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Introduction Before I begin, let’s first introduce myself. My name is Robert van den Breemen. I am working as an Enterprise IT Architect for over 15 years in a large Dutch government department. I am passionate about technology and the effect it has on the way people work. As the lead in the Digital Workspace […]

An update on IBM Connections and the POODLE vulnerability

*** UPDATE: 10:53GMT, 3 November 2014 *** As reader Oliver Regelmann has commented below, these fixes are sadly not for the POODLE issue at all, but to fix an altogether different vulnerability in Connections, caused by a issue in Apache Commons FileUpload. My fellow contributor, Sjaak Ursinus, created a detailed post a couple of weeks back detailing […]

Using IBM Connections? Please complete this research survey!

My good friend and esteemed analyst and author, Michael Sampson, is asking for feedback on your usage of IBM Connections: I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: Demographics and Current State of Connections Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections […]

Ovum Research publishes ‘SWOT Assessment: IBM Connections Version 5.0 and IBM SmartCloud Connections’

Ovum Research ‘create tangible business advantage for our customers by providing actionable intelligence that can be relied upon in evaluating opportunities, benchmarking performance, and making better business-critical decisions.‘ In short, they research and analyse the IT industry, thus providing insight to their customers – usually commercial organisations looking to take strategic decisions on IT investments. […]

IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 is now available

When IBM Connections was first released, all patches to the on-premises code were released as iFixes – individual fix packages that could be installed and deinstalled individually. This was really flexible and allowed issues to be patched very quickly but also lead to very time-consuming patching processes and almost every system I visited had a […]

Experiences with IBM Connections 5

I just wanted to quickly recommend a couple of posts from Julius Schwarzweller at German IBM business partner, GIS AG. He was quick to get hold of the new IBM Connections 5.0 release and has been working with it for the past few weeks. He’s been kind enough to document his findings on a couple […]

Apache Struts security issues ‐ time to patch your IBM Connections install

I’ve just come across an IBM technote from May 2014 that has been updated over the last few days, listing details of a number of vulnerabilities in Apache Struts: [titled_box title=”Vulnerability Details”]Several security vulnerabilities have been reported against Apache Struts through April 2014. IBM Connections uses Struts. A version of the package that is vulnerable to […]

Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated

The powerful enhanced rich text editor for IBM Connections, Ephox EditLive, has just been updated to version 2.5.2.45 and is available from IBM FixCentral: 1. interim fix: EditLive-for-IBM-Connections-4.5 Ephox EditLive 2.5.2.45 for IBM Connections 4.5. Platforms: AIX, Linux, Windows Applies to versions: 4.5.0.0 Upgrades to: Severity: 30 – Moderate Impact/High Probability of Occurrence Categories: Function Abstract: […]

IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated

I first blogged about the IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome three weeks ago. Back then it was at version 1.8. Remarkably since then the author, Romain Lienard, has released four updated versions: [titled_box title=”Changelog for IBM Connections QuickSearch”] V.2.2: – New group feature !!! – Can now post a message to the user’s board […]

IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5

A new and very neat IBM tool has been added to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog in the last week or so: [titled_box title = “The Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5”]The Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5 release was developed to help developers, system administrators, support engineers and eventually customers during their deployment of […]