Posts Tagged 'uc2'

“You’re so Fired !”

Now, truthfully, wouldn’t you like to do what they’re doing? at least once?!
I totally see myself in a helmet, bashing old IT hardware – looks FUN !!

Seen at Adam’s.

And, while we’re at Lotus Sametime – Happy 10th Birthday !!!
Yes, IBM Lotus Sametime, the award-winning corporate instant messaging solution, with over 18 million users, is 10 years old. And what a better present than (another) award, this one from Frost & Sullivan, 2008 North American Enterprise Product of the Year.

IBM Lotus came out swinging with its Sametime unified communications and collaboration product suite,” said Melanie Turek, Frost & Sullivan. “One of the key things that makes Sametime standout from competitors is that it supports multi-vendor environments, which are the norm for most mid- and large-size organizations today.

Happy Birthday !

SWG Community Day update

Another update for the upcoming Software Group Community Day, set for Wednesday, Sep. 5th, from 15:00 at Cinema City, Israel.

First, the event website, where you can find details on the event, the other brands’ sessions, agenda and a registration form – .

Secondly, Lotus session. There has been many announcements this past week, regarding Lotus Notes and Domino 8, Lotus Sametime 8 and the acquisition of WebDialogs and subsequent introduction of Lotus Sametime Unyte. This makes out Lotus session much more interesting. I will try to provide as much information as possible, on how Lotus strategy is affected, what will change, what are the benefits and how we intend to promote these offerings in Israel.
For the live demo part, I am planning to present you a UC2 (Unified Communication and Collaboration) demo, in sync with recent announcements regarding Lotus Sametime 8. It’s not final, so stay tuned. UC2 is gaining momentum in Israel, as many businesses, not only large enterprises, are moving towards VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solutions. Lotus Sametime serves as an excellent platform for VoIP solutions, and can integrate with leading providers, such as Cisco and Avaya. I encourage you to watch this webcast, held by IBM with Colgate-Palmolive, on UC2 solutions.

If you have a particular request for the Lotus session, let me know.

Lotus Notes and Sametime 8 updates

Finally, I have Lotus Notes 8!!
It wasn’t easy thou, and let me explain.

I’ve been using Lotus Notes 8 Beta 3 for 6 months now. As soon as Lotus Notes 8 was available, and Ed had already installed it, I just couldn’t wait to get to the office and download the source files for myself.
The first mistake I did was to interrupt the un-install process of Notes 8 Beta 3. Never interrupt a process like that. I though the Add/Remove action was stuck, and it stuck my laptop, so I ended the process. Hugh mistake, I know. ‘Cause now I had an incomplete installation of Notes 8 Beta 3 in my registry, that cannot be removed! I tried installing the Beta 3 version again, which kinda worked, but when I wanted to un-install it, I had the wrong install package for product on my registry.
An advice from a colleague and one more Google search I found Your Uninstaller 2006! software, that suppose to do what Add/Remove can’t – remove those programs that stuck on you, and there’s nothing you can do to remove them, other than formatting your entire HDD..
And it worked – like a charm ! So thank you Your Uninstaller 2006. You saved the day.

It’s a brand new world.
The past week was filled with coverage on Notes 8 release, and new announcements in VoiceCon, on Lotus Sametime 8, along with the release of IBM’s recent acquisition – WebDialogs, which will be added to the Lotus brand, and its solution incorporated into the next version of Lotus Sametime. As Adam Gartenberg commented, a picture is much better than words, so in a nutshell, here’s the new Lotus Sametime 8 family.

There will be 4 versions:
Sametime Entry 8.0 – a new offering designed to get companies started with enterprise IM. It’s based on the embedded Sametime service available to Lotus Notes users – encrypted IM, chat history, rich text, emoticons, spell check – in an easy to adopt enterprise IM solution.

Sametime Standard 8.0
– the follow-up release of current Sametime 7.5.1 client, and the future entitlement for current customers.

Sametime Advanced 8.0 – a new offering that will package all of the capabilities of Lotus Sametime Standard together with new, advanced capabilities, such as persistent group chat, broadcast tools that will allow users to pose questions to communities of experts and tap an organization’s knowledge base in real time, a new plugin that will allow for instant desktop or application sharing, and community/server-based geographic location awareness.

Sametime Unified Telephony – a new offering that will provide capabilities both for the end user and through new middleware components. For the end users, it will provide for onscreeen alerts of incoming phone calls, rules-based phone routing for incoming calls, an integrated soft phone, and integrated phone and desktop presence. On the middleware side, this offering will simplify the process of connecting Sametime to multiple back-end PBX systems, regardless of which vendor (or how many vendors) you might be using. Key components of this offering will come through technology from Siemens OpenScape.

In closing, news roundup, for Lotus Notes 8 and Lotus Sametime 8:
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 –
Lotus Sametime 8 – IBM Unified Communication and Collaboration solution
Lotus Sametime –
IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte (WebDialogs acquisition) –
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 shows new life – InfoWorld
Enterprise e-mail get pumped – InfoWorld
Lotus takes unified aim at MS with Sametime 8 – InfoWorld
The Lotus floats on – PCPro
IBM positions Lotus Notes for growth – TheStreet
Notes/Doomino 8 hits the streets – IT Jungle

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