Revenues for WebSphere family of software products, which facilitates customers' ability to manage a wide variety of business processes using open standards to interconnect applications, data and operating systems, increased 11 percent. Revenues for Information Management increased 5 percent including revenues for DB2 database software, which enables clients to leverage information on demand, increased 9 percent. Revenues from Tivoli software (infrastructure software that enables customers to centrally manage networks and storage) increased 15 percent, and revenues for Lotus software, which allows collaborating and messaging by customers in real-time communication and knowledge management, increased 11 percent. Revenues from Rational software (integrated development tools) were flat compared with the first quarter of 2004.From the analyst call's prepared remarks:
As a result, IBM expects to gain or hold market share for the first quarter in the collaborative software, systems management and security software, Web services and data management categories.
Lotus software was up 11 percent year-to-year for the quarter driven by strong Notes/Domino growth and continued acceptance of our Workplace product.Remember, I can't disclose more detail than this due to IBM policy. I'd really like to, though...
Remember that Q1 2004 was also a barn-burner for Lotus. Growth on top of growth in the first fiscal quarter....a good thing.