Article archive for 2008 – Page 2

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thriving in a changing economy, understanding the economic upheaval

Many of you know that some years back Editor-in-Chief David wrote a pretty well-received book called The Flexible Enterprise, which was all about how businesses can manage and thrive in a changing economy. Over the past week, we’ve gotten a bunch of letters from readers asking about how all the economic fuss we’ve been experiencing will affect their jobs, their businesses, and the world of tech. In this important article, David shares with you some background that can help you understand the situation better. He also provides some coping strategies that will help you make it through this thing and come out solid on the other side.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

How to win a Lotus Award

Each year, we see a few stand-out submissions, a few middle-of-the-road submissions, and a few companies who seemed to just "phone it in". Each year, some of the applicants seem to go out of their way to not win an award. If you work for a Lotus business partner and want to make sure all your hard work isn’t recognized or appreciated, there are some simple tricks you can follow, and I’ll discuss them in this article. I’ll also discuss what it takes to win.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Use the LotusScript Split function to write simpler code

Mick Moignard takes you inside the always-helpful LotusScript Split function. It can do a lot more than you might know, and it’ll save you a lot of time for certain coding techniques.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Willy and Wally install a SAN

Hardware engineers Willy and Wally decided to move eight Notes and Domino servers to SANs. To Nancy Hand, just the idea of putting eight servers on one set of disks made her queazy. Read on to find out what happened.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Centralised email encryption at the Domino server level

Large-scale data losses and thefts have been cropping up alarmingly often in both national and international headlines recently. Whether it involves the authorities losing citizens’ data or companies whose mission-critical and confidential information ends up circulating freely on the Internet, any kind of data loss has devastating consequences. In this important article, Andreas Richter looks at various methods Domino administrators might use to increase Domino email security through encryption.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

An interview with Philippe Cohen on Notes/Sharepoint coexistence

We continue our series of interviews with Lotus Business Partners. This week, I had the opportunity to interview Philippe Cohen, Vice President of Software and Solutions at Mainsoft. In this in-depth interview, Phil will help us understand the juggernaut that’s SharePoint and what it means for Lotus IT professionals. Mainsoft has also built on of the first commercial plug-ins for Notes 8 and 8.5, and we get some very interesting insights into their experience using the Eclipse framework.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

More archive fun

Jim is the kind of user we love to hate. He doesn’t want the easy answers but won’t listen to the full explanation either. So, when he called the help desk about a problem with one of his archives, there was the usual fight over whose turn it was to take his call.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Notes, Domino, and the indomitable spirit of the Lotus community

What an amazing week this has been for DominoPower and the Lotus community. This week, we got to see the full power and majesty, emotion and intensity, love, anger, and passion of our extended family — all brought together to discuss an issue of deep concern to us all — the future of our shared profession.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Why Ron Herardian thinks Notes and Domino are obsolete

Every year since we started DominoPower, one or more of our most respected contributors have declared either Notes or Domino to be dead. It’s gotten so that we can almost set our clocks by the damning declarations. Our experience, however, has been that the Lotus market is prospering. In any case, it’s time for another view into doom and gloom by Ron Herardian, one of our most prolific contributors. Is he right? Let us know what you think. Needless to say, Ron’s opinions are not those of DominoPower, its editors, ZATZ Publishing, or anyone who loves chocolate.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Fun rolling out a Notes upgrade

Nancy Hand is back with another wonderful story about Notes admin and the users who make our jobs so fulfilling. This time, she’s rolling out a major Notes upgrade to 3,000 users. That’s when Dilbert walked in…

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