Collaboration without boundaries

IBM has recently run an excellent series of online events known as “developerWorks Live!” briefings, including one entitled “IBM Lotus Software: Collaboration Without Boundaries“:

See how collaboration solutions from IBM compare with those from Microsoft, highlighting the clear differentiators and competitive edge provided by the IBM Lotus solutions.


Decision makers, business and IT managers, business process or IT operations owner, developers, programmers, project managers, program managers, architects, practitioners, business partners and ISVs.


 * Learn how to reduce server sprawl and consolidate your infrastructure with Lotus Domino.
 * Gain a deeper understanding of the reliability and quality of Lotus Domino.
 * Learn how to extend your enterprise processes and systems using portal-based solutions.
 * Hear about open document and platform alternatives to Microsoft Office and Windows.
 * Learn about unified communications solutions and enterprise-ready Web 2.0-based social software services that enhance collaboration.


Full day


Are you currently running Microsoft Exchange 2003, but struggling with reliability issues and losing the cost battle to ever-larger server farms? Are you feeling pressure to upgrade to the latest proprietary solutions, but instead want an alternative that will give you greater choice, increased flexibility, and lower costs? Have you cobbled together an e-mail system from heterogeneous parts, possibly open source, but are now looking to centralize on a proven and extensible platform? Are you comfortable with your Lotus Notes collaborative platform but now want to add unified communications and social software to further drive the productivity and innovation of your work force?

This briefing addresses the “pain points” of companies from all these perspectives. Specifically, well compare collaboration solutions from IBM with those from Microsoft, highlighting the clear differentiators and competitive edge provided by the IBM Lotus solutions. Using both presentations and live demonstrations, well stress the technical advantages of IBM Lotus collaboration services, demonstrate their richness and highlight how they integrate with, enhance and enrich your current email application, be it Lotus Notes or Microsoft Outlook.

Unfortunately, this session isn’t currently scheduled to run again in the near future, but all the presentations are available for download:

Thanks to the ever cool Giuseppe for the heads-up…
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Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!