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PSC Group turns 25 TODAY!
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PSC Group at MWLUG 2015
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The Application Modernization discussion is taking hold - TechTarget interview
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PSC named for the fourth time to Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
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PSC Group turns 25 TODAY!
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 32
MWLUG 2015 - The Cloud and You - the ’as a service’ disruption you can’t ignore
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 29
PSC Group at MWLUG 2015
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 21
SocialbizUG.org 5 Questions with me - DevOps, PSC, Star Wars and more
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 18
Inviting you to particpate in the IBM Domino/Notes Community Survey
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 16
Where to find PSC Group at IBM ConnectED 2015
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MWLUG 2014: BP110: The Mobile Distruption - Why XPages Development is targeting Mobile First
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Result’s of the PSC IBM Notes/Domino Community Survey
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OneNote vs. Evernote - no, make that OneNote AND Evernote
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Support STEM career readiness and maybe win a car!
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MWLUG 2015 - The Cloud and You - the ’as a service’ disruption you can’t ignore
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 2:45p   John D Head
Here are my slides from last week's MWLUG 2015 event. My first session solely focused on the cloud space, with an IBM slant of course. And it's not every day you get to include Metallica in a technical presentation! The Cloud and You - the 'as a service' disruption you can't ignore from John Head
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PSC Group turns 25 TODAY!
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 8:32p   John D Head
25 years ago today, Andrew Lauter and Bruce Bellak started PSC. And here we are. I am proud to have been around for the past 14.5 years - and looking forward to what is to come. Congratulations to all of my coworkers, current and past!
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PSC Group at MWLUG 2015
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 10:00a   John D Head
PSC is excited to be a Gold Sponsor at MWLUG 2015 in Atlanta August 19th throught 21st. MWLUG is the only user group in North America for 2015 - and the session list and speakers are out of this world. PSC is excited to be delivering 5 sessions. Come see us speak and say hi! Sessions: IBM Bluemix: Expand Your Horizons As a developer, you always need to add new tools to your developer tool belt. Bluemix gives you many options to take what you already know and build upon it, allowing you
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SocialbizUG.org 5 Questions with me - DevOps, PSC, Star Wars and more
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 10:00a   John D Head
I was interviewed by Stephen Gainer for the Member of the Month over at SocialBizUG.org. Have a listen!
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Sat, Jul 11th 2015 10:20a   John D Head
Another year wiser, another year of more fun. Here is to 41 :)
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The Application Modernization discussion is taking hold - TechTarget interview
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 11:00a   John D Head
Back in February, I was contacted online by a journalist after she found some of my writings on this blog and my slides on Slideshare around Application Modernization. Crystal Bedell and I had a great conversation and I proceeded to completely forget the discussion. :-) Low and behold she published her research on June 2nd, 2015 in a great TechTarget article discussing application modernization. Crystal did a wonderful job talking to a customer, an analyst, and a service provider in myself. I
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PSC named for the fourth time to Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 10:01a   John D Head
PSC is proud to announce that we have been named one of "Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for" for the fourth year in a row. Here is the press release: PSC Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest PSC Group, LLC is pleased to announce that they have, for the fourth year in a row, been named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ by the National Association for Business Resources. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2015 PSC Group, LLC i
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IBM Digital Experience 2015 - Application Modernization in the Digital Experience World
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 10:18a   John D Head
Toby Samples and myself just gave a great session at IBM Digital Experience 2015 called "Application Modernization in the Digital Experience World" Application Modernization is the hottest buzzword in the IT world today. For many, it means the migration and transformation of an old application to a modern platform and emerging technologies. With Digital Experience solutions, means much more. Application Modernization is about taking what consumers expect from cutting edge mobile experien
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Intuit Quickbase #Empower2015 FINISH STRONG - SUCCESSFULLLY ROLLING OUT YOUR KILLER APP
Thu, May 28th 2015 2:41p   John D Head
My coworker Ken Lamey and I delivered our session at Intuit Quickbase Empower 2015 this morning. You can find the slides below: Session abstract: You have built that killer application that perfectly meets the demands of your business users. Now what? Now is the time to finish strong and plan for a successful rollout. In this session, the PSC team will equip you with information and guidance to successfully roll out your application for maximum benefit. You'll walk away with the skills t
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John Speaks 2015: SP BIZ Conference - A real world view of Application Modernization in the SharePoint world
Fri, May 8th 2015 10:30a   John D Head
This June I will be one of the speakers for the free virtual conference SPBiz Conference, covering all things SharePoint on June 17th & 18th 2015. A solo session for me, but also speaking at the event is just named MVP Michael Blumenthal. A real world view of Application Modernization in the SharePoint world Application Modernization is a hot buzzword in the IT world today. For many, it means the migration of old application to new platforms and technology. At PSC, it means much more.
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Support STEM career readiness and maybe win a car!
Thu, May 7th 2015 10:30a   John D Head
STEM career readiness and connecting non-profit to vital resources. As a board member of Lumity, Chicago's premier not-for-profit in helping make STEM reality, our work takes lots of people and resources. In our effort to fund this work, we are holding a raffle. There is a chance to win a 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport (or $40,000) and help Lumity drive the future of STEM. Only 1,499 tickets will be available! If you purchase your ticket before May 22nd, you will also be entered into an Early B
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John Speaks 2015: IBM Digital Experience - Application Modernization in the Digital Experience World
Wed, May 6th 2015 10:30a   John D Head
Super excited to announce that I will speaking at IBM Digital Experience 2015 in Atlanta, GA on June 1st through 4th, 2015. I will be speaking with PSC's resident Java guru Toby Samples. Our session: APPLICATION MODERNIZATION IN THE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE WORLD Application Modernization is the hottest buzzword in the IT world today. For many, it means the migration and transformation of an old application to a modern platform and emerging technologies. With Digital Experience solutions, mean
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PSC launches IBM Verse Kickstart
Wed, May 6th 2015 9:27a   John D Head
I am excited to announce that PSC Group has launched our own IBM Verse Kickstart. The press release: PSC Group Introduces Kickstart Program for IBM Verse Wednesday, May 6, 2015 PSC Group, LLC - technology and business consulting firm - announced today their selection as implementation experts for IBM Verse. PSC is well known as one of IBM’s top consulting partners and currently employs 4 IBM Champions, more than any other organization. PSC’s Verse Kickstart program has been develo
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John Speaks 2015: Intuit Quickbase Empower - Finish strong – Successfully Rolling Out Your Killer App
Mon, May 4th 2015 4:30p   John D Head
I am super excited about PSC's participation at Intuit QuickBase Empower 2015 - the first conference around the QuickBase product, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago May 26th through 28th, 2015. PSC is one of the Gold Sponsors, with a booth in the product showcase. You can also find out more about our involved with Quickbase when I present with my coworker Ken Lamey on Thursday, May 28th at 9 AM. Our session details: Finish strong – Successfully Rolling Out Your Killer App You have built t
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Support STEM in Chicago and you could win a Lexus!
Fri, May 1st 2015 1:59p   John D Head
Readers of my blog know that I am a Lumity board member and strongly believe in our efforts to make Chicagoland a better place to work and live by providing access to STEM career readiness and connecting non-profit to vital resources. In our effort to fund this work, we are holding a raffle. There is a chance to win a 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport (or $40,000) and help Lumity drive the future of STEM. Only 1,499 tickets will be available! If you purchase your ticket before May 22nd, you will als
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Why IBM XPages developers should care about IBM Bluemix - from the business/sales point of view
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:20p   John D Head
There has been a bunch of chatter about IBM Bluemix and why it should be a consideration as a platform for any current Notes & Domino and XPages customers. Most of those are focused on the technology side - such as Mark's posts and Notesin9 - or about the upcoming support for Domino & XPages that IBM discussed at IBM ConnectED. All of that is very cool stuff. What excites me most is what it means in terms of building applications and getting customers excited. The sales process for
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IBM Whitepaper- Notes and Domino Applications: A road map for modernization using XPages
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 1:20p   John D Head
As a follow-up to the "Collaborative and business applications for the connected company" white paper I posted earlier this month, IBM has published a follow-up white paper that focuses specifically on application modernization with Notes and Domino applications to XPages. John Roling and I teamed up on this to cover application modernization methodology and a customer story that highlights the power of XPages. You can download it here.
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Where to find PSC Group at IBM ConnectED 2015
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 8:10a   John D Head
PSC at IBM ConnectED 2015 PSC will be presenting the following sessions at IBM ConnectED 2015 – we hope to see you at one of them! Speaker Title Abstract Date/Time Location Mark Roden BTE102: The Future of Web Development - Write Once, Run Everywhere with AngularJS and Domino AngularJS is currently the most popular JavaScript MVC framework. It's driving more adoption and interest in the MVC/ REST API application architecture model. The ease of use, portability and re-usability of t
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Win a week of consulting from a PSCGroup IBM Champion!
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 8:10a   John D Head
PSC is proud to have five people selected as IBM ICS Champions for 2015. This is the second year in a row that PSC has the most ICS Champions of any organization worldwide. In celebration of this achievement, PSC is offering the opportunity to win a free week of consulting, including travel costs, from one of our IBM Champions. More information and nomination form can be found at https://contest.psclistens.com Congratulations to the team - Kathy, Brad, Mark, and Andrew!
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I co-authored an IBM Whitepaper - Collaborative and business applications for the connected company
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 3:00p   John D Head
I co-authored an IBM Whitepaper titled "Collaborative and business applications for the connected company" and it is available for download today. Here is the description: This paper outlines the continued application development value of refreshed platforms like IBM Domino and IBM XPages technology, while also looking at how they take advantage of newer innovations, including: IBM Worklight Platform, IBM Connections and its open APIs, cloud innovations and more. It's a good overview
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Thu, Dec 18th 2014 7:50a   John D Head
14 years and counting at PSC Group, LLC - hard to imagine that a third of my life has been spent working for the same company. Looking forward to many more.
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DEV 201 - Beyond Responsive Design: Turning SharePoint into a mobile and modern web application platform
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 10:10a   John D Head
I was honored to speak with Chris Johnson of PSC Group, LLC on mobile strategy, modern web application development platforms, Microsoft Sharepoint and responsive design at SharePointFest Chicago 2014 this week.
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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lotus Notes - Ray Ozzie’s Tweets in Slide Format
Sun, Dec 7th 2014 2:23p   John D Head
It's been talked about before, but Ray Ozzie's tweets share a great a story about Lotus Notes and it's 25th anniversary. I know Mat did a blog post, but I thought a slide format would be best to read them. Feel free to share, use, download, etc. Happy Birthday Lotus Notes - again!
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2015 IBM Champions
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 8:10p   John D Head
IBM has announced the IBM Champions for the ICS brand for 2015. I am honored to be selected again, my fifth year, as a recognition for all the evangelism I do for the IBM products. More importantly, I am again so proud to be one of 5 at PSC Group, the only company with five IBM Champions in the world for the second year in a row. Congrats to Kathy, Mark, Brad, and Andrew.
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Hear me talk at the Chicago SharePoint User Group (CSPUG) panel as part of SPFest Chicago
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 9:20a   John D Head
SharePoint Fest Speaker Panel Discussion The Chicago SharePoint User Group (CSPUG) is excited to announce we have once again teamed with SharePoint Fest to host a moderated Panel Discussion at SharePoint Fest Chicago. The panel of speakers bring an abundance of insights and thoughts about the future of SharePoint, its capabilities, and resolutions to challenging issues. Hear about SharePoint Online, the state of the App Model, best practices, and adoption solutions. Bring your questi
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Happy 25th Birthday to Lotus Notes!
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 9:00a   John D Head
Hard to believe that Lotus Notes was officially released 25 years ago today. Now, we can trace the birth of Lotus Notes back to University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana (Go Illini), but as far as the official product - today is that day. Hard to believe the product is 25 years old and still around. Most of those 1.0 applications still work in the current 9.0.1 product - which is just another testament to what an amazing product Notes is. Thanks for the career Lotus Notes. Thanks for friends an
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Hey Lotus SmartSuite, thanks for the career!
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 8:03a   John D Head
So I was remiss on blogging about the death of Lotus SmartSuite, but I am basically here because of it. I need to give it some proper due. Back in 1993, I picked up my first copy of Lotus Ami Pro 3.0 and my technical career started. I then moved on to Lotus SmartSuite, Word Pro, and the other apps. I became the go to person for intergration of SmartSuite with other products. I got to speak at Lotusphere - and Lotus Europe in Berlin. It led me into working with Notes, integration, and so much
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Result’s of the PSC IBM Notes/Domino Community Survey
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 3:16p   John D Head
The results are in. You can access them at this page: http://www.psclistens.com/ibm-survey-results.aspx The results are interesting and can be interpreted in many ways. I will save some personal thoughts on it until people can consume the information. We will also be posting the infographic to Slideshare shortly - and I will update here when we do. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
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My OpenNTF.org retirement starts today
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 9:16a   John D Head
As of 10 am today, I am officially no longer part of the OpenNTF.org elected Board of Directors. It’s the first time since the rebirth of OpenNTF.org in 2009 and elected officers that I am no longer participating. I made the decision a year ago to retire and it was the right call. I will miss OpenNTF.org and working with it actively, but I knew it was time to do something new. I have been really active with STEM in Chicago and a non-profit called Lumity, and I have to pick where I spend my
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Speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2014
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 9:46a   John D Head
I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2014 on December 8 - 10, 2014 at McCormick Place Convention Center West. This is not a user group, but a paid conference. The session: DEV 201 - Beyond Responsive Design – Turning SharePoint into a mobile and modern web application platform John Head and Chris Johnson - PSC Group When you think about building modern and mobile applications with SharePoint, most people think about responsive design.
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ProgPower 2014 - An Experience of a lifetime
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 12:33p   John D Head
So those of you that follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram know this - but last week, I was lucky enough to attend ProgPower 2014 in Atlanta. I made the first ProgPower 15 years ago here in Chicago, but this year's line-up really was a no brainer for me. So we all have our own musical tastes. Mine have shifted in the past 15 years or so. I used to really love the power metal style - think Helloween, Stratovarius, etc. along with progressive - my readers know how much of a Dream Theat
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Taking a new role at Lumity - Outreach Director on the Executive Committee
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 10:03a   John D Head
I am really excited to announce that I have accepted a position on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of Lumity as the Outreach Director. As a current board member, this just extends my involvement. I have been lucky enough to help with the business development processes and performance the past two years, and in July took over as the chair of the Operations Committee. My new role is slightly wide open in terms of specifics, but it will let me get more involved in an organization
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Inviting you to particpate in the IBM Domino/Notes Community Survey
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 1:33p   John D Head
Have you ever wondered what other companies plan on doing with IBM Domino? Now is your chance to find out. PSC has committed to collecting feedback from Domino users worldwide, and sharing the results of this survey back to the community. Please take 30 seconds to answer the questions below and share this URL via social media. The more responses gathered, the more valuable this information is. Let’s work together to capture the big picture view of where companies see Domino in their futu
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11 Years
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 6:56p   John D Head
So my blog turns 11 today. [add comments about number of blog entries]




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