Getting Started with IBM Connections Engagement Center

Add user friendly, quick and easy front end to Connections User Experience. Engagement Center for Connections

IBM Lab Services offers a low price point, quick start engagement to get you started.

ISSC will provide a new CEC customer with a custom Connections Community interface providing news, information and links from an existing Connections Community.

At the end of the project IBM will have a completed a deployment of CEC, developed a common theme with Connections, and transferred knowledge on building additional pages and features to the customer.

Sample Quickstart:

Quickstart timeline

Priced at ~$15,000 + expenses *


  • Planning of one Engagement Center Page
  • Installation of CEC in one existing Connections environment
  • Uses one of the existing Page layouts included with CEC
  • Theme includes color scheme updates, addition of a logo, and small layout changes.
  • Knowledge transfer on installation of CEC and basic page creation
  • One day of deployment support during go-live

Not included:

  • Creation of Connections Community and content
  • Customization of Connections
  • Installation or configuration of Connections
  • Custom widget development
  • Custom layout development
*Pricing and scope subject to change based on date, offering and requirements

IBM Domino Apps Consolidation / IBM Domino Apps in the Cloud

Are you moving to IBM Verse in the Cloud? Are you decommissioning your Domino Mail Servers? Are you looking to reduce your footprint and consolidate?

What is your strategy for your Domino Applications? As you plan your mail migration to the cloud, consider your options for Domino Applications in the Cloud.

IBM Lab Services can help you get there. We can help you assess your environment, analyze your applications and make the right decisions for your organization.


  • Understand what Domino Applications you have.
  • Identify usage metrics on all applications.
  • Understand what continues to be used and has value.
  • Gather application metrics and be ready to make informed decisions.
  • Provide code analysis to determine complexity.


  • Improve the value of your applications.
  • Apply modernization patterns to existing applications to drive value.
  • Retire applications that no longer provide value.


  • How are applications managed?
  • Where do applications live?

Management Options

  • Continue On Premises operations
  • Outsource Application Platform Administration
  • Move operations to the Cloud

Check out our video on Domino Applications in the Cloud!

Exciting announcements coming from IBM – From Liking to Leading!

Join IBM on March 13th at 11am US ET to learn how a comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. See first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques.

You will learn:

You will:

Whether you’re a business leader looking to transform your front office, a CIO looking to build a social platform to support organizational growth, an existing IBM customer, or even a Microsoft customer, you cannot afford to miss this exciting and informative broadcast.


Next month, we will be announcing some exciting offerings that you should be aware of and understand IN ADVANCE. We are deep in the final planning phase of the launch of the Next Generation Platform for Social Business, which you heard about it at Connect 2013. NOW is the time to prepare yourself for this exciting news. Here are the key highlights:

  • Notes and Domino 9 Social Edition. This release will be the industry’s first truly social email client. It delivers a social experience to users, whether on a browser or on the broadest range of mobile devices. It also allows customers to unlock business creativity and workforce productivity with a modern, social interface and provide access from the user’s choice of one or a combination of rich, web and mobile clients.
  • Notes Traveler 9. This release empowers the highly mobile 21st century workforce with comprehensive enterprise collaboration capabilities on the broadest array of mobile devices and platforms available in the marketplace today.
  • Connections Content Manager & Connections 4.5. These releases leverage and enhance the foundational capabilities of our enterprise social software platform and provide embedded content management capabilities, making corporate content available across the enterprise.

Detailed news and information will be shared on March 13th broadcast entitled “From Liking to Leading: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social Business. I encourage you to join by registering here to attend. You will hear firsthand when the above-mentioned offerings will be generally available. More important, you’ll hear why you should get started with these new offerings right away.

InformationWeek and IBM for a Complimentary simulcast live from New York

You are invited to join InformationWeek and IBM for a Complimentary simulcast live from New York on Thursday, September 13.  Globally-renowned IT industry experts will present key steps, challenges and solutions to perfecting a social business. It all takes place within the framework of the latest in collaborative technologies to connect the experts with both a live audience and a virtual community.

It’s no secret that social technologies are dramatically changing the way people interact, collaborate, engage and get work done. But how can you as a leader tap into the power of social to drive real business value?

Join IBM and InformationWeek at this live event via simulcast as we explore the changing face of business at an exclusive leadership summit. Learn from market-leading organizations who are already seeing the benefits of being social today…and discover how to enable more employees to be innovators and more customers to be advocates.

We’ll discuss ways you can harness these unique capabilities NOW to gain competitive advantage:

Create a smarter workforce that is socially empowered to attract and connect the right people to the information and expertise they need, whenever and wherever they need it
Create exceptional customer experiences that are socially engaged, across all channels, and can anticipate and meet individual needs before they ask

This executive level symposium will feature global business leaders who are defining what it means to be a social business and is designed for senior business leaders and executives who believe the key to success is creative leadership and won’t settle for the status quo.

For up-to-the-minute details about this simulcast event, visit this site often. You’ll find specifics regarding speakers, agendas and special announcements.

Attendee Profile: This event is geared towards executive level decision makers in large organizations.

Register today to attend the live broadcast.

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Sponsor reserves the right to review and decline registrations

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We’ll discuss ways you can harness these unique capabilities NOW to gain competitive advantage:

  • Create a smarter workforce that is socially empowered to attract and connect the right people to the information and expertise they need, whenever and wherever they need it
  • Create exceptional customer experiences that are socially engaged, across all channels, and can anticipate and meet individual needs before they ask

Time (ET)

September 13, 2012
Simulcast Agenda
1:00pm – 2:30pm
1:00 PM – Welcome and Insights from InformationWeek
1:10 PM – From Liking to Leading: The Success of Your Business is Social – Alistair Rennie, GM, Social Business, IBM
1:20 PM – Real World Experiences, Customer Stories – Hosted by Brian Gillooly, Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
1:40 PM – A Dynamic Business Platform – Jeff Schick, VP, Social Business, IBM
1:50 PM – Live Q & A
2:00 PM – Simulcast Concludes

Featured Moderator
Brian Gillooly

Featured Speakers
Alistair Rennie
General Manager, Social Business,

Wendy Arnott
VP Social Media & Digital Communications,
TD Bank Financial Group

Michel Min
Head of Strategic Communication & eMarketing,
Omron Europe

Wim de Gier
Senior Global Project Manager,

Daniel S. Pelino
General Manager, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences,
IBM Corporation

Mark McLaughlin
Director of Strategy for Insurance,

Jeff Schick
VP, Social Business,

Jeffrey A. Rhoda
GM, Global Government & Education,

Visit the event website for full details and agenda.

You ARE Entitled

You ARE Entitled

 Becoming a Social Business has Never Been Easier

Simply take advantage of your investments in IBM collaboration software & solutions

Did you know you can make your investment in collaboration software and solutions more valuable by taking full advantage of the range of capabilities that come with your software purchase?

The fact is, you ARE entitled! If you own Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Notes Traveler, Sametime, Connections and/or WebSphere Portal, please join us for a local, in-person event.

You’ll see how easy it is to stay productive and connected. We’ll show you how you can integrate and use the best and most powerful software capabilities available in your existing environment – and become a Social Business while you are at it.

IBM Collaboration Software & Solutions Embrace technology.

Enhance relationships with employees, customers and partners. Get things done more quickly and efficiently. That’s what becoming a Social Business is all about.

You can start from anywhere:

  • IBM Lotus Notes / Domino
  • IBM Lotus Notes Traveler
  • IBM Sametime
  • IBM Connections
  • IBM WebSphere Portal


And you can deliver an unprecedented and timely return on your investments.

Locations & Dates
Click on the location to register

For More Information, contact:
Gregory Smith,
or 972-906-3017

Lotusphere/Connect 2012

It is that time of year again and we have so much to celebrate and share!  This is a great opportunity to learn about all the announcements over the past year, advancements in ICS technology and visions going forward.

This is your opportunity to see first hand in the labs what we can do and where we are going.  There are tons of sessions to hear from the experts, listen to real customer experiences and share what you know and build your skills. The product showcase will be filled with partner solutions and integrators that can help you extend solutions in your organization.

Need more reasons to attend?  See the Top Five Reasons to Attend Lotusphere 2012

New this year, IBM Connect 2012 is a two-day social business event covering a wide range of topics from what it means to be a social business to creating value and better business outcomes. IBM Connect runs in parallel to Lotusphere 2012.

This is a great time to make relationships that can help you grow, keep you connected and elevate your access!  Join in on the conversations that are happening now and will continue through out the conference!

Look forward to seeing you there!

EVENT: Become a more social business with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3

Join the Lotus Users Group for an exciting cast of characters as they talk about what’s new in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3.

Register NOW Become a more social business with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3


Ed Brill
Director, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM
October 6, 2011 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 provides numerous feature enhancements that benefit end-users, developers and administrators. Come hear about Lotus Notes and iNotes improvements for Mail and C&S; expanded device support, usability and administrative enhancements for Lotus Notes Traveler; performance/scalability improvements for XPages; Domino Designer productivity improvements; and expanded virtualization and data storage enhancements for Domino. In the last but certainly not least category, come hear how 8.5.3 accelerates your ability to find people and content as you embark on becoming a social business.
Pete Janzen
Sr. Product Manager — Domino Application Development, IBM
Jason Dumont
Program Director for Messaging & Collaboration Client Strategy, IBM
Jan Kenney
Product Manager — Lotus Notes Traveler & Lotus Mobile Connect, IBM

XPages Guru Webinar – Date Announced for Jun 1, 2011!

This is a great event open for all who are interested in expanding their development skills leveraging Domino Xpages, as well as the incorporation of Javascript and Dojo toolkits.  These tools offer excellent capabilities to webify Domino Applications and provide RAD tooling for bring business applications to mobile devices.  If you are a developer – this is an event you don’t want to miss!

XPages Guru Webinar

Event Date:    Jun 1, 2011
Event Time:    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted By:    David Elsasser (IBM)
Presented By:    Chris Blatnick (IBM), Matt White, Bruce Elgort, Tim Tripcony, Chris Toohey, David Leedy

XPages is an exciting Web 2.0 rapid development environment based around JSF and Java technology running on the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino platform. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino has been an established platform for developing applications where customers have been able to utilize industry leading security and workflow capabilities for business applications. XPages extends these capabilities further by providing a full modern web development platform.

Please join IBM and some special guests on June 1 for a webinar on XPages, what it can do for you, and how you can get there! We have lined up a who’s who list of industry experts … true gurus in the field of Domino rapid application development, XPages technology, and modernization of existing legacy applications … to help you get up to speed on this technology! The speaker for this webinar will be:

Chris Blatnick – Lotus Client Technical Professional, IBM
Matt White – Lead Developer, Elguji Software and Consultant, Fynn Consulting Ltd
Bruce Elgort – Co-Founder and Chairman, and Advisor, Elguji Software
Tim Tripcony – Xmage, Group Business Software
Chris Toohey – Guru, Group Business Software
David Leedy – Collaborative Solutions Developer, Czarnowski


  • What is XPages? – Matt White
  • Case Studies – Discussion database, XTalk, etc. – Bruce Elgort
  • Benefits of XPages – Matt White
  • Why should I transition? – Tim Tripcony
  • Roadmap to XPages (How do I get from here to there?) – Chris Toohey
  • What resources are out there? – David Leedy
  • Q & A

If you are interested in how XPages technology can help you improve your application development process and better leverage Web 2.0 technology quickly and easily, this session is for you!

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Pacific Lotus Users Group (PACLUG) event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on June 21-22 2011

This is a free event for all attendees! REGISTER TODAY

Join us for the inaugural Pacific Lotus Users Group (PACLUG) event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on June 21-22. This event will bring together IT and LOB professionals from all over the Western United States to share ideas and tools using IBM Collaboration and Social Business solutions. This free event will provide you with the most current information about increasing your efficiency through collaboration and integrating your platforms with social business tools.  This is an event that you will not want to miss!

We have many great plans for our inaugural event. These include:
·        Expert panel discussion on “The Future of a Social Business”, which will cover topics like Web 2.0/E2.0, mobility, gamification, enterprise collaboration and much more!
·        Keynote address including demos from Alistair Rennie, GM of IBM Collaboration Solutions
·        Lab solutions area to see demos and meet with IBM subject matter experts
·        Solution Showcase including the IBM Pavilion
·        Discounted certification exams and testing area
·        Meals and receptions

Sessions and Speakers include:

Total Cost:
This is a free event for all attendees. You do not need to be a part of a local users group to attend, nor do you need to register for any other conference. Since this is a FREE conference, we have limited availability to host the event. Make sure you register today and make plans to attend. Your total cost will be your travel to Las Vegas and hotel arrangements. We have a block of hotel rooms at Planet Hollywood for $99/night.

This is your opportunity to learn and network with colleagues from all over the Western United States. Register today at!

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