Lotus Quickplace a Good Choice
IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging Sparklers (June, 2003)
Existing Lotus software has addressed the messaging needs of both Power Users (120 or more emails per day) and advanced users (70-100 e-mails per day); Lotus Workplace Messaging completes Lotus' suite of messaging products to address baseline users (10 or less emails a day). This untapped market of deskless workers represents a major area of growth for IBM and the time is ripe for an established leader to enter the market. According to Ferris Research, about 30 percent of the workforce in developed countries falls into the deskless category, totaling some 300 million employees worldwide. (from "Lotus eyes untapped markets with new messaging system," IDG News Service, 5/20/03) Enterprises with large, diverse workforces will find that a combination of Lotus messaging solutions best suits their employees' various needs, while still cutting costs overall. A recent Gartner report states, "enterprises that design their e-mail environments around such blended architectures may be able to provide their users with the appropriate level of workgroup-specific e-mail services at a lower total cost of ownership". - "IBM, Sendmail Products Move Lower-Cost E-mail Forward", Maurene Grey and Karen Shegda, Gartner Research, May 2003. Lotus Workplace Messaging allows large corporations to communicate electronically to "deskless" workers, for the first time - thereby bringing a entire community of employees closer to the core company, breaking down workplace barriers between the technological haves and have-nots. According to a recent Gartner report on low-cost e-mail offerings, "Deploying e-mail to factory floor workers can improve morale for those who feel disenfranchised from the 'connected' enterprise." - "IBM, Sendmail Products Move Lower-Cost E-mail Forward", Maurene Grey and Karen Shegda, Gartner Research, May 2003.