Fill in the blank

The other day Voker Weber shared his thoughts about BlackBerry and he stated the following:

The sentiment. BlackBerry smells of old. People want new. iPhone. Maybe Android. Once people have made up their mind to divorce you, it’s a tough thing to turn around. It’s no longer good enough to be good enough. You have to be way better.

Now let me change the above to this:

The sentiment. ______________ smells of old. People want new. iPhone. Maybe Android. Once people have made up their mind to divorce you, it’s a tough thing to turn around. It’s no longer good enough to be good enough. You have to be way better.

Unfortunately, I can think of dozens of products and services that can be filled in the blank. The world has certainly changed over the last decade and sometimes no matter what a company and/or organization does, they can’t turn it around.

Shiny and new are the “new black”.

 

Poll: Webinars vs. recorded videos – which do you prefer?

In the world of IBM Collaboration Solutions there are frankly a lot of great webinars taking place. However, they all seem to frequently conflict and/or overlap. So I felt that I would create the following poll:

 

Replays of some app dev webinars you may have missed

Back in May OpenNTF launched it’s very own webinar series:

OpenNTF hosts one webinar per month on various IBM Collaboration Solutions app dev topics. This includes sessions about OpenNTF projects, but also other educational, not open source related topics. We’ve planned to cover the wider range of ICS technologies, especially XPages and IBM Connections.

The IBM Collaboration Solutions App Dev Community

 

Getting Started with XPages

 

OpenNTF Domino API


Replays of all the videos are available on the OpenNTF YouTube channel. You can also see a list of upcoming webinars on the “webinars” page of OpenNTF.

More changes on the horizon

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.

It’s time to tell IBM how you really feel about some things…

IBM developerWorks has launched the developerWorks LIVE Jam which runs from June 11-18. Here you as a professional developer can give the developerWorks team your thoughts on how you prefer to learn technical skills, share your expertise, and build your online reputation. You can use your IdeaJam.net registration to participate in the jam. If you are not already registered you can register here.

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The IBM developerWorks Live! Jam

Registration for the IBM developerWorks Live! Jam is now open. The jam will open on June 11th and will focus on the following themes:

  • What would you envision as the perfect web site for developers?
  • How do you want to build your technical skills?
  • How do you want to build your on-line professional reputation?
  • How do you want to share with other developers?
  • How do you want to stay informed of what’s new on developerWorks?
  • What developer sites do you use?
  • How would you make developerWorks better?

dwliveIf you have already registered for the Jazz Plan Jam, the VoICE Jam, the Info Experience jam, the Inner Circle Jam or any other IdeaJam powered event you are good to go. If not you can register at http://dwlive.ideajam.net/register.

Podcast: Cloud Cost Management Made Easy with Cloudability

On this episode we interview Mat Ellis (@matellis), CEO of Cloudability and talk about how Cloudability can help companies manage their cloud spend.

We talk about:

  • How Mat got started with Cloudability
  • How much cloud spend they are currently managing
  • What types of things are moving to the cloud
  • What newbies to the cloud should look out for
  • How Cloudability helps manage cloud spend
  • The services that they offer and their associated costs
  • The future role of “The IT Department”
  • and much more…

We would like to thank Dr. Marky Roden of the PSC Group for standing in for Julian on this show.

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Podcast: The IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report

On this episode we interviewed IBM’s Paul Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about the recent release of the IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report. During the interview we talked about:
Paul’s role at IBM

  • What exactly does the Tech Trends Report covers
  • What surprised Paul in the report
  • The growing skill gaps in technology
  • What IBM Is doing to help shrink the skills gap
  • Paul’s advice for developers and IT admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
  • Social Business and Collaboration. Did the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
  • and much more…

On the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when in actuality it’s really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.

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Podcast: IBM’s Ed Brill and Trust Factory’s Wouter Aukema

On this episode of the podcast we were joined by IBM’s Ed Brill (@edbrill) and Trust Factory’s Wouter Aukema (@waukema) and talked about:

  • The new partnership between IBM and Trust Factory first announced on Ed’s blog
  • Trust Factory’s DNA services offerings
  • What the partnership means for IBM customers
  • A special offer made by Ed
  • Ed’s new book project
  • What the book will and not be about and when it will be available
  • Who else will be contributing to the book
  • Notes Social Edition and what exactly it is
  • Some of the new enhancements made in the Notes Social Edition
  • When it will be available for customers
  • How it can be deployed
  • Integration with IBM Connections “Next”
  • and much more

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