Back in the old QuickPlace days, SNAPPS
had a great little product called AnyPlace Sitemap. It was an innovation
in navigation, and we sold quite a few in a couple years. Then came Quickr
in 2007, and without time to re-build and market, I decided to mothball
the product and put it in the "free" category. It had a bit of
heft and clunkiness, as it was implemented the only way possible at the
time, as a form plus a document with options. But it was popular, as it
could shorten end users' time navigating a place by minutes per day. Start
doing math, and in one year a company with 20,000 users was saving hundreds
of hours each month.
Now I'm pleased to announce that SnappMapTM
Sitemap for IBM Lotus Quickr has been completely re-factored and renamed,
and is now available as a widget component without the baggage of forms,
documents, or old Dojo code. What does this mean? One server-wide installation,
no maintenance of places, no tie to a template, and your users will have
a fast and easy way to securely navigate their places.
With an Explorer-like interface, SnappMapTM
expands and collapses Rooms, Folders (even the new secured folders), Libraries,
Forums and Calendars. It's quite easy to drill down several rooms in a
matter of seconds. Click on any resource, and the parent window goes straight
there. No more "crawling" the site!
SnappMapTM is available immediately
(product page publishing soon) for a low cost per user...be sure to check
back for more of the SNAPPS Treasure Chest over the coming days!
You don’t know what you don’t know. You know?
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 3:00p Rob Novak One of the most often asked questions about Lotus Quickr in its golden years has been “what do I have?” — meaning, on the server and in the places. This is the case with any self-service platform and has been especially pertinent with Quickr, as IBM has unintentionally made some of its migration requirements quite difficult to get your head around. A basic for-instance: the requirement that all workflows be complete before starting to migrate a place. Super, makes sense. Except [read] Keywords: ibm
That just happened. And by the way, this is what “dead” means in software.
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 1:40p Rob Novak Well IBM’s Lotus Quickr 8.2 is going out of service a bit earlier than I anticipated.
In fact, I was on a web conference with a client just today(!) and they showed me their custom 8.2 site and discussed their desire to export it and get the contents into SharePoint (yeah, I do that, sue me).
Here’s the full announcement: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS913-176
And the relevant details [read] Keywords: ibm
Just wait. A Second!
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 10:50a Rob Novak Second session that is. In all the excitement of getting early notice of my first session “Running a Successful Pilot Program with Social Business Software” I somehow had it in my head that it was going to be my only session accepted this year. So I was a little surprised and happy to learn that another of my submissions has indeed been accepted.
This one will be a lot of work, but hopefully worth it for the attendees.
So look for it you Quickr fans and don’t miss it. I’l [read] Keywords: collaboration
A subtle change over there to the right
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 8:50a Rob Novak It was 7:26 AM today when the email came. I am pleased and honored to be included once again in the group called IBM Champions! Here’s what it takes to be an IBM Champion, and what the benefits are…
One benefit is that you can use the logo, so I got to tag “2014″ onto my caption over there on the right.
Per the announcement site:
These individuals are non-IBMers who evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge and help grow the community of professionals who are focuse [read] Keywords: collaboration
FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 2:10p Rob Novak Now that the U.S. government’s back up and running, I wanted to point out a great resource for small and medium businesses – heck even large businesses that are implementing security plans. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published a simple-to-use tool for generating your own planning guide.
A couple weeks ago I was speaking at a plastics industry conference in Miami, and the executives in the audience were quite impressed with such a public resource. Well, the first [read] Keywords: policies