Posts Tagged: ‘sametime’

Project Eleven: Get the Most Out of Domino with Easy Direct Upgrades

15. September 2020 Posted by Luis Guirigay

HCL is fully committed to enabling you and your organization to maximize the value you get from the Domino and Sametime platforms today and in the future.  

In the latest release of Domino v11.0.1, we’ve delivered innovative new capabilities such as low-code app dev and integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We’ve also launched a brand new Sametime meetings solution over the last two yearsThe response from customers and business partners has been unanimously positive  

Today, we’re excited to announce, “Project Eleven,” a new program designed to help every Domino and Sametime customer running on releases prior to v11 have a smooth upgrade experience. As part of the HCL Digital Solutions Academy, Project Eleven’s goal is to enable you to 

  • Go straight to Domino v11.0.1HCL now supports direct upgrades from any of Domino version prior to v11. Whether you’re on v8, v9, or older, you can go straight to v11.0.1 with no additional steps necessary.
  • Experience the latest version of Sametime risk-free: Secure meetings and data privacy are the most important features in today’s environment. Sametime meetings runs on Cloud Native technologies allowing you to auto scale as needed. Experience our brand new, highly secure, scalable video meetings and enterprise chat risk-free.
  • Augment your skills todayAttend our online training sessions and get best-in-class support and training from a technical advocate in your local language. We’re rolling out more than 40 webinars and workshops and new articles, cookbooks, and help guides.
  • Speak to a technical expert: Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled technical advisors to understand your options and create an upgrade plan that’s right for you 

 Check out the new Project Eleven webpage to find all the resources you need to make your upgrade worry-free. 

 

                                         

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The 4 Keys to Enterprise Chat Apps. What is secure enterprise chat, and why do I need it?

27. August 2020 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

In today’s work world, chat and video meetings are integral to getting work done.  But organizations need to pick solutions that are safe, cost-effective, and make sense for the business. And, given the global push toward remote work, employee engagement is key. Connecting employees in a meaningful way takes more than just an easy chat feature. It’s also ensuring that the information shared is reaching the intended audience — while meeting the regulatory standards of your industry.

Providing your teams with a secure chat messaging accomplishes both important goals — connection and protection — freeing your enterprise from security and compliance concerns and creating more time to focus on doing great work.

But what, specifically, makes secure chat important, and why should enterprise companies care?

  1. Employees are Already Using Chat Apps, but They Need Secure Messaging

The reality is that most people are using a chat service to connect with colleagues. Knowing that should motivate enterprises to standardize the chat platform it offers its employees.

Not offering a secure chat option won’t deter employees from using a messaging app, it will just result in them using whatever chat service they personally like, secure or not.  This is also known as a shadow IT problem. A universal chat solution can streamline workflow while enhancing the company’s data transparency and keeping things secure.

As mobile messaging platforms continue to grow in popularity and functionality, people accustomed to consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will incorporate those into their work life unless given an alternative.  Those consumer platforms are fine for personal chat, but the end-to-end encryption they include blocks access to communication data that is required in many enterprise verticals.

The solutions your organization provides needs to be easy to use, secure, and modern. Enterprise systems must provide a collaboration tool that can handle a fluid workflow while simultaneously meeting the security protocols of the industry they serve.

2. Enterprise Collaboration Tools Need Enterprise Data Security

Popular free apps are fine for individuals communicating with friends and family, but when that use drifts into the workplace it becomes a reality check for enterprise companies.  The inability of companies to monitor these apps can pose a security risk and create a dilemma if called upon to provide stored employee communications records for auditing purposes.

The staff at a local government agency might find iMessenger perfectly convenient, but when that agency is audited to ensure compliance with federal regulations… it’s not going to end well. Reviewing all the electronic communications involving that partnership is now required but will be nearly impossible since iMessenger communications can’t be viewed due to encryption settings that aren’t enterprise compatible.

The result? The company is vulnerable to legal action or worse.

Encryption software is vital: it maintains the privacy of employees while giving enterprises an archiving and auditing tool that protects them and their clients.

This is critical for enterprise companies working with financial institutions and government entities, industries with strict compliance and regulatory standards.  There are a wide array of tax and accounting obligations, legal requirements, and data protection laws that must be met, and for which transparently archived data is needed.  If there are employee communications that cannot be documented and audited it can be a serious problem.  Lawsuits can result, professional reputations can be tarnished, millions in fines can be spent.

That’s why consumer messaging apps aren’t secure enough for enterprise needs.

3. Enterprise Security + Consumer-Level Ease of Use  

A secure enterprise messaging app must have similar functionality to that of a consumer messaging app, but with the additional capability to ensure secure and auditable communications for employees.

It starts with data safety and compliance. But what if you also had modern, easy and straight-forward usability? A secure enterprise chat platform, such as Sametime from HCL, has encryption software built in to the core that protects all chats, files, and videos from external threats while providing the auditability needed to meet all industry regulations. It also has one-click meetings, no need to download software to start a meeting, persistent chat to preserve all collaboration even after a meeting has ended — plus it works on any device, even while at rest.

4. On-Premise or Cloud Deployment

With secure enterprise chat you get the functionality of a consumer messaging chat service, along with peace of mind knowing your data is protected and your communications are compliance-ready.

And, with both on-premise or private cloud available as deployment options, service is customizable, security is specifically tailored, and adoption is cost-effective.

Secure enterprise chat can be the difference between a company communicating effectively, or sporadically and without cohesion.  Utilizing it can enhance data archiving, boost compatibility with compliance standards, and protect organizations from legal repercussions and regulatory discipline.  Not using it can open a door to all those outcomes, creating untold headaches for companies and clients.

Improve your business outcomes with secure enterprise communication.  Your employees and your clients will thank you for it.

Ready to level up your secure internal communications? Check out Sametime

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Why End-to-End Encryption Isn’t Always What You Want: 4 Important Insights

21. August 2020 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

Enterprise companies choosing a web chat platform value software that will protect vital data.  Ensuring secure messaging and the larger security reputation of the organization is not only a goal but a requirement.  And encryption is a fundamental pillar of that security.    

But not all encryption is the same. And the differences matter.  Let’s cover some of the encryption basics and explain why end-to-end encryption isn’t always the best option for enterprises.   

Here Are Four Insights Worth Knowing When You GShopping for Secure Chat Software 

  1. What is end-to-end encryption?    

End-to-end has expanded in use due to messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage and is lauded for the closed channel it provides users weary of data breaches. End-to-end encryption ensures that only the sender and recipient of a message are able to read it; the message is encrypted on the sender’s end and can only be accessed when unlocked by a private key on the recipient’s end.    

In this way the entire communication is blocked from outside examination, available only to the two parties: the sender and the recipient. 

2. The downside of using encryption that is end-to-end 

The same reason end-to-end is appealing to individuals — the impossibility of accessing data or messages from the outside — makes it less functional for enterprise companies that have regulatory and auditability requirements.  The same factors that protect perfectly legal and safe messages also protect illegal and illicit material, creating a safe space of sorts for malicious parties who can use end-to-end encryption to escape detection and cause harm.  

In effect, the privacy upside of end-to-end benefits everyone, including individuals or groups intent on using that privacy for ill.   

3. There are alternatives  

Despite the growing awareness and popularity of end-to-end, there are alternative encryption methods that are important for enterprise customers to be aware of.  Just because encryption software isn’t end-to-end doesn’t mean it isn’t safe and protected.  In fact, many enterprise companies are in industries which lean on non-end-to-end encryption due to the regulatory and legal requirements of their business.    

Don’t get bogged down in thinking end-to-end is the only encryption method.   

4. When non end-to-end makes sense 

Any communication tool used by enterprise companies will need encryption software that protects all the chats, files, and videos being exchanged daily, with auditability that allows for compliance and regulatory standards to be met.   

End-to-end encryption cannot be audited or easily examined, which can leave companies in the dangerous bind of having some poisonous or questionable exchange inside their network and no good avenue for investigating it.   

Financial and government entities specifically are expected to meet numerous regulatory standards that are enforced via audits and intensive data reviews.  Having encryption software that provides both safe messaging and auditability gives companies the best of both worlds.   

This is why non-end-to-end encryption makes sense for many enterprise companies — and is food for thought when shopping for secure chat software.

Look to HCL Sametime for a chat and meetings platform that is totally safe, but allows for auditability.  

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HCL Sametime Pre-Release v11.5: Try It Out Now!

18. August 2020 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

HCL Software announces the availability of a pre-release of HCL Sametime v11.5, the newest version of the trusted video meetings and persistent chat platformSametime — your meeting, your data, double the value. Sametime is built for how today’s modern organizations need to be workingnimbly, securely and remotely.  

A) Sametime Pre-release v11.5 (Meetings and Chat)  

HCL is offering the exclusive opportunity to try the latest version of Meetings and Chat for free in advance of our general product launch in November 2020.   

HCL Sametime Pre-release v11.5 allows for secure conversations across any device, with the following benefits: 

  • Rocksolid data privacy, encryption and auditability – Your data and conversations protected  in private cloud or onpremises.
  • Instant meetings and chat with one click.  No waiting – You’re only seconds away from secure team chat, video meetings, and file sharing.  No installation required and no need to wait for a SaaS solution.
  • Deploy on a secure private cloud or on-premises – Faster deployment with containers and scale with Kubernetes, simpler installs and fewer servers. 

B) Sametime 11.0 FP2 Chat  

HCL Software also announces HCL Sametime 11.0 FP2, for customers with existing entitlements to Chat only.   

FP2 highlights: 

  1. Improvements to the web chat client UX, performance, chat handling, and contact management. 
  2. Added support for MongoDB 3.6 through 4.2 and password management. 
  3. Added support for JWT-based single sign-on. 
  4. Added support for handling cross-domain SAML login flows. 

C) For more information:  

For additional details on Sametime v11.0 FP2 and Meetings Pre-Release v11.5 

Whether you are an existing HCL Sametime, HCL Domino, or HCL Software customer and would like to learn more about this pre-release opportunity, please contact your HCL sales representative or an HCL Business Partner. 

HCL Sametime Product Team  

Disclaimer – HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multi programming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.

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Is Your Head in the Cloud(s)? Choosing Between Private Cloud or on-Premises for Deploying Enterprise Meetings Solutions

12. August 2020 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

The decision about whether to deploy on a private cloud or on-premise storage is important  choosing the wrong enterprise deployment can have a dramatic impact on your entire business. Getting it right for your company starts with knowing the basic strengths and weaknesses of each option, and how they’d fit or not within the goals of the organization. You need to become familiar with the difference between private cloud and on-premise storage right now.  

 What is private cloud storage? 

Cloud storage relies on external servers to store data, connect employees, and generally keep all manner of business operations flowing smoothly. These servers are managed by a thirdparty company which assumes the responsibility of maintaining service, installing new updates and software, and troubleshooting. The private cloud is popular for several clear reasons. 

 Advantages of a private cloud for enterprise meetings and chat solutions 

  • Reduces IT responsibility. The cloud frees up a company’s IT staff by placing the burden of managing the data storage on the third party hired to do so. This allows employees to prioritize other work and avoid admin headaches entirely. 
  • It’s cost-effective. Companies are able to save money by not having to buy, install and maintain expensive equipment to house all the data. The cloud also gives companies added budget flexibility by offering plan options to fit their storage needs. That way you only pay for what you need and are not locked into a payment system that doesn’t make sense. 
  • It’s scalable. Cloud-based storage is built to scale, meaning companies can easily upgrade how much storage they use based on their needs. This gives fastgrowing businesses the ability to quickly scale up (automatically) to handle increased usage and velocity.
  • Regular data backups. The cloud does data backups quickly, ensuring that any temporary tech issue in the office won’t endanger data that’s kept on the cloud.  

What is on-premise storage? 

On-premise storage boasts its own set of distinct capabilities. On-premise utilizes physical infrastructure that stores and manages data at the company’s physical site, which does require investment in the installation and upkeep of the equipment, but it means that you control, literally, where your data is stored. 

You will need dedicated admin staff to operate the equipment and fix it when something goes wrong, or you could create a future with a dozen employees packed inside the server room tugging randomly on wires and staring hopelessly at a user manual.  

Advantages of on-premise for secure enterprise chat and meetings solutions 

  • You control the uptime or downtime. Having on-site servers gives companies an internal network that guarantees service no matter what else is happening in the area. An interrupted internet connection could slow other companies to a standstill, a problem on-premise storage avoids.  
  • Stronger security. Your data is not sitting in server room with a bunch of other servers in a building nowhere near your organization. Cloud storage can be more vulnerable to data breaches, whereas on-premise data is buttressed by superior security protocols. Having the servers on-site means access to them is more restricted, and if there is sensitive data being stored some companies want to control the securityOrganizations and industries overseen by strict data-privacy laws or require governmental regulation often prefer an on-premises deployment.
  • More control over server hardware. Increased access to the servers means the ability to upgrade and modify the server hardware to better fit the company’s needs. A company with a talented and experienced IT team could use this to their advantage by simply responding themselves to any needs they have, ending any reliance on outside tech support.  

 Sometimes the best kind of choice is not having to choose 

The decision on how to store your chat and meetings data can spark some serious debate about what to prioritize. Data security or scalability? Convenience or guaranteed service? Consistent backup of data or persistent control over the hardware? End-to-end encryption or auditability?  

What if the secure enterprise meetings and persistent chat solution you wanted was available on both? Sametime from HCL can be deployed on a secure private cloud or on-premises — wherever it makes sense for the business. It’s simple to install, with a fast deployment.  

 Learn more about HCL Sametime. 

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Are Work Video and Chat Platforms Safe? How Virtual Meetings Can Become Very Real Headaches.

16. Juli 2020 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

Virtual workspaces are now a common feature in business communication. Having a secure video and chat platform is vital, as it gives teams the power to connect and innovate within a safe digital environment. But how safe are these tools, and how important is that safety to the employees and overall operations of enterprise companies?  

Why the experience platform is necessary 

Having a smart and flexible platform that supports all enterprise communications is absolutely vital — and it needs to be safe from any security risk.  Modern enterprises must offer their teams the tools to communicate anywhere using any device, and if the Coronavirus pandemic has spotlighted one business trend that will certainly continue, it’s the dramatic increase in online meetings and the digital office.   

There’s no going back to a workplace that doesn’t prominently include video conferences, virtual staff meetings, remote check-ins, and web-based chat.  The benefits of modern enterprise software are many and important.  The question, then, isn’t whether video and chat tools should be optimized, it’s how to do it safely and effectively. 

The risks are real if your communication isn’t secure 

The recent security breaches on meetings prove that virtual meetings can go dramatically wrong if not properly protected.  Personal information can be shared, your meetings could be hijacked from outside, sensitive data could be stolen, and time, money, and your organization’s reputation can be squandered. Such disruptions have plagued a spectrum of virtual spaces including online classes, local government meetings, and religious gatherings, garnering an FBI warning and putting the question of security in the spotlight in the process.  
 

In the case of Zoom, numerous cases of “Zoombombing” exposed holes in both the company’s software and their messaging around privacy protection, putting a dent in what has been a narrative of amazing growth for the company.    

For enterprise companies, the scope of risk extends beyond individual privacy and impacts the level of service they can provide to the industries they serve, which demand a premium level of transparency and compliance.  There simply isn’t room for error when it comes to choosing a video and chat platform.  

Data security solutions 

Video and chat capabilities are safe when they are safeguarded properly. It starts with the right encryption for your enterprise needs.  Many chat and communication services use end-to-end encryption, which can only be read by the sender and recipient of a message, making it popular with organizations that don’t need to record, archive, or audit their meetings and chat data.   

For enterprise companies, including those dealing with financial and government clients, there is the additional requirement of maintaining compliance with security standards and regulations.  The ability to archive all electronic communications, including chat apps and video messaging, isn’t some minor security feature. It’s required by law.  Failure to do so can mean hefty fines, legal consequences, and irreparable reputational damage.   

This added layer of responsibility makes the archiving and auditability prowess of any enterprise encryption very important.  You want a secure video and chat platform that comes bundled with the kind of encryption that meets not just your security needs but the regulatory needs of the industries you serve.  

So, are video meetings and chats safe?  Yes, they are, as long as you choose a communication tool that has rock-solid security — and auditability.  Join a secure, industry-compliant meeting today. Join Sametime

 

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HCL Digital Solutions Academy

3. Juni 2020 Posted by Luis Guirigay

We are thrilled to announce an ambitious new program called the HCL Digital Solutions Academy that seeks to empower our community of partners, developers, admins, customers and other key stakeholders to learn and understand everything our products are capable of. How to stay current about each new release, make the most of new capabilities, learn best practices, understand how they can power new opportunities and solve challenges, and, ultimately, transform business.

We will be creating and sharing content in a regular cadence — through webinars, demos, articles, social media, events, and email — under the umbrella of the HCL Digital Solutions Academy. Our software helps people get real work done. We help people solve challenges, fix disparate systems, automate the everyday, and realize the “power of the possible.” At HCL we truly extend our relationship beyond the contract, and help people achieve the business outcomes they are looking to us to help them do.  

We are building out a rich roster of content created and delivered by multiple teams within HCL — development, support, product management, technical advisors, etc. — but we don’t want to stop there. We want to invite you, HCL Masters, Business Partners, and customers to help us develop this program and grow our content catalog. Please send us a note with feedback or ideas for content you would like to see or help deliver as part of the HCL Digital Solutions AcademyThe content we will be sharing with you includes webinars, workshops (hands-on labs), technical videos (10-15 minutes each), podcasts, and learning journeys. 

And before you ask, the answer is yes! We want to bring back technical certification! Certification is very close to my heart, just like it is for many of you. In fact, I strongly believe that being a certified developer and administrator in our HCL Digital Solutions portfolio was key and opened many doors for me, first when I was a customer and then when I became a consultant and Business Partner. Our plan will allow us to eventually bring certification and badges, but we first need to close the gap with content. The more content we produce the easier it will be to create learning journeys and certification roadmaps.  

Digital Solutions Academy is an international, multilingual program and we will be rolling it out across the globe — sessions are in English unless noted otherwise. Here are the first set of upcoming events and experiences — organized by region and date — that you need to sign up for right now. We are excited to have you join us.  

GLOBAL   

  • Sametime 11.0 FP2 and Meetings 11.5 – Features and Deployment. August 26. Register here. 
  • Round Table 3: Domino Volt Deployment Topologies. August 27. Register here. 
  • HCL DXConnect: Getting Started With DX Containers. September 10. Register here.
  • HCL Traveler for MS Outlook – Session 2. September 10. Register here.
  • ElasticSearch Integration with Connections – Session 2. September 24. Register here.
  • HCL Notes Installation and Troubleshooting. October 7. Register here.
  • On-Demand Video and How It Can Be the Key to Improving Digital Experiences. October 13. Register here. 
  • Overview of HCL DX – Script Application – Session 2. October 15Register here. 
  • HCL Sametime: Exclusive Global Launch and Unveiling. November 10. Register here.

 ASIA PACIFIC 

  • HCL Traveler for MS Outlook – Session 1. September 9. Register here.  
  • ElasticSearch Integration with Connections – Session 1. September 23. Register here.
  • HCL Notes Installation and Troubleshooting – Session 1. October 6. Register here.
  • Overview of HCL DX – Script Application – Session 1. October 14. Register here. 
  • Sametime: A Closer Look into Chat and Brand-New v11.5 Meetings. November 17. Register here.
  • HCL Sametime v11.5 Meetings Deployment Workshop. Dec 3. Register here.

EUROPE

  • HCL Digital Experience 9.5 – Jetzt noch Einfacher. Schneller. Cloud-Nativ (German). September 3. Register here 
  • HCL Domino Volt – Hands-on workshop for EMEA Customers. September 24Register here. 

 CHINA
(All of these are in Chinese. Please scan this QR code to register.)

 

  • #Friday Talk: Domino V11 on Docker. August 28.
  • #Friday Talk: Unmissable Domino V11 mail new features 不容错过的Domino V11 邮件新功能. September 4.
  • #Friday Talk: Connections Update. September 11.
  • #Friday Talk: Make Domino administration easier 让Domino管理更轻松. September 18.
  • #Friday Talk: Verse: Features and Customization. September 25.

JAPAN

 LATIN AMERICA

  • User Group for Customers and Partners Using HCL Digital Solutions Products (Portuguese). September 16. Register here.
  • Overview new version of Sametime (Portuguese). November 18. Register here.
  • HCL Sametime v11.5 Meetings Deployment Workshop. December 3. Register here.

 

PAST EVENTS

GLOBAL

  • New Features Not to Be Missed in Domino v10 and v11. June 11. Register here. 
  • Adapting to Disruption and the New Normal through Collaboration Tools. June 17. Register here.
  • Digital Experience Summer Launch Highlights (for sellers and Business Partners). June 23. Email for an invite.
  • Domino on Docker: Installation and Configuration. June 25. Register here.   
  • Digital Experience 9.5. Now Easier. Faster. Cloud Native. June 25. Register here. 
  • Domino Agents and Troubleshooting – Session 2. July 9. Register here.
  • HCL Verse Enablement for Business Partners. July 14. Register here. 
  • Round table 1: The Art of the Possible with HCL Domino Volt. July 16. Register here.
  • HCL Verse 2.0 Launch. July 17. Register here. 
  • What’s new in Connections 6.5 CR1 – Session 2. July 23. Register here.
  • Domino Volt New Release: Training for BPs. July 23Register here. 
  • Domino Volt: The New Release and What It Means for You. July 30. Register here.
  • Domino Directory Sync (DirSync) and Troubleshooting – Session 2. August 6. Register here
  • Best Practices for Upgrading to Domino v11. August 11. Register here.
  • Round table 2: Domino Volt Application Integration Strategies. August 12. Register here.
  • Getting Projects Done on Time with Connections and Kudos Activities Plus. August 18. Register here
  • HCL Sametime Integration with Verse – Session 2. August 20. Register here. 
  • Announcing HCL Sametime Pre-Release 11.5 – Return of Video Meetings. August 21. Register here 

ASIA PACIFIC

  • Domino Volt Event for Business Partners (Korean). June 3. Email for an invite. 
  • New Features Not to Be Missed in Domino v10 and v11. June 10. Register here 
  • Domino v10 and v11: Exciting New Features for Users, Admins, and DevelopersJune 11. Register here. 
  • What is Digital Experience? June 18. Register here.
  • Domino on Docker: Installation and Configuration. June 24. Register here.
  • Introduction to Domino Volt. June 25.  Register here.  
  • Domino Agents and Troubleshooting – Session 1. July 8. Register here.
  • HCL DX. 9.5 APAC Launch –  Now Easier. Faster. Cloud Native. July 9. Register here.
  • Connections: Boost Productivity and Foster Innovation with an Integrated Collaboration Solution. July 16. Register here.
  • What’s new in Connections 6.5 CR1 – Session 1. July 22. Register here.
  • How to Build Domino Volt Apps Lightning Fast. July 23.  Register here. 
  • DX Ops: HCL DX in the Modern Age. July 30. Register here.
  • Domino Directory Sync (DirSync) and Troubleshooting – Session 1. August 5. Register here
  • HCL Domino v11 + Docker = Making Admin Life Easy. August 11. Register here.
  • HCL Verse – Business Email that understands how you work. August 13. Register here.
  • HCL Sametime Integration with Verse – Session 1. August 19. Register here.

EUROPE

  • DX Connect Europe Virtual Conference. June 4Register here. 
  • Sametime: The New Experience (Czech). June 9. Email for an invite
  • Domino Volt: Hands-on Workshop for DNUG (German). June 9. Email for an invite. 
  • HCL Domino Volt in France! La Réponse Digitale Low-Code aux Besoins Métiers de Votre Organisation! (French). June 16. Register here. 
  • Mit Spannung Erwartet: HCL Domino Volt Ist Da (German). June 18. Email for an invite. 
  • Domino Volt: Hands-on Workshop for HANNE (German). June 23. Email for an invite.
  • HCL Digital Experience Next – Plus simple. Plus rapide. Cloud Native. (French). July 3. Register here.
  • Domino Volt Workshop for Business Partners. July 21. Register here.
  • Domino Volt Workshop (Italian).  July 27. Register here.
  • Domino Volt Workshop (French). July 27. Register here.
  • Domino Volt Workshop. July 28. Register here.
  • Domino Volt Workshop (German). July 28. Register here.
  • Domino Volt Workshop (Czech). July 30. Register here.

CHINA
(All of these are in Chinese. Please scan this QR code to register).

  • Domino Volt Development Workshop. June 12. Email for an invite 
  • What’s New in Domino v11. June 19. Email for an invite. Email for an invite
  • Verse: Features and Customization. June 26. Email for an invite 
  • Domino Volt Development Workshop. July 3. Email for an invite.
  • #Friday Talk: Domino Volt Development Workshop HCL Domino Volt技术交流. July 10.
  • DX 9.5 New Features and Demo. July 17. Email for an invite
  • Domino v11 on Docker. July 24. Email for an invite.
  • GCG HCL Domino Volt Launch HCL Domino Volt发布. July 30.
  • #Friday Talk: What’s New in Domino v11 HCL Domino V11新功能推荐. July 31.
  • Domino Volt Development Workshop. July 31. Email for an invite 
  • Connections Update. August 7. Email for an invite.
  • #Friday Talk: Sametime use case workshop Sametime场景研讨会. August 7.
  • #Friday Talk: Traveler 11 New Features Traveler 11的新功能介绍. August 21.

KOREA

  • New messaging features not to be missed in Domino v10 & v11 (Korean). July 29Register here.

JAPAN

  • Domino Volt Overview, Sample Apps and Architecture (Japanese) May 22. Replay.
  • How to use and develop Domino applications with Nomad (Japanese) June 19. Register here.
  • テクてくLotus技術者夜会 – Sametime, Verse, Notes/Domino overview (Japanese). July 17. Register here. 
  • DX 9.5 New Features and Demo. July 28Register here. 

LATIN AMERICA

  • Domino Volt Overview for Customers and Business Partners (Spanish). June 9. Register here. 
  • How to Install, Configure, and Use Verse (Portuguese). June 10. Register here  
  • How to Install, Configure, and Use Verse (Spanish). June 12. Register here 
  • How to use Domino on Docker (Portuguese). June 24. Register here
  • How to use Domino on Docker (Spanish). June 26. Register here 
  • Connections Social Side Bar, Social Mail, and Activities Plus (Portuguese). July 8. Register here. 
  • Domino Agents and Troubleshooting. July 9. Register here.
  • HCL DX 9.5 & the new HCL DAM (Portuguese). July 22. Register here. 
  • HCL Domino Volt – Hands-on Workshop (Spanish). July 23. Register here.
  • How to Use Domino Applications with Nomad (Spanish). July 28. Register here.
  • HCL Domino Volt – Hands-on Workshop (Portuguese). July 29. Register here.
  • How to Use Domino Applications with Nomad (Portuguese). August 4. Register here.     

 

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We Delivered! Domino and Sametime v11 Are Here

20. Dezember 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

At HCL Digital Solutions, we are proud to bring our customers and business partners a significant new version of Domino and Sametime. To learn more, we’ve assembled a compendium of videos and resources for you to explore:

DOWNLOAD NOW
Here is the link to upgrade now.

NEW VIDEOS AND PRODUCT INFORMATION
 
HCL Domino and HCL Sametime v11
Watch the launch video here.
Visit our Domino product page here.
Visit our Sametime product page here.
 
Introducing HCL Domino Volt
Watch the launch video here.

HCL Nomad: Zero-Effort Mobile Apps
Watch the launch video here.

Mail Experiences in v11
Learn about HCL Mail and HCL Verse here.
 
A Closer Look at Sametime v11
Watch the launch video here. See the product page here.

Domino on Docker
Watch our “Boot Camp” video here.

New Partnerships
Find out about OnTime and ApprovedContact: Free Time Busy.
Learn how Panopta Makes Domino Monitoring Radically Easier

MORE RESOURCES
 
Domino V11
https://help.hcltechsw.com/domino/11.0.0/index.html
 
Nomad (iPad, iPhone and Android Tablet)
https://help.hcltechsw.com/nomad/welcome/index.html

Notes V11
https://help.hcltechsw.com/notes/11.0.0/index.html

Designer V11
https://help.hcltechsw.com/dom_designer/11.0.0/index.html

Traveler V11
https://help.hcltechsw.com/traveler/11.0.0/index.html

Sametime V11
https://help.hcltechsw.com/sametime/11.0.0/index.html

HCAA V3.0
https://help.hcltechsw.com/caa/3.0/index.html

iNotes V11
https://help.hcltechsw.com/inotes/11.0.0/index.html

HCL Lifecycle Information
https://hclpnpsupport.hcltech.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0068850
 
HCL Client Advocacy
https://www.cwpcollaboration.com/advocacy.html
 
HCL Support (browse our knowledge articles, interact with us on the forums and open a case)
https://hclpnpsupport.hcltech.com/csm
 
Thank you for your continued support. And, best wishes for a Happy New Year.
 
Domino and Sametime Product Teams

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Recent Launches and a Look to the Future

18. Dezember 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

We in Digital Solutions marketing are new to HCL. And we have a lot to do. The recent logo and branding re-imagining and the launch that we broadcast live from Tokyo is the beginning of a new era.
 
From a marketing perspective, we wanted to signal a change, put a flag in the ground to say, “Forget what you knew about these products; it’s time to look forward.” And after only a few weeks, we delivered an entirely new brand with new logos and creative under HCL Digital Solutions. We leaned heavily into a new color pallet, and completely redesigned all product logos. It was a chance, not one often given to marketers, to remake something that is already well-known and revered.
 
Our lead designer on the project was Liam McCormick, and I think he describes the design system best when he tells us, ”We went in search of something in HCL’s history that we could build upon, and what we found was what we considered the design DNA in the original HCL logo — it is shear angle of 24.24 degrees. We took that angle and built a grid system, and (take or leave a few hundred iterations) the new logo family was born from this original structure which can always be traced back to the mother brand of HCL.” And trust me, we could not have had better talent working on this redesign (Liam also helped design the Cisco WebEx and Vodafone logos).

But that wasn’t all we needed to do. We needed to capitalize on the momentum started with the launch of HCL Domino v10 to the rest of the portfolio. The first out of the gate on October 7, 2019, was HCL Digital Experience 9.5, a proven digital experience management platform and the very first product release for the newly acquired products. The new release provided many significant business and technical benefits, including unsurpassed standardization and flexibility, accelerated time-to-market, liberated experience delivery, and a lower total cost of ownership. And hundreds of clients and valuable business partners joined us in-person in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Milan to celebrate the launch.
 
Then, just a mere five months after the acquisition the major moment had arrived — on December 4th, 2019, HCL announced the general availability (GA) for HCL Domino v11, HCL Sametime v11, and HCL Connections v6.5. It was a milestone moment for the business, and I want to give a round of applause to the development teams that made it happen, many of which didn’t even have access to the code until post-acquisition in July. They worked tirelessly to reinvent the products and deliver on our commitments to our customers and business partners around the world. But it was the excitement that surrounded the launch that made me burst with joy, and our willingness to do something different that led to unforeseen impact.
 
    “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel
 
Too often teams throw around words like “different” or “amazing,” but not acknowledging what we were able to accomplish with this truly “different” type of launch would be a misstep on my part as a leader. We knew we couldn’t go to a market like IBM — we aren’t that type of company, and frankly, it was time for a change. So, I tasked my team with thinking outside of the box for this launch.
 
And think outside of the box they did. They came to me with the idea of running a “Netflix-style” launch in which we broadcast the keynotes “Live from Tokyo” and then deliver 35+ pieces of new content ranging from thought leadership pieces to technical deep dives all at once in a “binge-able” format. I was dubious of course, but if there ever was a time to try it — now was that time.
 
After months of planning, we all got onto planes and flew to Tokyo for our big day. On December 4, 2019, at 9 AM ET (11 PM locally) we went live to the globe for the announcement of HCL Domino v11 and HCL Connections 6.5. And the impact was immediate: Thousands upon thousands of customers and partners tuned in live all over the world, and over 50+ business partners held concurrent viewing parties to celebrate in 20+ countries. The world map looked like a lit-up Christmas tree!

And it wasn’t just the marketing team that delivered impact in such a short timeframe. The product management and development teams made significant technical advancements for these products. We announced:

 


HCL Domino v11 builds on our mission: Apps that run your business.

  • Domino apps go mobile: HCL Nomad makes your existing apps available on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android and Chrome OS tablets with minimal effort
  • Domino apps get low-code development: HCL Domino Volt provides a new low-code development paradigm to build new Domino apps 60-70% faster and makes it easy to develop powerful new secure applications without any specialized skills rapidly
  • Domino apps integrate and synchronize: HCL Domino v11 is the most open version of the platform yet, with active directory synching to simplify integration with Microsoft Office 365 and enable enterprises to more fully leverage Domino with other tools and applications across their business


HCL Connections 6.5 has powerful new features to drive adoption and builds a foundation for future releases:

  • Bring your community with you. Connections Sidebar, an always-on dashboard connects your users to Connections from anywhere in your IT environment
  • Grow your communities faster with Connections Touchpoint, an onboarding wizard that connects new employees to the communities and content they need
  • Do more with Kudos Activities Plus — rapid, agile project management built for every employee


HCL Sametime v11 delivers secure conversations across every device:

  • Sametime has a new, intuitive user experience that works the way your users do
  • Built with the latest tech — now supported on Docker with the Sametime proxy running on Tomcat
  • Lower TCO than ever, with a simplified architecture and easier administration

Suffice it to say, this launch was one for the record books, but it is only the springboard with which we will start a new decade. And if you were to ask me what I felt like this moment meant for us, I’d say it’s providing the foundation for real innovation on the platform. Which brings me to where are we going.
 
Where We’re Going
Our transition to HCL has meant moving not just a suite of products but also people and teams. If there’s one question that the leadership team gets asked the most by our customers and partners, it’s, “Are you going to invest in the products?”
It’s a straightforward question, and there’s a straightforward answer to it: Yes. I, for one, am incredibly excited and humbled by the amount being invested into the teams developing these products, the marketing and sales engine that drive them, and into the teams solely dedicated to pushing the bounds of what’s possible on our platforms. With that, here are a few of the essential ways we are investing — deeply — in our teams and technology:

  • We are hiring hundreds upon hundreds of new developers around the world dedicated to HCL Domino, Sametime, Connections, and Digital Experience
  • We are substantially increasing our global marketing investment for brand building, awareness, and lead generation for our portfolio
  • We are focusing on innovation and the “art of the possible” by naming Jason Gary, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for HCL Digital Solutions, to lead R&D and push the bounds of what these products can do
  • And finally, we are further investing in our people like the Domino & Sametime product management team 

 
At HCL, our motto is “Relationship Beyond the Contract.” And we mean it. My commitment to you is that we will listen to you more and be bolder in our plans. We don’t have the luxury or the crutch of working for a software behemoth anymore, but we also don’t have the red tape to stop us from trying new things. Our marketing will be different — I assure you.
But more than anything, know that this is only the beginning, and I am so excited about where we are headed. It’s time for all of us to usher in a new decade at a new company for these legendary products.
 
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year,

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HCL Domino: Software for the Next Decade and Beyond

18. Dezember 2019 Posted by Andy Bossley

It’s not often in one’s career that you get tapped to take over marketing for a legendary portfolio of products. A portfolio with a history so astounding that even just one of its products, HCL Domino, single-handedly invented some of the essential IT technologies still used today. You see, HCL Domino was a NoSQL database before NoSQL was ubiquitous. It was a Rapid Application Development (RAD) platform before RAD was even a thing, and it was and still is adored and used by millions of people globally.

True to anything built to last, HCL Domino certainly experienced its fair share of ups-and-downs over the years. However, it’s still as essential as ever even after just celebrating its 30th launch anniversary earlier this month.

Domino’s Origin Story

1989 was a great year. It was a time of political upheaval, the Brandenburg Gate finally opened paving the way for German reunification, it was time for the arts, Tim Burton’s Batman premiered, and George Michael’s Faith won Album of the Year at the Grammy’s. It was a time for world-changing technology to take center stage.

Lotus Notes Release 1 Gold Build compiled on November 27, 1989. While the launch itself wasn’t until a few days later December 7, it was the birthday for Domino and Notes. But that was just the beginning.

After 6 short years, and immense success, Lotus Development Corporation, the original development company for Lotus Notes, was acquired by IBM for USD 3.5 billion in what IBM’s largest acquisition in its history would be. And this transformative software would transform the tech giant. With the close of the acquisition in 1995, Lotus Development became a new business unit at IBM. It was the very start of the IBM Software Group. That’s right — the acquisition of Lotus was the spark that made IBM a software-focused business, a precursor to the business unit that would create IBM Watson and IBM Cloud.

But as with most large companies, IBM’s priorities shifted, product updates stalled, and the once vibrant community so aptly called “Team Yellow” left on its own in many ways. It came to a head in October 2017 when HCL Technologies announced an IP partnership with IBM Collaboration Solutions to take on development for Domino to deliver the first product update users would have seen in years. On October 10, 2018 Domino v10 released. To say it reinvigorated the platform would be an understatement. People around the world rolled out the yellow carpets to celebrate this monumental moment. And the success was noticed. On December 7, 2018, 29 years to the day after Lotus Notes Release 1 was compiled, HCL Technologies announced an intent to purchase Domino (and SametimeConnectionsDigital Experience) and several other valuable, yet underserved products. The groundwork and path to a new decade were taking shape.

Where We Are Today

On July 1, 2019, the acquisition closed, and these legendary products found new life at HCL Software. But starting at a new company has its starts and stops. We had to build a new website, set up core systems, look back at our pricing and licensing models, consider technical debt in the products, and take a hard look at where we wanted to take the products in the future. It was a lot — but the HCL teams are ready to tackle every challenge. We are going to reinvigorate the Domino brand yet again. And, as we hope you realize, this is — still — only the beginning. We are happy to be on this journey with you. Read about our recent Live from Tokyo event and see just how we are building momentum.

 To the next decade and beyond,

Andy Bossley
Head of Marketing, HCL Digital Solutions

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Großes Release-Event: HCL veröffentlicht Domino V11, Notes V11, Sametime V11 und Connections V6.5 am 04. Dezember in Tokyo

26. November 2019 Posted by Lela Meiners

Wir fiebern schon alle sehnsüchtig dem 04. Dezember entgegen und bald ist es endlich soweit – Es ist der Tag an dem Domino V11, Notes V11, Sametime V11 und Connections V6.5 released werden. Der für uns sehr wichtige Software Launch wird mit einem großen Event in Tokyo zelebriert werden und wir sind schon sehr gespannt!

Ihr möchtet auch dabei sein? Wenn ihr am Release-Event teilnehmen möchtet, könnt ihr euch für die Live-Vorstellung registrieren oder ihr schaut einfach auf einer der vielen Release Partys auf der ganzen Welt vorbei :)

- Release Party in der Nähe finden

- Live from Tokyo digital ‚stage’

- Für den Live-Webcast anmelden

- Teaser Video zum einstimmen ;)

Habt ihr Fragen oder Anregungen? Ruft uns an unter 05251-288160 oder schreibt uns eine Mail an info@itwu.de.

HCL Sametime Limited Use 10 verfügbar

7. Oktober 2019 Posted by Lela Meiners

Seit Juni 2019 ist Sametime Limited Use in der Version 10.0 verfügbar. Dabei handelt es sich um die Basisversion von Sametime mit reiner Chat-Funktionalität (Also keine Datenübertragung, etc.).

 

Features der neuen Version:

- Synchronisation der Chats zwischen Desktop-, Web- und Mobilclients

- Serverseitige Chathistorie (Die Chat-Historie kann jetzt auch auf jedem der unterstützten Endgeräte verfügbar gemacht werden)

- Wenn man Nutzern, die offline sind, Nachrichten über den Chat schickt, können diese ihre Nachrichten ab jetzt sofort sehen, wenn sie sich wieder einloggen

- Neuer Webclient mit modernem UI

 

Für Administratoren ist vielleicht interessant zu wissen, dass um die Installation und den Einsatz an sich zu vereinfachen, die Sametime System Console nicht länger genutzt wird. Desweiteren ist eine policy verfügbar um die neuen Chat-Features zu aktivieren.

 

Systemvoraussetzungen:

Unter den folgenden Links, findet ihr die Systemanforderungen der bestimmten Komponenten

- Sametime 10 Community

- Sametime 10 Proxy

- Sametime 10 Connect

 

Infos zu Download, Installation und Konfiguration findet ihr auf der folgenden IBM Supportseite ganz unten.

Habt ihr Fragen oder Anregungen? Ruft uns einfach an unter 05251-288160 oder schreibt uns eine Mail an info@itwu.de.

 

Quelle: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10887399

Update on HCL Acquisition of IBM Collaboration Portfolio

16. Juli 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

HCL is pleased to have completed the acquisition of IBM’s Collaboration offerings, fulfilling a key step in building a robust Digital Solutions portfolio.  We are excited about the future. Our goal is to provide our customers with a better-connected business by providing integration, personalization, and openness. By doing so, we will better connect the elements of your business, and help you harness the power of your business outcomes, data and people for a richer Digital Enterprise. You can read the press release here.

In the weeks ahead, HCL will share our vision for the Digital Solutions portfolio, and the four product pillars – Domino, Connections, Digital Experience and Sametime. Achieving that vision requires continued technology decisions and adjustments to align the portfolio strategy. 
 
At HCL, we know cloud, and on-premises, are both important delivery options for our customers today, and they each remain pillars of our foundation for the future.   While the IBM approach to delivering the Collaboration portfolio via IBM SoftLayer has many great elements, the HCL vision calls for a roadmap that delivers increased flexibility, ability to integrate across multiple cloud services, and an ongoing product velocity and innovation.  
 
By taking a modern approach, HCL can deliver results and business outcomes that are critical to your organization – that can scale to meet our customers’ demands as your businesses evolve. Consequently, we’d like to expand upon the way our customers can enjoy our Digital Solutions by providing our customers with your choice of the cloud:

  • HCL Cloud – An agnostic SaaS platform that can leverage best in class Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings while creating an open, flexible service that integrates with industry-leading technologies. 
  • Private Cloud – Continuing with our commitment to on-premises, HCL will optimize its deployment strategy to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership and better enable adoption of our latest and greatest software releases via continuous delivery. Specifically, for Connections, Sametime, and Domino deployed for both mail and applications.  
  • Partner-led Cloud – Our business partners are masters of deployment, support, and enablement of the Connections Collaboration portfolio.  By enabling them to deploy, provision, and support their own cloud local to you, our customers will have new opportunities to leverage a cloud deployment while keeping their data close and seeking geo and industry-specific certifications that matter to their businesses, specifically, for Connections, Sametime and Domino.  

This has implications for our existing cloud customers. As is documented at the End of Marketing/End of Service announcement on HCL.comeffective immediately, HCL will no longer sell new subscriptions to Connections Cloud and Domino Apps on Cloud (DAC) services. Accordingly, the services will end on July 16, 2020.  
 
Naturally, existing customers may purchase additional seats as needed to remain compliant with their license agreements for the remainder of the period of service.

  • The Connections Cloud offerings include SmartCloud Notes & Verse, Connections, Engagement Center, Docs, and Sametime.
  • HCL will continue to maintain the current Connections Cloud environment to the standards to which you have contracted until that end of service date.  There will be no further enhancements made during this period, with the exception of critical fixes and security updates.

 For the Domino portfolio, specifically:
 
Based on our analysis of the market, mail will continue to be a core capability of the Domino platform for the foreseeable future. However, to drive greater innovation and velocity across all deployment options, HCL has no plans to provide a like for like replacement for Smart Cloud Notes or Verse on Cloud. Instead, clients will be invited to transition to their own private cloud, or partner-led cloud solution using the latest release of Domino and Verse on-premises. 
 
In summary:
HCL is excited about the future of the Digital Solutions portfolio for both on-premises and cloud. In the coming weeks and months, you will learn more about our vision and strategy, which will position us to greater product velocity and innovation.
 
We are bringing you this message today because we want to be transparent and open with our customers, HCL Masters and business partners.  We plan to provide you with advice on appropriate migration strategies to the new HCLapproach we’ve just discussed or back to an on-premises deployment.
 
HCL has a wealth of experience in outsourcing, partnering and services led solutions where we work with our clients to ensure least disruptive outcomes as they wish to transition from their use of an IBM Cloud offering to our modern HCL stack.  We are confident that this investment in our future will magnify the success of our customers.
 
At HCL, we value your business, and we know you will have questions. We want to hear from you, so please reach out to us or contact your HCL sales representative with your questions. 

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#domino forever – Domino gehört jetzt HCL

2. Juli 2019 Posted by Gerda Marx

Anfang Dezember 2018 wurde von IBM mitgeteilt, dass HCL ausgewählte Softwareprodukte für 1,8 Mrd. USD kaufen möchte. Es mussten aber noch viele vertragliche Details sowohl zwischen den Partnern als auch mit den Aufsichtsbehörden geklärt werden. Eine Einigung wurde für Mitte 2019 erwartet. Jetzt ist es amtlich! HCL übernimmt am 01.07.2019 die ICS Sparte von IBM und [...]

Der Beitrag #domino forever – Domino gehört jetzt HCL erschien zuerst auf hedersoft Blog.

THINK 2019 ICS Update Veranstaltungen überall vor Ort

21. Februar 2019 Posted by Peter Schütt, IBM

THINK 2019 ICS Update Veranstaltungen überall vor Ort Wie in jedem Jahr gibt es nach der IBM THINK eine ganze Reihe von Update/Nachlese-Veranstaltungen vor Ort über ganz D-A-CH verteilt, überwiegend von Partnern, aber teilweise auch von der IBM organisiert. Hier die uns bekannte Liste, die wahrscheinlich nicht ganz vollständig ist und ergänzt wird, wenn weitere […]

Der Beitrag THINK 2019 ICS Update Veranstaltungen überall vor Ort erschien zuerst auf DNUG.