IBM Crosses Signals: Domino or Workplace?
From ADT: IBM Crosses Signals: Domino or Workplace?
I had to check the date on this article to make sure it wasn't from a year or so ago... But no. February 1st, 2005...
Rumors about the impending demise of IBM’s Lotus Notes/Domino platform are nothing new. However, when IBM announced its Lotus Workplace messaging and collaboration platform in late 2003, the fate of the venerable combination seemed lost in space.
At first, IBM was careful to position Workplace as an offering for shops without Notes and Domino—or any other messaging platform, for that matter. Over the last 12 months, however, IBM has disclosed more ambitious plans for Workplace. Officials are adamant that Notes and Domino aren’t going anywhere, of course. However, at the same time, the company is delivering, or plans to deliver, more tools to promote Domino and Workplace coexistence–or to facilitate full-fledged Domino-to-Workplace migrations. At some point, IBM officials say, Domino and Workplace will converge into one product.
It’s not surprising, then, that some longtime Notes/Domino developers take a decidedly pessimistic view of that platform’s future. 'As far as I can tell from the buzz, Domino is on the way to its grave within the next few years, and I will be forced to find an alternative,' says Robert LaRock, a programmer with Standard Abrasives. When that happens, he says, Workplace probably won’t be on his short list.
I've got to think this article was written about six months ago (at least) and just now made the light of day. It's obvious the reporter either didn't attend Lotusphere 2005 or didn't update the article with any of the information released from the event. The reporter's "facts" are so outdated and/or just plain wrong as to be laughable...