August 26 2005
I'm sitting in the back of the room at
the inaugural Irish
Lotus User Group meeting.
A fantastic turnout--about 70 people--for a Friday afternoon...
Too bad Paul Mooney clamed the Plaze for this hotel already...
and "Two Fish" Buchan has the self-described "bling-iest" laptop -- (I've since heard someone describe this as a "chavtop"!!!):
Some interesting observations from my presentation:
- There's more R5 and 6.0.x usage here than I've seen in other markets.
- Almost everyone running Notes 6.5 clients is using the integrated instant messaging.
- Very few non-Windows Domino servers running amongst these customers.
- Nobody is running Notes/Domino 7 beta yet...hope that the use of ND7 will change in a week or two. :)
Sean Murphy from Irish Department of Justice is presenting now, and Blackberry plus some Notes/Domino 7 updates are still to come.
The most interesting observation -- all bar two of the questions during my Q&A came from non-Irishmen/women. Maybe they're saving their questions for over a pint of Guinness a couple of hours from now.