IBM Roadmap: "Workplace or no Workplace, Notes/Domino is here to stay."
On August 31st, CRN magazine printed an article entitled IBM Lotus Pledges Workplace Integration For New Version Of Domino.
Highlights of coverage:
- "IBM's Lotus Software group wants to reassure partners and customers that Workplace or no Workplace, Notes/Domino is here to stay."
- "The current road map calls for the Lotus Notes 7 client and Domino 7 Server to ship next year with tighter integration with the company's new Workplace technologies. Beyond that, 'there will be a Domino 8, 9, 10,' said Ken Bisconti, vice president of Lotus and portal products."
- "In many respects, what IBM Lotus says it will offer by year's end is the rich functionality Microsoft has promised for its Longhorn client in 2006. Last week Microsoft admitted it was pulling the WinFS storage subsystem out of that release, however. Meanwhile, IBM Lotus is bundling a small Cloudscape replicatable database in the Workplace client."
- "From the road map and demonstrations, it seems clear that IBM Lotus is working to meld Workplace and Notes/Domino functionality first at the glass, and then move to meld the disparate server technologies under the covers."