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When the Internet disappears ... thank heaven for Lotus Notes
Mat Newman    

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.



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Feb 22, 2012
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A hidden GEM - Creating links from IBM Connections that will open in the MOBILE APP rather than a browser!
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 8:26a   Mat Newman
Remember the absolutely awesome Google Chrome Extension for IBM Connections that I wrote about a little while ago? No? Ok - go refresh yourself on it HERE (Link: http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-search-plugin-for-chrome-browser ) You're back. Now for the good stuff. Did you know that this extension has a hidden feature that will create a link for you from an IBM Connections site THAT WILL OPEN IN THE CONNECTIONS MOBILE APP and not a browser? Yep! A [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes traveler application email google linkedin mobile profile wiki
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A quiet farewell Lotus 1-2-3, Organizer and Smartsuite
Sun, Oct 5th 2014 11:45p   Mat Newman
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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.2 now available on the Play Store - more new features and a fix
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 7:02a   Mat Newman
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Introducing IBM Connections Cloud, the new name for IBM Smartcloud
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 9:54p   Mat Newman
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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 - Fix available now for Contacts lookup
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 7:11p   Mat Newman
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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.1 don’t be fooled, this ain’t just a simple point release
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 9:50p   Mat Newman
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IBM Connections search plugin for Chrome Browser
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 2:22a   Mat Newman
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Ok Timmy ...
Mon, May 12th 2014 9:21p   Mat Newman
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