Mark in your agenda our next major event: May 8th - 9th, 2017
at the Elisabeth Center Antwerp, Belgium.
An amazing venue, with awesome speakers!
We have room for a few Sponsors! Attendees can Register now.
Platinum Sponsor
Web: www.ibm.com/software/be/lotus
Contact: Laurent Boes <laurent_boes@be.ibm.com>
Messaging and collaboration solutions
As the Web has evolved, the IBM Lotus portfolio has been built out to include abroad set of collaboration offerings. Business-grade instant messaging and Web conferencing, Web team spaces, and enterprise portals are among the collaboration categories pioneered by Lotus. Now Lotus is at the forefront of the next wave of collaboration tools, as organizations seek the benefits of social networking and other “Web 2.0” modalities as ways to communicate and collaborate and gain competitive advantage.
Golden Sponsor
Web: www.gsx.net
Contact: Yannick Goubet <ygoubet@gsx.net>
GSX Groupware solutions is a 14 years old Software Swiss editor headquartered in Geneva with offices in the US, France and the UK and representations via a network of business partners worldwide.
More than 500 companies (of which 39 are in Switzerland only) worldwide rely on GSX solutions to ensure that their entire communication servers run with perfect uptime and optimum performance./ GSX Monitor is a software monitoring solution that allows Email Administrators and IT Managers to pro-actively and more efficiently manage and maintain their messaging and collaboration platforms from a single User Interface: BlackBerry Enterprise Server but also Notes, Exchange, , Sametime, URLs, LDAPs, …
GSX Monitor is complemented by GSX Analyzer, a powerful reporting system which consolidate actionable statistics to automate the production of reports and let you create long term trend analysis
Unlike all traditional monitoring systems, GSX Monitor does not required any code to be installed on servers and rely on user simulation techniques to ensure extremely simple deployment and alignment of system performance indicators with service levels agreed with end-users.
Silver BP Sponsors
Web: www.basf-it-services.com
Contact: Marie-Delphine Colin <marie-delphine.colin@basf-it-services.com>
BASF IT Services, a BASF Group company, is among the leading IT service providers for the process industry in Europe. The company employs some 2,300 employees and recorded an annual turnover of €412 million in 2008. With its many years of experience and proven expertise, the company offers innovative and competitive solutions in the areas Business Solutions and Managed Services. Today, BASF IT Services operates one of the world’s largest networks and approx. 3,800 servers for some 60,000 users in more than 280 locations. The company's objective is to create value for its customers as an innovative IT service provider. BASF IT Services is certified under the international quality management standard ISO 9001:2000 and the international standard for information security ISO 27001:2005.
As a major, long standing IT Service provider within BASF Group, BASF IT Services manages one of the largest Lotus Notes installations in Europe, with over 60 000 Users. Our experts support over 100,000 mailboxes for our customers-providing operational and functional stability around the clock. Our business is based on the Service Level agreements (SLA) and Key Performance indicators (KPI) that we define with our customer. We provide you with comprehensive reporting, ensuring our service quality remains transparent and measurable.
Web: www.easi.net
Contact: Herman Clicq <h.clicq@easi.net>
EASI is a software editor (EASI Business Solution: CRM and accounting), realizes IT infrastructure projects and Tailor-made development.
EASI is the number one in Belgium and Luxemburg for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and one of the leading companies for IBM Power Systems (AS/400).
EASI is also the number one for accounting and purchase management solutions for the mid-size enterprise.
EASI is active in Belgium, Luxembourg and France and counts 4 sites (Nivelles, Mechelen, Luxembourg, Paris). The company realizes a turnover of 20 millions EUR, counts more than 100 employees and more than 700 customers.
Web: www.groupwave.be
Contact: Ken Janssen <ken.janssen@groupwave.be>
Groupwave is specialized in ‘collaboration through communication’. The Lotus Portfolio is all about working together faster, better, stronger. Groupwave wants to take this one step further! We can integrate the provided Lotus solutions with VoIP thanks to our UC² knowledge. This is communication on another level! Mail, instant messaging, fax … are already widespread in the business. Telephony and VoIP are used on a daily basis. Integrating these two worlds is not the future, it is the present. Your communications will be more efficient and you will save time, which means money.
Groupwave is also known for all its custom made applications. Not only websites, intranets, but also timesheet applications and … we build what customers need!
Web: www.pixelixir.com
Contact: Thierry Soubestre <ts@pixelixir.com>
Since 2000, PIXELIXIR has been helping its customers reach their main company's goals in Lotus and JAVA technologies. We have developed a strong partnership with IBM and are today recognized as IBM Premier Business Partner.
We combine a proven expertise and a deep understanding of Lotus and JAVA technologies to provide companies with a complete range of solutions and services from Lotus Administration, tailored Lotus and JAVA Development, Web design and trainings to Infrastructure Management.
We achieve all our missions using a rigorous way of working. We have developed a standardized methodology, repeatable for each of our projects and we use specific internal tools. Favoring teamwork and information sharing while diminishing time loss, this approach allows us to meet companies' expectations in the best way, quickly and efficiently.
Web: www.gfi.be
Contact: Tom Herbots <tom.herbots@gfi.be>
GFI – the e-process company – offers a range of innovative solutions that improve the execution of your business processes using Information Technology. Our mission was created from our conviction that companies and organizations need to improve the integration of people, data and applications in the context of business processes to deliver better performance and better quality to their customers.
We deliver turn-key development projects, use and integrate off-the-shelf products and offer expertise on a wide range of technological and functional domains & products - all aiming to improve your business.
GFI Belgium is part of the European IT services group GFI with over 10.000 employees, and is present in the Benelux through 4 offices: Leuven, Wavre, Gent, and Luxemburg.
As an IBM Premier Business Partner, GFI has been a prime reference in the Lotus world for over 15 years. Today, the famous “GFI Lotus Competence Centre” has more than 45 consultants and more than 160 Lotus certifications, making it the largest concentration of experience in Belgium.
Our consultants are capable of executing a large variety of projects, and are supported internally and externally by the latest state-of-the art collaboration tools. GFI continuously invests in training and education to keep our people up-to-date. Next to the functional domains of Notes, Domino, Quickr, Sametime, and Connections, our certifications cover all technical domains such as installation, migration, administration, development, auditing, support, and hosting.
GFI combines Lotus products to build complete collaboration solutions consisting of traditional groupware, mobile groupware, email management, team places, social networks, etc… Strong strategic partnerships with renowned global Lotus software houses assure the completeness of our solutions. Some of these partners/products are IOnet Workflow, iExtentions CRM, Trilog ProjExec, GFI QuickrMate, GFI WebDotNsf, etc…
In Belgium, GFI has more than 100 Lotus customers who all together represent more than 100.000 seats!
Web: www.computacenter.com
Contact: Eva De Blander <eva_de_blander@computacenter.com>
Computacenter adds value to his customers by advising on IT strategy, deploying appropriate technologies, and managing elements of their infrastructures on their behalf.
Our operations in the Benelux, UK, Germany and France are complemented by a wider global network of services facilities and partnerships. Computacenter Belgium is a IBM Premier partner specialised on the Lotus platform and specialised solutions.
Our consultants provide technical assistance and business services in various domains:
  • Infrastructure
  • Application development
  • Document management
  • Collaboration
  • CRM
Do not hesitate to contact Computacenter if you have any further questions: call +32 2 704 94 11 or email us at infobelgium@computacenter.com
Web: www.avnet.com/ts/be
Contact: Joris Derden <jderden@avnet.com>
Avnet Technology Solutions worldwide is a value-added distributor of enterprise-computing products, software and services with locations in more than 34 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organisation, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific market segments and a strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers.
As a leading distributor of computing technologies and services, Avnet Technology Solutions connects its partners to more customers and more solutions. Our comprehensive suite of services and established partnerships with leading technology providers, ensures that you have the right combination of resources to capture new revenue generating opportunities.
Our customers include:
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)
  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • System Builders
  • System Integrators
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) representing US$ 8.19 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2010.
Silver Sponsor
Web: www.xceed.be
Contact: Theo Heselmans <theo@xceed.be>
Xceed offers companies quality consulting and development using tools like IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, Microsoft Excel,...
These are being used for a wide variety of applications. The most occurring are:
  • CRM (Company, Contact, Activity and Correspondence management)
  • Job and Project follow-up
  • Document management
  • Excel Reporting (usually integrated with central data repositories, or derived from Notes Data)
  • Web development using Notes for Content Management
Xceed can also provide the following services: Project management, Development and high-end Training in Lotus Notes and Microsoft Excel, Analysis & consulting for active projects (platform independent), User Interface consulting and training
Bronze Sponsors
Web: www.tlcc.com
Contact: Howard Greenberg <howardg@tlcc.com>
The Learning Continuum Company, Ltd.
TLCC is the leader in Notes and Domino Training. Learn Notes and Domino at your own pace and in your own home and/or office with TLCC's Notes based courses for developers, administrators, and users. Try a free course!
Check out the special offer for BLUG attendees: a 20% discount ! (details in the Event Guide).
Web: www.ytria.com
Contact: Ryan Hum <ryanhum@ytria.com>
More Speed and Power for Notes Developers: No more needless coding! The EZ Developer Suite's powerful diagnostic, modification and automation features let you develop, maintain and upgrade Notes applications faster than ever before. Control, Efficiency and Ironclad Security for Domino Admins: The EZ Administrator Suite gives you unparalleled tools for preventive maintenance, security reinforcement, easier server management, powerful troubleshooting and much more.
Ytria is giving away a dev or admin suite of products to a lucky winner !
Web: www.fern.be
Contact: Thomas Waebens <tw@fern.be>
Fern is a distributor of high-level e-learning, documentation and online help tools. We also develop e-learning standard content for Lotus Notes Basic, Lotus Notes Eclipse, Lotus iNotes, MS Office, SAP and BlackBerry. By using our e-learning courses, you will gain many benefits: the help desk will be able to work much faster, you can transfer knowledge with ease, the users will become more productive and workflows can be explained in detail.
We offer a special promotion to the visitors of the BLUG event. We give a discount of 15% on our Lotus Notes Basic, Lotus Notes Eclipse and Lotus iNotes e-learning courses. This promotion will expire on April 30th.
(see the Event Guide for more information)
Web: www.pavone.com
Contact: Andreas Bannenberg <Andreas.Bannenberg@pavone.de>
PAVONE is expert in the optimization of business processes.The core competence is the field of integrated process and project management.
"Our aim is to do a very good job in our activities: in the quality of our products and services, in our projects and as partner of our customers. PAVONE does everything to meet the high quality standards. PAVONE customers profit from the experience of more than 250.000 installations in more than 2100 customer projects."
PAVONE AG is the solution provider for integrated process and project management in the collaborative, document-oriented context. We offer internet-based standard products for project, process, customer and mail management. With these tools users can optimize their business success.
Pavone sponsors 5 x 1 licence of their software PAVONE KnowledgeGateway
Web: www.rim.com
Contact: Dominic Groven <dgroven@rim.com>
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry® smartphone, used by millions of people around the world. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more.
RIM sponsors 2 x Blackberry Phones during the October 26th meeting
Blog: www.eknori.de
Contact: Ulrich Krause <Ulrich.Krause@eknori.de>
Ulrich, one of our speakers (about DAOS),
is giving away a copy of the 'Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 upgrade guide' from Packt Publishing.


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