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Production Implementation Guide Part Two: IBM Notes Security

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

July 3, 2015

In our blog post titled “Production Implementation Guide Part One: IBM Notes Application Inventory,” we discussed the importance of getting an adequate picture of what IBM Notes applications you actually have in production. Here, we’ll examine another important step to managing your Notes infrastructure as effectively as possible: security.

You need to control who has access to what and when they’re allowed access. Along with that, you need to establish a mechanism for locking down applications. You can only allow controlled security changes to take place from an application access perspective.

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Production Implementation Guide Part One: IBM Notes Application Inventory

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

July 1, 2015

The goal of implementing production policies is to make sure you’re able to manage your Notes infrastructure as effectively as possible. Each policy area is a huge discipline in itself, so the goal of this implementation guide is to get you started with some of the groundwork.

First, you need an adequate picture of what IBM Notes applications you actually have in production. If you don’t know what you have or what’s even being used, you can’t manage it.

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The Evolution of the Teamstudio Unplugged Server

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 26, 2015

Teamstudio Unplugged, our mobile application platform, has been around since March 2010. Let’s take a look back and see how far it’s come.

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The Story of Mobile CRM as Told by Google Trends and Gartner

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 24, 2015

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) began as a methodology and strategy before it was a software tool. Over time, CRM evolved from a strategy to a digital-rolodex like contact management software in the 1980s, to an automation software in the 1990s, to Software as a Service (SaaS) in the early 2000s, and more recently to cloud-based, social, and mobile CRM systems.

CRM software is one of the most crucial tools for sales in modern businesses today. Reps in small and large enterprises alike use CRM software for contact management, communication, and to optimize the conversion of leads into customers. Customized CRM tools are now key, and mobile CRM applications give sales reps the freedom to conduct business whenever a customer need arises, and whenever inspiration strikes.

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A Guide to IBM Notes User Groups around the World

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 19, 2015 

Notes user groups have been around about as long as IBM Notes and Domino itself. While some exist solely online, most user groups meet periodically, and some host large-scale conferences that are either free to attend or cost a nominal fee. They vary in scope from local to regional to national. Although they vary in size, their missions are the same: to gather IBM Notes and other IBM software users together to benefit from continued education, shared experiences, dialog with vendors and partners of IBM, and hopefully a laugh along the way.

Many of the groups are free to join and provide members with a community of peers to both learn from and support. The following is a list of a few IBM Notes user groups around the world.

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What You Need to Know about IBM Notes Infrastructure Management

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 17, 2015

Some organizations find that their IBM Notes environments have grown extensively and are now so out of control that they’re unmanageable. IT managers are now aware of the need to limit who has the ability to create new instances of applications on the Domino server for end user access. The first and most essential component in gaining control over Notes assets is to create an architecture that’s easily analyzed for anomalies such as duplicate templates or replicas, and hence easily managed.

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Recap of the 42nd DNUG Conference for IBM Collaboration Solutions Users

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 12, 2015

Each year since 1994, DNUG (Deutsch Notes User Group) has organized regular conferences in Germany for IBM Collaboration Solutions users. This year, the group hosted their 42nd conference in Dortmund, Germany on Jun. 10 and 11. If you weren’t able to attend or would like to review the high points, here’s a summary of the event.

To kick off the event on Wednesday, breakfast was served in the massive Westfalenhalle 1 at the Congress Center Dortmund.

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5 Reasons To Use XPages

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 10, 2015

XPages is a Web and mobile application development platform that debuted in 2008. It allows IBM Notes data as well as data from relational and other data sources to be displayed to browser clients on all platforms, which makes developing Web or mobile applications a lot easier. If you use a Domino server or a cluster of Domino servers, you should strongly consider using XPages as a development platform for your data. Here’s why:

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A Guide To Teamstudio’s IBM Notes Modernization Services

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 5, 2015

There are plenty of theories about how to modernize IBM Notes applications. You can push them through a tool that will create a bunch of custom controls and XPages, but leave you with a lot of work still to do in terms of working out the workflow and what you actually need to create for the Web version. Then there’s the other way of working through from scratch and creating an XPage for any customer-facing page that you need. Add the business logic, and then you’re set. Don't forget to pick a framework to lay things out (e.g. Bootstrap), and then you'll need some kind of mobile controls so that the application looks good on any device your user decides to try. Sounds like a lot to think about, right?

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Effective IBM Notes Agent Scheduling

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

June 3, 2015

IBM Notes agent management involves required activities for managing scheduled and event-based agents in a production environment including security, performance, and maintenance. Agent management requires all programmatic agents that employ server resources for the purpose of achieving a task (for example Web agents and scheduled agents) to be analyzed and tested for programmatic stability, runtime schedule effectiveness, and potential security risks prior to being released into a live production environment.

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