Amazon Alexa Meets IBM Domino – Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of the app I will be featuring on an upcoming NotesIn9 screencast:

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#TheWayToMigrate off of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino

LDC Via just released a new white paper entitled “LDC Via: a new way to migrate“. I highly recommend that you go and read the whitepaper and schedule some time with the folks at LDC Via. Tell them I sent you. If you are at IBM Connect in Orlando, it would be great to find Ben, Matt, Mark or Julian and see first hand how easy you can move your data off of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino.

Liberate Your IBM Notes and Domino Data!

Just in case you missed the LDC Via webinar earlier this week on how to liberate your IBM Lotus Notes and Domino data, you can watch it right here, right now.

Without completing a migration successfully, you can be left with an expensive-to-own infrastructure that delivers limited value, where the necessary skills to maintain and enhance it are increasingly hard to come by.

LDC Via completes the migration picture by providing an ideal new home for data and applications previously on Domino.

The time is now to really consider the future of your Notes and Domino data and applicaitons.

You Won’t Want to Miss this, Seriously

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, LDV Via will be hosting a webinar entitled “Introducing LDC Via”. I highly encourage that each and every IBM Notes/Domino customer attend this webinar.

In this webinar you will learn what LDC Via is, and why it’s a great fit for Notes / Domino customers and technologists. Then we will delve deeper into how to work with LDC Via to build collaborative applications.

Seriously folks, take an hour out of your busy day to see how LDC Via can liberate your IBM Notes and Domino data.

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With only 17 lines of code

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With only 17 lines of PHP code I was able to add a Slack “slash” command (/whatshot) to bring up the list of “What’s Hot” ideas from http://ideajam.net. To do this I used the IdeaJam JSON API and some PHP code to produce the list you see in the picture above. Slack makes it very easy to add integrations. In fact, I also coded another Slack integration for an IBM Notes customer that allows them to pull up data from their CRM database with a simple “/customer” command. That code was also less than 20 lines.

Want to learn more about the Slack API and how you can integrate it with it your apps? You can contact me or you can learn yourself Slack API.

PS – no server reboot was required to add the integration 🙂

Yes this has happened…

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.

I am also offering the following services:

  • Provide an honest assessment of your information technology operation
  • Offer executives a “plain English” explanation of technology
  • Personalized executive technology coaching and training
  • Help you answer the question “IT tells me everything is perfect, but is it really?”
  • Offer you the cold hard facts about social media
  • Provide opinions and constructive feedback for new software and hardware initiatives
  • Help you learn more about the “cloud”, its benefits and how it can be implemented
  • Assist you in determining if your company’s data is secure
  • Provide you a motivated and expert speaker for company events and conferences

Please consider using my services. You will not be disappointed.

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The truth hurts


Let’s talk about
whether you should leave or stay on the island.

And the Mail.Next Poll Results are in and I Think IBM will be….

On Friday I created a poll to gauge the IBM ICS communities interest in the forthcoming IBM Mail.Next product/service that was announced at IBM Connect 2014. Here are the results:

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I will be conducting a second poll after the April 23rd webinar IBM detailing the progress of the Mail.Next offering. So, what are your thoughts about the poll results?

Regarding IBM’s Mail.Next…

In just a few weeks IBM will be providing an update on Mail.Next which was announced at IBM Connect 2014.  Based on what you know so far about Mail.Next, how interested are you in this new Mail app?

The results of the poll will be shared soon.

 

Want to Learn More About IBM’s Mail.Next?

Date: Apr 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted by: SocialBiz UG.org
Presented by: SocialBiz UG.org, Kramer Reeves (Director – Messaging & Collaboration Solutions, IBM Software Group), Scott Souder (Program Director and Sr. Product Manager responsible for IBM Mail Next)

One of the hottest topics at IBM Connect 2014 was the introduction of IBM Mail Next, announced during the opening general session. IBM Mail Next will help you Focus on, Find and Take Control of your mail-based actions and priorities. Register today to join Kramer Reeves, Director – Messaging & Collaboration Solutions, IBM Software Group, Scott Souder, Program Director and Sr. Product Manager responsible for IBM Mail Next, along with members of the Mail Next team to learn about the design advancements since January and see the plan for releasing IBM Mail Next to market.

Attend this webcast to learn:

  • How IBM Mail Next is designed to provide productivity boosts for your organization
  • About the latest design concepts and user experience
  • What the future holds for packaging and delivery of IBM Mail Next
  • How you can begin your journey to IBM Mail Next today with iNotes + Notes Browser Plug-in

Join this webcast to learn how you and your organization will be able to reap the benefits of IBM Mail Next!

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