02/14/2011

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Category xpages ls11 lotusphere video training
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We have extended the special Lotusphere 33% discount for our popular XPages101 video training series for two more weeks. Get the video training you need to become a rock star with XPages. And if you are already a rock star with XPages you can brush up on your rhythms and licks by learning from the John Petrucci of XPages - Matt White.

Use the coupon code "ls11" at checkout to get the 33% discount.

It's coming up to a year since we first launched the site and in that time we have uploaded 41 lessons which run to more than 7 hours of content and well over 2gb of movies. There are many more lessons planned over the coming weeks and months. Subscribe now.

So if you feel like it's time to get into XPages, or you're just looking for a bit of a helping hand with some of the more complex tasks in Domino Designer then hopefully the XPages101 videos will be able to help you. Check them out and get your XPages Dream Theater on.

02/06/2011

IBM TV Interview at Lotusphere 2011 with Bruce Elgort

Category lotusphere ls11 interview ideajam tsazr tsa
Last week at IBM's Lotusphere 2011 conference Bruce Elgort was interviewed on the Product Showcase floor by IBM's Scott Laningham and "Turbo" Todd Watson. The interview was live-streamed on IBM TV during the show. Bruce talked about IdeaJam, IQJam, LinkJam, TSAzr for iPhone and much more.

Watch live streaming video from ibmsoftware at livestream.com

02/10/2010

Lotusphere Comes to You Portland, Oregon - Elguji and Pavone

Category lotusphere lcty pavone elguji
For all those unable to attend IBM Lotusphere 2010 in Orlando, PAVONE AG and Elguji Software offer the possibility to learn about IBM's news and trends in Portland, Oregon. We are inviting you to our Lotusphere Comes to You event on March 16, 2010.

A few hours of your time will allow you to catch up with the most important news from Lotusphere® 2010. Will also give you a summary of current IBM trends for 2010.

We will start at 8:30 AM and end at 1 PM, allowing you to return to work in the afternoon. The event will take place in downtown Portland. Additional information about the location and our agenda will be announced in February 2010. Please use our online LCTY Portland form to register for our Lotusphere Comes To You event. We are looking forward to seeing you at our event.

Make sure to register early, as the number of participants is limited to 25 people.

If you have any additional questions, please contact: Gayle Elgort.

01/17/2010

Elguji Announces IQJam - Industry’s First Question and Answer Community Software for XPages

Category iqjam lotusphere
Media Contact
Bruce Elgort
+1 (360) 771.8819
bruce.elgort@elguji.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Elguji Announces IQJam
Industry’s First Question and Answer Community Software for XPages

Lotusphere Orlando, FL January 17, 2010 – Today Elguji Software, LLC announced the availability of their IQJam, question and answer community software for IBM’s Lotus Domino software powered by IBM’s XPages tool. IQJam is a solution for organizations looking to capitalize on the knowledge of their employees. The concept is amazingly simple - people ask questions and other people answer them. IQJam allows people to identify who the subject-matter experts are within an organization. It accomplishes this by keeping track of answered questions and associating them with categories or “IQSpaces” and Tags.

“IQJam is the most innovative Domino-based program we have ever implemented,” said Jeremy Petersen, IT Manager at Epic Aviation, LLC. “IQJam lets us harness the collective knowledge of our employees and quickly get answers to questions. We have implemented several successful projects and initiatives that without IQJam never would have happened.”

With support for XPages, IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.1 software customers can quickly and easily install and configure IQJam. Installation typically takes less than fifteen minutes. Customers are using IQJam to:

- Help departments develop and manage communities of practice.
- Improve help and support/service desk operations.
- Allow customers and/or partners to ask questions and receive answers about products and/or services.
- Eliminate the need for discussion databases.
- Develop self sustaining FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
- Build knowledge bases.

“IQJam is the result of the ideas our customers posted on our IdeaJam site to have Elguji develop an enterprise question and answer knowledge system for the enterprise that was as feature rich and easy to use as our flagship IdeaJam idea management and innovation software”, said Matthew White, Chief Software Architect, Elguji Software. Elguji is demonstrating IQJam and its Lotus Award and IBM Beacon Award winning IdeaJam software at the Lotusphere 2010 Product Showcase Pedestal 622. Matthew White and Bruce Elgort, members of the IQJam development team will be presenting sessions at Lotusphere 2010 entitled “How to Build an XPages Application From Start to Finish” and “I’m a Programmer Not a Fire Fighter!”.

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About Elguji

Elguji software is a member of IBM PartnerWorld, an IBM Advanced Business Partner, an IBM Design Partner and a member of the OpenNTF.org Alliance. Located in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Elguji specializes in social networking software development. Visit www.elguji.com for more information.

IBM, Lotus, Notes, Dominos, Lotusphere, are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. IQJam and IdeaJam are trademarks of Elguji Software, LLC.

12/08/2009

Elguji Speaks

Category lotusphere xpages notes domino best practices
Elguji's Matt White and Bruce Elgort will be speaking at the upcoming IBM Lotusphere 2010 event being held in Orlando, Florida January 17-21, 2010. Here is what they will be speaking about:

SHOW112 (Show and Tell) - How to Build an XPages Application From Start to Finish

Join IBM's Tim Clark and Elguji Software's Matt White as they take you step by step and click by click through building an XPages application. Learn the basics and then grow the complexity as you expand the application, including XPages, Custom Controls, server-side Javascript, single UI methodology, using existing Lotus Notes data and adding unlisted DOJO objects. Watch the application being built live on stage, with everything you need to know condensed into two hours.

BP205 (Best Practices) - "I'm a Programmer Not a Firefighter!": The Low Maintenance "Notes Shop"

Imagine having nearly 200 applications that you must keep afloat, yet spending less than 10% of your time on maintenance? Without these best practices, every application you build will steal away little bits of your time, until you reach the point that you are doing nothing more than maintenance. Epic Aviatons Tim Paque and Elguji Software's Bruce Elgort have learned many tricks over the years that will show you how to let your applications "leave the nest" and live without you, and help you turn off your pager and get your life back!

We hope to see you at our sessions.

11/26/2009

Elguji at Lotusphere 2010

Category lotusphere 2010
Elguji Software will be exhibiting their social networking software at IBM's annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando, Florida January 17th-21st, 2009. Elguji will be located at booth 622 in the product showcase and both Matt White and Bruce Elgort from Elguji will also be presenting conference sessions on XPages and other Lotus technologies. Last year at Lotusphere Elguji's IdeaJam idea and innovation management software won the Breakout Technology and CTO Innovation awards and also was a finalist in the Best of Lotusphere Product Showcase. Elguji also won an IBM Beacon Award in May 2009.

This year at Lotusphere we will be demonstrating our latest product IQJam. If you plan on attending Lotusphere 2010 we would appreciate meeting you. More on elguji and Lotusphere to come over the next few weeks.

01/20/2009

Winner: CTO Innovation Award

Category lotusphere award ideajam
Yesterday during the Lotusphere 2009 Opening General Session Lotus General Manager announced that Elguji was awarded the "2009 CTO Innovation Award" for IdeaJam. Bob also announced that IdeaJam was also a finalist for the "2009 Best in Showcase".

"The CTO Award recognizes those visionary IBM Business Partners who are leading the technology charge by exploiting Lotus' and WebSphere Portals latest capabilities in innovative, leading-edge, and exciting new ways. These ground-breaking solutions are positioned to be drivers in tomorrow's new markets, fostering innovation and at an ingenuity level that stands out above their peers. Special consideration will be given to first-time nominees."

Congratulations to Gayle Elgort and Matt White for working so hard to make IdeaJam what it is.

01/19/2009

Winner: Breakout Technology Award

Category ideajam elguji lotusphere award
At Business Development Day Elguji was awarded the "Breakout Technology Award" for IdeaJam:

"This Award will be presented to an IBM Business Partner who offers a solution that extends the software user experience by leveraging new technology innovations introduced into the IBM Lotus® and IBM WebSphere® Portal portfolio. These technologies must be new since Lotusphere® 2008, such as XPages, Live Text, Composite Application integration with the Sidebar, and the Portal Web 2.0 client. They provide IBM Business Partners and customers with the capability to integrate and blend heterogeneous applications and data in the context of the end user's role, transforming solutions into a single seamless work environment that boosts end user and organizational effectiveness.

Submissions for this Award should be solutions that leverage these new technologies to extend business application functionality based on contexts defined by end consumer requirements. Entries will be judged based on the overall business value they demonstrate, the extent to which these solutions leverage the technologies, and the ability to demonstrate how these enhancements boost end user and organizational effectiveness.

01/19/2009

Press Release - Elguji Brings IdeaJam to XPages

Category press release xpages lotusphere elguji

Media Contact
Gayle Elgort
+1 (360) 606.1532
gayle.elgort@elguji.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Elguji Brings IdeaJam to XPages


Industry’s First Lotus Domino XPages Application Now Available


Lotusphere Orlando, FL January 21, 2009 – Today Elguji Software, LLC announced the availability of their new release of IdeaJam, idea management software for IBM’s Lotus Notes and Domino powered by XPages.


IdeaJam provides companies with a place where people can post and share their ideas, and gauge the marketability, popularity and viability with voting and input from others. The latest version is the industry’s first application to offer full support for IBM Lotus Domino XPages, enabling businesses to use the most recent Web 2.0 technologies which scale better to support very large implementations of IdeaJam.

“IdeaJam is the most innovative Domino-based program we have ever implemented,” said Eric Lohry, president of Nutra-Flo Protein and Biotech Product, Inc. “IdeaJam lets us harness the creativity of our employees and quickly turn ideas into reality. We have implemented several successful projects that without IdeaJam never would have happened.”


With support for XPages, IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 customers can choose to run IdeaJam using XPages or classic Domino HTTP. Both ship in the same single template for backwards compatibility, which allows customers to run IdeaJam on whichever version of Lotus Domino they have installed. This support will allow Elguji customers to choose how they want to run their idea management process. All of the new features are part of the continuing, regular commitment of Elguji to provide the features and tools which its customers need to make the most of IdeaJam.


“The latest version of IdeaJam is the result of the ideas our customers posted on our own IdeaJam, said Matthew White, Chief Software Architect, Elguji Software.
Additional features in the latest version of IdeaJam include advanced search, reporting, web administration, idea archiving, custom messages and improved tag clouds, all features that have been requested by existing IdeaJam customers.


Elguji is demonstrating IdeaJam at the Lotusphere 2009 Product Showcase Pedestal 227.  
Matthew White and Bruce Elgort, members of the IdeaJam development team will be presenting a session at Lotusphere 2009 entitled “Developing A World Class Web 2.0 Application With XPages” in the Dolphin S. Hemisphere IV-V at 1:00PM on Monday, January 19, 2009.  There you can learn how they leveraged XPages technology to build “TaskJam” a free XPages based task management application.

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About Elguji
Elguji software is a member of IBM PartnerWorld located in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Elguji specializes in Web 2.0 and social networking software development.  Visit
www.elguji.com for more information.

IBM, Lotus, Notes, Domino, Lotus Symphony, Lotusphere, are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.  IdeaJam is a trademark of Elguji Software, LLC.

10/03/2008

We will be at Lotusphere 2009 pedestal 227

Category lotusphere
Elguji Software is happy to announce that they will be participating in the Lotusphere 2009 Product Showcase. Please stop by and visit pedestal 227 to learn more about products, to say hello and to pick up some great shwag. Stay tuned for more announcements regarding Elguji and Lotusphere.

02/11/2008

Blown away

Category lotusphere
It's been a while since we have posted anything on this blog and thought that it would be a good time to talk about a few things IdeaJam. At the top of the list is the amazing reception that IdeaJam received at Lotusphere 2008. Talk about viral marketing at work, whether it was during a session, BoF, Gurupalooza, Meet the Developers or at the bar - IdeaJam appeared to be talked about everywhere. We can't thank the community enough for their support of IdeaJam. Special thanks to Paul Mooney of Blue Wave Technologies for getting all of the people in his sessions to say in unison "put it in IdeaJam.net". Simply incredible. Thanks again Paul.

The development team has been working hard on the next version of IdeaJam which will include many new features such as internationalization, improved administration console, completely skinnable UI, improved Notes Client interface, improved user profiles, new statistics tools and much more. We will begin beta testing the new release very soon. This would also be a good time to let all of the companies that signed for beta testing know that they will soon have something very cool to test.

Customer demand for IdeaJam has also exceeded our wildest expecations. If you are interested in learning more about how you can use IdeaJam in your company please contact Gayle. She would be interested in learning more about your company and how it can benefit from installing IdeaJam either behind the company firewall or as a customer facing application.