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Stephanie Heit

Stephanie joined BCC in 2013 as Director of BCC Ltd. Stephanie is responsible for international operations. She has over 18 years experience in the collaboration space.

Recent Posts

Migrating to Office 365? Provision, Migrate and Manage your users

A migration project, as a whole, is a big task and there are lots of things to plan and to consider.

AdminTool, migration, MailMigration, provisoning, O365

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just around the corner - Are you ready for it?


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just around the corner and Non-EU organisations that do business in the EU with EU data subjects' personal data should prepare to comply with the Regulation as well.

Those providing products or services to EU customers or processing their data may have to face the long arm of the law if an incident is reported. 

The GDPR will be enforced from 25 May 2018. Organisations only have a short time to ensure that they are compliant.

Top 10 reasons people do NOT protect their server ID

Ignoring basic common sense about ID's, it is a common practice for Domino Server ID’s to be left without a password. Experts and even IBM have warned against this widespread practice, but with what is at stake on your server, does it make sense to leave it vulnerable?

Domino Protect

Protect your IBM Domino Server Environment

I communicate with organisations all over the world on a day-to-day basis. A lot of the companies I speak with have very large IBM Domino environments, especially government and financial institutions are dealing with the same issues.

IBM Domino, Domino Admins

Industries That Love IBM Connections and Why

I started to write about industries that love IBM Connections, along with some reasons why, but quickly figured out that it would be easier to write about industries that don't, since there are none. There are companies in every industry segment that do, or at least should, love IBM Connections. To be fair, if you operate on an island and do not have multiple staff or vendors and partners collaborating on projects or processes, then IBM Connections might not have much to offer you. But if that is your business model, and you are truly a solo flier, it is surprising that you found this site and are reading this article. For everyone else, regardless of what industry segment you are in, please read on - there is a lot to love about IBM Connections in every industry - anywhere multiple players need to work together to define, develop, document or deliver business outcomes.

IBM Connections

NEU! ClientGenie 6


ClientGenie 6 ist eine komplett neu entwickelte Version unserer Client Management Lösung für IBM Notes.  
Eine signifikante Verbesserung der Startzeiten des IBM Notes Clients (im Vergleich zur Vorgängerversion) konnte durch Optimierung des Programmablaufes und Umstellung auf Multithreading ermöglicht werden.   
Dadurch kann die Inventarisierung der Client-Daten komplett im Hintergrund erfolgen, während der Anwender bereits mit seinem IBM Notes Client arbeiten kann. 


IBM Connections Cloud User Management Made Simple

While IBM Connections Cloud is a very robust platform for social collaboration and communication, it may not be a complete stand-alone solution in all cases. But fear not, IBM has provided an API interface to enable integration with other products and services which enables you to interface with your existing embedded or mission critical software, creating the best of both worlds.

IBM connections cloud, Admin Tool

Signatures, Disclaimers, and Out of Office Management

Your corporate email represents a large portion of your business communication. While this technology has obviously been a great benefit to your employees' ability to increase productivity, it also needs to be monitored in a number of ways to assure compliance with corporate standards. Some email may need to be encrypted to ensure better security – which we will talk about in another blog post in a bit more detail. However, all messages should have proper signature and disclaimer messages, depending on the department and employee using that particular mailbox.



Justifying IBM Connections to your manager


Innovate or die!

Every business with any history to it understands the mandate to continually bring new innovation to your market, or you will be passed over by those who are doing so. And we all know innovation comes from new ideas, fresh perspectives, and those "ah-ha" moments when ideas collide like atoms in the Large Hadron Collider, revealing new understandings. Collaboration is the magic ingredient to make this happen, and IBM Connections is the secret sauce that can put it all together for your business. But how does one go about justifying IBM Connections to your management and convince them it is worth the expense? My suggestion is to present it as a profitable investment.


IBM connections cloud

What are IBM Connections Communities and Why are they Beneficial?

IBM Connections at its core is a business-oriented social networking platform. Straight from the marketing slick, it is intended to improve knowledge sharing, decision-making, and innovation through collaboration

IBM connections cloud