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My #IamLUG 2013 Presentation - What’s Next - Application Modernization Roadmap For Socializing IBM Notes and Domino

May 8 2013

Attached is the presentation that John Beck of IBM and I gave at IamLUG 2013 yesterday: http://www.slideshare.net/johnhead/whats-next-application-modernization-roadmap-for-socializing-ibm-notes-and-domino Some organizations neglect or under-utilize one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio - the line of business application. Most were built 10+ years ago with no Web, mobile, or social. This session describes the application revolution taking place, covering the options and best practices required for success. Migration and new development will be compared and contrasted. Real-world data will demonstrate the positive potential return on investment. We will discuss PSC's Application Modernization Center and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages. If your organization is considering a migration or an XPages solution for your Notes/Domino investments, this session is for you! For those of you that have seen

PSC at IamLUG 2013

April 8 2013

Interested in IBM Collaboration Solutions? Want to attend this quarter's largest user group in the US? Want to learn more about Notes & Domino 9, Connections 4.5, and much more? Then you should be attending IamLUG 2013 on May 6th and 7th in St. Louis, MO USA. PSC Group, LLC has been a big supporter of IamLUG since the first one in 2009. PSC is one of two Gold sponsors. We will have a table talking about our solutions and the Application Modernization Center. We also have a few sessions the fantasic PSC team: Don't Roll Your Own, Integrate...Collaboration On the Ground and In the Clouds Speakers: Troy Reimer Kathy Brown Track: Development Your users want to collaborate, so how do you provide that ability within your XPages applications without coding from scratch? Troy and Kathy will show you how to take advantage of existing collaboration capabilities and integrate them with your apps. They will begin with a simple integration of XPages and TeamRooms. Next they will demonst

@IamLUG 2011 - The Never Ending Integration Story: How to Integrate Your Lotus Notes, Domino, and LotusLive applications with Microsoft Office, .NET, and Lotus Symphony

August 3 2011

This is the integration session I gave at IamLUG 2011 IamLUG 2011: The Never Ending Integration Story: How to Integrate Your Lotus Notes, Domino, and LotusLive applications with Microsoft Office, .NET, and Lotus SymphonyView more presentations from John Head. "The Integration Story started in 1994, with the first ways to combine Lotus Notes and Lotus Ami Pro to create custom applications. In 2011, the Integration story is still going strong. This session will start with the basics and ramp up in skill and capabilities. We will show how to integrate Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, XPages, and LotusLive applications with the tools on your user’s machines: Microsoft Office, Microsoft .NET custom applications, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, Lotus Symphony, and more. We will look how the ODF and OOXML standards are changing the integration story and how they will impact you. You will walk out of the session with lots of sample code and extending your own integration story!"

@IamLUG 2011 - The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage

August 1 2011

This is the session that David Via and I gave this morning at IamLUG 2011 The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage - IamLUGView more presentations from John Head. "Some organizations are neglecting or under-utilizing one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio today - the Notes/Domino application platform. Some are even considering re-coding Domino applications in other languages and development tools. In this session we present the business case and technical merits of Notes and Domino in direct comparison to other tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. Based on data collected from real-world engagements we will demonstrate the positive return on investment of the Notes platform. We will also discuss PSC’s “Application Modernization” strategy and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages and advanced collaboration functionality."

IamLUG 2011 - PSC is sponsoring and speaking - See you there!

July 19 2011

PSC is proud to be sponsoring and speaking at IamLUG 2011 coming to St. Louis on August 1st and 2nd, 2011. We are a Gold Sponsor at the event and have three sessions: The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage Speakers: John Head and David Vai Some organizations are neglecting or under-utilizing one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio today - the Notes/Domino application platform. Some are even considering re-coding Domino applications in other languages and development tools. In this session we present the business case and technical merits of Notes and Domino in direct comparison to other tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. Based on data collected from real-world engagements we will demonstrate the positive return on investment of the Notes platform. We will also discuss PSC’s “Application Modernization” strategy and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages and advanced collaboration

IamLUG 2010 - Thoughts

August 5 2010

Another IamLUG is complete and people are back home. In it's second year, IamLUG has taken on it's own identify very quickly. Smack in the middle of the year, it acts as a true bridge between Lotuspheres. Great content, great people, and great interaction. The days of being up to 4 am at Lotusphere seem to have changed into staying up until midnight at IamLUG. But I find the mixing of the long term community folks with first time attendees at any event to be better at IamLUG than anywhere else. I got asked more questions away from the sessions or the PSC sponsor booth than I think I have ever before. The entire IamLUG team is to be given a standing ovation. Chris Miller is the ringmaster but he has an amazing support team behind him. IamLUG is run super smooth and that takes a lot of people. The only complain I heard was some issues with the wifi and bandwidth on Tuesday and let's be real, not much the IamLUG team can do its a hotel issue. When people complain about an air condition

PSC Booth at IamLUG2010

August 5 2010

A quick screen shot of our booth at IamLUG 2010 Alex and I decided to go with a different theme this year. Instead of listing a lot of bullet points on things we do, we are just displaying our brand and on-line presence. As the only service provider who sponsored IamLUG this year, the different approach seemed to spark a bit of interest. If you are attending MWLUG 2010 in two weeks, come see the booth and say hello! You can ask me about what PSC does and how we can help too ;)

IamLUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony

August 5 2010

“Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus SymphonyView more presentations from John Head. Download the PSC Integration Samples database here. The OpenNTF.org Contacts Experience project is located here.

IamLUG 2010 - The Collaboration Agenda – Putting It to Work in your Organization - Slides Posted

August 2 2010

The Collaboration Agenda – Putting It to Work in your OrganizationView more presentations from John Head.

Simply put - IamLUG rocked

August 5 2009

I am not sure what else I can say besides IamLUG rocked. A few thoughts to expand on that: As an attendee ... IamLUG was a great user group conference. Great food, great people, well organized, and just what many of us needed. I made the observation today that after lots of drama in our community the past couple weeks, we need an event like IamLUG to bring us together - almost in a healing manner. With written communication - be it a blog, IM, or email - so much is up for interpretation. In person, we are all friends and have fun together. No bad blood, very little cliques - just a dysfunctional family that needs the family reunion (and booze) to move on and start fresh. I guess the fact that rounds of drinks cost 40 bucks - yeah, that helped! :-) There were also some amazing sessions this week. I so rarely get to see more than a couple sessions at Lotusphere - I missed only one time slot. Great content from everyone! I know you have all heard about the Lotus Knows marketing event lau

IamLUG 2009 - Integration and Coexistence: Leveraging Lotus and Microsoft products to build better solutions : Slides and Demo database

August 4 2009

In the real world, you use both Lotus and Microsoft technologies in your environment. You do not want to be in the middle of a product selection war, you want to solve your business problems. This session will show you how to integrate Lotus and Microsoft technologies, including: Lotus Notes Lotus Domino Lotus Symphony Microsoft Office Microsoft .NET Microsoft SharePoint You will go home with real world samples and lots of tips and techniques. Iam Lug 2009 Integration And Coexistence SessionView more documents from John Head. Download the demo database here.

PSC sponsoring IamLUG, John and Alex speaking on Integration

June 23 2009

I am happy to announce that PSC is one of the Gold sponsors for the first I am Lotus User Group (IamLUG) in St. Louis on August 3rd and 4th, 2009. PSC will have a booth and we hope to have some very cool friends joining us (more on that later). Alex and I are also doing an version of our Lotusphere presentation on Notes/Domino and Integration with Microsoft Technologies and Lotus Symphony: Integration and Coexistence: Leveraging Lotus and Microsoft products to build better solutions In the real world, you use both Lotus and Microsoft technologies in your environment. You do not want to be in the middle of a product selection war, you want to solve your business problems. This session will show you how to integrate Lotus and Microsoft technologies, including: - Lotus Notes - Lotus Domino - Lotus Symphony - Microsoft Office - Microsoft .NET - Microsoft SharePoint You will go home with real world samples and lots of tips and techniques. We are going to use this conference to debut s