IBM Announces Investment in Notes Domino Version 10 and Beyond

IBM made some big announcements on October 25, 2017 in regards to the future commitment and investment in Notes and Domino.

First, Notes and Domino will have a version 10 released in 2018.

Secondly, IBM is now leaving all the development of the platform to their partner HCL. IBM already has a partnership with them on several other products in their portfolio.

HCL Technologies Limited is an Indian multinational IT services company, headquartered in India. It is a subsidiary of HCL Enterprise. Originally a research and development division of HCL, it emerged as an independent company in 1991 when HCL ventured into the software services business. The company has offices in 34 countries including the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

So what does this mean? It means that the platform is not dead, something which we’ve heard since around 2002 from people.

It also means that for the customers, there will be no change in their relationship with IBM. The biggest change is that HCL will do the development. But sales, support, PMRs, licensing and Passport advantage will all still be done via IBM.

IBM and HCL are committed to make sure that support, development and continuation of the platform will not be disrupted.

The next version of Notes, Domino and Sametime is going under the name “Project Sapphire.”

Other stuff to look forward to:

This covers the entire family of IBM Notes, Domino, Sametime and Verse, both on premise and in the cloud.

Here’s the portfolio that’s a part of the HCL partnership:

Click on the link below to view the announcement from IBM.

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