Beyond Bank: Goodbye IBM Notes

March 31, 2015

Another one bites the dust. This time, in Australia.

Customer-owned financial institution, Beyond Bank, is dumping Lotus Notes and an ageing, legacy CRM app as its moves to the cloud.

Beyond Bank will soon start deploying Microsoft Office 365 to around 600 users at its head office in Adelaide and other branches across the ACT, NSW, South Australia, and Western Australia. The cloud solution will be used to access SharePoint Online, Lync Online, and Exchange Online

The reporter did not say whether IBM’s cloud services were ever considered, but they will be running a dual environment, Notes/Domino and Office365, for a while.

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Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about Notes and Domino Install and Upgrade – 07 April 2015

March 31, 2015

Mark your calendars.

Given all the security updates and Interim Fixes within the past year, we’ll present a short demo on the Notes/Domino JVM. Members of the IBM Notes and Domino teams will be on hand to answer questions via the meeting room chat as well as the phone.

  • Topic: Ask us anything about Notes and Domino Install and Upgrade
  • Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
  • Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

Beyond Bank: Goodbye IBM Notes

March 31, 2015

Customer-owned financial institution, Beyond Bank, is dumping Lotus Notes and an ageing, legacy CRM app as its moves to the cloud.

Beyond Bank will soon start deploying Microsoft Office 365 to around 600 users at its head office in Adelaide and other branches across the ACT, NSW, South Australia, and Western Australia. The cloud solution will be used to access SharePoint Online, Lync Online, and Exchange Online

The reporter did not say whether IBM’s cloud services were ever considered, but they will be running a dual environment, Notes/Domino and Office365, for a while.

More >


ZDNet: Programs with the Most Security Vulnerabilities in 2014

March 30, 2015

While I do not keep track of such things, it is interesting that IBM software had quite a few vulnerabilities, probably since there is a lot of shared code between applications.

Only two Microsoft programs made the Top 20 list of core programs, which was dominated by IBM, with eight entries. Tivoli Endpoint Manager was Big Blue’s worst performer, with 258 vulnerabilities earning it 8th place. It was followed by Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (231), IBM Websphere Application Server (210), IBM Domino (177), IBM Lotus Notes (174), IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager For Transactions (136), IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (136), IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (122), and IBM Websphere Portal (107).

The full list, including a table, can be found at the link.

Link: ZDNet: The programs with the most security vulnerabilities in 2014 were not the ones you think


Traveler IF7: Why I Applied the Fix

March 16, 2015

Old news to probably most/all of you, there is a “new to me” Interim Fix for Traveler, IF7.

Client calls to tell me when they click to download an e-mail attachment, it almost always fails with a message on the Android device of “Download of <name of file> was halted by an error.” Not always, though. Some attachments can be downloaded.

Looked at the file extensions, every file type shown is acceptable.

And then I searched for an answer. This popped up. Son of a gun, I was looking at the extension, not the file name. Lo and behold, file names with spaces weren’t downloading, the ones that didn’t have spaces were able to be downloaded.

Cue Angelic Music.

Twenty minutes later, Traveler had been upgraded to IF7 and all files are able to be downloaded.

Kids, keep up with the Traveler updates. That’s my recommendation for today.

IBM Fix Central

IBM index of Recommended Maintenance for IBM Notes Traveler

Lotus Notes Traveler APAR Listing