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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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Happy 25th Birthday IBM Notes
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:57p   Mat Newman
Yep, it's today. IBM Notes (nee: Lotus Notes) turns 25. What an amazing milestone! Happy Birthday Lotus Notes! [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes
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Really excited to have 2 sessions accepted for IBMConnectEd
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 6:38p   Mat Newman
Received notification overnight that I've had 2 sessions accepted for IBM ConnectEd conference in Orlando, Florida from the 25th - 28th of January, 2015. The first is #UserBlast; A session that I've really enjoyed putting together over the last few years to showcase the power and capabilities of the IBM Collaboration Platform, of course featuring the IBM Notes client. This year I'm going back to the format from a couple of years ago and doing 40 tips in 40 minutes, and the big highlight i [read] Keywords: admin collaboration ibm lotus notes notes client application desktop linkedin profile
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Mail reimagined for a NewWayToWork
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 12:55a   Mat Newman
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Where does Mail.Next come from
Sun, Nov 16th 2014 3:17p   Mat Newman
In the past few weeks I've been asked a lot of questions as we approach the signature event launch of IBM Mail Next this week on November 18th. If you haven't registered yet for the event on the 18th, do yourself a favour, the link is HERE (http://www.ibm.com/social-business/us/en/newway/event.html) The key to understanding IBM Mail Next is very simple; Mail.Next is NOT a new mail client, Mail.Next is a new way of working! So where does IBM Mail Next come from? I've put togeth [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm inotes lotus notes notes client sametime applications development enterprise integration interface server
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A hidden GEM - Creating links from IBM Connections that will open in the MOBILE APP rather than a browser!
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IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.2 now available on the Play Store - more new features and a fix
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IBM Connect evolves to meet the needs of our technical clients and partners
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 12:12a   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
A couple of people mentioned yesterday that the build IBM released on the Play Store yesterday had some missing functionality with regard the new Contacts lookup and the amount of information being returned. The awesome dev team got onto this straight away. You will find an updated version 9.0.1.1 (build 201407101343) now available on the Play Store which returns the lookup functionality to Traveler Contacts that returns all contact details from your corporate directory. https://play.goog [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler google




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