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LotusLive @ Lotusphere 2010

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Greetings from Orlando.

Never have so many Connections passed so many Notes so Quickr(ly) in so little time.

Okay, so I’m a little stupid and a little foggy after all the real-time social networking from last evening.

It was so wonderful to see some of my own extended team here in Orlando, and to meet some real faces after long, virtual relationships.

Putting a face to the name…we really have to do this more often.

For now, I want to catch you up on Sean Poulley’s “LotusLive” keynote from this morning.

Sean reminded us LotusLive was formally launched only a year ago, at Lotusphere 2009, and that we now have some 18M customers worldwide.

The cloud is getting bigger, but the storm didn’t build up overnight.  It’s been a steady series of “drops,” including LotusLive Connections (June 2009), LotusLive iNotes (Sept 2009), LotusLive Global (Oct 2009, multiple language support)…and, well, the LotusLive team didn’t get much vacation time last year.

Now, the news is the continued expansion of IBM’s cloud computing footprint, continued partnership expansion (including Skype, UPS, and Xerox, among others), the partnership with IBM Research through LotusLive Labs, among other highlights.

Poulley explained that many customers, as well as IBM, have had to do more with less during the downturn, and the efficiency of cloud computing provides ease in increasing or decreasing user profiles while not sacrificing speed of deployment — in fact, many customers are finding cloud expansions to be much faster than on-premises solutions even as the cloud lowers their overall total cost of ownership.

That’s one way to beat the recession.

There’s also new news around IBM’s Lotus Symphony productivity suite, with version 3 expected to be released in beta in March.

For that, there’s been an overhaul of the user experience/interface, improved Microsoft Office 2007 support, VB Macro Support, and embedded document support (allowing multimedia embeds directly in your presos).

There’s also going to be autotext support for you text macro-generating wizards, as well as support for printing labels, biz cards, envelopes, and the like.

As I Tweeted from a session yesterday, it’s time to leave the Office for the Symphony!

As for me, I’m off to do some more real-time social networking, but will be providing another post later today with an update from the AM Lotus Connections session.

Written by turbotodd

January 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Finishing IOD in the Clouds

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Good morning, Las Vegas, and good morning to the hardcore IODers who are still here filling their heads with lots of good information.

As for me, I’ll be filling my own head this morning in the exciting “Cloud Computing Un-Conference,” being led by Cloud Camp leader Dave Nielsen (Banyan A/B, 8:30-Noon).

If you can’t make it back to this or other IOD conference sessions today, be sure to continue the dialogue after the event by joining one of IBM’s online communities in the Information Management space.

Also, please keep a lookout in the next few weeks for the IOD Virtual Conference where, from the comfort of your own office (or the beach), you’ll soon be able to view recorded sessions from this year’s event — including keynotes, general sessions, and both business and technical track sessions.

You’ll also be able to visit our virtual Expo Center, in case there were folks you didn’t have time to get by and see during your time on the ground here in Vegas.  In the meantime, you can hear from some of the conference presenters that Scott Laningham and I interviewed here on the YouTube.

If you weren’t aware of the new online Information Agenda Catalog, which was launched at IOD, this new online solution will give you a single view of available Information Management solutions, including those from IBM Business Partners, IBM Global Business Services, and and the IBM Software Group.

Finally, for those of you in Europe, don’t forget that Information on Demand will be coming to Rome on May 19-21, 2010.

Well, Dave has just kicked off the Cloud Computing Unconference, so I’ve got to get to some unconferencing!

Written by turbotodd

October 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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