Want an unbiased look at the Lotus Roadmap? Check out Michael Sampson's new report
Michael Sampson is well-known for his unbiased insights into collaboration technology, especially when it comes to Lotus Notes and Microsoft SharePoint. He's written a couple of books on Microsoft SharePoint, but I've often wished he would put out a white paper on what he sees in the Lotus realm and where he sees things going.
Well, I no longer have to wait...
On his website, you can learn more his report "Lotus Roadmap: Enhancing Business Collaboration with Lotus Software". From the site:
Lotus Notes has been around for a long time. Since its release in 1989 it has always been viewed as a “different” piece of technology, loved by some people and reviled by others. It takes a different approach to information management and collaboration tasks, it looks different from the standard Microsoft offering which many people view as being “authoritatively correct”, and it offers capability for being used so broadly across an organization that it can be put to use on many tasks, including tasks that it is not well-suited for.
So what do we do with Lotus Notes, and by implication, the other products from Lotus Software? Is there still life left in Lotus? Is it time to move to “greener pastures”? Are the new offerings from other vendors better suited to the information management and collaboration tasks that organizations are using Lotus Notes for? These are the questions addressed in this report.
I had a chance to read and comment before it was published, and I was impressed and pleased to see such an honest, forthright look at the platform many of us use to make our living. It's well worth the cost to your company to get an honest look at the Lotus platform without all the vendor hype and misdirection.
Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together, Michael... great job.