12 November

Sittin´on the dock of the bay

Two years ago our “After-Lotusphere-Trip” ended up in Anna Maria island, where we found a beautifull place at the Cedar Cove and watched the Pelicans for a few days. This year we stranded in Boca Grande. And this is an unbelievable place. A small village with about 2500 citizens, no MacDonalds, no shopping malls. One […]

12 November

What’s the story, Lotus?

I read a lot these days about Lotus Marketing – and most of the things are not really new for someone who has been in that business for years. Looking at the marketing campaigns IBM came up with the last years most of them were worse than the campaign before. Just remember the Codenauts! None […]

12 November

Yellow for Less Green

Unfortunatly I will not make it to attend DNUG this time. I guess this will be an interesting conference, and I wonder what Lotus executives will have to say about what is happening in Lotus land. I guess IBM will announce to do things different. Regarding marketing we see some serious efforts made with the […]

12 November

Surfing the Wave

The last two weeks I had the chance to play around with Google Wave. Since Google Wave was announced I was very curious. Wave seemed to be the next big step for an integrated communication application. When I first looked at IBMs Activity Explorer more than 3 years ago I was very enthusiastic about the […]

12 November

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Everybody talks about cloud services. Everyday we receive new cloud offerings from all big vendors. And the marketing machineries work very well – at least customers are testing the offerings more and more. So does mine. Big company, very blue and yellow deciders. And yellow consultants. Conclusion: We will look at LotusLive first. IBM opened […]

12 November

The LotusLive Support Bot

An answer from LotusLive support regarding my request: Danke für Ihre LotusLive Supportanfrage. Support ist zur Zeit nur in Englisch verfügbar. Wir prüfen, Technischen Support in weiteren Sprachen in Zukunft anzubieten. Wir haben Ihre Anfrage maschinell auf Englisch übersetzt, konnten jedoch keine passenden Antworten finden. Wir bitten Sie, Ihre Support Anfrage in Englisch an support@lotuslive.com […]

12 November

A world without e-mail, Part 2

After yesterdays posting about visions for a social workplace I stumbeld upon Kevin Rose´s tips to get rid of the email problem: #5: Add a http://three.sentenc.es/ email signature and keep them short. “Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, […]

12 November

Ozzie has seen the future

Some excerpts from Ray Ozzies post “Dawn of a new day: Complexity kills. Complexity sucks the life out of users, developers and IT. Complexity makes products difficult to plan, build, test and use. Complexity introduces security challenges. Complexity causes administrator frustration. And as time goes on and as software products mature – even with the […]

12 November

Froy-Der, Sher-Ner Getter-Foon-Ken

Lotusphere ended with a remarkable Closing Session. I have seen just one other guest speaker on my 11 Lotuspheres that fascinated the crowd like Benjamin Zander this afternoon. Like Patrick Stewart a few years ago people were really touched when Benjamin Zander spoke and sang with us – and made 3.000 Lotusphere attendees sing “Freude, […]

12 November

Wave @ Work

It is not easy to explain what Google Wave is about. It is clear what it is not: Another social software tool. It is an collaborative environment. Just watch this Demo of SAP Gravity.