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Introducing the Mail Onboarding Tool

Today IBM had a webcast Introducing the Mail Onboarding Tool (MOM) launching an updated tool for migrating users to the cloud. IBM Design helped build the new interface as shown below.  MOM is designed as a browser-server model as a Windows service on your side.
Mail Onboarding Manager
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    On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015   by Chris Miller        

Skiva Apple Certified A2600 PowerVault review


I was pleasantly surprised when receiving the Skiva Apple Certified A2600 PowerVault to know it had both the lightening and micro USB adapters built into the portable charger. No extra small cables or pieces to carry around with me. The built in male USB also allows me to plug it into any computer or (not included) plug piece to charge.

Skiva Apple Certified A2600 PowerVault


The Skiva Apple Certified A2600 PowerVault came pre-charged about 3/4 of the way for their testing so I charged it fully before using it. You will now you have a full charge by the 4 blue LED lights that are on the side next to the power button.
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    On Thursday, March 19th, 2015   by Chris Miller        

IBM Connections Files on Cloud with 1TB storage

IBM has launched IBM Connections Files on Cloud with 1TB of space to directly compete with the other file hosting providers. I first talked about this on Feb 9th and was waiting on more confirmed details. Here is the announced pricing model for IBM Connections Files on Cloud.
IBM Connections Files on Cloud pricing
As you can see, IBM is going after this market hoping to wrap their IBM Connections on Cloud services around it as the upsell. I will say that many of the other services miss this opportunity to offer additional services (I hate using the word social) that engage the customer more and keep them in the system.

Services like Copy.com can already start you with 15GB free (using my link get 15GB today),  And it always remains free.  What IBM does not offer is any small free amount like every other service.  There is a 60 day free trial but that is not enough to keep users hooked into the system.  Everyone likes that free space and you end up paying that provider a few dollars each year when you need more.  Having no entry point model confuses me some if you want to directly compete.

Will you test out the service? Start a trial? Or stay with something that gives free space as I linked above? I mean 15GB is a heck of a lot of free shared space but I already bought more.
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    On Thursday, March 19th, 2015   by Chris Miller        

Samsung MC11H6033CT Samsung MC11H6033CT Countertop Convection Microwave SmartOven review


Samsung sent over the MC11H6033CT Countertop Convection Microwave SmartOven for review. This all-in-one convection, microwave, no oil fry and a grill unit fit nicely on the counter.
Samsung MC11H6033CT Samsung MC11H6033CT Countertop Convection Microwave SmartOven

As we look at the Samsung MC11H6033CT Countertop Convection Microwave we focus heavily in the video on packaging and showing you the look, fell and how it fits on your counter. This item does weigh over 40 pounds so be prepared when lifting. The packaging is simple and not too complicated to take apart as we show. We wish they did not stuff the booked inside the oven as we wanted to read about it first, including placement needs or another warnings. The manufacturer puts the booklet inside the taped up oven, which is inside a bag which is inside styrofoam inside the box. The only thing easily accessible is the glass tray that sits right on top when you open the box itself.
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    On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015   by Chris Miller        

What happens when you break the IBM Verse send limit?

Well I went ahead and tested the 25 pre day send limit in IBM Verse to get a feeling what user will see.  Here is the errors and a bad thing.
IBM Verse send limit error
So the above error itself is not an issue but what happened to the entire message I created and did not know I was near some approaching limit?
IBM Verse message error
I can go back to editing it fine. Luckily it was auto saved in drafts too.  I think that will be coming just beware you may hit the limit and not know you are there yet and then have drafted something long. This is not a problem on the computer but I can see it being a problem on a mobile interface.

Peek at the IBM Verse posts here on IdoNotes.
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    On Thursday, March 12th, 2015   by Chris Miller