Telstra had an Internet outage in Australia this afternoon. It might come as some surprise to know that this wasn't a two-bit ISP that went down. Almost 60% of Australia's internet users (both business and personal) were hit by the data outage that affected ADSL, Cable and NextG/3G services beginning at approximately 1:40pm AEST.
At 4:00pm AEST Telstra were reporting restored services across the country, however we still have customers suffering from a lack of Internet connectivity.
The up-side of all this? The customers we support on the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio running on-premises and hybrid implementations were able to continue working - albeit without new communications being sent and received - unlike those on Office365 and Google, who were completely cut off from their data during the outage.
A key component of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino is the amazing replication technology, which enables users to take entire systems off-line and then synchronise only changes AT THE FIELD LEVEL (meaning it's extremely efficient!) when connectivity is restored.
The Hybrid model available through IBM technologies like IBM Lotus Notes and Domino really demonstrated their value today. Thank heaven for Lotus Notes.
Bruce Elgort. Legend. Thanks
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 12:10a Mat Newman Without doubt, one of the strongest forces within the Community over the years has been Bruce Elgort. Knowledgeable Contributor. Gifted Developer. OpenNTF Driving Force. Fierce Friend. For over a decade, beginning with the NotesOSS (Notes Open Source or "Notes Sauce") initiative, Bruce has been instrumental in building the organisation that what we know today as the largest single collection of source code - OPEN SOURCE code - available for everything IBM Collaboration Solutions - O [read] Keywords: collaboration
Yes, another year.
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 6:28a Mat Newman Last year I wrote how thankful and fortunate I was that my IT consulting career began with Notes and Domino in July, 1995. 18 years ago today, and coincidentally, the month that IBM made it's offer to acquire Lotus Development Corporation. My 18th year as a Consultant, Educator, Administrator and Developer has been just as full, rewarding, and possibly busier than ever before. I've been fortunate to have sessions accepted as a speaker at UKLug in England, Kundenforum in Switzerland, D [read] Keywords: collaboration
Getting Started with IBM Notes 9 - Part 6: Bookmarks
Wed, Jun 19th 2013 12:50a Mat Newman As with IBM Lotus Notes 8, the Bookmark bar in IBM Notes 9 is 'hidden' by default, with the functionality available as the 'Open List' from the OPEN button on the new Notes 9 Masthead. Figure 1: The OPEN button on the Masthead Clicking the OPEN button will reveal the short-cuts available from the 'Open List'. Figure 2: The Open List revealed A quick reminder what 'Bookmarks' can do for the user in IBM Notes: Access anything easily Launch Tabs automatically on sta [read] Keywords: ibm