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.
IBM Verse announced - formerly IBM Mail Next
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 6:57a Chris Miller IBM launched the website and YouTube video for IBM Verse, formerly IBM Mail Next.. Sign up for the general public also seems to be open. The actual webcast of the launch is hours away. Look for another blog posting later today about IBM Verse with details from the launch event. You can read all my my IBM Mail Next blog postings right here. [read] Keywords: domino
SOL REPUBLIC PUNK Wireless Bluetooth Speaker review
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 9:17a Chris Miller The SOL REPUBLIC PUNK Wireless Bluetooth Speaker did not disappoint for it's durability and ruggedness. We take our reviews serious and we have reviewed quite a few Bluetooth speakers (some with mics for calls too). The SOL Republic Punk met everything it advertised. We received it in black but it comes in a few colors. Setup was simplistic as expected being a Bluetooth speaker. We also connected it via the 3.5mm cable. Both provided the same sound quality as long as you are in range f [read] Keywords: archive
IBM Mail Next Road Show Regional Events registraion open
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 10:19a Chris Miller IBM is hosting a Mail Next Road Show all through December as regional events. You will see they are all afternoon events held at museums or upscale locales. Below is the list of cities, dates and custom registration links. Agenda: 3:00 PM – Welcome/Networking 3:30 PM – Codename: IBM Mail Next: Take Back Control of Your Workday -- presentation/demo, blended with spirit tasting & hors d'oeuvres 6:00 PM – Close Cities / Dates / Venues: [read] Keywords: domino
IBM Mail Next versus Microsoft De-Clutter early thoughts
Wed, Nov 12th 2014 9:31a Chris Miller IBM is announcing Mail Next shortly and Microsoft launched De-Clutter for Office 365 today. Both promise to hide your email bring the important mail to the front for you to work better. The goal of each is to learn your email behavior and start working for you via analytics and consistent actions you perform in your email. For example, if in your organization tree your direct manager sends email, then the system would recognize you need to see that email from them constantly. While emails [read] Keywords: ibm
Braven BRV-X Bluetooth Speaker review
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 12:21p Chris Miller I was impressed right away with this Braven BRV-X bluetooth speaker. The sound was clear. It is waterproof and has an internal battery for charging your devices while you stream your music. Finding a bluetooth speaker that is outdoor ready can get very costly. Luckily the Braven BRV-X bluetooth speaker (available at AT&T stores and Amazon) solves this an many other issues. The waterproof capability is great for having it outdoors near the water and not being afraid of a simple splash. Ju [read] Keywords: archive
Whistle Activity Monitor For Dogs review
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 8:51a Chris Miller The Whistle Activity Monitor for Dogs is an interesting way to gauge how much activity and keep a diary of food and other notes about your dog. The Whistle Activity Monitor for Dogs device itself was sturdy, waterproof and stayed clasped with the double locking rubber strap. It kept the Whistle close to the neck and out of the way. We played with location a couple times on the collar to see where it didn't bother the pet and was out of the way. Where they wear it on the collar should not m [read] Keywords: notes
Private Meeting Information in the RnR Database in IBM Domino
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 10:32a Chris Miller Have you ever had a users private meeting information from their calendar show in the RnR database in IBM Domino? This is normally something most users would not want. Luckily there is an easy way to prevent it from happening. IBM has had a recommendation since 7.0.3 to place a server side notes.ini variable to place a new descriptor in the database so as to not show any potential private data from entries marked Private.The downside to this setting is that older entries already in the dat [read] Keywords: domino
Protecting Directories on a Web Server
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 8:27a Chris Miller The Domino web server is still powerful (never mind the current POODLE and SHA-2 talks and fixes) and offers the easily ability to control access via File Protections Documents. Groups and users can be listed allowing or blocking access to files and directories served by the Domino web server. Since .nsf files already have their own access controls, these File Protections extend to files such as HTML, JPEG, and GIF that you can enforce file protection for that browser users can access. As an a [read] Keywords: admin