For years it seemed that every vendor could have manuals, missives, and tomes stacked at the local Borders--except for the anemic showing of Lotus Domino. IBM would point to the ocassional RedBook (again, never seen on a booksellers shelf). And now ? Well, my local Borders is closing, RedBooks have been replaced by up-to-date wikis and PACKT Publishing is on a tear with the coolest in technology, including Lotus.
Their latest publication is on legacy Domino web development. All the pre-XPages stuff that programmers need to know to maintain existing systems, and a good intro to the Domino web framework. When I've finished reading it, I'll give a summary.
Lenovo CEO Distributes His Bonus - Wanna Bet What's Happening in HR ?
Sun, Jul 22nd 2012 8:10p Jack Dausman Really great leadership is more inspiration than mandate, which is why it's unusual. When I read or am captured into a discussion about management and leadership, the orientation is about execution (in almost all the possible uses of that word). Against this tactical perspective, there is a growing embrace for relationship management as crucial to the balance of every compex organization. It's about building trust and lowering the cost of every negotiated transaction and hand-off. If I can tru [read] Keywords: notes
The Easiest Way for Keeping up with Changes in Google Apps
Sat, May 5th 2012 10:09a Jack Dausman If you're tired from being the last person to know about Google's latest feature announcements, you need to consider the Release Calendar for Google Apps. Google has several ways to disseminate their upgrade notifications (e.g., dedicated blogs, email reminders). My favorite is the Release Calendar which is displayed at their What's New site, because it's possible to subscribe to it. Once subscribed, then I see all the announcements in my own calendar and I'm less likely to be caught unpre [read] Keywords: email
SMTP Rescue Diagnosis through Wormly.com
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 12:09p Jack Dausman Every craftsman, technician, and engineer knows the satisfaction of having access to the right tool for the job. On a recent task, I've been integrating Google's cloud messaging with on-premise hardware. It's surprising complicated, with the added constraint of advanced security controls that prohibit me from using any of my normal network tools. What's been a challenge, is to confirm SMTP routing from different outside sources, through Google Message Security (GMS aka Postini), and into the [read] Keywords: admin
LotusLive is Picked Up by the Russell Convenience Store Chain
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 2:08p Jack Dausman It's a bit surprising that IBM is touting the LotusLive win for the Russell Convenience Store--but, I think it's revealing of a promising trend. After all, there is a great amount of detail about the choice of LotusLive, but what's missing in the press release is the size of the win. The square footage of a store is mentioned (1,200 ft), but not the number of stores: well, there are thirteen. This count would not rise to a press release from either Google or Microsoft, but it did with IBM.It [read] Keywords: ibm
Microsoft's Grip is Loosening: A Short Anecdote
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 8:07p Jack Dausman It's striking that Microsoft has had three quarters of disappointing Windows sales. Between the iPhone and Google Apps, Microsoft is struggling for market leadership. Byte's Editor-in-Chief has a nuanced analysis of Microsoft's current state: Microsoft-Watchers See A Company In Decline.Today, though, was especially telling, as I was in a training session for cloud computing. At one point, the instructor was explaining the features of a directory synchronization tool and asked the students abo [read] Keywords: enterprise
PACKT Publishing is doing a lot of Lotus
Thu, May 5th 2011 6:10a Jack Dausman For years it seemed that every vendor could have manuals, missives, and tomes stacked at the local Borders--except for the anemic showing of Lotus Domino. IBM would point to the ocassional RedBook (again, never seen on a booksellers shelf). And now ? Well, my local Borders is closing, RedBooks have been replaced by up-to-date wikis and PACKT Publishing is on a tear with the coolest in technology, including Lotus.Their latest publication is on legacy Domino web development. All the pre-XPages stu [read] Keywords: domino