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.
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 […]
It’s a dark and dank early Friday morning in mid- to late-January, so as is the annual routine, I’m in a airport car headed for London Gatwick and onto the hopefully somewhat brighter climes of Orlando, Florida. What takes me there? I’d be surprised if you need to ask, but if you do, it’s IBM […]
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 […]
Along with Paul Mooney, Matt White and co, I am live-blogging the OGS below: Lotusphere OGS 2012 Live feed: Watch live streaming video from ibmsoftware at livestream.com
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!
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 […]
[ Ah, that took rather longer than I’d expected! Real life getting in the way again 😉 ] So, post 1 covered the stats and the take-aways from Lotusphere 2011. This post is discussing the main topic of this year’s event – Social Business. I know you’ll all have missed that, ‘cos it wasn’t mentioned […]
At Lotusphere 2011, my good friend Rob Wunderlich and I also presented a Best Practices session on Lotus Connections 3.0, entitled ’12 More Things Your Mother Never Told You About Installing Lotus Connections’. Here it is on SlideShare: It is also available for download from the SlideShare site, as well as on LS Online. Please […]
At Lotusphere 2011, my good friend Rob Wunderlich and I presented a Show and Tell session on installing Lotus Connections 3.0. Here it is on SlideShare (all 289 slides!): It is also available for download from the SlideShare site, as well as on LS Online. Please do share with your colleagues, and use for your […]
[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 […]
As ever, it takes a while to digest the impact of the Lotusphere conference. It is such a crazily manic 6 days that it is not really possible to sum ones feelings up in a fair and sensible way until the conference is over and Orlando is receding into the distance. I’m writing this whilst […]
Enterprise 2.0 guru Andrew McAfee is guesting at today’s Social Business keynote at Lotusphere 2011 (#ls11): Lotusphere 2011 Wednesday Keynote Follow the blog and live video stream over at live.lotusphereblog.com
I’m blogging live over at live.lotusphereblog.com and have embedded it here: Lotusphere 2011 BDD OGS
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 […]
Are you attending Lotusphere 2011 (#ls11) next week? Have you considered meeting with Collaboration Matters while you’re there? Here’s the top 10 reasons why you should get in touch to schedule a chat at Lotusphere (or indeed why you should just say hello when you see me in the hallways of the Dolphin or Swan): […]
James Governor of respected analyst firm RedMonk is excited by the direction that Lotus is taking right now, particularly with reference to development platforms: Lotus is about apps. But that won’t cut it as a platform play. Without a strong developer story Lotus can only be a top down big sale item – that is, […]
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 […]
As you may well know, voting is now open for the BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions at Lotusphere 2011. In many eyes, BoFs are the undiscovered gem of the Lotusphere experience – they either start early in the morning (7am) or late in the day (around 6pm) and are not your usual slides […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]