I haven’t blogged in a long time and I appologize for that. The reason is because my server has been acting up on me. Finally today I installed a new harddisk so I should be up and running now.
We have uploaded our fifth demo of our Lotus Quickr Templates: QIdeas.
The fifth Lotus Quickr template demo introduces QIdeas, an innovation and idea management template that probably has more uses than I’ve imagined for it. Visualize if you will the free-flowing nature of a wiki where revisions and enhancements to a concept and content are able to be made as simply as clicking “New Version”. Then to this collaborative model add the blog-like ability to let others comment on each version of the evolving document (idea in our case), and — this is key — making sure the comments are maintained in the context of the version with which they are associated. Not a free-flowing discussion about all versions, but very specific comments about the current version. An author might choose to incorporate those comments or not, but there is a record of when and by whom they were submitted.
Now that we’ve combined the concepts of a blog and wiki to collaborate, we have a platform on which to evolve business ideas and innovations to the point where they are worthy of submitting to some authority or group for “approval” or “review”. This is where the business construct of a workflow comes in, but it has to be flexible, manageable by the business user, and be able to be initiated at any time and not based on pre-set rules. The custom workflow engine we’ve built for these templates does just that, as you’ll see in this and four other template demos.
Enjoy this 17 minute demo of QIdeas
Today I added a really cool plug-in for my blog. Instant podcast for all my post entries. It is all done by a free service from Odiogo. It adds this image, , at the bottom of each of my posts. When clicked it will read the contents of the post to you. Super cool. It does take a little time for Odiogo’s servers to parse the text and to create the mp3, but if you click on any of the posts below this one it should work. UPDATE: This post can now be heard as well. You can also go to a podcast page with all the latest posts by clicking here .
At Rob Novak’s and my session, BP311 — The Great Code Giveaway — Web 2.0 edition, at Lotusphere 2007 we had this slide at the beginning of our session.
We were having a little fun with the just announced name change of Lotus QuickPlace to Lotus Quickr. So we changed our names to Robr and Viktr. Jonas Israelsson captured the slide with his camera. You can see all his photos from Lotusphere 2007 by clicking here.
Today I was at my registrar to update one of my other domains and I just happened to remember that slide and our “name changes”. I looked Viktr.com up and to my surprise it was available so I bought it right away. It is pointing to eKrantz.com but maybe I should start using it instead. What do you think?
I’ve been away for some time, but I’m back with new server and a new blog.