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Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 2B - Experimentation

Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 1 - Where Do We Begin? Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 2A - Experimentation This is the second part of our experimentation portion of the series. In Part 2A, I talked about the different experiments that we did for creating web pages for our social collaboration applications and the design of the back-end database.  In part 2B, I will be talking about the application structure and business process and workflow management that you need in order to have a successful social collaboration tool.  As I mentioned before, there were four areas of technical challenges that we had to overcome. Web Interface Generation Database Infrastructure Application Structure Business Process and Workflow Management In this blog we will cover the last two. Application Structure Traditionally with Domino applications, an application consist of one or more Domino databases.  We build the forms, the vie

MWLUG 2014 Abstract Submission Extended until Next Friday, May 23, at 5:00 PM

With the sad news of Tim passing away, many of us have not had the time to absorb what has happened.  Given that, the MWLUG committee has decided to extend the abstract submission period for MWLUG 2014 until the end of next week, May 23.  MWLUG was the first time that I met Tim in person.  He was one of the first to volunteer as a speaker when we first started the MWLUG conferences.  He will be sorely missed. 

Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform Part 2A - Experimentation

http://dominointerface.blogspot.com/2014/05/transforming-domino-into-social.html In my last blog, I described our desire to a create a community-based social collaboration platform designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized organization.  This post is the geeky part of this series. Only being na├»ve would one have taken on this journey. So the great experimentation began. So we wanted to transform Domino into a social collaboration platform.  But what did that mean in the technical sense. Since data is fluid and mostly unstructured, we needed the entire infrastructure to be fluid and that was the challenge.  The challenges create many forks in the road of which many were dead ends. There was four areas of technical challenges that we had to overcome. Web Interface Generation Database Infrastructure Application Structure Business Process and Workflow Management Web Page and Interface Though XPages technically separates the data from the form, it is intimately ti

Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 1 - Where Do We Begin?

It has been almost 20 years, since we have been involved the IBM collaboration space.  We have built everything from training simulators, inventory management system, workflow and business process management tools, web site to CRM systems for customers using a variety of tools.  We even built interactive kiosks for educating kids in a museum. Many years ago when Phora Group was still named Taishan Works, we starting developing an application framework on top of Domino to provide a uniform application environment called Integrated Business Framework. We wanted a framework that our customers could run their business and share information and content with their customers and partners in a team environment like projects and communities. The collaborative environment needed to be an integral part of their business process.  We developed the solution as a Notes client application with a series of plugin modules.  Though it worked, we found the interface hard to develop and maintain. The s

Registration for MWLUG 2014 is Now Open

Registration for MWLUG 2014 is now open.  To register for MWLUG 2014 go to: http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Register.xsp As always almost all the cost is covered by our incredible sponsors. However, the MWLUG donation for MWLUG 2014 is slight higher than in the past due to the increased cost that we have been incurring over the past few years. We did not want to cut back on the MWLUG experience that many have expected. Therefore we have increase the donation from $35 to $50. So for a $50 donation, you be getting: Over 40 technical and business sessions and workshops Breakfast and lunch for Thursday and Friday Wednesday Evening Reception Thursday Evening Social Event Each year MWLUG is made possible by all the volunteers within our ICS community including IBM Customers, IBM Partners, and IBM Staff.  So if you are interested in helping out send an email to info@mwlug.com As a reminder abstract submission for MWLUG 2014 closes on May 16, 2014 so get your abstract in.