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Ask the Expert: Kris De Bisschop

Kris De Bisschop, GroupWave’s Managing Director, talks about the key challenges of application modernization and #Domino2025 What are the key challenges in a typical Notes modernization or migration project? KDB: The key challenges that we encounter in these kinds of projects are discovering the number of applications the customer has and identifying the ones that […]

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Ask the Expert: Paul Withers

In this interview, Paul Withers shares his opinions about IBM Domino Where do you see IBM Notes/Domino in 5 years? PW: IBM Notes/Domino is incorrectly compared to various technologies – NoSQL, other email packages etc. It’s much more than any of this, which is why customers have struggled to replace it. The biggest strengths are […]

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Counterintuitive and practical email archiving

What seems to be counterintuitive to software developers, can be perfectly suited for lawyers and other business professionals Recent discussions about GDPR have brought to our attention topics such as data portability and data formats. According to the regulations, we should be able to extract personal data such as customer records and customer correspondence in […]

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Ask the Expert: Ben Menesi

Ytria’s Ben Menesi talks on IBM Notes, Domino, GDPR and more Are you currently involved in any activities related to GDPR? What are your key concerns regarding GDPR and Domino data? BM: Great question! I had the chance to dive into the GDPR and what it means for Domino when I was preparing for a […]

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Long live IBM Domino, but what about Notes?

By Hogne Bø Pettersen The Benelux user group gathered for the annual Engage conference on May 22 and 23 in Rotterdam. Aboard the ship SS Rotterdam, 400 attendees—people from IBM, IBM partners, members of other user groups, sponsors, and IBM customers—had a great time interacting socially, making deals, listening to presentations, and hearing the latest news […]

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Ask the Expert: Stefan Lage

The “Ask the Expert” series of brief interviews continues with Stefan Lage, the Managing Director and founder of acceptIT GmbH. Have you been recently involved in development or deployment of new applications based on IBM Notes and Domino? Can you please share any additional information? SL: We have many customers who appreciate the advantages of […]

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Ask the Expert: Peter Presnell

In our new series Ask the Expert, we are speaking with prominent IBM collaboration solutions experts and experienced IBM Notes Domino professionals to share their opinions and predictions about collaborative software. According to KPMG, almost 70% of all organizations are focusing on consolidating or rationalizing their application portfolios. Can you please share your experiences, recommendations, […]

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Application modernization and IBM Notes data

So, you want to modernize your classic Lotus Notes applications. If you’re going to migrate to a new application platform, you’ll need to go through a standard ETL (extract, transform, load) process to migrate your application data, which shouldn’t be a demanding task. If you plan to stay with IBM Domino, it’s even easier. Or, […]

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Step-By-Step: Navigating the IBM Notes/Domino archive

In this 2-minute demo you will see how to navigate a Seascape archive extracted from an IBM Notes/Domino database. Open the archive in a web browser. The Seascape archive reflects IBM Notes application views, categories, and parent-child relationships. Navigate the archive. Sort documents in views. Find and open individual documents (exported as PDF). Click on […]

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IBM Domino backups and the GDPR “Right to be forgotten”

What happens when an EU citizen requests the erasure of their personal data from an organization which processes the data? This “Right to be forgotten” is one of the “Rights of the data subject” (GDPR, Art. 12 – 23), and arguably the most intriguing one for any organization which seeks compliance with GDPR. As an […]

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Notes application archiving 101

Introduction to Seascape for Notes   See also: Seascape for Notes Key Reasons to Extract Inactive Data from Lotus Notes ALM Practices for Notes and Domino

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IBM Domino 10: Getting back on the radar—but which radar?

How well grounded is the new optimism brought by the recent IBM/HCL webinar on Domino 10 and beyond? When the #domino2025 campaign was announced, we asked the following: “The key question: What is it in IBM Domino 10 that will bring new customers?“. Our opinion in that article has been mainly described as skeptical. In […]

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Are you ready to preserve Notes/Domino data?

Here’s a list of the most important features you should be looking for when deciding how to preserve Notes and Domino data.   See also: Key Reasons to Extract Inactive Data from Lotus Notes ALM Practices for Notes and Domino

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SWING Software and Red Pill Now Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

SWING Software and Red Pill Now have entered into a partnership agreement aimed at providing IBM Notes customers with top-of-class solutions and services for archiving Notes application data. The Notes application archiving services will be one of several services offered by Red Pill Now as part of their new Take 5 initiative. According to Peter […]

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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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