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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Blackberry Continues its plummett

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OK… So its been a long time since I Blogged.  Its actually a good thing.  Things have been incredibly busy at Rivit.  We’ve been migrating more clients to Microsoft every month.  Our forecast is looking good.  Thank you to all of our customers!

This morning I was reading the Newspaper and saw an article on Blackberry.  The news last week was that Blackberry continued to slide even after they released their new phones.  In fact they had lost 4 million subscribers ...

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Microsoft didn’t kill Wordperfect – Novell Did…. Sounds Like history is ready to repeat itself.

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wordperfect LogoAn outstanding anti-trust suit existed against Microsoft on whether they had acted inappropriately in aiding in the demise of Wordperfect.  Microsoft took action and asked for the case to be closed.  The judge in the case found that it was not the actions of Microsoft that killed Wordperfect.  It was the actions, or rather, the inaction of Novell that killed the product.

At the time that Windows98 had been released, ...

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So maybe Domino isn’t dead yet…

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Since becoming Rivit we’ve been focused more and more on the transition of our clients away from Domino or the notes client.  We’ve been working with Binary Tree (BTW. great people and great software – www.binarytree.com) on migrating email and working with our friends at DLI to move Domino Applications to a browser based domino framework using DOCOVA (www.docova.com).

However since November we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Domino World.  Especially on our product side.   We saw a huge uptake ...

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Social Experiment – a bust…

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So I was forced to go with out my Iphone.  I was resolved to go Old School.  It was tough.  I heard phantom rings and vibrations.  I kept checking my pockets so that I could get my Iphone and check for email.  But by the third day I started feeling good.  The sense of urgency to life was gone.  I spent more time getting things done, meeting with people face to face, actually being engaged in a conversation with out ...

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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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Lotusphere 2012 is officially open and Rivit is here!

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Lotusphere 2012 is open and Rivit Technology Partner is an Exhibitor.  Following on a fantastic 2011, Rivit is announcing our new DCOM – Domino Application Archiving product, and it is making waves!

We are also demonstrating our Enforcer and Pursuit products which provide Email Risk Management and Archiving.

Come by booth 201 and see a demo.  If you can’t make it book and attend a demo we will send you an itunes ...

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RIM plans to open its network services to iPhones and Android.

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Research In Motion (TSX:RIM.TO) stock price rose 7.6 per cent on Tuesday after they released plans to offer software to companies and governments that would open up its secure network to iPhones and other mobile devices. 

The service, named BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, will be available in March after a test run.

Ok., as all of you are probably aware of,  I’ve become a Iphone bigot.  Didn’t think I could, or would, ...

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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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