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1/This Sunday, Dec 7, is the 25th anniv of Lotus Notes AND the 30th of my startup Iris! A brief story, in 22 tweets. pic.twitter.com/Q96GsgVLQd— Ray Ozzie (@rozzie) 4. Dezember 2014
Next week we will upgrade our existing social business infrastructure from IBM Connections Version 4.0 to Version 4.5. Which does NOT include the new file management capabilities like nested folders. Nobody told us before. Not IBM. Not the system integrator. Nested folders are one of the main requests from the customers key users. So we need to license and install the required IBM Connections Content Manager add on (the artist formely known as Filenet), Version 4.5 of course. Which is available, but needs to run on a separate machine. Which does NOT include IBM Docs for collaborative content creation and editing. Which everybody expected to ship with IBM Connections 4.5. Because everybody who tested this on Greenhouse and saw the colorful slides believed in it. But this feature requires licensing and installating IBM Docs Version 4.5. Or Version 1.0.3. Which is currently not available. Maybe in three months. Current version would require some components running on Linux Red Hat, other components on Windows - and the document converter is still far from usable. Today IBM released IBM Connections App Version 4.1 to support the features from IBM Connections Version 4.5. Which does not contain the promised "dropbox style" sync capabilities. Maybe this will come in App Version 4.5? So what will we have after upgrading to IBM Connections Version 4.5? A new Websphere Version. Ahh. And @mentions. Ohh.You need to understand. This is not Web 2.0 tools simply transfered to Enterprise 2.0. This is enterprise software. This is IBM. Still think IBM Connections is one of the best E2.0 suites out there in the market. Hopefully IBM will not IBMify this solution.
Every company these days knows they have to get social. Yet often, even when organizations think they're embracing social media in a big way, they aren't. For most companies, social means marketing. It equals Facebook likes and Twitter followers. But that's just the price of entry into the social world we -- the 1.5 billion people using social networks -- are crafting around us. Because as powerful as social media is for exchanging ideas, it has the potential to do so much more for organizations. It can, in fact, become a new production line.Ich hatte letzte Woche die Gelegenheit, über meine Gedanken und Erfahrungen zu dem dem Themenkomplex "Enterprise 2.0" aka Social Business zu sprechen.
Speed changes everything (Jason Fried)In der Zukunft wird noch mehr gelten: Es gibt nur noch zwei Arten von Unternehmen - die schnellen und die toten.
Complexity kills. Complexity sucks the life out of users, developers and IT. Complexity makes products difficult to plan, build, test and use. Complexity introduces security challenges. Complexity causes administrator frustration. And as time goes on and as software products mature – even with the best of intent – complexity is inescapable. Indeed, many have pointed out that there’s a flip side to complexity: in our industry, complexity of a successful product also tends to provide some assurance of its longevity. Complex interdependencies and any product’s inherent ‘quirks’ will virtually guarantee that broadly adopted systems won’t simply vanish overnight. And so long as a system is well-supported and continues to provide unique and material value to a customer, even many of the most complex and broadly maligned assets will hold their ground. And why not? They’re valuable. They work. But so long as customer or competitive requirements drive teams to build layers of new function on top of a complex core, ultimately a limit will be reached. Fragility can grow to constrain agility. Some deep architectural strengths can become irrelevant – or worse, can become hindrances.Remembers me not only of Microsoft products but of an collaborative solution he invented. Furtheron about the shift toward the continuous services and connected devices model:
As we’ve begun to embrace today’s incredibly powerful app-capable phones and pads into our daily lives, and as we’ve embraced myriad innovative services & websites, the early adopters among us have decidedly begun to move away from mentally associating our computing activities with the hardware/software artifacts of our past such as PC’s, CD-installed programs, desktops, folders & files. Instead, to cope with the inherent complexity of a world of devices, a world of websites, and a world of apps & personal data that is spread across myriad devices & websites, a simple conceptual model is taking shape that brings it all together. We’re moving toward a world of 1) cloud-based continuous services that connect us all and do our bidding, and 2) appliance-like connected devices enabling us to interact with those cloud-based services.H sees a future of amazing, pervasive cloud-centric experiences delivered through a world of innovative devices that surround us:
Today’s PC’s, phones & pads are just the very beginning; we’ll see decades to come of incredible innovation from which will emerge all sorts of ‘connected companions’ that we’ll wear, we’ll carry, we’ll use on our desks & walls and the environment all around us. Service-connected devices going far beyond just the ‘screen, keyboard and mouse’: humanly-natural ‘conscious’ devices that’ll see, recognize, hear & listen to you and what’s around you, that’ll feel your touch and gestures and movement, that’ll detect your proximity to others; that’ll sense your location, direction, altitude, temperature, heartbeat & health.I agree to his predictions for the future. Maybe its not the future of Microsoft he has seen. And even not Googles future. But it will happen.
Danke für Ihre LotusLive Supportanfrage. Support ist zur Zeit nur in Englisch verfügbar. Wir prüfen, Technischen Support in weiteren Sprachen in Zukunft anzubieten. Wir haben Ihre Anfrage maschinell auf Englisch übersetzt, konnten jedoch keine passenden Antworten finden. Wir bitten Sie, Ihre Support Anfrage in Englisch an email@example.com zu senden und wir werden Sie weiter unterstützen. Englische Übersetztung Ihrer Anfrage: Hello Lotus Support two concerns torment me: 1. I would like to edit my account information and my password does not work, alternatively, I've forgotten. If I reset the password, although I have noticed that an email was sent to me, but it depends on none. Also in the SPAM filter does not matter. 2. My client has established a space on Lotus Live, and I can not add, since I'm already registered. Why, exactly, he can not add an existing account? My e-mail address is the address of registration: Thanks for fast support Greeting Alexander KlugeI love translation bots. And I do understand why there is no standard solution for that problem - nobody would ever understand this.
As the head of a 50-person 'up and coming' organisation from London that is faced with alternatives from Google, Socialtext, Jive, Huddle, Alfresco etc and little understanding of the Lotus portfolio beyond some buzz on the web about Lotus Connections or Quickr, I'd have walked away utterly confused at what IBM/Lotus was actually offering me or my business.Nobody outside our little, very closed Lotus community understands what IBM is talking about today. Thats a big problem when a business partner tries to sell the message to it´s customers. I was one of these partners the last 10 years. And I wish IBM would have continued marketing like Lotus did in the past. Today I work with people in IT organizations who are responsible for running large infrastructurs. They don´t even talk about Lotus. Lotus is something they know back from the old day - but it´s irrelevant today. In my last position sometimes I felt like the last Jedi. But the force was not with me. Today I see some new efforts being made, including some of the videos of the Working Smarter campaign on Youtube. I would like to see Lotus back on the agenda of my current customers. And still I think: When IBM would like to do good marketing, they could do it. Maybe they simply don´t want to.
[...] DRAMATICALLY simplify the product portfolio down to only 3 offerings: Notes/Domino, Sametime, and Connections. Gone as standalone products would be Quickr, Doc, Workflow, Portal, Forms, Portal, Mash-ups, Traveler, Symphony, and anything else I've left off. Not gone as features, just gone as stand alone purchasable units which require marketing, confuse customers and press, etc. Take their code, and weave it appropriately into the 3 products above. For example, Quickr does two things, file/attachment sharing and team sharing sites. The main confusion over Quickr is Domino or J2EE? Fine, remove any talk about that, by taking the Domino Quickr code and moving it into... Domino. Take the J2EE Quickr code, and make it part of Connections. Don't talk about parity across the platforms, talk about how Domino now has file sharing and team spaces, and how Connections now has file sharing and team spaces. That is not overlapping product functionality, as both products need those features. [...]-> read on I know IBM is listening. I hope they will understand.
Some random vendor: Do you really trust Google when they hold all you e-mail data? Boss: I trust you too. Why not trust Google? V: But you know they can read everything? B: My admin probably can read everything, too. V: But your admin is your employee since years, you know him personally and you trust him! B: Do I? V: So what about reliability and availability? Look at the news about Googles outage a few weeks ago! B: So you want to tell me that my server is more available in average? V: No, I know, we had that disk crash last week, yes, but if you would have ordered our clustering offer, that crash would not have been any problem for you. B: So what was exactly the price for "clustering" our servers, I mean: hardware, software and your service? V: Grmpf...Our talk was not exactly like this, I took this to extremes. And yes, I know how a professional sales guy should act in that situation - this was fortunately a discussion between business men and friends. But I have that feeling we are much closer at the point where messaging and collaboration components become a commodity than large software vendors are able and willing to admit. I read the discussion about Google Apps and SaaS at Ed Brills blog and we put some irony on it when the Domino servers were down in Westford. My point is: I really don't know anymore if I should advise my customers - especially in the SOHO and SMB market - to build and maintain their own operating and data center. Why should a small company with 50 employees run four to six servers in a room, which he could use for another employee for example? It costs money for space, for energy, for services. Yes, we as a service company sell the hardware, we do the services, we install and customize the software. But what they basically need is mail, calendaring, maybe teamrooms, document management, adress management, activities, CRM. Yes, they could do this with Lotus Notes/Quickr/Sametime/Connections or Microsoft Exchange/Sharepoint/etc. All theses services run on different servers, which are based on different technologies, and nobody from their own staff members ever wants to install a Websphere server to have Lotus Connections up and running. Good for us, you would say. No. They would never pay for that. And - to stay with my todays discussion - no SOHO company can afford a Domino licence which allows clustering - and two servers just for a reliable mail solution. So why not just setup Google Apps? I know so many companies using salesforce.com, and they are happy. If you can get CRM as SaaS, why not messaging and collaboration? Google is nearly enterprise ready from my perspective, and I am not only talking with SOHO and SMB companies - I hear it from large accounts 5000+ too. I don't see any other vendor in that space, even not IBM with its hesitant Bluehouse attempt. So this all makes me think. It is provocative, I know. Correct me if I am wrong.
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