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, OpenNTF.org 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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IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference 2011

Bringing IBM expertise to a global forum

Every year, IBM brings together leading-edge thinkers, technology gurus and business experts for more than 30 technical universities and seminars worldwide.

These events provide a forum where IT professionals can explore current and emerging technical topics, meet respected industry leaders and network with peers from around the globe.

  • Upgrade your IT skills. The key to success is training; get it quickly at an IBM Technical Universities.
  • Test-drive the latest technologies through hands-on labs. Roll up your sleeves and get involved with the latest systems and software.
  • Hear breaking news from the original source. Get up to speed on the latest product releases, trends, tips and techniques – direct from IBM.
  • Network with experts and colleagues from a variety of industries.
  • Load up on great information. Get the background you need to make quick, intelligent business decisions.
  • Explore a wide selection of topics. Expand your skills in the area of your choice with a variety of elective sessions for every level, from new user to expert.
  • Certify your skills onsite with testing at many events.
  • Get the most out of your training experience. We’ve designed cost-saving programs to meet your needs and your schedule. There are even classes on Sunday at many events.

For more information and registration

LotusLive – IBM Lotus’ Saas Portfolio – Not your father’s SaaS offerings

LotusLive online services….

uniquely integrates through open standards with existing, on-premise customer solutions

… access through a familiar web 2.0 user interface

… makes it easy for customers to extend collaborative capability to the cloud

LotusLive is IBM Lotus’ portfolio of solutions that offer Software as a Service (SaaS) for organizations to leverage in the cloud. In addition, LotusLive Solutions can extend your on premise investments to the cloud.

SaaS became a well used word in 2009. Organizations found that they needed to find ways that they could cut IT costs, simplify end user connectivity, managing help desks and streamline costs associated with upgrades. Software as a Service offers a cloud model of delivering software, on demand, managed by an outside source. It is very structured and controlled, with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) being offered and just enough capabilities. Business are finding that while this is an attractive offering, once getting down to the realities of it, there are limitations. There are challenges with an all-inclusive approach. It would be difficult to deliver all the services that a customer needs to run their business including business applications, telecom, help desk all in one place. There are many concerns regarding volumes of existing information, data migration, mobile access, all or nothing solutions, integration with their internal applications and security models, let alone having someone else manage all of your content.

IBM has recognized this. In talking to our customers regarding their needs, IBM has found that not one size fits all. In the LotusLive Portfolio, IBM offers technical delivery solutions that can help to bridge the needs of the end users, the requirements of the business, and balance some of the financial relief that the business is looking to solve. In the LotusLive offerings we have a portfolio that allows for a hybrid model which extends On-premise investments to, hosted and cloud solutions.

The rich portfolio of service offerings of LotusLive that make collaborating across boundaries easy for business of all sizes.

There are some basic common needs, but we all know that the requirements for communication is not the same for everyone in your organization. Corporate Directors and C-Level executives have very different needs from the needs of the janitor.  That is an easy one.  However, there are more gradient levels and companies need to figure out how to profile their user communities.

IBM understands this. We have reviewed the user communities of customers, IBM internally and worked with analysts, and have defined three primary categories based on their business and collaborative requirements. The following three categories cover the distinctions – however there are also gradients inside of these categories as well.

  • Knowledge Workers – requiring the most sophisticated messaging and collaboration
  • Task Workers – these needs vary by function, some need full collaboration, others over-served
  • Boundary Workers – clearly need just the essentials for email and calendaring

This approach of profiling the users, offers the customer the ability to determine what level of capabilities are needed and how to deliver these the abilities, all the while being able to leverage the capabilities of the SaaS model. By understanding the needs of the users, and the business, this is where you build the strongest case for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Leveraging costs across the organization, based on end-user requirements, provides the best overall TCO

IBM offers two different workshops to help customers:

User Segmentation Workshop

IBM helps to define the collaboration culture in your organization. We then conduct an exercise to help develop corporate personas. Once these personas are identified, we analyze their categories based on their social networks and sub networks. Once these have been outlined, use cases are built to help define vision and approach to delivering email and collaborative tools to the business.

TCO Value Workshop

In this workshop, IBM works with the customer focusing on data specific to their environment to review existing options. In evaluating all the delivery options available, we are able to help the customer build distinctions to provide a complete TCO view of each of the delivery models. We compare these options side by side regardless of whether it is SaaS, on premise, a hybrid implementation with on premise and SaaS, on premise with appliances, or all three.

So when you think of SaaS, consider the bigger picture, and be sure to engage IBM to assist you in examining the options. Remember that IBM has the experience in running efficient, reliable, secure and large scaled computing environments. The flexibility of options for delivery models. The innovation of Enterprise Web 2.0 based social computing paradigm that will allow more effective collaboration among employees, customers, and partners. All of this while leveraging our internal resources to partner with customers to develop cloud strategies and implementation plan that’s the right fit.

For more information please see http://www.lotuslive.com or contact me directly and I can get you in touch with someone that can help you.

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.

* 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!

Lotus Knows Bus Tour Comes To San Francisco – Be There to see it!!

Do you know what IBM Lotus knows? Come join in some fun and learn more! IBM Lotus is hosting a tour of the Lotus Knows bus which houses demonstrations, videos and experts who will share with you what IBM Lotus knows about collaboration and communication. We will also be hosting a delicious lunch, live demos, video vignettes and discussions at the IBM office at 425 Market Street. So come check it out. See you there!

WHAT? Lotus Knows Bus Tour WHEN? Tuesday, October 13, from 11 to 2
WHERE? The bus will be parked at Market Street and the Embarcadero. And we will also be hosting lunch, live demos, video vignettes and discussions at the IBM Office (425 Market St, Floor 20, Room 420)
WHY COME? Free lunch! Prizes! Check out the cool bus! And learn more about what Lotus knows regarding collaboration and communication To RSVP, please email Steve Bauer bauerst@us.ibm.com or 303 570 5511

Lotus K nows Bus Tour

RE-blogging The Tale of a Smarter Planet

This is a wonderful youtube that was blogged by George Faulkner , who I might add has a great blog of information!!  This video was created by Chris Luongo of IBM, along with his collaborative partner Jane Harris.  It talks about the effects that technology can have on the planet, how we are able to bring ideas, technologies and resources from around the globe to help preserve our planet and foster a better environment for future generations.

Also don’t forget that you can go to http://ibm.com/think for more excellent information on Building a Smarter Planet.

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