11/27/2012

Announcing a new version of IQJam

Tags: iqjam xpages notes domino app application

We are excited to announce that a new version of our IQJam software for IBM Notes and Domino environments will be released on Monday, December 3rd, 2012. IQJam is powered by IBM's "XPages" technology. Here is what's new in this version:

New Features Added

  • Added a "Terms and Conditions" page to be displayed and accepted prior to a person using IQJam. Enable this feature in the Control Panel.
  • Added the ability to have the RSS feeds enabled or disabled.
  • Added the ability to have the "Respond via Email" enabled or disabled in email notifications. Enable this feature in the Control Panel.
  • Added the ability to enable/disable "Leader Board", "Tags", "Help" and "Logout" items in the main menu.
  • The IQJam logo area can now extend up to the "Ask a Question" button (750px wide).
  • The height of the IQJam logo header area can be configured in the Control Panel. The default is 50px.
  • Ability to specify your own graphic for "Correct Answers". The image can be selected in your IQJam skin.
  • The first 50 words of a question are now shown in the Recent, Answered and Unanswered views. You can define the color of the text in your IQJam skin.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug with the IQSpace and Tag Follower emails that was causing emails not to be sent.
  • Fixed the CSS for the voting buttons on a question. They now respect the hover and background colors defined in the skin.
  • Fixed the CSS to properly size the number of answers shown on a question page in the "There are X answers".
  • Fixed the CSS for links in answers. They can now be defined in the IQJam skin.
  • Fixed a bug where the color of the vote box on answers were not using the color set in the IQJam skin.
  • Fixed the CSS for links in answers in the Recent Answers view.
  • Fixed a bug that prohibited participants from attaching files to answers on questions that were not created by them.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the "Enable attachments on comments" settings in the Control Panel.
  • Fixed a bug in the Question page that was causing the entry form to "jump" when the "Check for similar questions" button was clicked.

An evaluation version will aslo be available for you to test drive in your environment. If you are interested please let us know.

03/17/2011

You already own "Social Business" tools. Now use them.

Tags: social business elguji partners lotus notes domino
Large enterprises are quickly learning to be more "social." Just about every organization has a Facebook Fan page and a Twitter account (if not multiples of each).  Now many of them are looking to take their social media initiatives to that proverbial, "next level". IBM now sees "Social Business" as one of their major business thrusts. Think people, trusted relationships, brands and getting business done. 

They want to be able to have a much more intimate relationship with their customers, potential customers as well as their own employees. For example, getting their input on a new product or service; seeking ideas for ways to improve an existing product or service; etc. Internally, senior management may look to promote a more open work environment and foster honest discussions about company initiatives.

Just the thought of such an undertaking evokes thoughts of an army of silicon valley "social media consultants," countless hours of work and of course a consulting bill to rival the national debt.

The solution for many companies, especially those with an investment in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino could be quite easy, painless, and cost about as much as a few executive briefing from some of the major consulting houses.

Elguji Software has published a brief paper entitled, "The Social Software Platform Your Already Own." 

In it, Elguji outlines how a company's existing IBM Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration platform can be easily transformed into a social business ecosystem that tightly integrate your customer's ideas with your company's infrastructure.

"The Social Software Platform You Already Own" paper can be downloaded at no charge here (PDF).

Explore Elguji case studies, product brochures and product documentation.

12/08/2009

Elguji Speaks

Tags: 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.