Engage is coming

In just four weeks LDC Via will be heading to this year’s Engage event. Over the years, Theo and his team have set themselves a high bar in terms of the quality of sessions and the amazing venues he finds. 2017 promises to be just as good as we have come to expect.

From an LDC Via point of view, we’re very happy to be sponsoring the event for the third year. We’d love for you to come and visit our stand to talk all things app dev, including application migration and modernisation. You’ll also have the chance to win one of our giveaways; we’re doing something a little different this year.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a User Group event without one of us speaking. This year, the honours fall to our resident Champion Mark Myers. He’ll be presenting a new session: “Choose your own adventure: Update/Convert/Replace” at 13:30 on Tuesday in Room C (Gorilla 3).

IBM Connect goes to the pub: a wee summary

Many thanks to everyone who turned up to our wee soirée on Tuesday night, IBM Connect goes to the pub.

We all had a jolly time in The Castle, Farringdon watching the IBM Connect OGS whilst drinking beer and munching on chips and the like. We even had pretzel cookies courtesy of our very own Matt!

o2 wifi was not the best, but three and Vodafone tethering did the trick, and we were able to stream pretty much all of both sessions from San Francisco. Good fun!

A reminder: IBM Connect goes to the pub

Just a reminder that we are hosting a wee IBM Connect goes to the pub event next week, and would love to see you in London for free beer, chat, and the IBM Connect OGS.

We’ve set up a registration page here, just so that we know who’s going to come along. See you next week!

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.