Interesting headline, short story that doesn't
seem to tell the whole story. The actual story talks about the Lotus
share of an ever-growing "messaging" market, as forecast by the
Radicati Group. Looking at messaging as a flat horizontal market
has always been dangerous -- to take an analogy, I don't think that Ritz-Carlton
thinks of Motel 6 as a competitor, even though they are both in the "lodging"
The article also tries to take an excellent, long Ferris Research report on Lotupshere and summarize it in five words. I think the interpretation there is a bit misleading -- I found the Ferris report to be quite comprehensive and balanced. Oh well.
There is one good nugget here:
Radicati said that 71 percent of IBM's corporate-messaging installed base is on Domino 6.x, compared with only 57 percent of Microsoft Corp. customers that have moved up to Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003.Link: eWeek: Report Foresees Declining IBM E-Mail Penetration >