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Sony Pictures: would the email have been more secure had it stayed in Lotus Notes and had it been archived?
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Notes apps on iPads - any reason not to use LogMeIn?
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No way IRS relies on local desktops to store email
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 94
ReduceMail Pro now supports Notes V9.0.1
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At Least Something Stays: We Are Not Rebranding ReduceMail Pro
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"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk"
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No way IRS relies on local desktops to store email
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 94
"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk"
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 91
Notes apps on iPads - any reason not to use LogMeIn?
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 86
ReduceMail Pro now supports Notes V9.0.1
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 85
At Least Something Stays: We Are Not Rebranding ReduceMail Pro
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 71
Review of Video: "CEMEX is a best practice Social Business" by Sandy Carter of IBM
Wed, May 29th 2013 66
Programming without understanding the end user language
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Sony Pictures: would the email have been more secure had it stayed in Lotus Notes and had it been archived?
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 64
IBM changing its tune and embracing Notes again?
Mon, May 13th 2013 61
Does Your Company Have a Lotus Notes Email Retention Policy? Here are 3 Reasons Why It Should
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 60

Eugen Tarnow
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Sony Pictures: would the email have been more secure had it stayed in Lotus Notes and had it been archived?
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 1:09p   Eugen Tarnow
One of the advantages of archiving email is that most of the email storage is removed from immediate view. ReduceMail Pro archives email so that the majority of the archived content is not in the mai ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes archiving email

Notes apps on iPads - any reason not to use LogMeIn?
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 10:14a   Eugen Tarnow
We have been experimenting with LogMeIn on iPads and it works quite well. Is this a widespread practice? ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

No way IRS relies on local desktops to store email
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 8:10p   Eugen Tarnow
The claim in the media is that Lois Lerner lost her emails because of a crashing hard disk. This does not seem believable. The IRS surely stores all mail on servers, not on local desktops. And ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

ReduceMail Pro now supports Notes V9.0.1
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 7:14p   Eugen Tarnow
As Lotus Notes / IBM Mail keeps changing, ReduceMail Pro is the archiving system that will keep up with those changes! The latest ReduceMail Pro system is now supporting V9.0.1. ReduceMail Pro has ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes archiving

At Least Something Stays: We Are Not Rebranding ReduceMail Pro
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 2:09p   Eugen Tarnow
Einstein is quoted to have said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing several times and expecting different results. Apparently Einstein was not a gambler. IBM bought Lotus Notes, ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Programming without understanding the end user language
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
I took my kid to the Apple Genius Bar the other day because he had lost all his photos on his iPod when upgrading to the new operating system via iTunes. The iTunes iPod interface is awful and tends ... [read] Keywords: apple interface ipod


"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk"
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 7:20a   Eugen Tarnow
This Notes error seems to be many years old. I am getting it with Notes 9 - why does it happe? ? I shut down the Notes client before taking out the disk, and somehow it remembers it from before! ... [read] Keywords: notes notes client

Review of Video: "CEMEX is a best practice Social Business" by Sandy Carter of IBM
Wed, May 29th 2013 11:18a   Eugen Tarnow
Perusing Planet Lotus, I came across a video from IBM’s Social Business Coffee Break series. The video is rather amateurish, looking and sounding a lot like a low-budget training video from ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus best practice planet lotus

Compassionate Release system takes 5 month to develop - they should use Lotus Notes!
Thu, May 23rd 2013 11:17a   Eugen Tarnow
U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General came out with a report in April that shows that "compassionate release", a program that allows prisoners to go free within 18 months of thei ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes office

IBM changing its tune and embracing Notes again?
Mon, May 13th 2013 12:13p   Eugen Tarnow
IBM is now advertising Notes at least on Google: We applaud this effort and hope it signals a coming improvement in the sales & marketing effort behind Notes. Please give your IBM contacts posi ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes google

"We don’t retreat; we go on the offense"
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 7:19a   Eugen Tarnow
IBM's revenue dropped 5% last quarter. IBM's CEO blamed the sales staff (see http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323789704578443091215235984.html ) and SOLD $2.5 million worth of IBM share ... [read] Keywords: ibm

Any thoughts on the new Lotus Notes team at IBM?
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 8:13a   Eugen Tarnow
I understand that Ed Brill is no longer with the team. Does anybody know what other changes there were and whether those changes might be positive for Notes? ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Cognos and Lotus Notes
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 3:14p   Eugen Tarnow
I went to a very impressive presentation of the Cognos software by IBM. They were showing how, in principle, one could drill down into sales systems and the web to understand how to increase ones sal ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Spring Cleaning for Domino!
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 11:09a   Eugen Tarnow
Our software will give you a report on orphan mailfiles and duplicate database replicas for free. In our experience some servers are very clean but many are full of space wasting nsf files! Let us s ... [read] Keywords: domino database

Domino Decryption Services
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
Do you need to decrypt your Notes journals? ReduceMail Pro Journal does exactly that, and more! ReduceMail Pro Journal is a state-of-the-art journal management and audit system that enhances nativ ... [read] Keywords: domino notes

Measuring mail delivery speed with ReduceMail Pro
Wed, Jan 30th 2013 11:09a   Eugen Tarnow
Are you thinking of outsourcing your servers to HP or IBM? And you want to keep them honest in terms of the SLA? And perhaps you even want to set the performance measures? Then consider using Redu ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Will IBM fix their Lotus Notes license invoicing system?
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 10:10a   Eugen Tarnow
I understand that IBM cannot consolidate Notes license purchases that are done throughout the year but send purchased anniversary date bills, forever. It this true? If so, I am sure we at Avalon can ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

IBM owns the patent application for the perfect Reply-To-All button
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Every so often I have an idea and I rush to the US Patent & Trade Marks database to see if somebody already came up with it. This time I was thinking of the perfect Reply-to-All button. To ma ... [read] Keywords: ibm application database

Does IBM market Lotus Notes at all?
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
Here is a simple project for a business school student interested in brand and product marketing, with high probability of getting his or her findings into a business magazine: 1. Download a trial v ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Antivirus software a waste of money for businesses, report suggests
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 8:10p   Eugen Tarnow
You can read comments about this report here although I can't find the original report. Since so much money is spent on antivirus software, perhaps some of it would be better spent on getting Lotus ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

HP says Autonomy committed fraud
Tue, Nov 20th 2012 9:10a   Eugen Tarnow
For some reason the mail archiving & e-discovery space seems to attract frauds. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal HP, who bought Autonomy, "has informed the Securities and Exch ... [read] Keywords: archiving

Lotus Notes mail archiving system supporting Traveler: ReduceMail Pro Archive
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
As Traveler is becoming the standard mobile email system for Lotus Notes enterprises, ReduceMail Pro is the archiving system that supports it! No need to worry about how much email you allow on end u ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes traveler archiving archive email mobile

Clean up your mail servers for free
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 7:09a   Eugen Tarnow
During the last decade Lotus Notes budgets have been very tight. Perhaps something will change now that the Notes offering has been expanded to include a portion of Connections (Facebook for business ... [read] Keywords: connections domino lotus notes facebook

Midwest Lotus User Group in Session
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 11:14a   Eugen Tarnow
The Midwest LUG started meeting this morning with presentations about Connections and other Lotus related topics. It is taking place in Pittsburgh, which is a great-looking town. It is very affordab ... [read] Keywords: connections lotus

Domino Server Fragmentation Culprits Were...
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 11:14a   Eugen Tarnow
The other day I had a chance to see what a fragmented Domino disk can look like. It was a mail server with about two thousand mailfiles. Diskeeper showed a LOT of red. The worst culprits were not ... [read] Keywords: domino server

The reason for Lotus Notes growth in Asia is ...
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 8:14a   Eugen Tarnow
Limited bandwidth? Notes replication is superior to the schemes that Microsoft is coming up with, allowing for Lotus Notes to keep growing in Asia where bandwidth is still minimal. The ReduceMail Pr ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes microsoft

Software consultants: Why do the Motor Vehicle Commissions in the US work so badly?
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Going to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to register a new car is like spending a day (or two) in hell. Apparently, in New York it is bad as well. The question is - why? There are two main is ... [read] Keywords:

Ray Ozzie, you can’t just leave a short comment, you have to add some details!
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 10:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Hi, Ray! You wrote: "Hey Eugen, 1999 called, they want you back!" That is not enough information! Suppose I had gone to sleep in 1999 and just woke up in 2012, what would you say happened to N ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes ray ozzie

My Version of Lotusphere
Wed, Jul 11th 2012 2:10p   Eugen Tarnow
I just noticed that the Microsoft Exchange Conference is back. According to its home page one of the topics they will cover is the " mysterious disappearance" of the conference. I think Lotusphere s ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere exchange exchange microsoft

What can one do with a Domino Messaging Server license?
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 12:17p   Eugen Tarnow
I had a customer ask whether ReduceMail Pro mail management software would be allowed under a Domino Messaging Server license. This question turns out to be harder to answer than I expected. Here i ... [read] Keywords: domino server

AdminDev2012 attendance gives food for thought
Tue, Jun 5th 2012 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
I apologize for my previous overly negative message as noted by Paul Mooney. The View and the other presenters indeed do a great job and I hope it the conferences will continue. The low conference ... [read] Keywords:

I hear AdminDev2012 attendance was a disaster
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 6:10a   Eugen Tarnow
We used to go to the Admin conference when it was held in Boston. One could count on 600-900 Lotus Notes administrators showing up. This year I hear that the attendance at the combined Admin / Devel ... [read] Keywords: admin lotus notes

Lotus Notes is great for Electronic Medical Records
Thu, May 10th 2012 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
IBM just rolled out a medical records system using Lotus Notes (click here to see the article). It is hard to think of a better platform than Notes when it comes to medical records. It allows for en ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Lotus Notes is great for keeping track of computer systems and their users
Thu, Apr 26th 2012 12:12p   Eugen Tarnow
A few years ago we created a Lotus Notes system for one of the largest banks in the world that we can call Computer Accounts System. It tracked who the authorized users were of their various computer ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

One file three names - Lotus Notes is like that
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 2:11p   Eugen Tarnow
I just talked to a customer of ours. He has lots of different things he does in addition to administering a Notes server. He asked me a question I never thought of: "how come a mailfile has three n ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes server

What parts of the Lotus Notes UI are slow?
Mon, Apr 2nd 2012 8:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Ed Brill challenged us saying that the Lotus Notes client starts up in 3 seconds (I think the video he referred to is even faster than that). Let's take Ed up on the challenge and improve the Notes ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client

Should Notes give up the JAVA client and go for a Windows standard interface?
Thu, Mar 29th 2012 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
Yesterday we lost a client who went to Microsoft. This client is a very smart IT professional. She told me that "Lotus made a classic error in the mid 90s" by having the same version of Notes work o ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes interface java microsoft

If you don’t use it, you lose it to Microsoft
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 1:12p   Eugen Tarnow
I just got off the phone with a large University who converted from Notes to Exchange a couple of years ago. They told me that Lotus Notes is a beautiful application as long as you keep developing on ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes application exchange exchange microsoft

Protect your job security by doing your company’s e-discovery
Tue, Mar 13th 2012 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
These days when job security is hard to come by, Lotus Notes administrators and developers would do well to protect themselves by doing the e-discovery for their legal departments. I often talk to N ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes security

Why a Lotus Notes workflow system helped getting vendors paid at a Big N accounting firm
Wed, Mar 7th 2012 1:13p   Eugen Tarnow
We had a chance to build a Lotus Notes based workflow system for vendor invoices at a Big N accounting firm some time ago. Vendors routinely get frustrated with slow payments. They will charge lat ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

Morgan Stanley: "Why not use workflow?"
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 10:13a   Eugen Tarnow
At Legaltech in New York last month, Joe Steffan, Executive Director - Regulatory, of Morgan Stanley gave a talk on e-discovery. At the end he noted that e-discovery systems perhaps should include wo ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

Social Media & Lotus Notes & the Corporate Internal Communications Officer
Mon, Mar 5th 2012 11:15a   Eugen Tarnow
I am reading the IBM sponsored IDC report about social collaboration entitled "The Future of Email is Social". Idea in a nutshell:: organizations can improve their internal communication if they g ... [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes email

My Apologies
Sat, Feb 25th 2012 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
I have received a lot of feedback on my blog postings and on my deletions of comments and as a result I will change both. 1. I will no longer block any comments and all previous IP address blocks ha ... [read] Keywords:

"Smarter Planet" marketing initiative - is it doing anything for Lotus Notes?
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 2:13p   Eugen Tarnow
I was asked why I write about the "Smarter Planet" marketing initiative. From what I understand, "Smarter Planet" is where IBM is spending its marketing dollars and it no longer separately markets p ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

"Smarter Planet" not too big in Sweden
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 11:12a   Eugen Tarnow
The "Smarter Planet" marketing effort presumably includes the full planet. While the Swedish equivalent "En Smartare Planet" does exist it does not seem too big. A senior IT worker had never heard o ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

Rebellion against Notes in a consulting firm
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 8:12a   Eugen Tarnow
A high end consulting firm is trying to contain a rebellion against Lotus Notes. The rebelling end users point out that the interface is very "90s" and feel that the calendar is not working well with ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes consulting interface

The quota problem
Thu, Feb 16th 2012 11:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Many companies use email quotas, including, I am told, IBM. While quotas seem tempting - getting end users to limit storage needs by simply entering numbers from the administrator client - it is typ ... [read] Keywords: ibm email

Is Smarter Planet Smart for Lotus Notes?
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 11:12a   Eugen Tarnow
It is no secret that IBM has been moving in a very certain marketing direction over the past decade. Not putting much effort (possibly no effort) into advertising its products like Lotus Notes, IBM pr ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

"Describe how the tablet integrates in various e-mail platforms (Microsoft Outlook, Google Mail, Lotus Notes, etc)"
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 5:13a   Eugen Tarnow
The General Services Administration (who no longer is on Lotus Notes) put out a Request for Information titled "Tablet Device - Market Research and Data Gathering for Planning Purpose". In this reque ... [read] Keywords: administration lotus notes google microsoft outlook

What about a little Smarter Planet marketing on the Lotus Notes splash page?
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 10:12a   Eugen Tarnow
One of the great assets IBM has in its shrinking Lotus Notes install base is that the Lotus Notes software faces millions of users every day, all day. What could be a better place to put "Smarter Pla ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

Email is not a commodity - concept may be behind the Notes defections
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 11:13a   Eugen Tarnow
My posting about email being perceived as a commodity did not generate more than one response (no - I did not delete any comments this time!). We are all in the email business so I am perplexed. Per ... [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes email

LegalTech: Two legal worries about the cloud
Wed, Feb 1st 2012 10:12a   Eugen Tarnow
We attended LegalTech on Monday and lawyers voiced two concerns about the cloud: 1. The cloud data can be disassembled and stored in many different countries. When time comes for e-discovery or ma ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

Targeted hacking attacks via email cost a few hundred dollars
Tue, Jan 31st 2012 2:12p   Eugen Tarnow
In last week's Wall Street Journal a feud between two brothers caused one of the brothers to pay a few hundred dollars to a Chinese hacking group IHG to break into the other brother's email. IHG ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email security

Is corporate email a "commodity"?
Mon, Jan 30th 2012 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
At Lotusphere the implicit message seemed to be that corporate email is a "commodity". This word was used by sales people as well as customers. The more I think about it the more perplexed I get. ... [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes email

A potential reason for 1000 college students and 1700 IBM staff at Lotusphere 2012
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
At Lotusphere 2012 there were 1000 college students for a day and roughly 1700 IBM staff and 1700 customers. Why were there so many IBM staff (see the Ferris comment about Lotusphere 2009 for appare ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

IBM confirms customer attendance at Lotusphere 2012
Sat, Jan 21st 2012 1:13p   Eugen Tarnow
Sandra Marcus, Program Director, Events, IBM, told the business partners at a special meeting last Wednesday that the attendance at Lotusphere 2012 was 5000, divided in roughly equal thirds between cu ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

Next Lotusphere will be even less about Notes
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 2:13p   Eugen Tarnow
The trend that seems to have started a few years back is rumored to continue: Lotusphere next year will be less about Notes and more about other software such as Connections. Is this the last "Lotus ... [read] Keywords: connections lotus lotusphere notes

Big customer to fight for!
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 1:12p   Eugen Tarnow
The World Bank is thinking of leaving Notes. Time for us all to convince them to stay! The ReduceMail Pro team is very excited give our full attention to all the customers who stay with Notes. Wan ... [read] Keywords: notes

Another customer coming TO Notes!
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 8:13a   Eugen Tarnow
Just heard the good news: the e-Government Authority in Dubai is moving from Exchange to Notes! Great job everyone! The ReduceMail Pro team is very excited give our full attention to all the cust ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes exchange exchange

If you have NEVER been to the Solutions Showcase, then come by booth 320 and pick up a coffee mug!
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 8:13a   Eugen Tarnow
We know your time is valuable. But if you spend some of it in the Solutions Showcase, we vendors can help you solve problems you have been struggling with! If you have NEVER been to the Lotusphere ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere

ReduceMail Pro with Mark Wahlberg at Booth 320 at Lotusphere
Tue, Jan 17th 2012 1:13p   Eugen Tarnow
:: Abstract not available :: [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Lotusphere 2012: Video from the Opening Night Street Fair
Tue, Jan 17th 2012 10:12a   Eugen Tarnow
We had a great time at the Lotusphere Street Fair on Sunday night and getting the chance to see old friends and colleagues, and meet many new people as well. We'll be exhibiting in the Expo Hall all ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Lotusphere 2012 Begins!
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 7:12p   Eugen Tarnow
The Opening Reception for Lotusphere 2012 kicked-off tonight with the Lotusphere Street Fair: We had a great time seeing old friends and colleagues, as well as meeting many new people. We look f ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Exciting news we’ve heard at Lotusphere: Big telecom provider considering moving to Notes!
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 2:12p   Eugen Tarnow
As those who follow our blog know, we are always disheartened when we hear of another long-time Lotus Notes client moving to a different system. Today we were glad to meet representatives from a majo ... [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes notes client

Come talk to ReduceMail Booth 320: IBM’s Showcase Customer Went to Outlook
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 8:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Bayer was the showcase customer at Jeff Schick's discussion this morning, having recently purchased 125,000 licences of IBM Connections. Jeff was responsible for Connections, which IBM succeeded at ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm outlook

Lotusphere Customer Attendance: First Estimate
Sun, Jan 15th 2012 8:11p   Eugen Tarnow
IBM has the removed the yellow from their backpacks, but that’s not the only loss of yellow I’ve seen at Lotusphere over the years. Today at the Lotusphere Street Fair (where there were no college st ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes email

What IBM Needs to Tell Us at Lotusphere
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 11:13a   Eugen Tarnow
The ReduceMail Pro team and I are anxious to hear what IBM will say about Notes at Lotusphere. This is a key time for Notes, and if IBM says the right things and shows that it has a winning strategy f ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes

Avalon Business Systems to Showcase ReduceMail Pro Mail Management Product Suite at Lotusphere 2012
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 1:12p   Eugen Tarnow
Lotusphere Booth #320 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Avalon Business Systems to Showcase ReduceMail Pro Mail Management Product Suite at Lotusphere 2012 LOTUSPHERE, ORLANDO, FLA. January 16, 2012 – Avalon ... [read] Keywords: lotus lotusnotes lotusphere lotusphere2012 notes

Federal Reserve to Go to Exchange
Wed, Jan 11th 2012 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
I recently found out from contacts at the US Federal Reserve Bank, a long-time Lotus Notes customer, that it will be migrating to Microsoft Exchange. Another big Lotus Notes account for IBM has defect ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes email exchange exchange microsoft

Just a few of the many great Lotusphere posts…
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 2:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Lotusphere 2012 is truly just around the corner, which means all of us here at ReduceMail Pro are making our final plans and prep for the trip down to sunny Florida. If you’ll be at Lotusphere, let’s ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere

What are your Professional New Year’s Resolutions?
Tue, Jan 3rd 2012 11:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Are you making resolutions about work for the new year ahead? Are you resolving to work smarter? Work faster? To save money? While many people make resolutions this time of year - a visit to the gym ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

Bet on the Right Team for Lotus Notes E-Discovery
Thu, Dec 29th 2011 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Apparently there is such a thing as competitive e-discovery. It’s not quite an Olympic event, but a study/contest sponsored by Oracle will “pit teams of document reviewers, using their choice of softw ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes oracle

We’re taking a survey – what would you like to know about companies that switched from Lotus Notes?
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 2:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Over the next few weeks we will be surveying companies that switched from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange and Gmail. Some questions we’ll be asking are: What prompted your organization to make the ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes exchange exchange microsoft

Five Trends to Watch in 2012: The Future of Email and Lotus Notes Mail Management
Thu, Dec 22nd 2011 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Here are five trends in email usage and Lotus Notes mail management we think we'll be seeing in 2012: 1. iPad use will increase greatly. And, as the use of iPads for viewing email and other document ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

The Three Most Popular Posts of 2011 on the Lotus Notes Mail Management Blog
Thu, Dec 22nd 2011 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
As 2011 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the three most popular posts from the blog this year: The Absurdity of E-Discovery Without a Solution – In March, we looked at how a software solution ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

When Too Much Email is... Just Too Much
Mon, Dec 19th 2011 10:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Those of us who work as Lotus Notes administrators and developers are thinking, breathing, living email every day. What emails need to be archived? Retrieved? Deleted? Monitored? But at what point ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

Does Your Company Have a Lotus Notes Email Retention Policy? Here are 3 Reasons Why It Should
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 12:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Many companies – even large ones – do not have an email retention policy. Here are three reasons why a company-wide email retention policy is important: 1. To establish company-wide practice ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

How to Make Sure Company Information Isn’t Compromised Via Email
Thu, Dec 15th 2011 6:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Do you worry about company emails containing confidential information being sent by employees – whether on purpose or by accident? ReduceMail Pro Journal is one way you can make sure your company's co ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

How to Get Everyone to Agree on Lotus Notes Mail Management Needs
Wed, Dec 14th 2011 12:11p   Eugen Tarnow
In any organization, there’s usually agreement that there needs to be a comprehensive enterprise solution to Lotus Notes mail management. But that’s usually where the agreement ends. Getting the v ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes enterprise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ReduceMail Pro Announces New Feature: Consolidation
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
Media Relations Contact: Anna Sandler Marketing & Public Relations Avalon Business Systems – ReduceMail Pro Division 877-210-6002 x113 anna@avabiz.com www.ReduceMailPro.com ReduceMail Pro Anno ... [read] Keywords:

3 Reasons Lotus Notes Administrators Need a Mail Management System
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Are you currently doing it all when it comes to Lotus Mail administration? You don’t have to. Here are three reasons you need a mail management system: 1. To save money. That’s right, pr ... [read] Keywords: administration lotus notes

Congratulations to All of the Lotusphere 2012 Speakers
Wed, Dec 7th 2011 11:11a   Eugen Tarnow
Congratulations to all of the Lotusphere speakers! While I was already enthusiastic about heading to Lotusphere in a few weeks, I am now even more so since seeing the line-up of great speakers and se ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Do you have year-end budget to make purchases? What will you buy?
Mon, Dec 5th 2011 1:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Do you have some of your annual budget remaining that you must spend before the end of the year or else you “lose” it? While I can recall the hilarious debate on The Office about how their departme ... [read] Keywords: office

Lotusphere 2012 - What Will Be This Year’s Biggest Attraction?
Wed, Nov 30th 2011 2:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Lotusphere is almost here (less than 50 days to go!) and the ReduceMail Pro team will be there for the big event from January 15 to 19, in sunny Orlando, Florida. In fact, this will be our 12th year ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere

The True Cost of E-Discovery – Are Prices too High?
Tue, Nov 29th 2011 8:13a   Eugen Tarnow
Law.com recently had an article called “The Dark Side of E-Discovery Pricing,” which concluded that “Pricing is a real problem and everybody knows it.” In addition to the issue of e-Discovery compan ... [read] Keywords:

Four Smart Ways to Invest in your Lotus Notes Mail System
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:11p   Eugen Tarnow
With 2011 quickly coming to a close, have you reached all your goals as a Lotus Notes Administrator this year? What can you do in December to have your mail system running as smoothly and efficiently ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes

Three Reasons Lotus Notes it the Right Choice for Your Organization
Mon, Nov 21st 2011 12:11p   Eugen Tarnow
Are you currently in the middle of making the difficult decision of which email client your company should use? This is a major choice for every organization, and there are lots of variables that must ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

Buffett prefers IBM to Microsoft because IBM keeps customers around: Will Lotus Notes defections stop?
Tue, Nov 15th 2011 9:11a   Eugen Tarnow
So, the news is out. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has invested a total of $10.7 billion in IBM, making Berkshire Hathaway the second largest holder of IBM stock and making IBM the second larges ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes email microsoft

Get the lawyers off your back
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 7:11a   Eugen Tarnow
In this day and age where productivity is king, it is not rare at all to find an overworked white-collar worker. You may be one of them. Sure, in all professions, there are some who get by doing very ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

Early Case Assessment and E-Discovery
Tue, Nov 1st 2011 9:12a   Eugen Tarnow
Imagine for a moment that your organization is being sued. The lawsuit turns out to be frivolous, but the smoking-gun document proving that fact is buried in an email somewhere throughout the Lotus No ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email

Dear Ginni: Save Lotus Notes
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 11:11a   Eugen Tarnow
Dear Ginni. You have to take initiative to save Lotus Notes from the defections to Microsoft and Google. As head of the ReduceMail Pro team, I encounter organizations that are migrating away from Not ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes email google microsoft

Survey: why is your organization not investing in Notes infrastructure or application development?
Tue, Oct 18th 2011 10:11a   Eugen Tarnow
When I speak to Lotus Notes administrators about ReduceMail Pro, I often hear that their organization is not investing in Notes infrastructure or application development. That may mean their organizat ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes application development

ReduceMail Pro Now Runs with Lotus Notes 8.5.3
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 10:10a   Eugen Tarnow
The ReduceMail Pro suite of Lotus Notes mail management solutions is compatible with the newest version of Lotus Notes, R8.5.3, which was just released this month. ReduceMail Pro will have no problems ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes R8 email

What do we want? That the Exchange defections are stopped and the Notes client is taken seriously!
Mon, Oct 3rd 2011 12:10p   Eugen Tarnow
If you believe in something, whether a product or an idea or an organization, you also have to be willing to speak honestly about it. You have to be open about problems you see if ever want to be able ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes notes client email exchange exchange

IBM Leaves Microsoft in Charge of the World’s Corporate Email
Tue, Sep 27th 2011 7:11p   Eugen Tarnow
IBM gave up the PC business before HP did. Is IBM's corporate email, Lotus Notes, next on the chopping block? Many signs are suggesting that IBM will allow Microsoft's Exchange to be the only corpor ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes email exchange exchange microsoft

Results of iPad vote: Would you want a Notes client for the iPad?
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 2:11p   Eugen Tarnow
In last week’s blog entry, I asked members of the Lotus Notes professional community whether they would want a full Notes client for the iPad or other such mobile devices. There were many interesting ... [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes notes client traveler apple community email mobile

Would you want a Notes Client for the Ipad?
Tue, Sep 13th 2011 11:10a   Eugen Tarnow
In a prior blog entry, I questioned whether Lotus Notes’s move to Java in R8 was a mistake. One of the concerns that inspired me to write that was the lack of a substantive Lotus Notes client on the I ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client R8 traveler apple email ipod java

The Asia Factor in Lotus Notes’s Growth
Tue, Sep 6th 2011 3:11p   Eugen Tarnow
According to this press release, “IBM's revenues are increasing at the rate of 14 percent” in the “Asia-Pacific region.” The press release itself is a discussion of a company that makes Lotus Notes so ... [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes email

Was Lotus Notes’ Move to Java in Hindsight a Mistake – A Goodbye To Notes Applications & Notes on Portable Devices?
Tue, Aug 30th 2011 1:10p   Eugen Tarnow
The biggest change in Lotus Notes when Version 8 became the standard was that the system was now built off Eclipse, a Java development environment. IBM was really gung-ho about this change and the new ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler applications development eclipse email iphone java

Has Lotus Notes ever been hacked on a large scale?
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 12:11p   Eugen Tarnow
I know that Google’s email platform, Gmail, has been hacked before. Google has actually been the victim of China-based cyber attacks against some high-profile inboxes. This is not surprising, though, ... [read] Keywords: lotus notes email google profile

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