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General IBM News In the spirit of apparent “gamification” IBM announced it would stop issuing certifications in favor of virtual badges. I’m not entirely sure what the difference is, exactly, except that it is supposed to be more fun.   Julian Robicheaux was named the third Lifetime IBM Champion, which is quite an honor for him..

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Experience the new and improved release of VitalSigns with this quick overview video created by Vitalsigns creator and IBM Champion, Alan Forbes. Featuring a completely rebuilt user interface to allow for quick assessment of the entire environment from a unified, color coded dashboard. As a comprehensive monitoring tool for all enterprise environments, including IBM Connections,..

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After two years of heading the cloud division, and 36 years with IBM, Cloud senior vice president, Robert LeBlanc will be retiring from the company. As anticipated this news had set off a chain-reaction of executive reorganization. The changes transform Cloud as Hybrid Cloud, which now is put under combined Cognitive Solutions and research leadership..

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Well, even after 17 years, we are still experiencing some firsts with the always exciting IBM Connect Conference. For me personally this will be a very exciting conference, as it will be my first time attending as an IBM Champion, something that I consider as a great honor. The first major change for this year’s..

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We are very proud to announce that our own Alan Forbes was named a 2017 IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. This is a great honor given to only a select number of thought leaders in the technical community. VitalSigns, an innovative monitoring solution for existing ICS environments, helped Alan to achieve the prestige status of..

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This week was the 32nd anniversary of the start of Lotus Notes. What is amazing is the context. In December 1984 the IBM PC was only 3 years old. No GUI. No real networking.  I remember my first job with a Lotus Business partner we had to bring network cards that plugged into the parallel..

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Monitoring the Social Business Network of the Future Organizations that are serious about leveraging social business networking software need to look long and hard at what IBM is doing with Connections. Deploying a robust Social software solution such as IBM Connections is a big commitment for many organizations. With a commitment, this large it becomes..

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IBM Commits to the Future of Notes and Domino: Stay Ahead with VitalSigns Monitoring Join our free webinar to learn how IBM is encouraging customers to stick with Domino. IBM recently announced the latest roadmap that extends the future of Domino and Notes. Follow along with industry experts Alan Forbes and Heather Hottenstein, as they..

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  Going forward VitalSigns monitoring will focus on reporting, and ultimately assuring a high level of data quality with a long range goal of assuring successful business performances.  In that vein, the list of reports that VitalSigns can produce related to IBM Connections continues to expand.   Critical investments usually require monitoring to assure a..

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  We are showing off a number of new reports designed to give insight into the user adaption and activity level of IBM Connections.  If you happen to be in Toronto, be sure to come by and meet/greet with Alan Forbes and Jim Engle