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Octoboer 9, 2014
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AttachZIP
AttachZIP: Attachment compression, image optimization and archive tool for IBM Notes
Compress attachments to ZIP format and optimize images. Increase disk space, network bandwidth and performance. Reduce mailbox / DB sizes. Single product offering. Notes template based installation.
ACL Dominator
ACL Dominator: ACL management and administration reporting security tool for IBM Notes
Report, manage, analyze, audit, export, update all Access Control Lists on an IBM Domino server.
Fix security holes, optimize servers, expand nested groups, prepare for message migrations.
Report on ACLs, database properties, mailbox preference properties, user activity, DAOS.
Print Merge Reporter
Print Merge Reporter: Mail merge, printing and reporting tool for IBM Notes
Mail merge Excel, contacts, barcodes and Notes app data to email or printer using Notes, iNotes, web.
Generate charts and reports to Word, Excel, and PDF format using Notes, web.
TOTAL Recall
TOTAL Recall: Message recall email tool for IBM Notes
IT help desk and Domino administrators can recall messages for end users.
Central control and risk aversion - Your insurance policy to prevent costly legal disasters.
H-Fax Voicemail Center
H-Fax Voicemail Center: Fax and voicemail solution for IBM Notes
Review faxes and voicemail from Notes, web and phone. Caller ID fax routing, multiple voice mailboxes, call transferring. Notes, iNotes, web, iOS, Android supported.
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CONVERT IBM NOTES CALENDAR TO MONTHLY STYLE FORMAT IN WORD AND EXCEL
With WinCalendar it is easy to import calendar data from iCal data. The data can come from any Calendar platform that supports exporting iCalendar data (filename.ics). This includes Lotus Notes, Facebook Calendar, Westlaw, Windows Live Calendar and Microsoft Works Calendar. New: WinCalendar now also supports importing TeamSnap iCal calendar format to Word and Excel. WinCalendar uses iCalendar data to generate calendars in native Microsoft Word and Excel format. Create a Gantt Chart in Excel from your calendar data.
 

OTHER HEADLINES

IBM LOTUS NOTES INSPIRES APACHE COUCHDB CREATOR
Most students of the web trace the NoSQL movement back to Google and Amazon. CouchDB creator Damien Katz wasn’t inspired by Google or Amazon or any other web giant. He was inspired by Lotus Notes, an online collaboration platform originally developed in the 1970s and ’80s. ‘It was a sophisticated system that made it easy to do things that are hard to do with relational databases.’ In an early blog post the project, he wrote: “Couch is Lotus Notes built from the ground up for the web.”

E.M. ROSE BUILDERS NAILS PROJECT MANAGEMENT WITH IBM LOTUS NOTES (CASE STUDY-USEN)
E.M. Rose Builders builds custom homes in concert with an architect, which requires collaboration among many partners and the client. Project management software developed in IBM Notes led to accelerated processes, business agility and higher customer satisfaction.

OVUM REPORT: IBM NOTES AND DOMINO SHOW MICROSOFT THE WAY FORWARD
Ovum's assessments of IBM's collaboration portfolio over the last four years have put IBM ahead of the field in terms of technical capability. Read how Ovum believes this momentum will translate to improved market leadership for IBM Notes and Domino as well

IBM NOTES/DOMINO FIX LIST ESTIMATED UPCOMING RELEASE DATES
Scheduled maintenance release, containing several bug fixes and some new features. Release 9.0.2 is estimated for release in 1H 2015. Release 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 is estimated for release in Q1 2015.

DOWNLOAD: IBM LOTUS PROTECTOR FOR MAIL SECURITY V2.8.1 (LPMS) INCLUDING SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER 11 (SLES)
Content protection for social business -- IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security scans email messages and attached files for unwanted, confidential or malicious content, extending content protection and compliance for your social business platform. It controls the email content that enters and leaves your company’s network to ensure a high level of security and blocks spam and viruses. This software also provides integrated email content filtering for IBM Notes®, IBM Domino®, Microsoft Exchange and mixed email environments. LPMS Installs on IBM System x hardware or VMware, and it supports mail platforms Domino 9/8/7 or Exchange 2013/2010/2007/2003.

IBM NOTES/DOMINO 9.0.1 FIX PACK 2 RELEASE NOTICE
August 20, 2014: 9.0.1 Fix Pack 2 is a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues. IBM strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 9.0.1 upgrade to this latest Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. Fix Packs are released periodically between Maintenance Releases to provide a greater level of stability for customer environments. They go through the same level of fix, regression and interoperability testing that occurs with Maintenance Releases. Fix Packs are always cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous ones.

IBM NOTES/DOMINO 9.0.1 FIX PACK 1 RELEASE NOTICE
April 16, 2014: 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 is a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues. IBM strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 9.0.1 upgrade to this latest Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. Fix Packs are released periodically between Maintenance Releases to provide a greater level of stability for customer environments. They go through the same level of fix, regression and interoperability testing that occurs with Maintenance Releases. Fix Packs are always cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous ones.

IBM NOTES/DOMINO 9.0.1 SOCIAL EDITION MAINTENANCE RELEASE - "TOP 20" FIX LIST
October 29, 2013: Notes/Domino 9.0.1 is the first Maintenance Release on top of release 9.0. This release is primarily a bug fix release but also contains a small number of enhancements. For an overview of new features and enhancements, review the Notes/Domino 9.0.1 software announcement.

LOTUS NOTES/DOMINO 8.5.3 FIX PACK 6 RELEASE NOTICE
December 9, 2013: Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 is the last scheduled Fix Pack for 8.5.3. Fix Pack development will now shift to the 9.0.1 release. 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 is a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues. IBM strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 8.5.3 upgrade to this latest Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. Fix Packs are released periodically between Maintenance Releases to provide a greater level of stability for customer environments. They go through the same level of fix, regression and interoperability testing that occurs with Maintenance Releases. Fix Packs are always cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous ones.
 

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Amazon Fire TV: Streaming 1080p media player with voice search
Streaming 1080p media player with voice search, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, games, and more. Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It's the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube.com, low-cost movie rentals, music, and much more

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Amazon Fire Phone: The only smartphone with Firefly technology
Firefly technology recognizes over 100 million items, including movies, music, URLs, email addresses, phone numbers, products and more.

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Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBM's x86 Server Business
Lenovo and IBM today announced that they have completed the initial closing for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business under the terms described in their announcement on Monday, September 29, 2014. Lenovo is acquiring System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. IBM retains its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData appliances.

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IBM Bluemix and NYC are revolutionizing tech startups and entrepreneurs!
Digital.NYC is the official online hub of the New York City digital and technology ecosystem, bringing together every company, investor, event, job, class, blog, video, workspace, accelerator, incubator, resource and organization in the five boroughs. It is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, IBM, Gust, and over a dozen leading NYC-based technology and media companies. We encourage everyone to check out digital.nyc. It's not just for the local folks! Any startup can benefit from IBM's entrepreneurial support by heading over to bluemix.net and softlayer.com for free trails and downloads.

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IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Ecosystem Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud
Watson Ecosystem Partners launch new business ventures in Financial Services, Healthcare, IT Services, Non-Profit, Retail, Security and Travel industries -- IBM Watson fuels the next-generation of cognitive computing solutions. Next generation leaders push themselves everyday to answer this key question: How can my organization make a difference? IBM is helping deliver the answer with new apps that are powered by Watson from Ecosystem Partners to improve the quality of life – from better managing health and enriching the customer experience, to enabling new research and education.

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IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion
Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital, South Africa's Metropolitan Health & Australia's ANZ Global Wealth & Deakin University to Bring Watson to Market -- Watson Learning Spanish With CaixaBank -- Travelocity & Kayak.com Founder Redefines Travel Experience with Watson; First Wave of Start Ups & Partners Debut Watson-Powered Apps -- Watson Global Headquarters Opens for Business in NYC's Silicon Alley. IBM is announcing significant milestones fueling adoption of Watson and cognitive computing cloud capabilities on a global scale. Watson is a groundbreaking platform that represents a new era of computing based on its ability to interact in natural language, process vast amounts of Big Data to uncover patterns and insights, and learn from each interaction.

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Digital Travel Pioneer Terry Jones Launches WayBlazer, Powered by IBM Watson
First Cognitive App is a Breakthrough in $1T Online Travel Industry -- Industry pioneers in travel and technology are announcing WayBlazer, a company that uses leading edge technology to redefine the way consumers dream, plan, personalize and purchase travel.

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IBM Sees Software Defined Storage as Tipping Point in Taming Big Data Deluge
In a keynote speech today at IBM Enterprise, Jamie Thomas, General Manager, Storage and Software Defined Systems at IBM, unveiled a bold strategy for the company’s storage business. Building upon the Software Defined Storage portfolio announced last May, IBM is focusing its storage business on a new model for enterprise data storage that is optimized for interoperability across hardware and software solutions. This new model will provide greater flexibility around how customers can receive, consume and explore different options for data storage, which will ultimately allow customers to better harness their data for greater business insights.

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IBM and the Wharton School Launch First-of-a-Kind Program to Help Chief Marketing Officers use Big Data and Analytics to Deepen Customer Engagement
IBM today announced a partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to deliver a first-of-a-kind executive education program for Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Customer Officers (CCOs). The two-week course, titled “The CMO Advantage: Evolving Beyond the Digital Revolution,” will explore the increasing importance of the CMO in the C-Suite. The intersection of marketing and technology in today’s marketplace presents a unique opportunity for senior business leaders, such as the CMO, to drive innovation, enhance influence and deepen customer engagement.

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IBM Delivers New Analytics Offerings for the Mainframe to Provide Real-Time Customer Insights
Building on client demand to integrate real-time analytics with consumer transactions, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new capabilities for its System z mainframe. The integration of analytics with transactional data can provide businesses with real-time, actionable insights on commercial transactions as they occur to take advantage of new opportunities to increase sales and help minimize loss through fraud prevention.

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IBM Provides Clients Superior Alternative to x86-Based Commodity Servers
OpenPOWER-Based Systems Deliver Nearly 20 Percent Better Price/Performance than x86-Based Servers -- IBM today introduced a new range of systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster at nearly 20 percent better price/performance[i],[ii] than comparable Intel Xeon v3 Processor-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers.

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AmerisourceBergen Selects IBM to Manage IT Infrastructure
IBM today announced that it has extended, by three years, its multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world. IBM will manage the IT infrastructure that supports the company’s 13,000 employees and operations across 25 of its distribution centers in North America.

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