Lotus knows how to win 'em....

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank has chosen to standardize on IBM Corp.'s Lotus collaboration software, IBM said Tuesday, displacing Microsoft Corp.'s rival SharePoint-based platform.

U.S. Bank plans to roll out the Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections social Web platform for corporations. Quickr and Connections provide a file-sharing repository allowing employees to create profiles, wikis and blogs.

U.S. Bank is also standardizing on the latest Lotus Notes 8.5 client for all 58,000 employees, as well as the Lotus Sametime messaging app, Bob Picciano, general manager of IBM Lotus Software, told Computerworld. "The focus is for them to get everything migrated by 2010," he said. ...

Citing large customers such as HSBC, Colgate-Palmolive, Teach for America and others that are deploying the latest Web 2.0 components of the Lotus platform, Picciano says IBM is making a successful counterattack.

"We are displacing Exchange, displacing Outlook," Picciano said. "Despite what the people up in Redmond might say, we are taking share."
Link: Computerworld: U.S. Bank picks IBM's Lotus platform over Microsoft's SharePoint >

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