Recorded on Thursday 17th May 2012.  Luis Benitez and Handly Cameron join Darren and Stuart to discuss the new IBM Connections Suite announced this week, a plethora of plugins for Connections, XPages and Connections integration and even why its dangerous to discuss books at Lotusphere.  

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Hosts:  Stuart McIntyre (blog | twitter | company) & Darren Duke (blog | twitter | company)

Luis Benitez (blog | twitter) is is one of the Social Software Product Managers for IBM covering IBM Connections Communities, Files & Wikis, Connections on the Cloud and Quickr Domino.
Handly Cameron (twitter) is an Enterprise Solution Architect with Softchoice, helping customers in the US and Canada use social and collaboration technologies.


IBM Connections Suite 1.0
  • What is it?
  • What products are included?
    • Connections
    • Sametime Advanced
    • Sametime Unified Telephony Lite
    • Content Connectors (Filenet/Content Manager)
  • Why has IBM created the bundle?
    • Is there a competitive element?
  • A price of around $300 per user recommended price has been mentioned
  • Will this be appealing to customers?
  • Tell us some of the key features?
  • Can we see a demo of these?
  • How long does it take to put this kind of thing together?
  • Is there any additional integration or technical features, or is it purely a licence bundle?
  • Who are the competition now in Social Business?
  • Is it principally the traditional Microsoft/IBM rivalry that dominates, or are Jive/Cisco/Citrix the key competition?
Niklas Heidloff’s posts on Connections/XPages integration
  • Do we need to see more of this kind of appdev/Social integration?
New solutions in XPages Extension Library book released



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