Find out about customizing IBM
Connections Profiles configuration -- both with data and user interface -- with
this case study.
This implementation configured Profiles with multiple LDAP
repositories, imported extension attributes, and customized the UI to provide a
smooth running interface for social business.
Speaker: Stephen Power, ICS WW Technical
Sales Team Specialist
Host: John Allen, ICS Sales Enablement
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM EST (90
An interesting read as a supplement to that call : link
As a supplement to my previous entry
regarding new IBM/Polycom integration, I've just finalized a "deployment scenario" entry in Sametime Wiki.
That entry will provide you more informations and an insight of what you can easily do with a Sametime/Polycom infrastructure.Deployment Scenario Architecture :
Link to the article : link
Tablets are everywhere. Tablets are a new way to interact with the world, but also a way to interact with each others via collaboration tools.
Lot of solution vendors has his own tablet... Different technologies exists to support these tablets as well as operating systems (iOS, Android...)
The IBM strategy is to provide an easy collaborative experience on all these environments.
This afternoon, I tested IBM Lotus Traveler 8.5.3 on an Acer Iconia Tablet based on Android 3.x.
As you can see, Lotus Notes Traveler on Android has been given new home page widgets for mail and calendar.
Both widgets come as “small” and “large” , which means 4×2 and 3×7.
Lotus Notes Traveler on Android now supports multi-line signatures.
As you can see, others IBM Collaboration applications exists/runs on that environment like IBM Sametime & IBM Connections...
This afternoon, I had a meeting with Jabra. I had an interesting presentation of the new Jabra UC portfolio.
Jabra Unified Communications VOICE headsets are made specifically for large-scale rollout. The headsets are designed to make it easy for you to deploy ...
A movie of their new portfolio : link
The key points of that new portfolio are :
- Dedicated to UC voice deployments
- Easy to deploy
- Easy to maintain
- Superior sound clarity
- Fast user adoption
- 4 designs to accommodate different needs and preferences
- 2-year warranty
- Fast return on investment
Personally, I found the concept of the Jabra UC Voice 250 very original with a light and discreet behind-the-ear design...
The integration between Jabra Headsets and IBM Sametime is seamless. In each Sametime, Sametime SUT Lite, Sametime SUT deployment, a Jabra haeaset is a good companion...
You have a Domino, Sametime, Quickr, Traveler or even Exchange or Sharepoint infrastructure.
That could be a solution to monitor in one signle place that complete infrastructure...
A single and simple dashboard to have a quick insight of the health of your infrastructure :
Want to have more details : link
The W3C Social Business Jam is an online conversation among leaders in business, government
and technology about
the current state of social business, the future role that social technologies can play in improving the bottom line, and
how social technology should evolve in order to support business objectives. A primary objective of the Jam is to
cooperatively explore key trends and concepts in social business with an eye towards how social standards
can facilitate business goals. The Jam should produce a better understanding for participants of how businesses
are using social technologies and the challenges they face integrating the technologies into their existing environments.
Discussion Topics :
Registration is open !!
- Identity Management For Social
- Mobile And Social
- Information Management
- Business Process Meets Social
- Seamless Integration Of Social
- Metrics For Social Business
A Social Business
isn't just a company that has a Facebook page and a Twitter account. A
Social Business is one that embraces and cultivates a spirit of
collaboration and community throughout its organization—both internally
IBM has identified three distinct characteristics of a Social Business:
- A Social Business is engaged—deeply connecting people, including customers, employees, and partners, to be involved in productive, efficient ways.
- A Social Business is transparent—removing boundaries to information, experts and assets, helping people align every action to drive business results.
- A Social Business is nimble—speeding up business with information and insight to anticipate and address evolving opportunities.
But, what are the key factors to drive a good adoption of Social Business ?
Social Business Success Factor :
- Senior Management involvement
- Users drive how it is used
- Users make it a part of their daily routine
- Personal (not material) incentives
- Include peer leaders in key roles
- Balance of freedom & control
Notes and Domino 8.5
Notes Traveler and Lotus iNotes lets you extend collaboration to your mobile
employees and keeps them connected with people and information from any location,
through the broadest support of mobile devices and tablets.
Notes Traveler 8.5.3 includes numerous enhancements to support the productivity
of mobile workers. Lotus Notes Traveler client is now available
for Nokia Symbian 3 devices in addition to Nokia S60 third and fifth edition
devices as is support for encryption enforcement on Nokia Symbian 3 devices.
Additional Traveler enhancements improve usability, performance, and deployment
for Android users and include:
- Android OS 3.x support.
- Android Calendar and Mail enhancements, including tap-to-dial and support
for multiple line signatures.
- Lotus Installer
features such as automatic client updates that are part of the Lotus Notes Traveler
client application on Android, to further simplify the installation on that
- Security: The new device approval policy allows administrators to specify
the number of devices each end user may connect into the Traveler environment
and adds an allow/deny checkpoint option as a gatekeeper for access.
The capability to wipe only Lotus Traveler Mail, Calendar, and Contact
data from an Apple iOS device is now available. In addition, when using the
Name Lookup feature on your mobile device, group names on in your corporate
directory will also be returned in the search results.
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on "What's the Latest with
Lotus Notes Traveler?" to be held Wednesday, October 12th at 11:00 AM
EDT (15:00 UTC or GMT -4) for one hour.
In the first half hour, we will share a presentation discussing
Traveler features and functions. The second half of the Webcast will
focus on your questions to be answered by a panel of IBM Developer and
Support Engineer experts. More details are here
Save the date : January 15 – January 19, 2012
Where Social Business is People Business
Lotusphere 2012 is all about showing you how to raise your social skills, and sharpen your technical ones -- with:
- Over 300 sessions
- Technology sessions covering practical tips and tricks to kick your skill set up to the next level
- Business-oriented sessions, all focused on best practices and results
- A Solutions Showcase featuring real-world solutions from our IBM Business Partners and IBM colleagues alike
- Access to IBM strategists, product experts, engineers, architects and developers
- The opportunity to share the "wisdom of the crowds" from your own social circles of colleagues and partner
Join us for Lotusphere 2012 : Registration
Notes® and Domino® 8.5.3
includes a vast array of end-user feature enhancements to increase personal
productivity of Lotus
Notes, Lotus® iNotes™,
Notes Traveler for users and developers using Domino Designer.
New capabilities are now available for download, but also a very interesting entitlement... A part of IBM Connections for all Lotus Notes licences..
An easy way to start a social network within your organization..
Notes 8.5.3 delivers significant usability enhancements to support social
businesses and helps users get work done fast. Calendar and mail enhancements:
- Auto processing, which automatically applies updates to meetings that
you have accepted as updates arrive
- Counter proposals so that when you propose a new time for a meeting, you
can choose to leave a placeholder for the original meeting time on the calendar
- Enhanced new mail notification, which provides a pop up preview of new
mail messages as they arrive
- Notification to existing invitees when adding or removing attendees from
an existing meeting, informing them of the change and updating the invitee
list on their calendar invitation
- Entitlement to IBM Connections Files and Profiles, for no additional
charge, allows you to tap into the knowledge of networks of professionals
with a single click. This helps users to quickly find skills within their
organization and to easily share content with other people and remove the
need to send large files through email.
- Lotus Domino 8.5.3
provides greater platform flexibility and improved hardware efficiency through
expanded virtualization support.
- Lotus Domino Designer
8.5.3 continues to deliver innovation for developers with enhancements focused
on performance and scalability and enhanced user experience. Improved XPages
support for industry-standard web application models makes it easier to bring
applications to mobile devices. Availability of a Domino Server trial makes it easy for
customers to try before they buy.
Notes Traveler support for Nokia Symbian 3 devices allows you to expand
the reach of the business to more devices. For Android users, additional Lotus Traveler
enhancements improve usability, performance, and deployment in the areas of
additional operating system support, calendar, mail, and deployment. The capability
to wipe only Lotus Traveler
Mail, Calendar, and Contact data from an Apple iOS device is also available.
- Lotus iNotes 8.5.3
delivers productivity gains with enhancements to improve the deployment experience.
Yesterday we have also announced IBM XWork Server. The new server is part of the IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 family, but with a
completely different licensing approach, different branding, and
different packaging (installer). More detail can be found here
Spread the word !!