IBM Champion 2019 for Collaboration Solutions

Just a few days ago I received the information from Libby Ingrassia that I was selected to be IBM Champion also in 2019.

It was a great honor for me to be re-nominated – thanks for all who voted for me !! Also congratulations for all new and re-nominated Champ´s !!

I will try to be active in 2019 again and share some knowledge, tips and tricks on my blog. Thanks to Libby and the whole team that make this program possible – take some time and read the content of this program here:

Also feel free and contact me per mail, Twitter or in person at IBM Think 2019 in February in San Francisco.

HCL Technologies to Acquire Select IBM Software Products for $1.8B

Wow, what a great announcement today in the early morning:

In this “Buy-Out” the following solutions are included:

  • Appscan for secure application development
  • BigFix for secure device management
  • Unica (on-premise) for marketing automation
  • Commerce (on-premise) for omni-channel eCommerce
  • Portal (on-premise) for digital experience
  • Notes & Domino for email and low-code rapid application development
  • Connections for workstream collaboration

With this announcement and looking back, which development the Notes/Domino channel took in the last 8 months under the patronage of HCL, we can be sure that HCL is going to develop the mentioned solutions in a great way !!!

Keep on rolling, Richard Jefts and the whole team …

IBM Collaboration Webcasts

In collaboration with DNUG ( a great German Notes User Group – !! ) there are a lot of extremely interesting webcasts.

This week there has been the webcast about “Road to Connections Pink” ( held by Martti Garden and Matthias Schneider), which gave a very good overview about the transition of IBM Connections 6 to “Pink”. You can download the presentation ( it´s in German ) here:

You can find an overview of all webcasts on the event page of DNUG:

So feel free to register for those events and take a look behind the scenes 😉

Collaboration Solutions with IBM and Cisco: IBM Connections Cloud enterprise social network, cloud-based email, and calendaring solutions combine with communication capabilities of Cisco to redefine everyday work

Today IBM announced the combination of the IBM Collaboration Solutions from the IBM Cloud with Cisco.

Collaboration solutions from IBM® and Cisco bring together the key applications that workers need to be productive and effective: video, voice, unified communications, enterprise social networks, team collaboration, email, and calendar offerings. With the integration of IBM Connections Cloud and Cisco communication capabilities, modern workers can now communicate and collaborate easily across their teams, with their partners, and with their customers. This powerful combination makes information and trained specialists easier to find and creates more personal and effective collaboration.

Collaboration solutions from IBM and Cisco include integrations between:

  • IBM Verse™ email and calendar
  • IBM Connections™ enterprise social network
  • Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings
  • Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings, and Cloud Advanced Meetings
  • Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll
  • Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus
  • Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International

Comparison of Collaboration Software


An overview about the leading collaboration solutions. 

Engage anytime, anywhere with employees, customers and citizens
IBM enterprise social software provides business collaboration capabilities including communities, profiles, file-sharing, blogs, wikis, bookmarks, content management, IM, online meetings, audio and video chat, email, calendaring and more. Delivered on cloud, on premises or as a hybrid, it integrates with what you have today—and will have tomorrow.

Take a look at the comparison here