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1/31/14

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF3 available


IBM released a new Interim Fix for IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 including the following fixes:

APAR #
Component
Abstract
Server
Read mark for Calendar invitation not synced from Mobile device to Notes Client.
Server
Temporary loss of event description on Mobile device when event modified on the device.
Server
Unnecessary error message displayed "Attempt to perform folder operation on non-folder item".
Android
Unable to reply to mail on Android device if recipient has Apostrophe in name.
Server
Renamed user may have device records left under old name in admin app.
Server
User sync gets stuck on mail with large embedded attachment, such as delivery failure or phone message.
Server
Unable to delete contact e-mail address from Notes or iNotes, value repopulated by mobile device.
Server
Timing window where Notes Traveler may not detect primary mail server marked as unavailable.
LO78416external linkServerBB devices may resync all data when not necessary.
LO78465external linkServerUser may get incorrect error message when over quota.
LO78474external linkServerSecurity status update may be lost if the user is in process of being load balanced.
LO78503external linkServerReturn receipt document may appear in the users sent folder.
LO78506external linkAndroidNotes Traveler client fails to upgrade on Android 4.0 and 4.1 devices.
LO78524external linkServerModify repeating To Do on device and it may show as over due on the server.
LO78577external linkServerBB10 removes quotes from display name when replying to e-mail.
LO78628external linkServerEnsure plain text included when sending mail from mobile device.
LO78636external linkServerAttachments may be lost when reply to mail from a Windows device.
LO78667external linkAndroidAndroid vibrates on new mail when set for audio alert.
LO78692external linkServerMaintain time zone name if the offset is the same.
LO78700external linkServerNotes Traveler cleanup tell command may not complete.
LO78728external linkServerUnexpected draft document may appear after processing event on mobile device.
LO78734external linkServerTo Do item may be archived sooner than expected.
LO78787external linkServerSession update or does not exist error in the console when syncing BB or Apple To Dos.

Download is available at IBM Fix Central

1/29/14

IBM acquires Aspera, Inc. / An innovator in moving the world’s data at maximum speed


IBM has acquired Aspera, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA.

Aspera is a leading provider of software solutions for high speed data transfer which removes the barriers of transfer distance, file size or network conditions. Aspera's patented fasp™ technology eliminates the bottlenecks of conventional file transfer technologies and allows secure transfers to take full advantage of whatever network is available.This allows companies to take time out of the process of collecting, moving and distributing large data sets across global digital supply chains to more quickly react to customer changes and exceed their expectations. For example the time to transfer a 2GB video file across country was reduced from 3.5 hours to less than 5 minutes once Aspera was installed.

Aspera’s capabilities will extend IBM’s market leading Managed File Transfer suite by adding;
These capabilities also will enhance our larger initiatives:For Smarter Commerce - Aspera helps organizations align their digital supply chains with changing expectations. It has already transformed the Media and Entertainment space and was awarded an Emmy for it.

For Big Data and Analytics – Aspera helps address the Volume, Variety and Velocity challenges of data movement

For Cloud Computing – Aspera provides companies with the ability to transfer large files and data sets in, out, and across cloud infrastructure so that it can be analyzed, processed, and transformed anywhere around the globe, on premise or in the Cloud.

Together, IBM and Aspera will allow customers to move Big Data, at global distances, with the speed required by today's business to better compete, differentiate and win.

1/28/14

Signing database with Server ID not possible after upgrade to Notes 9.0.1


I had the issue, that I was not able to sign a database on a server with the Server ID after upgrading the client to R9.0.1.

After opening a PMR ( 76570,010,618 ) I received the information from Lotus Support:

On further investigation I found a similar customer report where an admin was having problems signing databases since upgrading the Admin client to 9.0.1.

The issue was found to be caused by the admin having his own name in there personal address book, my contacts and recent contacts. When removed, the issue was addressed.                                  
                                                                       
Please check the following:                                                
- Open your contacts names.nsf and remove your own name from my contacts and from recent contacts and restart the Notes client.                                              
- Afterwards see if can you sign databases successfully.        

1/22/14

VMware buys AirWatch for $1.54 billion, acquires mobility strategy


Source: zdnet.com

VMware will acquire AirWatch, a mobile device management company, in a $1.17 billion cash deal that will give the virtualization software provider a play in mobility. VMware will also pay $365 million in installment payments and unvested stock options.
Mobile device management has been a hot sector desperately in need of consolidation given there are more than 100 vendors. Large enterprises increasingly want mobile device management put together with content management and collaboration.
VMware's spin is that AirWatch will give it a foothold in mobility as well as its end-user computing strategy, which revolves around desktop virtualization and delivering enterprise apps to tablets and smartphones.
According to VMware, AirWatch will continue to be led by CEO John Marshall. AirWatch will be lumped into VMware's end-user computing group, which is led by Sanjay Poonen, general manager. AirWatch's co-founder Alan Dabbiere will be on the unit's operating board and report to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger.
Given those executive moves, VMware seems interested in continuity as well as keeping AirWatch's customers in the fold. On a conference call, Gelsinger said AirWatch will bring talent and mobility knowhow to VMware. Gelsinger added that VMware plans to beef up AirWatch at a global scale. 
AirWatch, based in Atlanta, was one of the more established mobile device management (MDM) companies with more than 10,000 customers and 1,600 employees. MDM has become a key piece of the enterprise given the bring-your-own-device trend and the headaches of managing corporate- and employee-owned smartphones, tablets and ultimately wearables.
The problem for companies like AirWatch is that the big enterprise players such as Citrix, VMware, BlackBerry and IBM were all eyeing the space and surrounding MDM with other tools. AirWatch had one of the broader mobility stacks, but needed more scale to compete with giants. 
airwatch stack

With VMware, AirWatch has distribution and a broader stack to surround its tools. VMware said that the AirWatch deal will close in the first quarter and form an mobile product group. Poonen said AirWatch will enable VMware to grow its share in mobile work and collaboration. "Mobile is the new desktop," said Poonen. "The world needs a robust mobile platform in the post-PC era. AirWatch will become the focal point for VMware's mobile strategy."

Q4 results

Meanwhile, VMware outlined its fourth quarter results and provided its 2014 outlook. The company said it expects fourth quarter to be $1.48 billion, up 15 percent from a year ago. Wall Street was expecting $1.47 billion. License revenue is expected to also be up 15 percent in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago. Those projections exclude revenue attributed to Pivotal Software, another company owned by storage giant EMC.
VMware also said that AirWatch is expected to contribute $75 million in revenue in 2014. 
vmware q4 2014 outlook

The consolidation round

So what's next? VMware has a habit of kicking off consolidation trends. For instance, VMware bought Nicira, a software defined networking company, and other tech players quickly followed. Last year, it was almost as if a software defined networking company was acquired every week.
VMware's purchase of AirWatch is likely to have a similar impact. Why? There are simply too many MDM vendors. At a recent roundtable hosted by ZDNet, CIOs said that they were basically waiting for MDM 2.0 and vendors to mature before jumping on the bandwagon. These tech leaders also wanted more than MDM-only application.
Indeed, Marshall, who spoke to ZDNet at the Gartner Symposium and ITXpo last year, said Airwatch's take on MDM revolves around content and collaboration. Marshall's said MDM is a commodity and content is what matters. In that respect, Airwatch is starting to look more like Box.
Here's Gartner's Magic Quadrant on the sector.
mdm-magic-quadrant-559x593

Poonen said that AirWatch has little overlap with VMware's existing software. He also said VMware thought that AirWatch was well ahead of its competitors. "No other player in this category matches our breadth of solutions," said Poonen. 
Bottom line: VMware bought an MDM leader with AirWatch and acquired a mobile strategy to go along with it. 

1/21/14

IBM Domino 8.5.3 FixPack 6 available


Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Release Notice

Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 is the last scheduled Fix Pack for 8.5.3. Fix Pack development will now shift to the 9.0.1 release. 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 is a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues. IBM strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 8.5.3 upgrade to this latest Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. Fix Packs are released periodically between Maintenance Releases to provide a greater level of stability for customer environments. They go through the same level of fix, regression and interoperability testing that occurs with Maintenance Releases. Fix Packs are always cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous ones.

Platform support added in 8.5.3 FP6:

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 8.1
• Mac 10.9


Known issues - see Supportability Q&A about IBM Notes and OS X 10.9.x

Note: For Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), embedded Sametime 8.5.1 is not supported. Notes 8.5.3 shipped with embedded Sametime 8.5.1, so upgrading the embedded version with a Sametime Add-on will be necessary. Testing is expected to complete late December'13/early January'14 and an IBM Sametime technote will be released. This will be Sametime add-on 8.5.2 Fix Pack 1 plus an interim fix.

As of 8.5.3 FP6, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is supported as the embedded browser in Notes. IE11 is not supported with iNotes and XPages. If you need IE11 support for iNotes and XPages, please look at Domino 9.0.1 which supports IE11 with iNotes as of iNotes 9.0.1 IF1 and planned support for XPages in 9.0.1 Fixpack 1 in Q1 2013.

Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 addresses defects in both the Client and Server. All Fix Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of Notes/Domino 8.5.3.

NOTE: The installer for Domino Interim Fixes (hotfixes) built 9 July 2012 or later requires a Perl 5.6.0 or later distribution on Unix & Linux platforms. For details, see technote 1600910.

Download Options
For download options see technote 4032242 - "Download options for Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Packs". Note: Fix Packs will not be distributed on physical media (DVD/CD).
• If you have Notes 8.5.3 Basic Configuration or Notes/Admin/Designer (Basic edition) 8.5.3 installed, use the Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Basic install.
• If you have Notes 8.5.3 Standard Configuration or Notes/Admin/Designer (Standard edition) 8.5.3 installed, use the Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Standard install.

Decision to upgrade
Customers unable to upgrade to later Releases should install Fix Packs to benefit from later fixes made to the product. By providing a small number of fixes, customers are able to accept fewer code changes with lower risk, allowing them to "patch" an older Maintenance Release until a more extensive upgrade to the current Release is possible. We encourage customers to evaluate Notes / Domino 9.0 Social Edition and the 9.0.1 release.

While Fix Packs provide important fixes and IBM strongly recommends applying the latest Fix Pack available for a Maintenance Release, IBM still recommends that customers upgrade to the latest Release + Fix Pack combination to receive the broadest set of fixes available. You will receive more overall fixes with a later Release + Fix Pack than with a set of Fix Packs on top of an earlier Maintenance Release. For more information, see technote #1368141-"Differences between Notes/Domino Maintenance Releases, Fix Packs and Cumulative Client Hotfixes." 

Fixes contained in this Fix Pack
A plus symbol (+) before the SPR number indicates a fix for a regression bug. A regression bug is an issue that was introduced in a Maintenance Release but did not exist in previous releases of that code stream. For example, a bug that appears in 8.5.3 but did not exist in 8.5.2 is a regression.
If an APAR exists for the corresponding SPR, the APAR number will appear in parentheses next to the SPR number. For example, SPR #ABCDEFGHIJ (LO12345). 


What follows is a subset of the most important issues addressed in this fix pack. For the full list of fixes, please visit the fixes by release view for the description of each fix in this Fix Pack, including platform specific information. 

8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Preliminary Fix List descriptions:

Client

  • SPR# TSHI8SD538(LO68047) - Fixed an intermittent Notes client crash when opening a corrupted Notes document.
  • +SPR# MLAT99RKAG(LO76668) - Improved javascript disablement and disabled for HTML Email messages (body field and memo form) only. This regression was introduced in 8.5.3 FP5.
  • SPR# ACHG8STC6T(LO68380) - Fixes intermittent Notes Client crash when the user hits "send" on a large email (also the email is lost).
  • SPR# MCHZ8R4HPK(LO67040) - "Search Directory For" results in Typeahead are displayed in Alphabetical Order. (technote 1580001)

Server

  • SPR# KBRN8Q6JXC(LO71360) - Performance and reliability fix to network session code. Prior to this fix, many users accessing a Domino server simultaneously could cause a performance bottleneck resulting in slow server response or timeouts attempting to connect to the server. The error 'Unable to redirect failover from <SERVERNAME>' could also appear where SERVERNAME is the same name of the server encountering the issue.
  • SPR# JPAI94HR3N(LO75003) - Fixes potential deadlock on process startup between LkMgr locker and semaphore locker(Directory manager queue semaphore). (technote 1644240)
  • SPR# MYAA8LV385(LO64012) - Fixes an issue where an incorrect warning for a database over quota threshold could be generated.
  • +SPR# RMAA94WKMG(LO73956) - Fixes intermittent Domino Server crash when closing a database. This regression was introduced in 8.5.2. (technote 1644232)
  • SPR# VPRS8YBRZ6(LO71728) - Fixes Domino Server mail relay host crash on router on Jonah::asn_sorted::encode_value
  • +SPR# AJMO8NVM8F(LO66491) - Prevent Directory Assistance on Domino 64-bit servers from doing unnecessary search references and referrals which were leading to "81" LDAP timeout errors. This regression was introduced in 8.5.
  • SPR# JPMS8KZLLC(LO63217) - Fixes Domino Server crash during database cache maintenance with PANIC: ERROR - LockMemHandle() Handle 0xF0259F47 is not allocated
  • SPR# PPET98CPBN(LO7562) - Security enhancement to scrub query strings causing search to fail; work around is to add the following notes.ini: HTTP_QUERY_STRING_SCRUB=0. This fix changes the default to be off instead of being on and adds new code to prevent security X-Site script attacks against search urls.
  • SPR# AJAS8WSB9B(LO70861) - Prior to this fix multiple "Received" headers could be overwritten by one when retrieving e-Mails with IMAP client.
  • SPR# KHAN87ZUTS(LO55991) - Prevents excessive InsertPermutations recursion that can lead to a Domino Server crash. The new notes.ini variable MAX_PERMUTE_RECURSE=<number>, where <number> limits the number of hierarchical responses that can be added to a given collection, is recommended to be set to 200. (technote 1600317)
  • +SPR# PHEY8UDJYW(LO65911) - Fixes ACL corruption with: "ACL Corrupt in database <Database_Name> creating new ACL with default set to no access". Now we block unintended deletion of ACL Note that would leave to a DB set to no access. This was a regression introduced in 8.5.3.

iNotes

  • SPR# WRAY8QKLTQ(LO66604) - Fixed issue where when opening messages in iNotes Ultra Light Mode, that have mixed case mail file names specified in the URL, the mail message fails to open.
  • SPR# KRAU8Y2MX6(LO71593) - Fixes issue where the iNotes UI window shrinks to a small size when the iNotes UI is resized several times.
  • SPR# HKOA7T4DN5(LO49113) - Notes web: Fixed an issue where the web browser could hang if a window is resized to or from a very small size.
  • SPR# PTHN96NRTP(LO45468) - Notes web: Fixed an issue where the unread count on a folder is not updated automatically when new messages were transferred into it via a mail rule. Clicking on the folder or using F5 to refresh would update the count.
  • +SPR# HSKM8TN39T(LO68949) - Fixed problem which caused a custom sized table to be inserted in the wrong place in the Rich Text Editor. This is a regression in 8.5.3.

1/20/14

Domino 9 Language Pack install fails on RedHat 6 64-bit



http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&context=SSKTMJ&q1=language+pack&uid=swg21655030


You are attempting to install an IBM Domino 9.0.x Language Pack in Console mode on Linux 64-bit. Right after the "Preparing Java Virtual Machine..." message displays, the command prompt appears and then the install fails.

Cause


The JVM embedded in the Language Pack install launcher is not compatible with Linux 64-bit platforms.

Resolving the problem


This issue is being tracked as SPR# BBSZ98TGBJ and SPR# IISA9CWHFD, and will be addressed in a future Language Pack release.
 
Workarounds:
Option #1: Install 32-bit glib packages via yum or from RHEL distribution CD
=> yum install -y glibc-*.i686 libgcc-*.i686

- or -
 

Option #2: Try running Domino java <domino jvm bin path>/java -cp setup.jar run
 

For example:
[root@opel bin]# pwd
/opt/lotus_900_64/lotus/notes/latest/linux/jvm/bin
[root@opel bin]# ./java -cp /tmp/CIJA9JA/DomLP90_Suite.jar:/tmp/CIJA9JA/DomLP90_ja.jar run -consoleFor example
[root@opel bin]# pwd
/opt/lotus_900_64/lotus/notes/latest/linux/jvm/bin
[root@opel bin]# ./java -cp /tmp/CIJA9JA/DomLP90_Suite.jar:/tmp/CIJA9JA/DomLP90_ja.jar run -console

IBM Flash (Alert): Download re-signed Java applets for IBM Domino


A new JVM will be pushed out by Oracle on Sunday, 19 January 2014. After this new JVM is pushed out, IBM Domino applets will no longer work in browsers running the latest JVM.

This document provides links to .zip files containing re-signed Java applets for Domino 8.x. and 9.x. Steps to apply the applets:
  • Download and unzip the .zip file
  • Shut down your Domino server (optionally you can quit HTTP task by issuing the following command at the server console: tell HTTP quit)
  • Backup existing files
  • Copy the new files into \Domino\data\domino\java

1/15/14

8 Tips to get Senior Partners to Understand the Value of Enterprise Social Networks


A great article from Guy Alvarez about the value of Enterprise Social Networks. Thanks Guy for posting this !

Source: http://goo.gl/iuHytx

In my last post, Why developing personal brands is crucial for professional services firms, I wrote about a book that I had recently read called The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. In the book, the author writes about the importance of employee collaboration and communication. One of the keys to helping employees become social employees is to help them trust each other and the company they represent. One quote in particular stood out for me. “In order for employees to properly communicate externally, they must first learn to communicate internally.”
 
The problem, however, is that most senior partners don’t have the knowledge to understand the value of social media, yet alone the power of enterprise social networks “ESN’s”. In a previous post, I provided 8 tips get senior partners to understand the value of social media. In this post, I will provide you with tips on how to get senior partners to understand the value of enterprise social networks:

1.- Identify real business goals: If you want a senior partner to pay attention, one needs to be very clear about how an ESN will assist the firm in accomplishing its business goals and objectives. Telling a senior executive that you want to launch an ESN merely to enhance collaboration or communication is not going to cut it. You have to get specific and make the senior partner understand how an ESN will help the firm achieve their business goals. Some things to consider are: increased innovation, cost reductions, employee happiness and engagement, enhanced recruiting, improved client communication, faster expertise location and less redundancies. The more specific you can get, the better of chance you will have at conveying the real business value of an ESN

2.- Develop use cases: This particular tactic proved very effective when I helped Pernod Ricard launch their ESN. Rather than just launch an ESN to the whole company, pick a few key projects to start with and develop use cases around them. The key here is to pick projects that are important to the firm and projects that can truly be enhanced by leveraging the functionality of an ESN. You could focus your uses cases around a particular client or practice group, but they best examples are those that require cross departmental and cross firm collaboration and have a definite beginning and end. This will enable you to demonstrate to your senior partners how the ESN was able to provide real value for a particular project.

3.- Start Small: Trying to convince a senior partner to agree to a firm wide initiative is a daunting task. Odds are that the senior partner will communicate that there is work to be done and it can’t be disrupted by playing around with new “techno tools”.  My suggestion is to start small. Identify one or two projects, as I wrote above that are important and require cross department or cross practice collaboration. Let the senior partner know that you will be using the ESN for these projects and that you will provide feedback when they conclude.


4.- Set up Key Performance Indicators: In order to measure the success of your efforts, you need to first figure out what you are measuring. Work with the senior partner to identify what you will be measuring and to make sure he/she understand what success will look like. Ask the senior partner what would be important for him and develop a measurement and reporting plan together. It’s important to focus on the objective and subjective and to make sure that you tie results into the business. Reporting on adoption numbers and usage is ok, but reporting how the ESN saved you money or provided you with a new client or idea is better.

5.- Share success stories: As mentioned above, not all of your success indicators should be tied to data. It is important to speak with the people who are using the ESN and document their successes or failures in using the system. Develop frequent surveys to ask users what has changed in their work lives as a result of the ESN. Has the ESN enabled them to perform a routine task in half the time or provide a solution to another department? It is important to secure and document success stories at every opportunity.

6.- Leverage mobile devices: Odds are your senior partners have recently started using mobile devices for work. Whether it’s a smart phone or a tablet, doesn’t matter. Senior partners are adopting the use of mobile devices at a rapid pace. Takes this opportunity to explain to them how an ESN will make their use of mobile devices even more effective as business tools. Most major ESN providers have sophisticated mobile apps available to bring them ESN experience to the road. What better way for your senior partners to keep a pulse on work while travelling. A properly deployed ESN will enable any employee or senior partner to work remotely in a seamless fashion.

7.-Education: Another important tactic to communicate the value of an ESN to your senior partners is to educate them on what clients and competitors are doing. It seems that on an everyday basis, there is an article or story about Fortune 2000 companies adopting social technologies and deploying Enterprise Social Networks. You need to educate your senior partners about what corporations are using these tools for and they type of ROI they are receiving from them. It always also helps when you let your senior partners know that some of their competitors are starting to use ESN’s and other collaborative technologies. Law firms, accounting firms and consulting firms are slowly realizing the value of internal collaboration and are deploying these technologies to keep up with their clients and their competitors.

8.- Use for reinforcing vision and recognition: We have all heard the term, “it’s lonely at the top”. In many instances senior partners and their employees feel disconnected and isolated from one another. Enterprise Social Networks provide senior partners with an opportunity to reinforce to everyone in the firm what is important to them and to recognize employees when they do a good job. One of the value propositions of an ESN is that it provides a level of transparency that is second to none. This allows both senior partners and employees to be on the same page and develop a sense of trust and loyalty.

All of these tips will help you in conveying the value of enterprise social networks to senior executives. In addition, some times it help to bring in an outside consultant who has experience in deploying ESN’s to drive the point home. Enterprise social networks play a critical component in developing a social firm or social business. Vala Afshar and Brad Martin, two thought leaders in the social business space and social executives at Enterasys summarized this concept very well:
“A social business operates with the guiding principle that each employee’s responsibility is to serve one another, and that those we serve, even internally, are our customers. To earn internal customer trust and loyalty, each employee must be dependable, available, responsive and committed to the success of the whole.”

1/14/14

IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 availability of group 2a national languages


http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=877&letternum=ENUSZP14-0073

IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 is now available in the following languages:

Top rule
Planned availability date
Bottom rule

January 14, 2014: Electronic availability
February 13, 2014: Media availability
Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.


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Top rule
Availability of national languages
Bottom rule

Product description            Language        GA date
 
Domino Enterprise client acc   English         November 12, 2013
 V9.0.1
Domino Enterprise client acc   Korean,         January 9, 2014
 V9.0.1                         Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Japanese,
                                Multilingual
                                (Catalan,
                                German,
                                Italian),
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Multilingual
                                (French,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian)
Domino Enterprise client acc   Multilingual    February 13, 2014
 V9.0.1                         (Danish,
                                Swedish,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                Dutch,
                                Finnish)
Domino Messaging client acc    Multilingual    February 13, 2014
 V9.0.1                         (Danish,
                                Swedish,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                Dutch,
                                Finnish)
Domino Messaging client acc    English         November 12, 2013
 V9.0.1
Domino Messaging client acc    Chinese -       January 9, 2014
 V9.0.1                         Simplified,
                                Japanese,
                                Korean,
                                Multilingual
                                (Catalan,
                                German,
                                Italian),
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Multilingual
                                (French,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian)
IBM Domino Collabrtn Express®   English         November 12, 2013
 V9.0.1
IBM Domino Collabrtn Express   Multilingual    January 9, 2014
 V9.0.1                         (French,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian),
                                Multilingual
                                (Catalan,
                                German,
                                Italian),
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Japanese,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified
IBM Domino Collabrtn Express   Multilingual    February 13, 2014
 V9.0.1                         (Danish,
                                Swedish,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                Dutch,
                                Finnish)
IBM Domino Server V9.0.1       Multilingual    February 13, 2014
                                (Danish,
                                Swedish,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                Dutch,
                                Finnish)
IBM Domino Server V9.0.1       English         November 12, 2013
IBM Domino Server V9.0.1       Korean,         January 9, 2014
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Japanese,
                                Multilingual
                                (French,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian),
                                Multilingual
                                (Catalan,
                                German,
                                Italian),
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional
IBM XWork Server V9.0.1        English         November 12, 2013
IBM XWork Server V9.0.1        Multilingual    January 9, 2014
                                (French,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Braziilian),
                                Multilingual
                                (Catalan,
                                German,
                                Italian),
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Japanese,
                                Korean
IBM XWork Server V9.0.1        Multilingual    February 13, 2014
                                (Danish,
                                Swedish,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                Dutch,
                                Finnish)



Top rule
Program number
Bottom rule

Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-Z08   9.0.1                        IBM Domino Enterprise
                                         client access
5724-Z09   9.0.1                        IBM Domino Messaging
                                         client access
5724-Z10   9.0.1                        IBM Domino
                                         Messaging/Collaboration
                                         Express
5724-Z14   9.0.1                        IBM Domino Server
5725-E32   9.0.1                        IBM XWork Server

1/13/14

IBM Closes Acquisition of Fiberlink Communications


Source: IBM News Room

With New Cloud-Based Capabilities that Further Expand IBM MobileFirst Solutions, IBM Transforms Mobile Management and Security Market

ARMONK, N.Y. - 18 Dec 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Fiberlink Communications, a privately held mobile management and security company based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fiberlink’s MaaS360 offering expands IBM MobileFirst solutions with new cloud-based capabilities to deliver a comprehensive mobile management and security solution for global organizations of all sizes. This acquisition supports IBM’s expanding vision for enterprise mobility management, which encompasses secure transactions between businesses, partners and customers.

This acquisition builds on the IBM MobileFirst strategy of bringing all mobile resources together to support a full range of capabilities. Those capabilities include managing “bring your own device” (BYOD) initiatives, improving the user experience, and delivering trusted transaction and security intelligence capabilities for mobile apps, users, content and data.

“With the acquisition of Fiberlink, no other company can match the high level of mobile management and security capabilities that IBM MobileFirst provides across a full range of users. Building on Fiberlink’s rapid time to value, clients now gain additional solutions to quickly and confidently embrace mobility,” said Deepak Advani, general manager, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure, IBM. “IBM continues to expand the number of cloud-based services we offer clients to help eliminate barriers to adoption and speed results.”

The MaaS360 offering is now available as part of IBM’s Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio of more than 100 cloud services. IBM plans to offer the MaaS360 product on the IBM SoftLayer cloud infrastructure. The MaaS360 offering has been recognized for its fast time to value and exceptional user experience, including the ability for organizations to set up a comprehensive solution for mobile management and security in just minutes with end-user self-service enrollment.

The MaaS360 product will enable IBM to offer cloud-based or on-premise mobile device management (MDM), mobile content management (MCM), and mobile application management (MAM) including containerization. With MaaS360 and its approach to mobile application containers, organizations will gain the building blocks to separate personal from enterprise data and content on mobile devices. Over time, organizations can benefit from integration with solutions like IBM Worklight and IBM Security QRadar to enable the development of secure apps, which include policies that are implemented and enforced by the MaaS360 offering.

Additionally, the combination of IBM Endpoint Manager and the MaaS360 offering will allow IBM to offer Unified Device Management, supporting either SaaS or on-premise deployments for all of an organization’s endpoints – from laptop, desktop and server to mobile devices.

To learn more about IBM’s acquisition of Fiberlink, please visit http://ibm.co/1eHUds9 and the IBM Security Intelligence blog to view a video. 

About IBM MobileFirst
As the first new technology platform for business to emerge since the World Wide Web, mobile computing represents one of the greatest opportunities for organizations to expand their business. Based on nearly 1,000 customer engagements, more than 10 mobile-related acquisitions in the last four years, a team of thousands of mobile experts and 270 patents in wireless innovations, IBM MobileFirst provides the key elements of an application and data platform with the management, security and analytics capabilities needed for the enterprise. To learn more about IBM MobileFirst solutions visit the press kit or http://www.ibm.com/mobilefirst. Follow @ibmmobile on Twitter, and see IBM MobileFirst on YouTube, Tumblr and Facebook
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IBM to Acquire Aspera to Help Companies Speed Global Movement of Big Data


Source: IBM News Room

New Capabilities Allow Organizations To Reduce Transfer Time For Large Data Files From Hours To As Little As Seconds


ARMONK, N.Y. - 19 Dec 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Emeryville, CA-based Aspera, Inc. Aspera’s technology helps companies securely speed the movement of massive data files around the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Licensed to clients and partners either in the cloud or on premise, Aspera's high-speed transfer technology reduces transmission times for large files or data sets by up to 99.9 percent – potentially cutting a 26 hour transfer of a 24 gigabyte file, sent halfway around the world, down to just 30 seconds.  Aspera’s patented fasp™ technology overcomes inherent bottlenecks in broadband wide area networks that slow the transfer of extremely large files, such as high-definition video or scientific research files, over distance.

Companies today are struggling to manage increasing volumes of structured and unstructured data created by everything from sensors to social media. They must accelerate the velocity of sending and receiving this data to improve competitiveness in a variety of ways – including the ability to more quickly uncover valuable business insights, bring products to market faster and improve employee productivity. This becomes even more critical with the growing adoption of cloud computing, where companies need a more effective way to transport extremely large files to and from cloud platforms. Aspera moves Big Data to, from and within the cloud faster than traditional methods while providing security, bandwidth control and predictability.
Aspera solutions solve data transfer problems across numerous industries and scenarios such as:  
“Our experience working with thousands of clients on Big Data projects tells us that companies can better compete and win when they can quickly extract value from massive volumes of data,” said John Mesberg, Vice President, B2B and Commerce Solutions, IBM. “With this acquisition, IBM addresses a key challenge for globally integrated enterprises by allowing them to move large data files much faster to the individuals who need them, wherever in the world they may be.”   
“Our team has redefined how the world’s biggest data can be moved quickly, securely and reliably around the world,” said Michelle Munson, president and co-founder, Aspera. “By tapping into IBM’s innovative capabilities and global resources, we will solve ever expanding data movement challenges for our customers now and in the future.” 
Aspera advances the transfer of large files where traditional network protocols limit speed and reliability. Typical data transfers over TCP/IP are hampered by network delays or packet loss, even over the fastest broadband networks. Aspera’s fasp protocol delivers the industry’s fastest transmission speeds over any network link regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. Aspera ensures secure encryption of the files in transit or at rest.

By combining Aspera with the power of cloud computing, customers have a practical way to transport big data files to and from the cloud. Aspera makes cloud computing even faster, more predictable and more cost effective for big data transfers such as enterprise storage backup, sharing virtual images or bursting to the cloud for increased computing capacity. Its fasp technology is licensed to many leading cloud computing services and will be integrated with IBM’s recently acquired SoftLayer cloud infrastructure later next year.

This acquisition builds on IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative by allowing businesses to accelerate their digital supply chains between partners and suppliers. This also extends IBM’s market-leading capabilities in Managed File Transfer with a complementary set of capabilities to help enterprises further gain control and oversight of their data transfers. 
Aspera recently received an Emmy® award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development in recognition of its fasp protocol. The academy commented that fasp is an “an industry game changer” used by “virtually all the major broadcast television networks, Hollywood studios and CG/animation houses.” 

The acquisition of Aspera is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter 2014.


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