Archive for Lotus Awards

Lotusphere2009 gets personal & sentimental - Lotus Awards Reception with Bob Picciano

January 22 2009

On Wednesday Night at Lotusphere2009, all of the Lotus Award winners were invited to a reception with Bob Picciano, General Manager of Lotus Software. I have to tell all of you reading, I got really sentimental and emotional during this hour. The Zain Africa Challenge project, which won on the 2009 Lotus Awards Best Philanthropy Solution, has been such a huge part of my life. I started working with the client that manages Zain Africa Challenge in 1993. I was 19. 15 years later, at 34, the project gets highlighted as the top philanthropic business partner project. Words can not detail how I feel right now. It is almost like this is the completion of a chapter of my life and it's time to find that next client & project that will change my life and the lives of others. I love what I do. Thank you to everyone that has been involved in this project.

Lotus Awards 2009 Winners featured on ChannelWeb

January 5 2009

This is very cool. ChannelWeb has featured the Lotus Awards 2009 Winners! And here is PSC highlighted for the Best Philanthropy Award

PSC wins the 2009 Lotus Award for Best Philanthropy Solution

December 18 2008

The 2009 Edition of the Lotus Awards were announced today and PSC won for the Best Philanthropy Solution! Here is a brief overview of the winning solution: Africa Challenge S.A. (ACSA), has joined with Zain, Africa’s most successful pan-African mobile network, to create the Zain Africa Challenge (ZAC). ZAC, the first-ever televised academic competition among students at African universities across the continent, is a major undertaking for ACSA. The Zain Africa Challenge (ZAC) is an event that celebrates higher education in the continent of Africa. ZAC unites students and creates a forum for like-minded individuals and educators to meet and collaborate. A great benefit of the ZAC is the social networking that begins as students from many nations intermix and compete. These future leaders come to respect peers from neighboring countries that have often had poor relations. The leaders are learning the value of networking, education, and collaboration. The collaboration tools of Note

Debunking the Lotus Awards = Websphere Portal talk

November 3 2008

So there has been some talk about how the 2009 version of the Lotus Awards are skewed to be more favorable towards Websphere Portal vs Lotus Software, specially Lotus Notes & Domino. So let's break each award down and look closely to see if this talk is correct. The award info is located here. Award 1: Breakout Technology Award This Award will be presented to an IBM Business Partner who offers a solution that extends the software user experience by leveraging new technology innovations introduced into the IBM Lotus® and IBM WebSphere® Portal portfolio. These technologies must be new since Lotusphere® 2008, such as XPages, Live Text, Composite Application integration with the Sidebar, and the Portal Web 2.0 client. They provide IBM Business Partners and customers with the capability to integrate and blend heterogeneous applications and data in the context of the end user's role, transforming solutions into a single seamless work environment that boosts end user and organizational