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IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration

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IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration

Overview of this book

When the IT strategy calls for maximizing the value of social software for building effective teams, neither social networking nor team collaboration is sufficient on its own. Lotus Quickr Team Collaboration software delivers the promise of social software; but ensuring that a business's social networking site is compliant can be daunting. This book will help you ensure effective and efficient team collaboration by building a solid social infrastructure with IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. The book will familiarize system administrators with all the information they need to install, upgrade, and manage IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. You will also learn to leverage social software principles to foster diverse teams in an interconnected world. This book will help you break virtual boundaries and remove the impediments to the development of high-performance teams through the use of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. This practical book starts off by providing you with a clear, detailed walkthrough of key concepts including collaboration beyond document management, and adopting social collaboration in an enterprise. We then examine the product architecture of Lotus Quickr services and provide a walkthrough of deployment aspects of Lotus Quickr to provide a scalable environment through clustering. We cover some of the basic tools used to set up and manage the IBM Lotus Quickr server along with unique methods for upgrading to the latest 8.5 version. We provide you with an in-depth look at the concepts of Lotus Quickr Connectors deployment, management, and a new capability around Windows-based single sign-on to solve a variety of problems. By the end of this book, you will be able to build a well-executed social collaboration platform that delivers the productivity edge needed to succeed in the digitally interconnected business world of today.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration
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IBM Lotus Quickr delivers Enterprise 2.0

In researching the term Enterprise 2.0, you find that the Association for Information and Image Management defines it as:

".. a system of web-based technologies that provide rapid and agile collaboration, information sharing, emergence, and integration capabilities in the extended enterprise."

IBM Lotus' Social Software portfolio delivers this capability to the enterprise.

Its ability to seamlessly integrate social networking tools like blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, talent profiles, and so on, with team collaboration's staple functionality, document management, delivers social collaboration through Lotus Quickr.

Let's take a look at where Lotus Quickr fits in a high performance organization that has embraced the Enterprise 2.0 paradigm. First let's list the components:

  • Lotus Connections Profiles

  • Lotus Sametime people awareness

  • Lotus Quickr Team places

The Wikipedia article on Social Software refers to team collaboration software with a social integrant, as social collaboration software. Lotus Quickr advances the notion of a social element further by leveraging social networks within an organization. Lotus Quickr's integration with Lotus Connections delivers a strong value proposition by melding social networking tools such as Profiles with the Team Collaboration platform, Lotus Quickr Team places.

The flow of a project's execution now becomes one that starts with talent discovery, using the Connections Profiles. The Lotus Connections' Profiles component serves as the talent and skills discovery mechanism when building a team. It is possible to quickly check the individual with identified skills' availability by instantly conversing with them or their management team. This can be achieved using the Lotus Sametime people awareness capabilities from within the Connections Profile application. Once skilled resources are assembled, a place to congregate and share information is then needed. This is where seamless integration with Lotus Quickr delivers the promise of Enterprise 2.0 with Lotus Quickr Team places.

We will take a closer look at the components available to end users in a Lotus Quickr place in subsequent chapters.