Episode 38, recorded Thursday 10th February 2011, looking back on Lotusphere 2011, possible Lotus re-branding, whether Social Business is well understood, the popularity of Lotus-focused books and more…
Looking back at Lotusphere 2011
- Overall reflections on the conference, how did it rate?
- Branding change (Lotus possibly being deprecated) – lots of posts on the topic:
- Will this cause confusion in the marketplace? Customers feel Lotus is dead etc?
- Jon, as a IBM sales guy and former Websphere dude, does it matter? How about from an IBM sales perspective, do you ‘lead blue’?
- How will you explain the messages of Lotusphere to your customer base and sales teams?
‘Social Business’- ‘Get Social. Do Business’as a theme
- Did attendees/customers/press get this? Is there a sense that IBM is leading the field (and the conversation) now?
- Kathy Brown – Lotusphere 2011 – Anti-Social?
- What does this mean for traditional Lotus partners? Will this lead to a new tier of business partners that can lead the Social Business message?
- Did you get a sense for what’s coming in the ‘Next’versions of the product? Is this Project Vulcan being realised?
- Will Activity Streams become ubiquitous?
- Is the future all web based? Will there be a place for desktop apps still? How about native mobile apps?
- What will LotusLive Symphony bring us? Is it a big threat to Google Apps? Was pricing discussed?
- LotusLive Symphony first look
- Will this be IBM moving into a Fremium model?
- Will it be available on-premise?
Success of XPages book – Mastering XPages
- Ed Brill – ‘Well, they sold out at Lotusphere. First time ever, from what I heard. More than any other IBM Press book at an IBM conference. None of this surprises me, because learning XPages is the single most-important activity you can undertake if you want to be on top of the game in building Domino applications.’
- Still a real appetite for Lotus books and hard copy publications – Lotus Redbooks?
- Have you partaken?
- All limitations besides customer size to be removed in 8.5.3
|Darren||VMware ESXi is free! Free, free, free…..and will work on ‘some’SATA controllers|
|Jon||Excuse me iPhone app – best anti-social app out there|
|Mitch||Stuart and Rob Wunderlich’s SHOW202 Connections Installation presentation, and watch for Darren’s Kimonos videos.|
|Stuart||Boxcar notifications app for iPad/iPhone – a mobile activity stream (via Luis Benitez)|