Hot off the email press, I received notice that an announcement will be made about a relationship of some type between IBM and Bunchball, a gamification platform provider at this weeks Lotusphere 2012 and IBM Connect.
Bunchball already provides services and integration to Jive and Salesforce, so bringing it into IBM Connections through a launch at Lotusphere 2012 makes perfect sense.
Nitro provides the industry’s most comprehensive set of game mechanics, including challenges, achievements, and virtual goods, as well as a powerful analytics platform.
Designers: Create assets for trophies, virtual goods, widget skins, and notifications, and insert them all into the system via the Admin UI.
As you can see Bunchball would place gamification, badges, tropies and even virtual goods into the IBM Connections environment to drive user adoption and engagement.
Bunchball is a cloud based solution also making it a key integration partner for the LotusLive suite of products. So look out for more when I get the full details on the relationship that IBM and Bunchball announce at Lotusphere 2012 or IBM Connect.
Tracking IBM Lotus technotes, hotfixes and fixpacks
Thu, May 23rd 2013 11:45a Chris Miller It has always been hard to track the growing list of technotes, fixpacks, hotfixes and SPR's that IBM Lotus collaboration software has. Over the years I have made my own tools: Lotus Support Mega Feed sidebar widget Lotus Tech Documents feed on Twitter using Yahoo Pipes Blogger and technical search widget right from inside your client SNAPPS and IdoNotes enhanced search plug-in for Lotus Notes So as you see it has evolved over the years as the material to collect grows and the capabiliti [read] Keywords: collaboration
How developers prepare to present, they hoist their pants
Wed, May 22nd 2013 10:18a Chris Miller From IamLUG 2013 comes Kathy Brown and Troy Reimer of PSC Group in this little gem of a picture I wanted to make sure made it out of the photo streams. They jointly did a great presentation on Don't Roll Your Own, Integrate..Collaborate On the Ground and in the Clouds. However, their simultaneous prep was too funny [read] Keywords:
Connectria ranked top 2012 cloud provider ahead of Rackspace, Google and Amazon
Tue, May 21st 2013 8:14a Chris Miller Connectria is happy to announce we were ranked the number one cloud provider in response time and availability aggregated for 2012 by CloudSleuth.net ahead of Rackspace, Google and Amazon. From Sys-Con: Connectria Hosting, a global managed and cloud hosting provider with cloud data centers in St. Louis, Philadelphia and Dallas, has been recognized as the 2012 Top U.S. Cloud Provider as reported by ReadWrite.com. Connectria’s Cloud received the highest overall ranking when measured by av [read] Keywords: lotus
Fellowes I-Spire Series Tablet Lift (9311301) review
Mon, May 20th 2013 11:03a Chris Miller The Fellowes I-Spire Series Tablet Lift (model 9311301) is a one piece stand for your tablets, phones and other devices that do not exceed 1/2" thick. It will support the iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Kindle and more in both landscape and portrait modes. I found it handy for setting the iPad almost level with my monitor to provide another screen, as shown in the video. It was stable and did not have the bounce I expected when first opening the box and seeing the Fellowes I-Spire Series Tablet Lift. [read] Keywords:
Copy.com offers 15GB free cloud storage to new accounts - link inside
Thu, May 16th 2013 12:06p Chris Miller I have been using Copy.com as an alternative to Dropbox for splitting work and personal storage. Right now Copy.com is offering 15GB free cloud storage for new accounts. The performance of the service on Copy.com has been great. Upload speeds have been quick and folder management easy. I am waiting on their mobile apps to be released to make it even better. All the sites offer different upgrades and enhancements like password protection of files, expiring shared links, and more. So why d [read] Keywords: mobile
IamLUG 2013 Keynote replay now available
Tue, May 14th 2013 10:03a Chris Miller The IamLUG 2013 keynote with Louis Richardson of IBM and Kirk Bowman of Zipline is now available for replay on YouTube. Louis is an excellent storyteller and social whisperer that draws you in covering creative ideas. Kirk follows with making good social choices. This is an excellent keynote for technical and managers alike. Subscribe to all of the Spiked Studio / IdoNotes shows on YouTube. You can also subscribe to the keynote playlist and catch up on may user group keynote events. [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM.com Connections servers gets it first spammer
Sat, May 4th 2013 11:19p Chris Miller A large number of us received some spam notices from the IBM.com Connections server this past week. I was surprised to see this enter my stream and send my email notifications from the main IBM Connections environment: naomi bashir posted a message to you: naomi bashir Hello dear new friend, My name is Naomi Bashir a good looking girl.I have a special reason of contacting you which i will make known to you, Please write to my email address box: (email@example.com)so that I will tell you [read] Keywords: connections
IamLUG 2013 streaming keynote and more slots opened to register!
Thu, May 2nd 2013 1:45p Chris Miller IamLUG 2013 will be live streaming the keynote on the IamLUG channel on uStream. There are also new slots open to attend! Link to the live streaming blog post Link to the IamLUG uStream channel Additional slots have opened for IamLUG due to some late sponsor additions and a couple cancellations. If you have been debating coming to IamLUG 2013, for some strange reason, then grab one of the spots now. Two days of free event followed by TackItOn (optional) deep tech training from Teamstudio [read] Keywords: