Corrected Link: The Value of Notes/Domino and Platform Savings

Value of Notes/Domino

TCO with N/D 8.5 has decreased costs by 30% or more with sophisticated compression technologies, administration improvements, and End User functions. Consulting and free tools are provided to help customers determine their own potential For example, Forrester Consulting calculated a three-year, risk-adjusted ROI of 147% for an organization with a payback period within twelve months of deployment. See link below….

  • Free and embedded functions within the Notes/Domino platform providing more value for your IT staff and End Users
  • Embedded Instant Messaging
  • File Sharing and social networking
  • Full featured Browser based email
  • Push to Mobile devices (including Blackberry, iPhone/pad/pod, Windows Mobile, and Android)
  • VPN connectivity
  • Web 2.0 and client-based Designer tools
  • Personal Open Document Format Productivity – documents, spreadsheets, & presentations
  • Personal secure (drag and drop) document repository for team sharing
  • APIs to key industry tools – SAP, Siebel

Platform Savings

TCO of update to 8.5.x is less than 12 months, 30% fewer servers, 40% to 60% in disk savings, >50% I/O consumption, ~50% in Network bandwidth and extensive integration via Eclipse & Web Services

Free – SW Entitlements with Notes & Domino (live links here)

Why IBM for your integrated desktop client

Easy to use, integrated desktop client that brings you the people, business applications, and information you need from across the enterprise and the Internet to help you get your work done fast.

Learning resources

Customer References

TCO Tools

We have a few tools that can help the customers realize cost savings.  If you would like assistance with any of these tools, IBM can help you plan for your upgrade, cost out the savings as well as assist in your own value proposition for your upgrade.   If you do not know your IBM Lotus Rep or technical lead – please contact me directly and I would be glad to get someone to assist you immediately!

EVENT: November 17, 2010 Time: 9am PST – Instantly Convert Your Apps to XPages with New “Transformer Technology”

Date: November 17, 2010
Time: 12:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time
Hosted by LotusUserGroup.org, Sponsored by GROUP


REGISTER TODAY!!!

XPages technology enhances your ability to create world-class Notes and Domino applications and leverage your Domino investments to deliver modern, scalable, high performance Web 2.0 style applications. But, until now, learning a new development skill and applying it to a drawn-out and cumbersome platform migration has been a task many developers have been putting off. Fortunately, this presentation will introduce you to a new tool that lets you modernize your legacy Notes applications by converting them to XPages with GROUP’s revolutionary tool, Evolution Transformer.
Join Jennifer Meade, CTO at GROUP, and Nathan Freeman, GROUP Frameworks VP Research & Development, for this brief online presentation and learn the ins and outs of this new tool that transforms Domino applications with XPages for you:

  • Learn how to rapidly modernize legacy Domino applications at half the cost of moving to another platform
  • Extend applications to private and public clouds with no lock-in
  • Leverage existing infrastructures (hardware, middleware, directory services)
  • Standardize application appearance across your organization
  • See a demonstration of the Evolution Transformer solution in action

Don’t miss the presentation that will show you the easiest and best way to leverage your Domino investments by converting to XPages and delivering modern, scalable, high performance Web 2.0 style applications with ease.

This presentation is free to LotusUserGroup.org members but requires pre-registration.

REGISTER TODAY!!!

This Virtual User Group Meeting is hosted by LotusUserGroup.org.

EVENT: Lotusphere Comes To You 2010

Join us and meet the experts that can help you become knowledgeable about the collaboration solutions that are specific to your industry, your business objectives and your IT operations:

  • Do you have new employees wondering where the social software is?
  • Are your professionals curious about how they can use email on the web from any one of their devices?
  • Is your management team asking you, ‘When can you help us deliver a web channel that will drive our customers to learn more about our products and services’?
  • Are your colleagues and business partners tired of having to open all sorts of different collaboration tools just to get simple work done?

Attend key sessions to get insider information on:

  • Messaging & Collaboration
  • Social Networking
  • Web 2.0 tools
  • Software as a service
  • Unified Communications & Collaboration
  • Portals

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how IBM can help you improve your competitive advantage and thrive within the challenges presented by today’s economic environment.

Invite your colleagues to register today for an event near you: http://www.ibm.com/lotus/lcty

I look forward to seeing you at the Lotusphere Comes to You.

Portland – Lotusphere Comes to You: Date Announced

I am sure that you some of you have seen, dates have been released for Lotusphere Comes to you in major cities through out the world.  I wanted to be sure that you all knew about the event happening in Portland OR.

PAVONE AG and Elguji Software are hosting a great event in Portland on March 16th 2009 8:30 AM – 1 PM.  They have rented out a great little place called the Livingroom Theater and I really think this will be a great event.  This round will be small and intimate, allowing for 25 participants, so registration is required.

Please see http://elguji.com/ideajam/blog/blog.nsf/d6plinks/BELT-82JV5G for more details!

EVENT UPDATE: Mobile Collaboration with Lotus Software

Smartphone users send or receive emails more than any other business activity. And you may have guessed that accessing calendar information is a close second. We all know how critical mobile access has become in today’s workplace. IBM and WorkFlow Studios invite you to see the great possibilities when you include these mobile devices in your collaboration strategy.

At this session we will discuss and demo various Lotus products on the iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.

The goal is to encourage you to consider including these types of devices in your strategy and to show you how your employees can have access to their mail, calendar, PIM and other applications using these devices.

Discussion Topics:

  • Lotus mobility solutions for Blackberry devices

  • Lotus mobility solutions for Windows Mobile devices

  • iPhone Application development for mobile devices

San Francisco, CA – February 9

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
IBM San Francisco Innovation Center
425 Market Street, Room #20-280
San Francisco, CA 94105

Costa Mesa, CA – February 11

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
IBM Costa Mesa 600 Anton Blvd, 2nd Floor Room #209
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Space is limited REGISTER NOW

For more information:

David Stephens
WorkFlow Studios
Director of Interactive Sales and Marketing
949-212-5396

No More MS Office – only Lotus Symphony – Did I look back? Not Once!

A few months ago I was one of the lucky ITS @ IBM to get a laptop refresh.  I was so very excited, even though it always takes sometime to upgrade, transfer all your files, install all your plugins, and to customize the machine to fit my person demo preferences and make sure I have all the bells and whistles to show my customers what IBM Lotus has to offer.  It was great to get hardware refresh.

I was so very surprised to see one piece that I was not expecting.  The laptop was shipped to me without MS Office on the desktop.  I had Lotus Notes 8.5 of course, Sametime, Connections plugins and SYMPHONY.

So here is my thoughts after the first 90 days without MS Office.

The first thing that I thought was… ok… now I can really cut the cord and use Symphony only.  I had been using it for over a year… but not exclusively.  IBM has been offering all of our templates, forms and presentations in the Symphony formats, but I was still using the Office Suite.  Well really it was the default on my old laptop.  But I do have to say that I have been using MS Office since it’s inception, so it is hard to make a complete cut over without taking some action.

To be honest… I am enjoying this much more.  The fact that when I do a file save, my machine does not freeze, most of the capabilities are not that different, in presentations I can add animation, manage groups, combine objects, add text effects, so many things that you can do in Powerpoint.  My favorite thing is the ease of use (more logical in my opinion) for the Masters – Slides, Notes and Handouts and controlling the Page Layouts.  I tend to use presentations the most, but really there are great things about the Document and the Spreadsheet tools as well.  Really tables are so much easier, formating is easier too… no pesky hidden code to make you mad and hard to control.

It is also so very easy to save documents into Office formats to share with my customers, and to easily export in one click to PDF / HTML format.

Here is the point:  I am just one person and with little to no effort this upgrade saved IBM $350.  You can do the math for your own organization and see how much money you can save.

I am really happy… and I have not looked back once!  Give it a try yourself for free… BE FREE AND WORK SMART!!

Smarter Collaboration Event comes to San Francisco November 5th, 2009

In a world of on-line collaboration, sometimes there’s nothing like meeting face-to-face! So we’re kicking off a new series of events aimed at helping you and your teams better understand how to embrace the power of collaboration, regardless of where you are in the process, or which Lotus software products you currently use.

Get up close and personal with our executive team and product experts for a day of interactive sessions, demos and one-on-one meetings, and even some sneak peaks of what we’ll be showing at Lotusphere in January. Come see us at one of of our upcoming events we have planned this fall. We have a lot up our sleeves!

If you want to learn how to benefit from your existing collaboration infrastructure, or maybe even looking for some new ideas — you’ll want to be here.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
* Chicago: October 6th
* New York: October 22nd
* San Francisco: November 5th

Register today at: ibm.com/software/lotus/events/smarter-collaboration/live/

Get Smart. Start the conversation. Be the visionary. Shape the future. See you there!