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Will HCL Places replace IBM Notes?

While HCL says HCL Places is not intended to replace the Notes client, everything about it screams that’s just what such a product will do. By Hogne Bø Pettersen A lot of people are wondering why IBM Connections wasn’t part of the deal between IBM and HCL when the two companies agreed on the future of […]

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Ask the Expert: Theo Heselmans

Lifetime IBM Champion and Engage boss Theo Heselmans makes Notes applications look cool on mobile devices What key responsibilities do you manage? TH: At Xceed, I’m a senior consultant, working with customers, implementing solutions mainly based on IBM Notes/Domino and Microsoft Excel. For the Engage User Group, I organize events to bring together the community […]

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IBM Domino Applications on Cloud: A rational approach

How to lower your Domino TCO while moving applications to the IBM Cloud: In one word – rationalize Source: Destination Domino | IBM According to IBM, you can expect a 20-60% lower TCO by moving Domino applications to the IBM Cloud. If you take into account some additional benefits such as elastic scaling, reliability, and […]

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IBM Domino 10 Verified Solutions

SWING PDF Converter and Seascape for Notes are Domino 10 Verified Solutions now. Our tools are fully compatible with IBM Notes and Domino V10. The test has been completed on the Beta 2 release of IBM Notes/Domino V10. SWING PDF Converter exports individual Notes documents or collections as PDF (and optionally XML) files. It is […]

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Extract content from IBM Notes databases with the new Seascape 2.0

Seascape for Notes brings new options for IBM Notes database exporting and archiving Over the last few decades, organizations have been using the conversion of Lotus Notes documents to PDF to preserve content outside of Notes and Domino. With the new release of Seascape for Notes, you can not only extract documents and views easier […]

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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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