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Everything is "smart" today - but this one really is!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:30 AM UTC
This is another quick review of a new gadget I got today: the SmartTurtle. It's basically a stand for your smart phone which comes as a sack full of granulated material (I guess polymer), has some rubber lines on it for tight stand on the surface to put it on and with a nano-adhesive plate which holds your phone tight. The adhesive is genius: the device stays in place and you can even li [...] 

Next Generation App Dev at IBM Connect

Monday, February 13, 2017 8:12 AM UTC
Exiting times ahead for the next 2 weeks: this week is packed with various activities for the upcoming IBM Connect which will be held next week in San Francisco. Our staff is busy preparing the sessions, the demos and marketing material. The excitement about IBM Connect was yet increased by last week's announcement of a second session that We4IT will do on&nb [...] 

​ "If you're going to San Francisco..."

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:35 PM UTC
‚ÄčNo, the guys from We4IT won't "wear flowers in their hair" (Scott McKenzie) when they enter the expo area at this year's IBM Connect, but they will bring love and amazing stuff. IBM's biggest conference for collaboration solutions will be held in sunny California for the first time - and We4IT is proud to be a part of it again. If you see the guys in the expo, just [...] 

Why I prefer Korn over Metallica

Monday, January 30, 2017 9:08 PM UTC
I guess this is a post in years without a technical background. Almost without that background. The people who know me should know my favourite kind of music. I don’t have any particular bands or brands, just a certain style. I like music that „kicks your ass“ - and this is open to a broad range of songs. I call myself a conservative and traditional rock music lover. This a [...] 

Pocket Desktop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:02 PM UTC
I few weeks ago I read about Intel’s NUC for the first time. NUC is an acronym for „Next Unit of Computing“. The idea of having thin clients and barebones as very small form factor PCs on the desk is not new but Intel takes this a step further. Intel NUC is a brand which stands for quality and compatibility by using standard components and CPUs with onboard GPU. Years ago Inte [...] 

Going to Connect 2017? Reach out to an IBM Champion to get discount

Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:16 AM UTC
Being an IBM Champion comes with a lot of benefits for the person who own this entitlement. The bandwith reaches from getting IBM swag, early and exclusive pre-information about new technologies and products and also discounts for IBM events and conferences. Today all IBM Champions are happy to announce that we can offer YOU a discount for IBM's upcoming top event, the IBM Connect in San Fr [...] 

Desktop Intelligence - Amazon Echo

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:08 PM UTC
A few days ago I ordered an Amazon Echo Dot device. I got my invitation to order it last week. It’s somewhat strange that one have to get an invitation to spend money though… Anyway, it arrived today. Do I need it? No. I already saw some videos of it showing useful and useless use cases and I wondered how this device could integrate with my toys I already have at home. I don&rsq [...] 

Resolutions for 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:06 AM UTC
Happy New Year, my friends! I am happy to have some days behind me without any work related time and serious programming. Instead I tried my first own and alone DIY stuff - which turned out to what I expected. I am not a craftsman and it looks like „the best I can deliver“. Anyway. I actually did some programming these days. Not Domino, not XPages, not Java. I dabbled around with No [...] 

I am torn

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:19 PM UTC
Wow, it’s hard to find the right tone for this post as my current background is that I have been re-newed as an IBM Champion for the next year. Currently I am not feeling so IBM Champion-ish to be honest. As an IBM Champion you are rewarded for evangelising and advocating IBM solutions - which I always did during the last 16 years, especially Notes and Domino. But even wi [...] 

Being in the "Class of 2017"

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:16 PM UTC
Again, the 3rd time in a row, I am humbled and happy to be elected as an IBM Champion! This time the ICS Champions community has 123 people including 44 brand new or returning champions. I thank all who voted for me, I really appreciate it. See all of them here: [...]