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The Domino 9.0.2 Waiting Game

The IBM Domino on-premises user community is waiting. But it won’t wait forever.

Written by Steve Pitcher

It’s been over 1,000 days since the last point release of IBM Notes and Domino (9.0.1). Since then, we’ve seen plans for 9.0.2 on the horizon, yet we seem to be no closer to a release date. I’m not sure why IBM isn’t releasing an on-premises IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.2 any time soon.

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Technology Focus: Employee Aids for Internal Communications

Using software to keep enterprise employees in touch with each other can follow one of three major strategies: workflow apps, messaging apps that support social media, and web portals.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

When an entity as large as an enterprise, or even one as modest as a project team, exceeds a certain number of participants or geographic locations, the importance of inter-employee communications starts reaching critical stages. While that critical number varies from organization to organization, a few of the factors that mandate maintaining good communications between team members include managerial oversight of project progress, the need to avoid duplication of effort, and awareness of interrelated deadlines.

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TechTip: 24/7 Notifications from Your IBM i

SP4i-Push offers free plug-and-play mobile messaging for up to 10 users.

serge charbitWritten by Serge Charbit

Today, with a smartphone in your pocket, you can get up-to-the-minute information from nearly anywhere—your friends, the news, social media, your email. So why is it so difficult to stay on top of important information from your IBM i applications and systems when you can't log on?

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TechTip: Installing IBM Connections on IBM i, Part 1

I'm going to show you how to install Connections on IBM i over the course of a few TechTips.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

In a recent article, I explained what IBM Connections is and why IBM i is a fantastic operating system to run it on. Installing Connections on other platforms requires a number of servers. While installation on IBM i is by far more simplistic, there are still a lot of steps.

 

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With IBM Connections, IBM i Goes Social

Whether you're an SMB with distributed branches or a large enterprise with thousands of users, IBM i is arguably the platform choice for IBM Connections. Among its many top-notch qualities, IBM i is finally social.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

IBM i is now a supported platform for IBM Connections!

 

I'll try to put this article in terms of those not familiar with IBM i but familiar with Connections and vice versa. IBM i is one of the most intriguing operating systems in the world, showcasing its world-class security, stability, scalability, and most importantly, integration. The heritage of IBM i goes back to the AS/400, which ran the OS/400 operating system. IBM i was rebranded in 2008 and now runs on IBM Power Systems and PureSystems hardware.

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Technology Focus: 100 Social Media Monitoring Tools, Part II

Social media can be a business tool. With a plethora of monitoring products available, both in licensable software and freeware, finding a product to help explore this technological marketing niche could be a few clicks away.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

It's long been recognized by marketers that "word of mouth" is one of the most reliable forms of advertising. People trust what their friends tell them more than they trust advertising. With social media in such widespread use today, that "word" has expanded from in-person and telephone chats to tweets, Facebook postings, blogs, and other electronic communications. While it was never possible (or polite) to eavesdrop on face-to-face discussions and phone calls among an enterprise's customers, the Internet has blessed (or cursed) all of us with the phenomenon of these casual conversations being permanently recorded for anyone curious enough to find and read them.

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TechTip: Extending Your Mail Environment with IBM Notes Traveler on IBM i

What is IBM Notes Traveler? Where do you get it? How do you install it? The most important question is, why do you need it? All answers given below.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

IBM Notes Traveler is an application that provides two-way, over-the-air synchronization of email, contacts, and calendar between IBM Domino servers and wireless handheld devices. If you're an existing Notes/Domino customer, it's a free entitlement, allowing you to extend your existing messaging and collaboration infrastructure to include mobile devices.

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IBM Notes 9 Social Edition Is a Major League Release

With Notes 9, IBM is leading the charge in how we use and manage email in a social world.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher        

IBM Notes and Domino 9 Social Edition was released on March 21, 2013. While there are many features to cover on the IBM Domino 9 server, for the purpose of this article, I'll be focusing entirely on the very attractive Notes 9 client.

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