Engage Recap  

By Keith Brooks | 5/31/22 12:20 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I can't even begin to tell you all the things we saw and learned, and that was before Engage even started,

Can We Get To Work Now?  

By Keith Brooks | 7/2/19 12:05 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

As you may have heard, the divorce from IBM of the Lotus Portfolio of products has come to a conclusion and HCL has come out the winner. The value of the deal ensures a decent rate of return to HCL within 3 years(maybe earlier) based solely on Support and Services, otherwise known as renewals. The efforts to stop the leaving and increase the renewals only adds gravy to the deal for HCL.

NCUG Session on Admin Hacks for Users and Your Sanity  

By Keith Brooks | 6/12/19 2:31 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Aimed at New and Old admins. Focus on the Rooms and Resources database changes we have made over the years and ideas for the future of the template.

ISBG now NCUG My Session "Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me Notes Could Do That"  

By Keith Brooks | 6/11/19 7:18 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Matteo Bisi

This session was about how to make your case to get changes pushed through to end users. How to talk to management and other teams to give users a better experience and in turn provide happier customers and fewer support tickets.

Engage 2019, We Came, We Saw, We Heard  

By Keith Brooks | 5/20/19 6:02 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

I went to Brussels last week for the excellent conference Engage, run by Theo and Hilde with a supporting cast of dozens. Thank you for an excellent event and Dinners! Not only was I speaking, I was looking forward to the discussions with the HCL team and seeing friends and meeting new ones in person, and learn a few things along the way.

Next Week at Engage, Let's Talk About...  

By Keith Brooks | 5/9/19 5:31 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Engage is back, after last year's excellent event in Rotterdam, at the SS Rotterdam and my personal highlight, The Pinball Museum, Theo brings us to Brussels to AutoWorld. I arrive Sunday and stay until Thursday so I am rested up for the event. I will be looking for the mythical export only Corvette, a few exist, but I digress.

One Firm's Wild Ride to the Cloud  

By Keith Brooks | 2/23/17 4:48 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

My IBM Connect presentation is now posted on Slideshare. Thank you everyone for coming and your questions.

Lotus Evangelist: Welcome to NOT Orlando  

By Keith Brooks | 2/22/17 1:53 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM Connect, or Lotusphere, as us old people call it kicked off last night with the welcome reception and today with the Opening General Session. This year we break from tradition to visit San Francisco instead of Orlando. Many traditions may not return, but thank God for Ephox and Aussie Night, and Mat. Disclaimer, IBM Champions are invited in advance and are loved by Ephox.

Lotus Evangelist: Me? At a Hackathon? Lead a team? What?  

By Keith Brooks | 1/31/17 8:58 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

I submitted a topic for Alan Hamilton's IBM Connect Hackathon which takes place the day before the event. It was accepted, my team "Domino Tweets" is good to go! Our Motto : Stay at the pub longer, we'll tweet you if we need you, love your Domino Server!

Hope She Takes the Bat  

By Keith Brooks | 12/31/15 12:00 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Those in the know, of course, get the title of this post reference, and by now should all know that one of the greatest people from the support side of IBM is shutting down her laptop for the last time with her IBM login. - See more at: http://blog.vanessabrooks.com/2015/12/hope-she-takes-bat.html#sthash.vDadwnV3.dpuf