Thank you IBM for the marketing and sales work you do for Elguji Software

A week doesn’t go by without a call or an email from an IBMer referring a prospect or customer to Elguji. IBM is now Elguji’s primary sales channel for our IdeaJam and IQJam software. Whether it’s for an IBM Notes/Domino shop, a new Connections customer and of late for a cloud based IdeaJam. We also continue to work more with IBM as an Elguji customer. Last week we launched the Rational Jazz Plan Jam which is part of the Innovate 2012 conference being held at the Dolphin and Swan in Orlando, Florida this week.

The Jazz Plan Jam was coordinated with a team of IBMers from the developerWorks team and Jazz teams. We went from zero to jam in just a matter of days. The jam is now in it’s fifth day and is set to run through Wednesday, June 6th.

The feedback Elguji has received from the jam participants has been incredible. Many of them are wanting to learn more about Ideajam and how they can use it with their company and customers. None of them asked what technology was used nor did they care.

So on behalf of the Elguji team I want to thank the entire IBM Collaboration Solutions division for their continuing support of our success. We couldn’t have done it without you. We also want to thank the Websphere, Lotus, Rational and IBM CIO Office for being Elguji customers.

Oh and here’s what the Jazz.net home page looked like a few days ago. Notice the “Come jam with us” graphic. Good stuff.

IBM Rational Jazz.net Site
IBM Jazz.net site

Announcing Apache OpenOffice 3.4

“With the donation of OpenOffice.org to the ASF, the Foundation, and especially the podling project, was given a daunting task: re-energize a community and transform OpenOffice from a codebase of unknown Intellectual Property heritage, to a vetted and Apache Licensed software suite,” said Jim Jagielski, ASF President and an Apache OpenOffice project mentor. “The release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 shows just how successful the project has been: pulling in developers from over 21 corporate affiliations, while avoiding undue influence which is the death-knell of true open source communities; building a solid and stable codebase, with significant improvement and enhancements over other variants; and, of course, creating a healthy, vibrant and diverse user and developer community.”

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