On July 16, 2019, HCL announced the End of Marketing/End of Service of Connections Cloud and SmartCloud Notes (SCN) with services ending July 16, 2020. 

To make the migration as smooth, safe and secure as possible, and to ensure the future of our customer’s data and software, HCL has appointed a small number of HCL Cloud Hosting Partners/Managed Service Providers to deliver cloud services directly to you. Here is more information about two of them.  

edcom and TIMETOACT (TIMETOACT GROUP) are known for products and services for IBM Connections, such as the CAT (Connections Administration Toolkit, CEC) Connections Engagement Center (formerly XCC) and many others (see http://connections-apps.com for more information). We bring many years of experience, deep skills and expertise, strong commitment for our customers and smart offerings directly to you, including the migration of data to your requested cloud service. 

Various companies from small to global already rely on our excellent services and we strive helping our customers to drive their business and their people using Connections as an enterprise collaboration platform. As a fully GDPR compliant cloud, hybrid, and on-premises service provider we understand that our customers want choice, security, innovation, and continuity for their business. 

Our MSP services for HCL will open up new possibilities for you: 

  1. In the technical area:
  • Real-time scalability of your services  
  • Reduced IT administration effort  
  • No investment costs for server hardware  
  • Device- and location-independent access  naturally also with mobile devices 
  1. With state-of-the art collaboration services:
  • Create, jointly edit, store and share documents  
  • Communities and teams with modern tools for collaboration  
  • Blogs for important information that should not get lost in the mail  
  • Status messages for short messages to others or all
  • Profiles for information about your employees and for networking among each other
  • Wikis for documentation, manuals or project work
  • Working in joint activities, assigning tasks and project planning
  • A personal homepage for all employees, so that everything is quickly accessible
  • An activity stream to stay in touch and not miss anything important
  • Social Intranet functions through the HCL Engagement Center
  • Availability status, chat or online meetings with HCL Sametime
  • A modern and tidy mail and calendar function based on HCL verses
  • Access from anywhere with mobile devices (iOS and Android)
  • Alternative access with the HCL Notes Client with strong security and offline functions
  • Effective anti-spam, -virus, -malware protection

among many other services…

  1. Customer service and flexibility:

We do not just say “flexible,” we mean it and make it our main differentiator. Determine the services you need, SLA’s, additional options, backups, your scope of content migration, support services … and thus also your desired price. Forget about the “one size fits it all cloud.”

The modern way of cooperation  made possible by edcom (TIMETOACT GROUP) as your HCL MSP.

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Digital Solutions | July 15, 2020
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On July 16, 2019, HCL announced the End of Marketing/End of Service of Connections Cloud and SmartCloud Notes (SCN) with services ending July 16, 2020.  To make the migration as smooth, safe and secure as possible, and to ensure the future of our customer’s data and software, HCL has appointed a small number of HCL Cloud Hosting Partners/Managed Service Providers to deliver cloud services directly to you. ISW is one of these providers.   ISW is a multi-award-winning Asia Pacific and European software and technology firm focused on delivering innovative and intelligent business technology solutions to our customers globally.  Its cloud business started in 1996, long before the technology was known as “cloud.” ISW was one of the first companies in the world to offer Domino 4.5 hosted. It has been a leading expert in hosting and managing HCL Connections with cloud deployments since Connections 2.5. ISW is the creator of HCL Connections’ new Activities module Activities Plus, which is a major component of HCL Connections today.   You can feel confident that ISW offers a secure and safe cloud environment equipped with the latest technology. 
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Digital Solutions, Uncategorized | March 17, 2020
We Are Now 120 days from a Very Important Date!
On July 16, 2019, HCL announced the End of Marketing/End of Service of Connections Cloud and SmartCloud Notes (SCN) with services ending July 16, 2020. Conceding that you have not yet decided on what your plan is, the time is now to move forward in planning that decision.  We are 3 months from the existing cloud service shutting down. Please complete this survey to help us better understand how to best support you over the next 3  months. As you might imagine, we at HCL are hopeful that our investment strategy in the collaboration products you have inspires you to move ahead with us in a new environment.  That being said, we know that some of you will have to make alternative plans.  We are doing our best to prepare you concisely and transparently.  To that end, you have the following options: Move your data to an approved HCL Cloud Hosting Managed Service Provider Move your data on-premises, to a private cloud, or a third-party cloud provider Do nothing and lose all data after July 15, 2020  **Note: No data will be accessible on the existing cloud service after July 15, 2020** In case you are currently in discussions with an approved HCL Cloud Hosting Managed Service Provider, we strongly encourage you to sign your contract, and get your data migration scheduled and proceed down this path:   Supposing that you are not working with an approved HCL Cloud Hosting Managed Service Provider but would like to move your cloud data to an on-premises environment, private cloud, or a third-party cloud provider, please see the API documentation about the Connections Cloud data extraction and migration. Below we have outlined clear next steps for each of our affected products: For SCN/Verse customers, we recommend you start your mail data migration now. Get started...
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