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Issue with Connections media widget timing out
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Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated
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IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated
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IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 140
Planning
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 123
TemboSocial Ideas for IBM Connections
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 135
Watch out for quotes!
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 131
Top 10
Everything Connections: Australian IBM Connections user group pilot
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 642
The future of IBM Connect
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 642
Beautiful European capital city? Check. Great social program? Check. Awesome Social Business conference agenda? Bingo!
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 544
Twenty years from now…
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 486
IBM Connect 2014 OGS Live Blog
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 461
IBM Connections and WordPress
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 459
Lotus lives on… (in a Toyota)
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 448
Greenhouse now running IBM Connections 5.0
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 434
IBM Connections 5.0 has shipped! Here’s what you need to download…
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 411
IBM Connect Day 0 – The Community One
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Stuart McIntyre
 
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Issue with Connections media widget timing out
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 4:40a   Stuart McIntyre
Whilst building a new Connections environment for a customer we noticed a strange issue when uploading large files to the media gallery. Initially I thought it was related to the size of the file, but the same file will upload to the Connections files application without issue. There is very little errors in the SystemOut.log for the Connections server, so ... The post Issue with Connections media widget timing out appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm application server widget
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Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 12:20a   Stuart McIntyre
The powerful enhanced rich text editor for IBM Connections, Ephox EditLive, has just been updated to version 2.5.2.45 and is available from IBM FixCentral: Now bundled with IBM Connections for all organisations under active maintenance, Ephox adds significant value for users of the platform. Whilst this power doesn’t come free of some administrative complexity, deployment of EditLive should definitely be ... The post Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated appeared first on IBM Connecti [read] Keywords: connections ibm rich text
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IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 6:45a   Stuart McIntyre
I first blogged about the IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome three weeks ago. Back then it was at version 1.8. Remarkably since then the author, Romain Lienard, has released four updated versions: I’m so impressed by this development effort, and by the rate that new features are being added. For example, the context-sensitive search: and ‘Share this URL’: ... The post IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm development google
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IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 4:20a   Stuart McIntyre
A new and very neat IBM tool has been uploaded to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: You can download by clicking through from the Catalog, or by going direct to the ‘Lotus Business Solutions IBM Download site‘, logging in with your IBM ID and then searching for ‘Sanity’ to find the download in the very long list of tools on ... The post IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5 appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus
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Planning
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 4:15a   Stuart McIntyre
This week has felt just like that! (Via RapidBI) [read] Keywords:
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TemboSocial Ideas for IBM Connections
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 3:41a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve long felt that ideation is a prime use case for IBM Connections and other social collaboration platforms. Others clearly feel the same way, and whilst standalone tools such as Yambla, BrightIdea and even Elguji’s IdeaJam have been very successful, in my experience it is when ideation is at the centre of a well-designed ESN (Enterprise Social Network) that it ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise ideajam network
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Watch out for quotes!
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Just a reminder to be watchful of non-standard characters in IBM Connections user names, and also to thoroughly review your IBM Connections TDI logs on a regular basis.  This is a current APAR: I’m sure that this particular issue will get resolved in an upcoming fix, however these issues do crop up every so often, so be ready for them. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Greenhouse now running IBM Connections 5.0
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 3:08a   Stuart McIntyre
This was a pleasant surprise this morning: Yes, the IBM Greenhouse has been upgraded to IBM Connections 5.0.0.0. New features including External Collaboration (which isn’t strictly relevant to the Greenhouse), improvements to Files and file-sync (using the new mobile apps and desktop plugins), plus significant significant enhancements to the activity stream and @mentions should all now be visible on the ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm desktop mobile
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Free self-paced IBM Connections 5.0 Workshop
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 2:29a   Stuart McIntyre
More good news from IBM’s Paul Godby – this time discussing a new self-paced workshop, explicitly for IBM Connections 5.0: In the IBM Connections 5.0 Workshop, you will learn about the new and existing capabilities of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Mobile. You will learn how to implement external collaboration in your environments and gain an understanding of both the ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm mobile




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Innovate + Impact + Pulse = ?
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 3:58a   Stuart McIntyre
Last week I ruminated on the future of IBM Connect, and mentioned that a number of the IBM software conferences had been consolidated for 2015… IBM seems to be consolidating its software conferences across brands. We have seen Impact (the Websphere conference), Innovate (Rational) and Pulse (Tivoli) all announce that they will merge for 2015 for a very large conference in Las Vegas: Mark your calendar for February 22 – 26, 2015. We’ll meet at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and the M [read] Keywords: ibm networking tivoli websphere
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32 slots
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 2:42a   Stuart McIntyre
Mark McCormack: 1440 minutes per day … 480 minutes of sleep – 480 minutes of family time – 480 minutes of work … which gives 32 x 15 minute bites. What’s the best and most profitable use of these 32 slots? I’m going to start to plan my day in this way – allocating work to 32 slots each day… Divide and conquer! (Quote via Michael Sampson) [read] Keywords:
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The future of IBM Connect
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 5:55a   Stuart McIntyre
Disclaimer – I have no insider knowledge on this topic, these are just my personal thoughts There has been a fair bit of discussion regarding what might happen to IBM Connect (the conference previously known as ‘Lotusphere’) in the near future… IBM announced in 2008 that they had signed a contract with the Swan and Dolphin hotels to host the conference in Orlando until 2015, and as far as has been publicly stated, no extension has been signed.  Therefore the consensus [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere application db2 development enterprise networking tivoli websphere
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Communication patterns around the world
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:10a   Stuart McIntyre
This is such an insightful graphic (click to display at full size)… Taken from Richard B Lewis’ excellent book, ‘When Cultures Collide (originally published in 1996, updated in 2005)’, this summarises the author’s understanding of how different nationalities and cultures might communicate during a sales/purchase process: Gus Lubin writes in Business Insider: You can’t expect negotiations with French to be like negotations with Americans, and the same holds [read] Keywords:
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Social Business App Dev Workshop: access IBM Connections development course materials at no cost
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 5:28a   Stuart McIntyre
On occasion, IBM runs an excellent two day Social Business Application Development workshop, which takes users through the Social Business Toolkit SDK, and how it can be used to create applications that leverage IBM Connections content. Sadly these workshops have not been scheduled yet in 2014. However, the course materials are available for free download from the IBM Greenhouse to ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm application applications development
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Everything Connections: Australian IBM Connections user group pilot
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 4:23a   Stuart McIntyre
Really pleased to hear that Adam Brown and the ISW team are kicking off a local IBM Connections user group in Australia: Is your organisation a social business, running on IBM Connections? Want to learn from your peers in other businesses about how they use and obtain value from the platform and what’s in store for the next generation of ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Are you asking users to ‘mingle’?
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 4:10a   Stuart McIntyre
PCWorld have published an interesting perspective on the adoption of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs), entitled ‘Many employees won’t mingle with enterprise social software‘ (and yes, that’s the first time I’ve used the word ‘mingle’ on this site!): Carol Rozwell, a Gartner analyst, estimates that between 70 percent and 80 percent of companies she talks to about their ESN deployments are struggling with it. “Too often we see companies whose leaders ar [read] Keywords: collaboration email enterprise facebook outlook social software
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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 3:55a   Stuart McIntyre
Terrific article by Jeff Haden, posting tips from Belle Beth Cooper: Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the popularity of this recent post, 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder. The tips were provided by Belle Beth [read] Keywords: office oracle
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Open Business: A new manifesto of trust in the workplace
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
As those who know me well would vouch, I’ve never been in this business for the technology.  Yes I love my gadgets and shiny objects of desire as much as the next person, but neither they nor speeds’n’feeds nor software feature lists get me out of bed in the morning.  It’s the possibilities for empowering real people to do real work in new, more productive and enjoyable ways that get my creative juices flowing and my backside out of bed at 5am in the morning. After 22 y [read] Keywords: collaboration lotus notes mobile office
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IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 4:50a   Stuart McIntyre
Terrific find by Mat Newman this morning… Every now and again one comes across an awesome plugin that demonstrates some fantastic integration between day-to-day applications and IBM’s Connections collaboration platform. This one is a Connections search plugin for Chrome, and it’s awesome. I’d agree – this is really great. I use the Chrome quick search functionality a lot, so this ... [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm applications google integration
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IBM Connections 5.0 has shipped! Here’s what you need to download…
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
As promised by Luis Benitez at Social Connections VI in Prague, IBM Connections 5.0 shipped on Thursday 26th June 2014.  Congratulations to all the team for getting it out of the door on schedule! On that day, it became available for download from Passport Advantage (for customers with an entitlement to install it, plus current maintenance) and Partnerworld (for partners ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer’s Guide published
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 4:27a   Stuart McIntyre
To aid understanding of the features and abilities of the Connections product, IBM offers a Reviewer’s Guide – a document that details all the new features available in the latest release plus a comprehensive review of all the existing features. Compiled by the IBM Connections product management team, this guide is a fantastic resource for existing and prospective customers, partners ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Lotus lives on… (in a Toyota)
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 7:33a   Stuart McIntyre
Interesting IBM press release on Toyota using IBM technologies to build ‘advanced in-car services’: ARMONK, N.Y., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation to build and design a new application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services to improve the driver experience. The project is part of Toyota’s new telematics service, called T-Connect, and aims to accelerate application d [read] Keywords: expeditor ibm lotus lotusphere application applications development eclipse integration mobile profile
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IBM movements
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
As Ed Brill moves onwards and upward into a fascinating new role: Earlier today, it was announced internally at IBM that I have taken on a new role. I am moving into our corporate organization as Vice President, Social Business Transformation. In this position, my team and I are responsible for advancing IBM’s maturity as a social business, and continuing the development of a culture of participation. Craig Hayman makes a bid for freedom: eBay has tapped former IBM executive Craig Hayman [read] Keywords: ibm development enterprise websphere
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Effective culture
Tue, May 13th 2014 4:01a   Stuart McIntyre
An effective culture, as James Heskett has shown, can account for a 20%-30% performance differential when compared with “culturally unremarkable” competitors. – Robert Plant, Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami More > [read] Keywords: administration
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Good Design is Good Business
Wed, May 7th 2014 7:00a   Stuart McIntyre
I’m an art director in NYC at Ogilvy for IBM. I’m also a design nerd and into the importance of archiving. This is a little spot where I’m saving some beautiful IBM work I come across in the form of hi-res posters. More > [read] Keywords: ibm archiving
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IBM extends championship run in Enterprise Social Software
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 8:50a   Stuart McIntyre
News from IBM today: Armonk, NY – 24 Apr 2014: IBM today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, IDC ranked the company number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software. According to IDC’s analysis of 2013 revenue, the worldwide market for enterprise social software applications grew from $968 million in 2012 to $1,242 million 2013 Impressive run of success for IBM Collaboration Solutions and, specifically, for IBM Connections. This graphic sums it up rather [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm applications enterprise microsoft profile social software
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Influence made with social. Made with IBM
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 12:20a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM has just released a new series of video spots under the ‘Made with IBM‘ line: What’s the world making today? We live on a Smarter Planet, where data, mobile, social and cloud are transforming industries and allowing us to create value in new ways. The evidence is abundant and it is everywhere. Watch it grow here. This is the one on Social Business: Taken independently, I’m a bit conflicted about the message to be honest. I’m not sure I agree with their defi [read] Keywords: ibm mobile
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Around the world in 31 coffees
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Fascinating (and very useful) infographic from the folks at CheapFlights.co.uk: How many have you tried, and what’s your favourite? [read] Keywords:
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Packt Publishing: Buy One, Get One Free!
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 3:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Congratulations to the good folks at Packt Publishing on reaching the impressive total of 2,000 published titles. That’s a lot of books! To celebrate, Packt are giving all their customers a chance to enjoy their books by giving them a free e-book copy for every purchase – “Buy One, Get One Free” The campaign runs until 26th March, 2014 – that’s tomorrow! The offer applies to an unlimited number of purchases, and is added automatically at checkout. Get them whi [read] Keywords:
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Speaking engagements this week
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 1:16a   Stuart McIntyre
This week I’ll be pretty busy with both ongoing work for my favourite customer in New York, and also travelling to, and presenting at, a series of user groups around Europe. Here’s my schedule: Engage (formerly BLUG), Breda, Netherlands – Monday/Tuesday Social Sharing vs. Organized Structure (with Femke Goedhart), Tuesday, 1015-11:00 This Week in Lotus, Tuesday, 12:30-13:30 BCCON, Hamburg, Germany – Wednesday Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable [read] Keywords: collaboration lotus community
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Amazon Prime Instant Video comes to the UK
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 11:20p   Stuart McIntyre
In 5 days will include unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes. You will be able to stream exclusive movies such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Tower Heist, and TV shows such as Vikings and Downton Abbey. Starting February 26th, you can watch Prime Instant Video on game consoles, streaming players, smart TVs, mobile devices and Kindle Fire HD. I’ve been a huge fan of Amazon Prime for a good number of years now – free next-day delivery of a vast range of products from the A [read] Keywords: mobile network
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Beautiful European capital city? Check. Great social program? Check. Awesome Social Business conference agenda? Bingo!
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 5:13a   Stuart McIntyre
Social Connections is back, this time for our sixth major European conference: Social Connections is headed for the beautiful and historic city of Prague in the Czech Republic! What’s more, we’ll be bigger and better than ever… It will be our first ever two-day event, starting at 12pm on Monday 16th June and concluding our formal agenda at 6pm on Tuesday 17th June. This schedule is designed to allow those short of time to travel in on the Monday morning and out on the Tuesd [read] Keywords: administration connections domino ibm xpages development integration networking
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Twenty years from now…
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 6:20a   Stuart McIntyre
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain [read] Keywords:
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Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable Objections (IBM Connect 2014 BP310)
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 5:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Apologies for the delay, but here’s the deck for my session from IBM Connect 2014: As those that have seen me present will probably vouch, my slides are almost bullet-free, are very graphical and there isn’t a huge amount of text, so it’s all in the delivery! Therefore the deck on it’s own may lack a bit of zing… I’ll rectify that by uploading a version of the presentation with audio very soon. Look out for an update in the next week or so. [read] Keywords: ibm
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IBM Connect 2014 OGS Live Blog
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 4:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Coverage will kick off here at 8am EDT, that’s 1pm GMT… [read] Keywords: ibm
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IBM Connect Day 0 – The Community One
Sun, Jan 26th 2014 12:20p   Stuart McIntyre
Saturday at IBM Connect.  It’s all about the people, man… The conference proper starts on Sunday, but there is no doubt that Saturday is one of the key days of the week for me, and the reason why I fly out on Friday (and thanks for allowing me do that, Philippa!).  From soccer to Mai Tais, to BALD and the ESPN party, it’s a day that revolves around meeting, greeting, reminiscing, remembering, laughing and hugging.  In short it’s what makes this less a business conference and more [read] Keywords: connections ibm application community network networking openntf
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Orlando-bound: my perspective on the upcoming IBM Connect 2014 event
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 3:00a   Stuart McIntyre
It’s a dark and dank early Friday morning in mid- to late-January, so as is the annual routine, I’m in a airport car headed for London Gatwick and onto the hopefully somewhat brighter climes of Orlando, Florida. What takes me there? I’d be surprised if you need to ask, but if you do, it’s IBM Connect – IBM’s premier Social Business, collaboration and workforce management conference –  the event formerly known and loved as Lotusphere. This is my tenth Lotusphere/Connect i [read] Keywords: atlantic collaboration connections domino foundations ibm lotusphere notes quickplace sametime blogger community development integration microsoft mobile sap vmware
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Avoiding CSS load timeouts in IBM Connections
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 5:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Many IBM Connections 4.5 admins may have seen this kind of thing in the past: Users see the page structure in their browser but with formatting badly mangled. Often clearing cache and refreshing page, or else just waiting a few minutes and trying again, appears to resolve it.  The issue is browser- and platform-independent, and is very intermittent though appears to be seen most commonly first thing in the morning or after server restarts.  The browser and server logs seemed to indicate that [read] Keywords: connections ibm ajax application css java javascript network properties server xml
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IBM Connections and WordPress
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 3:58a   Stuart McIntyre
As a strong advocate of IBM Connections and a heavy WordPress user (8 sites and counting), I’m really really pleased to see this new integration from the expert folks at AppFusions: Features include: Post to Connections Activity Stream when a blog post is published Display Connections Community Card as a WordPress widget WordPress gravatar/profile pic replaced by image from Connections profile Show Connections business card on avatar hover Append Connections business card to the end of bl [read] Keywords: connections ibm community integration profile widget
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Circle: The Local Network
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 11:58p   Stuart McIntyre
Circle is the mobile app that’s in the know, anywhere you go. Circle keeps you up to speed by adapting to your location and letting you view what’s happening near you, now. Our goal is to build on the lessons learned from traditional social networks to make a new kind of community: positive, local and useful, wherever you are. Each month, more than a million people are joining Circle for real-time information and conversation about nearby crime, traffic, natural disasters – as well as [read] Keywords: community facebook google integration mobile network twitter
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IBM Connections Activities: too many nodes
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 9:50a   Stuart McIntyre
Hit this issue the other day with a customer (and yes, it was a mammoth Activity!)… Here’s the IBM technote (emphasis mine): In IBM Connections, what is maximum number of entries that can be added to an Activity? Question In IBM Connections, it is possible to add content to an activity either in the form of an entry, to-do, section, etc. Internally, each of these types of items is classed as a node. When trying to add a new entry to a large Activity that already has many such nodes, the use [read] Keywords: connections ibm database
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Oyster: ‘Netflix for Books’
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 3:39a   Stuart McIntyre
One of the many advantages for those living in the USA is that so many innovative online services get offered there first.  Some, despite many broken promises, never make it to the UK – a classic example being Google Voice.  However, I’m also well aware that folks that live in less populous or non-English speaking places do even worse than we do. Anyway, another example of a fantastic service that is US-only right now is the New York City-based startup, Oyster, which has been termed th [read] Keywords: google iphone ipod mobile
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Interviewed: SocialBiz User Group
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:06a   Stuart McIntyre
Having been sat on the producer’s side of the desk for over a hundred episodes of This Week in Lotus, it was exciting to be asked to partake in an interview with Celia Hamilton of the SocialBiz User Group a few weeks ago. Celia Hamilton from the SocialBiz User Group interviews Stuart McIntyre on what we can attribute the growth in IBM Connections installs to, how people can get involved in the connections community, and the Social Connections User Group. Here’s the show: Thanks t [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community
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The new IBM Sametime widgets for IBM Connections are now available
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 12:34a   Stuart McIntyre
I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets.  However, at the time they had not yet been released. Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM Connections: The Meeting Rooms widget can help a social business activate networks of people to make faster expertise-based decisions, speed up business processes and [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime community desktop integration server widget widgets wiki
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How to stop FeedBurner from uglifying your clean URLs
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 10:00a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve had to do this a few times in the past, so found myself googling it again this morning when I was updating some feeds… If you use a Feedburner feed to allow others to receive posts from your blog or site, you may see URLs like this come through: http://mysite.com/post-title/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+myfeed +%28My+Feed%29&utm_content=FeedBurner So what causes the nasty and very additions to the URL (the bit that starts with ?utm_source)? [read] Keywords: domino google
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Honoured and somewhat shocked!
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 7:50a   Stuart McIntyre
I am truly honoured and somewhat shocked absolutely blown away to be on the list of IBM Champions for ICS 2014! Thank you to those that nominated me and stood by me through some tricky times in the last year or so.  Your support means a huge amount to me. Congrats to all those listed below: Adam Brown Andrew Barickman Arshad Khalid Benedek Menesi Bill Malchisky Brad Balassaitis Brian O’Neill Bruce Elgort Chris Miller Christian Güedemann Christoph Stoettner Cody Burleson Daniel Lieber [read] Keywords: ibm
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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:37a   Stuart McIntyre
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time - David Bowie, Changes, 1971 Life never stands still, does it?  That’s one of the pure joys of it – you never know what’s around the corner… You just have to have faith, step out, and do what you believe is the right thing. And sometimes, [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere blogging twitter
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One of the new features in IBM Connections CR3: ‘community re-parenting’
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 1:32a   Stuart McIntyre
As you may be aware by now, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) shipped yesterday.   Amongst the detail of that fixpack, is a description of the new functions contained within it: 1. Reparenting communities This function allows an administrator to modify a top-level community to become a subcommunity of another community or modify a subcommunity to become a top-level community. 2. Community activities view This function provides a view that lists all activities that are part of all [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community vm
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IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 released
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 2:45p   Stuart McIntyre
After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download. 4.5.0.0-IC-Multi-CR03-LO77120 is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms. It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes.  If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet as part of the upgrade. Here are some useful links: Installing interim fixes Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.5 Fix list for IBM Conne [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus database server
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Automatically accepting all the defaults when installing VMware Tools on Linux
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 11:10a   Stuart McIntyre
You know when you’ve spent hours (or at least it seems like hours) completing a very dull repetitive task, and then suddenly you go “Doh!”? I had one of those this morning when installing VMware Tools on a CentOS VM that I will clone to be the basis of about 5-10 other VMs.  Usually this is a long process of accepting a bunch of default answers – it is really very unusual for me to take any non-default option, particularly when there is no X Windows installed. It’s one of thos [read] Keywords: centos linux vm vmware
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IBM Connections Touchpoint: on-boarding for new users
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 1:43a   Stuart McIntyre
A new project from the IBM Labs – IBM Connections Touchpoint… The IBM Connections Touchpoint provides an interactive user experience that can be used for a wide variety of end user touchpoint scenarios, such as new user profile creation, community and network contact recommendations, organization polling and more, driving user engagement and increasing the business value of your organization’s social business platform. Perhaps the best way to describe this is via screenshots: Her [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community network profile
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Reviving Social Business adoption
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:40p   Stuart McIntyre
A topic close to my heart… Dennis Pearce of Information Week: The last piece of the puzzle is how to turn a theoretical model like this into a practical analysis tool to help guide your adoption strategy. The first step we took at my company was to simplify the model to get a more focused communication plan. Since the goal is to jump the chasm and gain critical mass, in practice there are really only three groups to worry about: The Early Adopters (which combines both early adopters an [read] Keywords: enterprise
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IBM Sametime 9 Hot Fix 1 enables additional Connections integration
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10p   Stuart McIntyre
A couple of great new features shipped in IBM Sametime 9.0 Hot Fix 1 last week: What’s New in Hot Fix 1 In Hot Fix 1, the following features were added to Sametime 9 Communicate, Conference, and Complete offerings: The Chat Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime chat rooms and allows a user to enter a chat room directly from Connections. The Meeting Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime meeting rooms and allows a user to join a meeting directly from Connections. Aspects of this [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus sametime community google integration interface server widget widgets
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Managing Macs at Google Scale
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 10:40p   Stuart McIntyre
Google has one of the largest managed fleets of Macintosh computers in the world. With tens of thousands of assets to manage and an ever-changing security landscape, the organization has had to develop many of its own tools to effectively maintain its fleet and keep its end-users safe and productive. Macintosh Operations is the internal team tasked with developing these tools and managing these machines globally. Interesting deck and audio shared at the Lisa ’13 conference earlier this month [read] Keywords: google macintosh security
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Get it while you can: 1Password for iOS
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 3:10a   Stuart McIntyre
Most folks that know me well know that I am a huge fan of 1Password, the cross-platform app from AgileBits that allows passwords to be generated, stored and made available across your entire computing estate: 1Password is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords. Your passwords, identities, and credi [read] Keywords: mac password
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Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 11:40p   Stuart McIntyre
All the Bond films are gathered together for the first time on high-definition Blu-ray in this one-of-a-kind boxed set – every gorgeous girl, nefarious villain and charismatic star from Sean Connery, the legendary actor who started it all, to Daniel Craig. A fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history, BOND 50 is the greatest collection ever assembled. 23 films on Blu-ray, from Dr. No to Skyfall. Discounted from $299 to $99 on Amazon US. Really tempting & [read] Keywords: agent
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The 70:20:10 model – how adults learn 90% of what they need to know
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 5:30a   Stuart McIntyre
Interesting post on the Conferences That Work blog: Research indicates that informal learning—experiential, social, and self-directed—makes up about 90% of the learning modalities that professionals use today. Only 10% of adult learning uses formal classroom or meeting presentation learning formats. This ratio of experiential:peer/self-directed:formal learning is known as the 70:20:10 rule. Here’s a quick overview by Charles Jennings: I’m giving this a lot of thought in the context of [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Imagining a 13-inch iPad Pro
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 5:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Great piece by Rene Ritchie of iMore.com: The minute Apple launches one hotly rumored device, be it the iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, a new rumored device races up to take its place in the mill. Enter a 13-inch “iPad Pro” – a concept that leapt to every geek’s mind the moment they heard Apple adopt that other MacBook brand. And since Apple’s already gone down in size, where’s left to go but up? Now I’m not so much interested in the rumor – there w [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes sametime apple desktop enterprise google iphone laptop macbook mobile office server twitter
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Why did Microsoft think this was a good idea?
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 2:06p   Stuart McIntyre
It’s one thing to design a marketing campaign around attacking one of your competitors’ business practice (personally I don’t think that’s a great idea in itself), yet another to launch a range of merchandise advertising that campaign. Does it make me think badly of Google?  Nope, along with what I believe is the vast majority of Google customers/users, I know the downside of using their products.  Its a value judgement I make every time I use them – is it worth giving away a deg [read] Keywords: google microsoft
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One for the VMWare admins…
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 9:20a   Stuart McIntyre
A quick lesson I’ve learnt this week. If using VMWare ESXi 5.5 (the most recent release), then make sure you update your VMs (or create new VMs) to use the VMXNET 3 adapter rather than the aged E1000 adapter. The reason? An ESXi 5.x host with virtual machines using an E1000 or E1000e virtual adapter fails with a purple diagnostic screen. The article suggests this may happen with VMWare ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 as well, but I’ve never seen it on those releases.  After replacing the adapters with VMX [read] Keywords: networking vmware
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Michael Sampson launches ‘Insights on Connections’
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 3:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Helping organizations with making collaboration work is the focus of what I do. Earlier this year I wrote and published Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013), a book that explores how IBM Connections can be used to help people in their day-to-day collaborative work. I have been pondering how to keep the ideas flowing with respect to maximizing the value of IBM Connections in organizational life, and have decided to write a regular newsletter to share great ideas. I am reaching out to let yo [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm profile
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Using recent versions of Firefox with iNotes 8.5.3 and 9.0
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 7:30a   Stuart McIntyre
This issue has recently come up with a customer that uses our SocialCloud Messaging solution (that’s cloud-based iNotes in simple terms)… Updates made to Firefox, starting in Firefox 15, result in iNotes no longer working as expected. Firefox has removed support for signed scripts, and several iNotes features use signed scripts. Because signed scripts no longer execute, several features in iNotes that use signed scripts no longer work. - URLs in text are not automatically converted into [read] Keywords: ibm inotes dhtml firefox interface server
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A true Champion #ThanksBruce
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 4:40a   Stuart McIntyre
Bruce Elgort (© Volker Weber) So, Bruce Elgort has stepped down as Chairman of OpenNTF… Thus a curtain comes down on an era. I first met Bruce in person out in Dublin at ILUG 2008.  I remember it well. As I walked into the hotel lobby to check in for the conference, it was as a complete unknown and I was incredibly nervous.  Bruce was sat with the lovely Gayle and a number of other well known characters from around the community. Before I’d even had a chance to drop my bags, ther [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm ilug lotus notes community ideajam ideajam.net openntf taking notes
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MyTools: RØDE iXY Microphone for iPhone/iPad
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 12:10p   Stuart McIntyre
A few days ago I promised a series of posts covering the tools that I use in Collaboration Matters on a day-to-day basis. Some will be must-have applications, others will be gadgets or accessories and others just a bit left-field!  All take an important role in how I go about doing business.  I’m calling this series ‘MyTools’… First up, the RØDE iXY Microphone for iPhone/iPad. Zoom ZH4N At previous conferences you may have seen me using the ever popular Zoom H4N digital recorde [read] Keywords: collaboration applications interface iphone podcast
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‘MyTools’ – an upcoming series
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 11:00a   Stuart McIntyre
A few years ago, I ran a series of blog posts on apps, services, products and tools that I use in my day-to-day job and to run Collaboration Matters. Given the advances we’ve seen in the consumer and enterprise IT sectors, and particularly in cloud and mobile technologies, I figure that it is time to revisit the meme. So look out for a number of posts over the next month – I’d love to have your feedback on whether you agree with my selections, or indeed if you have similar tips of your [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise mobile
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What matters to Collaboration Matters ?
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 3:48a   Stuart McIntyre
Collaboration really does matter to us. We started our business on the principle that helping people to work together in new and smarter ways was a good thing to do. We won’t hire anyone in our business unless they exhibit a passion for this. So Social Business is in our DNA. We understand that many forward-looking organisations are looking for new ways to work together smarter to innovate by capturing, sharing and working on ideas to deliver a better customer experience. And that some of the [read] Keywords: collaboration
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Doing Business with IBM Connections – a masterclass! (23rd September 2013, London)
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 3:22a   Stuart McIntyre
Collaboration Matters takes pride in approaching Social Business and Collaboration from a business value perspective. It is therefore never about “technology for technology’s sake” but instead we help our customers to focus on transforming their organisations to become increasingly open in approach, to share knowledge more widely and to collaborate in ever more transparent ways with colleagues inside and outside the organisation. Therefore tools and platforms such as IBM Connec [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm community
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Arriving today – the Nokia Lumia 720
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 9:00a   Stuart McIntyre
You may remember my review of the Nokia Lumia 920 posted a couple of months ago.   I liked the device a lot, particularly the display, the camera and some of the features of Windows Phone 8.  However, I found the size of the handset and screen simply too large for my way of working – constantly having to adjust my grip on the handset to reach the buttons or the extremities of the screen. Also disappointing was the breadth and depth of apps available in certain areas – particularl [read] Keywords:
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New release of IBM Connections app for iOS and Android now available
Wed, May 15th 2013 2:19a   Stuart McIntyre
Version 4.1.0 of the IBM Connections app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, including the following enhancements: Support for Community Files, Forums, and Bookmarks on SmartCloud @mentions for status updates (requires Connections server 4.5 and above) Target status updates to individual profiles or a community Support liking for status update comments (requires Connection server 4.0 CR2 and above) Single tap to view a file File usability enhancements for quick access to [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus apple blackberry community google mobile server twitter
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Go forth and…
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 10:00a   Stuart McIntyre
Love this! Fantastic, simple, targeted, on-the-money and amusing advertising. ‘Nuff said. [read] Keywords:
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SugarCon 2013 Day 1 Review
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 11:00p   Stuart McIntyre
At 4pm on day one (partner day) of the SugarCon 2013 conference in New York, I sum up the event so far. [read] Keywords:
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SugarCon 2013 Preview
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 8:20p   Stuart McIntyre
Stuart records a very late night preview of the SugarCon (SugarCRM) conference in New York, starting today… [read] Keywords:
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A sweet combo – SugarCRM and IBM Connections
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 11:25a   Stuart McIntyre
You may have seen from the social networks that I am once again in New York City this week. As well as seeing a very important customer, I’m spending three days at SugarCon, the annual conference run by SugarCRM. Today is the partner day – the equivalent of BP Development Day at IBM Connect for those that have attended that event. It’s been a fascinating morning so far, with keynotes from the CEO and CTO, as well as updates on partner programs and more. I’ve been tweeting [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm development integration twitter
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IBM Social Business: New Ways of Working
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 11:40a   Stuart McIntyre
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LotusBeers / IBMSocialBeerz – NYC, Wednesday 10th April
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 11:56p   Stuart McIntyre
Humans of New York, I am scheduled to be in town next week for SugarCon 2013 and for a visit to a long-term customer in Midtown. Therefore, good friend Victor Toal and I thought it was high time for another NYC LotusBeers session.  The plan is to meet at 8pm on Wednesday, 10th April at The Pig ‘n’ Whistle on 2nd.  All are welcome! Let us know if you can make it via email, DM or by leaving a comment.  Hope to see you there! P.S. Given the re-branding effort, I wonder if these ses [read] Keywords: email twitter
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Installing IBM Connections 4.5 or CCM? You need these fixes
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 10:23p   Stuart McIntyre
Important details for fixes for the newly released IBM Connections 4.5: iFix LO74499 is required for all IBM Connections 4.5 environments. Please download the iFix from Fix Central, then apply to the IBM Connections 4.5 server using the update installer. Use this link to download iFix LO74499 from Fix Central For details on how to apply interim fixes, please review the “Installing interim fixes” topic in the IBM Connections 4.5 documentation. 5.2.0.0-P8CPE-IF001 is a FileNet Conten [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus server
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System Requirements for IBM Connections 4.5 (including CCM)
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 1:50p   Stuart McIntyre
You’ll be needing these… System Requirements for IBM Connections 4.5 (including CCM) Particularly note the support for IBM System i, the requirement for WebSphere Application Server 8.0 and the support for RHEL at version 6.x only. [read] Keywords: connections ibm application server system i websphere
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An IBM webcast you must not miss!
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 11:21a   Stuart McIntyre
“From Liking to Leading”: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social Business Event Date: 03/13/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time A comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. Join us and see first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques. You will learn: how a complete social business platform can best position you to unleash creativity and create a more effect [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm notes integration microsoft office social software
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Trying the Nokia Lumia 920
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 4:45a   Stuart McIntyre
It’s been a good few years since I last used a Microsoft phone OS on my main device (the Orange SPV-E200 and M500 back in the daly noughties), and it’s fair to say I wasn’t that enamoured back then – regular crashes whilst taking phone calls proved to be a great reminder why I no longer allowed a Microsoft Windows laptop or desktop into the house! As the years have gone by, at Collaboration Matters and within my family, we’ve experienced most mobile OS platforms tha [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm sametime traveler apple application applications blackberry desktop development email enterprise facebook google iphone laptop linkedin microsoft mobile podcast twitter wireless
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Overview
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 8:43a   Stuart McIntyre
On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the exper [read] Keywords:
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Enabling @mentions and in-line likes in IBM Connections 4.0 CR2
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 9:34a   Stuart McIntyre
Here’s how to enable @mentions and inline likes in IBM Connections 4 CR2 (the features were included in the release but no documentation was available for how to enable them): 1) add the following to LotusConnections-config.xml (under at the bottom) enabled enabled enabled enabled 2) Perform a full synchronisation of your nodes, then restart servers running Homepage app. Great discovery by Erik Sorensen. Thanks Erik! [read] Keywords: connections ibm properties twitter xml
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‘IBM plans to expand the IBM Connections supported server platforms to include support of IBM i’
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 9:12a   Stuart McIntyre
Interesting announcement of enhancements to System i 7.1, including: DB2® for i provides enhanced monitoring, performance, and security. IBM® i supports the new IBM Power® 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, and 760 POWER7+™ models. Use of USB attached flash drives is now supported. Latest industry standards of Transport Layer Security version 1.2 (TLSv1.2) and Transport Layer Security version 1.1 (TLSv1.1) protocols implemented. IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i LUN (logical unit) switching suppor [read] Keywords: administration connections domino ibm lotus notes sametime traveler application applications database db2 development mobile security server system i
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This Week in Lotus – yes it’s true…
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 8:40a   Stuart McIntyre
I’ve had lots of enquiries on Twitter and in person at IBM Connect this week, asking whether the news regarding This Week in Lotus is true. Sadly, it definitely is.   The episode we are recording live at IBM Connect today (Dolphin Europe 8, 12:30-13:15) will be our last, so we intend to go out with a bang!   Be there if you can make it!! [read] Keywords: ibm lotus twitter
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Thrilled about this… Kudos Analytics!
Wed, Jan 23rd 2013 4:00a   Stuart McIntyre
As you should be aware by now, Collaboration Matters is a reseller of Kudos Badges.  We’ve recommended it and implemented it at some very large (and very small) Connections customers over the past year, and it is a fantastic tool for enhancing user adoption within the Social Business platform. When Adam Brown (of Kudos Badges developers, ISW) and I met during Autumn 2012, one of the concepts we discussed most passionately is the knowledge that developing Kudos Badges has given his organis [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm application community database development integration
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McKinsey Quarterly: Making internal collaboration work – An interview with Don Tapscott
Wed, Jan 23rd 2013 3:20a   Stuart McIntyre
One of the best resources for those interested in Social Business has to be the McKinsey Quarterly. As many of you will know, McKinsey & Co are one of the most respected management consultancies around, and are involved in a significant volume of work with organisations around the world on Social Business and internal productivity. The McKinsey Global Institute produces a regular annual report into the use of Social Business – a must read for sure. However, the reason for this post is [read] Keywords: collaboration email
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IBM ‘Social Business Online’ app now available
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 1:52a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM Connect is just around the corner (I travel on Friday, so better crack on with the packing!), and thoughts turn to sessions, schedules and social events. After a few false starts this year, IBM has settled on the Social Business Online tool as the official means to view sessions, create a personal schedule and network with other attendees.  A combination of IBM Connections, Sametime and Domino/XPages platforms, it can be reached via the web, mobile browser or using the recently released nat [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm notes sametime xpages apple community database google iphone mobile network
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Sandy Carter: Social Business lessons for Education
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 1:06a   Stuart McIntyre
Many of you will have seen IBM’s Sandy Carter presenting her Social Business Coffee Break series of videos on YouTube.  The series provides a good run through of Social Business concepts and case studies in the form of short sharp presentations that can be easily viewed whilst enjoying a beverage of your choice.  If you haven’t now might be a good chance to catch up some of the recent ones in advance of IBM Connect. I did want to pick one of the videos out.  This one references So [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus mobile network
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Get a fantastic deal for IBM Connect 2013 – $1,000 off a full pass, 2 day pass for $999!
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 2:50p   Stuart McIntyre
At Collaboration Matters we love to look after our customers, and so we are delighted to be able to share a fantastic deal with you. The IBM Connect 2013 conference is coming up in just 2 weeks time. Many of you will know it as Lotusphere, but the near-20 year old conference has now been rebranded to IBM Connect, to reflect the new focus on Social Business and Smarter Workforce topics as well as the traditional messaging and collaboration areas. The conference this year takes place from 27-31 J [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere community
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Rebranding – to the faintly ridiculous…
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 5:03a   Stuart McIntyre
Today I received this email from IBM: Early in 2012, IBM announced rebranding of our service, from LotusLive to IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. This quarter, we are announcing the next phase of the rebranding — changing the service domain itself. From: *.lotuslive.com To: *.collabserv.com IBM will implement this change using an automated redirect from the old domain to the new domain for most Web-based access methods. So customers will still be able to access the service using www.lotu [read] Keywords: bluehouse ibm development email google microsoft office
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Rebranding – from the sublime…
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 4:46a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM did something fantastically well this week. They announced the rebranding of IBM Lotus Notes (and Domino/iNotes/Traveler) to… IBM Notes (and Domino/iNotes/Traveler).  Simple? Yes.  Right? Yes.  At the same time they shifted the upcoming Notes 8.5.4 Social Edition to be Notes 9.0 Social Edition as there are so many great new features and UI changes included in the release.  Simple? Yes.  Right? Yes. After nearly 2 years of living in a nether world of partial name changes, talk of toxic [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm inotes lotus notes sametime traveler community
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Customizing IBM Connections 4.0 email digests
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 4:26a   Stuart McIntyre
IBM is still rolling out updates to the Connections 4.0 documentation, including this one that became available last week: Customizing email digests The content of the daily and weekly email digests is defined in templates that are processed by the FreeMarker engine. These templates are used for each recipient of the daily or weekly email digest. You can customize the content of the email digests by modifying the existing template files or by replacing the files with custom templates that you c [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus community email properties wiki
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Vsee ships integration with IBM Connections
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 1:03a   Stuart McIntyre
Love love love this! VSee’s simplest one-click video conferencing and screen share is better than Skype, and you can use it right from your IBM Connections platform without any hoo-hah. Make your virtual teams more productive and social. Effortlessly put a live face to presentations, meetings, and work sessions and: build durable relationships resolve complex issues convey trust shorten the sales cycle recruit the best-fit talent for your team VSee integration with IBM Connections allows [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm lotus sametime integration skype
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No
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 10:11a   Stuart McIntyre
“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” Ghandi [read] Keywords:
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The planet does not need more ‘successful’ people
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 10:11a   Stuart McIntyre
The planet does not need more ‘successful’ people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it. - David Orr (via Buildings On Fire) [read] Keywords:
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Make your mind up… (Community platforms)
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 10:11a   Stuart McIntyre
I appreciate the willingness of so many IBMers to be social and collaborate with those outside the organisation. I love the way that they will go beyond the call of duty and step in to help with issues or discussions.  I adore that so many are willing to find information and share it privately or publicly via social tools and IBM cloud platforms. But… I just wish that there was one network that all IBMers (or at least all ICS staff) used rather than a combination of: Greenhouse Smart Clo [read] Keywords: connections ibm community network
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The difference between the iPad and the Microsoft Surface
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 10:36a   Stuart McIntyre
But the Surface ends up proving the wisdom of Apple’s limitations. The iPad may not allow you to do everything, but Apple has made sure that it’s great at what it can do. The Surface, by contrast, will let you do everything you want. The problem is that you’ll have no fun doing it. More > [read] Keywords: apple microsoft
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Just 30 days to go… Social Connections IV
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 3:32a   Stuart McIntyre
Yes that’s right, less than a month to go until the biggest and best IBM Connections event of the year. Social Connections IV in Amsterdam, 30th November 2012! To whet your appetites, here’s some statistics about the event… Social Connections IV by the numbers: 30 days to go 160 registered attendees (still a few spaces, but be quick!) 31 business, technical and case study sessions 9 wonderful sponsors 35 exceptional speakers from IBM and the community 8 customers telling the [read] Keywords: connections ibm community
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Configuring and administering the IBM Connections 4.0 ReplyTo feature
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 12:20a   Stuart McIntyre
Really useful ‘Everyone Writes’ article on the IBM Connections wiki: Among the new features in IBM Connections 4.0 is the Mail-in feature or, as we call it in this article, ReplyTo, which allows you to make new posts to Forums by replying to an email notification. There are a number of configuration steps that must be performed to enable this feature, both on the WebSphere Server and on the mail server being used. This article describes how the ReplyTo feature works and the steps req [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus email server websphere wiki
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IBM Connection 2013 – Call for Abstracts now open!
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 12:27p   Stuart McIntyre
Call for abstracts Swirling spotlights, hip walk-on music, the roar of the audience, the electricity that comes from a standing room only crowd—all for you as a speaker at IBM Connect 2013 and the Lotusphere Technical Program. Last year over 350 top-notch speakers—clients, partners, and industry experts—shared their business stories and technical expertise with thousands of conference attendees, contributing to one of the most critically acclaimed session agendas in the industry. We’ [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere mobile
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Final reminder! User Adoption masterclass with Michael Sampson
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 11:07p   Stuart McIntyre
A quick reminder that we have the world-renown Collaboration Strategist, Michael Sampson, over in London next Monday (1st October) to host a full-day workshop on Building User Adoption Strategies: Collaboration Matters have partnered with renowned collaboration and user adoption expert Michael Sampson (all the way from New Zealand) to deliver a one-day seminar on user adoption strategy for Social Business and Enterprise Collaboration environments. Based on the newly released second edition of [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise exchange exchange microsoft sharepoint




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