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January 26, 2014
Print Merge Reporter
Print Merge Reporter: Mail Merge, Printing and Reporting Tool for IBM Notes
Mail Merge, Email Blast, Report, Chart, Inventory Barcoding, Export, PDF
ACL Dominator
ACL Dominator: ACL Reporting and Management Security Tool for IBM Notes
Quickly analyze and update ACL's. Reports for DAOS size, mailbox user activity, delegation, out of office, full text index and many more. Optimize server performance. Group troubleshooting feature.
AttachZIP
AttachZIP: Attachment Compression, Image Optimizer, Archive Tool for Notes
Automatically compress attachments to ZIP format and optimize images. Compress and Optimize inbound, outbound and existing email. PDF Conversion.
TOTAL Recall
TOTAL Recall: Message Recall Email Tool for IBM Notes
Help desk/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 any Notes/Web client or phone, Caller ID routing.
Web Date Picker
Web Date Picker: Web Date Field Validation Developer Tool for IBM Notes
Date Picker, calendar pop-up reminders, international date validation for date fields in Domino web apps, IsNotesDate() JavaScript function.
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Print Merge Reporter: Mail Merge, Printing and Reporting Tool for IBM Notes
Mail Merge, Email Blast, Report, Chart, Inventory Barcoding, Export, PDF

Send Email Blast Mailings: Mail merge data from Notes Contacts, Notes Apps or Spreadsheets to e-mail messages. Data can be mail merged to Subject and Body including advanced options --- dynamically append unique attachments for each recipient. Supports importing HTML files and Notes Stationery. Email blasts can be sent immediately or scheduled daily, weekly, or monthly including optional load balancing functionality. Integrate Notes / web apps with Word and Excel: Seamlessly integrate your existing Notes apps with mail merging, printing, charting and reporting functionality including mail merging your Notes Contacts. Mail merge data to labels, envelopes, letters, directory, and generate ad hoc charts and reports on live data in seconds. Download an evaluation copy today and integrate Notes the easy way!
 
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IBM CONNECT 2014: REGISTER NOW!
Join us at IBM Connect 2014 to gain insights into how game-changing technology and strategies in social, mobile, cloud, smarter workforce, cognitive systems, smarter commerce and business analytics are propelling companies to competitive heights.
 

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EXPERIENCE IBM NOTES
This single-page site is intended to drive user adoption of IBM Notes and enhance the total client experience. This effort was inspired by feedback from customers requesting materials to help promote Notes to end users.

IBM REDBOOKS: MAKING THE MOVE TO IBM CONNECTIONS 4.5 AND IBM CONNECTIONS CONTENT MANAGER
This comprehensive guide covers what you need to know to get ready to upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5

SOCIAL BUSINESS APP DEV VIRTUAL EVENT REPLAY AVAILABLE
With IBM Notes and Domino 9 Social Edition, IBM leads in integrating social capabilities into market-leading email and collaboration client. Learn how IBM did it, and how you can use OpenSocial standards to do the same for your applications.

IBM REDBOOKS: INSTALLING AND DEPLOYING IBM CONNECTIONS
IBM® Collaboration Solutions and IBM Redbooks® have partnered together to create this comprehensive guide on how to install and deploy IBM Connections. Topics cover the spectrum from planning to performance tuning, with chapters on high availability, metrics, customizing the user experience, and more

NEW RELEASE OF THE IBM SOCIAL BUSINESS TOOLKIT SDK
A new version of the IBM Social Business Toolkit is available on OpenNTF. The release features improvements to the Communities and Profiles Service APIs and improved exception handling and run-time error reporting.

IBM RELEASES THE NEW IBM SOCIAL BUSINESS TOOLKIT SDK AS OPEN SOURCE
The IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK, now available on OpenNTF as Open Source, lets Web and Java developers easily access the IBM Social Platform, including IBM Connections and IBM SmartCloud for Social Business.

LEARN ABOUT IBM INOTES SOCIAL EDITION
IBM iNotes Social Edition software is Web access to e-mail and collaboration. You can equip your employees with capabilities similar to those included in IBM Notes® client software, but delivered through a Web browser. Try this demo to learn more.

USING RESELLER AND DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE IN IBM SMARTCLOUD FOR SOCIAL BUSINESS
This article describes what Reseller is, how it works, and how to create a Distributed Software (DSW) order in IBM SmartCloud for Social Business.

DEVELOPING OPENSOCIAL GADGETS FOR IBM CONNECTIONS 4.0
This white paper explains how to develop gadgets for IBM Connections 4.0, primarily focusing on using the developer bootstrap page for quickly testing gadgets.
 

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ACL Dominator: ACL Reporting and Management Security Tool for IBM Notes
Quickly analyze and update Access Control Lists across all databases on an IBM Domino network. Locate corrupted databases and replica stubs. Aside from ACL reporting and management, Domino administrator can generate reports to assist in optimizing Server performance, and prepare for a messaging migration (i.e. IBM SmartCloud Notes Hybrid).
  • DAOS reports including Logical, Physical and DAOS size
  • Mailbox/App document count report (useful to identify mailbox/apps which require archiving)
  • Full Text Index reports (useful to optimize server performance by identifying non-critical mailbox/apps using
  • "Immediate" frequency which should ideally be changed to "Hourly" or "Daily)
  • Mailbox delegation reports (useful for messaging migrations)
  • Mailbox user activity reports (useful to identify mailboxes which can be retired)
  • Group troubleshooting (useful to identify mailbox/app access issues using heavily nested groups)
  • Mailbox owner reports including changing owner ACL (useful to force mailbox access of all mailbox users to Editor)
Download a FREE demo today and chase those security nightmares away!
 
IBM puts business content in motion for mobile workforce, speeds access to big data through mobile devices
IBM today introduced new software that helps employees tap into the broadest range of business information to do their jobs more effectively from their desktops, mobile phones and tablets. The new offering allows traditional and mobile workers to securely access, manage and gain insight from structured and unstructured content such as emails, documents, images, Web data and collaboration tools to improve productivity.

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ECM: solutions for diverse content
KMWorld Magazine writes about the growth of data and how content access is evolving to take into account the explosion in social technologies, including wikis, blogs and videos. Content used to be a lot simpler. It consisted of documents and data. Together, those two categories encompassed most of the digital information used in organizations. Now, not only the volume but also the variety of data has increased to include videos, digital audio, wikis, blogs and little snippets of microblogging content. The information is also beaing accessed for a much wider variety of purposes, including compliance and e-discovery, sentiment analysis and customer relationship management.

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IBM's SmartCloud Docs: Social Business vs. Productivity Suites
In December, IBM finally released one of the missing pieces of its SmartCloud social business platform in the shape of SmartCloud Docs on the public cloud. There was quite a bit of excitement, as it appeared that IBM had entered the cloud-based productivity suite market. But as Ed Brill, Director of Product Management for IBM Social Business, told us, this wasn't really the case.

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Business Women Get Social in the Cloud
Women in business are an intelligent and savvy group that relishes in helping others succeed. It seems only natural they would gravitate towards social media platforms to seek out community with other women business owners and entrepreneurs to share ideas, best practices, and gain insights for their own organizations.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Benefits of Cloud-based Collaboration with Ed Brill, IBM
There is no doubt that 2012 has been a breakthrough year for cloud computing. We have witnessed a continuous growth curve in terms of adoption that has allowed for the emergence of new and innovative cloud services. Social and cloud collaboration, for example, have paved the way for new applications that support and enrich the corporate chain of relationships, and therefor increase overall productivity. In the below interview, Ed Brill from IBM Social Business emphasizes the benefits of cloud collaboration and outlines ways in which businesses can overcome security and integration challenges associated with the cloud.

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Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM’s x86 Server Business
Lenovo have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business. This includes 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. The purchase price is approximately US$2.3 billion, approximately two billion of which will be paid in cash and the balance in Lenovo stock.

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IBM Reports 2013 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
IBM today announced fourth-quarter 2013 diluted earnings of $5.73 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $5.13 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of 12 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $6.13 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $5.39 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of 14 percent.

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IBM Rallies Tennis Fans with Innovative Technology at the Australian Open 2014
IBM is bringing tennis fans even closer to the Australian Open 2014, with new ways to access and interact with the latest tournament news and courtside action from the Grand Slam as it happens. Through the use of innovative and interactive technology, IBM is providing fans a rich, immersive experience during the international tennis tournament. The official mobile apps for the Australian Open deliver easy functionality with real-time scores and schedules, comprehensive match and player analysis and Twitter feeds.

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Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. Intends To Use IBM POWER Technology For Chip Design That Pushes Innovation In China
IBM, the Suzhou PowerCore Technology Company and the Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology today announced the two Chinese organizations will join the OpenPOWER Foundation, with Suzhou PowerCore intending to use IBM's POWER architecture to provide customized chip design solutions to push server innovation in such areas as Big Data, cloud computing and next generation data centers.

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IBM Closes Acquisition of Aspera
IBM today announced it has completed the acquisition of Aspera, Inc., a privately held company that securely speeds the movement of massive data files around the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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IBM Commits $1.2 Billion to Expand Global Cloud Footprint
IBM today announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of cloud centers designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over how they manage their data, run their business and deploy their IT operations locally in the cloud.

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IBM Introduces X6 Architecture, Optimizes x86-Based Servers for Cloud, Analytics
IBM today announced the sixth generation of its enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers, providing industry-leading improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and cloud.

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Multiplay and KUULUU Launch Games with SoftLayer, an IBM Company
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, today announced that game development studio KUULUU and world’s largest online game servers provider Multiplay are using IBM SoftLayer’s cloud capabilities to power widely popular games such as Battlefield 4 and RECHARGE. KUULUU tapped into SoftLayer’s cloud for higher performance and scale for their newest game created with Linkin Park, the most popular band on Facebook with 55 million followers, called RECHARGE, while Multiplay utilizes SoftLayer cloud to support the mega title Battlefield 4.

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IBM Cloud Helps Leading Retailers Quickly Adapt to Changing Consumer Trends
IBM today announced that leading retailers Wakefern and El Corte Inglés have adopted IBM Smarter Commerce on cloud to quickly respond to changing consumer trends, compete more effectively in local markets and extend their brand into new regions. The news comes at this year’s National Retail Federation convention (#NRF14), where IBM also unveiled a new solution that helps retailers and marketers update their online storefronts in minutes with fresh, relevant and targeted content.

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IBM Sets U.S. Patent Record
IBM today announced that its inventors received a record-setting 6,809 patents in 2013 – the 21st consecutive year the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent leaders.

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7,500 IBM Jobs Will Go To Lenovo With Unit Sale
Approximately 7,500 IBM employees around the world, including those based at major locations such as Raleigh, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei, are expected to be offered employment by Lenovo. Employees had previously told Business Insider that this unit was the target of some of IBM's layoffs last summer. IBM took a $1 billion charge in 2013 for what it calls "workforce rebalancing," and some experts said that this amounted to between 6,000 and 8,000 jobs cut worldwide.

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Video: Apple's Mac Celebrates 30 Years; Dell, IBM Envy Success
Apple is celebrating Mac's 30th birthday and a lot has changed over the past thirty years. Inflation is better now than it was in 1984 and the Mac is cheaper. Interest rates are much lower thanks to the Federal Reserve, even if home prices have doubled. Many computer companies like Tandy and Commodore are either gone are gobbled up by others and while Dell and IBM are still around, they are not nearly as competitive. Just surviving in today's computer world is cause for celebration.

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