Quotas on demand, Social Connections and an interview

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October is drawing to a close and I thought I'd talk about a few things that's in the air right now.

As you may know we recently released DomainPatrol Social 7 with a much demanded functionality for quota management. It's fascinating really, I heard it first from a business partner colleague at Social Connections in Boston last winter, and after that it popped up like a Jack-in-the-box here and there from customers and colleagues all through spring. "We need to be able to set our quota values in IBM Connections." I thought that this is too much to ignore, so I talked to my develeopers and BAM, the feature was done in no time. Really proud of their hard work and devotion.

And I'm extra glad that we could ship the super fresh release to waiting customers that has requested it. Like a mini Christmas if you wish. ๐Ÿ™‚

It's also only one week to Social Connections in Stuttgart. One week! When did that happened? I thought I had much more time to prepare than this. Since I am part of the organizing team I actually breath Social Connections right now. How many attendees is coming (a LOT), will I see any good sessions (YES), will it be super fun to meet my friends in the community and the team (very much YES).

Naturally I look forward to work in Infoware's booth at the event. I have a newly hatched version of DomainPatrol Social with me! Can't wait to show it to the attendees at Social Connections!

On that note, last week I did an interview with SocialBizUG.org on why you should attend the event. Why not check it out. While I have your attention, I mean.

Last, but not least I wish you a very relaxing weekend! Irrespective if you celebrate Halloween, All Saints Day or just a moment of "sofa hang" as we say in Sweden.

See you in November!

/Maria

 

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Infoware appointed Swedish MeetingRite partner for Sweden

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IBM Sametime is one of the products from IBM we have worked longest with. 15 years ago we laid the foundation for the great expertise and competence we have today. Many of our customers use IBM Sametime as a cornerstone in their businesses, and over the years, product quality and functionality have improved greatly.

We know that high quality and standards usually often result in hard work. Companies today is often hard at work maintaining a wide range of technical components in order to maintain the best possible solution.

Infoware now offers a new way to access IBM Sametime and experience all its benefits. With the solution from MeetingRite it is possible to have a "private cloud" containing full functionality.

Try before you buy!

We offer instant trial of MeetingRite. Contact us and get access to IBM Sametime’s powerful features by tomorrow!

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We’re adding Quota Management for Files to DomainPatrol Social

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The heat wave in Stockholm right now is making us all longing for a relaxing hammock instead of sitting inside the office. Regardless of that, we are happy to be enjoying a huge interest for DomainPatrol Social from all over the world.

The feedback we hear from our customers is that it has never been so easy to administer their IBM Connections environment. DomainPatrol Social opens up possibilities to do things you normally can't do in IBM Connections. Such as Merging Communitites, even one external with an internal one. The feature Merge Profiles is also a popular one. When companies hiring former temporary employees the users often end up with 2 profiles.

The next release of DomainPatrol will include a function our customers have had high up on their wish list. We are talking about Quota Management for Files! You will finally be able to set quota on both user level and community level. And also manage quota policies. Good, huh?

And we're not stopping there. We are currently working on several features to make DomainPatrol Social the most competent and qualified tool for IBM Connections on the market.

Contact us directly to try it out for free or just to let us tell you more.

 

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IBM Connect 2016 announced! – No Vegas

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IBM has updated the "IBM Connect" site (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connected/) with information about the next IBM Connect conference in January 2016. According to the site the date for 2016 is set to January 31 -> February 3, 2016 in Orlando. Note that the 2016 conference will be held at The Hilton – Orlando, so no more Swan or Dolphin.

…Mark your calendars for Connect 2016 in Orlando! Get ready to explore the future of Enterprise Social Software and Digital Experience solutions and innovations, driven by IBM's unparalleled expertise in cloud, analytics, mobile and social. ConnectED 2015 was a huge success, with attendees from 64 countries celebrating the 25th anniversary of Notes Domino and the launch of IBM Verse.

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โ˜… Merge Communities with DomainPatrol Social โ˜…

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One could wish for a more sunny spring, no one could argue with that. Stockholm is windy with pouring rain right now. But let's not dwell on that too long. On to something more interesting!

We are super proud of our brand new release of DomainPatrol Social which is packed with new features.

Never again think that your content is stuck where you created it. Use DomainPatrol Social when you are doing changes in your organization, when a project ends, when you hire employees. Do clean-ups when upgrading. Release the power of IBM Connections with DomainPatrol Social.

Merge Communities together: Both regular, sub-communities and external. Everything will be merged, including all content in them (Blogs, Activities, Wikis, Forums etc). Also, move communities in and out of other communities.

Move Files: Move individual files or the whole file container between users or between communities.

Merge Profiles: It may happen that one user end up with two profiles. With this feature you merge two profiles into one. All data and content is merges, including all history.

Transfer user access: Apply one user's access roles to another user. If for example one person is taking over another persons role or job.

Move and Merge: Blogs, Wikis, Forums, Activities. Even just one single blog entry, activity etc.

DomainPatrol Social is easy to install and maintain. We offer both perpetual licensing and rental models, and onsite evaluation.

Contact us here!

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We are excited to be sponsors of Social Connections once again!

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Infoware is for the fourth time in a row proud sponsors of the IBM Connections User Group event Social Connections! This time we fly to Boston, USA, and of course hope to meet old friends and valued customers, but also make lots of new acquaintances.

The first time we sponsored Social Connections was in Zürich, Switzerland, and we quickly realized that this is the event to attend to if you are the least interested in IBM Connections, social business and networking with others alike. The Social Connections community is a strong, friendly and highly professional bunch of experts, users, business partners, and IBMers, who all aim for the same goal, that is to bring a more social way of work into your daily tasks. And therefore make your work day more efficient and easy.

The conference is held over two fully packed days with sessions divided in sever tracks ranging between future of work, developer, management, case studies etc.

Infoware is silver sponsors, which means you will find us in one of the showcase booths in the Lounge. There we will show our new release of DomainPatrol Social, all packed with outstanding features such as Merge Profiles or Move Personal Files.

Haven't you registered yet? Don't wait, spaces are limited: Social Connections

See you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Report from the booth at IBM ConnectED 2015

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I know you're all dying to hear what went on at IBM ConnectED so here is my take!

We flew down on Thursday before Connected to have some time to prepare and to meet-up with customers and friends. Our hotel was not Disney this time and it felt somewhat strange, but also positive. As always, American hotel rooms are so large that Mats Ekman said that we could easily fit all 10 of us in the same room if needed.

Friday and Saturday flew by with shopping, sightseeing, meetings and preparations for the upcoming conference week. We enjoyed large American breakfasts with everything included, a good steak dinner, a delicious lobster dinner, numerous pizza slices, pool time, lots of good discussions, and most of all the ever shining Florida sun. We all concluded that this was going to be a great week!

On Saturday night we hosted our annual Infoware Collaboration Reception at Texas de Brazil. The event is a perfect way to start off the conference and to welcome customers and resellers from all over the world. This time for the 10th year in a row! We had a fabulous evening with friends, good food, lovely desserts, laughter and fun. We are also happy that we can connect our customers with each other in a steadily growing network. It always feels very good to welcome everybody to us.

And Sunday! A day of sessions and booth preparations. 7 of us are here to focus on covering all the session tracks and to gather knowledge about all the latest from IBM and other business partners. So they were off to different kind of sessions. Me, on the other hand, Daniel Svanström and Fredrik Söderquist, were busy in our booth in TechnOasis getting everything ready for the evening’s Welcome Reception. We checked our demo environments, the leads scanner and of course our t-shirts!

Every year our t-shirts make a bit of a buzz among the visitors, and also this year! The word is spreading. "Aaww, you guys have the coolest t-shirt!". "I want one of those!" and so on. Some visitors dress up wearing our shirts and our message is visible here and there. Our kick ass ninja warrior that guards all our customer’s environments and also let’s everybody know that we offer the best solutions for every IBM customer!

Infoware is exhibitors and sponsors of IBM ConnectED for the 10th time in a row! That’s something! Infoware is a true blue IBM Premier Business Partner, and has social business as one of our main areas. This year we focus wholeheartedly to promote DomainPatrol Social, our administrating tool for IBM Connections.

Luckily we got ready in time, since the TechnOasis filled up to the brim at precisely 18:30! We realized quite soon that the rumors we heard were right. The organizers had expected around 1,500 attendees, but at least 1,000 more has registered. Excellent news! This resulted in a packed TechnOasis, and also a more intimate feel of the whole conference. The atmosphere was full of expectations and everybody had happy faces.

So the reception! Refreshments were served and it was busy in the booth right away! Our well-oiled machinery chugged off and we did demo after demo. We talked about our new release, social business and a new way to work according to Infoware etc. We noticed immediately that almost every visitor were using IBM Connections one way or another. A positive trend! And of course good for us, since our tool cover the needs of an organization using IBM Connections.

We worked hard! And after opening in the TechnOasis, the Welcome Reception continued outside on the Swan Lake terrace with food, drinks and DJs who played far too modern music according to Mats Feretti. ๐Ÿ™‚

The next day after breakfast: OGS! Exciting! What would happen? How will this conference turn out? It was big expectations in the air and good music was playing when all the people were gathered. Jeff Schick opened with a bang. Talked about taking on Google and Dropbox. About the collaboration with Apple. Go IBM! Scott Probes did a live demo IBM Verse! Very cool. Scott smiled like a kid on Christmas Eve on stage. And we smiled with him! The whole concept of IBM Verse is "A New Way to Work". IBM Verse will work for you, and not vice versa. The mail has jumped to the next step and is now a tool to sort, categorize and prioritize all the information flowing over you on a normal working day. He also showed cool Watson features. The look of Verse is totally fabulous and I for one cannot wait until I can try and use it! Then Luiz Benitez showed us the new Connections interface which seamlessly waves into Verse in a very nice way.

The week went on in similar fashion. Three whole more days in the booth with non-stop networking and connecting with new and new friends. We decided that every member of our booth crew needs to have the same amount of tattoos as Fredrik. Well, we’ll see about that.

We caught up with our resellers that attended the conference too. Very good to show them our new release of our product and talk business, but also just to spend time together over a beer or two.

I also took the opportunity to meet my friends from Social Connections! Both Lars Samuelsson, Brian O’Neill, Jan Waldman and new friend Doug Morrison. All happy faces!

Notes/Domino turns 25 this year, which raised some attention during the week. Small happenings popped up here and there at the conference to celebrate the youngster. For example bubbly champagne, cakes, and not to forget temporary tattoos handed out by Matt Newman. We all got branded!

The evenings was of course a great deal of fun too! Every night we had something to look forward to. One small disappointing thing though was that there was no theme park booked for the ConnectED Party this year. I who, love roller coasters over than many, many other things had to settle for some drinks and food at the Dolphin Hotel instead. Although, there WAS indeed a very short ConnectED Party, with food and drinks in the Atlantic Hall at Dolphin. After we had eaten, we thought it was time to start the party! We went up on the huge empty dance floor and started dancing, and soon the dance floor filled up with others. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always like this!

The week went on and soon it was Wednesday, and time for the Closing Session. Somewhat tired we went into the darkness of the session room to hear IBM say thank you and goodbye for a fantastic conference week! And we agree.

Last night with the gang. The week has been long and full of hard work, rest = zero, so we decide to do something simple and just for us at Infoware. A short trip down to Downtown Disney and a burger at the House of Blues. Great place with the music scene and American good food. We had a long table where we could take a break and rest and have a good time together. When the clock was 0:00, I was at home in the room, received a glass of whiskey from a colleague and started packing my bags. #yawn

Then it was over .. the end? ๐Ÿ™ The feeling when we close the booth and say goodbye to all our friends and acquaintances cannot be described. I strolled by the Dolphin fountain and listened to its noise one last time and then went out waiting taxi to take us to the hotel. For several months I have breathed #ibmconnected with all the planning and hard work. And now it's over? Impossible. But there is also joy. An incredibly joy that has spread among us throughout the week. The buzz to have scooped a number of leads, talking to "everyone", said hello to "everyone". The IBM ConnectEd Community is not like others. It’s magical and captivating. And once you have walked over the bridge between Swan and Dolphin, you know you want to do it again and again and again. Because the reward for all the hours you invested is amazing!

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Focus: the German market

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We have experienced increased demand for our product DomainPatrol Social globally, which we of course are very happy about. To meet this interest we are doing a number of activities and promotions this year. First off, we are teaming up with one of our German partners Stefan Gebhardt at FSS, releasing a new webpage about DomainPatrol Social. Completely in German.

Now we can come closer to the German customers with first hand information and dialogue in your own language if needed. We think it's important that every customer fully shall appreciate the benefits and winnings of DomainPatrol Social, and we feel that we now are one step closer to that.

http://www.domainpatrolsocial.de/

DomainPatrol Social

 

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