As I mentioned in a previous post, with your Notes and Domino licenses, you are entitled to receive IBM Connections Files and Profiles for all of your current users at no additional charge. I started talking to our customers about this entitlement last month and I kept getting the same feedback. Customers are excited about the new entitlement, but they are not sure how to deploy and support the Connections environment.
For those of you that are not familiar with IBM Connections, it is a Java based solution built on Websphere Application Server. This requires different skills than supporting your traditional Lotus Domino environment. It also requires additional hardware that our customers may or may not have.
Based on the feedback I received, I reached out to Phase 2 (http://www.phase2.com/hosted-lotus-connections-overview.aspx) to see if they would be interested in hosting the Profiles and Files entitlements. They already offer IBM Connections as a hosted solution, or as a SaaS model. it would only require limiting the services to the two entitlements.
After several discussions, Phase 2 came back with a price to host the two entitlements. The monthly charge will be $5.99 per/user, per/month. After discussions with a few IBMers, this is within the license framework that allows companies to have another provider host the license. This can also be done for international clients as well.
For more information, please give me a shout. I would love to discuss this with you.
Project Management Tool Added to LotusLive
Thu, Dec 15th 2011 10:10a Tom Simmons There has been a lot of news recently in the Lotus brand. There have been updates to the LotusLive offering with the addition of ProjExec, over the wire mailbox transfers, and updated Files functionality.
For this Blog, we are going to focus on the ProjExec news. This is exciting because we have used ProjExec in the past to work with our clients.
For those of you not familiar with ProjExec, it is a social Project Management tool built by the Trilog Group, a long time Lotus partner.
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Lotusphere is Coming
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 12:10p Tom Simmons For some reason, I have not heard too much about Lotusphere 2012. It is into October, and I usually start seeing more information going out. For 2012, Lotusphere is planned for January 15-20. This is IBM’s premier Collaboration, Social Business, and Portal event of the year.
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