Industry Updates

News Updates (January 16, 2009)

Coexistence for Notes and Exchange … Quest Software launched Coexistence Manager for Lotus Notes, enabling coexistence between Notes and Exchange Server during a migration process. “When coexisting between Notes and Exchange, common concerns include inconsistent calendar data, lost attachments, extraneous attachments, and loss of document link functionality. Quest Coexistence Manager for Notes ensures that calendar data, including invitations with custom and recurring meetings, is processed correctly. The product also maintains Notes document link functionality and preserves workflow by automatically redirecting e-mail-based document hyperlinks to the current location of the application, whether it is on Notes or SharePoint. This maintains business continuity and ensures that business productivity is not negatively impacted due to downtime of email or calendaring. In addition, the product also preserves the native look and functionality of all icons and document links, further enabling a seamless transition for the entire organization.More

ECM for Government Webinar … Alfresco, Rivet Logic and Carahsoft are co-hosting a webinar on “large scale enterprise content management for the government” on January 22. The focus is on the use of Alfresco as a way of delivering required capability. More

IBM Adding Customers … IBM announced a 4% gain in licenses sold year-to-year. “In a statement released today, IBM said it has 145 million Notes licensees worldwide, up almost 4% from the 140 million licensees IBM reported last year. In the 15 months lading up to Sept. 30 of last year, IBM won more than 12,000 organizations and companies as first-time customers, many of them former users of Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, it said.More

Migrating from Notes to Google … Binary Tree released migration tools to help organizations switch from Lotus Notes to Google Apps. “CMT for Google Apps v1.0 enables Lotus Notes/Domino customers to leverage proven Binary Tree technology for high-fidelity migration of email, calendar and contact data to Google Apps, the suite of collaboration and communication applications that include Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, and more. CMT for Google Apps can be configured to run on a single machine for small migrations or configured to create a migration farm for large enterprise migrations.” Available immediately. More

Palm Pre … Palm announced its latest device, the Palm Pre. “Pre pulls your different online calendars into one view, bringing you the information you want without having to search for it. Pre links your contacts from different sources, giving you one place to find what you need. And Pre delivers incoming messages1 and notifications in an intuitively subtle way, letting you react or respond however you want.More

Wikis for Your Own Use … Jevon makes a case for using a wiki for writing and drafting things, even if you aren’t immediately doing it in a collaborative situation. “For instance, drafting a news release, writing documentation, capturing research notes, or writing a letter are all activities a person can do largely on their own, and the wiki provides the benefit of a simple workspace, the ability to store that information in a secure online place that you can access them from home and work computers, and the ability to easily work on your documents right from a web browser. At some point, you might involve colleagues, but the benefits of the wiki are there even when you’re working by yourself.More

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