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Polling and Surveying Widgets in IBM Connections

I saw this referenced on the IBM Connections Community Chat: -

  • CRM contacts. Based on our own CRM product, this widget targets the need to quickly access contact information, regardless of the platform one is currently using. Using type ahead functions, this widget allows fast and effective searching of the CRM database. This widget is available for WebSphere Portal, Lotus Notes and Lotus Connections. And due to the service oriented setup of this widget, it can be easily enhanced to connect to another CRM provider.

  • Profiles Calendar. Tightly tied in the Profiles functionality of Lotus Connections, this widget shows a calendar and all meetings that day of a person next to his or her profile

  • Poll. This widget allows organizations to quickly put up a poll to ask its employees for their opinion

  • Bulletin Board. This widget allows organizations to inform its employees throughout all platforms used by it

  • Quickr Places. This widget shows an overview of all Quickr places which can be navigated, providing links to the documents in Quickr itself

  • Holidays. Based on the holiday application Eniac uses internally as part of a HRM application, this allows employees to see an overview of the amount of days they took off this year, the amount still left and also provides functionality to request a new holiday

The Collaboration Factory

Thanks to Jon M for drawing my attention to this...

Apr 01, 2012
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IBM SoftLayer, IBM Installation Manager, Red Hat Linux and fun
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 11:46a   Dave Hay
One of my colleagues asked for some help with WAS 8.5.0 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 VM .... running on IBM SoftLayer.This is my first time on the SoftLayer cloud, so it's been a blast.One thing that caught me out was the requirement for the SoftLayer VPN client. Whilst my colleague kindly linked me to an ArrayNetworks VPN client ( ArrayNetworksL3VPN_MAC ), this didn't seem to want to work ( connect ) from my Mac ( OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite ).Thankfully, the SoftLayer website came to my aid: [read] Keywords: admin agent ibm application applications eclipse enterprise java linux mac profile properties red hat redhat server vm websphere xml

IBM BPM - Deleting a Deployment Environment
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 11:46p   Dave Hay
Not sure why this happens but, when I'm trying to delete an IBM BPM 8.5.5 Deployment Environment: -/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/BPMConfig.sh -delete -de ProcessServer -profile Dmgr01I get this: -Logging to file /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/config/BPMConfig_20141128-063539.log.Do you want to delete deployment environment?1. yes2. noInput option number: 1Before executing command to delete a deployment environment, it must at least stop the deployment environment.Checking the state of dep [read] Keywords: ibm application applications profile websphere

IBM Business Monitor - some FAQs
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 1:25p   Dave Hay
Some great stuff here on dwAnswersCan I apply a IBM Cognos Fix Pack to IBM Business Monitor?How do I enable XSS and CSRF protection in IBM Cognos provided with IBM Business MonitorHow can I use SAML tokens with Business Monitor and Cognos?Deploying IBM Cognos Business Intelligence into an existing IBM Business Monitor installationIBM Business Monitor profile creation fails when database is Oracle-based? [read] Keywords: ibm database oracle profile

IBM Integration Bus - Port Reporting
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
Following on from this earlier post: -IBM Integration Bus and the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) PluginI'm working with a colleague to implement the same configuration in another environment.Again, we're using IBM HTTP Server in front of IBM Integration Bus, in order to allow requests ( SOAP over HTTP in this particular case ) to be routed to one of a number of Integration Nodes ( aka Brokers in the old tongue ).This is partly to improve performance ( more engines to servic [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm application integration java server websphere

IBM HTTP Server - maintenance mode
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 3:05a   Dave Hay
One of my colleagues was looking for some intel. on this earlier this week.The requirement is to have IBM HTTP Server (IHS) display a different banner page when WebSphere Application Server is placed into maintenance mode e.g. when the WAS cell is being shut down, recycled, upgraded etc.After a few iterations, and a read of this: -Configuring a temporary 'Site Down For Maintenance' page in IBM HTTP Serverthis is what I configured.In essence, we place a single file in the IHS DocumentRoot: -Doc [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple application server websphere

Help - The Proxy Ate My Process Designer
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 12:25p   Dave Hay
This is a problem that I recently saw with a client, and was able to reproduce, and more importantly, fix on my own environment.But first some background, one of the IBM BPM's major features is the Eclipse-based development, Process Designer. This interacts directly with Process Center, and provides a collaborative rich-client integrated development environment.Unlike other development tools, Process Designer can NOT function with a constant connection to the Process Center run-time, and this c [read] Keywords: admin ibm apple application development eclipse java microsoft network password server virus websphere widget widgets workspace

Lessons Learned - WebSphere MQ, Clustering and Message Driven Beans
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 3:05a   Dave Hay
ContextThe requirement is to create a clustered WebSphere MQ infrastructure, and then send messages to an application, known as a Message Driven Bean, deployed onto WebSphere Application Server.The next step will be to create a more sophisticated application that can send and receive messages to/from WebSphere MQ, most likely leveraging the JavaEE Service Component Architecture.In this scenario, I will create a pair of WMQ Queue Managers, each on a separate OS ( Red Hat VM ), one representing th [read] Keywords: ibm notes application enterprise integration java password red hat security server vm websphere xml

DB2 Buffer Pools - Automagically tuning
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 2:45p   Dave Hay
So I picked this nugget of wisdom up this week.One of my most excellent DB2 SME colleagues pointed out the wonderful db2top utility, specifically in the context of monitoring Buffer Pools.You see, ever since I learned to install IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM), I've been creating a Buffer Pool, bp32k, as required by the documentation and, more importantly, the product: -db2 create bufferpool BP32K size 8000 pagesize 32 KThe DB2 SME, let's call him ... John, pointed out that a Buffer Poo [read] Keywords: ibm apple database db2 server sql

IBM Business Process Manager - Missing the Bus
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 8:06a   Dave Hay
I've just built a single cell, two node three cluster IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 environment, against a remote DB2 ESE server.So I was a little startled when, after starting the Deployment Environment, the Service Integration Bus (SIbus) failed to properly start.This is what I saw in one of my Cluster Member logs: -[21/11/14 13:17:03:719 GMT] 00000073 SibMessage I [BPM.ProcessServer.Bus:MECluster.000-BPM.ProcessServer.Bus] CWSIS1593I: The messaging engine, ME_UUID=E997A9EFA09498FC, IN [read] Keywords: ibm apple database db2 integration server

Book Review - Anti-Hacker Tool Kit, Fourth Edition, by Mike Shema
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 3:05a   Dave Hay
Again, following on from earlier posts: -Book Review - Testing Cloud Services:How to Test SaaS, Paas and IaaSBook Review - A Project In Your PocketBook Review - Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John V Guttaghere's my latest book review, on which I am working in conjunction with the British Computer Society.Anti-Hacker Tool Kit, Fourth Edition, by Mike ShemaFrom their site: -Welcome to the fourth edition of the Anti-Hacker Tool Kit. This is a book about the tools that [read] Keywords: application development linux python security virtualization

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