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Dole Packaged Foods / SADA Systems Los Angeles, California - remote
Dole Food Company severed Dale Packaged Foods and sold this unit. SADA Systems was contracted to migrate their information from Notes to Microsoft. John was sub-contracted to handle the mail migration to Office 365 using Dell’s Notes Migrator for Exchange. Since Dole Foods remains on Notes access to the Domino Directory was very restricted. John wrote the code and developed the process to migrate from a secondary Domino Directory. .
Confidential Client Trenton New Jersey
This client has many offices located throughout the State of New Jersey. They have decided to migrate their 12,000 users from Lotus Notes to the Microsoft suite. They chose Quest/Dell Notes Migrator for Exchange and Coexistence Manager for Notes.
Office of the Integrity Commissioner Toronto Ontario
Ontario’s Office of the Integrity Commissioner was established in 1988 to maintain high standards of ethical conduct in the Ontario Public Service. It is independent of government, striving to encourage and sustain a culture of integrity and accountability. The Office has five key areas of responsibility: -MPP Integrity -Expenses Review -Ministers’ Staff Ethical Conduct -Ontario Public Service Disclosure of Wrongdoing -Lobbyists Registration
State Bank & Trust Fargo, North Dakota - remote
State Bank & Trust of Fargo purchased Bell Mortgage, a 130-year-old mortgage company based in Minneapolis. The purchase combines the largest independently owned bank in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota with the tri-state area’s largest private mortgage company.
FM Facility Maintenance Hartford, Connecticut - remote
FM Facility Maintenance is a leading provider of facility management for clients with multisite locations in the United States.
URS Corporation Tampa Florida and remote access
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world.
Oncor Dallas, Texas
Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system of electricity in Texas. The deregulation of electricity in the state has a number of resulted in a disentangling themselves to form a number of smaller companies.
MasterCard International St. Louis, Missouri
MasterCard Worldwide functions as the link between card holders, merchants and the issuing banks. They have offices located around the world. They had decided to migrate from Lotus Notes for mail to Outlook/Exchange. Microsoft Consulting was engaged to perform the migration. John was sub-contracted to be part of the team.
Enbridge Inc. Edmonton, Alberta
Enbridge’s Pipeline division transitioned from Notes for email to Microsoft’s Exchange two years ago. The Lotus migration to SharePoint project is just beginning.
IBM Canada Limited Toronto, Ontario
BM is transferring the Service Desk team to another company. They have twelve Domino databases that need to handed over to the new company which will be transferring the data to SharePoint.
MoCK (Municipality of Chatham-Kent) Chatham, Ontario
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is located in Southwestern Ontario. There are 1,400 employees spread across numerous locations in the county. They have decided to migrate their email, calendaring and scheduling from Lotus Notes to Microsoft’s Exchange/Outlook. They make extensive use of shared mailboxes and shared calendars.
SaskTel (Saskatchewan Telephone) Regina, Saskatchewan
SaskTel is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, offering competitive voice, data, dial-up and high speed internet, entertainment and multimedia services, security, web hosting, text and messaging services, and cellular and wireless data services over its digital networks
Colonial Cookies Kitchener, Ontario
Colonial Cookies parent company filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States. Colonial Cookies was able to secure independent financing and continues to operate.
Central Bank of Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados
The Central Bank for the island, which implements the fiscal policy for the Parliament,
2008 2005
Victoria Mutual Building Society Kingston, Jamaica
Financial Institution with 18 branches throughout Jamaica,
2008 2005
McNeil Consumer Healthcare - a division of Johnson & Johnson Guelph, Ontario
Johnson & Johnson, have decided to retire all of their Notes Applications.
2008 2002-2008
McNeil has been using a Notes application to track Change Requests and Incidents. These applications were written over four years ago and needed to be changed to reflect the change in company structure, changes in pharmaceutical regulations and to add email notifications. The Montreal and Guelph R5 Domino servers are located in the Toronto data centre on a partitioned Domino server.
Allegro Associates Edmonton Alberta
Allegro is an Information Technology Consulting Company. They support a large number of Notes/Domino installations and wanted to provide training for their clients.
Manulife Financial Toronto, Ontario
Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services company operating in 15 countries and territories worldwide.
VacationScape Montreal, Quebec
VacationScape the largest North American publisher of targeted travel guide booklets.
Metafore IT Solutions Waterloo, Ontario
Metafore is a Information Technology solution delivery companyWrote a Rooms and Resources Management application, which added the ability to reconfigure room layouts and order catering for the meetings. Made no modifications to the Rooms and Resources standard templatete.
AMEC Calgary, Alberta
AMEC is a engineering, and project management services firm which specializes in energy, power and process industries
SaskPower. Regina, Saskatchewan
SaskPower is the principal supplier of electricity in Saskatchewan.
eWorld Enterprise Solutions Inc. Honolulu, Hawaii
eWorldES is a professional services firm for mid-sized to enterprise organizations in the public and private sector. There are currently 50 employees delivering technology solutions to clients in Hawaii. John worked on-site and remotely to complete a number of projects.
Economical Insurance Group Waterloo, Ontario
EIG is a general insurance, with 2,600 employees. There are fifteen servers in seven domains with five organizations. Twelve servers run on AIX and three run on Intel. The Domino environment includes a Blackberry server and an Extrafax server.
Getronics Canada Inc. Scarborough, Ontario
Getronics provides remote server management for a large number of clients including the Government of Ontario.
Great West Life Winnipeg, Manitoba
GWL has acquired Canada Life with its Notes/Domino infrastructure which had acquired London Life with its Notes/Domino infrastructure. The environment included seven R5 Domino servers running on AIX. All of the AIX servers are clustered. In addition, there are ten Domino servers running on Windows 2000. Managed servers that were running in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Regina, Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Transfreight Cambridge, Ontario
Trucking company
Dspfactory Ltd. Waterloo, Ontario
Dspfactory, Manufactures microchips,
Atlas Hydraulics Inc. Brantford, Ontario
Atlas manufactures hydraulic hoses.
Guelph Tool Inc. Guelph, Ontario
GTD supplies automotive parts
Mueller Canada Ltd Milton, Ontario
Mueller has their accounting data residing on a AS/400 and they would like their suppliers to be able to view their inventory from a browser client.
Conestoga College Kitchener, Ontario
Taught the course Lotus Domino 5 System Administrator Update course.

Various Children’s Aid Societies / Family and Children’s Services Ontario
Many child protection agencies in Ontario use a Notes based tracking system. They are moving to Notes/Domino 6 and need training for their System Administrators to upgrade from R4/R6 to Notes/Domino 6. Agencies include: York Children’s Aid Society, Family, Youth and Children’s Services of Muskoka Region, Peel Children’s Aid Society, Hamilton-Wentworth Children’s Aid Society, Brant Children’s Aid Society, Haldiman-Norfolk Children’s Aid Society, Huron Children’s Aid Society, Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region, Lennox-Addington Family and Children’s Services, Prince Edward County Children’s Aid Society and Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society

Able-One Systems Kitchener, Ontario
Able-One is a dealer for AS/400s. Their customer contact data is stored in a character based legacy database and they wanted to use a Window’s front end to their data. Their spam blocking software was stopping some of their outgoing mail and the staff weren’t aware that their emails had been blocked.
Home and Park Motorhomes Kitchener, Ontario
Is a manufacturer of Class B Motorhomes. They use Notes/Domino for email and document management. John functions as a part time member of their lean IT support team.

London Borough of Brent London, England
The Brent City Council contracted Lotus Consulting to implement Domino. The project is reaching completion the System Administrators at the Council need to take over the administration of the Domino servers.
Canadian Tire Financial Services Welland, Ontario
The four Notes/Domino wizards had been promoted. The two new Notes/Domino developers each had less than a year of experience.
JP Morgan Chase & Co. European Technology Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Merger Renaming Project
As a result of the merger of JP Morgan, Chase Manhattan Bank and Robert Flemings, many Notes applications needed to be modified to accommodate the recertification of all users to a new organization. JP Morgan used flat names, Chase Manhattan Bank used only an organization hierarchical certifier and Flemings used a hierarchical certifier with organizational units. There were over 4,000 databases in use.
Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region Kitchener, Ontario
WatFACS is a child protections agency. All of the client information is maintained in Notes databases. The IFRS application keeps the data secure and ensures that approvals match the provincial legislation. Files can be transferred from social worker to social worker, or to an archive, or to another agency in the province.
When a family transfers from one region to another, the Social Workers need to exchange the family history over the Government of Ontario's network. This information must remain confidential.
Like many email systems, there were a lot of "want ad" emails going to "all staff".
Lotus Education - Lotus Development Corporation Cambridge MA, USA
Senior Notes/Domino Instructor, responsible for providing training using Lotus Notes/Domino. Initially taught V3 and progressed to R5. Subject matter expert resource for the Curriculum Developers. Application Developer.
Bank of Montreal / Emfiysys Scarborough, Ontario
BMO had purchased an off-the-shelf Project Management software, which required extensive customization. The existing developers lacked the experience to tackle a job this large.
Speedy Muffler King Toronto, Ontario
Speedy Muffler King is a major automotive repair shop chain. They have 130 locations across Canada. They use Notes/Domino on an AS/400 for their email system. The shop policies and procedures were kept in a paper binder at each location. Updates were mailed out and the shop manager was expected to replace the outdated pages with the new pages. Made the template customizable, so that other departments could maintain their own policy guides. Departments can create their own categories and define their own workflow.

TLCC (The Learning Continuum Company, Boca Raton, FL, USA
TLCC markets Notes/Domino training courses. The courses are written in Notes/Domino to teach people how to use and develop Notes/Domino. TLCC contracts out the development of these courses to industry experts.
Various Education Centers Toronto, Ottawa and Buffalo
In order to be recognized as a LAEC (Lotus Authorized Education Centers), the center must have a Level 1 instructor on staff. When they need to teach advanced level courses (Level 2 or Level 3), they hire a contractor to teach the course.
Courses taught:
Price Waterhouse Kitchener, Ontario
Started as a Consultant in 1986, promoted to Senior Consultant in 1988 and to Manager in 1991.
Chatham Kent Integrated Children's Services Chatham, Ontario
In order to participate in the province wide secure email system, CKICS needed to install R5 servers.
Center of Philanthropy Hamilton, Bermuda
The Center had contracted another company to build their web site using Domino and the credit card processing was not working.
The Argus Group Hamilton, Bermuda
The Argus Group upgraded their Domino servers from R4 to R5 and the Notes clients from R4 to R5 and they required assistance with the roll out.
Niagara Family and Children's Services St. Catherines, Ontario
When they received their pre-built servers required to participate in the secure email project for Children's Aid Societies / Family and Children's Services, they were certified with a CAS certifier and they wanted to be certified with a FACS certifier.
QuikkTutor.com
Quikk provides tutoring to students, over the Internet. They required a repository to hold their pre-scripted answers and graphics.
www.v-and-m.com
This is the publicly available Domino server of the server network for my company, the web site is running and maintained using Domino 8.5.3, (or a newer version) running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The Domino server also handles the SMTP mail for @v-and-m.com, @v-and-m.ca and @vanderhoff.ca

It is designed to provide a site where potential customers could view the resume, projects, courses taught and availability. These are all Notes documents rendered as HTML by the Domino server.

The schedule pages are more interesting. A LotusScript agent, that creates HTML to display a calendar, which shows busy days and available days. By generating the HTML, we can precisely control how the calendar displays. The button(s), calls the agent allows you to move from month to month. We're delivering a custom report to a web browser, which is built from information in a Notes/Domino database
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