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IBM's Rational Software Division Chooses Elguji for their "Jazz Plan Jam"
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Register for our upcoming webinar "IdeaJam: Corporate 'social networks' for innovation and idea management
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Wed, Mar 7th 2012 77
Meet Elguji Partner Centric Fusion
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 76
Social in Business: What we are talking about
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 74
Social in Business: Back to the Future
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 74
Social in Business: Rubber meet Road
Wed, Mar 14th 2012 70
IdeaJam V1.9.1 is now available
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 69
Announcing a new version of IQJam
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IBM Rational selects IdeaJam to power another "Jam" event
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 11:00a   Bruce Elgort
IBM's Rational Software division has once again selected Elguji's IdeaJam Cloud for their "VoiCE Jam". The Voice Jam (https://voicejam.ideajam.net) will commence on December 3rd, and run through December 13th. Pre-registration is now open. Read more about the Voice Jam on the IBM Rational Business Partner News blog > IdeaJam is powered by IBM's Domino server technology. [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm ideajam ideajam.net server
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Register for our upcoming webinar "IdeaJam: Corporate 'social networks' for innovation and idea management
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 11:35a   Bruce Elgort
Join us for this free demonar (webinar) on Tuesday, December 4th, at 1:00 PM EST (GMT - 5). Learn how other companies are using IdeaJam with their employees, customers and partners. See how they customized and configured IdeaJam to meet their specific challenges and see how easy IdeaJam is to quickly get up and running in your organization. We will also show you can integrate IdeaJam with your applications using the extensive IdeaJam programming API. Register now > [read] Keywords: applications ideajam
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Announcing a new version of IQJam
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 9:34a   Bruce Elgort
We are excited to announce that a new version of our IQJam software for IBM Notes and Domino environments will be released on Monday, December 3rd, 2012. IQJam is powered by IBM's "XPages" technology. Here is what's new in this version: New Features Added Added a "Terms and Conditions" page to be displayed and accepted prior to a person using IQJam. Enable this feature in the Control Panel. Added the ability to have the RSS feeds enabled or disabled. Added the ability to have the [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages bug css email
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Meet Elguji Partner Centric Fusion
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 10:06a   Bruce Elgort
Elguji is proud to announce that Centric Fusion located in Ontario, Canada is now an authorized Elguji Partner. We have worked with Ryan Hosford, Centric Fusion's President for many years in his various roles with IBM Partners and in the IBM community. We couldn't agree more with as what is stated by one of his customers: "I have known Ryan for a number of years now and have worked closely with him in the Lotus Notes/Domino spectrum. He balances a level of professionalism with a laid [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes community consulting ideajam network
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IBM's Rational Software Division Chooses Elguji for their "Jazz Plan Jam"
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:32p   Bruce Elgort
IBM's Rational Software division in cooperation with IBM's developerWorks has selected Elguji's IdeaJam Cloud for their "Jazz Plan Jam". The Plan Jam (https://jazz.ideajam.net) will commence on May 30th, and run through June 6th. Pre-registration is now open. From the Jazz.net Blog: Well then, I’m happy to announce our first ever Jazz Plan Jam, which begins on May 30. Together with our developerWorks colleagues, we’re trying something new as part of the planning for our nex [read] Keywords: ibm ideajam ideajam.net
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Social in Business: Back to the Future
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 9:14a   Bruce Elgort
In this next installment of Social in Business we focus on Technology. Instead of listing off social business tools and adding color commentary I felt this topic is a good opportunity to talk about the “technology” of Social Technology. Ok, to be a little less pedantic, my main point is that there are many tools that fall into the social technology category and what they service is most important to knowing which tools to deploy in the business. You've heard me preach about not [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm notes facebook google microsoft security sharepoint social software
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Social in Business: Rubber meet Road
Wed, Mar 14th 2012 11:52a   Karen Hobert
In this next installment of Social in Business we focus on Strategy. Hopefully the thesis of this post shouldn’t knock your socks off; in a nutshell, businesses need a social software strategy in order for the social in business to be successful at the firm. Want to reach the holy grail of an e-mail free working environment? In reality what you’ll likely find, especially if you do the strategy legwork, is that the goal is not getting rid of e-mail. Rather, the goal is to [read] Keywords: collaboration development network social software




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Social in Business: What are we doing here anyway?
Wed, Mar 7th 2012 8:04p   Karen Hobert
This is the third post in the Top Dog/Elguji Social in Business blog series. The first post was entitled "Social in Business: What we are talking about" and the secon d was entitled "Social in Business: Build it and they will come (?)". Today we focus on Objectives. So if you’ve followed my blog (or other similar minded bloggers) you’ve likely come across one of my occasional rants about the pitfalls of buying technology for technology’s sake. This is sort of one [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise social software wiki
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Social in Business: Build it and they will come (?)
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 5:49p   Karen Hobert
This is the second post in the Top Dog/Elguji Social in Business blog series. The first post was entitled "Social in Business: What we are talking about". Today we focus on people. Social - tending or form cooperative and interdependent relationships with others.1 By its very nature, the term social implies people. I particularly like this definition of “social” since it is open-ended enough to us to consider “others” as either people or information. After all [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise facebook google mobile office social software
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IdeaJam V1.9.1 is now available
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 4:26p   Bruce Elgort
We are happy to announce that IdeaJam V1.9.1 is now available for download. Elguji customers with active maintenance and support agreements can download this version at http://elguji.com/download. The release notes for IdeaJam V1.9.1 are also available. We also have evaluation versions of IdeaJam V1.9.1 also available. Interested? Drop me an email or feel free to fill out this short form. [read] Keywords: notes email ideajam
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Social in Business: What we are talking about
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 2:49p   Karen Hobert
For the last 6 months I’ve been having regular discussions with Bruce Elgort on the subject of Social Software in business. Bruce is in the business of helping companies collect and build ideas. The firm he co-founded, Elguji, is, as the web site masthead says, “Helping Companies Innovate” by offering tools (such as its best-selling IdeaJam) that facilitate collaboration to effectively bring new ideas to market. Together we’ve been looking at the ins-an-outs of deploying [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm notes enterprise ideajam server social software
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IdeaJam Case Study: Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 1:10p   Gayle Elgort
Today we posted a case study about Winn-Dixie Stores which used Elguji's cloud based IdeaJam services. Elguji Partner Simplified-Technology-Solutions worked with Elguji and Winn-Dixie to make their jam a success. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a regional grocery chain of nearly 500 stores based in the Southeast United States and headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., rolled out a new strategic frame work called the WINN-ing Way in mid-2011. Through this the company introduced a new company vision [read] Keywords: exchange exchange ideajam
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Elguji named a Finalist in the IBM Collaboration Solutions 2012 Awards
Sun, Jan 22nd 2012 7:45p   Gayle Elgort
At the annual IBM Lotusphere event held last week in Orlando, Florida, Elguji's IdeaJam idea management software was recognized as a Finalist in the "Innovation in Social Business Application Development Utilizing the Social Business Framework" during the Opening General Session. This award recognizes ISV's who: Provide the best solution for an exceptional Web or "Work Social" experience utilizing IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) products, and/or the IBM Web Experience software solutio [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere xpages application applications development ideajam mobile network
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Pursuing innovation through open dialogue with customers using virtual collaboration: A new IBM IdeaJam case study
Mon, Dec 12th 2011 5:11p   Gayle Elgort
IBM recently published a customer case study about GSX's use of Elguji's IdeaJam. Antoine Leboyer, CEO, GSX said “We never set a goal to be ‘social.’ We just focused on what was key to ensuring our success, which I believed was improved collaboration with customers.” Here's what's in the case study: The need: GSX, which provides monitoring and management solutions for collaboration platforms, is in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Like most companies, core inter [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus development ideajam profile
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Free trials of IdeaJam and IQJam
Wed, Nov 9th 2011 7:32p   Gayle Elgort
Just a quick blog entry to let you know that we do offer 14 day trials of IdeaJam and IQJam. Every single feature is available for you to use. You can customize the way it looks, use it in Spanish, French, German or any other languages we offer, you can use the API, and much more. The only thing you don't get with the trial is access to the underlying database design. And if you decide to purchase either product you won't lose any of your test data. You simply get a new license key and ac [read] Keywords: database email ideajam
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Meet Elguji Partner Bluewave Technology
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 8:26a   Gayle Elgort
Elguji is proud to annonce that BlueWave Technology is now an authorized IdeaJam reseller. "As customers strive to improve their business, they also strive to improve their methods of gathering the knowledge required. Bluewave is proud to resell IdeaJam as a forefront product encapsulating the true meaning ot doing business using social tools" says Paul Mooney, Senior Technical Architect at BlueWave. About Bluewave Technology BlueWave Technology is an IBM Advanced Business Partner [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes quickplace sametime best practice development ideajam network
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Site Update: IQJam Product Pages
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 6:07p   Gayle Elgort
We have just completed updating the product pages for our XPages based IQJam application. The pages now include updated screenshots, pricing, documenation, product brochures and more. One surprising fact about IQJam is that many companies are not only using it to share knowledge but also to learn XPages development. Pretty cool. Let me know if you have any questions about IQJam or would like to schedule a demonstration. We will also soon be posting a demo page showcasing the IQJam API. [read] Keywords: xpages application development
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Another Satisfied Customer
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 7:57a   Gayle Elgort
It's always great to open your mail on a Monday morning to be thanked for a job well done. Here is the text of an email we received today from the CEO of The Children's Cancer Association: The MyMusicRx app that Bruce, Matt, Ben, Gayle and Elguji developed is a part of a very strategic initiative for the Children's Cancer Association. This app enables music lovers to support and soothe seriously ill kids with the purchase of a song. Bruce and the team were so easy to work with and surp [read] Keywords: apple email
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Looking to have an app built for iOS?
Tue, Nov 1st 2011 6:40p   Gayle Elgort
Today we added a new page to the Elguji site which covers our iOS native app development offering. It also features three apps that we built which are available in the iTunes App Store. We also want to emphasize that we specialize in integrating IBM Notes and Domino data sources including extensive knowledge of XPages. Not using Notes and Domino - not to worry. Integrating your iOS app with other vendors technolgies is not a problem. [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages development mobile
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MyMusicRx now available in the App Store
Tue, Nov 1st 2011 10:20a   Gayle Elgort
We just completed our second iPhone app that uses IBM XPages to serve up and store content for an iOS app. The first app was TSAzr which was released in January 2011 and our new app is called "MyMusicRx".The MyMusicRx app complements the Children's Cancer Associations MyMusicRx website. MyMusicRx is our fourth app in the App Store. The app allows you to search and purchase music from iTunes. Up to 5% of each purchase will be donated to the Children's Cancer Association. The app also dis [read] Keywords: ibm xpages apple development facebook interface iphone java
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We are hiring
Tue, Nov 1st 2011 9:25a   Gayle Elgort
Hi this is Gayle from Elguji. We are a four-year old, bootstrapped and very profitable little company. In order to help companies get on the social business software bandwagon, we make three products called IdeaJam, IQJam and LinkJam. We sell them for IBM Notes/Domino environments, as a cloud service and as a set of standalone applicatons. We are looking for some freelance developers who can help with these products as well as some new things that we have in the pipeline. We also have customers [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes notes client xpages application dojo email ideajam mobile
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IBM's Louis Richardson - Social Myth Busters Video
Tue, Oct 25th 2011 2:08p   Gayle Elgort
This video of IBM's Louis Richardson is a must watch and share with your friends and coworkers. Louis is also going to be giving the keynote speech at the "Social Connections" event taking place on 9th December 2011 at Cardiff University in central Cardiff, Wales.   [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Webinar: Q and A with XPages eXperts this Friday
Tue, Oct 18th 2011 6:09p   Gayle Elgort
Got questions about XPages? Who doesn't! This Friday October 21st, 2011 Elguji's Matt White will be one of the featured speakers on the "The X Series: Q&A with XPages Xperts" webinar being sponsored by GBS: GBS have assembled a panel of several XPages eXperts who will each give a five minute presentation on a topic. The rest of the webinar will be dedicated to your XPages questions. The speakers will be: Paul Calhoun (GBS): Configuring DDE for XPage development performance and [read] Keywords: xpages development openntf
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Our Partners are Mobilizing!
Mon, Sep 12th 2011 5:15p   Gayle Ujifusa Elgort
Our UK-based premier partners the London Developer Co-op have posted the first of a number of case studies, written to promote the breadth and capability of the applications they design and implement. In addition to the custom development they provide Elguji customers with, The LDC are now providing them with cutting-edge mobile app development. First up is a brief overview of a recent mobile web application they developed, optimised for off-line use and built using jQuery Mobile: A US-bas [read] Keywords: roaming application applications development iphone mobile network
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Announcing the immediate availability of IdeaJam V1.9
Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 1:11p   Gayle Elgort
Right on the heels of our IQJam V1.2 release we just released IdeaJam V1.9 to all customers on support and maintenance. New features in this version include: An IdeaJam can be switched into "read/view only mode" so that the audience can view ideas, votes and comments but are unable to create new content. Spanish language support. An IdeaJam can be set to automatically switch into "read/view mode" on a specified date. The JSON API now supports JSONP which allows you to call the API f [read] Keywords: admin domino notes xpages ideajam widget
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IdeaJam mentioned in a Harvard Business Review paper
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 4:48p   Gayle Elgort
In a recent Harvard Business Review paper entitled "Who Moved My Cube?" by Anne-Laure Fayard and John Weeks Lotus Notes and Elguji's IdeaJam innovation software were inlcuded in the "Providing Virtual Permission" section of the paper: "Networking applications such as LinkedIn, Lotus Notes, IdeaJam, and Twitter can tear down walls, but they can also create them: We’ve seen virtual-team members get so involved in their digital world that they become disengaged from the people righ [read] Keywords: lotus notes applications ideajam linkedin networking twitter
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Shipped: IQJam V1.2
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 4:17p   Gayle Elgort
A new version of our IQJam knowledge exchange software built on IBM XPages technology was just released and has the following new key features: [read] Keywords: ibm notes xpages email exchange exchange ideajam
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The list of IdeaJam case studies continues to grow with the addition of three new ones
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 8:55p   Gayle Elgort
We just added three new IdeaJam case studees prepared by Elguji Partner Vulture Street Innovation located in Australia. The new case stuides are: Better ENERGEX Challenge a ‘resounding success’ The One-ETSA Work Challenge: Driving Innovation and Relentless Improvement Using the jam approach to get the most out of strategic workshops View a list of the all of the IdeaJam case studies > [read] Keywords: ideajam
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IdeaJam V1.9 Pre-Release 1 now available for download
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 3:48p   Gayle Elgort
We just posted on the Elguji download site IdeaJam V1.9 Pre-Release 1. New features in V1.9 include: An IdeaJam can be switched into "read/view only mode" so that the audience can view ideas, votes and comments but are unable to create new content. The JSON API now supports JSONP. An IdeaJam can be set to automatically switch into "read/view mode" on a specified date. When viewing an idea a new chart is available on an idea which shows recent activity against the idea including vote [read] Keywords: admin ideajam widget
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Innovation: A Heaping Helping of Hype and Hindrance?
Wed, Jun 8th 2011 8:05a   Chris Martin
Guest blog entry by Chris Martin of Chris Martin Studios, Vancouver, WA Innovation is a popular word in today’s business world. In order to stand out from competition or be more profitable, the typical managerial response is something along the lines of improving the quality and amount of innovation, or in some cases, beginning to innovate. But is all of this focus on innovation a good thing for business? Can an organization flip the innovation switch and be just that, innovative? Or [read] Keywords: collaboration connections apple ideajam iphone mobile network
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Sometimes you simply need to "un-cloud"
Sun, Jun 5th 2011 5:58p   Gayle Elgort
One thing we are seeing more and more of are customers who run their initial IdeaJam(s) in the cloud and, then at some point decide to bring them in-house. This is very easy to do with IdeaJam. Our partners and professional services group can move cloud based IdeaJams running in our cloud based JamPot environment into a customers IT environment very easily. All this can be done with minimal disruption in service for customers. The inherent capabilities of the software technology that IdeaJa [read] Keywords: ideajam
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Introducing JamPot - Run IdeaJam in the Cloud
Thu, Jun 2nd 2011 5:07p   Gayle Elgort
Many of the world's leading innovation management consultancies and global companies have been using IdeaJam as their ideation platform with their customers in the cloud using our "JamPot" IdeaJam manager. We are happy to announce that JamPot is now avaialable for companies and organizations wanting to run IdeaJam(s) on a month-to-month basis as a cloud service. JamPot allows complete control over creating and maintaining IdeaJams including user management and configuration. [read] Keywords: ideajam
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Now available in Spanish - IdeaJam
Tue, May 31st 2011 6:46p   Gayle Elgort
We are happy to announce that we now have a Spanish language pack available for IdeaJam. Each IdeaJam user can choose to view IdeaJam in the language of their choice. Also, the administrator can set the default language of each IdeaJam to a language of their choice. IdeaJam now has language support for Italian, French, Spanish, German, Dutch/Flemish, English US and English GB. The Spanish language pack will be posted on our download site and will be included with the forthcoming [read] Keywords: ideajam
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Compare IdeaJam and IBM Connections Ideation Blogs
Mon, Apr 18th 2011 4:46p   Gayle Ujifusa Elgort
IBM recently introduced the inclusion of "ideation blogs" in Connections 3.0.1. While this new feature is a nice addition to the Connections product it doesn't offer much more than adding a "promote" button to a blog entry. IdeaJam is complete ideation platform that is not only made to integrate with IBM Connections, it also can be usually be setup in a company within 30 minutes using their existing investment in Lotus Domino hardware and software. We put together this comparison sheet [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus enterprise ideajam networking
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Shipped
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 2:15p   Gayle Ujifusa Elgort
As we mentioned earlier this week IQJam V1.1 is now available for download (Elguji customer login required). Here are the updated IQJam product docs and release notes. Next week we will talk more about this new release. Learn more about IQJam or check out the IQJam.net site. [read] Keywords: notes
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Why the API Matters
Tue, Mar 29th 2011 7:07p   Gayle Elgort
We are hearing from more and more of our customers who are sharing their IQJam use cases and success stories with us. Frankly they aren't what we expected. Most of them of late have to do with how they are using the API to surface IQJam in Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Lotus Connections, Websphere Portal, Customer Service websites, IBM XPages apps as well as many others. It's all about making the data easy to access using our API's. With a few simple lines of JavaScript any web developer can [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus xpages ideajam javascript microsoft office sharepoint websphere websphere portal
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Good as Gold: Built with XPages. Used by People.
Mon, Mar 28th 2011 6:40p   Gayle Elgort
I am happy to announce that IQJam version 1.1 has gone gold. IQJam is Elguji's popular question and answer community software. Version 1.1 was built with IBM's XPages 8.5.2 technology and you can take IQJam for a spin on our IQJam.net site. V1.1 includes the following new features: Attachments can now be included with answers. Connections Business Cards integration for Views, Questions and Answers. Multi-lingual configurations are now supported. Improved Web Administrat [read] Keywords: administration connections domino ibm rich text xpages community integration password security
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Starting Soon: Elguji High School Internship Program
Thu, Mar 17th 2011 9:21p   Gayle Elgort
In conjunction with the Clark County Skills Center, Elguji will soon be starting an internship program for local high school students in the Vancouver, Washington area. The program will focus on: Application development including iPhone and XPages Software testing and quality assurance Product documentation UI design Entrepreneurship Marketing Wireframing and much more We are very excited to share with local high school students our passion for creating software that is used by tens [read] Keywords: xpages application development iphone
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Tip: You don't have to include yourself (or others) if you don't want too
Thu, Mar 17th 2011 8:56a   Matt White
Sometimes there are IdeaJam participants who don't want to be or shouldn't be included in the list of "Top Innovators". Let's look at how to do this. Open up "User Profiles" view in IdeaJam Select the jammer that you want to exclude from Top Innovators in the selection bar Click the "Exclude from Top Innovators" button To re-include jammers who have been excluded click the "Include in Top Innovators [read] Keywords: ideajam
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You already own "Social Business" tools. Now use them.
Wed, Mar 16th 2011 5:53p   Gayle Elgort
Large enterprises are quickly learning to be more "social." Just about every organization has a Facebook Fan page and a Twitter account (if not multiples of each).  Now many of them are looking to take their social media initiatives to that proverbial, "next level". IBM now sees "Social Business" as one of their major business thrusts. Think people, trusted relationships, brands and getting business done.  They want to be able to have a much more intimate relationship with their c [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus notes consulting facebook ideajam social software twitter
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Tip: Hiding the Developers Link in IdeaJam
Wed, Mar 16th 2011 5:43p   Gayle Elgort
Recently a customer wanted to be able to hide the "Developers" link that appeared in the footer of every IdeaJam page. While most IdeaJam features can be turned on or off, there is not currently an option in the IdeaJam Control Panel for this. Enter the IdeaJam CSS document. Trust me, this is very easy to do. Open your IdeaJam default.css stylesheet from the IdeaJam Notes user interface and located the following line: .developersfooter {float: right; padding-right: 250px;} Now modif [read] Keywords: notes css ideajam interface
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Stop the jam now! (or when you want to)
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 5:44p   Matt White
In our forthcoming IdeaJam 1.9 you will be able to place your jam into "read mode" in one of two ways. The first is by setting the "Enable Read Mode" option in the IdeaJam Control Panel: The second option is to tell IdeaJam on which date to enable "read mode". Read mode will prevent jammers from posting new ideas, comments and votes. [read] Keywords: ideajam
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So you're not going to be installing Lotus Connections in your company...
Mon, Mar 14th 2011 5:31p   Gayle Elgort
There is no doubt that IBM's Lotus Connections is a powerful and elegant social software platform. It takes new hardware, careful planning, training, learning new software, oh yeah - and some money to make a Connections implementation successful. For those of you who won't be going down the Connections road anytime soon you have other options when it comes to reaping the benefits of "social bookmarking". Social bookmarking is one of the core pillars of Connections. What if I told you th [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes application bookmarklet ideajam social bookmarking social software
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What you can do...
Sun, Mar 13th 2011 5:42p   Gayle Elgort
Over 90% of the organizations that run an IdeaJam evaluation end up purchasing the product. When you pilot IdeaJam in your company you are able to: Quickly install, configure and get your jam up and running on your own Domino server Run a fully functioning jam Customize the look and feel of the jam using the IdeaJam Control Panel, the IdeaJam CSS document and the IdeaJam language documents that allow you to change any of the text labels Utilize the IdeaJam API Integrate IdeaJam with Lotus [read] Keywords: connections domino lotus css ideajam server websphere websphere portal
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Keep in touch
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 9:53a   Gayle Elgort
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Meet the Activity Chart and his friends the flexible Statistics
Thu, Mar 10th 2011 8:24p   Gayle Elgort
In response to customer feedback we are introducing a new "Activity Chart" in IdeaJam V1.9. The chart appears on each idea page below the comments and votes and shows the number of daily votes and comments over the last 28 days. If your organization doesn't want to include the chart you can simply turn it off in the IdeaJam Control Panel. In addition we have also given customers the flexibility to determine which charts they want to have included on the Statistics page. Again [read] Keywords: ideajam ideajam.net
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So who are the Lotus communities top IdeaJam innovators?
Wed, Mar 9th 2011 6:13p   Gayle Elgort
In IdeaJam V1.6 we introduced the "Top Innovators" feature. Each person contributing to an IdeaJam receives a score based on the number of ideas, comments, votes they cast and others who cast votes for their ideas. Each of these can be assigned a weight by the IdeaJam administrator. Additionally a Top Innovators calculation start date can be set in the IdeaJam Control Panel. Top Innovators has been an extremely popular feature with Elguji's customers. In the forthcoming release of IdeaJa [read] Keywords: lotus ideajam
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A new look for the IdeaJam.net landing page
Tue, Mar 8th 2011 5:12p   Gayle Elgort
In IdeaJam V1.7 we introduced the "Welcome Page" feature (IdeaJam Welcome Page Technote PDF) which allows you to create an alternative landing page when people access an IdeaJam. Combining the IdeaJam JSON API that was introduced in IdeaJam V1.8, the Welcome Page, some HTML, CSS and JavaScript and you have all of the ingredients to create an exceptional IdeaJam Welcome Page. Earlier today I created a new Welcome Page for the IdeaJam.net site: The new Welcome Page shows recent i [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client css ideajam ideajam.net javascript
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Could we make it any easier?
Tue, Feb 15th 2011 3:43p   Gayle Elgort
It should come as no surprise that the biggest growth area for Elguji has been with customers running and adopting IBM's Lotus Connections. Both IdeaJam and IQJam offer the ability to easily integrate with a Lotus Connections installation by simply clicking a radio button in the control panel and entering the URL to the Connections installation. Couple this integration with the IdeaJam API and IQJam API and you have everything you need to give your Connections installation the addition of ideat [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus ideajam integration widgets
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Run as many IdeaJams as you need
Mon, Feb 14th 2011 6:18p   Gayle Elgort
When customers purchase the on premises version of IdeaJam they can choose to run as many instances of IdeaJam as they need. New jams can be created with just a few clicks. Many of the companies that offer idea management software charge companies for each instance of their software. Another great benefit IdeaJam provides is that there is no additional cost to run IdeaJam on development, QA and clustered servers. One license covers them all. If you are thinking about social business, consid [read] Keywords: development ideajam
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Just 2 weeks left...
Mon, Feb 14th 2011 10:51a   Bruce Elgort
We have extended the special Lotusphere 33% discount for our popular XPages101 video training series for two more weeks. Get the video training you need to become a rock star with XPages. And if you are already a rock star with XPages you can brush up on your rhythms and licks by learning from the John Petrucci of XPages - Matt White. Use the coupon code "ls11" at checkout to get the 33% discount. It's coming up to a year since we first launched the site and in that time we have up [read] Keywords: domino lotusphere xpages
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Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce - "Social Business Strategies" with Chris Martin and Bruce Elgort
Wed, Feb 9th 2011 9:47a   Bruce Elgort
Chris Martin and Bruce Elgort will be presenting "Social Business Strategies" to the Battle Ground Washington Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 3rd 2011 at 11:30am. This presentation will be similar to the one Chris and Bruce gave at the IBM Lotusphere 2011 conference recently held in Orlando, Florida which was well received by several hundred conference attendees. Be forewarned that this presentation is something "totally different" and you should not expect "death by PowerPoint [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere
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IBM TV Interview at Lotusphere 2011 with Bruce Elgort
Sun, Feb 6th 2011 6:56p   Bruce Elgort
Last week at IBM's Lotusphere 2011 conference Bruce Elgort was interviewed on the Product Showcase floor by IBM's Scott Laningham and "Turbo" Todd Watson. The interview was live-streamed on IBM TV during the show. Bruce talked about IdeaJam, IQJam, LinkJam, TSAzr for iPhone and much more. Watch live streaming video from ibmsoftware at livestream.com [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere ideajam iphone
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Congratulations to Elguji Software partner ISW
Sun, Feb 6th 2011 6:34p   Bruce Elgort
Last week at the IBM Lotusphere 2011 conference Elguji Software partner ISW won the prestigous Lotus Award in the "Maximizing Value with an Open Source Solution" category for their WildFire sidebar plugin app. WildFire was also featured as the OpenNTF Featured Project of the Month in April, 2010. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere openntf
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Limited Time Discount: Learn XPages video training with Elguji's Matt White
Thu, Jan 27th 2011 7:14a   Bruce Elgort
For the next 3 weeks you can subscribe to the XPages101 video training series at a 33% discount. Get the video training you need to become a rock star with XPages. And if you are already a rock star with XPages you can brush up on your rhythms and licks by learning from the Jimmy Page of XPages - Matt White. Use the coupon code "ls11" at checkout to get the 33% discount. It's coming up to a year since we first launched the site and in that time we have uploaded 37 lessons which run [read] Keywords: domino xpages
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Kids getting social and innovating at school with Elguji's IdeaJam
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 7:39p   Bruce Elgort
Here is a video of Elguji Software's Gayle Elgort talking about using IdeaJam in the Austin Independent School District: Read the IdeaJam Case Study on the Austin Independent School District IdeaJam > (PDF) [read] Keywords: application ideajam
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A sneak peak at IdeaJam V1.9
Mon, Jan 10th 2011 5:15p   Bruce Elgort
We thought we would give you a sneak peak at some of the great new features coming in version 1.9 of our IdeaJam idea management and innovation software. An IdeaJam can be switched into "read/view only mode" so that the audience can view ideas, votes and comments but are unable to create new content. An IdeaJam can be set to automatically switch into "read/view mode" on a specified date. When viewing an idea a new chart is available on an idea which shows recent activity against the [read] Keywords: admin ideajam widget
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Meet ISW, Elguji Software partner located in Australia
Sun, Jan 9th 2011 6:12p   Bruce Elgort
ISW ISW is an Australian IBM Premier Partner that is 100% focused on delivering solutions on IBM technologies. As a full service provider ISW is certified across Lotus, WebSphere, Information Management, Rational, and Tivoli. ISW's team of software engineers work with Australian organisations, from small business to large enterprise, to improve their business processes and implement complex IT solutions involving IBM technologies. Recognised as one of Australia’s most technically qualif [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus enterprise ideajam tivoli websphere websphere portal
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Introducing Clever Together: Elguji partner located in the United Kingdom
Tue, Nov 16th 2010 4:11p   Bruce Elgort
Clever Together Clever Together is a business improvement agency that partners with Elguji Software - we generate collective insight and deliver informed action to accelerate value across the full business lifecycle. We believe that organisations can deliver more value, sooner, by making business decisions and taking actions that are informed by deep, collective insight. Until recently technological limitations and tradition have forced business leaders to rely on information generated by i [read] Keywords: consulting ideajam network wiki
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The Myths of Innovation
Tue, Nov 16th 2010 11:24a   Bruce Elgort
Author Scott Burken presents a lecture about his book "The Myths of Innovation" at a Google Tech Talk back in May 2007. The video runs about an hour is an excellent watch. We would love to hear your thoughts about the video/book in the comments. [read] Keywords: application google ideajam
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Introducing Clever Together: Elguji partner located in the United Kingdom
Tue, Nov 16th 2010 12:49a   Bruce Elgort
Clever Together Clever Together is a business improvement agency that partners with Elguji Software - we generate collective insight and deliver informed action to accelerate value across the full business lifecycle. We believe that organisations can deliver more value, sooner, by making business decisions and taking actions that are informed by deep, collective insight. Until recently technological limitations and tradition have forced business leaders to rely on information generated by [read] Keywords: consulting ideajam network wiki
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The Myths of Innovation
Mon, Nov 15th 2010 9:15p   Bruce Elgort
Author Scott Burken presents a lecture about his book "The Myths of Innovation" at a Google Tech Talk back in May 2007. The video runs about an hour is an excellent watch. We would love to hear your thoughts about the video/book in the comments. [read] Keywords: application google
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Introducing PAVONE: An Elguji Software partner located in Germany
Mon, Nov 15th 2010 7:19p   Bruce Elgort
Founded in 1994, the core competence of PAVONE lies in providing rock-solid workflow solutions across line-of-business processes. PAVONE elevates human workflow to a new level by offering a tight integration with Project Management, CRM, and Document Management applications. For over 16 years, PAVONE has satisfied customers with a palette of collaborative solutions. The PAVONE consulting teams are dedicated to customized business process optimization and system integration using the latest techn [read] Keywords: applications consulting ideajam integration
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Introducing PAVONE: An Elguji Software partner located in Germany
Mon, Nov 15th 2010 5:19a   Bruce Elgort
PAVONE Founded in 1994, the core competence of PAVONE lies in providing rock-solid workflow solutions across line-of-business processes. PAVONE elevates human workflow to a new level by offering a tight integration with Project Management, CRM, and Document Management applications. For over 16 years, PAVONE has satisfied customers with a palette of collaborative solutions. The PAVONE consulting teams are dedicated to customized business process optimization and system integration using the la [read] Keywords: applications consulting ideajam integration
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Guess Who's a "Who's Who in Innovation Management Technology" According to Gartner
Tue, Sep 28th 2010 2:07p   Bruce Elgort
Elguji was recently honored to have been included by Gartner in a recent comparison study of Idea Management solutions. In the research paper, "Who's Who in Innovation Management Technology," Gartner carefully examines eleven (11) different product offerings.  While this research piece does not include the ubiquitous Gartner, "Magic Quadrant," table; it does include feature comparisons of over forty (40) features. The reader can easily walk away knowing IdeaJam has all of features [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes ideajam social software
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Guess Who's a "Who's Who in Innovation Management Technology" According to Gartner
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 11:30p   Bruce Elgort
Elguji was recently honored to have been included by Gartner in a recent comparison study of Idea Management solutions. In the research paper, "Who's Who in Innovation Management Technology," Gartner carefully examines eleven (11) different product offerings.  While this research piece does not include the ubiquitous Gartner, "Magic Quadrant," table; it does include feature comparisons of over forty (40) features. The reader can easily walk away knowing IdeaJam has all of features [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes ideajam social software
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Customer Review: Austin Independent School District
Thu, Sep 16th 2010 9:02p   Bruce Elgort
Today we received a review of our IdeaJam Software-as-a-Service solution from Patricia Dabbert, Community Relations and Event Planning Coordinator at the Austin Independent School District. Pat was responsible for putting together the 72 hour "Education 2.0" crowdsourcing event held back in May, 2010. You can learn more about the districts Education 2.0 crowdsourcing success in this white paper. Here is what Pat had to say about the districts experiences with IdeaJam and Elguji Software: [read] Keywords: community ideajam
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Customer Review: Austin Independent School District
Thu, Sep 16th 2010 7:13a   Bruce Elgort
Today we received a review of our IdeaJam Software-as-a-Service solution from Patricia Dabbert, Community Relations and Event Planning Coordinator at the Austin Independent School District. Pat was responsible for putting together the 72 hour "Education 2.0" crowdsourcing event held back in May, 2010. You can learn more about the districts Education 2.0 crowdsourcing success in this customer reference paper. Here is what Pat had to say about the districts experiences with IdeaJam and Elg [read] Keywords: community ideajam
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Government 2.0 in Action: 20,000+ People Talking About "America's Great Outdoors"
Wed, Sep 15th 2010 8:21p   Bruce Elgort
In June 2010 the US Department of Interior (DOI) launched a Government 2.0 initiative called "America's Great Outdoors IdeaJam". This crowd sourcing initiative is centered around the key theme of "Your Ideas for Protecting the Places You Love" and is being used to collect ideas, comments and votes from citizens around the United States. The solution selected for this high profile initiative was Elguji's IdeaJam idea management software. Elguji partner ASND Designs based in Laural, Maryland [read] Keywords: administration ideajam profile security
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Government 2.0 in Action: 20,000+ People Talking About "America's Great Outdoors"
Wed, Sep 15th 2010 7:21a   Bruce Elgort
In June 2010, the US Department of Interior (DOI) launched a Government 2.0 initiative called "America's Great Outdoors IdeaJam". This crowd sourcing initiative is centered around the key theme of "Your Ideas for Protecting the Places You Love" and is being used to collect ideas, comments and votes from citizens around the United States. The solution selected for this high profile initiative was Elguji's IdeaJam idea management software. ASND Designs, an Elguji partner based in Laurel [read] Keywords: administration ideajam profile security
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A Demonstration of the New IdeaJam Developer API's
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 6:15p   Bruce Elgort
One of the most requested features we hear repeatedly from customers and prospects is "when will you have an API for IdeaJam like your IQJam knowledge exchange solution does?". Well we are now happy to say that IdeaJam 1.8 includes a comprehensive developer API. There are two sets of identical API's, one for web services and the other for JSON that allow developers to easily interact and extend IdeaJam programmatically. IdeaJam data can now be easily surfaced in other applications. [read] Keywords: lotus applications community exchange exchange ideajam ideajam.net
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A Demonstration of the New IdeaJam Developer API's
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 4:16a   Bruce Elgort
One of the most requested features we hear repeatedly from customers and prospects is "when will you have an API for IdeaJam like your IQJam knowledge exchange solution does?". Well we are now happy to say that IdeaJam 1.8 includes a comprehensive developer API. There are two sets of identical API's, one for web services and the other for JSON that allow developers to easily interact and extend IdeaJam programmatically. IdeaJam data can now be easily surfaced in other applications. [read] Keywords: lotus applications community database exchange exchange ideajam ideajam.net openntf
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Elguji's Innovation Continues - Introducing a Brand New Version of IdeaJam
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 7:25p   Bruce Elgort
Today we are announcing the availability of our latest release of our IdeaJam idea management software. Version 1.8 introduces new features that will benefit companies in many ways. Here is a quick run down of what’s new and improved: Idea Linking IdeaJam now supports the linking of “multiple” ideas together and also allows ideas from other IdeaSpaces to be linked to one another. Previously you could only link a single idea to another idea. The IdeaJam API A [read] Keywords: connections lotus application ideajam integration linking
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Elguji's Innovation Continues - Introducing a Brand New Version of IdeaJam
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 5:30a   Bruce Elgort
Today we are announcing the availability of our latest release of our IdeaJam idea management software. Version 1.8 introduces new features that will benefit companies in many ways. Here is a quick run down of what’s new and improved: Idea Linking IdeaJam now supports the linking of “multiple” ideas together and also allows ideas from other IdeaSpaces to be linked to one another. Previously you could only link a single idea to another idea. The IdeaJam API A [read] Keywords: connections lotus application ideajam integration linking
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Case Study: The Austin Independent School District
Mon, Aug 16th 2010 8:15p   Bruce Elgort
Back in May several hundred students from the Austin Independent School District participated in a district sponsored IdeaJam to shre their ideas and thoughts in several key areas. The jam was held over a 72 hour period and included contributions from not only the students but the District Superintendent, Principals and other school Administrators. Read the Austin Independent School District IdeaJam Case Study (PDF) > [read] Keywords: ideajam
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Now Available: "The Social Software Platform You Already Own" Position Paper
Mon, Aug 16th 2010 5:23p   Bruce Elgort
Large enterprises are quickly learning to be more "social."  Just about every organization has a Facebook page and a Twitter account (if not multiples of each).  Now many of them are looking to take their social media initiatives to that proverbial, "next level." They want to be able to have a much more intimate relationship with their customers, potential customers as well as their own employees.  For example, getting their input on a new product or service; seeking ideas for ways t [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus notes consulting facebook ideajam social software twitter
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Integrating IdeaJam with Lotus Connections
Sun, Jul 18th 2010 1:44a   Bruce Elgort
We just published a document which reviews the integration points that IdeaJam has with Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections can surface IdeaJam ideas using the IdeaJam Lotus Connections iWidget, a vast array of RSS feeds and via the Lotus Connections Business Card. These same features are also available for Microsoft Sharepoint. More on Elguji's Documents page > [read] Keywords: connections lotus ideajam integration microsoft sharepoint
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User Adoption Strategies - by Michael Sampson
Sun, Jul 18th 2010 1:31a   Bruce Elgort
Today in the post we received a copy of Michael Sampsons new book "User Adoption Strategies" and were happy to see a section on Elguji's IdeaJam idea and innovation management software. This marks the second time IdeaJam has been covered in a published book. The first was in "Web 2.0 and Social Networking in the Enterprise" by Joey Bernal. Time to go read Michaels books. Stay tuned for our review. [read] Keywords: enterprise ideajam networking web 2.0




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