02/06/2011

Congratulations to Elguji Software partner ISW

Category isw partner openntf open source wildefire
Last week at the IBM Lotusphere 2011 conference Elguji Software partner ISW won the prestigious Lotus Award in the "Maximizing Value with an Open Source Solution" category for their WildFire sidebar plugin app.

WildFire was also featured as the OpenNTF Featured Project of the Month in April, 2010.


Please join Elguji in congratulating Adam Brown, Mat Newmann and university intern Andrew Welch on winning this award.

08/16/2010

Now Available: "The Social Software Platform You Already Own" Position Paper

QuickImage Category lotus notes domino wiki blog innovation idea management open source openntf social bookmarking social media
Large enterprises are quickly learning to be more "social."  Just about every organization has a Facebook 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."

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

In it, Elguji President and CEO Bruce Elgort outlines how a company's existing IBM Lotus Notes and Domino groupware collaboration platform can be easily transformed into a social media 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.

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12/09/2009

OpenNTF Lotus Awards

Category openntf lotus awards
There are two brand new Lotus Award categories this year for open source contributions:

Best Open Source Contribution by an Individual

This Award will be presented to person that provides the best template, solution, widget or sample, made available via Open Source through OpenNTF.org. The offering must leverage new technology innovations introduced into the IBM Lotus® Notes and / or IBM Lotus Domino 8.X, such as XPages, Live Text, Application integration with the Sidebar, or mobilization of applications. Submissions for this Award should be solutions that leverage these new technologies to address a specific business need. Entries will be judged based on wow factor and completeness of solution (30%), innovation (10%), overall business value they demonstrate (30%), the extent to which these solutions leverage the technologies, and the ability to demonstrate how these enhancements boost end user and organizational effectiveness (30%). Special consideration will be given to developers new to the Notes and Domino development environment.

Best Open Source Contribution by a Business Partner

This Award will be presented to the business partner that provides the best commercial application made available via Open Source through OpenNTF.org. The offering must leverage new technology innovations introduced into the IBM Lotus® Notes and / or IBM Lotus Domino 8.X, such as XPages, Live Text, Application integration with the Sidebar, or mobilization of applications. Submissions for this Award should be solutions that leverage these new technologies to address a specific business need. Entries will be judged based on wow factor and completeness of solution (30%), innovation (10%), overall business value they demonstrate (30%), the extent to which these solutions leverage the technologies, and the ability to demonstrate how these enhancements boost end user and organizational effectiveness (30%). Special consideration will be given to developers new to the Notes and Domino development environment.

Best of luck to all the individuals and business partners submitting award entries. For the record Elguji will not be submitting any award nominations for either of these two categories.

12/08/2009

TaskJam is now in the OpenNTF GPL Catalog

Category gpl taskjam openntf
Elguji would like to announce that their TaskJam XPages application is now available in the OpenNTF GPL V3 catalog. TaskJam is a simple task management application for IBM Lotus Domino 8.5/8.5.1. It's also probably the most downloaded XPages template for learning XPages development in the Lotus-verse.

TaskJam is now in the OpenNTF GPL3 Catalog

Many thanks to Declan Lynch (OpenNTF Committer) and Peter Tanner (OpenNTF IP Manager) for their assistance. The entire process took less than 48 hours. If you would like assistance on getting your application approved please let us know.

Download TaskJam from OpenNTF >

12/03/2009

How to drive revenue with an open source product in your portfolio

Category openntf ideajam iqjam taskjam
Part of Elguji's company strategy to help people developers learn more about IBM Lotus XPages development and to create brand awareness for Elguji included developing an open source application called TaskJam. With the thousands of TaskJam downloads have come inquiry after inquiry about other products - most of them leading to sales of IdeaJam, LinkJam and IQJam. How do we know this? Well people tell us! Additionally, we have acquired a cadre of XPages development work and consulting services as well.

While Elguji is not the first company in the Lotus ISV/BP world to offer open source or free software to help drive sales of commercial software, we certainly can attest to it's success as a tool to help drive sales of our other products and services. We encourage other Lotus ISV's to follow suite as you can almost be guaranteed that it will help you drive sales and increase brand recognition.

Some of you may be asking when TaskJam will make into the OpenNTF GPL Catalog and we can answer with "we are working hard on making that happen".