Technology and the occasional justified rant


Presenting Mr Ed Brill, courtesy of IBM Lotus Activities

Just thought you’d like to see this, some proof that we do use our own technology. Ed Brill is coming over to the UK for the UK Lotus User Group event next week and it only took a few e-mails about potential customers and his schedule before I said “whoa, hang on, let’s use an activity to do this”. So we did.

Okay, I will admit that I’ve Paint Shop Pro-ed this a bit, but only to remove some customer names for the sake of privacy and cut out some boring detail. Basically we have a master document (Ed’s schedule), some to-dos, a comment from Ed, and a few e-mails with some logistical details shared with the team. Everyone who is involved with this schedule (including some Lotus account managers and members of the Technical Sales team) can get instant up-to-date access to all of the info they need for Ed’s visit.

Obviously we do use Lotus Activities for more meaty stuff than this, but this is a good example of how we can quickly and easily pull together a place to manage the information and tasks.

Note: at the bottom of the image you see the word ‘Online’ – this is new functionality with Lotus Notes 8.5 allowing you sync your activities and access them offline.

…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.


Darren Adams • 10 September 2008

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  1. Ted Stanton 10 September 2008 - 5:10 pm Reply

    Offline is key. Now Ed can keep track of his Activities while on the plane over to the UK.

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