Connectria To Showcase Lotus Managed Services at IBM Lotusphere 2009 In Orlando, Florida

lotusphere 2009ST. LOUIS, MO (January 8, 2009) - Connectria Corporation, a leading provider of Managed Lotus Services & a 3-time Beacon Award winner, will be sending representatives to IBM Lotusphere 2009. Connectria will be exhibiting their Lotus hosting and remote management solutions in the Lotusphere Product Showcase at pedestal 704. The 16th annual Lotusphere will take place January 18-22, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. Lotusphere is the premier event for the Lotus community worldwide and provides an excellent opportunity for Connectria to showcase their Lotus outsourcing solutions and meet with IBM representatives and fellow IBM business partners. More than 8,000 Lotus Notes professionals will be attending Lotusphere 2009.

Chris Miller, Director of Messaging and Collaboration for Connectria, will be presenting two sessions at Lotusphere 2009 covering IBM Lotus Sametime and Websphere Application Server as it relates to Lotus Domino collaboration technologies (details are listed below). Chris is a Domino CLI and PCLP in ND8, ND7, ND6, R5, R4 and also Websphere Portal, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. He recently added Domino 7 and 8 Security Administrator. Chris has been working with Domino administration since 1994. He is an advisory board member for and a frequent author and speaker at numerous conferences including Lotusphere and THE VIEW conferences. He is the blogger and podcaster behind IdoNotes, TheSocialNetworker and TheSocialGeeks.

Chris Miller has set up a location-based social networking service for Lotusphere 2009 called IdoCheckIn, cleverly named after his popular Lotus blog called IdoNotes. Chris has been working with BrightKite, a real-time social location service, to set up IdoCheckIn which will bring Lotusphere attendees a new way to find people while at the conference in Orlando. Attendees can send a specially-formatted SMS message to BrightKite from their current location to check in. They can then see who else is checked in at the same location. Please see for more information.

Chris Miller's Sessions at Lotusphere 2009

Session date Session time Session location Session name
Monday, January 19, 2009 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST DL S. Hemisphere IV-V BP216 - Are Your Users Chatting With The Public?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:15pm-5:15pm EST DL S. Hemisphere II BP207: IBM Lotus Domino Admin to IBM WebSphere Application Admin -- in an Hour!

BP 216 - Are your Users Chatting With the Public
Odds are your users utilize public IM clients as well as IBM Lotus Sametime. This session will start with the business case and move quickly into all of the steps needed to properly install the various components of the Lotus Sametime Gateway and the best practices on the order of installation. We'll cover network architecture, user security and policy control and how this new Lotus product best fits in your corporate environment.

BP207 IBM Lotus Domino Admin to IBM WebSphere Application Admin -- in an Hour!
So why Websphere Application Server? WAS is the underlying architecture behind many of Lotus' more advanced collaboration technologies including IBM Lotus Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server, IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway, IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced, IBM Lotus Quickr for Portal and IBM Lotus Connections and that's just a start. As a Lotus Domino administrator wanting to expand your use collaboration tools you need to get to grips with WAS understanding what it does, how it integrates with data stores and directories and what part it plays in the technologies you want to use. In this session we'll cover all of that and more, showing you in an hour how to get started with WAS or take on administration of an existing system alongside live demonstrations of its application within Lotus products.

About Lotusphere 2009
Lotusphere 2009 will take place January 18-22, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. Lotusphere® is the premier event for the Lotus® community worldwide: developers, administrators, IT and business professionals looking for collaborative software and solutions. Additional information is available at

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