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2016 Year in Review
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Who is going to restore our Lotus Notes data?
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How to extract Lotus Notes views and documents [Screencast]
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Introducing Seascape for Notes
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 8
Smooth migration of 100,000 Lotus Notes documents
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 5
VHS Tapes and NSF Files – Notes/Domino Application Archiving [Infographic]
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 6
Who is going to migrate Notes and Domino applications to the cloud?
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Who is going to restore our Lotus Notes data?
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 9
New TechnoLawyer Report: Outlook’s Missing PDF Export
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 8
Notes/Domino Applications Report 2016
Mon, May 9th 2016 8
Introducing Seascape for Notes
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 8
White Paper: How to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online
Thu, Jan 13th 2005 7
Key Reasons to Extract Inactive Data from Lotus Notes
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 7
2016 Year in Review
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 7
Active vs. Inactive Data [Infographic]
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 6
Survey: IBM Notes/Domino in 2016 – What’s Your Stand?
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Who is going to migrate Notes and Domino applications to the cloud?
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2016 Year in Review
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 10:04a   SWING Software Blog
With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, it’s the time to take a look at the past year. Here are some brief reflections on our most talked-about topics. Throughout the year, our team has focused mostly on IBM Notes and Domino application data archiving. We spent a lot of time talking with our partners and customers, and we learned about current trends and common practices across the Notes and Domino community. Many thanks to all of you who shared your comments and ideas about application
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Who is going to restore our Lotus Notes data?
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 9:38a   SWING Software Blog
“It is completely unreasonable to expect that today’s existing operational environment will exist to enable access to archived data.” – Craig S. Mullins In his book Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, Craig Mullins discusses database archiving for long-term data retention. The author points out what’s probably the most important consideration: the archived data must be hardware and software independent. He says, “Independence is c
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How to extract Lotus Notes views and documents [Screencast]
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 4:37a   SWING Software Blog
We put together two really brief screencasts to show you how to export IBM Lotus Notes views and documents from a typical Notes application using Seascape for Notes. In the first screencast, we compare an application view in the Notes client with the same view rendered in a web browser. The demo shows that information context is preserved, including the view and document hierarchy, metadata, and file attachments. During the last couple of weeks, we have been asked many times what lies behind th
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Introducing Seascape for Notes
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 5:04a   SWING Software Blog
Meet Seascape for Notes. It preserves Lotus Notes documents and views outside of IBM Notes and Domino. While helping customers export IBM Lotus Notes application data to PDF for the past seven years, we at SWING Software have come across nearly every export scenario there is. This includes the simple scenarios in which the data can be exported manually within minutes and extends all the way to the most complex ones that require extremely careful planning and execution. During these seven years,
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Smooth migration of 100,000 Lotus Notes documents
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 6:23a   SWING Software Blog
We are always happy to hear from our customers and partners about how they have employed our tools and what benefits they achieved in the process. This time, UK based AD7 Consulting selected our PDF Converter to help one of their clients (a leading software company) migrate various IBM Lotus Notes databases to Microsoft SharePoint. They needed to move over 100,000 historical Lotus Notes documents to the new document repository, with two priority requirements: First, the Lotus Notes documents h
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VHS Tapes and NSF Files – Notes/Domino Application Archiving [Infographic]
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 4:34a   SWING Software Blog
If you are responsible for IBM Notes and Domino databases, you’ve at some point probably found yourself thinking about the future of the data in this way: What if I’m asked to restore specific Notes documents that were created ten years ago? If the only archive I have access to is a backup from ten years ago, it will take me hours to dig the documents up. We all know that creating backups and archiving are two different processes. Besides the regular backup, you still need to preserve No
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Who is going to migrate Notes and Domino applications to the cloud?
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 7:31a   SWING Software Blog
We asked IBM Notes and Domino professionals whether they were going to migrate their applications to the cloud (those applications that used to run on IBM Notes and Domino on-premises). Here’s what we learned: Nearly half of respondents (47%) are currently looking to migrate some or all of their collaborative applications to the cloud. 39% of Notes and Domino professionals choose IBM as a cloud provider of choice, either exclusively or with other providers. Microsoft comes in a close seco
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Key Reasons to Extract Inactive Data from Lotus Notes
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 9:41a   SWING Software Blog
There are a number of reasons why off-loading and archiving of inactive data from Notes/Domino is a good practice for all organizations, regardless of what the future bodes for IBM Notes and Domino. According to our recent survey, 43% of organizations are looking to preserve Lotus Notes data outside of IBM Domino, whether they are migrating away from Notes or not. Of the larger 1000+ employee organizations surveyed, 55% are especially interested in platform-independent retention of Notes data du
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Notes/Domino Applications Report 2016
Mon, May 9th 2016 5:36p   SWING Software Blog
For most organizations, it’s no longer a question of whether to move from classic IBM Notes and Domino applications, but rather how to do it. 93% of our respondents have an action plan for Notes applications and data. We asked the Notes/Domino community what they were planning to do with their existing Notes and Domino applications and data. We wanted to know which of two paths prevailed – application modernization or migration to other platforms. Here’s a summary of what we learned fr
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Active vs. Inactive Data [Infographic]
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 7:16a   SWING Software Blog
The majority of accumulated data in Notes/Domino databases is inactive. This data is not frequently used, but still needs to be preserved for business or compliance reasons. Our stand is that inactive data should be extracted from Notes/Domino applications and then archived to an open-standard repository. The repository of choice should also have the ability to display the document content, its context (in document views or parent-child relationships) and its metadata, all of which must be detac
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NCH Corporation Decommissions IBM Domino
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 5:02a   SWING Software Blog
NCH Corp decommissions IBM Domino without sacrificing access to Notes documents The Last Domino Server at NCH When NCH Corporation wanted to decommission legacy Lotus Notes applications, they needed to properly archive a document repository based on Lotus Notes. Eventually, the remaining Domino server would be shut down. The document repository was no longer in use. It contained thousands of historical documents with important intellectual property data. As these documents were based on Lotus No
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Survey: IBM Notes/Domino in 2016 – What’s Your Stand?
Tue, Mar 15th 2016 11:58a   SWING Software Blog
What’s your action plan for IBM Notes/Domino? Take a quick (really quick!) survey on migration vs. modernization of IBM Notes and Domino in 2016: IBM Notes Application Modernization vs. Migration in 2016 – What’s Your Stand? Follow us on Twitter for summary results and updates @swingsoftware.
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Notes Application Retirement Planning
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 9:37a   SWING Software Blog
Applications that are no longer used in day-to-day operations should be earmarked for retirement. But at the same time, the application data typically has to remain accessible to users long after an application has been retired. When it comes to IBM Notes and Domino application retirement, there are basically two ways to go. You can either choose to keep decommissioned databases on your Domino servers or decide to export the application data to an open standard repository. If you opt for the for
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Don’t Leave Your Client Correspondence in Your Mailbox
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 7:11a   SWING Software Blog
Author: Mario Pavic Here’s the scoop. Working on projects generates files. We’ve all seen it. NDAs, RFIs, RFQs, SLAs and a slew of other files that may or may not have a three-letter abbreviation. We keep the files organized as best we can, using document repositories, cloud storage services, or even a plain old shared network folder. And that all is fine. Now there’s something else projects generate; and that’s emails. A lot of emails. And many of them just as important
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New TechnoLawyer Report: Outlook’s Missing PDF Export
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 10:58a   SWING Software Blog
TechnoLawyer Report: An Add-On for Outlook’s Missing PDF Export In a newly released TechnoLawyer Report, the publisher Neil Squillante wrote: “Many of email’s pain points no longer exist thanks to accounts accessible from multiple devices, push notifications, robust searching, and effective spam filters. However, one pain point remains for lawyers in particular — getting email messages and attachments out of Outlook and into PDF format for archiving purposes, e-discovery, an
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White Paper: How to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online
Thu, Jan 13th 2005 11:41a   SWING Software Blog
January 13, 2005 – SWING Software has announced the release of a new white paper that discusses best practices in publishing documentation online, using IBM Lotus Domino platform. For IBM Lotus professionals, using Domino for publishing internal documentation may be an obvious choice. Still, lots of Lotus shops do not have a simple way to publish and maintain their standard operating policies and procedures manuals, work instructions, disaster recovery plans, and other critical documents.




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