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Jun 10 2008   5:44PM GMT

iPhone & Lotus Notes – What do we do now



Posted by: David Vasta
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Yesterday Apple released a new version of the iPhone and somewhere in the mix old Steve Jobs, who looks sick, left out talking about IBM and Lotus iNotes for the iPhone.

There is a good bit of chatter on Ed Brill’s blog about it and people are concerned.  Nathan Freeman weights in on the SDK problem.

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  • KenRoss
    I hope someone higher up than Ed Brill chimes in on this soon. This perpetuates the ongoing perception of Notes/Domino as old technology that cannot keep up. I'd hate to see [B]another[/B] product from IBM lose because of marketing and perception. Getting the iPhone some type of access to a .nsf would really help change that. There are C level executives at companies all over looking to rid themselves of Domino/Notes, this is only more ammunition.
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  • David Vasta
    Ken, You could not be more right. RIM has made it very easy to leverage the Lotus Platform. I also think Ed is very aware of the problem. Lotus has to work with everything. Just like the recent BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) problem with Lotus 8, the iPhone not doing everything with Lotus like it does with Exchange is just not up to grade. I however don't think in this case it's IBM, it the small pea brained company we all love to hate, Apple! They seem to put out dazzling products only to miss fire at some of the simplest of problems. The iPhone V1 was not 3G....the Enterprise iPhone kit was an after thought....still no traction with the Xserve in bit IT? Apple blundered some 15 years ago when they failed to make it into Corporate IT and now they are about to do it all over again. I want to seem them force Windows out of IT and for people and CIOs to really rethink how they do IT with UNIX and Linux and the likes....IBM i, but it's not going to happen when Apple does silly things like not invite Lotus to the party for what might be an Enterprise class Smart Phone, when in fact IBM/Lotus would make better bed fellows in that they don't have anything in that space to compete with them on....MICROSOFT would rather see Apple fail and everyone move to Windows Mobile...DUH!
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