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New Webinar Series for Application Modernization
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 5
Red Pill Now and SWING Software Enter Into a Strategic Partnership
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 5
Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 2025
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 7
Red Pill Now is Sponsoring Engage 2018
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 4
Domino 2025 Announced
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 10
Our Take On Social Connections 12
Mon, Oct 23rd 2017 4
Red Pill Now Partners With Team Technology
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 7
Top 10
Engage: A New Direction?
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 16
SmartChat
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 16
Reading The IBM Tea Leaves
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12
Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 2
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 11
Lotus Notes Mark Share
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 10
MWLUG Recap
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 10
Domino 2025 Announced
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 10
Red Pill Now @ MWLUG 2017
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 9
Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 3
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 8
Beyond XPages
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New Webinar Series for Application Modernization
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 6:12p   Peter Presnell
How many IBM Champions does it take to change a lightbulb? Red Pill Now is please to announce that it is launching a new series of Webinars that will focus on the topic of Application Modernization. This forms part of Red Pill Now’s response to the recent announcement by IBM of the Domino2025 initiative. What better way to celebrate the return of the familiar yellow to the product marketing! Our goal will be to bring together thought leaders from the community to present and discuss topic
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Red Pill Now and SWING Software Enter Into a Strategic Partnership
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 7:33p   Peter
SWING Software and Red Pill Now have entered into a partnership agreement aimed at providing IBM Notes customers with top-of-class solutions and services for archiving Notes application data. The Notes application archiving services will be one of several services offered by Red Pill Now as part of their new Take 5 initiative. According to Peter Presnell, CEO at Red Pill Now, “Take 5 provides a one-stop test drive offered to leading industry solutions for modernizing your Notes applicatio
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Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 2025
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 7:24p   Peter
I had an interesting call a few days ago from my long-time friend who sold me my first Lotus in 1989. Apparently Lotus had just announced a few changes. I was informed that Lotus have decided to form a strategic partnership with a Korean auto company (KCL) to manufacture their cars. When I asked why, my friend explained how Lotus had become so unionized they had struggled to remain competitive. Lotus would remain responsible for the design and sales of its vehicles, but manufacturing would be pl
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Red Pill Now is Sponsoring Engage 2018
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 5:43p   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now is pleased to announce that is will be a Platinum Sponsor for Engage 2018 being held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands May 22-23 next year. Engage is highly regarded as a User Group conference for IBM Collaboration Solutions. With the merging of Connect into Think next year, I believe Engage now represents the largest event on the calendar for ICS specific content. This will be the 10th Annual event for BLUG/Engage and the fourth in which Red Pill Now has been involved. The event promis
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Domino 2025 Announced
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 6:28p   Peter Presnell
One of the rumors making the rounds at Social Connections 12 was that IBM were getting ready to sell Notes. Today the story behind the rumor became clearer, with Ed Brill announcing that as part of its plans for extending the Notes/Domino platform beyond 2025 they are outsourcing the development for Notes/Domino to an Indian company HCL Technologies to jointly invest in the Notes, Domino, Verse, and SameTime. Ed has put together a video to cover the announcement As part of the development of
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Our Take On Social Connections 12
Mon, Oct 23rd 2017 1:04a   Peter Presnell
Social Connections 12 was held in Vienna Austria between October 16 & 17. Turk Ergun and myself decided (almost at the last minute) to make the trip to Vienna and represent Red Pill Now. The following are some of things that caught our attention during the course of the two days:- Ready To Fight Being our second Social Connections event this year we already knew to expect a more positive tone than is often found at events that focus more on Notes/Domino. Here we have a mix of customers and b
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Red Pill Now Partners With Team Technology
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 11:06a   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now is pleased to announce it is partnering with Team Technology, adding TeamWorkr to Red Pill Now’s growing portfolio of best in class solutions, consulting, and development services focused on enhancing your investment in Notes data. Of all the modernization solutions for Notes data available TeamWorkr is without doubt one of the simplest and easiest to comprehend, install and work with. TeamWorkr was built for Notes applications by Notes developers using Notes. For many Notes profe
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Red Pill Now Partners With Darwino
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 4:37p   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now is pleased to announce it is partnering with Darwino, adding Darwino to Red Pill Now’s growing portfolio of best in class solutions, consulting, and development services focused on enhancing your investment in Notes data. What excites me the most about Darwino is its unique approach of replicating data between Notes databases and SQL data stores, providing the best of both worlds. Replication has long been a key differentiator for Notes and it is interesting to see the opportu
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Red Pill Now Expands Web Design Services
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 10:11p   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now has completed the acquisition of a boutique, enterprise class, cloud-based website hosting business from partner and creative director, Bob Kadrie and will immediately assume responsibility for its operations. This a small but important step forward for Red Pill Now to expand its existing WordPress-based Web design service with an extensive set of custom libraries that will allow the instant spin-up of instances of WordPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, and other services regularly req
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Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 3
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 8:04a   Peter Presnell
Notes Is Dead (Or So They Say) Let’s start by dealing with the 800 lb (363 kg) gorilla in the room. Is “Lotus Notes” dead? Well technically yes, because the official name has now been changed to IBM Notes. Many people, including most of us at Red Pill Now, have been heard to claim this is true even if it perhaps it is not an entirely true statement. But its not entirely fake news being spread by the dishonest mainstream media. Red Pill Now estimates that Notes as an applicatio
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Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 2
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 12:37a   Peter Presnell
For those of you who have read Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 1, I have a small confession to make. I do not really own a yellow 1989 Lotus! I wish I did, as it would have been really cool to turn up to Lotusphere each year in one of those. What I do own is a 2011 Lexus RX 350. Its a really great car, but being six years old now it does have a similar story to tell as a 1989 Lotus.I have tried to keep up with maintenance but even the latest GPS upgrade doesn’t have the street on whi
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Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 1
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 4:17a   Peter Presnell
Back around 1989 I became a Lotus enthusiast. Yellow even became my favorite color. While I never got to the point where I would dress up in a yellow suit, I would describe myself as somebody who would bleed yellow. With my Lotus I could do almost anything. I could proudly proclaim Lotus Knows how to get me safely to and from work. Lotus Knows how to get me to class on time. Lotus Knows how to get me home safely from the pub of an evening. Lotus Knows how to find a parking space within walking d
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Red Pill Now @ MWLUG 2017
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 6:11a   Peter Presnell
As a CEO of an IBM Business Partner there is always a positive feeling that comes when being able to support a User Group event such as MWLUG. Its a chance to give back to a community that has helped us all in our earlier careers. It’s a chance to not only finance these events so that the cost to attend is modest, but also a chance to be part of an ongoing conversation about our community and to share some of expertise with others following in our footsteps. This year we had our largest co
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What We Learned at MWLUG 2017
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 8:02p   Peter Presnell
Richard Moy and team put together another great User Group event in Alexandria, VA last week. Its an event that falls half-way between the annual event once known as LotusSphere. This year’s event set a new attendance record, including a large contingent of IBMers allowing all to get the latest information and news for all things Collaboration (ICS). The following are the key take aways that I noticed as a former Notes developer still passionate about finding future paths for Notes data.
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“M” is for Modernization Rehearsal for MWLUG 2017 Sponsor Session
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 11:27p   Red Pill Now
A cold reading of “M” is for Modernization – our sponsor session for MWLUG 2017 presented live in Alexandria, VA on August 9, 2017. Download Podcast
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MWLUG – The Perfect event at the Perfect time
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 8:07p   Peter Presnell
For CIOs who oversee an active portfolio of Notes/Domino applications it is now clear they have a need to develop a strategy to transform their investment. IBM is moving on from the platform that has served many of us well for 28 years. The path forward has been less than clear. There has long been a hope that a magic button would appear capable of taking an aging collection of Notes applications and make them relevant in 2017. A quick simple solution does not exist and CIOs must chose between t
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Polymer and Material Design – A Roundtable Discussion from Engage 2017
Mon, May 15th 2017 8:37p   Red Pill Now
Red Pill Now’s Peter Presnell, Bob Kadrie and Devin Olson discuss Connect 2017 in our first ever, “conference wrap-up by podcast.” From the OGS, to the final celebration, here’s (almost) everything you need to know about the conference, and why Peter and Devin think the future looks bright for the Notes community.   Download Podcast
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What We Learned at Engage
Fri, May 12th 2017 6:54p   Peter Presnell
Being one of the major events in the ICS community, Engage provides a chance for IBM, Customers and Business Partners  to get updates on the platform and exchange thoughts and views about what the future holds. This year’s event was no exception. Business Partners During the OGS we heard IBM outline how important business partners were to its success. And then a few minutes later under the pressure of time they decide the best way to catch up was to cut the Business Partner presentations
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Let’s Talk About Better Designed Apps at Engage 2017
Mon, May 8th 2017 10:57a   Bob Kadrie
I can’t think of a more appropriate place than Antwerp, Belgium to discuss design thinking, user experience, and UI design. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit Antwerp, the city is safe, the architecture designed to be beautiful and functional, built on a historically reliable foundation, and connected by an infrastructure that works — further adding to the beauty that is this city. This is a nearly perfect analogy for how we at Red Pill Now, and what we are wo
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Taking The Red Pill @Engage2017
Mon, May 8th 2017 5:12a   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now is pleased it will again be represented at Engage. This year’s event is being held in Antwerp, Belgium May 8-9. This will be the third year. Without doubt this is one of the best User Groups for IBM Collaboration Software.. Organizer Theo Hesslmans does an amazing job, and usually finds some way to make each event even better than the one before. So we look forward to see what Theo and his amazing team have planned for this year. Last year we had four people from Red Pill Now
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IoT The Next Big Thing For Application Development?
Wed, May 3rd 2017 6:35a   Peter Presnell
I consider myself fortunate that my career has coincided with the rise of the computer as a business tool. Over that time I have seen a series of break-out technologies that have significantly changed the way computers have not only solved business needs but also transformed that way businesses can work. Each new technology has driven innovation and business opportunities. Technology companies such as Apple, CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, and FaceBook have all shot to prominence catering to these new
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Our Views On Connect 2017
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 7:21p   Peter Presnell
Last week Devin Olson and myself had the chance to attend IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. It was a new venue in a new location combining some of the traditions of the past along with a few things new and different. I had the chance to hear IBM’s message, discuss the events with a number of the people who attended as well as share ideas internally with the team at Red Pill Now. The following is a summary of my thoughts from this year’s event. Application Modernization After having
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Wrapping up IBM Connect 2017 with Bob, Peter and Devin
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 3:59p   Bob Kadrie
http://redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Red-Pill-Now-Connect-17-Wrapup.mp3 Red Pill Now’s Peter Presnell, Bob Kadrie and Devin Olson discuss Connect 2017 in our first ever, “conference wrap-up by podcast.” From the OGS, to the final celebration, here’s (almost) everything you need to know about the conference, and why Peter and Devin think the future looks bright for the Notes community.
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Connecting With Graphs At IBM Connections
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 4:24p   Peter Presnell
Over the past 12 months Red Pill Now has continue to explore new and exciting ways in which we can exploit the potential of Graph Databases. The unique characteristics of Graph databases combined with REST APIs and the awesomeness that comes from Web Components and Material Design (via Polymer) is allowing us to transform Notes data in ways that was never possible until now. This includes modeling the structure of an entire portfolio of Notes databases, providing graph-based search for those dat




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