So how does your market perceive Notes?

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Just wondering how your local markets perceive Notes these days.

So before everyone starts ranting I just want to clarify a few things:

  • I’ve worked with Notes since 1993.
  • I’ve been to every Lotusphere except the 1st one.
  • metaLogic was an IBM Premier Business Partner.
  • Rivit Continues to be an IBM Business Partner.
  • Rivit Continues to work with their client base on Domino related projects.
  • Notes/Domino is still a better environment for development applications then the alternative.

However, we’ve been seeing a significant drop in the Domino Market ...

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Setting up Sharepoint Foundations on your own workstation

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We’ve been doing more and more work on SharePoint these days.  It’s not as nice as Domino.  It requires more effort to develop applications.  The simple things that we take for granted in Domino require some work.  But, once you get started working with it you can see why companies like it.   A lot of our client base has started to develop applications in Sharepoint or they are moving their Mission Critical Domino Applications over.

The nice thing about the Domino development environment ...

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The move towards a Tablet world

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Back in 1997 Lotus introduced Kona. Kona was a set of javabean based applets intended to help reduce the cost of developing and deploying business application on the internet. This would later evolve into Lotus E-suite. E-suite was billed as a way of providing users with the software that they needed when they needed it. IBM would later try to sell Network Workstations with E-suite. ...

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Huge Domino Loss – Sales force lands $28M GSA-wide cloud contract

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Sales force has just landed a huge deal.  The US General Services Administration will be moving its 17000 employees to the Force.com development Platform and chatter collaboration suite.  The agency will move applications built in IBM Lotus Domino and then retire Domino.

http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2011/10/20/salesforce-gsa-acumen-cloud-project.aspx

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Xpages server – Its Here

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Back in March, 2011, I blogged about an idea that Carl Tyler had about stripping the domino and notes (naming and marketing wise) out of a the Domino server and leaving the Xpages behind.  (I’ve taken the liberty of editing out the rest of the comments I had in there for you.  Domino is still there).

Well its here.  Xpages Server!  Here’s Ed Brills’ Post explaining it.

http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/introducing-ibm-xwork-server

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