Sponsor Highlight: Ephox

During the lead up to the Social Connections VI event in Prague in June, the team will be highlighting each of our valued sponsors in turn.  We are delighted to have their support  – without it we really couldn’t deliver this event and offer the completely no-fee attendance that we do.

We are excited to announce yet another return sponsor for Social Connections, this event a gold sponsor: Ephox


Ephox is the global leader in content authoring and analytics, whose products and services are used by millions of developers from around the globe.

For years Ephox and IBM have collaborated to help enhance the content authoring experience. The Ephox editor, EditLive!, provides clients additional functionality and improves the functionality of the editor within IBM solutions such as Web Content Manager and Connections, making it simple for end users to create interesting, timely, accurate and compelling content consistently.

Earlier this year IBM expanded their license with Ephox to give IBM Connections and WCM users access to the enterprise-edition functionality of EditLive!, including clean copy and paste, image editing, track changes and more.

Recently, EditLive! has been made available for the XPages environment. A simple to deploy implementation of EditLive! not only brings significant benefits to those trying to modernize their Domino environment, but also offers a consistent user editing environment across IBM solutions.

To learn more about EditLive! for XPages, visit the Ephox website: www.ephox.com

By Social Connections

Although IBM Connections has been in the marketplace since 2007 it is still a relatively new product by IBM/Lotus standards. The larger LUGs (Lotus User Groups – such as UKLUG and ILUG) tend to focus on traditional Lotus technologies – Notes, Domino, a little Sametime and TDI with lots of the newer XPages thrown in the mix. The WUGs (WebSphere User Groups) tend to concentrate on core WebSphere technologies such as the Application Server, Portal and Process Server. In addition, these events can be very technical in nature. Therefore we feel there is a definite space for a Connections user group with a strong focus on social collaboration technology, aimed at both existing and prospective customers and partners, and at individuals with both business and technical perspectives. We meet twice annually, in late Spring/early Summer and again in late Autumn/Fall, and from 2015 onwards we will be splitting the events between the USA and Europe. In addition, through the use of these great social tools, we aim to keep a dynamic and lively online community going all-year round! The events will be social in nature, with a strong desire for real face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing as well as delivery of useful content.