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Welcome to the Lotus Knows IdeaJam! We asked to hear what you know about Lotus and your input in helping us shape our marketing strategy. Each theme was hosted by two of our Lotus executives who were actively participating throughout the 72-hour event. Which ran from August 19th until Saturday August, 22nd 2009.

Keep your eyes open for more news about the upcoming Lotus Knows podcasts and video campaign. Thanks for jamming!

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Lotus should be more available to students (all over the world and not only inside the USA)View Linked Idea

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: student marketing
Lotus should give students free licenses or very reduced licenses also educational organizations should have very low licening fees so that studenst get in contact with Lotus Software and want to use it as they already know how they use it an so push business to go for Lotus Software ...
208

Lotus knows that the rest of IBM sales does not know Lotus very well..internal marketing is required!

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: internal education ibm sales
Internal deployments of Lotus products on W3 have increased awareness that Lotus is much more than e-mail. But what have we done to raise awareness that using Lotus tools in everyday CVM engagement methods (S &D common approach) can streamline opportunity management. Most S & D teams still using Notes ...
193

Get the brand on the iPhone

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: iphone, notes_express
Businesses will resist Lotus Notes and prefer Microsoft Exchange and Outlook as long as the Lotus brand does not appear on the iPhone screen. Although the iPhone is the best consumer device out there, it is beginning to break into the business environment. By developing Notes Express and introducing it ...
168

Lotus Knows that your inbox is overflowing

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: marketing, message, beyond email
Do you feel like your job description could be "email processor"? You're not alone. It's time for better tools. Not just better email, but better ways to share information than "Forward" or "Reply to all". Better tools that help you answer questions, get your job done and be more than ...
160

Lotus knows that the students of today are the managers of tomorrowView Linked Idea

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: university education
We can use GoogleApps and Microsoft's Live@Edu to provide scalable email and collaborative services to our students and alumni. These are our future workforce. Lotus supporting Universities with good reliable technology helps these future managers and professionals recognise the strengths of the Lotus brand.

(To late for us - ...
160

Lotus has an app for that...

: Lotus knows the world is getting smaller, flatter and smarter...
: apple, iphone, applications, marketing, mobile
Lotus Knows what apps you need....
Build a cool, visually interesting, app store for Lotus.
Users can purchase and download (phone or desktop).
157

Lotus knows some companies have less than 500 employees

: Lotus knows the world is getting smaller, flatter and smarter...
: small medium business
IBM needs to push harder in the small small business space. 6 million business in the US with less than 10 employees, few of them know about Lotus Software, apart from the few still running 1-2-3.
133

Lotus Notes Home Edition?View Linked Idea

Do we need Lotus Notes Home Edition? The Home Edition would be a home user-oriented one. It would be easy to install and use. I go for that.
It is very important for IBM to understand that personal experience can facilitate user acceptance of Lotus Notes at work. ...
132

Lotus Knows to encourage the Facebook/Twitter/Mobile Generation to use Lotus!

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: gen x, twitter, social networks, facebook, lotus, social, gen y
Lotus knows that we need to capture the attention of the upcoming Facebook generation to sustain growth. This Web 2.0 generation will be tomorrow's driving force. What should we all do to encourage the 'cool' kids to adopt Lotus?

How do we get them to use Lotus 24/7 like ...
122

Lotus Knows Collaboration is more than email and file sharing.

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: collaboration, email, file sharing
Sharepoint and Exchange are nothing more than File Server 2.0 and email. The Lotus platform can take you way beyond that into an area of information sharing and collaboration.
116

Lotus Knows it's ALL about the apps you build

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: applications, notes
WIthout applications, you are nowhere. What would you have to talk about on twitter?
114

Lotus Knows How to Work with YOUR Favorite OS

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: os, platforms
As has always been the case, Lotus supports more operating systems than you can shake a stick at. This should be played up!
113

Domino package should have more helpfully templates

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: template, applications
We all know "if you just want to email - you don't need Notes/Domino". The standard package should have more helpfully templates like

- User Helpdesk
- Vacation Request Workflow
- Travel Expense Workflow

By standard installation, we could adress the real value of Lotus Notes/Domino in accord ...
109

Lotus Knows It Needs To Start Using Product Names

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: marketing
All the advertisements in the world won't help unless the actual product name is shown and used.

The recent IBM advertisements for 'helpdesk' and 'drive-thru' and 'smarter planet' are so vague that the people who see them are left clueless as to what they are looking at.

If ...
108

Lotus knows the designer client should be free

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: designer, sharepoint, licensing
How much revenue is truly generated from the sales of Domino Designer Client? Wouldn't it be wiser to give that away and promote better application development on the platform, hence increasing more client and collaboration licenses?
105

Simplify the product line-up - Kill off Quickr (merge into Domino/Connections)View Linked Idea

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: quickr
Too many products, too much overlap.

Especially Activities vs Files vs Quickr Domino vs Quickr J2EE.

So, move Quickr/Domino into the standard Domino stack (free of charge when you buy Domino Enterprise). Move aspects of Quickr J2EE into Connections where there is synergy, abandon the rest.

Make ...
104

Lotus Knows that the Cloud is not always available, but I always want access to my data

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: lotus knows
A key feature to Lotus Notes it's it's ability to replicate, cluster and distribute data. Whether you're in the cloud or on a remote island there's a way to make your information available.
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Domino is an awesome web development environmentView Linked Idea

: Lotus knows working smarter depends on great technology…
: development
With the advent of XPages in Domino 8.5 and XPages in the Notes client with 8.5.1, Domino is clearly a world class web application development environment that needs more air cover.
93

Lotus Knows Me

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: lotus knows statement
Lotus knows I need access to my e-mail and calendar from work, home, and on the road.

Lotus knows I need to collaborate with my team.

Lotus knows I need access to my documents.

Lotus knows me.
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Language is a huge factor. Doing all the marketing in english is not enoughView Linked Idea

: Lotus knows marketing is key to technology adoption…
: language, marketing, business users
all the marketing materials should come in the countries native language. Especially when you try to catch the SMB you have to deal with the fact that the companies language is not english but german, french, danish, ....

You will not win the mind of someone if he has ...


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