A few months ago I quietly relaunched my consulting services and have have had several productive engagements. Having stepped away from the day-to-day world of all things IBM Collaboration Solutions, I can now say that I have a very clear and objective viewpoint on what companies should be doing with their Notes/Domino/XPages/Connections apps and deployments.
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Back in April I notified the OpenNTF Board that come this October I will be stepping down as Chairman of OpenNTF – The Open Source Community for IBM Collaboration Solutions. October is when my term as Chairman would normally end. You might have seen on the OpenNTF blog that nominations for eight board seats are now accepting nominations. Once the new board is elected a new Chairman will be elected. I will be working with the new Chairman to ensure a smooth transition.
I highly encourage all partners to get involved with OpenNTF in some way or another as it continues to be one of the pillars that supports the IBM Collaboration Solutions ecosystem.
OpenNTF has been a passion of mine since 2001 and after 12 years, it’s time for me to pursue some other things that I have wanted to do, but haven’t had the time.
If you then click through the various tabs you will learn that IBM isn’t only trying to market a single product and/or service (say IBM Connections) but offers some substantive services (and products) that in my humble opinion show the business and technical breadth needed to truly tackle some of todays business problems.
Martin Davies left this comment on the Taking Notes podcast site for the show we did with Paul Mooney and Gabriella Davis. On the show we talked about IBM Connections and more specifically, the new Connections101.net site that Paul and Gab created:
This has to be one of the best ICS podcasts I have listened to in a long time. No sideways swipes, just great infectious enthusiasm built on an established deep technical foundation and amazing willingness to share. I echo Sean Cull’s thoughts 100%, upto now I have backed away from Connections simly because I had no idea where to start and couldn’t stomach the thought of burning hours and going nowhere – this will be a massive help. This is a great project – congratulations to Paul and Gab.