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The Future of Domino

IBM Domino has been making headlines recently, and rightfully so. Last month it was announced that IBM had sold the final components of their 1995 acquisition of Lotus to HCL for $1.8 billion. At first many business partners and users were a bit skeptical, but it truly seems that HCL is going to continue to build and enhance the platform. Read More

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Give Us A Verse, Drop Some Knowledge

At CollabSphere 2018 there were presentations on Verse on Premises. I included a mention of Verse on Premises in my presentation that discussed Domino as a Web Server. Verse is just another way of displaying a Domino mail file. Think of this in the same manner as the Notes client and iNotes. You can view your mail file using the Notes Read More

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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership with Domino 10

Last week I attended CollabSphere 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special thanks to Richard Moy for putting together a terrific conference. The technical content was rich and there was lots of energy around Domino 10. As previously announced by IBM and HCL, one of the goals with Domino 10 is to reduce the total cost of ownership. A new tool Read More

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MWLUG/CollabSphere 2018 is Right Around the Corner

I am honored to have been chosen as one of speakers at this years MWLUG/CollabSphere conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference is scheduled for July 23rd – 25th. Sessions cover a large range of interesting topics to include updates on Domino 10. My session is going to cover the Domino HTTP server, where I will be discussing best practices Read More

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Domino V10: The First Major Update in 5 Years!

Domino V10: The First Major Update in 5 Years! In recent news regarding Domino V10, Bob Schultz, General Manager of Collaboration Solutions at IBM, published a letter announcing the launch of DestinationDomino. In Bob’s letter he describes DestinationDomino to be “intended as your go-to place for everything you need to know about what’s happening with Domino V10 and the future Read More

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My Top Ten Favorites from DominoV10

IBM Think turned out to be a great week.  There was lots of information around security, cryptology, blockchain, quantum computing, and most exciting to me Notes DominoV10.  Notes 10 is real – not just a vision, not just marked up Visio documents, not just vapor ware.  It is being developed, compiled and tested. Can I be real a second?  When Read More

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Wrangling Notes Client Security

When I started working with Lotus Notes in 1994, there was only the Lotus Notes client in the client server model. Majority of the workstations were located in the same geographical location on the same LAN as the server and remote users were also Lotus Notes clients that dialed in to the server via a modem. For the most part Read More

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Domino Database Security & Database Design Element Security

Securing Notes Databases Diving through the layers of securing Domino, we are now at database security. For any Notes database be it a mail file or an application the front door for getting in the database is the database’s Access Control List. Hence, it is imperative that you develop ACL standards and enforce them to control not only data access Read More

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Notes IDs – The Backbone of the Domino Security Model

The Domino and Notes security model is rooted in its ID files, formidable keys that are unique to each Domino installation. The loss or compromise of any Notes ID results in a recovery process, especially time consuming if that ID happens to be an Organization or Organizational Unit certificate. Properly storing and maintaining your Notes certifier, user and server IDs Read More

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The Stuff Outside of IBM Domino That Keeps Me Up at Night

The security of the Domino system is influenced by the physical location of the Domino server, Operating System configuration and network access points. It is important to understand how these can impact Domino. Physical Security Common security sense says that the servers of any application should be stored in a data center that has some type of controlled access. While Read More