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T’was ten years ago… (Lotus Connections & Quickr)

Unfortunately I’ve just missed the actual anniversary, but I thought it worth celebrating that this week marks a decade since the announcement (on 22nd January 2007) of two products that have had an immense impact on my working life, Lotus IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr.

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Missing Lotusphere (IBM ConnectED)

It’s about this time of year that thoughts in the IBM/Lotus community traditionally turn to Orlando, to the Dolphin & Swan hotels, and to IBM’s major collaboration and social business event of the year. From Lotusphere to IBM Connect to this year’s IBM ConnectED, the name hasn’t mattered too much (I still think of it as […]

Missed Lotusphere 2012? Some tips on catching up

If you missed Lotusphere this year, you may be wondering how you can catch up on all the news? Well obviously there’s plenty of blogs (not least EdBrill.com) that you can read.  The presentations are also gradually being uploaded into the Lotusphere community on the Greenhouse. However, you could also listen to a series of […]

Don’t ever call Lotusphere a ’jolly’!

Here’s a snapshot of my schedule for this week. Admittedly some of the clashing appointments in Orange are where there are more than one session that I’d like to go to in that slot.  However, there is no doubt that this is going to be one seriously intensive week!

Lotusphere 2011 – my review in 6 posts 3) The Keynotes

Post 1 covered the stats and the take-aways from Lotusphere 2011.  Post 2 discussed IBM’s new Social Business message. So, we’re onto the Keynotes… It’s hard to discuss the Opening General Session at Lotusphere 2011 without rehashing arguments and points that others have already made.  Suffice to say that of all the Lotuspheres I’ve attended […]

Lotus is dead. Long live IBM.

[I note that Alan Lepofsky and Ed Brill have blogged thoughts on IBM vs. Lotus over the past couple of days – it’s worth checking out their posts] So, Lotusphere is done for another year.  For me personally, Lotusphere 2011 generated an extreme set of emotions, and was a not altogether pleasurable experience.  Let me […]

Wow, a long day!

A brief recap of today: 04:30 UK – Alarm goes off 05:00 UK – Leave home 07:30 UK – Arrive at Manchester airport 10:30 UK – Flight leaves 19:30 UK | 14:30 ET – Flight lands 20:30 UK | 15:30 ET – Arrive at Dolphin 21:00 UK | 16:00 ET – BALD at the Big […]

Is Lotusphere really worth the cost?

Is Lotusphere really worth the financial cost? Or the time or the travel or all those things that are going through your head when you are thinking about booking for Lotusphere 2011?   At Collaboration Matters we would answer that question with a resounding “Yes”.  Why else would we commit to it so wholeheartedly? That […]

Lotusphere 2011 in the spotlight

Wow, not see this before: Lotusphere 2011 front and centre on the ibm.com homepage.  It’s on the Partnerworld site too: Great to see it be marketed so heavily across the IBM web estate.

Speaking at Lotusphere 2011

I’m thrilled, really thrilled… Two of the sessions I submitted for Lotusphere 2011 have been accepted: Twelve MORE Things Your Mother Never Told You About Deploying Lotus Connections 3.0 – co-presenting with Rob Wunderlich (Best Practices) This is a rerun of last year’s successful session dispensing advice to those looking to deploy Lotus Connections.  Completely […]

UK Lotusphere Comes To You events announced

Whilst I rather have seen the UK events arranged earlier in the year, it is great to see such major venues being used for the UK Lotusphere Comes To You sessions: 1 April: Wembley Stadium, London. Register now 3 April: Radisson SAS Hotel, Manchester Airport. Register now What’s new: The next generation of Lotus is […]