With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in uncharted territory around the world. We want you to know that HCL Digital Solutions is here to help in any way we can. We are committed to being flexible, responsive, and available. While most of our teams are working from home — to ensure the well-being of our employees, customers, and partners — we are committed to helping with any special circumstances you may have. If you need help during this time, please reach out to your customer success or sales representative so we can navigate this together.

With constraint also comes creativity, and we have been impressed, heartened, and moved by so many stories we are hearing from people everywhere. As we all stretch outside of normal routines, and work together to blend work and home life, we are forced to think differently, act more creatively, and be more compassionate to those who need extra help.

We will be posting a series of blogs and stories about how our teams at HCL Digital Solutions are adapting, what new ways of working and processes we are putting in place, and how we are continuing our momentum and delivering on our commitments. Follow us here and on Twitter for updates.

But first we want to hear your stories. We want to learn your tips. We want to know how you and your organizations and teams have adapted to this “new normal.” We want to know coping strategies you’ve developed professionally, personally, and technologically. We also want to share these stories with other customers and partners, so we can all help each other get through this new, strange, and sometimes difficult time … together.

Tell us your stories. Don’t worry about fancy wording — we will polish things up before we publish. We want this to be as easy as possible for you. Please share:

  • Business-related guidance: What’s a single piece of advice you can offer for managing your businesses remotely?
  • Personal anecdotes or advice: Do you have a creative/thoughtful/kind step(s) you are taking to manage your personal life during this pandemic.  What are you doing for yourself and/or your family to cope that others in our community may find helpful?
  • Photos: A photo or two that depict the above scenarios.
  • Where you are: The country where you are in home lockdown. We’d like to understand how far and wide we reach to more fully realize the worldwide impact the virus is having on all of us.
  • Logo: Company logo for proper recognition of your good work.

Please submit your information HERE.

If you have any questions please email Jan Kenney.

We look forward to hearing from you!
The HCL Digital Solutions team

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Digital Solutions  /  August 11, 2020
Low and Behold: Why Low Code Development Matters. Insights into a modern way to build applications
By: HCL Domino Team
Low code is a software development platform that gives non-coders and coders alike the chance to develop applications through visual interfaces instead of traditional hand-coded programming.   In plain English, it’s the power to create processes without the technical experience or hand coding background application development once needed.  (It’s like suddenly being able to sing, dance, and generally dominate like Beyoncé without having to undergo 25+ years of endless practice and constant performing.)    Comparing application development to pop stardom may not be the most common way to highlight the potential benefits of low code. But by not requiring a background in coding expertise, low code allows a wider audience to create applications, making for a faster and potentially more innovative environment that companies can benefit from. (It’s like turning lemonade into even better lemonade. Ok that’s the final reference to Queen B, promise). But we’re just getting started diving into the upside of low code. Develop Business Software at Incredible Speeds Low code development should be fast.    Unlike the laborious line-by-line hand coding process that is traditionally associated with software programming, low code can go from concept to reality in a flash.  Low code allows developers to execute apps up to 60-70% faster than handwritten code, bypassing the time-consuming steps of repeatedly writing, testing and debugging code until it works correctly.  Low-code development can give designers drag-and-drop features through a visual user interface, making it easy to build intuitively while cutting down on complicated obstacles that only expert coders can spot and fix.  By making the process more visual and less repetitive, low code brings a newfound velocity to a typically slow undertaking.   Increase Enterprise Productivity  When you increase the speed of app building, and you save designers and developers time, you open new space up for productivity throughout the entire enterprise. But it’s not only the efficiencies that companies benefit from.  Those closest to a problem can fix it without a drawn-out drama that drains weeks of time and energy from the IT department. Solving...
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Digital Solutions  /  August 7, 2020
Domino Volt New Release: Your Questions Answered!
By: Martin Lechleider, Director, Product Management, HCL Domino Volt
Last week, we hosted our new Domino Volt July release webinar covering the latest features and enhancements. We had several demos on how to directly access your Domino data, workflow enhancements, service catalogs, PDF integrations and more. For IBM z and IBM i customers, we covered the latest integration with Z and I Emulator (ZIE) to turn green screen apps into REST endpoints that Domino Volt can use to build new workflows and apps.  We received a lot of great questions. You can find those questions — and the answers — below. Or catch all the excitement in this replay here:   Want more Domino Volt?  Try v1.0.1 in the updated Domino Volt sandbox. Register for a free sandbox account. For those who already have a sandbox account, new sample apps have been uploaded here.  We recently launched a Domino Volt roundtable series, where we introduce different important topics and host open discussions with our customers and partners. Join us for the following sessions: Domino Volt App Integration Strategies: Learn about integration techniques and options within Domino Volt. August 12, 2 pm ET. Register now.     Domino Volt Deployment Topologies: Learn about different deployment options to fit your needs. August 27, 2 pm ET. Register now. DOMINO VOLT FEATURES  Q: What additional resources are needed on a Domino server to handle Domino Volt?  A: Domino Volt requires Domino V11.0.1 or greater. That’s is all!  Q: If an app is built in Domino Volt, can it be modified in Domino Designer?  A: You could add additional views, agents, or other elements as long as you do not change or delete things that Domino Volt created.  Q: Where do you upload the PDF for fill-in?  A: In settings, there is a File section where you can load PDFs as well as images, CSS, JS, etc. as needed in the app  Q: Can a signature from a Domino Volt form be printed in PDF? Or even pictures from your smartphone?  A: The PDF fill capability in Domino Volt does not support adding an image or picture to a PDF.  Q: Can you deploy your...
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Digital Solutions  /  July 29, 2020
Licensing Update: HCL Complete Collaboration (CCB) Guest Licensing
By: Uffe Sorensen, Global Director of DS Strategy, HCL Software
Since July 2019, it has been HCL Digital Solutions’ mission to help our customers and business partners by introducing contemporary licensing and making license management easier for all our products. Today, we are taking the next step towards consolidating all of our Domino licensing on a "per user" license model – the HCL Domino Complete Collaboration offering a.k.a “CCB.” Effectively immediately, customers with HCL Domino Servers deployed under CCB Authorized User entitlements can be accessed by a Licensee’s entitled CCB Authorized Users and Guest Users. A “Guest User” can be an anonymous web user (no authentication), or an authenticated web user with a predefined maximum level of Domino application access (ACL) as “Depositor.” In addition, HCL Domino servers under CCB may participate in mail routing (SMTP), directory lookup and authentication (LDAP) for non-HCL Domino programs and permit access to free/busy time calendar information. HCL made these changes to the CCB license based on customer requests to facilitate: • A read-only external or internal web site for Guest Users • Data collection using surveys generated by Domino Volt 1.0.1 and its anonymous user support available today. • Removing the need for a separate Utility Server license for Guest Users with complex PVU reporting requirements. • Clarifying licensing for mail and calendar interoperability in multi-vendor scenarios involving our partner’s solutions. In August, HCL plans to update the formal License Information found here. In the meantime, you may refer to this blog or you can request a formal Product Notice for compliance. If you have any questions about this announcement or have any licensing questions, please contact your HCL product specialist or Business Partner. Uffe Sorensen & the Domino Product Team Disclaimer – HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding...
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