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  • A

    application clustering (software clustering)

    Application clustering (sometimes called software clustering) is a method of turning multiple computer servers into a cluster (a group of servers that acts like a single system).

  • C

    contextual collaboration

    Contextual collaboration is a new approach to collaborative software that involves embedding all the relevant applications, such as word processors, enterprise instant messaging (EIM), shared calendars, and groupware, into a unified user interface that uses presence technology to enhance collaboration.

  • D


    Domino is the name of the applications and messaging server program for the Lotus Corporation's Lotus Notes product, a sophisticated groupware application that is installed in many corporations. (Continued...)

  • Domino Off-Line Services (DOLS)

    Domino Off-Line Services (DOLS) is an add-on toolkit, based on Domino replication and security features, that allows users to access and interact with Domino Web applications through a browser without requiring a network connection, and to synchronize changes to source data when they reconnect.

  • DXL (Domino Extensible Language)

    DXL (Domino Extensible Language) is a specific version of Extensible Markup Language (XML) for Lotus Domino data.

  • G

    GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment)

    GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment, pronounced gah-NOHM) is a graphical user interface (graphical user interface) and set of computer desktop application for users of any UNIX-based operating system.

  • groupware

    Groupware refers to programs that help people work together collectively while located remotely from each other.

  • I

    IM bot

    An IM bot is a chatterbot program that uses instant messaging (IM) as an application interface.

  • IM worm

    An IM worm is self-replicating malicious code that spreads in instant messaging networks.

  • iNotes (iNotes Web Access)

    iNotes (short for iNotes Web Access) allows Lotus Domino users to access their Domino-based mail, calendar, schedule, to-do lists, contact lists, and notebooks from any computer, at any location, as long as they have an Internet connection.

  • Instant Messaging: Glossary

    This glossary provides short definitions of terms related to instant messaging (IM) and other presence technologies.

  • L

    Lotus Workplace

    Lotus Workplace is a set of customizable online work collaboration products from IBM's Lotus division.

  • LotusScript

    LotusScript is a script language for use in a Lotus Notes client program or as a scheduled agent within a Domino server program. It can be compared to JavaScript, the script language for use in a Web page. (Continued...)

  • N


    Notes is a sophisticated groupware application from the Lotus Corporation, a subsidiary of IBM. (Continued...)

  • P

    program temporary fix (PTF)

    In IBM, a program temporary fix (PTF) is a temporary solution to a bug in an IBM software product that is made available for customers to install.

  • Q


    QuickPlace is Lotus's Web-based shared workspace software for real time collaboration among geographically dispersed participants.

  • R

    real-time collaboration

    Real-time collaboration is using the Internet and presence technology to communicate with co-workers as if they were in the same room, even if they are located on the other side of the world.

  • Rnext

    Rnext was the unofficial name given to a then forthcoming release of IBM's Notes and Domino product set.

  • S


    Sametime is software from Lotus for group collaboration over the Internet.

  • SIMPLE (SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions)

    SIMPLE is an add-on to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) that some industry insiders predict will be the basis for a new Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol (IMPP).

  • W


    WebSphere is a set of Java-based tools from IBM that allow customers to create and manage sophisticated business Web sites. The central WebSphere tool is the WebSphere Application Server (WAS), an application server that a customer can use to connect Web site users with Java applications or servlets.

  • X

    XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol)

    XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) is a protocol based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) and intended for instant messaging (IM) and online presence detection.

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