Archive for Connections

HCL Software, Day One

July 1 2019

Today is the day that many of my friends and community members started a new journey. HCL Software closed their deal with IBM yesterday, and today my LinkedIN, Facebook, and blog feeds are filled with people announcing their new roles. I am overjoyed that so many of the people I have worked with for years at IBM on the Collaboration products are moving to HCL. It's very rare that this kind of opportunity happens - and I hope all those involved celebrate properly. I also think this is a real opportunity for HCL Software to start clean. Now only do they have a new Software group, they have a new partner program, and let's be real - a whole new business model. They are not just selling services, but software, to their customers. They just gained a lot of new customers in their systems - which comes with relationships. This is the time to view every one of those relationships as an opportunity. I would recommend that the new sales team at HCL make it their number one priority to touch eve

Thoughts and emotions : HCL Buys Numerous Software Assets from IBM, including Notes, Domino, Connections, and Sametime

December 10 2018

The news has hit - on the day before the 29th anniversary of Lotus Notes 1.0 being released, HCL has agreed to pay IBM 1.8 million for IBM Software Assets including Notes, Domino, Connections and Sametime. This also includes software products AppScan, BigFix, Unica, Commerce, and Portal. All on-premises software. All with an ecosystem of customers, partners, and history. With an expectation to close mid-2019 (and if you dig into the HCL notes on this from their website, some of that can push closer to the end of 2019), there are a lot of details that are unknown. So first, some thoughts on the actual deal. It's clear that IBM no longer considers on-premises software strategic - at least the software included here. Many of these had already had their development and support outsourced since 2016, so it's not a huge shock, But this means sales, marketing, accounting, and community will all move from IBM to HCL. Current IBM employees will move to HCL - and yes, some might be out of a jo

Social Connections 2016 Toronto - “What the App?”… A Modernization Strategy for Your Business Applications

June 30 2016

Here are the slides from my session “What the App?”… A Modernization Strategy for Your Business Applications that I gave at Social Connections 2016 earlier this month in Toronto. It’s 2016 – your application portfolio is being reviewed and scrutinized. Email and application platforms are being separated. Users’ expectations of their work experiences are higher than ever. Your social platform is stable and maturing. But you’re invested in your applications (Notes, Domino, and much more) – what do you do? Looking through the lens of IBM ICS solutions, we will answer that question by providing a roadmap and experiences to help you choose the best path. We will deep dive into the five aspects of Application Modernization: User Experience, Cloud, Mobile, Modern Workflow & special focus on the last – Social. See demos of actual application transformations and the impact they have within an organization. We will also show how your applications, integrated into your social platform, incr

IBM LotusLive October 2010 Announcements

October 4 2010

IBM held a LotusLive Briefing on Monday, October 4th to review the October 2010 LotusLive update that was being announced on October 5th, Here are some notes from the briefing: Speakers: Ed Brill Sean Poulley Brendan Crotty Sean covered a couple of LotusLive Customer Stories 1. aatranslations 2. Signature Mortgage 3. SIT Group Seamlessly working with people inside or outside the company 1. connecting 700 contractors to work as one team with global clients: Vondle Live & LotusLive 2. Reducing Loan-processing time from 7 days to 24 hours; Silanis eSignLive & LotusLive Ed covered LotusLive Notes - 2nd release since August introduction $5 per month, 25 GB mailbox $10 per month, LotusLive Notes, LotusLive Meetings, LotusLive Engage $2 per month for Traveler - Hybrid model for Notes Client - Notes Traveler Support added in this release Other Oct 2010 features: New Communities Features in LotusLive Engage and LL Conections New Apps added to LotusLive in October 2010 - Tung

Lotusphere2009 Reflection - Products

January 27 2009

Some thoughts on the Lotus product line and their announcements at Lotusphere2009: Lotus Notes & Domino Lotusphere2009 was really the celebration of the 8.5 release. The OGS might have been anti-climatic since the product shipped the Jan 4th, 2009. The conference was all about 8.5, with DAOS, ID Vault, and XPages all over the sessions. We also saw LinkedIn integration coming in the client with a great sidebar app. Project Atlantic became Alloy, the joint project between SAP and IBM. We need to see more of these - official plug-ins or applications for integration or web 2.0 inclusion to the Notes & Domino product line. I was expecting more Lotus Protector announcements but those did not come, but we got the big shocker of the week - IBM was working to add ActiveSync support to Lotus Traveler in 2009. This is a big move for IBM, providing an ability to allow certain devices COUGH iphone COUGH to connect to the Domino server. It will be interesting to see how this works out