One of the final projects I worked on during December 2009 was a report called “Lotus Roadmap: Enhancing Business Collaboration with Lotus Software”. I almost got it completed, but ran out of runway. Thus today has been busy, as I’ve finished collating the reviewer’s comments, and published the report.
Lotus Notes has been around for a long time. Since its release in 1989 it has always been viewed as a “different” piece of technology, loved by some people and reviled by others. It takes a different approach to information management and collaboration tasks, it looks different from the standard Microsoft offering which many people view as being “authoritatively correct”, and it offers capability for being used so broadly across an organization that it can be put to use on many tasks, including tasks that it is not well-suited for.
So what do we do with Lotus Notes, and by implication, the other products from Lotus Software? Is there still life left in Lotus? Is it time to move to “greener pastures”? Are the new offerings from other vendors better suited to the information management and collaboration tasks that organizations are using Lotus Notes for? These are the questions addressed in this report.
For purchasing details (and access to the free Summary Document), see Lotus Roadmap: Enhancing Business Collaboration with Lotus Software.
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