I phoned up O2 today to get my iPhone 3GS unlocked as I'm taking it off the O2 network, and was astonished to learn:
Pay Monthly and Business customers Your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 can be unlocked at any time, free of charge. If you unlock your iPhone and put a non-O2 sim into it, you will still have to honour the remainder of the minimum term of your O2 contract.
Pay & Go customers You can unlock your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 for a one-off £15 charge. The payment for this will come from your top up balance.
But if you unlock iPhone less than 12 months after you bought it, you'll lose the free Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On that we added for the first 12 months (if you have it).
a) They will unlock your iPhone at any time including when you are on your contract b) If you are on a Pay Monthly plan, it will be free.
I appreciate that others may already be aware of this, but I just wish I'd known this detail years ago, as it would have opened the option to use local SIM cards when travelling internationally. It also offers the option of giving an older iPhone to a family member or colleague before the contract expires and buying a new unlocked device to use with O2.
IBM abandons 2015 Plan
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 7:23a Stuart McIntyre International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said it will no longer reach its earnings forecast for 2015, ditching a five-year profit goal as the company struggles to transform quickly enough to cope with an industrywide shift to the cloud-computing era.
IBM said it will provide an update on its 2015 projections in January, according to slides disclosed in a regulatory filing today. The shares tumbled as much as 9.3 percent in early trading.
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POODLE bug hits IBM Connections hard
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 6:13a Stuart McIntyre Last Monday there is again found a big hole in the SSL Version 3 (SSLv3) technology. We call this bug POODLE which stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. So with this bug found and you as admin for your IBM Connections your first reaction would be lets disable SSLV3 on my front end web server (which is generally ...
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Big news for security in IBM Connections
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 9:06a Stuart McIntyre IBM Connections has a strong representation in the market of collaboration. As IBM Notes & IBM Domino have a long history in the collaboration market you can also imagine that lots of customers who are already using IBM Notes and/or IBM Domino also have IBM Connections in their infrastructure. IBM Domino can also act as an LDAP server and as ...
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Introduction of Sjaak Ursinus
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 8:23a Stuart McIntyre Hi to all of you. I have been asked to blog here on ibmconnections.com by Stuart McIntyre. So first lets do an introduction of myself here. My name is Sjaak Ursinus and I live in the Netherlands. I am working in the ICS market (IBM Collaboration Solutions formerly known as Lotus) my whole professional career. My birthday is 21 January ...
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Using IBM Connections? Please complete this research survey!
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 2:28a Stuart McIntyre My good friend and esteemed analyst and author, Michael Sampson, is asking for feedback on your usage of IBM Connections: I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: Demographics and Current State of Connections Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections Upgrading to Connections 5.0 Satisfaction, ...
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IBM ConnectED 2015 ‐ registration is open!
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 4:51a Stuart McIntyre Our Full Conference pricing structure is easy and all-inclusive-the earlier you register, the more you save. The price for this conference pass includes four conference days, with breakfast and lunch Monday through Wednesday, and no add-on fees for anything other than certification testing.
Now until October 3rd, the fee is $1,595 USD. The early bird gets the best price! On October 4th, the fee will increase to $1,795 USD.
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Transforming traditional Intranets ‐ three places to focus
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 3:03a Stuart McIntyre A really useful new whitepaper from Jive, authored by the always insightful Gia Lyons:
Many of today’s intranets are frustrating: Frustrating for employees to use, for content owners to govern, for IT to integrate, maintain and support. It’s time to modernize and mobilize. But, what should a modern, mobile intranet do and look like?
It boils down to three fundamental focal areas:
delivering information and expertise seamlessly and securely across devices,
giving people the tools to work bet [read] Keywords: connections