if I can overlay my Lotus Quickr team calendar with Google Calendar:
To view the other videos, go here.
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In his recent Fast Company article entitled "Why IBM Could Be Bigger Than Facebook in Social Media", FC Expert Blogger, Drew Neisser said, "IBM could end up being more important to the business use and monetization of social media than Facebook." It's a bold statement that's hard to ignore.
In the article, our own Jeff Schick told Neisser, "at IBM 15 years ago, we had a way to look up people to create a globally connected enterprise. Today we have approximately 500,000 people in IBM who do about 6 million look ups a day on pages that look strikingly similar to other social network profile pages with features like blogging and photo pasting." Schick also said, "The idea of getting the right person over the right time at the right opportunity and yield the right result was really important."
The article continues to say, "IBM's internal network served as both an incubator and torture test for it's latest offering. So while Schick and his team watched the rise of Facebook with interest, they took greater inspiration from the technology they were already using to deliver 'an exceptional work experience for employees' which also translated into better client service."
Schick introduced the concept of "exceptional work experiences" at the launch event last week in NYC. We'll have even more details about this topic in the coming weeks so check back soon to learn more.
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Marketing Segment Manager, Collaboration Agenda
What does collaboration mean to you and your organization? For some, it's simply being able to find contacts and data -- quickly and efficiently. For others, it may be a complete revamp of their existing processes, people-to-people interactions, and infrastructure.
Whatever your collaboration definition, IBM can help. Our Collaboration Agenda consultative approach and workshop series (at no cost) provides organizations with a perfect way to tailor a collaboration roadmap and stra
We are excited to announce two new resources to assist organizations in their collaboration efforts.
A newly updated IBM Collaboration Agenda Web site was launched on October 14th. There you'll find a variety of useful collaboration content, including:
A key component of the new Web site includes the IBM Collaboration Assessment Tool (ICAT), an interactive, industry-specific resource designed to help clients benchmark their current collaboration practices, and build a strategy of next steps. In just a few easy steps, you can start on the road toward transforming your everyday interactions into strategic assets. Once you complete a quick questionnaire, you will instantly receive a customized scorecard report with collaboration recommendations to help you:
For more information on the new Web site, the ICAT tool, or to learn more, please contact: Steve Litzinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
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From the comfort of your own office, on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM US ET
By Rani Salehi
Program Director, WW Leader Web, Social Media and Digital Strategy
How do customers experience your brand?
We invite you to think about your business network in an entirely new light. Your website? How is this differentiated from others in your same marketplace. Your employees — are they informed, engaged and responsive? Your channel partners — are they collaborating effectively? Are they well connected to the pulse of your business?
Web 1.0. Web 2.0. What's next?
It’s time to enable new ways of working with the right capabilities and skills. Create the right forums to connect your customers and employees in more valuable ways. Use real time information to shape the conversation. And infuse intelligence into interactions among people. It's time to create exceptional experiences that in turn produce value.
Don't miss this thought provoking program.
On Thursday, September 16, live from the IAC Building in New York City, Alistair Rennie, General Manager IBM Collaboration and Portals, will discuss this social transformation under way and how it will change — and reinvent — how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences. Through dialogue with several thought leaders, he will explore the importance of collaborative technology in productivity, loyalty and customer experiences.
This event will be streamed live to the web on Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM US ET. You can begin registering on September 10th at www.
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Market Segment Manager
We are very excited to report that IBM developerWorks (IBM dW) has been named a winner in the 2010 Forrester Groundswell Awards (B2B). The awards are broken down by what stage of the social cycle the winners best exemplify: Listening, Talking, Energizing, Spreading, Supporting, Embracing. IBM developerWorks won in the "Supporting" category, and here's what Forrester had to say:
"IBM developerWorks is a free community and social network for 8 million developers and IT professionals worldwide. It includes content and discussions on open standards, open source, and IBM technical resources in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. It includes 30,000 articles, forums that attract 1 million visitors a month, 400,000 active profiles, 800 bloggers, and 450 wikis. IBM saves $100 million annually from people who use this resource instead of contacting IBM support." (emphasis mine)
This is great news not just for IBM, but specifically for the Lotus Connections team - the IBM dW exceptional experience is built on IBM Lotus Connections.
You can read the full press release from Forrester on BusinessWire. Additional details about IBM DeveloperWorks' submission for the Groundswell Award can be found on IBM developerWorks.
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Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM on May 31, 2007 after 37 years with the company. Since then, he continues to consult for IBM in a number of initiatives including Cloud Computing, Smart Planet and other technical and innovation areas. Having been born in Cuba and come to the US at the age of 15, one of the things he is proudest of is having been named 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year. He has an M.S. and Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago and a very interesting list of achievements and current activities.
The Lotus team looks forward to his insights and participation next week. For more on this topic, read Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger's full blog entry.
By Megan Moyer
Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
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By Jacques Pavlenyi
Market Segment Manager
Many of you are gearing up for what is shaping up to be a very energetic Enterprise 2.0 Conference next week. The show this time is November 8-11 at the Convention Center, in sunny Santa Clara, CA, Which, right now given the cold wet weather in New York, makes me realize how much I miss living in California :-)
IBM is a Diamond Sponsor this year. And we have a great presence planned for attendees, including:
And much more. Will you be there? What do you hope to get out of this year's conference?
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By Joyce Davis
My team is responsible for Lotus and WebSphere Portal product documentation, online help, technical articles, learning material and more -- anything that helps customers get the most out of our products. One thing we hear from customers over and over is "show us a task, with screenshots and videos!" Well, we've taken that to heart and have focused on producing more multimedia technical content over the last couple of years.
But we realize there is a lot of expertise in the Lotus community OUTSIDE of our organization, both within and beyond IBM. So last week we launched an event called VideoFest, which is aimed at: 1) raising awareness of multimedia content, 2) encouraging the community to share their own Lotus videos, and 3) recognizing community contributions.
How VideoFest works
Upload your videos to YouTube or another video service, then embed them into Lotus product wiki articles. Then, be sure to publicize your article using the new share feature, which allows you to share the article via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more.
For more information
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Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
Because our lives are busier than ever, we go on-line to save time buying products and services or to get information. While we want it to be faster and easier, more often than not, we're disappointed with the experience. Information is missing; things are hard to find. This was the focus of the IBM Reinventing Relationships event in New York City yesterday.
The day started with a lively and intelligent discussion between IBM General Manager, Alistair Rennie and Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger about the past and future of customer experiences and social transformation. After that, Mark Hurst, cofounder of Creative Good, demonstrated a typical Web experience with audience member Mitch Cohen, who recreated his recent futile attempt to buy TV/internet services.
The day continued with a couple of panel discussions - one on "Exceptional Web Experiences" and the other on "Exceptional Work Experiences". Panelists included Salem Avan, who talked about peace-keeping efforts in the United Nations, Joshua Kimball who talked about Teach For America's alumnae Web community, and Phil Green who talked about innovations on the U.S. Open Website by his organization, the USTA.
The day also marked the worldwide launch of the IBM Customer Experience Suite offering -- which is the first step in bringing the IBM Project Northstar vision into reality.
For photos, social media commentary and a Livestream replay, visit the Reinventing Relationships social media aggregator.
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Marketing Manager, WebSphere Portal
Cutting costs, improving efficiencies, adhering to compliancy regulations, and going green – that’s just a sampling of the myriad pressures affecting the modern business. In today’s climate, even simple tasks can become overly complicated, creating an undue amount of stress and confusion, wasting time and money in the process.
Everyone knows that businesses with well-connected resources function much more elegantly, but what’s the underlying secret to businesses that gracefully flow versus those that totally freak out?
KISS: Keep it simple, stupid.
In a world of complexities, simplicity is next to godliness. Businesses that get with the times and embrace the right technology can significantly reduce complexity and improve their ability to compete in the market.
On December 7, IBM announced the release of IBM Forms 4, a product that provides exquisite out-of-the-box functionality for businesses that want to reduce complexity with workflow tools and process automation, and create exceptional web experiences for their customers in the process.
This simple product offers a modern departure from an age-old task from which no one was exempt: filling out the paper-based form. The reasons for businesses to go electronic on this one are vast and compelling. As a customer, it provides a whole lot of freedom from the ball and chain of the paper-based, in-person process (I can never forget the first time I filled out a passport application online, and the happy dance I did when I found out I didn’t have to stand for hours in the paper-based application line-up). And, for businesses that are keen on getting on top of the pressures of modern times, the benefits are wide:
It also integrates easily with existing IT investments, is scalable, and boasts security features like military-grade digital signature. It’s also available in 28 languages.
At the end of the day, I’d like to think that life is meant to be pretty straightforward. Even though business can sometimes be tough, the tools we use should help take us to that happy place in which we can get things done with ease and simplicity.
In our day and age, electronic forms are pretty much a no-brainer for me. If you agree, you should definitely check out IBM Forms 4.