IBM Connect goes to the pub

IBM Connect is moving home, and for the first time in many moons, the LDC Via team will not be attending. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be paying attention.

We didn’t want to miss the OGS, and thought you might be interested in watching along with us. To that end, like Sham 69, we’re going down the pub and we’d like you to join us, have a beer and maybe some chat about whatever gets announced.

We’ve set up a little registration page, just so that we know who’s going to come along, we’d love to see you there.

White papers: re-homing Domino applications

Some of us know about migration, specifically as it applies to venerable IBM Notes deployments. It’s 2017, and many organisations have moved their email to Microsoft Office365 or Google G Suite. The mechanisms for achieving this are pretty reliable, and certainly well-established.

There’s an elephant in the room though. Notes was never “just” an email client (email was really just a happy “pivot” from the software’s groupware focus anyway), so where does that leave those IBM Notes and Domino applications? Chances are, they’re still out there, and still provide business value to your users. So what to do if the environment is going away?

We explore re-homing IBM Domino data in our white paper, Re-homing Domino applications (202Kb PDF) — do take a look.

Merry Christmas

And so another year draws to a close. We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients, business partners, friends, diligent beta testers and other supporters a very happy holiday season.

The four of us are looking forward to spending some time with loved ones after a year that can only be described as somewhat frantic (in a good way). In addition to a lot of consulting and coding work, commercially, 2016 looked like this (expressed in a smattering of bullet points):

Phew! Thank you for reading, and we hope you have a restful break. We also look forward to working with many of you in 2017.

The LDC Via team

Find your way out of the Domino maze

Last week Julian was pleased to be asked to speak at the autumn ISBG conference in Oslo. The topic was ‘Finding your way out of the Domino maze’, a wide-ranging overview of the challenges that need to be overcome when migrating applications away from Domino, the meanings that ‘Migration’ could have, some of the key technologies to look at including NoSQL, and a brief overview of how LDC Via fits into that picture.

View or download the presentation at these locations:

Swiss LDC Via

In all the general busy-ness (coding, designing and earning a living), we’re conscious that there are lots of things to tell you.

2016 has been an extremely busy year for LDC Via: various technical challenges as one would expect. New products to launch — more on KEEP.WORKS in a separate post — together with meetings to chair, proposals to write, and partnerships to forge!

It is of the latter we wish to speak today. Some months ago, we opened discussions with our good friend Andrew Magerman, and these quickly bore fruit: Swiss LDC Via.

As many cloud aficionados are aware, hosting data outside national borders can be a massive issue for Swiss organisations – especially local and national government – and this is where Via hosted in Switzerland comes in. We invite you to explore the service and read more about it at Andrew’s site: Host your migrated Domino Data in Switzerland at ch.ldcvia.com.