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  46. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20180112-0939"><title>IBM Champion in 2018 - what it means to me</title><dc:date>2018-01-12T09:39:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20180112-0939</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/07248A27A7C741CE85258213004E4888/BlogBodyRT/0.ec?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="180" width="500" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I was very pleased to receive notification today that I have been named an IBM Champion for 2018. Thank you, IBM, and thank you to those who nominated me and supported my nomination.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div style="line-height:normal;" align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">While I have had mixed emotions about the concept (see my 2013 post,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20130912-1021" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">I am not an IBM champion</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">), my thinking has evolved over time. I am still, first and foremost, a champion for my customers, and I will not hesitate to call IBM out if I think they are in error. On the other hand, the reality is that my products and customer base are very IBM-centric, and working more closely with and advocating for IBM ICS products will serve those customers better than standing outside the fray.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">With the announcement of Notes/Domino 10, we have an opportunity to take the really terrific parts of the Notes/Domino and make them more relevant and appealing to the world in 2018 and beyond. Being an IBM Champion will help me articulate that vision better to my customers and others.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">A company of the size of IBM has to contend with a lot of competing voices and visions. While I'll never reach the influence of even a small corporation, being an IBM Champion may enable me to influence IBM's ICS directions in some small ways.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Being an IBM Champion doesn't have to mean drinking the Kool Aid. For me, it may mean nudging both large, cumbersome IBM and cynical, disillusioned partners to work together to see if we can snatch some small victories from the gaping jaws of decline. If that is not the optimistic view IBM would like to see from its champions, so be it. If that is not the negative view some partners would like to see from me, so be it as well.</span></div>]]></description></item>
  47. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20180102-0103"><title>2018 an important year for IBM</title><dc:date>2018-01-02T13:03:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20180102-0103</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/5EDB197C6BA3998685258209005DFFE2/BlogBodyRT/0.ec?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="315" width="600" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I am no expert, so these are my impressions from a slew of outside conversations and insights (right or wrong) gleaned at conferences and on Twitter and Medium. But with those caveats, I think this is going to be a very important year for IBM, as they start to regain profitability and reach the decisive stages of various technologies they have bet on or invested in. These are on no particular order.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Cognitive computing</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> - After a few years of shaking out the generalities and calming down the hype, it is high time that the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning effort either bears fruit or fades in importance, at least as far as Watson is concerned. IBM has some tremendous technology, but has wandered about somewhat in terms of vision. Sometimes it has aimed too high, sometimes too low, and sometimes it has shot itself in the foot by not properly looking at the last foot (between the user and the keyboard and screen). With the experience they've gained, they either find a way to do this better or they likely lose out to competitors whose technology may bot be as grand, but whose vision and usability are greater.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Blockchain</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> - While not in exactly the same place, Blockchain is an area where IBM similarly needs to find a way to fish or cut bait. In this case, I think it is less of a vision issue and more of a nuts-and-bolts issue. I think IBM is fairly well placed to make a strong play in blockchain-related business, if there is really such a thing. IBM deals with the kinds of companies with the size and scope to possibly benefit from Enterprise blockchain technology, but there need to be a compelling business case, and probably some real investment in scalability. Blockchain can be extremely slow and intensive, but IBM has the talent to find solutions to those bottlenecks. (I imagine they are already working hard on this.) While I think everybody knows there is a blockchain bubble, there is a case to be made for real opportunities on the other side of the bubble bursting, and IBM may be positioned well to sweep up the opportunities once the smaller players collapse along with the bubble.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Data analytics</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> - This is a more mature technology, and IBM seems to be doing fairly well at it. The opportunities for growth and profitabilty are in more synergy with cognitive computing and cloud computing, as well as with IBM's slew of other services and technologies. While I think IBM is pushing in the right directions, I think they could do more to integrate data analytics across the various technologies.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Cloud computing</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> - This has become the key to IBM's recent rise, as I understand it. It is the area about which I know least, even as it seems to be the area where IBM has had the most success, but I think the key opportunity for IBM is to leverage its different technologies even better. If IBM wants to be more than a commodity competitor with cloud computing, it needs to recreate the success it had in a past generation of fulfilling more of the enterprise needs on the back of cloud computing. I think they know this and are working hard on it, but a lot rides on their successful execution.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div style="line-height:normal;" align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Note: In relation to these areas, Genii Software currently has some valuable add-on technologies with regards to cognitive computing and data analytics, mostly in the area of smart data extraction and cleanup with the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/MidasLSX" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">Midas LSX</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/AppsFidelity" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">AppsFidelity</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">. We will be continuing with these directions, but keeping an eye out for how we can provide products as adjuncts to cloud computing and blockchain as we see needs arise. We are always open to suggestions or requests for features and products to assist companies in using the IBM products, as well as those of other enterprise-facing technology.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  48. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171222-1007"><title>I did not Jam but I do believe</title><dc:date>2017-12-22T10:07:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171222-1007</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">There was a Domino 2025 Jam a few hours from here, but I didn't make it, already sucked into the flu I am still battling. (My wife works in a preschool, so avoiding illness is nigh on impossible.) I think there was a virtual Jam, but I didn't join in. It isn't because I don't care. I do. It isn't because I am jaded and snarky and disbelieving either. I think IBM is genuinely trying to solve this peculiar problem of a product that won't die and that still provides so much value even in an age that seems to have moved past it.</span><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I didn't go because IBM does not need&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>my</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> vision.&nbsp;</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I am a backend person in a frontend world, and while there absolutely need to be backend people making all that frontend stuff possible, Domino 2025 is not going to be about the backend or it will probably fail. I've met with IBM, given my thoughts on API support and extension hooks and stuff like that. They'll either listen or not, but I don't want to take up one second of airspace from the people who can talk about all the fancy new stuff. My stuff will continue to be important, but IBM mostly has to not screw it up, and not hide it too carefully. Maybe they will, and maybe not.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div style="line-height:normal;" align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">[Note: my &quot;backend&quot; and &quot;frontend&quot; terms may be deceptive. I live on a command line and in a text editor. Somebody doing graphical or low code development is &quot;frontend&quot; to me. Not meaning to disrespect or categorize or anything, just differentiate. My products impact the frontend, especially&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/AppsFidelity" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">AppsFidelity</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">, but have no user interface of their own.]</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Given the current efforts and energy, I would now give Notes/Domino a 30% chance of becoming at least somewhat relevant again. That is a huge advance over the 1% chance I would have given it a year ago, I am already seeing customers putting new money into Notes/Domino projects they've let stagnate for years, or consider (gasp) new projects. So, I am a believer, albeit a practical pragmatist as well. I will continue providing migration tools and services, but am also working with more customers on projects meant to stay in Domino (and sometimes Notes).</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I am a believer, but I won't Jam about it. I hope all of you better suited to the task will take my place.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/3B8F840187DA8BA4852581FE0050D32D/BlogBodyRT/0.af8?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="420" width="452" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  49. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171219-1221"><title>A layer, a layout region and an embedded control walked into a bar</title><dc:date>2017-12-19T12:21:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171219-1221</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/DF3224B5BF115855852581FA006D1632/BlogBodyRT/0.fa?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" height="240" width="319" alt="ISO 9000 through cracks in glass" style="height:2.5in;width:3.3in;border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">If you wonder what the joke in that is, you have not tried rendering documents created over the past twenty years by various companies. While it may be easy to dismiss such design elements as legacy artifacts, your company or your client's company may have them in active use or in archives that must be preserved. Whether due to ISO 9000 or other statutory or regulatory requirements, both data and appearance must be preserved. Even if you wanted to replace the design of every database (trust me, you don't) to replicate the look and feel, you'd have to deal with stored forms and rendered documents which have those layout regions, layers and embedded controls inside the rich text fields. This includes emails as well as application documents, etc.</span></div><div align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div style="line-height:normal;" align='left'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">IBM has done an amazing job in the Notes client, supporting every ancient design spasm that came along, but even if you love the Notes client, you may not want to remain locked to it forever. A big part of our effort at Genii Software in the past couple of years has been in rendering the unrenderable. Whether you want those ISO 9000 documents displayed through a web front end or stored in a standards-based vault, you need to be able to get an accurate rendering without changing the stored document at all. That is where Midas and AppsFidelity and CoexLinks come in, all of them sharing crucial pieces of a rendering engine built to handle just about anything. Give us a call at +1 216&#8210;991&#8210;5220 or send us an email at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">[email protected]</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">, and ask how we can help with your thorniest issues, whether you are moving to the cloud, migrating, or just mobile-enabling an app. No risk asking, and you might find a solution which make you a hero, rather than a punch line.</span></div>]]></description></item>
  50. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171108-0954"><title>Wishes for Notes-Domino 10</title><dc:date>2017-11-08T21:54:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171108-0954</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">With all the talk, whether optimistic, pessimistic or snarky, about Notes/Domino 10, one thing I haven't heard much is what people wish would be in there. Yes, it will be a new version. Yes, it will be a strong affirmation to those companies still using Notes/Domino that product support will be around for the foreseeable future.</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">But what do you actually want the version to look like? Do you care about a Notes client, or are you only focused on Domino? Do you want as little change as necessary, or as much as possible?</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Personally, I like the Notes client and think it offers a lot of value, though I wish I could dump Eclipse and still get Domino Designer. I also like the Domino server, though I find XPages tedious. I'd like to see enhancements to use Domino as a web platform aside from XPages. Not necessarily classic Domino web design, but ways to blend backend Domino with front end frameworks.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">My wishes tend to be related to extensibility, partly because I like to sell extensions,. and partly because building an ecosystem is the key to building a stronger product. Neither IBM nor HCL will be able to meet everybody's needs, so we need entry points and events and components where we can plug in value. I want those for Domino, for Notes, for XPages, for everything. I wish for some JSON support inside the product. Also, my pet peeve is that I'd really like proper support for PNGs in Notes. Rich text supports them. Why the hell can't you import them manually? Grr. (Yes, you can import them with Midas, but really?)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Anyway, what are your wishes?</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><center><img src="http://geniisoft.com/db/Wishlist.png" border="0" width="600" height="315"></center></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  51. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171107-0604"><title>CoexLinks Migrate 4.10 released</title><dc:date>2017-11-07T18:04:30-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171107-0604</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">We released CoexLinks Migrate 4.10 today officially (some customers had it already). Along with performance enhancements and some fidelity enhancements, we've added the ability to export Calendar &amp; Scheduling items to ICS format. I put out a video showing some of this, but I'll just repeat the two images I posted before for comparison.</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Whether you actively use Notes/Domino email now and want to migrate to Microsoft Exchange or G-Suite or whatever, or simply have legacy email databases which you need moved to a more standard format, CoexLinks Migrate can handle the job.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">If you would like to try CoexLinks Migrate 4.10 out for yourself, just&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/CoexMigrateEvalRequest" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">request an evaluation license</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">. If for any reason it does not meet or exceed your expectations, please let us know and we will whip ourselves with wet noodles most vigorously before fixing whatever the problem is. (We can't refund your money, because it is a free evaluation.)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/4CF68B34E7830C10852581D1007EC155/BlogBodyRT/0.56a?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="720" width="653" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/4CF68B34E7830C10852581D1007EC155/BlogBodyRT/8.33f6?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="720" width="653" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div>]]></description></item>
  52. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171102-0306"><title>Time to Migrate</title><dc:date>2017-11-02T15:06:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171102-0306</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">If it is time to migrate or archive legacy Notes/Domino email, don't forget the calendaring and scheduling pieces. Whether you are following archival requirements for regulatory compliance, or just want to be sure you have the details to CYA if somebody challenges you, a calendar event should be preserved.</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">But is it? Have you tested how your migration handles even something as basic as attachments, not to mention images, doclinks, tables, etc.?</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">While you ponder that, take a few minutes (about three) and watch how&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/CoexMigrate" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Migrate</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> handles the issue. Then, even if you've already made a migration decision, you can talk about how to cover your collective butts, either by switching to CoexLinks Migrate or by using it to supplement your chosen solution. As I mention in the video, CoexLinks Migrate is usually used in batch mode to export an entire database, but in Version 4.10 we have included an export filter to allow selected documents to be exported to ICS or EML format using the regular File - Export logic ion Notes.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><iframe width="640" height="350" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xIecAwiOgw0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">If you don't have even 3 minutes to spare, just ask yourself which of the migrated Outlook events below is likely to be more useful. Or&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/CoexMigrateEvalRequest" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">request an evaluation license</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> and try for yourself.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/73AEED594855473F852581CC00654DCD/BlogBodyRT/0.84c?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="720" width="653" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/73AEED594855473F852581CC00654DCD/BlogBodyRT/8.33f6?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="720" width="653" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  53. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171026-0933"><title>Modernizing your Data</title><dc:date>2017-10-26T21:33:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171026-0933</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">This is the first is a series of planned videos on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/AppsFidelity" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">AppsFidelity</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">, and how it is used to modernize your data.</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">What do I mean by 'modernize'? Well, I've found it hard to describe what needs to be done to data so that as it is properly usable in an application on the web or mobile. I've used the word 'render' when I am just talking about rich text. I've used the words 'wrap' or 'extract' or 'migrate' to describe simple data being wrapped into CSV or JSON.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">But then I realized, the term 'modernize' as used with apps is just as applicable to data. It's the same data, but served up in ways that work with 'modernized' apps, whether that is XPages or in a iOS/Android app or SQL Server or whatever.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">AppsFidelity does more than render to HTML. It wraps and encapsulates and more, all on the fly. It does as much or little as you need. It can be used with LDC Via or Aveedo or Darwino or virtually any other product, simply by intercepting the calls to open documents, so no changes are needed to those products.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Your legacy and current data modernized to work with whatever feels modern to you. Even if that's just a classic Domino web app.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">This video shows how AppsFidelity can be turned on with an XPages app to surface your data beautifully without programming.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><iframe width="640" height="350" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s8moyYOt7XY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Planned videos will show AppsFidelity rendering both simple and rich data to:</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><ul style="padding-left: 0.25in; margin-left: 0.00in; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; list-style-type: disc;"><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> JSON (including use with other products going to JSON)</span></li><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> CSV (on-the-fly rendering for data analytics or app consumption)</span></li><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> HTML and MIME (including bidirectional synchornization with Domino)</span></li></ul><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  54. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171025-0912"><title>The history and the future</title><dc:date>2017-10-25T21:12:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171025-0912</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">It seems like good news out of IBM today, with their investment and deal to outsource development and support of the ICS products including a commitment to Notes/Domino Version 10 in 2018. While much could be said about whether it is too little too late or not, I'm going to stay out of that. Instead,&nbsp;</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I'm going to make a much safer prediction:</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,128); font-family: sans-serif; ">All of the Genii Software products will support Notes/Domino Version 10, just as the Midas LSX has supported all versions back to R4, and the CoexLinks products have supported all versions since R5, and the AppsFidelity products have supported all versions since ND6.02.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Whatever the future of Notes/Domino 10, you can rely on history to predict the future with regards to our products.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/ABAA4C570F7F315A852581C50002C2A0/BlogBodyRT/0.43c?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="261" width="261" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  55. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171003-0555"><title>CoexLinks Fidelity 4.10 released</title><dc:date>2017-10-03T17:55:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20171003-0555</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/2669228717765871852581AE006BC7A7/BlogBodyRT/0.ec?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="94" width="315" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Last night, we posted</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexLinks" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; "> CoexLinks Fidelity 4.10</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">, which includes our new&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170815-1253" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">Defect Detection</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> subsystem to correct flaws in images and attachment metadata and more. This is also the first public release with support for 64-bit Linux along with 32-bit Linux and both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. All functionality is equivalent between the versions. Customers receiving earlier versions of 64-bit Linux for 4.00 and 4.01 should upgrade when feasible.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Other areas of improvement:</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">1) Performance improvement, approximately 20% depending on mix of email</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">2) Enhanced adherence to strict CSS/HTML5 guidelines</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">3) Enhanced invitation/event fidelity</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">4) Improved fidelity for buttons and some overlaid hotspots</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Several outlier bugs were identified and fixed, though most customers have received at least a subset of those in interim releases. This version includes all identified bug fixes, including those found internally that were not identified in the wild.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexEvalRequest"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">Request an evaluation license</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> and see for yourself how much more professional your mail can appear to customers, coworkers and management, whether it is read in Notes, another email system ssuch as Outlook, or on your smartphone or Verse.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Or if you want to see the results without installing anything, fill out the form below. We won't spam you or sell your address if you give us your email. It is only used for this demo and a quick follow up afterwards to make sure your questions have been answered.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><div align='center'><iframe src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/db/MailSamples" name="CoexLinksSampleEmails" frameborder=1 align=left width="640" height="345"></iframe></div><br style="clear:both" /><br style="clear:both" /></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  56. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170916-0224"><title>From broken to fixed &#35;1</title><dc:date>2017-09-16T14:24:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170916-0224</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I wanted to demonstrate what our new Defect Detection (and correction) looks like, but the various examples I have are all covered under NDA. So, in this series, I will break some of my own images in the way the customer images are broken. (These are all scaled down from the original width to make them fit on the blog better.)</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Original image (scaled down)</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/A3C93F86C2BF2D8B8525819D00627574/BlogBodyRT/0.26c?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="369" width="600" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">1) Image header lists n segments, but there are only m (where m &lt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">For my first example (going in the order of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170816-0501" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">this blog post</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">), I take the same image saved as GIF and JPEG (using GIMP) and imported into Notes rich text, then broken using the Midas LSX. In the GIF format there are two &quot;image segments&quot; in rich text, while In the JPEG format&nbsp;&nbsp;there are six &quot;image segments&quot;. This simply means that the raw image data is spread out over a few different CD records. When an image &quot;breaks&quot;, it is often because some of the trailing image segments are lost, or rather overwritten. Below, I show the same image, first broken by removing the last few image segments (half of them), then fixed by the Defect Detection system in CoexLinks and AppsFidelity.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">As you can see, many &quot;fixed&quot; images aren't perfect, but they are often legible enough to read. If the information on that image is critical, wouldn't you rather see of the those rather than the white box below?</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Broken images (all look like this in Notes)</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/A3C93F86C2BF2D8B8525819D00627574/BlogBodyRT/0.957e?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="370" width="600" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Fixed JPEG image (minus half the image segments)</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/A3C93F86C2BF2D8B8525819D00627574/BlogBodyRT/1.2354?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="364" width="600" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Fixed non-interlaced GIF (minus half the image segments)</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/A3C93F86C2BF2D8B8525819D00627574/BlogBodyRT/8.3470?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="364" width="600" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Fixed interlaced GIF (minus half the image segments)</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/0/A3C93F86C2BF2D8B8525819D00627574/BlogBodyRT/14.84?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" alt="Inline JPEG image" height="364" width="600" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  57. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170822-1141"><title>What email fidelity really means</title><dc:date>2017-08-22T11:41:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170822-1141</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I got a few questions from people at MWLUG about what&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexLinks" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Fidelity</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> is, and what exactly 'email fidelity' might look like. Rather than just talk, you can try for yourself. Note: our newer&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexMigrate" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Migrate</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexJournal" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Journal</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> products use the same rendering engine internally. If you submit your email address below, you will get twelve messages to the email address you used. Six will be sent using the normal Domino 9.0.1 email engine, then the same six will be sent rendered by CoexLinks Fidelity. Compare and decide whether your company and your clients would be well served with email fidelity, or whether your migration would be safer with it. If you want to try CoexLinks Fidelity for yourself, just fill out&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexEvalRequest" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">an evaluation request</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">, and we'll get you set up. To find out about the other two products, click on the links for each product above.</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">No, we won't spam you endlessly if you give us your email. It is only used for this demo and a quick follow up afterwards to make sure your questions have been answered.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><div align='center'><iframe src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/db/MailSamples" name="CoexLinksSampleEmails" frameborder=1 align=left width="640" height="345"></iframe></div><br style="clear:both" /><br style="clear:both" /></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  58. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170816-0501"><title>Defects on images found in the wild</title><dc:date>2017-08-16T17:01:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170816-0501</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">As part of our Defect Detection feature, we encounter and usually fix a number of different defects in images. The following list is the different scenarios we detect which cause any issue with extracting or rendering the images. Of these 31, at least 27 have been encountered in actual customer documents. The other four are left in because they might be some day. While none of these problems are common, some are likely to be encountered in any large data repository, especially in mail which has been converted back and forth between MIME and rich text (as with replies or forwards).</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">A few of these problems are completely unfixable, but only a few. For example, with scenarios 1a and 17, we have no image information to work with at all.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Many of these are easily fixed. For example, 25 or 26 are easily deduced from the data.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">The rest can be partially fixed. Part of the image may have low resolution, or a section may be missing, but usually the image is at least intact enough to identify.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">1) Image header lists n segments, but there are only m (where m &lt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">1a)Image header lists n segments, but there are none</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">2) Image header lists n segments, but there are m (where m &gt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">3) Image segments contain multiple GIF starts (often associated with #2)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">4) Image segments occur with no image header</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">5) Multiple image headers</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">6) Image header lists data size other than actual (except where PNG)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">7) Win meta header lists n segments, but there are only m (where m &lt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">8) Win meta lists n segments, but there are m (where m &gt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">9) Win meta segments occur with no Win meta header</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">10) Multiple win meta headers</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">11) Win meta header lists data size other than actual</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">12) Bitmap header lists n segments, but there are only m (where m &lt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">13) Bitmap lists n segments, but there are m (where m &gt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">14) Bitmap segments occur with no Bitmap header</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">15) Multiple bitmap headers</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">16) Bitmap header lists data size other than actual</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">17) No headers or segments</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">18) Both image segment or win meta and bitmap</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">19) Image resource that is missing</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">20) Pseudo-attached image that is missing.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">21) Image segments occur before image header</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">22) Win meta segments occur before win meta header</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">23) Bitmap segments occur before bitmap header</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">24) No graphic record but other graphic elements</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">25) Graphic record says resized, but has 0 width or height</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">26) PNG record missing</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">27) PNG header lists n segments, but there are only m (where m &lt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">28) PNG header lists n segments, but there are m (where m &gt; n)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">29) Multiple PNG headers</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">30) Image segments contain multiple PNG starts (often associated with #28)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">31) PNG header lists data size other than actual</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Phew! As you can see, there are a lot of potential issues, but with Defect Detection, we can fix the majority. That's why we do it.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  59. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170815-1253"><title>Defect detection in Notes documents</title><dc:date>2017-08-15T12:53:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170815-1253</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><div align='center'><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span><img src="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/CoexLinksFamily.gif?OpenImageResource" height="135" width="315" alt="CoexLinks family of products: CoexLinks Fidelity, CoexLinks Migrate and CoexLinks Journal" style="border:none;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Very soon, we are releasing a new version of all three of our CoexLinks products,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexLinks" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Fidelity</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexMigrate" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Migrate</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://geniisoft.com/db/CoexJournal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0,0,255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: sans-serif; ">CoexLinks Journal</span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">. Aside from other features and bug fixes, they will share a new feature called Defect Detection. While the challenge for most document rendering (to MIME in this case) is faithfully reproducing the content of the email and including the envelope information in the desired form, some Notes emails have corruptions and defects which make the job harder.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">There are four major defects (and a few smaller ones not worth mentioning):<br><br></span></div><ul style="padding-left: 0.25in; margin-left: 0.00in; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; list-style-type: disc;"><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Broken inline images.</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> A variety of corruptions in images including zero-length data, missing image segments and incorrect image type (e.g., a GIF is marked as a JPEG) leave images broken in both the Notes client and the rendered document. We are able to detect and repair or partially repair about 75% of these corrupted images.</span></li><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Compressed attachments with incorrect sizes.</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> These are difficcult to detect because you can open the attachment or save it to disk from the Notes client, so you don't know you have an issue. But since the uncompressed size is incorrect, the document will be truncated and corrupted when emailed or when it is rendered by most tools including the Domino rendering engine. We can fix 100% of these corruptions.</span></li><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Hotspots with invalid ends.</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> In some versions of Notes, URL hotspots and other hotspots inside sections or table cells were left without a closing record. While they appear fine in Notes, they render with either large parts of the Body content missing, or with everything to the end showing as a URL link. We can fix about 95% of these corruptions.</span></li><li style="list-style-type: disc;font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "><strong>Invalid stored image URLs.</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "> These corruptions are an artifact of the external MIME to internal MIME rendering, so mostly appear with received MIME emails or forwarded/replied to MIME emails. The fix is fairly simply, so we can fix 100% of these corruptions.</span></li></ul><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Whether you are sending email to customers, reading your own mail from a mobile or web interface, migrating an entire database or journaling mail to a third party vault, it is better to have defect detection in place so that unusual does not become the irretrievable.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
  60. <item rdf:about="http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170721-0356"><title>Asking questions to better understand your data</title><dc:date>2017-07-21T15:56:00-05:00</dc:date><dc:creator>Ben Langhinrichs</dc:creator><link>http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20170721-0356</link><description><![CDATA[ <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Most IBM Notes/Domino customers who have used the product for a number of years have vast stores of data, but when they want to try to glean new insights, they are stymied by how to handle the data mining. Simple fields which map well to views are easy to extract, and are often relatively &quot;clean&quot;, meaning that the value is what the value says it should be. But real applications, especially those built for internal use, often reflect a far more complex set of relationships. They may use parent-child hierarchies, doclinks, lookups to other databases. They may also contain information stored in multi-value fields or rich text fields that require manipulation and cleanup.&nbsp;</span><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">While there are a number of techniques available from DXL to data scraping, it can quickly become programming intensive to find information and put it together. With this in mind, we have built a fairly easy database using the Midas LSX engine to extract, correlate and prepare data from different sources and build a result which does not always have a one-to-one correspondence with Notes documents. The main virtue of this approach is the ease with which you can ask questions and put together sources. If you decide you have something wrong or need something else, it takes just a minute to remove or add it.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">I wanted to show how this works with an existing application used over a period of years by fairly sophisticated Notes users. I chose as a source the IBM Business Partner forums, because they are&nbsp;&nbsp;widely available and familiar. One of the different uses for these forums over several years was to allow partners to file Possible Bug reports, which IBMers could monitor and use to create SPRs and so forth. In this brief video, I pose five questions of this fairly simple application. Imagine how you could use a similar application to delve into your company's data.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><iframe width="640" height="350" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cRp3SR0szY8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">Note that I don't talk much in the video about data cleaning, but if you look at the image below, note that the column F (first red arrow) is derived automatically by Midas as a boolean from column G (second red arrow). We have some data cleaning built in as options, but are also looking at ways to provide custom data cleaning and normalization for individual items. While it is inevitable that some data cleaning will be done after the data is loaded into data analysis or data visualization software, the cleaner it can be the better, as 80% of all time doing data analytics is preparing and cleaning and normalization the data. We are eager to discuss with customers how we can minimize that costly effort.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><div align="center"><img src="http://geniisoft.com/db/5QSnapshot.png" border="0"></div></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; ">&nbsp;<br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; "></span></div>]]></description></item>
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