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SOCCNX 8 Invades Boston And I will be Speaking on Single Malt Vs. Blended
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 80
6 Months? Has it Been that Long?
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Going to IBM ConnectED...ME TOO!
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SpeedGeeking 2015 "How to Manage Exchange Admins (and their servers) with Domino"
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The ConnectED 2015 Edition is Closed For Renovations Until Further Notice
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The IBM Ver, Ver, Ver, Ver, Ver, Ver, Verse
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SOCCNX 8 Invades Boston And I will be Speaking on Single Malt Vs. Blended
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 1:49p   Keith Brooks
I expect a few vendors to order Magic 8-Balls (US people know what is, for everyone else see this page) For those who do not know, Social Connections (SOCCNX) has been running across Europe for the last few years and providing a different type of event. Not as much of a user group as an affinity group for people that want to be social and collaborative. The dates are April 16-17, 2015 in Boston. Register to attend if you have not already. Ideally it represents IBM Connections and some derivativ
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6 Months? Has it Been that Long?
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:48a   Keith Brooks
Not since I blogged, but since we left the US. August 12thwe picked up the family and the labrador and moved to Israel. And it has been the best thing we have done in years. Many of my friends at the IBM event formerly known as Lotusphere in Orlando remarked how much happier I seemed, that I must be enjoying myself. The truth, of course, is not as rosy as Facebook posts, but there is much truth to it nonetheless. Life is different. You get used to creature comforts in the US that just do not ex
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The IBM Ver, Ver, Ver, Ver, Ver, Ver, Verse
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:16a   Keith Brooks
Sorry Duran Duran for taking liberties. By now IBM has done their marketing show to bring you the “new” email client called Verse. Those from the outside and even within will say it is the new iNotes or Webmail. They would be correct in that description. It is. But it is also so much more. It turns out, for whatever cyclical reason, which is beyond the space time continuum, Microsoft, Amazon(?!), IBM, Google and numerous others are presenting new ways and formats of email. Oddly enough Faceb
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The ConnectED 2015 Edition is Closed For Renovations Until Further Notice
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 8:07a   Keith Brooks
This is the first Lotusphere (that is what a very yellow clad IBMer proclaimed) in years I did not do any blogging. Not a daily, no recaps, no massive posting. Just one posting, my SpeedGeeking session slide deck. Why the silence? I chose to follow IBMs lead. No fanfare, no big PR team push, no daily main tent sessions, no branding on stage. IBM hit the target, they wanted it to feel like a LUG and it did. Friends gathered, speakers presented, SpeedGeeking rocked, as usual, and somewhere in bet
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SpeedGeeking 2015 "How to Manage Exchange Admins (and their servers) with Domino"
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 1:45a   Keith Brooks
Speedgeeking was awesome, as usual. We hope you enjoyed it, learned something, and of course drank, ate and had fun. For those that ask, here are my slides up in SlideShare, these are the clean editions, if you were there, you will understand.
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Going to IBM ConnectED...ME TOO!
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 8:30a   Keith Brooks
So you, thought you, might like to, go to the show. The annual Lotus, IBM show known as Lotusphere IBM Connect now IBM ConnectED. Well, you got lucky today. I am going to give you some insights to this year’s edition. Whether you have a room at the top of the world of the Swan or Dolphin or just out on 192 or by the Downtown Disney area, you are getting ready for what will be a condensed, packed schedule of mostly hard core development and administration related topics across the IBM spectrum.
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4.3 Billion Emails in my Inbox
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:20p   Keith Brooks
A few days ago I had posted some Tweets about my inbox being filled with some unreal amount of emails. It was not: a DoS attack massive SPAM campaign incorrect marketing blasts gone bad large attendee confirmation for an upcoming conference Actually I have no idea in the end what it was, but it was showing mails as far back as 2009. I got this clip of the screenshot where you can see, what may well be a record for the largest inbox, just under 4.3 BILLION emails. After some discussions, bot
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Building Competiitve Pitches #EvangelistGuide
Mon, Dec 29th 2014 7:10a   Keith Brooks
In my previous post in the #EvangelistGuide series, I discussed writing competitive pitches, but covered quite a bit of ground as well. As promised, we now move on to the way one builds a competitive pitch. This may take many forms, and formats, with the idea being the same throughout, namely helping the customer say what they need and why they need it. If you start a conversation with an attack, you put people on the defensive, which is not always in your favor. However, there are times when
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A Few New 2015 IBM Champions I want To Thank
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 12:40p   Keith Brooks
Oh the stories we could tell... Many of us know each other, if not in person, then online and usually we found each other through blogs and sessions we gave at various events. Or at a User Group event or Lotusphere, IBM Connect, now IBM ConnectED. But sometimes we never meet which is a shame and some people, myself included, never know just how much we helped or are helped by others until they come up and tell us. I was named a 2015 IBM Champion for ICS for the 3rd year in a row. I don't know
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Writing Competitive Pitches #EvangelistGuide
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 7:40a   Keith Brooks
Once upon a time people would have discussions with one another and argue the finer points of The Beatles Vs. The Rolling Stones, beer vs. wine, blended vs. singe malt scotch or is Eric Clapton really God? Should we be in Vietnam or Korea or do we colonize Mars. iPhone vs. Android, Jobs vs. Ford, 72' Dolphins vs. anyone. But the fun and good times eventually gives way to serious business discussions at work when you are in sales and now you not only need to have a good argument, you also need t




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