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In sincere appreciation to the software seller.
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UC in the Cloud: IBM Webcast with Business Partner Meetrix Aug 30 12pm
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TeamPolycom 2011: IBM wins Open Collaboration Network Partner of the Year (NA) Award for Sametime Integration
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UC in the Cloud: IBM Webcast with Business Partner Meetrix Aug 30 12pm
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Fri, Sep 2nd 2011 83
Speaking at ITExpo West 2011, Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 80
In sincere appreciation to the software seller.
Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 80
IBM Accelerates Social Business Adoption with New Mobile Software
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 80
Demo video: IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 77
Business Partner Feature - Polycom: Video is key in location liberation
Tue, Aug 9th 2011 69
Webcast: "Putting social to action with Sametime" live demo Aug 24
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Business Partner Feature: Actiance and IBM collaborate on social business compliance
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Demo videos: IBM Collaboration integration with MSFT applications
Fri, Sep 2nd 2011 5:10p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ibmsocialbiz Brian Pearson, IBM Executive Collaboration Solutions Advocate, has been building out a "Social Business Everywhere" video series. As part of that, he just released a 3-part demo video series showcasing IBM Collaboration Solutions integrations of IBM Sametime, IBM Connections, IBM Lotus Quickr and more to Microsoft productivity applications, including Office, Outlook and SharePoint. As Brian states in the opening of Part 1: "...we believe collaboration isn't encaps [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus quickr sametime applications integration linkedin microsoft office outlook profile sharepoint
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Demo video: IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 6:12p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms So you want an easy entry point to bring VoIP into your enterprise? As you heard from our May 18 announcement, we added the IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client license to our Sametime product family. This easy-to-deploy VoIP solution quickly adds many softphone capabilities directly to your users' desktops right from their Sametime Connect client. We just posted a demonstration of how this works to YouTube. Take a look, and let us know what you think! [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime enterprise
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IBM Accelerates Social Business Adoption with New Mobile Software
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 2:13p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ibmsocialbiz Today IBM announced enhanced capabilities for mobile collaboration. Customers can easily download the software from all major app stores including Android, Apple, and BlackBerry, and gain immediate access to blogs, employee data, status updates, wikis, as well as share files, videos and photos. This includes IBM Sametime enterprise instant messaging and IBM Sametime Unified Telephony dialers for Android, and IBM Sametime meetings on the BlackBerry. IBM is also helping [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm sametime sametimeibm apple blackberry enterprise instant messaging mobile
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In sincere appreciation to the software seller.
Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 10:11a   Marlon Machado
#ucoms I spend a great deal of my time working with our sellers. They come to me with all sorts of requests ranging from answers and statements they can provide their customers to advise in building use cases to address specific customer requirements. Sometimes the questions are fairy straightforward. Sometimes they're pretty arcane and hard to answer but, after a few iterations, we always end up finding an answer. Sometimes the answer is not what they would like to hear. When that happ [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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UC in the Cloud: IBM Webcast with Business Partner Meetrix Aug 30 12pm
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 3:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Interested in implementing unified communications, but concerned about cost and deployment resources? A cloud-based unified communications strategy could dramatically lower your infrastructure and other fixed asset costs, while offering a flexible deployment model. Leverage the power of the cloud to collaborate! On August 30 at 12noon Eastern US time, please join speakers from IBM, and IBM Business Partner Meetrix, to learn about UC as a Service (UCaaS), powered by IBM Sametime. Regis [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime unified communications
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Speaking at ITExpo West 2011, Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 4:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms#ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ITEXPO FYI, folks. In case you're attending or in case you happen to be in the area, the ITEXPO West 2011 conference is coming to Austin. The conference will take place at the Austin Convention Center from September 13 to 15 and it promises to being together lots of industry heavyweights as well as interesting newcomers. This year ITEXPO will feature keynotes from IBM (Mike McCarthy, VP of Cloud Computing Services as well as from Polycom and Siemens. Mike Ross fr [read] Keywords: connections ibm blogging unified communications
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Webcast: "Putting social to action with Sametime" live demo Aug 24
Wed, Aug 17th 2011 8:11a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime unified communications




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IBM Sametime Design blog survey: Top tasks
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 3:12p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ibmsoftware Sheri Branco over at the Sametime Design Blog on IBM developerWorks is asking our users to participate in an online survey. We would like to better understand the relative importance of the tasks you use Sametime for every day. We would love to hear your feedback. Click above to participate. [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime
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Vote for IBM sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 3:12p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms IBM has submitted quite a few sessions for the upcoming SXSW Interactive Festival 2012. Many IBMers tend to go to this event, and this year we have 5 submissions from Team IBM. And for the first time this year, our own Caleb Barlow has also submission a topic for presentation: Enterprise-grade Social Communications http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/10749 . This year's SXSWi continues to include input from the public on which sessions should be included. Audience votes count for [read] Keywords: connections ibm synch.rono.us enterprise
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Interactive Intelligence's CIC and Sametime
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 2:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms #ibmsocialbiz As many of you know, we've been working with Interactive Intelligence in integrating their CIC contact center suite with Sametime. The integration allows contact center agents to tap into expertise beyond their immediate reach. The expertise location pattern is critical to improving customer satisfaction, up-selling and cross-selling, and to keeping customer-facing business processes moving. That's exactly what the CIC-Sametime integration does. Our friends at InIn produ [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime integration
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Musings on the path to Social Business: Step 1
Mon, Aug 15th 2011 6:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms#ibmsocialbiz This is my second posting on the role UC plays on the path to Social Business. In my previous post I discussed the roadmap to becoming a Social Business. The roadmap, as you may recall, has four steps: emphasize people-to-people interactions, retrofit existing people networks, help people extend their organizational reach and enable newly created people networks to function. Well, today I want to talk about the first step. The first step towards becoming a Social Business [read] Keywords: connections ibm email enterprise exchange exchange facebook instant messaging network twitter
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IBM Sametime 8.5 Reviewers Guide refreshed for 8.5.2
Mon, Aug 15th 2011 5:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ibmsoftware Back in 2010 we released a detailed IBM Sametime Reviewers' Guide for version 8.5. We just refreshed and updated the Guide for the latest release, Sametime 8.5.2. This document will help you evaluate how IBM Sametime software can help you collaborate in real-time with your professional networks. Use it to review Sametime 8.5.2's broad range of functions, and gain a better understanding of IBM Sametime 8.5/2's capabilities. And as it's an e-book, you can easily navigat [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus sametime sametime8 wiki
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75% off collaborating beyond the firewall - updated links
Fri, Aug 12th 2011 9:13a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms I just updated our earlier post detailing our promotion, discounting selected licenses for external collaboration with Sametime by 75%. I've added in the links to the specific country announcement letters, so you can get a better view of the Terms and Conditions applicable to your specific region. Let us know if you have any questions! [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm sametime sametimeibm
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Sametime in the news: social leads to UC
Fri, Aug 12th 2011 9:13a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #socbiz This week, several IT industry blogs reported on the increased focus around unified communications as organizations embrace social computing in the workplace. In the first, IT Business Edge discusses in "Social Networking and Unified Communications: Catalysts for Change", the impact of unified communications on social business and cloud computing: What Barlow is driving at is that it won’t be too long before all of these technologies combine to fundamentally change the wa [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes sametime enterprise networking social software unified communications
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Business Partner Feature: Actiance and IBM collaborate on social business compliance
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 2:12p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #socbiz Before announcing back at Lotusphere 2011 a new compliance solution for IBM Connections, Actiance had been an active IBM Sametime business partner for some time, specifically with their Actiance Vantage for Sametime solution. The addition of IBM Connections to the Actiance Vantage family continues to generate news, with The VAR Guy publishing an August 9 story on Actiance's plans to build a U.S. channel for its compliance software: "The VAR Guy: Social Media Compliance Vendor [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere sametime archive integration social software unified communications
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IBM Whitepaper: SIP Impact and Implications
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 9:12a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms As you probably guessed from my post earlier this week for Polycom's new whitepaper, I'm catching up on some older e-mails. And I came across another new whitepaper, this time from IBM Global Technology Services: "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Impact & Implications". Whether an organization is starting a new Unified Communications (UC) project or they have already deployed some UC capability, a Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) based infrastructure can significantly dr [read] Keywords: connections ibm applications unified communications
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Business Partner Feature - Polycom: Video is key in location liberation
Tue, Aug 9th 2011 5:19p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms I've been somewhat remiss in publicizing a new whitepaper written by IBM Lotus Award-winner Polycom, in collaboration with IBM and UCStrategies. "Video is key in location liberation for small and medium businesses" is a new whitepaper designed to help SMBs understand the value of video to expand their collaborative environments and improve their business productivity. Polycom has several other useful information on their Partners website for IBM, including a solution overview and bri [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus
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CSC and Celina Insurance: Improving business results with Sametime and IBM Collaboration
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 5:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #socbiz A recently released video where John Glowacki of CSC, and Rob Schoenfelt of Celina Insurance discuss how IBM Sametime and IBM help them drive real business benefits from becoming more social businesses. Also included is Steve Ressler talking about how IBM helped GovLoop as well. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm sametime
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Musings on the path to Social Business: the roadmap
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 2:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms I've seen lots of references about what it means to be a Social Business and why we should care. What has been absent--at least from what I've seen--is a simple list of steps on how to get there. So--funny thing--while preparing my session for IamLUG 2011, I decided to build a roadmap. I took what I learned last year working with the Collaboration Agenda team, I took the principles behind the Social Business message and I came up with four easy steps to becoming a Social Business: [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm applications email enterprise
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We're having a sale! 75% off for collaborating beyond the firewall with IBM Sametime extranet
Tue, Aug 2nd 2011 5:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms As you are hopefully aware, we made many enhancements in Sametime 8.5.2 that help you collaborate more effectively and easily with colleagues outside your firewall. Sametime 8.5.2 browser-based meetings with audio and video can help you build deeper relationships with customers and business partners, eliminate expensive monthly fees from hosted meeting services, and reduce the need for audio conferencing, voicemail, and even travel. If those weren't reason enough to buy now, here's on [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm sametime
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IBM Business Partner Feature: Plantronics headsets for Sametime wins design award
Fri, Jul 29th 2011 4:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Ever since I happened upon an exhibit of Japanese post-war consumer design at Design Museum London back in 1992 (the miniature cars! the sleek juicers! the radios encased in melamine!), I've been somewhat enamoured with design. When you are (or like me, used to be) and Engineer, it's too easy to put function over form. Great design doesn't put form over function, but instead marries the two seamlessly in order to solve real human problems in a way that feels natural. In that vein, a [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime desktop twitter unified communications wireless
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IBM Business Partner Feature: Lionbridge Tech announces real-time translation for Sametime
Fri, Jul 29th 2011 10:12a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms I've discovered that keeping our Business Partner features to just Tuesdays wan't enough. So instead, we'll feature our Business Partners more throughout our weekly editorial calendar. Today's IBM Business Feature is about Lionbridge. On Wednesday, they announced the GeoFluent IM for IBM Sametime solution. This solution will help IBM Sametime clients collaborate more effectively with non-English speaking colleagues, partners and customers: “Today's dynamic workforce is increasin [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime applications unified communications
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At IamLUG 2011, August 1 - 3, Saint Louis, Missouri
Wed, Jul 27th 2011 10:11a   Marlon Machado
#ucoms I'd like to invite those of you who will be at IamLUG 2011 in Saint Louis next week to stop by Room A on Tuesday at 3:30 PM. This year I'm going talk about how to help our customers make the transition from good-ol' fashioned collaboration into Social Business. My session is titled Leveraging the IBM Exceptional Work Experience Suite on the Path to Social Business. I'll talk about how we can help customers replace linear collaboration workflows, which is what we've been telling t [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise unified communications
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Business Partner Tuesdays: business partner resources on the Sametime W
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 3:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms The Sametime Wiki has a new section dedicated to business partners. The section is called, quite appropriately, Business Partner Resources and it will feature content to address issues related to education, deployment, application development, and best-practice advice in general. Todd Page has written the first article. The title is "Business Partner Enablement Roadmap for IBM Sametime" and it outlines what business partners need to do to acquire the necessary skills to become Sametime [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus sametime application development wiki
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Sametime in the news: Social UC, and Mobile
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 11:11a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Underscoring the role of unified communications in a social business, in India, Smart Techie magazine published a Q&A with IBM's V. Venkataraman, "Unified Communications: Enabling the Next Gen Business Communication" discussing how unified communications and social software can help geographically distributed teams collaborate. Companies will go beyond the initial capabilities of IM—like click-to-call and online presence—to deep integration with business processes and line [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime application applications integration mobile security social software unified communications
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IBM Federal Community Cloud to Speed Agency Adoption of Social Collaboration Technologies
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 5:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #socbiz IBM today announced new cloud-based collaboration services to help U.S. Federal government organizations reap the benefits of social computing. The new set of social collaboration services, including IBM Sametime, delivered on IBM's Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)-compliant Federal Community Cloud, addresses the administration's drive to adopt a "cloud-first" policy which is designed to help the government improve its overall IT efficiency and delivery o [read] Keywords: administration collaboration ibm sametime community security unified communications
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Living Social with UC - now on SlideShare.net
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 12:10p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #socbiz Following up from our July 18 Business Partner session on Living Social with UC, I modified our presentation a bit to make it a more general story on how unified communications can work together with Enterprise 2.0 capabilities to help your enterprise become a social business. The benefits of both together really are a 1+1 > 2 story. I would very much appreciate your feedback, as this is the first time I've personally posted a presentation to SlideShare. Living Social with U [read] Keywords: connections ibm application enterprise unified communications
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July 18 webcast: Living Social as a seller with IBM Unified Communications
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 3:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms IBM Business Partners: please join us on Monday, July 18 for our second in our Living Social webcast series. Presented by Sandy Carter, VP IBM Social Business and Collaboration Solutions Sales and Evangelism, and Rick Schonbrun, Worldwide Business Unit Executive for Unified Communications and Collaboration, discuss with IBM and your peers about why IBMers, IBM Business Partners, and our customers are using the IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration platform to socially connect e [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise unified communications
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Polycom IBM webcast and video collaboration
Tue, Jul 12th 2011 10:14a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Blair Pleasant over at UC Strategies recently blogged about a Focus.com IBM and Polycom webcast on video communications in the enterprise. My personal experience has been similar to hers, specifically video collaboration can be both a positive reinforcement AND negative reinforcement of good collaboration behavior and outcomes. On the negative reinforcement side: One of the strongest arguments in favor of video calls is that participants are less likely to multitask and do other things [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime email enterprise iphone mobile
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Response to "Did Social Just Make UC Irrelevant?" (TMC)
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 8:13p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms In response to a post today on TMC, "Did Social Just Make UC Irrelevant?", I commented: As I blogged about on NoJitter back in June ("The Future of UC is Social" --> http://www.nojitter.com/blog/229900178?queryText=the+future+of+UC+is+social ), I disagree with the premise that it's either UC or social collaboration, but not both. Enterprises for some time have been asking to make UC part of a broader collaboration environment, including newer collaboration capabilities such [read] Keywords: administration collaboration connections ibm application applications enterprise integration microsoft mobile networking security unified communications
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IBM in the news: Sametime helps Luneburg be a little more social
Wed, Jun 29th 2011 8:15a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms This week in Germany, IBM announced the district of Lüneburg (which includes 177,000 residents and the metropolitan region of Hamburg) is moving away from paper-based filing in favor of IBM's collaboration solutions. The district's administration is using Lotus Notes, Sametime and Quickr to help its employees collaborate in the office and on mobile devices. If you can read German, the IBM press release is now online. [read] Keywords: administration collaboration ibm lotus notes quickr sametime mobile office
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Sametime in the news: Campus News, Computer Business Review
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 5:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
IBM business partners have been active in their support of IBM collaboration software this week, including Sametime. Campus Technology published an article on IBM business partner GSX Monitor's announcement of GSX Monitor & Analyzer v10 that enables administrators to monitor cloud-based messaging and collaboration services including Lotus Notes Traveler, Quickr and Sametime. And over in Italy, a multi-page feature in Computer Business Review discusses the impact of smart phones and tablets [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes quickr sametime traveler enterprise mobile
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The paradigm shift to the cloud with Meetrix Communications
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 3:13p   Marc Pagnier
#Sametime #IBM Caleb and I had the opportunity today to talk to Jebb Dykstra CEO at Meetrix Communications. Meetrix is an IBM Business Partner focusing on delivering public and private cloud UC solutions (voice, video, real-time collaboration) and relies on industry leaders such as BroadSoft, Polycom and of course IBM... As you can imagine, the cloud is a broad topic and I definitely recommend you listen to the recording; the excitement about the cloud potential is contagious. Anyone can take [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime application enterprise podcast xml
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The Next Century will be Social - Day 1
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 3:12p   Lisa D Harris
#ucoms #ibm Today IBM celebrates 100 years of service. It is officially Day 1 of the 101st year for IBM. http://www.ibm.com/us/en/ I started my morning reading an internal blog from our General Manager of IBM Collaboration Solutions, Alistair Rennie. I found it inspiring so I wanted to share it with my Sametime Blog community. Enjoy! The Next Century will be Social Alistair Rennie Today 7:07 AM | Comments (6) | Visits (710) Today IBM celebrates 100 years of helpin [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus notes sametime community linking networking office
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More on Sametime 8.5.2 features from the Sametime design team
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 1:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms Our industrious design team has been very busy talking about the new features we just introduced in Sametime 8.5.2. You may want to check out their blog on IBM developerWorks to learn more. [read] Keywords: ibm sametime
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Celebration of Service and IBM Centennial
Wed, Jun 15th 2011 8:14a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ibm100 If it's a little quiet around the office today, it's because many of us will be out volunteering at local charities and other organizations as part of the IBM Centennial's Celebration of Service. For example, I will be helping package and deliver food at a local Food Bank here in San Diego. Caleb Barlow is doing some very interesting work over at the UN: @calebbarlow: United nations hack day kicks off at #ibm with video link between UN in NY and Boston http://twitpic.com/5bw2sn And [read] Keywords: ibm office twitter
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New blog: IBM Social Business Insights
Mon, Jun 13th 2011 1:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#socbiz I wanted to welcome a new blog to the IBM Collaboration Solutions family of blogs: the IBM Social Business Insights Blog. With this blog we hope to share news and thoughts on becoming a business that is engaged, transparent and nimble. Join us in cultivating a spirit of collaboration and community. You can also get to it by visiting the short URL for this blog: http://ibm.com/blogs/socialbusiness. As a reminder, other blogs we have include the IBM Collaboration Soapbox Blog (o [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm notes symphony community social software
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Free Jabra products for Sametime voice pilot projects...!
Mon, Jun 13th 2011 6:11a   Marlon Machado
#ucoms #jabra Our friends at Jabra have announced a new global offer for Sametime and Sametime Unified Telephony pilot projects: they will provide five Jabra audio end points for free to qualified customers. I don't know if you're familiar with Jabra equipment. If you're not, you don't know what you're missing. The stuff is awesome. And now you can get five end points for free for your Sametime or SUT pilot. How cool is that? Check it out. You can find out more at the Jabra Web site. [read] Keywords: sametime
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A Quick Overview of Sametime 8.5.2's New Administrative Features
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 12:11p   Marlon Machado
#ucoms Sametime 8.5.2 introduces a whole new set of administrative features at various levels throughout the product. As I mentioned in previous postings, we're committed to make it easier for everyone, from end users to administrators, to take advantage of the capabilities we offer. This includes, of course, making it easy to administer those capabilities as well as the underlying infrastructure. When we talk about administrative features we're not just talking about "systems administration [read] Keywords: administration policies sametime blackberry integration mobile server tivoli
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Polycom and IBM webcast June 21: Becoming a Social Business with UC
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 12:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #socbiz Please join IBM and IBM Business Partner Polycom Tuesday June 21, 10am Pacific, for a free live webcast (registration required), "Becoming a Social Business with Unified Communication". In this webinar, UCStrategies experts will discuss how Unified Communications with visual collaboration help medium-sized companies (100 - 1000 employees) achieve "Location Liberation" and more effectively communicate both internally and externally. Free registration on the Focus.com si [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm unified communications
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Video: SUT Lite call to Cisco EX90
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 11:09a   John Del Pizzo
#ucoms #ibm #sametime A few weeks ago, Julie told you a little about the new Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client license that was announced with Sametime 8.5.2. "SUT Lite" is an add-on option for Sametime Standard or Advanced that turns your Connect Client into a basic softphone. When linked to a certified PBX or video environment through a SIP trunk, you can make and receive both voice and video calls without ever leaving Sametime. Today our friends at Cisco told me about a new Youtube [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus sametime server wiki
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Sametime Integrated Solutions with Avistar and Interactive Intelligence (TechTalk)
Thu, Apr 14th 2011 2:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms IBM Business Partners are invited to join IBM on April 20 at 11am ET for an upcoming IBM Collaboration Solution TechTalk, "IBM Lotus Sametime Integrated Solutions with Avistar and Interactive Intelligence" (IBM PartnerWorld membership required). For this session we'll present two more integrated Partner solutions for IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration: Avistar provides a 100% desktop software video conferencing solution that integrates with the IBM Lotus Sametime platform. [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus sametime desktop development enterprise mobile unified communications
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Constellation Research Demystifies the Cost Structure for UC
Thu, Apr 14th 2011 7:11a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucomsConstellation Research recently published a report, "Best Practices: Demystifying The Cost Structure for UC Solutions", by Elizabeth Herrell. This report identifies how leading vendors price their UC solutions and identifies what is included as core and optional for leading UC vendors. It also includes some positive comments about the IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration solution and our pricing model. We encourage you to take a look (subscription required). [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm unified communications
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UC Summit 2011: IBM Keynote video now available
Wed, Apr 13th 2011 3:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Following up to our earlier post from UC Summit 2011 linking to Caleb Barlow's podcast interview, the folks over at UC Strategies have now posted IBM's Tuesday Keynote Session. Caleb talks about some of the key trends that are impacting the Unified Communications marketplace, and how UC enables you to become a more social business. Your feedback is always appreciated. [read] Keywords: ibm linking podcast unified communications
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UC Summit 2011: IBM Keynote video now available
Wed, Apr 13th 2011 11:11a   Jacques Pavlenyi
 #ucoms   Following up to our earlier post from UC Summit 2011 linking to Caleb Barlow's podcast interview, the folks over at UC Strategies have now posted IBM's Tuesday Keynote Session. Caleb talks about some of the key trends that are impacting the Unified Communications marketplace, and how UC enables you to become a more social business. Your feedback is always appreciated. [read] Keywords: ibm linking podcast unified communications
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UC Summit 2011: the IBM video blog
Wed, Apr 13th 2011 9:12a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Not only am I catching up from Enterprise Connect 2011 [insert link from previous blog post], but also from another excellent Unified Communications industry event that IBM attended recently, the UC Summit 2011. Much like Enterprise Connect and Lotusphere, we remembered to bring our video cameras to record some video of IBM Business Partners, and industry pundits, on what they were up to at the Summit, and what was on their minds when it came to IBM Unified Communications and Collabora [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere sametime enterprise unified communications
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Enterprise Connect 2011 - IBM Business Partner videos
Tue, Apr 12th 2011 7:15a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #enterprisecon Cleaning up through some leftover actions from the excellent Enterprise Connect 2011 event a month ago, I found some videos taken by our irrepressibly upbeat Brent Wolfe, Worldwide Business Development Executive for Unified Communications. He had the wherewithal to bring his portable video camera and captured a few IBM Business Partners showcasing their technologies on the Expo Show Floor. I just posted them to YouTube and embedded them here, in no particular order.   R [read] Keywords: ibm development enterprise unified communications
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TeamPolycom 2011: IBM wins Open Collaboration Network Partner of the Year (NA) Award for Sametime Integration
Mon, Apr 11th 2011 5:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms At TeamPolycom 2011 last week, it was announced that IBM had won the Polycom Open Collaboration Network Partner of the year - North America - award!  This is in recognition of our work as one of their key business partners, and of course of the great work our business development and product development teams have done. This is great recognition that IBM Sametime can be a first class participant in meetings using a Polycom MCU or a Polycom end point.  The award comes with a nice trophy [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere sametime development integration network
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UC Strategies' UC Summit podcast interview with IBM's Caleb Barlow
Wed, Apr 6th 2011 12:10p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ucsummitOur friends over at UCStrategies, following up from last week's excellent UC Summit 2011, published a podcast interview with IBM's Caleb Barlow, following his keynote presentation at UC Summit 2011, discussing market momentum for IBM's social business software and IBM's partners in the unified communications space. Money quote:   "... at the end of the day, the things you do in social whether that is updating somebody’s Facebook wall, a tweet, or the internal equivalent o [read] Keywords: connections ibm facebook podcast unified communications
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Friday Funnies and April 1st Humor
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 4:10p   Marlon Machado
I'll let the link speak for itself. Here, have some fun. [read] Keywords:
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Gartner PCC: Join IBM (and UC) in booth 5, Mar 28-30
Thu, Mar 24th 2011 10:10a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ibmexperienceJoin IBM at the upcoming Gartner PCC Conference, March 28-30 in Los Angeles. If you're at the event, stop by the Exceptional Work Experience demonstration in IBM Booth (#5), or attend sessions featuring IBM clients. Visit the Gartner PCC site here for more information.   [read] Keywords: ibm
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The Real World of SUT: a Lotus User Group Webcast Apr 6
Thu, Mar 24th 2011 10:10a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucomsDon’t miss our upcoming Webcast for Lotus IT professionals, presented by David Price, IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration Practice Manager at Meridian IT, sponsored by Meridian IT and Plantronics. Register Here.   Whether you’re just thinking about deploying or just curious about the benefits to your company, you’ll want to check out this Webcast from David Price of Meridian IT. Meridian has been certified by the leading communications and collaborations vendors such [read] Keywords: admin collaboration ibm lotus sametime lotususergroup.org unified communications wireless
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IBM UC in the news: Italy and video, Australia goes UC + social
Wed, Mar 16th 2011 8:27a   Jacques Pavlenyi
A couple of news mentions this week for IBM unified communications. Our first story comes from Italy, where Business magazine published a feature story on how unified communications technologies, such as videoconferencing, can increase process efficiencies and reduce costs.  IBM client Terna, the Enel Business Unit that manages the national electric network, is highlighted.    Computerworld Australia also published an article on an uptick in unified communications projects and the bundling o [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm network networking social software unified communications
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Upcoming Podcast 03/14: Intelligence at the Human Edge: The Next-Generation Experience with Plantronics Headsets
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 8:11a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms As part of an ongoing BlogTalkRadio series, please join Caleb Barlow on Monday March 14 at 8pm Eastern for "Intelligence at the Human Edge: The Next-Generation Experience with Plantronics Headsets". Caleb will be talking with Jeffrey Siegel, Vice President of Strategy & New Business Development at Plantronics, about how quality of experience starts with a good headset, the latest trends in headsets, what to look for in a headset, and what the future holds as wearable audio devi [read] Keywords: development podcast
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Caleb Barlow on BlogTalkRadio: IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration
Thu, Mar 10th 2011 1:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms Caleb Barlow, IBM Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration, has been working the media angle hard since joining our team. Just the latest example after Enterprise Connect, is his appearance on BlogTalkRadio's Unified Communications channel. You can listen to the podcast right from here.   Listen to internet radio with Caleb Barlow on Blog Talk Radio [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm application enterprise podcast unified communications xml
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Caleb Barlow on IBM UC in Enterprise Connect Vidcast
Thu, Mar 10th 2011 1:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#enterprisecon #ucoms   More good stuff coming from Enterprise Connect last week: Caleb Barlow, IBM Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration, spoke with No Jitter from the Expo Floor on IBM's unified communications strategy. You might want to turn the volume down a little; that show floor was loud! [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise unified communications
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Social Media and Unified Communications - How do they relate?
Wed, Mar 9th 2011 2:11p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #enterprisecon  As we blogged about way back in November 2010, unified communications is a core component of becoming a social business. And social media needs unified communications to help turn socializing into action. While we may have been ahead of the industry a little bit in making this connection explicit, much of the conversation at Enterprise Connect last week was dominated by Social Business and Social Media and how they're related to UC. Now comes this blog post from Carousel [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise facebook unified communications
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Windsor-Essex becomes a smarter city with a little help from Sametime
Fri, Mar 4th 2011 3:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #smarterplanet  The front page of IT in Canada features IBM Smarter Cities client Windsor-Essex and their use of IBM social software to improve the lives of their citizens.  The feature hones in on the region's use of IBM software to recycle wasted materials into building materials for nonprofits and the needy.  IT in Canada is a respected outlet from the same publisher as CRN Canada and Gov't Executive Canada .   Projects like this have helped the region attract the right kind o [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus quickr sametime application community development instant messaging server social software unified communications websphere websphere portal
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IBM UC in the news: Sametime goes social and video
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 1:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #enterprisecon As you saw from our posts this week, we've been busy at Enterprise Connect. All in all a good show, attendance was up, and we had some solid traffic and conversations in the booth and in the panels we participated in. We'll hopefully have a summary for you tomorrow or early next week. In the meantime, the press continues to highlight IBM unified communications. The latest two articles cover the growing importance of both social business and video collaboration, two area [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus sametime desktop enterprise google instant messaging integration microsoft office skype unified communications
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#Enterprisecon IBM Booth 623 Theater schedule for Wed
Wed, Mar 2nd 2011 7:15a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucomsToday's the last day for the Vendor Expo Hall at Enterprise Connect 2011. Like yesterday, we have scheduled some short presentations on topics of interest, so feel free to come on by.   12pm: IBM Sametime Overview: Meetings, Video and Mobile 1pm: Preparing your network for private cloud 2pm: IBM Sametime Unified Telephony and connectivity with Audiocodes 3pm:IBM Sametime Unified Telephony and connectivity with Dialogic 4pm: IBM LotusLive Meetings   And it's the last day to get your Sw [read] Keywords: ibm sametime enterprise mobile network
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Enterprise Connect IBM Theater Booth Schedule for Tue
Tue, Mar 1st 2011 6:14a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#enterprisecon #ibmexperience   IBM (booth 623) also has a Theater where we will be presenting various highlights of our unified communications solutions, along with selected IBM Business Partner solution overviews. Here's today's Theater schedule. Today's theme: "The Cloud". Please stop by! 12pm: UC is headed to the Clouds 1pm: UCaas with IBM, Meetrix, Broadsoft and Polycom 2pm: Why social business matters to UC professionals 3pm: Why rip when you can SIP? 4pm: IBM Sametime Overview: M [read] Keywords: ibm sametime enterprise mobile unified communications
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Business Partner Tuesdays: IBM BPs at Enterprise Connect
Tue, Mar 1st 2011 5:14a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#enterprisecon #ibmexperience What makes a successful solution ecosystem isn't just the vendor platform, of course, but the business partners that add value to that vendor's platform. In the case of IBM Unified Communications, we have over 400 business partners that make Sametime one of the leading unified communications platforms out there. Here's just a few of those business partners that happen to be exhibiting at Enterprise Connect this week. In addition to stopping by our own booth at 6 [read] Keywords: ibm sametime blackberry enterprise skype unified communications
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Meridian IT helps SXC with Sametime
Sat, Feb 26th 2011 9:17a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms *** REPOST *** It took us a little while, but we finally were able to get a video of the work Meridian IT did with SXC Health Solutions around unified communications and social collaboration. [read] Keywords: collaboration sametime application unified communications
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Join IBM at Enterprise Connect 2011 Feb 28-Mar 3 in Orlando
Sat, Feb 26th 2011 9:17a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#enterprisecon #ucoms  *** REPOSTED ***    Held for the past few years at the extravagant Gaylord Palms Convention Center, this year's Enterprise Connect Orlando 2011 will once again feature IBM as a Platinum Sponsor. That means we'll have a significant presence at the show, including the IBM Booth #623:  See demonstrations of our latest unified communications products and services, including IBM Sametime, Sametime Unified Telephony, IBM Global Technology Services, Communications Enab [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime email enterprise social software unified communications
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CEBP with Sametime and Ion Objects at Enterprise Connect
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 5:14p   Marlon Machado
As you may know, I demonstrated our recent integration with Ion Objects at Lotusphere. I blogged about it way back in December and I got a few questions from some of you about the integration. I showed the integration live at the Sametime pedestal at Lotusphere and we're going to do the same at Enterprise Connect. This time, though, we're going to demonstrate the integration at the CEBP pedestal. John Kotch, Founder and Chief architect of Ion Objects is going to stop by the CEBP pedestal thro [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere sametime applications enterprise integration
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Join IBM at Enterprise Connect 2011 Feb 28-Mar 3 in Orlando
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 9:10a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#enterprisecon #ucoms  Held for the past few years at the extravagant Gaylord Palms Convention Center, this year's Enterprise Connect Orlando 2011 will once again feature IBM as a Platinum Sponsor. That means we'll have a significant presence at the show, including the IBM Booth #623:  See demonstrations of our latest unified communications products and services, including IBM Sametime, Sametime Unified Telephony, IBM Global Technology Services, Communications Enabled Business Processes, an [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime email enterprise social software unified communications
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Meridian IT helps SXC with Sametime
Tue, Feb 15th 2011 9:19a   Jacques Pavlenyi
 #ucomsIt took us a little while, but we finally were able to get a video of the work Meridian IT did with SXC Health Solutions around unified communications and social collaboration. [read] Keywords: collaboration sametime application unified communications
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Who said we don't do unified messaging?
Wed, Feb 9th 2011 2:18p   Marlon Machado
 A refreshing note from our friends at No Jitter... Brian Riggs writes about Unified Messaging for WebSphere Voice Response, an IBM product that sits at the core of VoiceRite's unified messaging solution for Notes and Sametime. You can find the article here. #LS11 #UCOMS [read] Keywords: ibm notes sametime websphere
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The Buzz About Getting Social and Doing Business
Wed, Feb 9th 2011 10:14a   Marlon Machado
#LS11 #UCOMS Jim Burton, fabled thought leader in the UC space and wine connoisseur extraordinaire, writes about Lotusphere 2011 and IBM's approach to UC as an aspect of getting social and doing business in an article on No Jitter. You can find it here. [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere
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Sametime goes to the Super Bowl: the video
Wed, Feb 9th 2011 10:14a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucomsFollowing up from last week's post about Sametime going to the Super Bowl, here's a short video showing how Sametime and IBM Business Partner Unified Edge did it. [read] Keywords: ibm sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Meridian IT at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 3:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ls11 Meridian IT discusses what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Polycom at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 3:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ls11 The IBM Global Technology Services team demonstrates what Polycom is up to at Lotusphere 2011 and their latest integrations with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Dialogic at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 3:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ls11 Dialogic talks about what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their latest integrations with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: VoiceRite at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 3:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucoms VoiceRite shares what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their latest integrations with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Avistar at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 3:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucoms Avistar talks about what they've been up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their recent integrations with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: VSee at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 2:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ls11 A short video of IBM Business Partner VSee, what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their latest integrations with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Avaya at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 2:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucoms Avaya shares what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011 Showcase, and their recent integrations with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Radvision at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 1:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucoms Short video of Interactive Intelligence, their presence at Lotusphere 2011, and their integration with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime apple integration
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Interactive Intelligence at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 1:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucoms Short video of Interactive Intelligence, their presence at Lotusphere 2011, and their integration with Sametime.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime integration
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Plantronics at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 1:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ls11 I had a chance to take some videos around the Showcase Floor at this year's Lotusphere event. I wanted to capture what some of our Sametime business partners were showing off this year. Here's Plantronics talking about their Sametime integrations.   [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime
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IBM Social Business Jam starts tomorrow
Mon, Feb 7th 2011 9:14a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#sbjam #ucoms IBM will host a Web-based Social Business Jam from February 8-11, 2011, where more than 1,500 leaders from around the world will pool their knowledge and experiences to examine the next generation of business. Social Business Jam participants, including reporters, analysts and other influencers from Dachis, Read Write Web ZDNet, FASTForward, Altimeter and Gartner, will cooperatively explore the value of social technology in business, the mitigation of its risks, and the management [read] Keywords: ibm unified communications
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Sametime is going to the Superbowl
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 10:14p   Lisa Harris
#LS11 #UCOMS #SuperBowl   I'm still playing catch up from Lotusphere (maybe next weekend after some of the adrenaline subsides I'll play "rest up") but I wanted to pop in here for a quick blog post.  WOWWW.  That was an amazingly insanely fantastic Lotusphere experience.  Thanks to all of you!   I know I'm a Lotus Geek because I'm watching the Super Bowl tomorrow because Sametime is there!   I'm a Dolphin Fan.  They aren't there.    For those of you that were not at [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere sametime network podcast security
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Business Partner Tuesdays: sametime business partner announcements
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 4:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ls11 #ucoms Lotusphere of course wouldn't be the same without the immense and loyal participation of our Business Partners. One important part are our Business Partner awards. We congratulate this year's winner of the 2011 Enhancing Business Value through Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions award: Polycom!   Another important part of that relationship are the many announcements our Business Partners make while at the conference. Here's a quick highlight of the Sametime-relat [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 sametime desktop integration unified communications
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Lotusphere Ask the Product Managers
Tue, Feb 1st 2011 12:14p   Lisa Harris
#ls11Don't forget, if you're at Lotusphere, drop by the Thursday session Ask the Product Managers. ASK201, Swan 5-10. The Sametime team will be in attendance to answer your questions. Feel free to post questions here as well! [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere sametime
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Friday Funnies: get ready for the presentations
Sat, Jan 29th 2011 7:17a   Jacques Pavlenyi
#ucoms #ls11 Events like Lotusphere are always exciting, busy, energizing affairs. I look forward to meeting with clients and business partners. Getting out of the office and into the marketplace is all goodness for a marketer. But no matter how good the conference, inevitably the presentations all start to look like this after a while (from WorkFailBlog):      [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere office
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Business Partner Tuesday - Story time - Facetime and Actiance
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 9:18p   Lisa Harris
Preparing for Lotusphere this evening I thought I'd share a story for Business Partner Tuesday.   Two things happened today.  I needed to regain control over my iPhone 3GS - no ring control.  And the company formerly known as Facetime is now called Actiance.   Why are these two events related?  Well...during the day I find out about "Actiance" and this evening I was driven to purchase the iPhone 4 because of "Facetime".  Driven.  A functioning mute button before LS OGS is a good th [read] Keywords: lotusphere apple email iphone mac
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Lotusphere Ask the Product Managers Session
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 8:18p   Lisa Harris
This year marks a new tradition at Lotusphere.   Today you heard our exciting and DETAILED preview of UCC at Lotusphere, led by our new Executive Caleb Barlow.   If you want to get jazzed up for Lotusphere, I strong recommend you hit the link above in blue. It is a great broadcast chock-full of information. In addition to those sessions described, please join me at the Ask the Product Managers Session on Thursday as we wrap up Lotusphere. Lotusphere attendees asked us if there could be a [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes quickr sametime apple development integration websphere websphere portal
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New Podcast: "Lotusphere Preview: Unified Communications and Collaboration"
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 1:18p   Marlon Machado
 If you want a quick overview of the many sessions covering UCC at Lotusphere 2011 you may want to listen to "Lotusphere Preview: Unified Communications and Collaboration", a new podcast hosted by Caleb Barlow, John Del Pizzo and David Marshak with the participation of the presenters (including yours truly) telling us about their sessions, what to expect, and why you should attend. Here's the link to it.   [read] Keywords: collaboration lotusphere podcast unified communications
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Use Sametime while at Lotusphere to connect with #ls11 delegates
Sun, Jan 23rd 2011 5:17p   Jacques Pavlenyi
As a Sametime user, you can now easily connect with other Lotusphere delegates through Lotusphere Online.  Simply add Lotusphere as a new community:  Go to your Sametime Preferences, then click Communities > Add New Community.On the Server tab, enter the Host Server: st1.lsonline.infoMake sure the Community port is set to: 1533.  Some firewall restrictions might prohibit you from logging in through port 1533, if so, try changing to port 80, and try to log in again.Enter your username as [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime community mobile password server
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Lotusphere Online is now...online!
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 11:17a   Jacques Pavlenyi
If things have been a little quiet on The SametimeBlog of late, chalk it up to all the preparations underway for what we hope will be the best Lotusphere ever.  And part of that experience is Lotusphere Online, which has just gone live (link to the Lotusphere Blog for more details).  Of course, we've included Sametime 8.5.1 as a key part of the online experience, so you'll be able to connect with colleagues via the web client, and (coming very soon) if your Sametime deployment supports multi [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere sametime community linkedin server twitter
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New Redbook on Sametime 8.5 Enterprise Scale Deployment
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 2:13p   John Del Pizzo
  We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new Sametime 8.5 Enterprise Scale Deployment Redbook. It provides a best practice framework for medium to large enterprise-scale deployment of Sametime 8.5.1. This Redbook covers a range of business collaboration requirements that typically can be found within many large enterprises with geographically dispersed user communities and diverse business requirements for real-time collaboration.   You can access the Redbook throug [read] Keywords: collaboration ldd lotus sametime best practice enterprise
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UC at Lotusphere 2011 (Business Partner Tuesdays)
Wed, Jan 5th 2011 1:18p   Jacques Pavlenyi
Many of you are no doubt gearing up for what will be a very exciting Lotusphere 2011.   There will be plenty of Sametime and Unified Communications activities and content filling up the week.  Here's just a taste of the top activities:   INV106: "Unified Communications and Collaboration Strategy and Roadmap", with Caleb Barlow and John DelpizzoID501: "What's New in IBM Lotus Sametime?" with Rob Ingram and Amy TravisID502: "Join the Lotus Sametime Communications Revolution Now!" with P [read] Keywords: admin collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 sametime application development enterprise java mobile network social software unified communications web 2.0
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New leadership for IBM Unified Communications
Wed, Jan 5th 2011 1:18p   John Del Pizzo
  I am pleased to announce new leadership for the Sametime team. Caleb Barlow has joined us as Director, Unified Communications & Collaboration Software. He assumes the segment leadership role once held by Bruce Morse.   Caleb is a 16 year IBM veteran. Here he has built services teams, led software development organizations and, most recently, served as the Director for the Lotus Foundations appliance business. Caleb Barlow has overall responsibility for IBM's Unified Communications an [read] Keywords: collaboration foundations ibm lotus lotusphere sametime development instant messaging integration unified communications
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IBM UC News Roundup: week of Dec 27 2010
Mon, Jan 3rd 2011 3:17p   Jacques Pavlenyi
Happy New Year to those on the Western Calendar!  Catching up from a little time off, I see a couple of news items from last week of note you might be interested in. No Jitter published an article ("Decoding 'Collaboration for realistic decision-making") on collaboration: what it is, how it affects businesses, and building a unified communications roadmap.  IBM Quickr is mentioned specifically as a means of an information repository or shared workspace:   In many cases, there is also a [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes quickr sametime application applications enterprise microsoft network sharepoint unified communications workspace
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Beware brood parasites in your company (repost)
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 8:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
My colleague Louis Richardson over at the Collaboration Soapbox Blog just posted a great entry, Beware brood parasites in your company.  Although he wrote it specifically within the context of social software, it applies equally well to the world of unified communications.  Many companies have experienced very similar frustrations with their (non-IBM) unified communications deployments.  So it bears repeating: make sure the solution fits your business, and not the other way around.  [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm social software unified communications
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Business Partner Tuesdays: Sametime Integration with Ion Objects to be Featured at Lotusphere
Tue, Dec 14th 2010 11:13a   Marlon Machado
My session at Lotusphere 2011, AD307 - Application Development with the IBM Lotus Sametime SDK: From Java to Web 2.0 will cover the various ways in which a developer can leverage the Sametime platform to build applications. The idea behind the session is to position the different programming models available within the Sametime SDK in the service of implementing applications for communication-enabled business processes. The reason to do this is to convey the following message to the Sametime de [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 sametime application applications community development integration java profile unified communications web 2.0
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Lotusphere 2011: Early Bird Special until tomorrow 12/3
Thu, Dec 2nd 2010 3:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
It's not too late to take advantage of the Lotusphere 2011 Early Bird Special! And as if your boss needed even more convincing to send you to Orlando Jan 30 to Feb 3, this little video might help. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application
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Webcast replay available: Leverage the Sametime platform to build Communications Enabled Applications
Thu, Dec 2nd 2010 1:14p   Jacques Pavlenyi
 On November 10, the Lotus User Group hosted a Webcast by Marlon Machado, Product Manager Sametime Platform and Solutions at IBM Lotus. The Webcast was titled "Optimize Your Business Apps with Communications and Collaboration Services”.  For those of you who could not make it, the session was recorded and is now available online for limited time, free to LotusUserGroup.org members.  You can watch it on the LotusUserGroup.org site here.   [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus sametime applications lotususergroup.org
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The Evolution of Presence and How IBM is Ahead of the Pack
Wed, Dec 1st 2010 12:14p   Marlon Machado
In an interview with Enterprise Communications Europe for an article entitled Integrating UC with Social Software, Blair Pleasant, one of my favorite analysts, talks about the evolution of presence from "I'm here" into what I would call a rich realm of contextual information powered by an aggregation of UC and social media features. I happen to think she's absolutely right in her assessment.  I've always said IBM's approach to UC is better than what our competitors offer. We understand [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime enterprise facebook integration linkedin office social software twitter
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Sametime to FierceVoiP: IBM also energizes the UC partner community
Wed, Nov 24th 2010 4:15p   Jacques Pavlenyi
For yesterday's Business Partner Tuesday I was struggling to find a topic when I read a review by Mike Nolan on FierceVoIP on the Microsoft Lync release.  It struck me that many of the announcements that were being touted were similar to announcements IBM and Sametime have made with our Business Partners 12-18 months ago.  There's plenty of room in this growing market, but I couldn't help myself; I just had to point out in a comment that what may be touted as new is already successfully i [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus sametime apple community integration microsoft unified communications




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