As the world moves to the Cloud, Lotus Notes differentiates itself with project collaboration capabilities with more options

31 August 2012
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Many people do not realize that the purely cloud-based social media tools that have become part of today’s social fabric can trace its origins 20 years back when the first commercial Groupware applications entered the market introducing a new way for remote users to communicate and create their own collaboration networks.  In fact, it is no secret that one of the major pioneers of this first wave of tools was Lotus Notes that was developed as a leading-edge collaboration platform that encouraged the exchange of business information among a network of stakeholders.  Obviously, in those early years the connectivity to […]

Lotusphere 2012 Highlights: Socializing Lotus Notes and Domino Means Better Accessibility in the Cloud and on Mobile Devices

27 January 2012
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It has been a week since Lotusphere 2012.  This year’s event was quite exciting in that it a lot of the ideas and concepts that were discussed in 2011 were put into action offering up new capabilities to the Lotus Notes community delivering on the promise of a more social platform.  One of the primary messages of the event is that social media has transformed our business landscape by fundamentally changing the way people interact in a business context.  We truly live in an era where information workers are no longer chained to their desks and are more mobile and […]

Lotus Fever is in the Air! Lotusphere 2012 reminds us what it means to be social

13 January 2012
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For all the Lotus Notes groupies, every year when the big Lotusphere event comes around it seems like the whole world stops for the week, and everyone’s attention is aimed at learning about the next big announcement and reveal of the annual celebrity mystery guest that will set the tone of the Lotus Notes community for the upcoming year.

Better Project Collaboration does not Necessarily Mean Standardizing Solely on a Common Web Platform

28 October 2011
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In a world where the average knowledge worker communicates with his or her stakeholders via email, intranets, extranets, smart phones, and a host of social media and enterprise applications available over the Web, the meaning of “collaboration” can be as useful as it is confusing to project teams that live and die by the information they ingest.  With so many options and means to communicate, developing a collaboration strategy is critical in today’s project environment. You just have to dial back ten years ago and realize collaboration options were quite basic in comparison to today’s world.  Most information was shared […]

What do Kevin Spacey, Harry Potter and Social Media have in common?

8 February 2011
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kevin spacey ibm lotusphere 2011

These were all highlights at this year’s IBM Lotusphere 2011 conference uniting the Lotus Notes community.  From the opening session featuring Kevin Spacey to the final evening concluding at Universal Orlando’s theme park featuring the Wizardry World of Harry Potter, as a first timer to this event, I was amazed to see the incredible global following the Lotus Notes community has.  As true pioneers in the world of collaboration, decades before Twitter and Facebook, the Lotus Notes platform has provided a collaboration platform on its groupware technology allowing thousands of developers, software architects and business partners deliver first class collaboration […]