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  21. <title>Social Connections 11 Recap</title>
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  38. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=715</guid>
  39. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Engage is the New Social The overall theme at Social Connections this year was engagement, and more specifically employee engagement. Although the conference was called Social Connections, there seemed to be a clear push to replace the nomenclature from ‘social’ to ‘engage’. The original ideology of getting your employees to be social has worked very..</p>
  40. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/social-connections-11-recap-engage/">Social Connections 11 Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  43. <p>The overall theme at Social Connections this year was engagement, and more specifically employee engagement. Although the conference was called <em>Social</em> Connections, there seemed to be a clear push to replace the nomenclature from ‘social’ to ‘engage’. The original ideology of getting your employees to be social has worked very well in the past, but today employees need to be more than just social. The most successful employees are social, but they are also highly engaged in the activities in which they participate.</p>
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  45. <div id="attachment_716" style="width: 328px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill.jpg"><img class="wp-image-716" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-300x300.jpg" alt="engage ibm ed brill at social connections" width="318" height="318" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-340x340.jpg 340w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 318px) 100vw, 318px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Ed Brill speaks about the open, seamless, secure and cognitive capabilities of IBM Connection Pink.</p></div>
  46. <p>What is going to take social employees to the next level of engagement? One word, Pink. Connections Pink will be developed with entirely open source tools and technologies to encourage and open and seamless user experience. The REST APIs and container based architecture enables the ability to easily and securely customize any Connections environment. This customization fosters employee engagement and opens new use cases for IBM Connections.</p>
  47. <p>Going along with employee engagement, there was also a high focus on leveraging the power of analytics to understand usage and realize cost savings. <em>How many recipients do we usually send our emails to? How much traffic and costs are generated by internal emails? How many file duplications exist in the organization?  </em>Knowledge management can help organizations transition from guess-estimation to fact based decision making. High costs due to duplicate files can be eliminated by having employees work in open teams and communities. Enabling an open knowledge sharing environment allows for knowledge to flow freely through collaboration and cooperation in teams, networks and communities.</p>
  48. <p>The open design of Connections Pink will increase the value of many 3<sup>rd</sup> party performance tools, such as <a href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/vitalsigns/">VitalSigns monitoring</a>. VitalSigns already has the ability to identify which employees are truly engaged and which ones are just social. With the new API structure, VitalSigns will have access to a greater amount of data, providing you with more in-depth trend insights than ever before.</p>
  49. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-e1493050626187.png"><img class="alignleft wp-image-692 size-medium" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-300x268.png" alt="engage with docker" width="300" height="268" /></a>Docker containers are other piece of the new Connections architecture that makes it a highly extensible and flexible collaboration platform. Flashing back to IBM Connect 17 in San Francisco, I knew Docker was going to be a topic of high interest as the Docker session was standing room only. Predicated on this I decided to conduct an introduction to Docker session at Social Connections. While the session wasn’t quite standing room only, there was still great turn out and many great questions were asked. During my session, I gave a baseline description of the architecture that makes up a Docker container. I also contrasted the differences between a Docker container and a virtual machine. Feel free to download my presentation slides to find out more about working with Docker, such as basic commands and how to pull Dockerfiles from the public repository.</p>
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  53. <p>Overall, Social Connections was a great experience that was organized by a great team. I would like to thank the Social Connections Team (Wannes, Maria, Simon, Doug, Jan, Martin, Lars, Femke) as well as all the great sponsors who helped make this event possible.</p>
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  55. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/social-connections-11-recap-engage/">Social Connections 11 Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  77. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="unlock your data" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Free Domino Data with Web APIs Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are widely used in our everyday lives, whether you are aware of it or not. For example, while viewing the website of the new restaurant you see its location on an embedded Google map; you have just interacted with the Google Maps API. Companies leverage..</p>
  78. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/liberate-domino-data/">Pulling Data from Notes Views Using Standard Web APIs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  80. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="unlock your data" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h1 style="text-align: center;">Free Domino Data with Web APIs</h1>
  81. <p>Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are widely used in our everyday lives, whether you are aware of it or not. For example, while viewing the website of the new restaurant you see its location on an embedded Google map; you have just interacted with the Google Maps API. Companies leverage APIs all the time as an authoritative source to provide clean, timely and accurate data.</p>
  82. <p>The ability to provide clean and accurate data makes APIs a valuable asset for developers like me when building software applications.  In the case of VitalSigns, APIs make it relatively easy to incorporate multiple sources of monitoring information into a unified dashboard. These APIs have allowed VitalSigns to thrive as a monitoring solution for this exact reason.</p>
  83. <p>VitalSigns is able to use APIs to gather information about the status of servers, applications, users and other productivity components of IT environments. System administrators are able to quickly access this critical information in an easy to view dashboard. In most situations, these APIs can easily pull information, however in some scenarios it’s not that simple.</p>
  84. <p>Take IBM Domino for example, which leverages C APIs. Although it is very flexible, you must be able to code in C to extract your data from the environment. While this is not a deal breaker, it can still negatively impact the organization by requiring additional time and resources to accomplish the goal. As a long time Domino/Lotus developer and user I have ran into this predicament on multiple occasions. However, it wasn’t until recently that a solution to this problem surfaced.</p>
  85. <h3 style="text-align: center;">Leveraging Web APIs to Work with Domino Data</h3>
  86. <p><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="http://www.apiacademy.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Web-APIs-v5_0.png" alt="Image result for web api" width="641" height="393" /></p>
  87. <p>One of our developers at RPR Wyatt took it upon himself to tackle the problem of getting data out of Domino by making it very easy to convert a Notes view into a web API. Web APIs&#8211; which are not language specific like the C API is&#8211; can be accessed from any number of languages, including but not limited to php, python, .net, and Angular. This has allowed us to overcome the long-time struggle of extracting data from Domino environment.</p>
  88. <p>This solution has allowed our team to incorporate functionalities of existing Domino tools, such as<span style="color: #0000ff;"> Essential Agent Master</span>, into VitalSigns. By pushing agent information from EAM to the <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/vitalsigns/">VitalSigns dashboard</a></span> we are able to create a truly unified view of the environment as well as increase the end user experience.  The end result is a fully integrated Agent Health page within VitalSigns that automatically pulls and displays information on the Domino agents that are currently running ( or not running) in your environment.</p>
  89. <p>Taking it one step further we have applied this solution to Domino reporting, enabling end users to get data out of any Domino database with zero coding or development. As many of you may know, this once was an extremely daunting task that almost always required some developer assistance. However, now end users can create a Data Profile to describe where to get the data, how to get the data, and what the format of the output will be in less than five minutes. These Data Profiles can be run and rerun on a scheduled basis, allowing the organization to develop a historical data lake that enables trend analysis on the environment.</p>
  90. <p><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="http://assets.omniture.com/en/images/blogs/reporting_line.jpg" alt="Image result for reporting" width="500" height="137" /></p>
  91. <p>Getting the data out is a technical win by itself but the real goal is to turn that data into actionable business intelligence. This can be accomplished with a tool called Essential Reporting, which pairs Data Profiles with Report Templates to deliver on-demand reporting against all configured databases. The Report Templates leverage Microsoft Excel as a reporting mechanism and can be saved and reused by anyone who has been granted access. This means you can for example run the same exact ‘Tech Issues’ report every week so that you can analyze how quickly your support team is resolving problems over an indicated time period. This critical knowledge empowers the organization to respond accordingly and properly allocate the organizations resources.</p>
  92. <p>Want to see Essential Reporting in action? Sign up for RPR Wyatt’s upcoming <span style="color: #000000;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.lpages.co/er-launch-webinar/">Webinar:</a></strong></span> Building BI with Domino Data </span>on May 18<sup>th</sup> at 1pm (EDT) for additional product information, demos and a Q&amp;A session.</p>
  93. <p><a href="https://rprvitalsigns.lpages.co/er-launch-webinar/"><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="http://blog.lionbridge.com/travel-hospitality/files/2013/02/button-liox-webinar-reg.png" alt="Image result for webinar sign up button" width="243" height="102" /></a></p>
  94. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/liberate-domino-data/">Pulling Data from Notes Views Using Standard Web APIs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  103. <pubDate>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:46:34 +0000</pubDate>
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  113. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />I have exciting news for everyone who plans on attending Social Connections 11 this June 1-2 in Chicago. I have been recognized for being passionate about social business and was invited to be a speaker at this great event. This is set to be an exciting and information event as it features more than fifty..</p>
  114. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/docker/">What is Docker and why should I care to learn about it?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  116. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have exciting news for everyone who plans on attending Social Connections 11 this June 1-2 in Chicago. I have been recognized for being passionate about social business and was invited to be a speaker at this great event. This is set to be an exciting and information event as it features more than fifty <a href="https://socialconnections.info/11-speakers/">speakers</a> from all around the world, including IBM product managers and executives, customers, business partners, independent consultants, analysts, faculty and industry leaders.</p>
  117. <p>The session that I am conducting will be held on Day 1 of the conference (June 1<sup>st</sup>) in the Redis Room at 1:30 pm. The topic of discussion will be Docker, the open-source project that automate the deployment of applications inside software containers. Along with an introduction of what is Docker, I will be covering why Docker could be important to you, and how Docker is relevant to many IBM technologies such as Connections Pink, IBM API Connect, and more.</p>
  118. <p><a href="https://www.docker.com/sites/default/files/Docker_Survey_%233_V2.3-01.png"><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="https://www.docker.com/sites/default/files/Docker_Survey_%233_V2.3-01.png" alt="Image result for docker" width="525" height="258" /></a></p>
  119. <p>If you are active in the IBM community you will encounter Docker soon if you haven’t already. This could be a great opportunity for you to get familiar with this quickly emerging technology. If you have already deployed Docker containers on your own or work with them regularly then another session might be a better fit for you.</p>
  120. <p><strong>Can’t make it to Chicago?</strong> If you can’t make it to my session in person, sign up by clicking the button below to receive the slide deck and notes to get all the helpful tips that were shared.</p>
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  122. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/docker/">What is Docker and why should I care to learn about it?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  131. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:25:59 +0000</pubDate>
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  142. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="verify up time in office 365 with vitalsigns" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Maximize the Potential of your Office 365 Environment It’s critical for IT administrators to provide an excellent end-user experience, avoiding interruptions in application performance at all costs. This is why server monitoring resonates with many administrators today, as they can easily realize how beneficial the insights provided by monitoring can be. Some elements of IT..</p>
  143. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/office-365-uptime/">Office 365 Up-Time: Understand and Verify Your SLA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  144. ]]></description>
  145. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="verify up time in office 365 with vitalsigns" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h3 style="text-align: center;">Maximize the Potential of your Office 365 Environment</h3>
  146. <p>It’s critical for IT administrators to provide an excellent end-user experience, avoiding interruptions in application performance at all costs. This is why server monitoring resonates with many administrators today, as they can easily realize how beneficial the insights provided by monitoring can be. Some elements of IT environments can benefit more from these insights, such as your email and messaging applications.</p>
  147. <p>Companies like Microsoft provide their email, Office 365, users with a financially backed service level agreement (SLA) guaranteeing 99.9% up-time. Microsoft hoped to eliminate a major concern for their users, the worry of whether the servers are up or down. However, there are multiple cases outlined in this SLA where the 99.9% up-time promise is not applicable, and therefore, not financially backed.</p>
  148. <p>Office 365 expert James Hodge <a href="https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/12171/Office-365-99-9-Uptime-SLA-Explained.html"><strong>explains</strong></a> how it is interesting to take a deeper look into how Microsoft actually defines ‘Downtime’, referring to it as “any period of time when users are unable to send or receive email via all supported mailbox access which is calculated using Exchange application availability in database minutes and combined data where applicable from server, operating system, application, network segments and infrastructure services managed by Microsoft.”</p>
  149. <h3 style="text-align: center;">It is also worth taking a second look at the formula Microsoft uses to calculate the 99.9% up-time claim:</h3>
  150. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-667" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime.jpg" alt="verify microsoft SLA with vitalsigns monitoring" width="393" height="149" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime.jpg 393w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime-300x114.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 393px) 100vw, 393px" /></a>This is defined by Microsoft as ‘Calculated by taking the total number of minutes in a calendar month multiplied by the total number of users minus the total number of minutes of Downtime experienced by all users in a given calendar month, all divided by the total number of minutes in that calendar month multiplied by the total number of users.’</p>
  151. <p>As you can see the number of users in your environment can drastically affect your actual downtime percentage Microsoft’s marketing efforts have created a gap between the expectation and the reality of the quality of service organizations are receiving. VitalSigns monitoring has the ability to close this gap by providing organizations the insights to challenge Microsoft’s SLA. VitalSigns can verify the true uptime percentage, send alerts on issue before end users are affected, and can also diagnosis the cause of downtime periods. Designed as a proactive approach, VitalSigns provides in-depth evaluations of Office 365 health, allowing admins to diagnose and begin repairing before end users are affected.</p>
  152. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-683" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one.png" alt="monitor your office 365 up time with VitalSigns server monitoring" width="587" height="570" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one.png 587w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one-300x291.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 587px) 100vw, 587px" /></a></p>
  153. <h4>VitalSigns Office 365 Monitoring &amp; Reporting Focus</h4>
  154. <ul>
  155. <li>Mail Flow</li>
  156. <li>Inbox Test</li>
  157. <li>Test Fail Alerts</li>
  158. <li>Resolve User</li>
  159. <li>SLA Compliance</li>
  160. <li>End User Experience</li>
  161. <li>Adoption Metrics</li>
  162. <li>OneDrive Management</li>
  163. <li>Track O365/AD Sync</li>
  164. </ul>
  165. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-668" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot.png" alt="vitalsigns monitoring for office 365" width="1432" height="634" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot.png 1432w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-300x133.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-768x340.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-1024x453.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1432px) 100vw, 1432px" /></a></p>
  166. <p>VitalSigns monitors IT environments by component, by location, and by percentage of up-time. This allows admins to not only identify issues but also identify trends, reducing the chances of future malfunctions. Microsoft is not motivated, or capable, of providing this type of granular information. When using VitalSigns admins are empowered to quantify downtime and assure compliance from the provider. VitalSigns assures organizations that they are maximizing the potential of their Office 365 investment.</p>
  167. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-669" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2.png" alt="monitor your office 365 environment with vitalsigns" width="1081" height="719" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2.png 1081w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-300x200.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-768x511.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-1024x681.png 1024w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-272x182.png 272w" sizes="(max-width: 1081px) 100vw, 1081px" /></a></p>
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  169. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/office-365-uptime/">Office 365 Up-Time: Understand and Verify Your SLA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  175. <title>The newest release of IBM Connections is here!</title>
  176. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/</link>
  177. <comments>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/#respond</comments>
  178. <pubDate>Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:19:47 +0000</pubDate>
  179. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  180. <category><![CDATA[Connections]]></category>
  181. <category><![CDATA[collaboration]]></category>
  182. <category><![CDATA[connections]]></category>
  183. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  184. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connections]]></category>
  185. <category><![CDATA[orient me]]></category>
  186. <category><![CDATA[server monitoring]]></category>
  187. <category><![CDATA[vitalsigns]]></category>
  188.  
  189. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=653</guid>
  190. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="ibm connections 6" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-e1491322753981.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />IBM Connections 6.0 is now available to download IBM Connections 6.0 brings new potential to the end-user by empowering them to thrive with a richer, more focused and more effective experience. In Connections 6.0 IBM added new functionality across the board, enhancing multiple aspects of the collaborative landscape. New functionalities can be seen in the..</p>
  191. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/">The newest release of IBM Connections is here!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  192. ]]></description>
  193. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="ibm connections 6" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-e1491322753981.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h2 style="text-align: center;">IBM Connections 6.0 is now available to download</h2>
  194. <p>IBM Connections 6.0 brings new potential to the end-user by empowering them to thrive with a richer, more focused and more effective experience. In Connections 6.0 IBM added new functionality across the board, enhancing multiple aspects of the collaborative landscape. New functionalities can be seen in the following areas: Communities, Files, Search, Onboarding, as well as Orient Me, the new Connections Homepage.</p>
  195. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  196. <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Communities</strong></h5>
  197. <p>Community owners now have additional options for designing their own custom communities with the new advanced community customization capabilities.</p>
  198. <p>• Create Community experiences with enhanced rich text content editing (HTML).<br />
  199. • Choose from new modern layouts with a horizontal navigation bar to maneuver more effectively within communities<br />
  200. • Create new Communities faster by choosing from existing layouts.<br />
  201. • Reduce clutter on Community pages by hiding a widget while retaining its link in the navigation menu.</p>
  202. <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Files</strong></h5>
  203. <p>• Files users can select a top-level folder in their Files and mark it for sync, permitting users to take folder contents office to their desktop and keep them synchronized with the files on the server.<br />
  204. • Administrators with large amounts of documents stored in Connections Files can now leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage.</p>
  205. <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Orient Me</strong></h5>
  206. <p>Pertinent updates are now brought to the surface with the new Orient Me feature. Orient Me provides new home page abilities that apply advanced analytics to bring information and people that are important to the individual to the front and center. This allows individuals to work more efficiently within their personal Connections environment.</p>
  207. <p>• View the updates and information most relevant to users, prioritized based on their interaction with content and people.<br />
  208. • Apply new content and people filters to better control what users see.<br />
  209. • More easily view updates grouped by a person, a Community, or content.<br />
  210. • Receive suggestions about the people most likely to be important and relevant to their work.<br />
  211. • See a snapshot of their day in the Action Center, accessible throughout Connections</p>
  212. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IBM-Connections-6-summary.png"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-654" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IBM-Connections-6-summary.png" alt="ibm connections 6 new release" width="443" height="319" /></a>Overall IBM Connections 6.0 looks like a great new release and next step for the social business software. IBM has showed their commitment to Watson and other types of AI technology as they are leveraging advanced analytics in new features such as Orient Me. Connections 6.0 has received high praise so far from <a href="http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51980.wss">existing users</a> and we expect the high praise to continue as we move closer towards Connections Pink.</p>
  213. <p>As IBM adds more complex capabilities to Connections the importance of monitoring drastically increases. The enhancements to Connections have been designed fully immerse users into the collaborative work space. As organizations devote more resources towards their collaborative landscapes it becomes crucial to have access to insights such as advanced user metrics to maximize the value of their existing investments. <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.leadpages.co/vitalsigns-free-trial/">VitalSigns</a></span> server monitoring the most effective way for organizations to gain access to these mission critical insights. Gain the ability to identify the unsung heroes and internal champions of the organization using VitalSigns monitoring. For more information on VitalSigns and how it can maximize the potential of existing technology investments check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/server-monitoring/">our website</a></span> or feel free to email us at <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></p>
  214. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/">The newest release of IBM Connections is here!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  220. <title>VitalSigns Monitoring Roadmap</title>
  221. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-monitoring-roadmap/</link>
  222. <comments>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-monitoring-roadmap/#respond</comments>
  223. <pubDate>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:29:52 +0000</pubDate>
  224. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  225. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  226. <category><![CDATA[domino]]></category>
  227. <category><![CDATA[exchange]]></category>
  228. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  229. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connections]]></category>
  230. <category><![CDATA[IBM Domino]]></category>
  231. <category><![CDATA[microsoft]]></category>
  232. <category><![CDATA[monitoring]]></category>
  233. <category><![CDATA[server monitoring]]></category>
  234.  
  235. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=610</guid>
  236. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roadmap-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roadmap-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roadmap-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />We are just about a quarter of the way into 2017 and VitalSigns server monitoring has already been creating some buzz within the enterprise collaboration community. The fourth release of VitalSigns became available at the start of the year and has been praised for its beautiful new interface, but more importantly its ability to monitor..</p>
  237. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-monitoring-roadmap/">VitalSigns Monitoring Roadmap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  238. ]]></description>
  239. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roadmap-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roadmap-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roadmap-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p style="text-align: center;">We are just about a quarter of the way into 2017 and VitalSigns server monitoring has already been creating some buzz within the enterprise collaboration community. The fourth release of VitalSigns became available at the start of the year and has been praised for its beautiful new interface, but more importantly its ability to monitor the entire IBM Collaboration stack. The ability to dig deeper into technologies such as IBM Connections and Verse has really resonated with the Domino community. Our clients have spoken and we have delivered comprehensive Domino monitoring.</p>
  240. <h2 style="text-align: center;">VitalSigns Monitoring Roadmap for 2017</h2>
  241. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/9821902.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-644" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/9821902.png" alt="VitalSigns server monitoring road map for the upcoming year" width="933" height="533" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/9821902.png 933w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/9821902-300x171.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/9821902-768x439.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 933px) 100vw, 933px" /></a></p>
  242. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  243. <h3>Quarter One:</h3>
  244. <p>With the end of the quarter just around the corner it only seems fitting to finish strong with the Domino monitoring component of VitalSigns. We understand how crucial agents are in the Domino work, especially in complex, enterprise environments. They are so important to organizational infrastructure that we have a tool called <a href="http://drip.la/c/eyJhY2NvdW50X2lkIjoiNDUzNTM3OSIsInRyaWdnZXJfaWQiOiJ2aG8xeHMzNGFiYyIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vcnByd3lhdHQuY29tL3dwLWNvbnRlbnQvdXBsb2Fkcy8yMDE3LzAzL0VULUVBTS1QREYucGRmIn0"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Essential Agent Master</strong></span> </a>that was designed to monitor, manage and alert on all of the Domino agents within your environment. Now we are bringing components of EAM into VitalSigns to allow users to identify issues with agents and act accordingly all from a single familiar dashboard.</p>
  245. <h3>Quarter Two:</h3>
  246. <p>Moving onto quarter two, expect to see enhancements regarding monitoring Microsoft environments, in particular Office 365. We have listened to our clients and realized a commonality amongst them. While a large majority will remain on Domino going forward, there seems to be a trend of moving their mail to Office 365. Microsoft does offer a centralized monitoring option, but when working in enterprise environments this option alone simply is not enough.</p>
  247. <p>VitalSigns will leverage APIs to provide service and health overviews as well as alerts and reporting for all Office 365 services (Exchange, Identity Service, Portal, Rights Management, SharePoint, Skype and Yammer). VitalSigns will extend further than the current 30 day history offered by Microsoft’s built in monitoring option. Users will be able to leverage VitalSigns to independently verify the uptime of Office 365 that is being claimed and to run end user simulations to ensure the services in your environment are properly working.</p>
  248. <h3>Quarter Three:</h3>
  249. <p>Now that Connections monitoring has been mastered on-premises our next focus will be Connections Cloud monitoring. Expect to see Connections Cloud monitoring, featuring all the same capabilities that are included with Connection on-premises monitoring.</p>
  250. <h3>Quarter Four:</h3>
  251. <p>Finally to finish out 2017 we will be rounding off the Microsoft component of VitalSigns by enhancing our monitoring and reporting of Exchange on-premises. VitalSigns will have the capability to monitor critical performance metrics, identify dormant mailboxes, and to proactively send alerts based on your custom configurations.</p>
  252. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-monitoring-roadmap/">VitalSigns Monitoring Roadmap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  258. <title>Impressions of IBM Connect/San Francisco</title>
  259. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/impressions-ibm-connectsan-francisco/</link>
  260. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:24:38 +0000</pubDate>
  261. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  262. <category><![CDATA[Events]]></category>
  263. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connect]]></category>
  264. <category><![CDATA[collaboration]]></category>
  265. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connections]]></category>
  266. <category><![CDATA[IBM Domino]]></category>
  267. <category><![CDATA[IBM Notes]]></category>
  268. <category><![CDATA[IBM Watson Workspace]]></category>
  269.  
  270. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=599</guid>
  271. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="IBM Connect 2017" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />General IBM News In the spirit of apparent “gamification” IBM announced it would stop issuing certifications in favor of virtual badges. I’m not entirely sure what the difference is, exactly, except that it is supposed to be more fun.   Julian Robicheaux was named the third Lifetime IBM Champion, which is quite an honor for him..</p>
  272. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/impressions-ibm-connectsan-francisco/">Impressions of IBM Connect/San Francisco</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  273. ]]></description>
  274. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="IBM Connect 2017" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h1>General IBM News</h1>
  275. <p>In the spirit of apparent “gamification” IBM announced it would stop issuing certifications in favor of virtual badges. I’m not entirely sure what the difference is, exactly, except that it is supposed to be more fun.   Julian Robicheaux was named the third Lifetime IBM Champion, which is quite an honor for him and well deserved.</p>
  276. <p>The IBM team was accessible and many representatives came around the booths asking for feedback.  The mood seemed generally positive about the future of IBM Notes/Domino, Watson Work Services, and Connections.</p>
  277. <h1>Notes Domino News</h1>
  278. <div id="attachment_600" style="width: 297px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/jumping-for-joy.png"><img class="wp-image-600 size-medium" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/jumping-for-joy-287x300.png" alt="Alan Forbes jumping in joy at the IBM Connect conference" width="287" height="300" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/jumping-for-joy-287x300.png 287w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/jumping-for-joy-768x802.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/jumping-for-joy-980x1024.png 980w" sizes="(max-width: 287px) 100vw, 287px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">My reaction to the Notes/Domino Roadmap</p></div>
  279. <p>During the opening general session, IBM announced that it plans to support and extend Notes and Domino at least through 2021.   A common response to this announcement might be to wonder “when is Notes 10 coming out?” but the answer to that is <strong>never</strong>.  IBM is not doing major releases anymore and instead will be releasing “feature packs” going forward.  They shared their specific plans for Feature Pack 8 and 9 (7 has already been delivered) in the Notes/Domino Roadmap session.  IBM also mentioned some new REST APIs that will be added to Domino including APIs for directories and calendar but these did not show up on the feature pack slide deck.</p>
  280. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  281. <table style="height: 283px;" width="884">
  282. <tbody>
  283. <tr>
  284. <td style="text-align: center;" width="49%">
  285. <h6>Notes Feature Pack 8</h6>
  286. </td>
  287. <td style="text-align: center;" width="50%">
  288. <h6>Notes Feature Pack 9</h6>
  289. </td>
  290. </tr>
  291. <tr>
  292. <td width="49%">
  293. <ul>
  294. <li>Support for Java 8 runtime</li>
  295. <li>Ability to show internet addresses instead of NotesMail addresses in mail, calendar, contacts, and to-dos</li>
  296. <li>Improvements in rendering forwarded MIME messages</li>
  297. <li>An update to the mail template and any other templates that may require tweaks to take advantage of new features</li>
  298. <li>Policy support for Group by Date and beginning of message</li>
  299. </ul>
  300. </td>
  301. <td width="50%">
  302. <ul>
  303. <li>Upgrade OSGI/Eclipse SWT to support Java 8 compile time.  OSGi is the Java framework on which the Notes clients and Domino servers are built.  This would be to keep Notes/Domino current.</li>
  304. <li>Support for persistent VDIs for roaming and SAML configurations</li>
  305. <li>Ability to run rules on existing emails</li>
  306. <li>Support for Last Name/First Name mail addressing</li>
  307. <li>Support for auto refresh for delegated mail files</li>
  308. </ul>
  309. </td>
  310. </tr>
  311. </tbody>
  312. </table>
  313. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  314. <p>Other high priority items which have not yet been assigned to a specific feature release include</p>
  315. <ul>
  316. <li>Upgrade embedded Sametime</li>
  317. <li>Support for STARTTLS protocol in the Notes client. STARTTLS is a way to take an existing insecure connection and upgrade it to a secure connection using either SSL or TLS</li>
  318. <li>Support for incremental overlay in federated calendars for ICS files</li>
  319. <li>Delegate calendar and to-dos option when delegating mail files</li>
  320. <li>Increase limit for junk mail in the Notes client</li>
  321. <li>Archiving with editor access for delegates</li>
  322. <li>Support for folder design upgrades for large number of folders</li>
  323. <li>Forward invitation as an invitation (currently if you forward an invitation it turns into an ordinary message)</li>
  324. </ul>
  325. <h5>Notes template updates</h5>
  326. <p>Template updates will be in separate downloads on IBM Fix Central and aligned with the feature pack releases.  Only updated templates will be released and those updates will primarily consist of minimal changes needed to implement features and fixes that correspond to the Feature Pack.  There will be one zip file for English and one zip file containing all other languages.</p>
  327. <h5>Notes and Domino Platform updates</h5>
  328. <p>Support for Microsoft Windows 2016 will be added in Feature Pack 8.  32 bit support will be dropped for AIX and Linux.   No new features will be added to the Linux client but it will continue to be supported.  The intent is to give Notes on the Mac feature parity with the Windows client.   NotesMail will get more Verse-like in the future.  The embedded Sametime client will also be updated.</p>
  329. <h2>IBM Connections News</h2>
  330. <p>IBM Connections 6 will be out in a quarter (or so) and Pink is the code name for the release of Connections to come after 6.  Connections 6 looks great and dramatically expands the ability to customize the look of a community.   A new innovative feature is called “Orient Me”and is designed to help onboard new users.</p>
  331. <h5>Code-name Pink</h5>
  332. <p>IBM is apparently throwing out the current Connections architecture.  Pink will not rely on WebSphere, DB2, SQL, Oracle, Cognos, or even J2EE anymore.  Although they didn’t exactly say what they were using instead, it seems clear that MongoDB will be part of the mix and that Pink will be deployed inside Docker containers.   There was even an extended hands-on session teaching attendees how to understand what Docker is.</p>
  333. <p>The goal is a single code stream for Connections Cloud and on-premise so that the features will be identical.  They will move to a micro-service architecture so customers can choose where their data is stored by service.  For instance, maybe you store your blog content in the cloud but keep your profile and wiki data stored on premises.</p>
  334. <h6><strong>Livegrid</strong></h6>
  335. <p>A new development option currently in development for Connections Pink will allow you to write some level of applications using a browser.   This effort was presented by Maureen Leland, the same person who brought us the Domino Designer.  This will be in addition to all the extensibility stuff.</p>
  336. <h6><strong>Watson Work Services</strong></h6>
  337. <p>While Watson has a lot of potential to bring cognitive computing to enterprise customers, it didn’t seem very accessible to more ordinary businesses.  After all, it’s not a product you can download, install, and play around with. Watson Work Services brings Watson to the masses as it allows you to write code that calls Watson (which exists only in the cloud) to tap into the insight that only Watson can provide.  It is priced by the number of calls you make to the service, therefore the cost is entirely within your control. IBM confirmed that Verse on premises will have cognitive services and that there will even be a cognitive plugin for the Notes client.</p>
  338. <p>Watson Workspace is something that IBM hopes to grow and expand and they are encouraging Business Partners write applications for it. While the technology seems reasonably mature, the thinking around it is still seems to be in its infancy. Ideas about what to do with it are what IBM really needs right now.</p>
  339. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2017-02-27-at-6.15.16-AM.png"><img class="wp-image-604 size-full" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2017-02-27-at-6.15.16-AM.png" width="638" height="113" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2017-02-27-at-6.15.16-AM.png 638w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2017-02-27-at-6.15.16-AM-300x53.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 638px) 100vw, 638px" /></a></p>
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  342. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/impressions-ibm-connectsan-francisco/">Impressions of IBM Connect/San Francisco</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  346. <title>New Intuitive User Interface With a Focus on In-depth Monitoring of the IBM Collaboration Stack</title>
  347. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-new-release/</link>
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  349. <pubDate>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:58:27 +0000</pubDate>
  350. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
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  362. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VS-square-logo-e1489775009536.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="vitalsigns server monitoring" />Experience the new and improved release of VitalSigns with this quick overview video created by Vitalsigns creator and IBM Champion, Alan Forbes. Featuring a completely rebuilt user interface to allow for quick assessment of the entire environment from a unified, color coded dashboard. As a comprehensive monitoring tool for all enterprise environments, including IBM Connections,..</p>
  363. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-new-release/">New Intuitive User Interface With a Focus on In-depth Monitoring of the IBM Collaboration Stack</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  365. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VS-square-logo-e1489775009536.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="vitalsigns server monitoring" /><p>Experience the new and improved release of VitalSigns with this quick overview video created by Vitalsigns creator and IBM Champion, Alan Forbes. Featuring a completely rebuilt user interface to allow for quick assessment of the entire environment from a unified, color coded dashboard. As a comprehensive monitoring tool for all enterprise environments, including IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, IBM Websphere and IBM Domino/Traveler, VitalSigns is most affordable and efficient monitoring solution available.</p>
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  368. <p>The excitement of this new release continues to build as we approach the IBM Connect 2017 conference, which will be held in San Francisco, for the first time. While VitalSigns has always played extremely well with Notes/Domino environments, this new flavor dives even deeper into IBM Collaboration Solutions with a strong focus on monitoring IBM Connections.</p>
  369. <p>For those of you who are able to make it to the show this year, come visit the <span style="color: #000080;"><strong><a style="color: #000080;" href="http://www.rprwyatt.com">RPR Wyatt</a></strong></span> team and stop by <span style="color: #000000;"><strong>booth #826. </strong>At the booth you will have the opportunity</span> for a personal live demo and to ask any questions to the creators themselves.</p>
  370. <p>If you can’t make it to the show, sign up for our <span style="color: #000080;"><strong><a style="color: #000080;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.leadpages.co/connect17-post-show-report/">free post show report</a></strong></span> so you and your colleagues do not miss a beat.</p>
  371. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/vitalsigns-new-release/">New Intuitive User Interface With a Focus on In-depth Monitoring of the IBM Collaboration Stack</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  377. <title>IBM Executive Reorg: Forges Cognitive Systems, Merges Cloud And Analytics</title>
  378. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/ibm-executive-reorg-forges-cognitive-systems-merges-cloud-and-analytics/</link>
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  380. <pubDate>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:43:16 +0000</pubDate>
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  383.  
  384. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=581</guid>
  385. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IBMCloudplay-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" />After two years of heading the cloud division, and 36 years with IBM, Cloud senior vice president, Robert LeBlanc will be retiring from the company. As anticipated this news had set off a chain-reaction of executive reorganization. The changes transform Cloud as Hybrid Cloud, which now is put under combined Cognitive Solutions and research leadership..</p>
  386. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/ibm-executive-reorg-forges-cognitive-systems-merges-cloud-and-analytics/">IBM Executive Reorg: Forges Cognitive Systems, Merges Cloud And Analytics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  387. ]]></description>
  388. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IBMCloudplay-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" /><p>After two years of heading the cloud division, and 36 years with IBM, Cloud senior vice president, Robert LeBlanc will be retiring from the company. As anticipated this news had set off a chain-reaction of executive reorganization.</p>
  389. <p>The changes transform Cloud as Hybrid Cloud, which now is put under combined Cognitive Solutions and research leadership at IBM.</p>
  390. <p>The IBM Cloud was constructed by merging SoftLayer with Watson and its application hosting business. Over the years LeBlanc climbed the ranks of IBM to eventually take over several senior executive roles. <a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ibm-confirms-departure-softlayer-ceo-lance-crosby"><u>Leblanc even took over SoftLayer</u></a> for IBM when their founder, Lance Crosby, departed in January 2015.</p>
  391. <p>Power Systems, which will be run by Bob Picciano, has also been restructured and given a new name, Cognitive Systems. Picciano has been in charge of analytics software and some Watson services. He will not report to Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president of IBM Systems, who is considered second only to CEO Ginni Rometty and her possible successor, according to <a href="https://www.nextplatform.com/2017/01/24/ibm-reorg-forges-cognitive-systems-merges-cloud-analytics/"><em>The Next Platform</em></a>.</p>
  392. <p>“We are aggressively reinventing our systems portfolio for cloud, data and AI,” Rometty said in a memo to employees obtained by <em>The Next Platform</em>. “The centerpiece of Cognitive Systems is our Power franchise, which is vital to so many clients and ecosystem partners. Having envisioned and transformed our data and analytics portfolio, Bob is ideally suited for this role.”</p>
  393. <p>Arvind Krishna, vice president and director of IBM research, has also been named the new senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud, a merger of the two divisions previously run by Picciano and Leblanc.</p>
  394. <p>IBM recently reported that cloud<a href="https://www.ibm.com/investor/events/earnings/4q16.html"> revenues were up 33 percent to $4.2 billion</a> in the fourth quarter of 2016.</p>
  395. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/ibm-executive-reorg-forges-cognitive-systems-merges-cloud-and-analytics/">IBM Executive Reorg: Forges Cognitive Systems, Merges Cloud And Analytics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  401. <title>Are you going to make it to San Francisco?</title>
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  403. <pubDate>Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:05:56 +0000</pubDate>
  404. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  405. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connect]]></category>
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  413. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="IBM Connect 2017" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Well, even after 17 years, we are still experiencing some firsts with the always exciting IBM Connect Conference. For me personally this will be a very exciting conference, as it will be my first time attending as an IBM Champion, something that I consider as a great honor. The first major change for this year’s..</p>
  414. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/are-you-going-to-make-it-to-san-francisco/">Are you going to make it to San Francisco?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  415. ]]></description>
  416. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="IBM Connect 2017" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/connect17-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Well, even after 17 years, we are still experiencing some firsts with the always exciting IBM Connect Conference. For me personally this will be a very exciting conference, as it will be my first time attending as an IBM Champion, something that I consider as a great honor.</p>
  417. <p>The first major change for this year’s conference has west coasters jumping for joy. That’s right, IBM Connect will be hosted in San Francisco for the first time ever. Usually hosted in Orlando, the new location will give some the chance to attend who haven’t been able to in the past. Unfortunately, the change of location will also cause some previous attendees to miss out on the conference.</p>
  418. <p>Since we know how important this show it to our team we would like to offer something to those who cannot make it this year. After the conference, we will compile a report containing the most critical announcements, updates and insights that were brought up at the show. You can sign up to receive your report any time before the conference by visiting <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.leadpages.co/connect17-post-show-report/"><u>this page.</u></a></span></p>
  419. <p>Another change with the conference this year is the date, usually held during January, this year Connect will take place on the last full week of February. The change revolving around this year’s conference has already created a lot of excitement and we have high expectations for this year!</p>
  420. <p>-Alan Forbes</p>
  421. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/are-you-going-to-make-it-to-san-francisco/">Are you going to make it to San Francisco?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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