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The Importance of Email Retention, Journaling and Recoverability (and why Cloud Solutions Fail)
Sun, Jul 24th 2016 11:53p   Gavin Bollard
For most of us, email is simply a means of communicating work. It's a glorified, bi-directional to-do list with comments. Emails come in, we read, do and delete. Once the work is done, there's usually no need to find the email again. That's all very true except for when something goes wrong and your company gets taken to court. Suddenly then, all those deleted emails are very, very important. How Email Discovery could work under LitigationSo, assuming that there's a legal case, such as
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Copy as Table works (in One Direction) for IBM Notes/Verse Interactions
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 9:24p   Gavin Bollard
Copy as table used to be one of my favourite IBM Notes features. We have a lot of databases full of documents, news stories etc. We also have an office which is "entirely migrated to connections.cloud" but not entirely using Verse. Some people just won't let go of the Notes interface - we're working on that problem. One of our databases contains news stories, the links for which we regularly send out to the rest of the organisation. We quickly discovered that the Verse users couldn't
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Good Resources for Support with IBM Connections and Verse 1: Linked In Groups
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 3:42a   Gavin Bollard
I was originally hoping to produce a single list of all of my (so far) collected resources. Of course, the problem with that is that I have to review the sites to make sure that they're still relevant -- and provide at least some added value. I've decided, that in the short term, I'll just point out some useful groups of sites. This is the first of a bunch of posts on the topic. This time, I'm covering LinkedIN. LinkedINIf you're not a member of LinkedIN, it's well worth signing up (i
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Turn off Location Services on your iPhone to Conserve Power
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 6:21a   Gavin Bollard
My iPhone has been driving me crazy these last few weeks. The power has been draining so fast that I need to recharge by lunch time if I still want a phone (and not a brick) by the afternoon. I'd been blaming my iPhone for being old but as it turns out, the problem was much simpler than that - It was location settings. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. After all, you have to assume that if your phone is going to communicate with the satellites (and other receivers), it's prob
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Cloud is great but IBM Verse misses a step in Business Continuity
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 8:38p   Gavin Bollard
Today's world is all about cloud. We have email in the cloud, document storage in the cloud, data, applications and even development in the cloud. Why Cloud is BestFrom one point of view, cloud is an excellent choice. You no longer need to worry about; Physical servers which can suffer hardware failures.Storage and rack space for serversLocal services, such as Air Conditioning and the Water Supply in the computer room.Local environmental factors, such as storms which can directly impact you
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How to set IBM Verse as your Default Email Client
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 3:54a   Gavin Bollard
We've recently rolled out IBM Verse and we're trying to get our staff members to use it (willingly) rather than mandating the change. One of the issues that we've come up against is the humble Mailto link. If you go to any web page that has a mailto link and click it, it goes to Notes. Obviously we want those links to go to Verse. It's a simple fix, here's how to do it. How To Open IBM Verse in Google Chrome (it might be possible to use other browser but I haven't tested them). Clic
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Harnessing the Power of Shadow IT
Sun, Jun 5th 2016 8:30p   Gavin Bollard
There seems to have been quite a bit of press lately about “Shadow IT” and it gives the impression that it's a new thing. Perhaps having a formally recognised name is new but shadow IT has been around throughout my (so far 28 year) career in IT and I suspect that it's much older than that. What is Shadow IT?Shadow IT is what happens when someone, not associated with the IT department, starts offering IT services to other parts of the business. Shadow IT can take the form of someone bring
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How to Embed Video into your IBM Connections Wiki
Wed, May 11th 2016 3:43a   Gavin Bollard
Everybody loves video but while IBM Connections allows you to upload images, for some reason it doesn't have a simple "video upload" function. No problems though... just add your own code. Attaching your MP4 FileIf you're referencing an external public video, for example something on Youtube, then you can simply copy the embed codes from there. If you want to host your own video (privately) on connections, you'll need to follow these instructions; Open your IBM Connections Wiki and go
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Designing Layout in IBM Connections Communities
Mon, May 9th 2016 1:11a   Gavin Bollard
Two of the most critical factors in the success or failure of your intranet are the ease of use and the degree to which it catches the eye. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of choices you can make with regards to IBM Connections Community design past the front page. Once you hit a forum or a library of files and folders, every single community starts to look the same. Luckily though, there's a fair bit of flexibility on the opening page and on the Wiki Pages. I've already covered how to
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Uploading Files to Connections using the Desktop Plug-ins
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 11:27p   Gavin Bollard
The new IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins are out today... and there seem to be quite a few changes. I decided to have a play and to document the experience for our users. The result is another presentation. As usual, sorry for all the blurring but I have to provide some protection. :-) This particular tutorial simply shows how to get a file from Microsoft Excel 2013 up to a Connections.Cloud community using the File, Save As menu option. There are other ways but I didn't want to confuse




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