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The key question: What is it in IBM Domino 10 that will bring new customers?

Perhaps you can outsource your product development, but you cannot outsource creating your product vision. It is going to be a hard, uphill battle for IBM if they are really willing to push IBM Notes and Domino again. The #Domino2025 initiative looks appealing to loyal fans, but there are still too many questions to be […]

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IBM Domino Applications on Cloud: Time to rationalize your application landscape

IBM introduces IBM Domino Applications on Cloud, a hosting service for companies that wish to migrate their Domino applications to the IBM Cloud. With this offering, IBM invites you to decommission your Domino servers, move your apps to the IBM Cloud, and—not to forget—bring your own Domino licenses there. If you decide to take this […]

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IBM Notes Data Services: Open Call

This is an open-call invite for IT consultancies with clients running IBM Notes/Domino. If your clients have concerns about data retention due to regulatory requirements or platform changes, we would like to spark your interest in our Partner Program. The specific need we want to address here can be expressed in a single question many […]

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1.8 Million Notes Documents

Whenever a partner company tells us about a completed IBM Notes and Domino application archiving project, we get very curious. How did the project go? How did our product perform? Is there anything we could do to improve the export process? We are also curious about the client’s specific usage scenario. Did the client need […]

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PDF Converter vs. Seascape for Notes (Part 3)

This is the third part of our series in which we are discussing differences between two SWING archiving solutions for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino: PDF Converter and Seascape for Notes. During the many years we worked to build and improve our Notes data archiving solutions, we were able to reach specific vantage points from which we […]

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PDF Converter vs. Seascape for Notes (Part 2)

This is the second part of our series in which we are discussing the differences between two SWING archiving solutions for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino: PDF Converter and Seascape for Notes. As we mentioned in our previous post, both of these solutions are designed to meet the ever-growing need for exporting Notes data to open-standard formats, […]

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PDF Converter vs. Seascape for Notes (Part 1)

Our customers frequently ask us which of the two SWING archiving solutions for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino is better suited for their specific needs. On the face of it, both products convert Notes documents to PDF, and both products will also save all of your Notes application metadata and attachments. However, there are several subtle differences […]

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ALM Practices for Notes and Domino

If your organization has been using IBM Notes and Domino for ten years or longer, you’ve probably implemented many applications based on this platform. As a result, your Domino servers are likely home to dozens or hundreds of applications, all differing in their usage, complexity, value, and stage in the application lifecycle. To support ongoing […]

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2016 Year in Review

With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, it’s the time to take a look at the past year. Here are some brief reflections on our most talked-about topics. Throughout the year, our team has focused mostly on IBM Notes and Domino application data archiving. We spent a lot of time talking with our partners and […]

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Who is going to restore our Lotus Notes data?

“It is completely unreasonable to expect that today’s existing operational environment will exist to enable access to archived data.” – Craig S. Mullins In his book Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, Craig Mullins discusses database archiving for long-term data retention. The author points out what’s probably the most important consideration: […]

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How to extract Lotus Notes views and documents [Screencast]

We put together two really brief screencasts to show you how to export IBM Lotus Notes views and documents from a typical Notes application using Seascape for Notes. In the first screencast, we compare an application view in the Notes client with the same view rendered in a web browser. The demo shows that information […]

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Introducing Seascape for Notes

Meet Seascape for Notes. It preserves Lotus Notes documents and views outside of IBM Notes and Domino. While helping customers export IBM Lotus Notes application data to PDF for the past seven years, we at SWING Software have come across nearly every export scenario there is. This includes the simple scenarios in which the data […]

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Smooth migration of 100,000 Lotus Notes documents

We are always happy to hear from our customers and partners about how they have employed our tools and what benefits they achieved in the process. This time, UK based AD7 Consulting selected our PDF Converter to help one of their clients (a leading software company) migrate various IBM Lotus Notes databases to Microsoft SharePoint. They […]

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VHS Tapes and NSF Files – Notes/Domino Application Archiving [Infographic]

If you are responsible for IBM Notes and Domino databases, you’ve at some point probably found yourself thinking about the future of the data in this way: What if I’m asked to restore specific Notes documents that were created ten years ago? If the only archive I have access to is a backup from ten […]

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Who is going to migrate Notes and Domino applications to the cloud?

We asked IBM Notes and Domino professionals whether they were going to migrate their applications to the cloud (those applications that used to run on IBM Notes and Domino on-premises). Here’s what we learned: Nearly half of respondents (47%) are currently looking to migrate some or all of their collaborative applications to the cloud. 39% […]

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Key Reasons to Extract Inactive Data from Lotus Notes

There are a number of reasons why off-loading and archiving of inactive data from Notes/Domino is a good practice for all organizations, regardless of what the future bodes for IBM Notes and Domino. According to our recent survey, 43% of organizations are looking to preserve Lotus Notes data outside of IBM Domino, whether they are […]

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SWING PDF Converter 6.0 for IBM Notes and Domino

We’re excited to announce that SWING PDF Converter 6.0 is here! If you are a customer with a valid Upgrade Plan (that is, you purchased your license within last 12 months, or renewed the maintenance within the same period), you are entitled to the upgrade. FYI, upgrading to version 6 will require you to enter […]

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Notes/Domino Applications Report

For most organizations, it’s no longer a question of whether to move from classic IBM Notes and Domino applications, but rather how to do it. 93% of our respondents have an action plan for Notes applications and data. We asked the Notes/Domino community what they were planning to do with their existing Notes and Domino […]

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Active vs. Inactive Data [Infographic]

The majority of accumulated data in Notes/Domino databases is inactive. This data is not frequently used, but still needs to be preserved for business or compliance reasons. Our stand is that inactive data should be extracted from Notes/Domino applications and then archived to an open-standard repository. The repository of choice should also have the ability […]

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NCH Corporation Decommissions IBM Domino

NCH Corp decommissions IBM Domino without sacrificing access to Notes documents The Last Domino Server at NCH When NCH Corporation wanted to decommission legacy Lotus Notes applications, they needed to properly archive a document repository based on Lotus Notes. Eventually, the remaining Domino server would be shut down. The document repository was no longer in […]

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