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New Hire Onboarding Is A Lot Like Renting A Car

Do you speed a new hire along the on-ramp or make them wait at the rental desk?

I'm going to make a rather large assumption at the beginning here and that is you travel and sometimes you rent a car at the airport.


If you do this regularly you may be tempted to become a valued member of the loyalty program for the rental car company of your choice. When you do, what happens next is really quite astounding the next time you rent a vehicle from your chosen company.


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BCC at Social Connections 11

Stephanie, Sharon & Tim are in Chicago to attend Social Connections 11 on the 1st & 2nd June. They have plenty of products in the portfolio to show you, but their focus will be on the automated migration and on-boarding to IBM Connections Cloud and the easy user management with AdminTool.

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BCC AdminTool for IBM Connections Cloud for Secure User Management

If you have spent any time at all administering IBM Connections Cloud, you may have noticed a peculiar design point regarding user administration. Whilst IBM have provided a functional tool in the onboarding manager web interface, there is very little in the way of a logged audit trail. IBM also make available a means to utilize an integration server and perform some of the tasks inbulk or batchmode, but it is not easy. Combine that with the limited user types provided by IBM, and you have a couple potential challenges;

  • delegation of who performs user management functions without opening up too much authority to too many users
  • validating and demonstrating appropriateness of user management activities, particularly for audit and service level evidences

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IBM Connections Cloud User Management Made Simple – overview

There is a lot to like about IBM Connections Cloud offerings, but you must keep in mind that there are user management requirements that remain with your company, even in a cloud only solution. And the reality is that IBM Connections Cloud does not easily or automatically integrate with other Identity Access Management (IAM) tools and platforms. This results in a need to either use the IBM provided interfaces with their limitations, or build your own integration to your existing IAM solution, or use a third party application to bridge the gap. That is what we will look at in this article - specifically BCC’s AdminTool for Connections Cloud.

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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.

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The Benefits of Automated Request-Based Architecture in Corporate IT


Request-based architecture offers your corporation a great safety feature. In basic terms, one person will never have full control over actions with this type of system. If you've ever watched old movies, where two people have the codes for nuclear bombs, you'll understand the reasoning behind this architecture. Those two people would need to input their codes, or turn their keys, at the same time in order to complete the action.


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What an IBM Domino Admin Really Needs from a Configuration Tool

When an IBM Domino Administrator opens their computer there are distinct aspects of the tools they use that can make life easier for them to do their job or make it unnecessarily difficult. What an administrator really needs from a configuration tool is the ability to delegate tasks while streamlining processes with a simple rather than complex tool. As with all admin tools, there is a definitive need for it to work smoothly and be configured to work with currently used processes.

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IBM Connections Cloud User Management Just Got Easier


For years BCC has provided companies with the AdminTool solution to manage users in the Notes and Domino environment. Today, we’re excited to announce that AdminTool is now able to extend to IBM Connections Cloud.

User Management in IBM Connections Cloud is a tedious and time-consuming task with no opportunity for automation. It requires high-access permissions and delegation to helpdesk is nearly impossible. There’s no integration with other systems, which means any changes in IBM Connections Cloud need to be applied to all other LDAP Directories via cumbersome CSV import/export resulting in repetitive tasks.

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AdminTool – How it works

Processes and workflows
AdminTool gives you a process-oriented environment for managing Notes / Domino users, groups and mail-in databases. The entire process is supported, beginning with a new user request, group allocation, setup of database access, over change requests, workflows and approvals, up to the distribution / roll-out of users’ IDs, passwords, and initial Notes Client roll-out. AdminTool provides request based processes, customizable approval workflows, configurable and automated request verification before processing as well as sophisticated monitoring, logging and error handling. Customizable parameters, extended configuration and integration options will help you setup your individual processes. AdminTool also allows multi-domain management with a single installation.

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Charon – Fax boards & XCAPI

BCC recommends Dialogic (EICON) DIVA boards for implementing Charon 4.x:

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