• January 28, 2004 28 Jan'04

    iSeries not lost in Lotusphere shuffle

    The marketing hype isn't quite what it once was, but the iSeries is still playing a role in upcoming IBM Lotus releases.

  • January 28, 2004 28 Jan'04

    Lotusphere '04: Developers stay true to Lotus

    Microsoft may be trying to play off Domino developers' uncertainty, but the message appears to be falling on deaf ears.

  • January 26, 2004 26 Jan'04

    Lotusphere '04: Comforting the Domino base

    Some Domino shops are breathing a bit easier after IBM Lotus assured them at Lotusphere that their existing investments are safe.

  • January 24, 2004 24 Jan'04

    Achiever winner: Notes gives intranet personal touch

    Notes/Domino helped create a customizable, collaborative intranet at URS Corp. The project's success earned it one of our Achiever Awards, presented today at Lotusphere.

  • January 22, 2004 22 Jan'04

    Survey: IT spending back from the dead

    TechTarget's exclusive 2004 spending research found that many of the nearly 750 IT professionals surveyed have some reason for optimism.

  • January 21, 2004 21 Jan'04

    Achiever finalist: Notes brings order to the court

    State prosecutors in Virginia manage court cases using a customized Notes/Domino-based system. The ambitious project has made this IT organization a finalist for's annual Achiever Awards.

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Face-off: Microsoft vs. Linux

    Linux vs. Microsoft. Like Pepsi vs. Coke, it will be an argument for the ages. Our editors jump into the fray over which operating system is better.

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Face-off: Hiring a hacker

    Two editors take up the debate of whether enterprises should hire reformed hackers.

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Face-off: Enterprise wireless LANs

    Do enterprise WLANs make sense? One editor says that the security risks are too great, while another counters that WLANs are natural and inevitable.

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Achiever finalist: Service (requests) with a smile

    A Canadian telco tapped Notes to build a system for automating service requests. The project was so successful that it's a finalist for's annual Achiever Awards.

  • January 14, 2004 14 Jan'04

    IBM Lotus: Domino isn't doomed

    At Lotusphere, expect to find a Domino-upgrade road map that takes shops through 2005. Will users see a bright functional future for Domino, or an attempt at damage control?

  • January 14, 2004 14 Jan'04

    2003 True Domino Blooper Roundup

    There's an unwritten rule that lets you confess or rat on your co-workers after a year has gone by. We've gathered the best Domino bloopers of 2003 to get you thinking about what you've experienced in the workplace. Have you made any stupid mistakes...

  • December 31, 2003 31 Dec'03

    New threats, regulatory woe to cause '04 security headaches

    Virus writers are getting craftier and lawmakers are getting tougher, which should make for an interesting upcoming year in enterprise security.

  • December 31, 2003 31 Dec'03

    Enterprises crave stability for Linux in 2004

    Administrators and experts have had enough with SCO and lawsuits. They want to see Linux take real steps toward mission-critical functionality in mainstream enterprises.

  • December 29, 2003 29 Dec'03

    Economic future not bright enough for shades

    Experts are predicting a slight uptick in IT spending next year but say improvements won't be significant enough to get all warm and fuzzy about.

  • December 29, 2003 29 Dec'03

    If content is king, IBM wants the crown

    Analysts expect content management to be a pivotal component of Big Blue's on-demand strategy in 2004.

  • December 23, 2003 23 Dec'03

    Sure-fire skills for IT success in 2004

    Your time and money are limited. So we asked the experts which IT skills could mean the difference between a paycheck and the unemployment line in 2004.

  • December 23, 2003 23 Dec'03

    That's (geek) entertainment!

    By most accounts, 2003 was a pretty good year when it comes to things that amuse the IT geek species.

  • December 22, 2003 22 Dec'03

    Can I quote you on that? The top IT quotes of 2003

    They're some of the most notable quotables from IT in 2003 -- from Linus Torvalds ripping into SCO to a Microsoft manager's surprisingly "kind words" for open source.

  • December 19, 2003 19 Dec'03

    Workplace keeps going vertical

    IBM Lotus is coming out with another industry-specific edition of its J2EE-based Workplace line. And executives say this is only the beginning.

  • December 18, 2003 18 Dec'03

    IBM Lotus honors partners

    Lotus Award winners for improvements in collaboration and productivity were announced today. The coveted Best in Lotusphere Showcase award will be named at next month's conference.

  • December 17, 2003 17 Dec'03

    Learn IT: Instant Messaging in the Enterprise

    Learn an IT concept in 10 easy steps: Instant Messaging in the Enterprise

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    New and Notesworthy, December 2003

    Here's a look at the new offerings aimed at Notes and Domino users.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Anti-spam: Protect your Web site against e-mail address harvesters

    Web sites that offer contact e-mail addresses for site users also inadvertently expose the company employees to spam. Here's one way of taking care of the problem using Domino.

  • November 20, 2003 20 Nov'03

    Spam slayers report progress

    The spam problem may be worsening, but attendees at this week's Comdex discovered that technology is keeping pace.

  • November 20, 2003 20 Nov'03

    Admin University: Spam

    It's a beast. It's a scourge. It's preventing optimal productivity. It's spam. How big of a problem is unwanted e-mail industry-wide? What can you do to limit its entrance into your systems? What are the best weapons on the market for the fight? ...

  • November 14, 2003 14 Nov'03

    New and Notesworthy, November 2003

    It's a busy month for the vendors serving the Notes/Domino market. Here's a look at the new products and services recently released.

  • November 12, 2003 12 Nov'03

    Lotus GM addresses WebSphere worries

    Ambuj Goyal has a message for Domino die-hards: The messaging and development platform isn't disappearing, but don't look for IBM to feature it in any marketing campaigns anytime soon. The lifelong developer who took over as Lotus general manager in...

  • November 12, 2003 12 Nov'03

    WebSphere Portal 5.02 touts Lotus Workplace Content Management

    The new version, due out at the end of the month, makes it easier to develop and integrate Web portal technologies.

  • November 10, 2003 10 Nov'03

    Using DXL classes to create version control -- the code

    This is the code to Tim Tripcony's tip Using DXL classes to create version control.

  • November 05, 2003 05 Nov'03

    IBM Lotus delivers Workplace additions

    It's releasing four new products for its next-generation platform and promising an aggressive rollout in the next year.

  • November 04, 2003 04 Nov'03

    Assigning initial passwords

    It started with an innocent enough poll question: "How do you assign initial passwords to Notes IDs and Domino Web accounts?" When it was all said and done, however, resident security expert Chuck Connell ended up floored -- ...

  • November 03, 2003 03 Nov'03

    IBM Lotus adds piece to Workplace pie

    New team and collaboration components -- such as instant messaging, document management and threaded discussions -- are coming to Lotus' J2EE-based platform.

  • October 23, 2003 23 Oct'03

    Oh, Domino! Why Lotus is dropping the ball

    When IBM acquired Lotus Development Corp. after a contentious struggle eight years ago, Big Blue proclaimed that its new subsidiary would be a linchpin of IBM's desktop strategy. Yet the Notes/Domino jewel that IBM acquired stands today at an ...

  • October 22, 2003 22 Oct'03

    Developer University: Domino and WebSphere Integration

    Some Domino fans say WebSphere is being pushed on them. Others say WebSphere is a good opportunity to learn new skills. Almost everyone says WebSphere is the future of Domino. Get a crash course in how the two technologies can work together with ...

  • October 15, 2003 15 Oct'03

    Movin' on up: ND6 upgrade time is now

    New research reveals just how many Domino shops are making the move to ND6, as well where they're coming from and what's compelling them to upgrade.

  • October 15, 2003 15 Oct'03

    Eight tips for an easy ND6 migration

    Upgrading to ND6 isn't supposed to be a monumental task. We asked some industry experts to give us some rules of thumb for making a smooth migration.

  • October 14, 2003 14 Oct'03

    Users' Lotus love fest marred only by WebSphere woes

    In exclusive research, users sound off on their satisfaction with Domino, WebSphere and Lotus' strategy.

  • October 13, 2003 13 Oct'03

    Special report: The Lotus report card

    Is IBM Lotus on the right track? These articles shed light on what you and your peers think of Lotus and its plans for Domino.

  • October 09, 2003 09 Oct'03

    Data Center Directions

    Where is the data center going? Browse through our collection of resources for a look into the next generation of high-performance computing architectures.

  • October 01, 2003 01 Oct'03

    Some Domino developers go with the Flow

    Some big-name shops are taking advantage of FlowBuilder XML, a development environment and conversion tool for legacy Notes workflow apps.

  • September 29, 2003 29 Sep'03

    Lotusphere registration opens Tuesday

    The eleventh annual event hits Disney World on Jan. 25, 2004. Lotus is offering discounts for those who sign up early.

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    Instant messaging to push the workplace envelope

    In five years, analysts forecast, there will be 349 million business IM accounts and new embedded IM capabilities. Do you have your company's IM environment ready?

  • September 22, 2003 22 Sep'03

    Lotus sweetens offer to move to 6.5

    For a limited time, companies that migrate to the new Notes and Domino 6.5 will receive incentives. ND 6.5 will be available for download on Sept. 30.

  • September 19, 2003 19 Sep'03

    Don't miss this Tuesday's webcast on certification!

    Pre-register today for Tuesday's webcast by IBM Lotus' Barbara Bowen and don't miss your chance to learn more about Lotus certification! Pre-register today for this ...

  • September 12, 2003 12 Sep'03

    New and Notesworthy, Sept. 2003

    The month's Domino-related announcements features news from MK Net.Work, Avalon Business Systems, iEnterprises, The Learning Continuum Company, Coolidge Development and PistolStar.

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    Fun with Nigerian spam

    Ahh, don't you just love the taste of Nigerian spam? Most people don't fall for that "I'm a prince, send me money now, and I'll reward you later" scam, and at least one person decided to have a little fun at the spammer's expense.

  • September 09, 2003 09 Sep'03

    Managing the messaging explosion

    Investments in key technologies today could spare your systems the burden of massive messaging growth, estimated at 40% per year.

  • September 08, 2003 08 Sep'03

    Lotus readies 'really cool' new Notes

    The new Notes 6.5 has a lot of snazzy end-user enhancements, most notably integration with Lotus Instant Messaging (Sametime).

  • September 07, 2003 07 Sep'03

    Certifier ID Storage: Your call recently asked its members where they store their certifier IDs. Chuck Connell analyses the poll results and user comments and offers his advice on storing certifier IDs.

  • August 14, 2003 14 Aug'03

    IBM Lotus targets SMBs with 'express' tools

    IBM Lotus is offering SMBs an "express" version of its Notes products. Experts are split on the real value.

  • August 13, 2003 13 Aug'03

    WebSphere toolkit may be tough sell for Lotus

    Despite the release of the new toolkit, some Domino developers aren't merrily moving into the WebSphere era.

  • August 01, 2003 01 Aug'03

    Domino blogs: Collaboration's next frontier?

    Are blogs cutting-edge collaboration or a waste of workplace time? Regardless, odds are they're coming to a Domino server near you.

  • July 30, 2003 30 Jul'03

    Notes 6.5 to support mainframes running Linux

    IBM said that Domino/Notes 6.5 will include support for Linux on the mainframe. The new version will also support the Domino Web Access client via the open-source Mozilla browser.

  • July 16, 2003 16 Jul'03

    With buy, IBM to add content management to Workplace

    IBM Lotus will integrate content management into its on-demand collaboration suite using technology gained through its acquisition of Australian provider Aptrix.

  • July 16, 2003 16 Jul'03

    Keep your Domino job from heading overseas

    You may lose a job to someone you'll never see, someone thousands of miles away who will work dirt cheap. Experts offer advice on how workers can fend off offshore outsourcing.

  • July 15, 2003 15 Jul'03

    Exclusive survey: Domino salaries stay static

    Notes and Domino professionals are earning about what they did two years ago. Results of the salary survey break down pay by position, certification and skills.

  • July 14, 2003 14 Jul'03

    Experts to Domino pros: A specialty is a must in down economy

    With jobs disappearing, Domino programmers and consultants would be wise to pick up new skills or specialties. Insiders offer advice on the most valuable things to learn.

  • July 11, 2003 11 Jul'03

    Is it the end of the line for LotusScript?

    Despite assurances from IBM Lotus that LotusScript isn't going away, some developers think the writing is on the wall, and they're already starting to learn some new skills just in case.

  • July 10, 2003 10 Jul'03

    Part 3: Lotus' Leland answers your Designer 6 questions

    Here is part 3 of Maureen Leland's answers to your questions from's recent Lotus Live! Series webcast with IBM/Lotus' Maureen Leland on Domino Designer 6.

  • July 10, 2003 10 Jul'03

    Part 2: Lotus' Leland answers your Designer 6 questions

    Here are more answers to your questions from's recent Lotus Live! Series webcast with IBM/Lotus' Maureen Leland on Domino Designer 6.

  • July 10, 2003 10 Jul'03

    Survey: Spam is scourge of messaging world

    Just how big a problem is spam? A new survey ranks unwanted e-mail up against other messaging priorities.

  • July 10, 2003 10 Jul'03

    Part 1: Lotus' Leland answers your Designer 6 questions

    Lotus' Maureen Leland answers questions left over from her Domino Designer 6 webcast.

  • July 03, 2003 03 Jul'03

    Top 10 tips for June 2003

    Hands-on experience and advice is often the most valuable information you can use. Our developer and administrator tips are submitted by members and experts who share their knowledge and tricks to make your job easier. Here are the ...

  • July 01, 2003 01 Jul'03

    Letters to the Editor: The 'from' and 'sent by' hubbub

    One recent Security and Administration Ask the Expert question, Why is Notes naming someone...

  • June 26, 2003 26 Jun'03

    True Domino Blooper #26: Paper chase

    This Domino developer found himself on a support call with a naive user. Find out what happens to our hero when someone can't differentiate between paper and electronic documents.

  • June 26, 2003 26 Jun'03

    Conducting a HIPAA security audit (part 2)

    Resident security expert Chuck Connell describes the process of conducting an HIPAA security audit.

  • June 20, 2003 20 Jun'03

    Joining forces: Lotus and Microsoft can work together experts weigh in the Lotus and Domino vs. Microsoft and Exchange fistfight. Or is it a fistfight? Can the two powerhouses play nice? Make your own decision from these expert responses.

  • June 13, 2003 13 Jun'03

    New and Notesworthy, June 2003 wraps up the month's announcements from the Notes and Domino community.

  • June 05, 2003 05 Jun'03

    How to manage your inbound SPAM mail

    This tutorial is for Domino/Notes administrators who want control over spam or junk mail.

  • May 28, 2003 28 May'03

    Part 3: Lotus' Leland answers your Designer 6 questions

    Here is part 3 of Maureen Leland's answers to your questions from's recent Lotus Live! Series webcast with IBM/Lotus' Maureen Leland on Domino Designer 6.

  • May 19, 2003 19 May'03

    IBM Lotus delivers low-end e-mail for the 'deskless'

    IBM Lotus' new low-end messaging product is out of the gate. Released today, Workplace Messaging is the company's first e-mail system built on WebSphere and DB2.

  • May 15, 2003 15 May'03

    Part 2: Lotus' Leland answers your Designer 6 questions

    Here are more answers to your questions from's recent Lotus Live! Series webcast with IBM/Lotus' Maureen Leland on Domino Designer 6. To view the webcast archive, click here.

  • May 14, 2003 14 May'03

    Part 1: Lotus' Leland answers your Designer 6 questions recently featured a Lotus Live! Series webcast with IBM/Lotus' lead Domino Designer 6 software architect Maureen Leland. She wasn't able to answer all of your questions during the live webcast, so she answered them offline. To view ...

  • May 09, 2003 09 May'03

    New and Notesworthy, May 2003

    Who's out with new Notes and Domino-related tools? Antigen, Angel Infinity, IONET, PistolStar, Ecora and SNAPPS are a few of the third-party suppliers making product news.

  • May 06, 2003 06 May'03

    Spam is a pricey pest

    Most admins will tell you that spam is a big problem. Now Radicati Group has figured out what spam is really costing you.

  • May 01, 2003 01 May'03

    Lotus delivers all-inclusive message on messaging

    Look for Lotus to devote more energy to bringing messaging products to underserved workers. At Admin2003, a Lotus exec discussed plans to go beyond the "deskless" employee.

  • April 18, 2003 18 Apr'03

    Justify your move to ND6

    Can't get your CIO to sign off on a migration to the latest Notes/Domino release? There are plenty of reasons to upgrade.

  • April 17, 2003 17 Apr'03

    True Domino Blooper #25: Don't get locked out

    This Domino network manager was trying to help an admin get his server running. The Admin learned the hard way that Domino doesn't give warning messages for nothing, and that it's more restrictive than a bouncer at Studio 54 when it comes to access.

  • April 09, 2003 09 Apr'03

    New and Notesworthy, April 2003

    Coolidge Development, Jagre, Stampede, Proposion, Cassetica and kNEWS all released product news this month.

  • April 09, 2003 09 Apr'03

    IBM Lotus brings e-mail to all

    Just because thousands of factory, construction and airline workers don't have a desk doesn't mean they should do without e-mail. IBM Lotus will soon have an option for them.

  • March 28, 2003 28 Mar'03

    Ask the Experts: Frederic Dahm answers security questions

    Frederic Dahm answered your security questions during his brief residence in's Ask the Expert section.

  • March 28, 2003 28 Mar'03

    Ask the Experts: Frederic Dahm answers security questions, part 2

    Frederic Dahm answered more of your security questions during his brief residence in's Ask the Expert section.

  • March 26, 2003 26 Mar'03

    True Domino Blooper #24: Agent faux pas

    This Lotus CLI had his class up in arms when he was explaining scheduling details for agents. Call the union? It turns out that some students in the class thought that they were the agents in question.

  • March 20, 2003 20 Mar'03

    True Domino Blooper #23: A case of the course confirmation blahs

    This systems admin was more than reluctant to take on a development project handed to him by a boss who was still wet behind the ears. Find out what happens when a cross-eyed, butter-fingered project manager accepts the handoff.

  • March 18, 2003 18 Mar'03

    Lotus exec: DB2 upgrade a boon for Notes

    According to a Lotus executive, the enhancements to DB2 Content Manager that were announced last week will allow Domino shops to federate their databases and present Domino-based content more easily. It's also possible to present objects stored in ...

  • March 18, 2003 18 Mar'03

    Admin2003 to cover more territory

    There aren't many opportunities for Domino/Notes administrators to get together these days. The upcoming Admin2003 conference puts hundreds of them under a single roof and will cover some of the most pressing issues on administrators' agendas.

  • March 14, 2003 14 Mar'03

    Lotus' Bowen on exam deadlines, changes and 'cheaters'

    Last month's Lotus Live Series webcast featuring Barbara Bowen, Lotus' worldwide certification program manager, was a huge success, so we've asked her to return to answer more of your questions about the world of Lotus certification.

  • February 18, 2003 18 Feb'03

    Shopkeeper takes bytes out of crime

    Thanks to a shopkeeper and his snappy new cell phone, a Kodak moment became a Maalox moment for a pair of wanted crooks. When Catherine Zeta-Jones says "Get more" for a cell phone firm, surely this isn't what she means!

  • February 14, 2003 14 Feb'03

    New and Notesworthy, February 2003

    Teamstudio gets with Domino 6, ObjectVenture spruces up its J2EE tools, PistolStar adds password synchronization, Antepo solves IM incompatibility and Captaris adds a telephone user interface to its unified messaging offering.

  • February 13, 2003 13 Feb'03

    True Domino Blooper #22: Tell it like it is

    This Domino project leader got him self in a pickle when the mail storage monitoring project that his team was working on told users in no uncertain terms what to do with their overstuffed inboxes. As it turns out, not everyone likes barking dialog ...

  • February 10, 2003 10 Feb'03

    Analyst, third-party vendors see bright future for Sametime

    Many companies realize that they'll need a corporate tool in place before internal messages wind up in the wrong hands. And that's what makes the time right Lotus' Sametime and partners offering add-ons.

  • February 06, 2003 06 Feb'03

    Lotus honors partners for leadership, innovation

    Several companies left Lotusphere toting some hardware. Lotus handed out its annual Beacon Awards to business partners who produced stellar third-party tools.

  • February 05, 2003 05 Feb'03

    Lotus offers Notes/Domino road map

    Lotus has set a clear road map for future Notes and Domino releases, including a schedule that shows exactly what users should expect and when they should expect to see it.

  • February 04, 2003 04 Feb'03

    Lotus pitches Domino unplugged; skeptics remain

    While Lotus developers say they have the technology in place to give you mobile access to your Domino data, some Lotusphere attendees still needed a little convincing.

  • February 03, 2003 03 Feb'03

    Strategy update: The Lotus position

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The powers that be at Lotus are taking great pains to convince users of three things: IBM cross-brand integration is good, open standards are the future, and Domino's days as a development platform aren't numbered. Yet more than a ...

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    Domino dynamos: Achievers excel with Lotus technology

    Every Domino shop knows a thing or two about maximizing the technology, but three companies at Lotusphere took Lotus tools to new heights and went home with's 2002 Achiever Awards.

  • January 29, 2003 29 Jan'03

    Lotusphere: Attendees hope Lotus doesn't repeat mistakes with ND6

    Attendees at Lotusphere say they are reluctant to move to Notes/Domino 6, even though Lotus says the new product offers a much lower total cost of ownership and new features for developers. Though few will move to it right away, users are optimistic...

  • January 28, 2003 28 Jan'03

    Lotusphere: Lotus eyes the next generation

    Lotus is striving to please its developers and admins while it edges ever closer to other IBM technologies. At Lotusphere it introduced several new offerings to help companies transition to a next-generation environment without completely abandoning...

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    True Domino Blooper #21: The error handling error

    Let this Lotus developer sit you down and spin you a yarn about how he filled the hard drive on his server with more than a million agent logs in less than an hour. You may get a chuckle and learn something at the same time.




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