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    See you at DNUG/Dortmund?

    Bob Balaban  October 30 2008 07:35:32 AM
    Greetings, Geeks!

    Somehow I forgot to post that I will be speaking at next wee's DNUG, in Dortmund. Here are my topics, both to be presented on Tuesday, the 4th:

    - "Cloud computing" (keynote). The IBM "Bluehouse", Google and Microsoft Online computing services model is very different from the traditional IBM/Lotus packaged software, client/server one to which we have all become accustomed over the last 2 or 3 decades. Come hear about the mega-differences (business model, architecture, social and political impact), the micro-differences (application APIs, data handling and compliance), and even about the nano-differences, such as tech support, debugging, and error handling. How are the vendors' offerings different? How will "cloud" business partners and ISVs make money? Will you need to transform your software development processes? These and other questions will be asked and answered.

    - Achieving "Peaceful" Coexistence Between Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes
    While many organizations strive to standardize their messaging infrastructures on a single platform, many others do not. Whether through merger, acquisition or simple user preference, many organizations face a need to achieve peaceful coexistence in the messaging wars, perhaps for only a short time (while they transition from one to the other), but perhaps (if they can pull it off) for a very long time. The technical challenges involved in maintaining a well-performing dual messaging infrastructure are not trivial, but they can be met successfully with proper planning and the right technology. The big issues are all around directory synchronization, message transport, rich text, scheduling logic differences and data formats. Come to this session to learn how to overcome these technical challenges, how to keep  both Notes and Exchange up and running, and how to avoid mutually assured destruction!

    Hope to see you there.

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