Lotus Notes isn’t as hot a product as it used to be

David Weinberger

Dylan Tweney notes that Lotus Notes , which invented a bunch of the enterprise collaboration stuff we now take for granted, has become a drag on IBM’s revenues. Like most end-users of Lotus Notes, I used it primarily as an email program. But there was another dimension to Notes, a powerful, programmable backend that let you create databases and workspaces for collaborative work, contact management, information sharing, and communication.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below. I would expect the document to continue to grow and change, but thought it would be worth having it available in a text format as well (so I can find it when I need it).


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Blog Post: E2.0 folks learning what KM folks learnt long ago

David Gurteen

The article makes the point that "Fostering collaboration in the workplace involves more than just building platforms". I learnt this myself with Lotus Notes 1989 - 1999 (in fact it was one of the prime motivators for my moving away from technology and starting to focus more on the people side of things); KM folks then learnt it 1999 -2009 and now the E2.0 By David Gurteen Here is an interesting post from Gautam Ghosh entitled Driving Enterprise 2.0

Workplace learning in ten years

Harold Jarche

To set up a collaborative work space for our clients, Lotus Notes was one of the few options. Most of our clients balked at the idea of online collaborative work and preferred e-mail or the telephone (some things don’t change). The LCB Big Question for March is, What will workplace learning look like in 10 years?

Context, is well contextual

Dave Snowden

The popularising distilled an academic research paper into a series of simplistic recipes that combined with Lotus Notes to create a whole movement which is still around to this day albeit in a much diminished form. Note: Painting Salome by Pierre Bonnaud and that look so reminds me of John). I argued, as I have argued for years, that people will also collaborate to survive, the issue is how to get them to work together and share knowledge before the crisis hits.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « A Kind of Cambrian Explosion | Main | IT-based Collaboration and the Evolution of Work » August 27, 2007 Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab Last month, my colleague Paul Horn announced his retirement from IBM. In a recent interview he said that " his proudest accomplishment has been opening the doors of IBM Research to customers for the first time and encouraging its scientists to collaborate with clients to solve real-world problems.”

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The number of people writing tools to support or enhance group collaboration or communication is astonishing.” It’s different from: Let’s take the Lotus juggernaut and add a web front-end. Lotus Notes) was stifling as much sociality and creativity as it was enabling. The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social.

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