• July 28, 2005 28 Jul'05

    Webmail opens hole in IBM Lotus Domino

    Attackers could obtain users' password hashes, change dates and other sensitive information by exploiting a security hole in IBM Lotus Domino 5.0, 6.0, and 6.5.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    Four steps to migrating IBM Lotus Notes to WebSphere

    In this article, Chen Lin, president of ToJava, which migrates Notes apps to J2EE, lists the steps in a Notes-to-Java migration. Part 1 explained how Notes and Java apps differ.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    Time to throw all your security in one box?

    A new survey shows more IT shops are considering multi-purpose security appliances. But it still may not be wise to stuff all your vendors in one box.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    IBM integrates telephony, desktop collaboration tools

    Highlighting the convergence of telephony and desktop collaboration, IBM will integrate Avaya audio-based communication into its e-mail, Web conferencing and IM offerings.

  • July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    The wet look: IBM using water to cool servers

    IBM's new liquid-based server cooling technology is the first step to bring water back into the data center. Experts predict it's inevitable. Others call it a Band-Aid.

  • July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    Backup products head latest list of vulnerabilities

    Backup software is designed to prevent catastrophes by recording copies of important data and allowing those copies to be stored in a safe place. But in its quarterly roundup of the top vulnerabilities, the SANS Institute says backup products have ...

  • July 22, 2005 22 Jul'05

    Just another management move at IBM Lotus?

    IBM is synonymous with management change, yet we were still surprised to hear that Lotus GM Ambuj Goyal was shifting to a new slot at IBM, and would be succeeded by Michael Rhodin.

  • July 21, 2005 21 Jul'05

    IBM teams with Laszlo Systems to propose Eclipse-based IDE

    IBM has teamed up with Laszlo Systems to propose an Eclipse-based IDE.

  • July 21, 2005 21 Jul'05

    Salaries rising for WebSphere-related skills

    According to IT research consultancy Foote Partners LLC, salaries in some IT specialties are recovering, and WebSphere-related skills are one area of especially rapid escalation.

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    Revenue growth continues for IBM Lotus

    Lotus Software saw double-digit revenue growth for the third straight quarter, according to a financial report released by IBM this week.

  • July 19, 2005 19 Jul'05

    Challenges ahead for collaborative convergence

    While the lines between standalone communications applications continue to blur, a Burton analyst says real-time collaborative convergence is still just a vision.

  • July 19, 2005 19 Jul'05

    IBM adds blog support to Workplace

    In another move to boost enterprise collaboration, IBM has announced two Workplace tools aimed at corporate blogs.

  • July 19, 2005 19 Jul'05

    Lotus exec Mike Rhodin replaces Goyal as IBM Lotus GM

    Mike Rhodin, VP of development and technical support at IBM Lotus, will take over as general manager of the IBM Lotus unit, replacing Ambuj Goyal, who replaces Janet Perna as general manager of IBM's Information Management Solutions.

  • July 15, 2005 15 Jul'05

    New and Notesworthy: July 2005

    This month's roundup of Domino-related product news highlights tools for data searching and monitoring, mobile management, e-publishing and server-based faxing.

  • July 13, 2005 13 Jul'05

    Study: Eclipse experiencing rapid growth

    Eclipse is thriving under a "don't ask, don't tell policy," says a Forrester Research report, which says that the tool platform has gained a foothold in more than half of IT shops.

  • July 12, 2005 12 Jul'05

    Good Technology's wireless software coming to Domino

    A third option for wireless service, in addition to iAnywhere and Blackberry, will soon be available to Lotus/Domino shops. Good Technology announced yesterday that its wireless push e-mail and PIM service will be available for Domino in the first ...

  • July 08, 2005 08 Jul'05

    WebSphere and Domino's evolution

    As WebSphere expands, Notes/Domino users find more middleware applications to connect to Domino. While this aids collaboration, it requires a much wider range of expertise.

  • July 07, 2005 07 Jul'05

    IBM renews Java license at Sun's JavaOne fest

    At JavaOne, IBM renewed its Java license with Sun for another decade. So its use of Java will continue in its WebSphere and Gluecode app servers.

  • July 06, 2005 06 Jul'05

    Companies see surge in phishing attacks

    New reports from IBM and Postini show attempted phishing attacks escalated dramatically in the last two months.

  • June 30, 2005 30 Jun'05

    New and Notesworthy: June 2005

    In this month's roundup of Notes/Domino news, developers gain two education options and quality management software. Administrators, on the other hand, get a way to monitor replicating Notes databases and a double-the-money-back guarantee on an ...

  • June 24, 2005 24 Jun'05

    IBM offers free download of Workplace Designer 2.5 pre-release

    IBM wants to get its pre-release of Workplace Designer 2.5, an Eclipse-based tool that brings the concepts of Domino Designer to the J2EE space, into as many hands as possible.

  • June 23, 2005 23 Jun'05

    Preparing for Notes/Domino 7

    Even though Notes/Domino 7 is more than two months from official release, IBM employees and savvy Domino users alike have already begun posting tips and tricks for the upgrade.

  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    Big Blue summer school

    For one week a year, professors teaching the iSeries on college campuses see how the other side lives -- at iSeries summer school in Rochester, Minn.

  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    IBM looks to 'open' hardware

    Not content with just open software, IBM is setting its sights on open hardware with the help of

  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    Three key challenges in migrating Notes to WebSphere

    As Java and Java-based application servers such as WebSphere become standard elements in most IT environments, the need to migrate Domino applications to Java increases.

  • June 21, 2005 21 Jun'05

    How to reduce spim

    This article provides three ways to reduce unsolicited IMs, including how to configure AOL, MSN and Yahoo IM clients to only accept messages from people on users' buddy lists.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    Microsoft patches critical IE, Windows flaws

    The software giant also addressed security holes in Outlook Express and the Exchange, ISA and Small Business servers.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    WebSphere Focus: The three rules of portals

    If set up properly, portals can become a useful front end to everything in your organization. If not, they can frustrate everyone. Knowing the three rules of portals will help.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    Admin questions come fast and furious to Expert on Demand Mat Newman

    It's a busy two weeks for Mathew Newman when he fields questions on Lotus Notes/Domino troubleshooting as TechTarget's Expert on Demand. Many of the questions are from admins.

  • June 15, 2005 15 Jun'05

    Collaboration past, present and future

    Collaboration involves more than sending instant messages or documents through firewalls, and with Microsoft's recent acquisition of Groove, it's more than an industry buzzword. While it remains to be seen how this marriage will affect Domino users,...

  • June 15, 2005 15 Jun'05

    Experts: Best of breed security may not be the wisest path

    Flying in the face of conventional wisdom that best of breed solutions are the only way to go, experts are now recommending that organizations consider point solutions from less-established, smaller vendors to fill in gaps that others leave behind.

  • June 14, 2005 14 Jun'05

    Beyond Notes 7.0: IBM Lotus sketches 'Hannover' user experience

    With Notes/Domino 7.0 nearing completion, IBM Lotus executives previewed the future direction of the Notes client at the IBM Lotus Technical Forum 2005 in Hannover, Germany. Activity-centrism is key.

  • June 09, 2005 09 Jun'05

    Checklist: Ten steps to take if your Domino server crashes

    A Domino server crash is rare, but if it happens, here's a checklist of ten things you can do to fix the problem, as well as prevent it from happening again.

  • June 09, 2005 09 Jun'05

    Three things to think about before going mobile

    For every benefit a user reaps from a mobile device, there's a potential administrative headache behind it. Here are three things for admins to think about before going mobile.

  • June 08, 2005 08 Jun'05

    The ins and outs of outsourcing Notes/Domino apps

    Are Domino apps easy or hard to outsource? Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, the head of offshore outsourcer Maarga Systems, shares his thoughts on Notes/Domino outsourcing trends.

  • June 02, 2005 02 Jun'05

    Notes/Domino not vanquished, says Burton analyst

    Exchange may have surpassed Notes in the enterprise messaging market, but Burton Group analyst Peter O'Kelly is quick to point out Notes/Domino is not vanquished.

  • June 02, 2005 02 Jun'05

    Six tips to help you diagnose why your Domino server crashed

    Domino server crashes don't happen often. If your server is crashing more than once a quarter, or if crashes and hangs are consuming a big portion of your time, something is wrong.

  • June 02, 2005 02 Jun'05

    WebSphere Focus: Rationalizing WebSphere tools strategy

    While many software products have gained and maintained the WebSphere nameplate, IBM's tools have been an exception. They have been rebranded as IBM Rational tools. In Las Vegas last month, the IBM Rational group showed new tools that link ...

  • May 31, 2005 31 May'05

    IBM launches Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5

    Big Blue responded to iSeries customers seeking an integrated tool set for Workplace by launching WCS 2.5 for the iSeries.

  • May 26, 2005 26 May'05

    Big Blue on mission to dominate SOA space

    The recent deal between Fireman's Fund and IBM exemplifies how shifting IT operations to a Service-Oriented Architecture can result in a better alignment between business and IT.

  • May 26, 2005 26 May'05

    Regulations bite into the bottom line

    Now that most companies are meeting their compliance mandates, will IT security spending take a hit?

  • May 25, 2005 25 May'05

    Radicati on the warpath again; this time it takes aim at IBM Workplace

    For the second time in a year, research firm The Radicati Group has published a white paper that will serve as a lightning rod for controversy in the Lotus community.

  • May 25, 2005 25 May'05

    Phishers proving bigger risk to admins than previously thought

    Phishing is commonly thought of as authentic-looking but bogus e-mails designed to trick users out of bank account numbers. New research suggests it's more complicated than that.

  • May 24, 2005 24 May'05

    SharePoint featured prominently in MS Office 12 plans

    The next version of Microsoft's Office suite of productivity applications will lean heavily on updated collaboration software gained from the recent acquisition of Groove Networks. The suite is designed to let users index and search e-mails and ...

  • May 23, 2005 23 May'05

    Just 'chat,' or the next IT revolution

    In the Q&A portion of his live April 27 webcast, Mathew Newman answered many questions posed by attendees, but there were more that he didn't have...

  • May 23, 2005 23 May'05

    At Admin2005, it was all about control

    At last week's Admin2005 show in Boston, the thing SearchDomino heard over and over again was that administrators need control over what users do.

  • May 20, 2005 20 May'05

    New and Notesworthy: May 2005

    In this month's roundup, administrators gain security, monitoring and save conflict tools, while WebSphere-compatible dashboards gain the ability to leverage Sametime.

  • May 20, 2005 20 May'05

    Quick look at Notes/Domino 7

    Notes/Domino 7 is months from official release, but tips, advice and workarounds for the upgrade are already out there.

  • May 19, 2005 19 May'05

    Trends in messaging boost demand for Notes, Domino, says Admin2005 keynoter Goyal

    Messaging is absolutely mission-critical at IBM, and with IM and e-mail volume growing, issues related to scalability and security have become key trends in messaging systems in all industries, said Ambuj Goyal, providing a boost for IBM Lotus Notes...

  • May 19, 2005 19 May'05

    What Gluecode means to IBM and Lotus

    Why did IBM buy Gluecode Software? The answer is the leader in J2EE application server dollar share would not mind being leader in Java app server volume as well.

  • May 18, 2005 18 May'05

    Besides automating administration, Release 7.0 enhances the client side as well

    Ed Brill, the man in charge of worldwide sales for Notes/Domino at IBM, presented the benefits of Release 7, which is designed to make administration as automated as possible.

  • May 18, 2005 18 May'05

    Embrace system compliance before it's too late

    Having the right compliance policies, whether they cover Sarbanes-Oxley or Web-based e-mail, can keep an enterprise running smoothly -- and an administrator out of hot water.

  • May 17, 2005 17 May'05

    New phishing scam gets personal

    Security firm Cyota reports that the latest phishing attackers are using stolen account information to send spam that includes a recipient's credit card number and mailing address. This appearance of authenticity, analysts fear, could be the most ...

  • May 17, 2005 17 May'05 Admin2005 page

    Notes/Domino administrators gathered in Boston in May for the sixth annual Admin2005 conference. This page provides a handy starting point for's Admin2005 coverage.

  • May 16, 2005 16 May'05

    Integrating Gluecode into WebSphere line an easier merge for IBM than Domino

    Buying Gluecode will bolster IBM's SMB focus with a low-end app server. But adding Java skills and absorbing WebSphere price points may be hard for Domino development managers.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    Messaging security pros get back to basics

    Messaging pros are focusing their security efforts on patching infrastructure holes, identity management and good old fashioned password maintenance.

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    Five ways to regain control of your Domino mail files

    Andy Pedisich, president of Technotics Inc., tells administrators how they can resolve email problems.

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    'Extremely critical' Firefox vulnerabilities

    Malcode writers could exploit two serious security holes in Firefox to launch sinister code and conduct cross-site scripting attacks. No patch is available, but there are workarounds.

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    Serious Windows flaws remain unpatched

    A patch issued Tuesday offers a fix for an "important" Windows vulnerability, but more serious security holes remain.

  • May 10, 2005 10 May'05

    Webmail seen as cure for troublesome e-mail clients

    If Web-based e-mail functionality increases as predicted, it could erase e-mail clients from millions of corporate desktops. That would be a boon for many e-mail administrators burdened by the complex and finicky clients.

  • May 09, 2005 09 May'05

    Better UI tops Notes users' wish list

    If you could add one feature to Notes 7.x, what would it be? When IBM's Ed Brill asked that of visitors to his blog site, the predominant response was for a better user interface.

  • May 05, 2005 05 May'05

    Focus on WebSphere: MQ updates aim at simpler operation

    Today, big banks and the like are the main users of WebSphere MQ, but IBM says it is finding traction in small and midsized businesses [SMBs]. The latest release of MQ includes versions that target SMBs.

  • May 05, 2005 05 May'05

    Ambuj Goyal on Workplace, .NET opportunity for IBM (Parts 1 and 2)

    What's on the mind of the man who steers the course for IBM Lotus Workplace? Find out in this exclusive interview.

  • May 04, 2005 04 May'05

    Report: IT shops lax about logging

    New research suggests enterprises are taking a half-baked approach to log management, compromising security in the process.

  • May 03, 2005 03 May'05

    Viruses 'a thing of the past'

    Two quarterly reports from antivirus vendors McAfee and Kaspersky say mass-mailer viruses are no longer the biggest threat. But look out for bots.

  • May 02, 2005 02 May'05

    Authentic marketing is knowing what to make

    IBM says it would rather outsell Microsoft than out-market it. The Notes community thinks differently.

  • April 28, 2005 28 Apr'05

    Lotus IM coming to BlackBerry

    Lotus Instant Messaging capabilities will be available on BlackBerry wireless devices by year-end. The mobile version of Lotus IM will connect to Domino desktop clients and will mark the first time that the BlackBerry supports an enterprise-level IM...

  • April 28, 2005 28 Apr'05

    Admin2005 preview: Tips, tricks and a look at Notes/Domino Rel. 7

    Tips and techniques for real-world administration problems will complement details of upcoming Notes/Domino Release 7 at this conference in Boston.

  • April 19, 2005 19 Apr'05

    IBM doesn't like peer-to-peer

    Some observers are saying that IBM doesn't offer a peer-to-peer technolology to compete with Groove, which Microsoft recently acquired. There's a reason.

  • April 15, 2005 15 Apr'05

    New and Notesworthy: April 2005

    In this month's roundup of new Domino-related products, PistolStar updates Web Set Password, Teamstudio Script Browser emerges and Protea Tools releases an anti-virus program.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    It's taxonomy time!

    We recently implemented a topical taxonomy that allows you to walk through site paths to find answers to your questions. A look at the Administration topic page is a good place to start.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    Lights, camera, collaboration! Q&A with David Marshak

    What's new with David Marshak? He took the big leap from industry watcher to industry proper earlier this year when he left The Patricia Seybold consultancy to join IBM Lotus Software as senior product manager for collaboration. With real-time and ...

  • April 11, 2005 11 Apr'05

    Various Domino vulnerabilities publicized

    The flaws largely concern pre-Domino 6.5.4 version software, and fixes are available, according to IBM.

  • April 07, 2005 07 Apr'05

    IBM denies report of new DoS vulnerability in Domino

    "Security intelligence" provider iDEFENSE reported a denial of service vulnerability in a Lotus Domino Server web service that allows attackers to crash the service, thereby preventing legitimate access. The problem is said to specifically exist ...

  • April 01, 2005 01 Apr'05

    Catching up on Domino community via blog scene

    You can turn to a slew of blogs when you wantch to catch up on the Domino arena. Associate Editor Peter Bochner tells of his quest.

  • March 31, 2005 31 Mar'05

    E-mail appliances taking on new duties

    Hardware products in this category are moving beyond simply acting as spam and virus filters.

  • March 29, 2005 29 Mar'05

    FairUCE on the loose

    An IBM strategist rejects assertion that the FairUCE zombie finder increases the amount of spam on the Internet.

  • March 18, 2005 18 Mar'05

    What does Groove purchase mean to collaboration?

    John Vaughan asked Notes notables to share perspectives on Microsoft's recent purchase of Groove Networks, and its hiring of Notes' creator Ray Ozzie.

  • March 17, 2005 17 Mar'05

    New and Notesworthy, March 2005

    In this month's roundup, SWING Software releases DocPublisher for IBM Lotus Domino, DLI.Uploader Professional Edition emerges and IBM and AT&T collaborate.

  • March 12, 2005 12 Mar'05

    Reporter's Notebook: Groove, Ozzie go to Microsoft

    The big news in Notes-Domino was not literally in the Lotus space: Ray Ozzie went to Microsoft to act as CTO.

  • March 10, 2005 10 Mar'05

    Microsoft buys Groove, gains Notes inventor Ozzie

    Microsoft says the acquisition of Groove Networks is a cornerstone of its collaboration offering for the Office suite of applications. It also puts Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie in Bill Gates' inner circle.

  • March 09, 2005 09 Mar'05

    Email archiving and SOX: A chat with Mike Gundling

    As part of our ongoing look at e-mail archiving issues, writer Peter Bochner spoke with Mike Gundling, iLumin Software Services. He discusses today's perfect storm of skyrocketing e-mail volumes, rapidly growing e-mail stores, and expanding ...

  • March 07, 2005 07 Mar'05

    IBM, AT&T and the collaborative Lotus Workplace bundle

    Key among PartnerWorld announcements was word that IBM and AT&T will jointly offer a packaged team collaboration product for SMBs. Also due are horizontal offerings for iSeries, and vertical offerings for health and retail sectors.

  • March 03, 2005 03 Mar'05

    San Francisco State takes IBM Lotus Workplace to school

    The school will roll out Workplace Collaboration Services for more than 40, 000 students to create an anytime-anyplace electronic community.

  • February 23, 2005 23 Feb'05

    Sarbanes-Oxley complicates Lotus Domino admins' lives

    E-mail archiving products are key in the new quest for corporate compliance, but they are just one piece of the puzzle. Creating policies that determine which e-mail to archive is also critical.

  • February 17, 2005 17 Feb'05

    New and Notesworthy: February 2005

    This month's updates feature a help desk application from GWI Software, a new line of distance learning courses from The Learning Continuum Company, content publishing software for IBM Lotus Domino from SWING Software and more!

  • February 17, 2005 17 Feb'05

    IBM to pump $100 million into Linux for Workplace

    IBM is betting big on tighter integration between its far-reaching messaging and collaboration suite and the open source operating system, industry watchers say.

  • February 02, 2005 02 Feb'05

    Get your shades: Lotus looks bright again

    Writer John Vaughan looks back at Lotusphere 2005 and sees good stuff. Some fellows in the Order of Lotus Bloggers also chime in.

  • February 01, 2005 01 Feb'05

    Fontaine on messaging met with Arthur Fontaine at Lotusphere, and the topic was Notes/Domino and its strategic position versus competitive Microsoft messaging products.

  • January 31, 2005 31 Jan'05

    Lotus-related ISV programs gain new attention

    At Lotusphere last week, IBM rolled out new marketing resources to Lotus Business Partners.

  • January 31, 2005 31 Jan'05

    Comment: Full tilt ahead!

    This Lotusphere seemed to affirm the wisdom of the people that stood by the platform.

  • January 26, 2005 26 Jan'05

    Lotus Notes, Workplace said to boost users on the edge

    Ray Ozzie says the war between central IT and software users is entering a new stage. IBM says that plays fine with its view of Workplace software.

  • January 25, 2005 25 Jan'05

    IBM's Goyal challenges Microsoft at Lotusphere

    IBM worked to reinvigorate its Notes Domino partner and developer armies at this year's Lotusphere. Microsoft's E12 came in for special attention.

  • January 24, 2005 24 Jan'05

    Lotusphere 2005: Domino Designer lead Leland talks about Workplace Designer

    Following form: Lotus tool guru Maureen Leland is taking some traits from Domino Designer forward into new Workplace Designer

  • January 24, 2005 24 Jan'05

    IBM reports results: Middleware is up, while Lotus is middling

    Lotus has lagged for IBM recently. The company's CFO expects that to change for a group he said was in a product transition.

  • January 21, 2005 21 Jan'05

    Newsmaker: Ambuj Goyal

    How big can Workplace become? Much depends on the leader IBM chose to push Workplace forward. Ambuj Goyal faces some reluctance on the part of the Lotus installed base, as well as difficult competition, as he promotes the platform.

  • January 20, 2005 20 Jan'05

    New and Notesworthy, January 2005

    This month's updates feature a new version of Control! from DYS Analytics, Inc., an e-mail archive tool from Avalon Business Systems and much more!

  • January 14, 2005 14 Jan'05

    Look back in Java: The Java vs LotusScript opinion page

    Last year, asked several experts how LotusScript and Java played together in the real world of Lotus Domino development. On the eve of Lotusphere 2005, we thought it was worthwhile to revisit this discussion.

  • January 13, 2005 13 Jan'05

    IBM Lotus delivers Web content management for SMBs

    Recently, IBM moved to spread use of its IBM Workplace Web Content Management software via a Standard Edition aimed at small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs).

  • January 11, 2005 11 Jan'05

    Notes outsourcing: Where and when

    As in other areas of IT, outsourcing of Notes and Domino administration and maintenance is something of a trend. Surprisingly, this may be truer in small firms, where fewer desktops are being administered.




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