In light of the fact that Lotusphere is this week in Orlando, and IBM continues to see more success than ever with our social media and social business platforms from Lotus Software – it seemed like a worthy time to restart some postings for 2011! Special thanks to my good friend Stephen Nold for pushing me along over the holidays to get back online – he correctly guessed that my lack of posting and tweeting was due in part to trying to better balance family, work, and online time over the past few months!
Some great announcements are coming for clients and partners this week at Lotusphere – and the event kicks off with Kevin Spacey this morning – you can see him here via live broadcast!
I”ll post more as the announcements continue! We have some exciting news coming from the White House this week too – stay tuned!
This week I was at Lotusphere – and had a great set of days with clients and partners. For anyone who was there – you saw it – there was was a great buzz at the event, the kind of buzz and exictement I haven’t seen at a big event in years, probably not since the late 90’s. And why the excitement?
I think it was two-fold. First – there’s a general sense of optimism that we have all survived one of the worst economic downturns in more than 50 years, and everyone I spoke with seems to be signs of business turning around. Second – Lotus has undergone an incredible transformation in the past two years, and now with the great integration between Lotus Notes, Lotus Live, and Lotus COnnections+Quickr, clients and end-users are seeing how powerful real collaboration can be …..and with the apps unveiled for the iPhone, the Android, and the RIM products, you can use Lotus anytime and anywhere.
If you are interested in seeing some of the highlights of the Showcase demos from Lotusphere (always one of the best parts of the event!) – you can see them here.
And a special congratulations to iEnterprises – one of our key software partners – for winning IBM’s Best in Showcase award at Lotusphere 2010. iEnterprieses won the award for their unique and powerful solution that provides significant customer value based on the newest Lotus technologies!
iExtensions CRM helps companies transform the way they do business by providing a flexible customer relationship management solution available anytime, anywhere including the IBM Lotus Notes Client, Web Browser, WebSphere Portal and on the RIM BlackBerry and Apple iPhone smartphones. Make sure you check them out!