The authors of the HCL Sametime Meetings monitoring whitepaper have been around since the early days of Sametime, giving valuable insight into what you should begin with and step by step how to set it up using open-source Grafana and Kibana (which sound like twins). You will need servers to run these tools but they can be expanded for service across many of your enterprise systems and networks. Not just for this case.
Continue Reading here" HCL Sametime Meetings monitoring for Kubernetes" »
After learning more about wide range of areas in HCL opportunities, we found that an even better fit for my background existed than just the collaboration space. As of Feb 1, 2021 I started as Continue Reading here" Where Did I Land?" »
After 20 years at Connectria, it was time to take a sabbatical and relax the mind. I took six months to travel, rest, reflect and look ahead. Continue Reading here" Where have I been? (and where am I going)" »
IBM Cloud™ Application Business Insights is an on-premises dashboard designer tool that:
- Enables users to build custom dashboards quickly with an interactive, modern user interface (UI). Its drag-and-drop, easy-to-use features provide effective data visualization and analysis capabilities.
- Empowers users with end-to-end visibility into the operational performance of their business application, by gathering actionable intelligence through consolidation of multiple data sources, including IBM® and third-party products.
- Helps accelerate response and drastically lower mean time to repair (MTTR) on performance degradation of any business application, through advanced UI capabilities, such as data filters, correlations, and drill downs.
- Provides the capability to export custom dashboards and share as a PDF.
You can see the available packages for IBM Cloud Application Business Insights right here.
I had to consider quite a few things:
- Over 15 years of blogging
- Over 12 years of podcasting
- A YouTube channel (ok there is two channels). I suggest you subscribe to both, seriously
- Thousands of posts just here alone (and only ~50 unpublished ones)
- Millions of views, plus all the podcast and resource downloads
- A few thousand direct newsletter subscribers (subscribe on the right ---> )
- Countless (I really haven't counted) articles for magazines, blogs and websites
- Conferences, conferences and conferences. Including IamLUG, ICON US and all the Consultant In Your Pocket series
After I typed that I realized it isn't important at all as a number. What started as a random idea to blog became a hobby, passion and then hobby again. It expanded into my crazy idea of multiple blogs. Some of those were merged back together (TheSocialNetworker and Social Stalking for example).
Spiked Studios LLC launched a few years ago as an umbrella to bring together all of the video work I was starting to do and I decided to fold all of the blogs under that banner. That video path became a passion moving even the IdoNotes podcast to video shows only and then expand in directions I could never imagine. Amazon Top 1000 reviewer, live on air at CES twice, on stage at SxSW twice and then product ambassador opportunities.
So what does this blog post mean? Look for expansion in content here at IdoNotes. I announced I am an IBM Cloud Champion for 2018, my first time not being a IBM Collaboration Solutions Champion since the program inception. I will be full force covering Domino 10 and adding more cloud related content.
Plus my job expanded and you should expect to see a lot on data taxonomy, analytics and dashboards. It is simply a reboot that took some planning and thought.
The stats for 2018 IBM Champions were impressive:
From the 1400 nominations, 650 IBM Champions were selected. You can review the full list below. Among those are:The role as an IBM Champion stays the same, even across the areas. All of the IBM Champions have shared their knowledge freely, participated in community events and expend their own time and resources to do so.
- 62% renewing; 38% new Champions
- 38 countries represented
- 6 business areas, including Analytics (34%), Cloud (25%), Collaboration & Talent Solutions (24%), Power Systems (9%), Storage (1%), IBM Z (7%)
I am happy to be recognized in another category but that will not change the amount of Collaboration Solutions information I push out on my blog and even thinking of firing up some new podcast episodes. There is definitely webcasts and videos already in the works.
The reality is that a Standard SSL Certificate and an EV SSL Certificate offer the same technical level of protection in encryption standards. The EV (or extended validation) Certificates require a different level of authentication. Not for the user, but for the website itself.
That lead me to figure out how the end user even knows if the certificate is a Standard SSL or EV SSL Certificate. I had no clue so I cannot imagine how an end user knows. Continue Reading here" Differences between Standard SSL and EV SSL" »
IBM has partnered with HCL Technologies to invest in a long-term roadmap for the IBM Domino product line and family. This means updates for Domino, Notes, Sametime, Verse, and more
.To show IBM’s level of commitment to stakeholders, the company is entering into a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to begin delivering on the roadmap with the intent to release version 10 of the Domino portfolio next year. The goal of the partnership is to drive future development of the Domino product family, energize the offering, and protect clients’ investments.
This means to customers that the original fixpack featurepack and support only announcements are totally gone. IBM had previously promised small enhancements and bug fixes through more consistent featurepacks. They were staying away from delivering an entirely new version number for many reasons. One was speed of delivery, legal naming and all that stuff we geeks just say give us a 10. With this move and the below #domino2025 jam announcement, IBM has fully committed to enhancing the entire product family.
Continue Reading here" Announcements on IBM Domino and Notes 10 and Beyond for numerous products" »
The Greenhouse team thanks you and all of our loyal users, customers and business partners for making Greenhouse the place for learning about and trying out IBM collaboration products and solutions. On October 15, 2017 we will sunset both IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse. We have officially launched the next evolution of Greenhouse, Bluefizz. We welcome you to start using Bluefizz now to discover the latest social and email products available in the IBM Cloud by visiting https://626.bluefizz.net/.
The Greenhouse Team
There is no word on how the catalog will be migrated or even if it will be migrated to a new marketplace.
It was two years ago (almost to the day they are doing the sunset now) that I wrote a blog posting about Greenhouse was being retired. This caused a but of an uproar in the community about needing such a test platform for customers and business partners that had over 140k members of Greenhouse.
In the recent announcements (previously it was just selling their Watson and Einstein products) they are doing deeper app and data intergration offerings.
I think Salesforce got the raw end of the deal only offering IBM Weather data in Lightning apps. Weather data is pretty abundant, but IBM does own the rights to allThe Weather Company since buying them a couple years ago. I read the press release from Salesforce trying to get a feel for what is different than May (from this blog posting on Salesforce).
IBM on the other hand is expanding Salesforce data in IBM Cloud apps. The IBM Cloud Integration for Salesforce offers a ton of potential. You can use IBM App Connect Lite for free (and even half off a one year subscription).
Sign up for IBM App Connect Lite and you can create up to 10 active flows and 1,000 flow runs per month. Upgrade to IBM App Connect Professional and get up to 20,000 actions per month with a total processing duration of 100 hours per month for half the regular price, using promo code APPC17.
I am going to dig deeper into seeing what we can do with this for our use of Salesforce and how IBM App Connect Lite works with moving some data around.
Verse for iOS 9.4 performance, scalability, and security enhancements
Verse mobile for iOS just got better with enhancements to performance, scalability, security, and ease of use. This release contains general performance improvements for Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts views.
Connections: Get started fast with guided tours
New guided tours provide first time users and experiences users alike with a quick view of main features and actions on the Home Page, Communities, and Files. If you cancel out of a tour, you need to clear your browser cache of cookies to have them run again. The new tours replace the "Welcome Boxes".
Connections: More options for designing a Community home page
Now you can design modern Communities with new navigation, new layouts, and defined app styles.
Continue Reading here" IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for July 2017" »