I never seem to really understand the need for a “last chance” e-mail, one that should never have been sent. For example:
The reservations system knows that I am registered for this event. It also knows that I have exercised an option to have a discount applied to the registration. The reservations system knows all of this and more about me. Yet, some other system feels it’s important to remind me of an action that I have already performed.
I really don’t understand.
Oh, I’m certain someone will point out to me that there are two/three/hundred’s of systems that handle a conference and it’s reservations systems. That, perhaps, none of those systems talk to one another. If that is the case, it strikes me as very odd, considering how “silos” are bad. It’s funny that not one of those systems could spit out a “confirmed reservations” list and another system compare that output to a “who has attended in the past but not yet registered” list. The result could be a better mailing. That same process could feed the next day’s telemarketing campaign, so that registered attendees are not bothered by some nut trying to sell something that has already been purchased.
I understand that this is not a site that is run or maintained by the conference organizer, however it is a representation of your organization. Further, the running of the site and all of its content must have your approval, after all, it is using your name, your conference name, and your logo.
Regardless of the number of pestering e-mails and calls and the “still in progress” landing page, I will be attending LotusphereConnect 2013. I hope to see you there.
Dash4Dosh 2014: Riding to the Arctic Circle
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 7:10p Gregg Eldred I really haven’t figured out a good opening paragraph to this story. Too many thoughts going through my mind (giving back, relatives lost to cancer, father beating cancer, and so on). So, let’s cut to the chase.
I have scheduled eleven days of my corporate provided holidays to join Paul Mooney, Sean Cull, Vladimir Veletic, and Chris Harris, to meet up with some friends from Denmark, and a few support cars, and embark on a motorcycle ride that supports Macmillan Cancer Support. This i [read] Keywords:
Liberté! Publicis ditches Lotus Notes
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 10:20a Gregg Eldred Back in July of 2013, I wrote about Publicis moving from IBM Notes to Exchange. Now, seven months later, it appears that the holding company is starting the migration.
It’s official: Publicis Groupe is ditching Lotus Notes. The long ad agency email nightmare is over.
The holding company’s staffers collectively sighed in relief this week when they heard news it is switching to Microsoft Outlook for its email needs instead.
“This is quite possibly the greatest day for employees in their hist [read] Keywords: ibm
Social Media: I’m Doing it All Wrong
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 2:40p Gregg Eldred Fame and fortune are just a few mouse clicks away and I easily let it go by me.
Whether they’re getting retweeted by members of One Direction, or liking the Hunger Games Facebook page for a chance to be included in the movie’s credits, today’s teens are directly interacting with pop culture — celebrities, movies, music, and, increasingly, brands — in ways never before possible.
Tweet pictures of yourself at a Lady Gaga concert, and maybe she’ll call you from the stage — a moment [read] Keywords: facebook
Google: How Not to be a “Glasshole”
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 3:10p Gregg Eldred On its website for Glass, Google has posted advice for testers in its current Explorer program and, presumably, the folks who will be entering the world of Glass when the headset goes on sale to the public . . .
DON’T: Be creepy or rude (aka a “Glasshole”)
Yes, Google itself used the derogatory term “Glasshole” (although it’s been massaged into a description of bad behavior, as opposed to its broader meaning as a slur, voiced by some critics, used to describe [read] Keywords: google
Two Step WordPress Authentication: This Won’t End Well
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 6:03p Gregg Eldred Looking at my Security settings, there does not seem to be a method to resend the QR code to my phone. However, I have printed out my backup codes and have used one of them. I’d like to know how I generate a QR code to my new phone in order to have two step authentication work.
I believe that I am well and royally screwed. [read] Keywords: security
Connect 2014: Domino Onboarding Manager
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 2:33p Gregg Eldred A feature in an imminent release of Domino was kinda/sorta announced at the Opening General Session. It was at the “What’s New in Domino” session where more information was shared. However, slides are not available for that session on the Connect site. Pity.
Not to worry, dear readers. You download have a rather small PDF of Domino Onboarding Manager right here (see below).
What is Domino OnBoarding Manager?
A tool which can migrate users/groups from Active Directory to Domino [read] Keywords: domino