Friday, August 24, 2012

My thoughts on the event formally known as Lotusphere

Wow, it's been a long time since I blogged.  Lots of changes going on and not enough time.  I need to make some time, I have a lot storage (Compellent / Dell) and XenServer issues to discuss.

Anyways, Ed Brill recently posted on Facebook and Twitter this "Lotusphere is back as part of IBM Connect 2013, registration open now!"

This is an obvious evolution of what has been happening at IBM with Lotus products, I am not shocked to see this.  In fact after attending Lotusphere last year, I said to myself "I bet Lotusphere comes back as part of another conference."

I'm partially sad to see this happen, Lotusphere had always been this mega awesome "You have to go to this" event that I was never allowed to attend until recently. I've been the last two years and the first year I attended I drank all the kool-aid and loved it. Last year I took it all with a grain of salt and realized IBM products might not be the right fit for our organization. Too costly and too complicated for a tiny operation of 200 users.  Sure you can have connections profiles and files for free, just setup and maintain 4 more servers for it.  Oh and you can't access any of those features over mobile, the most important platform for users.

Will I attend Connect 2013?  At this point probably not, I guess I can say I went to the last Lotusphere. Now I just wish I had a T-Shirt to remember it by.

It's late, i'm not sure any of this makes any sense.  But hey, I blogged again!

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