Bill Pray

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by Bill Pray  |  September 14, 2011  |  Comments Off

If you ask an IT professional to define presence, you may get something along the lines of: What Is Presence? The term “presence” is frequently associated with instant messaging (IM). The basic definition for presence is information that conveys the ability and interest of a user to communicate with another user (or users). For many [...]

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Calendaring is Broke

by Bill Pray  |  March 21, 2011  |  Comments Off

I have asserted that calendaring is broke in previous blogs: Separating Calendar from E-mail A Novel Idea from Dilbert Calendars: A Personal Tool in an Enterprise World Time is Money Email is tightly integrated with calendar. However, the calendar functionality in email is based on the old paradigm of the paper planner – a paradigm [...]

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Lotusphere 2011

by Bill Pray  |  February 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

IBM’s theme for Lotusphere 2011 was “Get Social. Do Business.” A few of my observations: The audience had a very international flavor – more so than in years past, it seemed. It was not unusual to stand in the crowd and hear numerous languages. Not knowing the numbers for comparison, one can only speculate. Is [...]

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Search Warrants for E-mail

by Bill Pray  |  January 27, 2011  |  Comments Off

The roiled waters of legal precedence for e-mail were stirred again with the Sixth Court of Appeals recently ruling that police must obtain a search warrant before accessing e-mail stored by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Below are some interesting quotes from the opinion issued by the court (http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/10a0377p-06.pdf): “Warshak enjoyed a reasonable expectation of [...]

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Disconnected For a Week

by Bill Pray  |  January 12, 2011  |  1 Comment

I was fortunate enough to spend the last week on vacation. As part of my vacation, I tried something I haven’t managed to do ever since I became involved in IT more than 15 years ago: I disconnected for an entire week – 7 entire days without internet, e-mail, text messaging, and telephone. The experience [...]

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