For the second year in a row, Group Business Software (GBS) invites college students studying business and computer science to attend Opening Day of Lotusphere to learn how companies are integrating social business processes and technologies to reach out to customers and prospects like never before. Students will also have a chance to network with attendees from organizations who are looking to attract new types of employees that can help them get ahead of the curve and become a more social business — which is where you come in!
It’s here! Your chance to be a part of all that is Lotusphere, with the best seat in the house — the one onstage! Share your experience and join an elite group of professionals.
Last year Lotusphere featured over 350 top-notch speakers —customers, partners and industry experts alike, sharing best practices, solutions, and the expertise needed to help organizations design and deliver services that drive unique client value and competitive advantage. Here’s your opportunity to contribute your company’s story to the body of knowledge shared at Lotusphere 2012!
via Lotusphere 2012.
From September 2011 thru part of November 2011, Notes Code and sponsors will provide opportunities for one lucky person to win a trip to Lotusphere 2012. This package includes a conference badge, air fare and hotel accomodations for the conference. You may enter more than once. No purchase necessary.
Get out your social calendar
It’s time to mark Sunday, January 15, 2012 in your social calendar and save the date for the premier IBM Collaboration community worldwide event — Lotusphere 2012. Call for Abstracts will open soon, check back for updates!
Your social circle is about to get a lot bigger
Whether it’s Social Business strategies or product features and capabilities, Lotusphere will have all that you’ve come to know and love – and expect. Same tracks, similar labs and another “awe-inspiring” Solutions Showcase.
New this year: Stay tuned for information about our new Social Business event covering a wide range of business topics, everything from what it means to be a social business to creating value and better business outcomes, and running in parallel with Lotusphere 2012.
Couldn’t get to Orlando this year? Jonesing for a taste of
Lotusphere? Opening up the conference backpack is one of the “the
conference has started” moments for many. So, here’s a fix to
hold you over. Check out this article (with photos) on what was
in the conference bag this year including some information on new
programs from IBM Lotus (available even if you weren’t here),
offers from vendors, party details and more.
Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/6btlpsg
One of the strongest new themes at Lotusphere was how to make the best use of social media and collaboration tools in business. The focus on social media was hardly surprising given that a recent IBM study predicted that the market for worldwide social platforms will increase by 33 per cent in 2011 and triple in size by 2014.
IBM said it will bring its social software portfolio to the most successful mobile devices on the market, including RIM’s BlackBerry, the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Lotus Traveler and other native apps on mobile devices are a key strategy to drive the adoption of IBM technologies.
There was also considerable talk at Lotusphere about the ‘cloud’. IBM launched a new version of LotusLive Symphony to give companies a social platform to simultaneously collaborate on documents in the cloud. This suite enables access to documents whether you are inside or outside the company’s firewall, and allows authors to either privately work on documents, or co-edit them with other people in real time.
Lotusphere remains a gathering of the Lotus Notes / Domino faithful and the good news is that IBM continues to invest heavily in Notes and Domino. Look for future IBM announcements regarding “Notes Next”, which was previewed in the Opening Session, but without an official launch date.
A common assessment of the technical sessions indicated there was more content and greater interest in the content than in recent years. One session in particular for administrators well received centered on moving from Domino Administration to WebSphere Administration, which was presented in a one hour session from Chris Miller.
IBM continues to push hard on WebSphere, Lotus Connections, cloud (with Lotus Live) and WebSphere Portal technologies. The big difference this year was we also heard that same message from a lot of client organizations. Especially interesting was hearing various organization’s vision to extend collaboration using Connections and Websphere Portal.
Another sure sign of the growth of these emerging technologies were the numerous requests for tools to monitor WebSphere, Lotus Connections, Sametime Meetings and Lotus Traveler usage. (Look for future versions of ! VitalSigns and our other tools to accommodate these administrative / monitoring request.)
All in all, this years Lotusphere was a tick above the shows of recent years with IBM still managing to make Notes Domino a bedrock collaborative technology while providing extensive offerings in both the emerging cloud and Social Business technology waves.
Did you know:
If Facebook were it’s own Country, it would be the 3rd largest country in the world?There are more mobile devices connected to the internet today than computers?
Our customers know these critical facts, and they are in a race to leverage the Social Business space to increase their market share and revenues. They need help! IBM has the answer …. we are the leader in the Social Business market space! Want to find out more? Want to find out how to be a Social Business leader? Send your customers to Lotusphere.
Key Lotusphere Facts:
- There are Industry tracks (sponsored by Wired magazine) not only for business industries such as Banking and Healthcare, but also for job role industries such as Marketing and Product Development.
- There is an exclusive Executive track for C-suite / VP customers. This track is available by nomination only through your Collaboration Solutions sales rep.
- There are free Business Value Assessment clinics. Nominations are being taken now.
To register and find out more information, please visit http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/events/lotusphere2011/
Together, we can work smarterWhat else does Lotus know? You can build stronger relationships, unlock information, foster innovation and learn how to do more with less within and outside of your organization-without boarding a plane. At Lotusphere® Comes to You, you’ll get to know a local community of people like you who know how to achieve better business results with IBM Lotus® and IBM WebSphere® Portal software and services.
What else does Lotus know? You can build stronger relationships, unlock information, foster innovation and learn how to do more with less within and outside of your organization-without boarding a plane. At Lotusphere® Comes to You, you’ll get to know a local community of people like you who know how to achieve better business results with IBM Lotus® and IBM WebSphere® Portal software and services.
Won’t be long now….