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  • January 05, 2005 05 Jan'05

    Lotusphere 2005 seeks to balance presents and futures

    The 12th edition of Lotusphere will carefully mix technology 'futures' with 'here-and-now' information. The program should redress some aspects of Lotusphere 2004, where attention focused on the hot new Workplace line.

  • January 05, 2005 05 Jan'05

    Choosing Linux and still clinging on to Microsoft, part 2

    Choosing Linux is not an all-or-nothing option. Thanks to some handy tools, IT managers can let some users cling to some Microsoft applications, even if their desktops and servers run on Linux

  • January 04, 2005 04 Jan'05

    Venetica bridges Notes, DB2 data

    IBM's 2004 purchase of Venetica will interest some Lotus shops. Venetica's middleware can connect apps to digital assets that are stored in Lotus Notes.

  • December 21, 2004 21 Dec'04

    Where is IBM Lotus going with Workplace?

    Workplace was the big news in the world of IBM Lotus in 2004. A Q&A with Gartner's Tom Austin helps illuminate this 'star in the making.

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    2005 outlook: Desktops to see Linux, search war and more spyware

    TechTarget group publisher Paul Gillin offers up his annual predictions for the year ahead, and forecasts a pay hike for IT pros, a potential new owner for Apple and the rise of Linux, spyware and searching on the desktop.

  • December 16, 2004 16 Dec'04

    New and Notesworthy: December 2004

    This month's updates feature a BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 for IBM Lotus Domino, content management software from Kryos Systems, Modular Messaging 2.0 from Avaya and more.

  • December 15, 2004 15 Dec'04

    IT dealing with voice and video creep

    Converged communications in enterprise networks is inevitable -- and already happening in some places. It's up to IT to determine how it can be accommodated in an existing infrastructure.

  • December 14, 2004 14 Dec'04

    Collaboration suites rise at expense of point releases

    IBM Lotus, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are among those building collaboration features into the heart of their respective software platforms to meet customer demands for lower ownership costs, according to new research.

  • December 13, 2004 13 Dec'04

    The e-mail trail and corporate liability

    Sifting through the publicly released e-mails of scandal-plagued Enron, it's clear that bad accounting wasn't the only problem the energy company had. Experts say it's a lesson on how not to manage corporate messaging.

  • December 07, 2004 07 Dec'04

    Phishing on the rise -- spam rules need updating

    Spam and malware have long plagued administrators. There is always more to come. Now it is phishing. As a result, server masters must tweak their own rule sets, or look to vendors.

  • December 07, 2004 07 Dec'04

    IM threat service pledges cooperation

    To combat attacks on enterprise networks delivered by rogue instant messages, software companies such as Microsoft, McAfee, AOL and Yahoo have thrown their support behind an IM threat center that promises to work in concert with other security ...

  • November 29, 2004 29 Nov'04

    Benchmarking a very big Notes e-mail server

    The NotesBench Consortium conducted a benchmark that showed IBM's new high-end eServer i5 595 hardware capable of handling 175,000 concurrent NotesBench R6 Mail users.

  • November 24, 2004 24 Nov'04

    Analysis: IBM Workplace eye on the Lotus developer 'guy'

    IBM said it has forged Workplace deals with 100 ISVs, and that it can claim over 1 million users on the client side of its Workplace computing effort. But many developers are just starting to get going on Workplace.

  • November 23, 2004 23 Nov'04

    ISVs pledge support for IBM Workplace

    IBM announced that at least 100 independent software vendors have built applications to run on its new Workplace platform.

  • November 16, 2004 16 Nov'04

    Gartner weighs in on Domino, Workplace futures

    Confused about the future of Workplace and Lotus Notes/Domino? You are not alone. IBM's move to promote Workplace and Notes/Domino as two overlapping product families is creating bewilderment among customers, according to Gartner Group.

  • November 14, 2004 14 Nov'04

    FTC works on spam front

    Spam filtering continues to vie for the post of "Job #1" in IT shops worldwide. Recently, U.S. FTC commissioners hosted a two-day summit to grapple with e-mail authentication, once seemingly poised as a potent solution for the spam problem. ...

  • November 09, 2004 09 Nov'04

    Lotus updates Workplace apps and Notes roadmap

    Today IBM Lotus announced upcoming versions of WebSphere Portal, Workplace Services Express and its Web Conferencing Service, and also confirmed the future blending of the Notes and Workplace clients.

  • November 01, 2004 01 Nov'04

    Partners shoulder hopes for Domino's future

    The IBM Lotus partner program has had its share of ups and downs, but a renewed effort to support smaller partners and help them utilize all of IBM's resources is already receiving a warm reception.

  • October 22, 2004 22 Oct'04

    New and Notesworthy: October 2004

    This month's updates feature a Domino e-mail storage utilization tool from Accellion, a Notes content management offering from Hummingbird and DYS looks to streamline Domino application performance.

  • October 14, 2004 14 Oct'04

    DB2 meets security standards, outlines patch releases

    IBM received a required security certification this week for its DB2 "Stinger" DBMS. The certification comes on the heels of a string of flaws Big Blue is addressing in multiple versions of its database.

  • October 13, 2004 13 Oct'04

    No conspiracy: Microsoft, IBM to blame for Domino's decline

    Lotus pros scoff at the notion that there's a conspiracy against Notes and Domino. Instead, it's Microsoft's savvy and IBM's complacency that's making them feel like second-class citizens.

  • September 30, 2004 30 Sep'04

    The Lotus conspiracy

    News Editor Eric B. Parizo speculates that there's a vast conspiracy in the tech world to keep Notes and Domino down.

  • September 29, 2004 29 Sep'04

    Lotus releases Domino 6.5.3

    Improvements in the latest scheduled maintenance release include multithreaded instant messaging, improved usability in Domino Web Access and fixes for the iSeries.

  • September 28, 2004 28 Sep'04

    Meta Group defends Domino/Exchange TCO report

    Meta Group says it stands by its recent small business messaging survey, which found Exchange's TCO to be 52% less than Domino's, even though it was funded by Microsoft.

  • September 24, 2004 24 Sep'04

    New & Notesworthy: September 2004

    This month's highlights include a SOA development environment for Domino pros, a tool for linking Notes to a CRM system and an enhanced Domino spam-filtering system.

  • September 16, 2004 16 Sep'04

    At Lotusphere 2005, expect more of the 'here and now'

    With general registration for Lotusphere 2005 opening today, prospective attendees are likely...

  • September 15, 2004 15 Sep'04

    Instant messaging's real winners

    Big-name companies like Microsoft and IBM aren't drawing crowds with their enterprise versions of instant messaging software. But surprisingly, IM has been a boon to some vendors that don't even sell IM technology.

  • August 24, 2004 24 Aug'04

    Early birds flock to Lotusphere registration

    Is it really that time of year already? IBM Lotus is already inviting folks to register for next year's Domino user conference.

  • August 23, 2004 23 Aug'04

    What's ahead for Lotus certification?

    Even though the CLP acronym has gone away, the streamlined Lotus certification program has received positive reviews. However, more changes are in store.

  • August 20, 2004 20 Aug'04

    New and Notesworthy, August 2004

    In this month's roundup, Stampede Technologies refreshes its Notes optimization software, DYS updates its performance management offering and Phoenix Systems offers a way to link Notes and Documentum.

  • August 19, 2004 19 Aug'04

    No summertime news blues this year

    This summer Lotus forgot to go on vacation, as News Editor Eric B. Parizo highlights a myriad of recent announcements from IBM's collaboration group.

  • August 13, 2004 13 Aug'04

    Opinion: Radicati paper ignores new Lotus message

    Developer John Vaughan says that like Radicati Group, many users were once disheartened by Lotus' strategy. But under Ambuj Goyal, the future for Notes and Domino looks bright.

  • August 12, 2004 12 Aug'04

    Lotus showcases future collaboration tools

    IBM Lotus on Wednesday previewed its collaboration tools of the future, including offerings to help workers stay organized, ease calendar management and execute business processes.

  • August 11, 2004 11 Aug'04

    R5 support to end in Sept. '05

    Lotus will pull the plug on support for Notes and Domino R5 in September 2005, pledging to back the product for five more months than it had planned.

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    Lotus, Microsoft IM strategies offer mixed messages

    Microsoft hopes interoperability deals with AOL and Yahoo will help the software giant take over the enterprise IM space, but its key competitor, Lotus, says interoperability is overrated.

  • August 05, 2004 05 Aug'04

    Last year's loopiest IT headlines

    Technology might make our lives easier, but it's also good for a yuck or two. Or 10. Actually, the list of the most bizarre tech-related stories from last year could be a longer and more convoluted mess than Mr. and Mrs. Liza Minelli's divorce ...

  • August 02, 2004 02 Aug'04

    Domino users fuming over Radicati report

    Is Domino doomed or just evolving? Users are fuming over a recent Radicati report predicting dire consequences for Domino at the hands of Workplace. While Radicati defends its position, Lotus explains why it won't happen.

  • July 30, 2004 30 Jul'04

    Brief: Lotus releases ND7 Beta 2

    The second beta edition of Lotus Notes and Domino 7 is now available for download from IBM.

  • July 29, 2004 29 Jul'04

    Users to benefit from collaboration market growth

    The market for online collaboration applications is hotter than ever, and an industry expert explains how users will soon benefit from better, easier-to-use products.

  • July 25, 2004 25 Jul'04

    Domino blogs: The rest of the best

    While we only chose a small handful of Domino blogs for this Featured Topic, we'd like to mention and acknowledge the other dozens of wonderful Domino blogs on the Web.

  • July 23, 2004 23 Jul'04

    New and Notesworthy, July 2004

    In our midsummer product and service update, IBM gives R5 a longer lease on life, IBM lauds TLCC's JSP course and Ideax offers Notes-like views for Web applications.

  • July 22, 2004 22 Jul'04

    Spam, encryption to drive security spending

    The market for enterprise security products will double in the next four years, due in large part to concerns over e-mail-based threats, new research finds.

  • July 21, 2004 21 Jul'04

    Lotus' unending crusade against spam

    BOSTON -- Nathaniel Borenstein's job description is simple: stop spam. Unfortunately, the job itself is anything but . As a distinguished engineer for IBM Lotus and creator of the MIME ...

  • July 20, 2004 20 Jul'04

    IBM rolls out Workplace tools

    Big Blue is touting a set of programming tools designed to make it easier for corporate developers, as well as ISVs, to create customized add-ons for its Lotus Workplace desktop platform.

  • July 15, 2004 15 Jul'04

    Java applet flaws found in Notes

    A consultant has discovered three Java applet flaws in Lotus Notes that could expose sensitive data. IBM has not yet offered fixes, but Notes users can stay secure by disabling Java applets.

  • July 13, 2004 13 Jul'04

    Domino downsized: Express edition courts SMBs

    The new Domino Messaging Express is intended for SMBs and comes with a discount for those dumping Exchange. An expert says it's more proof that Domino and the messaging market have a long life ahead.

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    Lotus Workplace: The next Notes?

    Over the years, the IBM/Lotus product strategy has undergone a roller coaster worth of twists and turns (remember Rnext, July 05, 2004 05 Jul'04

    SearchDomino.com members speak out!

    When we published our editors' and experts' favorite Web sites earlier this month, members reacted with a mixed feelings. So we asked to hear from you.

  • June 29, 2004 29 Jun'04

    Enterprise IM vendors in mad scramble

    ISVs are courting customers with incentives to grab market share following the departure of AOL and Yahoo from the market for enterprise-grade instant messaging technology.

  • June 17, 2004 17 Jun'04

    E-mail archiving puzzles IT decision makers

    Most enterprises agree they can no longer simply dump old e-mail messages. Opinion varies, however, on just what to do with those mountains of messages.

  • June 08, 2004 08 Jun'04

    Domino developers ask: Why WebSphere?

    Experts say WebSphere can offer Domino shops a number of useful features and functions, but not every environment requires those extra capabilities.

  • May 21, 2004 21 May'04

    New and Notesworthy, May 2004

    Here's our roundup of announcements from the Domino community.

  • May 20, 2004 20 May'04

    RIM president hails scalability, partners

    CHICAGO -- Security was always the bugaboo that scared enterprises away from wireless data implementations. That changed in 1999, said Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd. president and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, when his company launched the first iteration ...

  • May 20, 2004 20 May'04

    Get control of your access control lists

    This two-part Q&A article offers a plethora of access control list (ACL) advice from our resident security and administration expert Chuck Connell. From customizing private and public ...

  • May 20, 2004 20 May'04

    Get control of your access control lists, part 2

    Continuing from part one of this two-part series, Chuck Connell answers more ACL questions from SearchDomino.com members.

  • May 13, 2004 13 May'04

    Don't let email be your Achilles' heel

    An email policy expert offers advice on how to limit messaging system vulnerabilities without breaking the bank.

  • May 12, 2004 12 May'04

    E-mail policies save face, lawsuits

    Companies that don't have a sound e-mail policy open themselves up to potential lawsuits and public embarrassment. An expert offers insight on what your organization's plan should include.

  • May 11, 2004 11 May'04

    News from Enterprise Messaging Decisions 2004

    Check here for a wrap-up of Enterprise Messaging Decisions 2004, including coverage of sessions featuring Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie and noted anti-spam and e-mail policy experts.

  • May 11, 2004 11 May'04

    Spam fighter shares battle plan

    The man who wrote the book on fighting spam said some of today's popular techniques work quite well, but others don't do the job.

  • May 10, 2004 10 May'04

    IBM unveils new software model with Workplace 2.0

    IBM delivered right on schedule Workplace 2.0. The new version of the open standards-based development and collaboration platform is core to a new server managed client model.

  • May 07, 2004 07 May'04

    Understanding the hosted messaging market

    Experts claim that firms large and small can benefit from e-mail outsourcing, but one user said managed e-mail services have caused him nothing but trouble.

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    Security, flexibility should coexist in e-mail

    Two industry experts at Enterprise Messaging Decisions offer their tips and advice on how to run a secure e-mail system and avoid messaging disasters.

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    Messaging headaches may turn into migraines

    Virus writers, spammers and even the feds are straining e-mail systems. And if you think things are bad today, tougher times are likely ahead.

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    Microsoft gives Lotus Notes a plug

    Microsoft has announced the addition of an IBM Lotus Notes add-on pack for its Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2003.

  • May 03, 2004 03 May'04

    Easing mobile access to Domino apps

    With iAnywhere's new application server, developers can use a familiar environment to enable mobile access to Domino apps.

  • April 28, 2004 28 Apr'04

    Q&A: Andy Pedisich answers your e-mail management and spam questions

    Andy Pedisich discusses the pros and cons of allowing employees to use third-party e-mail accounts, how to select third-party antispam solutions, e-mail spoofing issues, and more.

  • April 27, 2004 27 Apr'04

    Avoiding e-mail migration migraines

    Lots of companies are upgrading e-mail platforms or moving to new systems. Those who've made the move offer up advice from the trenches.

  • April 26, 2004 26 Apr'04

    Domino vs. Exchange: It's time for a truce

    I've always found the energy placed into the Domino vs. Exchange debate wasted, given the fact that most of my customers tend to use either platform for mostly e-mail and not the more advanced collaborative features that are available.

  • April 23, 2004 23 Apr'04

    New and Notesworthy, April 2004

    Here's a roundup of some of the month's Notes-related announcements.

  • April 22, 2004 22 Apr'04

    Huge spike in e-mail phishing attacks reported

    New research explains just how bad the problem of e-mail spoofing has gotten -- and which businesses are the most likely to have their corporate identities ripped off.

  • April 21, 2004 21 Apr'04

    Analyst calls Lotus' strategy a messaging misstep

    IBM Lotus is disputing an analyst's assertion that its Workplace product line will cause Big Blue's messaging market share to tumble.

  • April 19, 2004 19 Apr'04

    There's logic in moving beyond Bayesian filters

    Bayesian filters are effective spam fighters, but they are best used as a last line of defense against unwanted e-mail, experts say. To get more aggressive, try DNS blacklists, whitelists and a relatively new method called URL-based filtering.

  • April 15, 2004 15 Apr'04

    Microsoft releases Outlook-Domino connector

    Microsoft has released an updated version of its free tool to connect Outlook with IBM Lotus Domino servers.

  • April 09, 2004 09 Apr'04

    Enterprise messaging's dynamic duo

    Instant messaging and Web conferencing applications will soon transform enterprise communication, according to International Data Corp.

  • April 08, 2004 08 Apr'04

    When DNS blacklists go bad

    What would happen if a blacklist -- which is supposed to protect against junk e-mail -- made everyone look like a spammer? A vendor in the Domino community found out.

  • April 06, 2004 06 Apr'04

    IBM broadens compliance offerings

    IBM addresses federal regulation compliance with products that span its software portfolio, including offerings for Lotus and Tivoli.

  • April 05, 2004 05 Apr'04

    Developer University: Domino, Java and J2EE

    If you work with Domino, you need to know more than Domino. Our Domino, Java and J2EE Developer University provides resources, definitions, articles, tips, webcasts and other advice on all three topics -- all in one place.

  • April 02, 2004 02 Apr'04

    Understanding WebSphere v5 architecture

    The Domino and WebSphere Strategies tip will cover issues that Domino developers and administrators face when integrating Domino and WebSphere. This first tip covers the basics of WebSphere v5 architecture. Other topics will include specifics on ...

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Market for antispam software red-hot

    Users are snapping up antispam products at a record pace, new research finds.

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Are Domino user groups endangered?

    As Lotus' road map shifts, so does the focus of traditional Domino user groups.

  • March 26, 2004 26 Mar'04

    New and Notesworthy, March 2004

    Here's a roundup of this month's Domino-related announcements.

  • March 23, 2004 23 Mar'04

    Federal spam lawsuits fall short of target

    Microsoft was among the first to sue spammers in federal court under the Can Spam Act. Industry watchers say those lawsuits will amount to little more than a paper chase, but there are other reasons for optimism.

  • March 22, 2004 22 Mar'04

    Face-off: Domino vs. Exchange

    When it comes to messaging platforms, there's Domino/Notes and Exchange/Outlook -- and then there's everyone else. Two editors step into the ring to argue why their favored heavyweight is the true champ.

  • March 18, 2004 18 Mar'04

    Developer to IBM: Keep it simple

    Senior developer Andrew Young offers his own thoughts on IBM Lotus: "I know that there is a growing disdain for the approach that IBM is taking in advancing a Workplace-based, WebSphere-driven future for Lotus Notes. IBM Lotus' VP of Development ...

  • March 18, 2004 18 Mar'04

    Developer to IBM: Keep it simple

    I know that there is a growing disdain for the approach that IBM is taking in advancing a Workplace-based, WebSphere-driven future for Lotus Notes. IBM Lotus' VP of Development Mike Rhodin is basically saying that the future of Notes is just another...

  • March 17, 2004 17 Mar'04

    Is enterprise IM ready for primetime?

    Messaging analysis firm Radicati Group estimates that businesses are willing to pay an average of $11.95 per user for corporate instant messaging. And while Lotus Instant Messaging (formerly called Sametime) has a healthy lead in the space, most ...

  • March 16, 2004 16 Mar'04

    E-mail archiving market poised to explode

    New Radicati Group research points to the main drivers fueling the growth in the market for e-mail archiving and retrieval software.

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    Ordering pictures on a page from a Web-based DB, redux, part 2

    extention of Ordering pictures on a page from a Web-based DB, redux, an ATE response from Domino development expert, Andre Guirard.

  • March 04, 2004 04 Mar'04

    Developer muses on the Domino of tomorrow

    Domino developer John Vaughan states his thoughts on where IBM is taking the Notes platform. His outlook on the future of Domino is a lot clearer since having attended Lotusphere.

  • March 02, 2004 02 Mar'04

    Developer muses on the Domino of tomorrow

    Like many developers in the Lotus community, I have been a bit confused about the direction IBM is taking the Notes platform. For a while it looked like we would all have to become WebSphere developers. But after attending Lotusphere 2004, it is ...

  • February 27, 2004 27 Feb'04

    New and Notesworthy, February 2004

    Here's a look at this month's Domino-related product announcements.

  • February 25, 2004 25 Feb'04

    Creating dynamic categorized views

    Learn how to use XML, JavaScript and the ReadViewEntries URL command to build categorized views that reduce network traffic and server load, and enhance the UI experience for end users. This article includes code examples.

  • February 25, 2004 25 Feb'04

    IBM ISV boasting more than marketing hype

    IBM says its ISV roster has now reached 200. Big deal? You bet, say experts, especially for users.

  • February 24, 2004 24 Feb'04

    The long goodbye to Notes/Domino

    It's transition time for Notes shops, and IBM Lotus is doing all it can to keep the installed base from seeing the glass as half empty.

  • February 18, 2004 18 Feb'04

    Integrating Google's Web API service in Domino applications

    Add Google Web search functionality to your Domino applications with Google's Web API service. This article shows how to implement that search functionality in an application using a simple agent. Download the code samples and get googling!

  • February 09, 2004 09 Feb'04

    Six factors for learning WebSphere quickly and easily

    This is the continuation of Jim Mason's answer to What is the easiest learning path to WebSphere? Ask the Expert question.

  • February 03, 2004 03 Feb'04

    The real deal on Domino's future

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- At Lotusphere, the message was clear -- IBM Lotus is committed to helping its installed base leverage existing Notes/Domino investments as it moves to a Java-based world. But what does this really mean for the Notes/Domino die-hards...

  • February 02, 2004 02 Feb'04

    Workplace a work in progress

    The component-based collaboration suite is starting to attract interest, but some Domino shops aren't sold yet.

  • January 29, 2004 29 Jan'04

    Lotusphere '04: Exhibitors pave a path to Java

    As Domino customers grapple with moving toward a Java world, third-party vendors are pleased to offer products that make the transition go more smoothly.

  • January 29, 2004 29 Jan'04

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