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Goodbye IBM and ICS, Hello HCL and Digital Solutions

One thing with a tight community like our is that good news spreads quickly. Yes, there are times when news should be kept quiet and it is. But when news spreads, it always spreads quickly. So it’s already an open secret on social media that HCL’s acquisition closes today (June 30th) of Domino, Connections, BigFix, …

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The Future of Collaboration Solutions Under HCL – Replay and Additional Questions

A couple of weeks ago we presented an excellent webinar with Uffe Sorensen titled “The Future of Collaboration Solutions Under HCL”. Obviously there were topics that were off-limits until the acquisition closes. But it was useful to see some of the visions and the themes of the Digital Solutions portfolio. You can access the replay …

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Engage 2019: My Sessions

Engage 2019 was even busier than normal for me, so I’m going to split out the debrief of my sessions from a blog post about the conference itself. Similarly, I’ll cover the OpenNTF round table on the OpenNTF blog. There is some overlap, particularly as the OpenNTF round table reinforced personal views, had some synergy …

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Preparing for HCL’s Domino: What The Community Needs to Know

Following on from my last blog post it’s also a good time to assess the readiness of the community for the future. I blogged last year about the importance of community to the product, and I reiterate that importance. But that didn’t make any value judgement on the health of the community. It’s worth highlighting …

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Preparing for HCL’s Domino: What Managers and Technical Need To Know

With Engage around the corner and the acquisition of Domino, Connections and more expected to close soon after, followed by build up to Domino V11 it’s a good time to assess readiness for the future. A few facts are clear: The pace of delivery of new features for Domino has increased significantly. That pace shows …

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Thoughts on IBM / HCL Deal

It’s a few days since the news broke about the deal to sell various software solutions from IBM to HCL, coincidentally on the 29th birthday of Domino. There have been a number of blog posts, including reminiscencies to analyst reviews to interviews with HCL execs to HCL’s initial update to the community and various community …

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IBM Domino, HCL and Websphere

One of the announcements from HCL at ICON UK was that their partnership with IBM had expanded since the HCL Factory Tour to include work on additional products, one of which is Websphere. Historically the word “Websphere” has often grated with Domino developers, because it seemed that Websphere was the preferred app dev environment over …

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Domino and Connections Ideas: Revolutionise the Platforms

Over the last week two new sites have been launched. We were told they were coming at DNUG last month. The first is for Domino ideas and the second is for Connections ideas. I’ve deliberately worded this blog post and I’ve been meaning to write it for a while. Along with the jams, this is …

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