Blog Posts - Keith Brooks



Mission Worries: Lotus Quickr to IBM Connections Cloud

Who knew so many people still had Lotus Quickr? See IBM I told you people love it still.There are many things to think about during a migration of data, most of which you as the client will not think about, or even know about, until you have moved an...
by Lotus Evangelist on Dec 19, 2016

Looking Back on 5 Years and Forward as an IBM Champion

"We've got five years, what a surpriseWe've got five years, my brain hurts a lot"..David Bowie, Five YearsIBM has granted me another year as their ambassador. Well, me and 122 other friends and colleagues. You can read the announcement here. Congratu...
by Lotus Evangelist on Dec 16, 2016

Mission Accepted: Lotus Quickr to IBM Connections Cloud

My last Lotus Quickr customer is moving off of Quickr by December 31st.I love Quickr, still do, but time marches on and maybe you found yourself looking at Quickr wondering:How do I secure this box? You have options, and hopefully have used them, but...
by Lotus Evangelist on Dec 15, 2016

How to Create Multiple Communities in IBM Connections or Conenctions Cloud?

As a non developer, this was easier than I imagined it would be, once help arrived from my friends.I have a Lotus IBM Quickr customer, my last one, so any Quickr sites, contact me I am available! Anyway, I am moving them from Quickr to the IBM Connec...
by Lotus Evangelist on Dec 1, 2016

The Dog Ate My Translation Homework and other stories from the ITA Conference

Yesterday I had the pleasure of addressing the ITA, Israel Translator Association, in Jerusalem at their 2016 conference.It was my first formal speaking engagement in Israel since we moved here.I had only submitted one abstract, but after reading my...
by Lotus Evangelist on Feb 18, 2016

יבמ "Verse" עכשו בעברית

by Lotus Evangelist on Aug 17, 2015

Email, and Email Services, are not a Commodity

Do you think Email is a commodity, but SMTP service is not? If you think it is, have you planned for what happens when your primary mail service, including SMTP goes down?I doubt it, because most people do not even realize how email is broken down in...
by Lotus Evangelist on Aug 6, 2015

3 years down, 4.5 to go

If you have been around long enough to follow this thread, then you know this is about the Daf Yomi which I am just about at the half way point.The 7 and a half year cycle to read and learn through all of the Babylonian Talmud.My posts from the 1st y...
by Lotus Evangelist on Aug 3, 2015

Amazon AWS Summit in Tel Aviv in Review

I attended the Amazon AWS Summit event in Tel Aviv the other day and it was a very impressive roadshow event.How many roadshow events gather over 2,000 people to them in your country?This being a startup capital not surprising to see so many people i...
by Lotus Evangelist on Jun 29, 2015

Startups Against Blogging

Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. The better ones, pack their blogs early for that flight into the stratosphere.Hubspot as an example, plans for a methodical path and even break out their blogging into 4 or more parts!Groupon started out as a blog a...
by Lotus Evangelist on Jun 12, 2015

A Rabbi Walks into a Social Media Stream

Sure there is a joke here, leaving that to some of my funnier fiends. This is about a different view of being social, so hang on while I explain. This post is somewhat different than the original one posted over here a few days ago.What happens when...
by Lotus Evangelist on May 26, 2015

Explaining the Mixed Mindset of a Social Organization

If you were not at my session at the Social Connections conference in Boston 2 weeks ago, you can still see and download my slides, but I don't think you will quite get the gist of the message I expressed.A catch-22 of great magnitude that while your...
by Lotus Evangelist on May 6, 2015

Writing Competitive Pitches #EvangelistGuide

Once upon a time people would have discussions with one another and argue the finer points of The Beatles Vs. The Rolling Stones, beer vs. wine, blended vs. singe malt scotch or is Eric Clapton really God? Should we be in Vietnam or Korea or do we co...
by Lotus Evangelist on Nov 21, 2014

Didn't you see my Updates?! Slides posted

On Slideshare are my slides from today's Social Connections VII session from Stockholm.Off the cuff speaking and the ONLY session at #soccnx that was done in Lotus Yellow.If you need help with adoption, please let me know, I am in Europe and happy to...
by Lotus Evangelist on Nov 14, 2014

SnTT - In Which Port Settings Don't Quite Work

Been a long time since I wrote a Show n Tell Thursday so let's get on with it.Building an IBM Domino cluster is not as difficult as it was years ago and I was done with the basic parts and wanted to test the fail over.I figured easiest way to do this...
by Lotus Evangelist on Nov 6, 2014

Curious Reading from 2007 About Collaborative Networks and Conflict

“A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Networks” (Washington, D.C.: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2007)While researching my upcoming session at Social Connections VII in Stockholm, Sweden in 2 weeks I came acros...
by Lotus Evangelist on Nov 4, 2014

Curios Reading from 2007 About Collaborative Networks and Conflict

“A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Networks” (Washington, D.C.: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2007)While researching my upcoming session at Social Connections VII in Stockholm, Sweden in 2 weeks I came acros...
by Lotus Evangelist on Nov 3, 2014

I'm an IBM Champion Video

The video from the IBM Impact keynote this morning that has all of the IBM Websphere Champions who could make it to the video shoot. See me and my friends do a "I'm an IBMer" type commercial. Thanks to Daphne and Justin for editing and making it...
by Lotus Evangelist on May 1, 2013

My Impact Ignite Slides "The Art of Troubleshooting"

I gave my ignite talk today and when the video or you tube is released will post it as well. Here are the slides from slideshare. The Art of Troubleshooting from Keith Brooks...
by Lotus Evangelist on Apr 30, 2013

My First Impact Conference

As a long time Lotusphere person, I am reminded of Bruce Springsteen after he played, and won,  the Academy Award in 1994 for his song the Streets of Philadelphia and said this "And thank you all for inviting me to your party." I came out to...
by Lotus Evangelist on Apr 29, 2013


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