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IBM is listening... Thanks Alistair
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Deja Office for Lotus Notes - Part 2
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How I make smarter choices and feel better about how I use my time
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An introduction to a solid way of getting things done
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Eric Mack NoP
 
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Ramp up your workspeed with the most powerful key on your keyboard
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 4:46p   Nathan Paul
Imagine if, instead of taking a few clicks to do a task, you could to it in a few keystrokes? I'm sure you're all familiar with the shortcuts for copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V). Imagine doing those manually instead of using the shortcuts, every time. Now are you getting a sense of how much time those little keystrokes save you? How to use the Alt key (a.k.a. the "magical shortcut to darn near everything" key) Hold the Alt button. Notice that this does two things: 1) causes c [read] Keywords: notes
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How I make smarter choices and feel better about how I use my time
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 11:02a   Eric Mack
Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision about whether or not to move forward on something? Have you ever asked yourself, "self, why did I waste my time in that way?" I've done both. Many times. As I continue to do research in high performance knowledge work and personal knowledge management, I've collected a number of tools and methods to help me make smarter decisions about what to do or not do. Today, I'd like to share one of those tools with you. I call it my [read] Keywords: notes consulting
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An introduction to a solid way of getting things done
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 10:42p   Eric Mack
[Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] David Allen opens his book, Getting Things Don, the Art of Stress Free Productivity, with this statement: “It’s possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control” (p. 3). I don’t know about you, but my immediate reaction was, “Yes please!” I’m going to give you a partial summary of the first chapter of Mr. [read] Keywords: notes blogger
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The Natural Planning Method: simple, effective, and free for helping you get things done
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 10:22p   Eric Mack
[Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] The Natural Planning Method is something you’ve been doing your whole life without realizing it. Recently, I’ve been learning to consciously apply it to everything I do — and it’s been a huge relief. In a word, it’s given me a trusted process for dealing with just about anything I need or want to do. Now, instead of dozens of projects flying into my brain at random to tug my attention away from what I’m doing, I can [read] Keywords: notes blogger google reservation
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Brief observations from IBM Connect 2014 OGS
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 8:22p   Eric Mack
IBM Connections is now positioned as the platform upon which the rest of the IBM social and collaboration suites rest. This means that some established brands will be renamed into the Connections stack: IBM Notes (The product formerly known as Lotus Notes) is now IBM Mail IBM Sametime is now Connections Chat and Meetings. There was no mention of the Notes client or the Domino server other than a brief mention that IBM will be hosting Domino Apps in the cloud. Micro [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus notes notes client sametime microsoft server
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Deja Office for Lotus Notes - Part 2
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 10:02p   Wendy Mack
After setting up Deja Office on my new iPhone, I have been experimenting with their "Memos" or Reference Database over the last few days. Here is what I have found: I created a new test document on the iPhone and synched it over to notes. I made sure to choose a category for this test document, and was pleased to find that when I replicated with Notes, my test memo appeared and was correctly categorized. However, I was away from my computer yesterday and needed to capture some inform [read] Keywords: lotus notes database iphone office
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Deja Office for Lotus Notes
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 2:42p   Wendy Mack
Our company recently purchased several iPhone 5c's for testing purposes and I spent a good portion of the day setting up my phone and testing various productivity solutions to see how well they integrate with eProductivity. I set up Lotus Traveler to synchronize my email, contacts, and calendar. Next, I set up the IBM Traveler Tasks application and the IBM Traveler Companion App I was disappointed to learn that IBM Traveler does not provide a solution for the IBM Notes Notebook as this is a k [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusnotes notes traveler apple application database desktop email enterprise iphone mobile office server wireless




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IBM is listening... Thanks Alistair
Sun, Oct 27th 2013 5:02p   Eric Mack
I've just returned from my second IBM Leadership Alliance Conference in Boston. The IBM Leadership Alliance (formerly known as the "Lotus Leadership Alliance/LOLA") is a small invitation-only event in which IBM Collaboration leadership share what's happening in their world and engage the aforementioned groups in intimate discussion about topics of interest. By creating an environment in which we can hear from and communicate with key players (without the big stage and teleprompters! [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes
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He’s not dead and gone yet. (Thanks Bruce)
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 10:22p   Eric Mack
When I logged into PlanetLotus this morning, my screen was awash in thank you's and tributes to Bruce Elgort. For a moment, I thought I was afraid that someone serious had happened and I was late to hear of it., The blogosphere is a buzz with news that Bruce is retiring from OpenNTF. I enjoy my friendship with Bruce Elgort. No doubt he's had an impact on my personally and professionally for many years. Now, as he moves to a new chapter as a college professor, I enjoy following his adven [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes community ideajam openntf planetlotus
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IBM Notes as a "Trusted System" for Getting Things Done
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 8:22p   Eric Mack
[Guest blog post by Jason Spencer] Eric Mack reached out to me recently and offered to show me how he uses IBM Notes. I wanted top see eProductivity in operation anyway so this was my chance to learn from its creator My first One on One coaching session with Eric Mack focused on an introduction to eProductivity which I found impressive. Eric Mack and David Allen have created an optimized software package and user interface for IBM Notes. (As an aside, I believe that it would behoove an [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler application applications development interface linkedin microsoft mobile
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Guest Blog: Using the GTD Setup guide for Lotus (IBM) Notes
Fri, Sep 13th 2013 8:42a   Eric Mack
Journalist and professor Jason Spencer is on a quest to use IBM Notes as a productivity platform. I've invited him to share his experience with Notes on Productivity readers. Jason's first and second guest blog posts are here, here and here. Jason's fourth installment update is below. Setting up IBM Notes with the Getting Things Done White Paper Yesterday, I tried to set up IBM Notes and organize my work according to the best practices of David Allen's GTD methodology. I ran into some [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler application best practice blackberry desktop email
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Challenges Implementing Getting Things Done with IBM Notes
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 2:22p   Eric Mack
Two weeks ago I shared a link to productivity blogger Jason Spencer' Jason is a journalist and professor at the Art Institute of Houston and he recently reached out to me to share his interest in IBM Notes as a productivity platform . He said that he was planning to do a long term experiment by migrating his life to IBM Notes/Smart Cloud. I like the way he explores and writes about productivity topics he's passionate about so I encouraged him to share his experience and I invited him to su [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes apple application applications blogger bug desktop development exchange exchange google interface iphone microsoft outlook server
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IBM Notes True Cross Platform Support - Guest post by Jason Spencer
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 2:02p   Eric Mack
Two weeks ago I shared a link to productivity blogger Jason Spencer's rant against Microsoft for their emasculation (his words, not mine) of their productivity tools. Jason is a journalist and professor at the Art Institute of Houston and he recently reached out to me to share his interest in IBM Notes as a productivity platform . He said that he was planning to do a long term experiment by migrating his life to IBM Notes/Smart Cloud. I like the way he explores and writes about productivity [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client traveler application blackberry blogger desktop development email exchange exchange google interface linux mac microsoft mobile outlook red hat ubuntu
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How I track and manage my Projects & Actions in IBM Notes
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 6:02p   Eric Mack
As the creator of eProductivity, the premier personal productivity application for IBM Notes, I want to share a few examples of how eProductivity makes my task management in IBM Notes easy. In case you are unfamiliar with the approach to knowledge work that I use, it's called GTD® which is the shorthand for "Getting Things Done®" from a a book by my friend and best selling author and productivity expert David Allen. (Disclaimer: I have worked with David for 20 yearss David has greatly i [read] Keywords: ibm notes application archive email linking system i
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Setting Up IBM Notes / Smart Cloud - Guest Blog by Jason Spencer
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 5:02p   Eric Mack
Two weeks ago I shared a link to productivity blogger Jason Spencer's rant against Microsoft for their emasculation (his words, not mine) of their productivity tools. Jason is a journalist and professor at the Art Institute of Houston and he recently reached out to me to share his interest in IBM Notes as a productivity platform . He said that he was planning to do a long term experiment by migrating his life to IBM Smart Cloud. I like the way he explores and writes about productivity topics [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes traveler application applications blackberry blogger desktop email exchange exchange iphone microsoft server
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Domino Admin: How to respond to US-CERT Alert TA13-010A?
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 3:42p   Eric Mack
Disclaimer: In this post, I'm blogging about a subject I do not entirely comprehend. I hope to encourage discussion and learn from the community as I know that there are folks smarter than me who may have already addressed this issue. I recently read about the Oracle Java 7 Security Manager Bypass Vulnerability published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. As I understand it, vulnerabilities have been discovered which could allow a sandboxed application to promote itself [read] Keywords: admin domino lotus notes application blogging community java oracle security
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ShortURL - a link shortener for Domino
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 5:42p   Eric Mack
It's hard to fit a long URL into a Tweet or and it can be unsightly to paste it into Facebook. For example this URL would use up 119 characters of a Tweet: http://www.stdi.com/stdi/home.nsf/e0fdcda544a79270852570d7005e5285/2f89dd64498d734c852577b500033a17!OpenDocument For this reason, many people rely on URL shorteners, such as Bit.ly to provide a simple alias. The resulting URL above comes out as: http://bit.ly/Thpp2u a total of 20 characters shortened from from 119. Not bad! The c [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes xpages consulting database facebook interface server
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Any idea why IBM Notes for Mac does not consistently refresh views?
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 4:42p   Eric Mack
A customer called me with a question I could not immediately answer. After spending a few hours testing various scenarios, I concluded that the Notes for Mac client does not consistently refresh views. Scenario: User opens a view and runs an agent or script that will change a field value - let's say the "categories" field. On the Windows version of Notes, the user can do this and immediately see that the view gets refreshed. The new data is shown in the view. If user opens the sam [read] Keywords: agent ibm lotus notes application mac
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Who uses Lotus Notes in the Boston area?
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 3:22p   Eric Mack
A global enterprise customer with offices in Boston asked me "who else uses Lotus Notes in the Boston area?" I'd like to respond with a list of organizations. I'm not asking for contact names. If you are aware of organizations in the Boston that are presently using Lotus Notes, please post a comment. Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: lotus notes enterprise
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NotesBook brings your Lotus Notes Notebook (Journal) to your iPhone or iPad
Tue, Aug 14th 2012 4:06p   Wendy Mack
I've been following the progress of Julian Buss and his Domino To Go platform for mobile application development and his flagship application, Notesbook. While I have not yet tried his application personally, it appears to have a the makings of a core information support tool for getting things done with Lotus Notes. I'm particularly pleased to see that there are plans to add support for multiple Notebooks. We get requests daily looking for mobilization tools to recommend. Soon, I plan to e [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes apple application development iphone mobile
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You probably won’t guess the cause of this Notes mail folder problem
Tue, May 22nd 2012 10:04p   Eric Mack
As an IBM Champion, I often have to save clients from misinformation and FUD about Lotus Notes. Other times, I have to save them from themselves. Sometimes, I just have to put on my cape and save the day. I love challenges, but some are harder than others... A client called me recently to tell me that after many years of happily using Lotus Notes, he now had a problem: his folders in his Lotus Notes Mail are disappearing - yes disappearing. Let me explain. He opens his Lotus Notes mail and cl [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus lotusscript notes notes client updall database network server
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A question only a Lotus Notes for Mac user can answer...
Sat, Apr 14th 2012 10:44a   Eric Mack
Yesterday, I posted this topic to this blog, seeking an answer to question. The title I chose did not actually ask a question. So, as you might expect, I didn't get the answer I hoped for. If you are a Lotus Notes for Mac user, I'd appreciate your quick thoughts on this. Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: lotus notes mac
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How to use File and Folder Aliases in Lotus Notes for Mac
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 4:04p   Eric Mack
Today, I was coaching an executive in how to use Lotus Notes as a tool for getting things done. In the course of our work together, I went to show him how to capture and paste a shortcut to a folder or a file into any Notes document (e.g. a To Do, or document or even an email) so that later, when he opens the document, all he has to do is click on it and Notes will take him to the folder or open the file. Oops. I should have tried it first. When I drag the alias into a Notes document, [read] Keywords: lotus notes community email mac
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Technology Solves Problems, Frustrates - David Allen
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 3:04a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: notes
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What if computer problems were real?
Wed, Sep 28th 2011 4:03a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: notes
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Take the 14 day GTD Challenge and Get More Done
Thu, Sep 22nd 2011 4:03a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: notes
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Invitation: Super Productivity Tools for Superwomen
Mon, Sep 12th 2011 12:46a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: notes
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Why some users only see Notes as email
Tue, Aug 30th 2011 6:22p   Eric Mack
For some users of Lotus Notes, that's all they can see, access, or use. What an extraordinary waste of resources to pay well for talent and expertise, give workers and extraordinary tool to support them, and then lock it down so all they can use is email. Today, I worked with a senior executive at a large organization. He had transferred from a global organization that used Outlook. Now, he has Lotus Notes. Like many highly productive executives, he's involved in a GTD community (this [read] Keywords: lotus notes community desktop email linkedin outlook workspace
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DominoPower: Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes
Tue, Aug 9th 2011 10:22p   eProductivity Team
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: lotus notes
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PCWorld: Making Lotus Notes users more productive
Thu, May 26th 2011 12:22p   Eric Mack
For the second time in just six months, PCWorld's Robert Strohmeyer writes about making Lotus Notes users more productive. As a follow-up to his article, "master your email so it doesn't master you", Strohmeyer talks about the recent announcement of eProductivity Stand-Alone: Last week, eProductivity released a new version of the product, eProductivity Stand-Alone, designed for Notes users who lack the administrative permissions to change their mail template. However, like its enterprise-gra [read] Keywords: lotus notes email enterprise
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User Satisfaction with IBM Lotus Notes for Email and Tasks Skyrockets with eProductivity
Thu, May 19th 2011 1:05p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers of eProductivity In January 2011, you may recall that we conducted a survey of eProductivity users. Over 400 respondents later, some very interesting data points emerged. One trend that jumped out was the shift in user satisfaction with IBM Lotus Notes once users installed eProductivity... If you click the graph above, you'll see the survey source data that this graph is based on. As you can see, we're not making this stuff up. So what conclusi [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes email enterprise microsoft outlook
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The Scoop on What’s New at eProductivity
Fri, May 13th 2011 7:22a   Ryan Heathers
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: notes
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End user looking for resources to learn more about Lotus Notes
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 10:22p   Eric Mack
A Notes user from a major university recently contacted me with this request:Eric, do you have any recommendations on some resources (books, web sites, etc.) that I could use to gain some additional expertise in using Lotus Notes with eProductivity?As far as learning about eProductivity, we have a learning resource page. As far as current resources for end users that want to learn more about Lotus Notes I have less to share. Because I am now removed from a end-user Notes training, most of the bo [read] Keywords: admin lotus notes community google
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Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe
Wed, Feb 9th 2011 12:22p   Eric Mack
An SMB customer contacted us - they want to deploy Foundations in order to get Notes/Domino so that they can deploy eProductivity. (This seems to happen a lot, that we attract customers to Notes & Domino who are not already Notes & Domino users) Anyway, we explained that Foundations hardware is no longer available and recommended that they contact a Lotus BP to assist them in planning a deployment of Lotus Notes/Domino. Unfortunately, I do not have a referral to offer. I'm going [read] Keywords: domino foundations ibm lotus notes community
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Making Lotus Notes Personal #LS11
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 8:23p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers The final opportunity to hear Eric Mack present at Lotusphere 2011 is "Getting Things Done with Lotus Software: Making Lotus Notes Personal". This Bird-of-Feather session focuses on the practical tips and tricks you can use right away to get more from Lotus Notes. Eric has over 17 years of Lotus Notes experience, so he has much to share. Come on by for some casual yet focused conversation. Here's the details: Getting Things Done with Lotus Software: M [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes
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How to Create Value from Lotus Software #LS11
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 7:23p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers Tomorrow on the big stage at Lotusphere, Eric Mack will be presenting a much-anticipated session on how to transform personal and organizational productivity. The session, called "V=KMT: The Forumla for Creating Value with Lotus Software", is built off Eric's graduate studies in knowledge management and experience gained from providing expert consulting services to more than 350 corporate and government clients, most notably in the fields of messaging, collab [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes consulting
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Learn GTD at Tonight’s Speedgeeking Event #LS11
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 2:03p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers GTD® is the renowned productivity methodology created by David Allen. It provides you with a simple, effective way to achieve stress-free productivity. As millions of people around the world can testify, this stuff really works. At the always exciting Speedgeeking event tonight, Eric Mack will be demonstrating GTD in bite-sized 5 minute chunks. So make sure to swing by and listen in. Eric will also be handing out a valuable "cheat sheet" card on how to rec [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes
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LS11 Messaging & Collaboration Strategy (Ed Brill)
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 1:43p   Eric Mack
LS11 Messaging & Collaboration Strategy (Ed Brill) (Liveblogging from Ed's session, so random observations to follow) Marketplace Scorecard Notes & Domino - Steady (2nd place, I think he said) - Fastest growing business & mobile email platform - Vast majority running 8.5x release LotusLive Notes - Strong analyst & customer reception (I agree) Lotus Symphony - 50 Million Downloads Where are Notes/Domino Winning - Singapore Airlines - 40% Increase in new c [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes notes client protector symphony xpages bes best practice blackberry email ideajam mobile openntf rim server
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Lotusphere 2010 Opening General Session: Get Social. Do Business.
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 8:43a   Eric Mack
(Live blogging, courtesy of an invitation from the IBM/Lotus Team - Thanks!) Sitting in my comfy leather (or leather-like - can't tell) couch at the front of the Lotusphere 2010 opening general session. Mass Ensemble is performing the opening act. Amazing. To my right sits fellow bloggers Alan Lepofsky and Peter Presnel. Lotus GM Alistair Rennie on stage, "I love the smell of Lotusphere in the morning!" A major shout out to GBC College (Group Business Software) for hosting 500 colleg [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes notes client symphony traveler applications blackberry blogging community desktop email exchange exchange facebook ideajam integration mobile network networking rim security sharepoint twitter
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Reflecting on Lotusphere 2011 day one...
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 11:23p   Eric Mack
Reflecting on Lotusphere 2011 day 1: Lots of talk around Social Business. Of course IBM has lots of experience in this area. IBM's clients have been proving this stuff works for years. Lotus DominoBlog, SameTime Connections & Quickr - these "Social" innovations are proven and IBM's building on a strong foundation. What's new and exciting is IBM's commitment and vision for how to equip businesses to become social businesses. IBM understands that it's not just about the technology t [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus lotusphere notes quickr sametime
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Get Social. Drive Business. BDD @ LS11
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 7:43a   Eric Mack
(Live blogging from Lotusphere 2011 in Orlando, Florida) Alistair Rennie welcomes the audience; 12,000 Lotus BPs in the ecosystem. Introduces Mike Rhodin SVP IBM Software Solutions Group. (Congrats on the 100th anniversary of IBM, the company.) "To visualize the future of IBM you must know something of the past." - Thomas Watson The world is becoming more: Instrumented, Interconnected, and Intelligent. Talking about IBM's Smarter Planet initiative Smarter Commerce Business Ana [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere notes applications blogging enterprise exchange exchange mobile sharepoint
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How old were you when you first started using Lotus Notes?
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 2:22p   Wendy Mack
Guest Post by Wendy Mack Recently in the news, Microsoft has been bragging about how schools are either currently using or switching to Microsoft Outlook. While that is true for most schools, our school, the Mack Academy has always used Lotus Notes and has made it an integral part of our school productivity toolkit. Our principle realized the value of technology in the schools and started training us how to use computers at a very young age. In fact, I was two when my sister Amy and I w [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes email microsoft outlook
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Tungle App for BlackBerry
Sun, Jan 23rd 2011 7:03p   Wendy Mack
Guest Post by Wendy Mack As a follow-up to last week's blog post on Tungle for Lotus Notes, I decided to venture out today and install the Tungle application for my BlackBerry. The installation process went very smoothly, so much so that I am not going to document the steps here. I simply downloaded the free application from my BlackBerry App World, and, once loaded, I followed the instructions Tungle provides to set up this app. What this application allows me to do is to initia [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes application blackberry
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Moving to WordPress from Domino - Advice?
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 1:23p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers For the past few years, the eProductivity website and other related web properties have been using Domino-based Project DX as our backend CMS. We're currently in a web redesign process, and as part of this project I'm evaluating the business case to switch away from Domino to a newer CMS at the same time. I've looked at Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine as possible alternatives. After deliberation, I've identified WordPress as being a potenti [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes properties twitter
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4 Lessons From Evernote’s First Week On The Mac App Store
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 11:02a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: notes mac
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My first attempt at installing WildFire = #Fail
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 11:03p   Amy Mack
Guest Post by Amy Mack Today I tried installing the WildFire application for Lotus Notes by ISW. I had hoped to be able to use this as a productivity tool to save me the time of updating and managing each individual social networking site I use. WildFire is a Lotus Notes application for your sidebar that allows you to update your status in one place and let the software do the rest. WildFire will take that status and update all of your various social networking accounts - without your e [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes notes client application applications eclipse networking openntf
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Review of the Tungle: Schedule Management App
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 3:04a   Wendy Mack
Guest post by Wendy Mack Today, I decided to install Tungle to make my scheduling much easier. This free application eliminates much of the unnecessary time, emails, and mistakes that accompany scheduling events. Synchronizing with your calendars, Tungle.me posts your available meeting times to the web and helps you manage your schedule without sharing private information. The registration process of Tungle.me is very self-explanatory. You can register for Tungle.me here. Simply fill [read] Keywords: lotus notes application email integration widget
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Thanks, Stephan Wissel, for your support in 2010
Fri, Jan 14th 2011 10:42p   Eric Mack
I found this email tonight as I was archiving 2010 email... I wouldn't normally share this kind of post on my productivity blog but I felt this one was relevant and related to my own productivity. There are many people that I have met and interacted with through the Lotus community who have helped me personally and professionally. One of these people is an IBMer: Stephan Wissel.From: Eric Mack/ICA To: Stephan H Wissel Date: 12/07/2010 09:23 AM Subject: Year end [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes xpages archiving community email
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User Satisfaction with Lotus Notes Mail & Tasks
Sat, Jan 8th 2011 3:42p   Eric Mack
Several weeks ago, my team and I set out on a mission to better understand how satisfied people are with Lotus Notes as a tool for productive work. So we did what many companies do - we set up a survey. We put together a long list of questions designed to help us better understand who our customers are, how and why they buy and what value they get from using our product. We signed up for a SurveyMonkey account and sent out invites. A survey like that is generally not remarkable, but I think [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes apple application applications development email google iphone outlook
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What if Notes users loved Lotus the way iPhone users love Apple?
Mon, Dec 20th 2010 3:40p   Eric Mack
I've been thinking about this a lot lately as I talk with customers to learn what they think about our product and why. I've learned a lot and I have learned a lot about what people think about Lotus and why. In general, people seem to be surprisingly passionate - one way or the other. So, what if Notes users loved Lotus the way iPhone users love Apple? We know that many if not most of our customers have become huge fans of Notes (and to some extent, Lotus). So, we know it's possible. [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes apple iphone
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New Podcast on the free eProductivity Reference app
Thu, Dec 9th 2010 3:40p   Ryan Heathers
Looking for resources on how to get more done with the free eProductivity Reference app? Then head on over to the GTD & Lotus Notes podcast and check out Episode 14. We just posted it yesterday. In this episode, Eric Mack is joined by GTD creator David Allen and GTD coach Kelly Forrister, a powerhouse trio of productivity knowledge. They're discussing the ins and outs of personal reference systems and how you can create an outstanding system in Lotus Notes. Ask yourself: Do you have [read] Keywords: lotus notes office podcast
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Microsoft disables CTRL+M in Lotus Notes; here’s how to get it back.
Mon, Nov 29th 2010 6:20p   Eric Mack
I'm a big fan of keyboard shortcuts and I routinely use CTRL+M to create a new email message in Lotus Notes. Recently, however, this stopped working. A few quick Google searches led me to several posts on how Microsoft BING disables or interferes with CTRL+M. I have no idea if this is a conspiracy on the part of Microsoft but it sure is a productivity killer for me. The strange thing is I do not recall installing BING or allowing Microsoft to do the same. This is a new ThinkPad and I use Firefo [read] Keywords: lotus notes community email firefox google microsoft
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Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone hates Notes?
Tue, Nov 16th 2010 3:02a   Eric Mack
I'm only into my first day at the KMWORLD conference in Washington DC and I've already met several folks that told me (unsolicited) that they hate Lotus Notes with a passion. They are everywhere. If you've read this blog for any length of time you know I have a field day with this. It is frustrating -- that IBM does not appear to do much to change user perception while Microsoft markets like crazy to convince organizations that SharePoint will solve all of their problems. It's also exhilarat [read] Keywords: admin ibm lotus notes database enterprise microsoft sharepoint
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Meet me next week in Washington DC @ DCLUG/KMWorld
Tue, Nov 9th 2010 11:29p   Eric Mack
I'll be speaking at two different Washington DC venues next week. If you're in the area, I'd like to meet you! And if you have the chance to drop by one of my sessions, please do. On Wednesday, November 17, I'll be presenting to the DCLUG (DC Lotus User Group). You can find more details on the DCLUG website. I'll be providing free GTD resources for attendees, plus holding a drawing for free eProductivity software so bring your business card! The next day, Thursday November 18, I'll b [read] Keywords: lotus notes development enterprise
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Review of the BlackBerry Torch’s task app
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 4:17p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers I've been meaning to write this post for a while now. Before getting my BlackBerry Torch, I'd heard the native BlackBerry task app was buried deeply within the OS and wasn't too streamlined for efficient use. So I was interested to see if that'd be my experience. I use Lotus Notes with eProductivity, and my tasks sync seamlessly to the BlackBerry thanks to the power of BES. So at least getting the task information to and from the device is quite simple. [read] Keywords: lotus notes applications bes blackberry desktop rim
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How to be ready for every conversation
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 3:14a   Ryan Heathers
Many people are familiar with creating with agendas for formal meetings, but what about informal meetings? What about personal conversations? Consider this: Ever sat down for an informal meeting and suddenly forgot what you wanted to discuss? Not a lot of fun, not to mention potentially stressful. Equally frustrating is when you walk away from a conversation and get that nagging feeling that important topics were missed. You don't have to do this to yourself. Next time, write dow [read] Keywords: lotus notes blackberry
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PCWorld mentions Lotus Notes and eProductivity
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 11:43p   Ryan Heathers
Lotus Notes and eProductivity were mentioned in a PCWorld article today: Work Smarter in Windows: 55 Great Productivity Tricks. The closing section of the article features tips from recognized productivity experts such as David Allen, who happens to be a long-time passionate champion of Lotus Notes and eProductivity. The article had this to say: Allen is a Lotus Notes enthusiast, through and through, but he enhances the spartan Notes interface with the eProductivity add-on, which adds n [read] Keywords: lotus notes interface
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V=KMT - The Formula for Creating Value with Lotus Software
Sat, Oct 16th 2010 3:14a   Eric Mack
Like many people hoping to present at next year’s Lotusphere 2011 conference in Orlando, I have submitted my session proposals. I’m encouraged to see that a new “Business Solutions” track has been added to the conference agenda and I think it will help balance out what has traditionally become a very technical conference. In addition to the many excellent technical sessions around Lotus Solutions, we need to equip end-users, pace setters, and decision makers with the soft [read] Keywords: collaboration connections lotus lotusphere notes sametime enterprise
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Some loves and annoyances about my BlackBerry Torch
Tue, Sep 28th 2010 8:14p   Ryan Heathers
So I have a few days of BlackBerry Torch experience now. As I expressed in my initial post, I had good first impressions of the Torch. I still have them. I've been pleased with the speed and smoothness of the user experience. Push notifications of my emails/text messages/BB Messenger/etc is really addicting - probably too addicting! I love... the messaging experience. Threaded conversations for text messages and BlackBerry Messenger, a great tactile keyboard that lives up to the B [read] Keywords: notes blackberry linkedin network rim
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So I got a Blackberry Torch yesterday
Thu, Sep 23rd 2010 3:14a   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers. This is the first Blackberry I've ever owned. I'm pretty excited. I'm looking forward to better access to my Lotus Notes/eProductivity systems while I'm on the go, a functionality that I've been lacking for a while. Plus business-critical features like secure Blackberry Messenger will be great to have for communicating with our eProductivity team. Now, there are lots of exhaustive Blackberry Torch reviews all over the web (for instance here, here, a [read] Keywords: lotus notes bes blackberry blogging email iphone ipod server wiki
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Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes - Episode #6
Thu, Sep 16th 2010 6:44a   Eric Mack
We are now into segment three of the podcast series in which David Allen and I are answering the more than 200 audience questions from the recent Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes Webinar. People often ask us to share what productivity tools we use. In episode #6, we talk about the tools we use in the areas of: Information Management Visualization & Planning Mobile Productivity Rapid Capture Navigation GTD Implementation Following the discussion, we answer a number of questions from [read] Keywords: lotus notes mobile podcast
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More answers to your Lotus Notes Productivity Questions
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 6:43p   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: lotus notes
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Hey Gmail, Lotus Notes did it first
Thu, Sep 2nd 2010 7:14p   Ryan Heathers
Guest post by Ryan Heathers. You can follow Ryan on Twitter. I’ve been reading the many articles on the new Gmail Priority Inbox with great interest. People are praising this “innovative” Gmail feature all over the place. And it is pretty cool. But as Alan Lepofsky pointed out, Lotus Notes has had similar inbox categorization features for over a decade. But apparently, few people know that. Or maybe, few people care… The Lotus Notes categorized inbox provides many of the [read] Keywords: agent lotus notes application email twitter
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Subscribe to the new Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes Podcast
Tue, Aug 31st 2010 6:17p   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: lotus notes podcast
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Time to upgrade server to Domino 8.52: 10 min. Peace of mind: priceless.
Sun, Aug 29th 2010 9:44p   Eric Mack
Seriously, there aren't many production database server applications that you can do a full in-place upgrade on in 10 minutes or less. Well done, team Lotus. This should be SHOUTED FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS which is exactly what I am doing, since I live near the top of a mountain. Originally posted on Notes On Productivity [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes applications database server




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