I didn't notice Shane Schick in the audience at LinuxWorld Canada the other morning...too bad, as he was one of the first journalists I met when I moved into Notes product management years and years ago.  He offers this coveage of the "Alternatives to Microsoft Exchange" panel:

In a session that discussed alternatives to Microsoft's Exchange platform, several executives, including
IBM and Novell, said they have started to see an increase in the number of organizations opting for a Linux-based system for messaging and collaboration. Based on a number of questions from the audience, however, they admitted it can still be difficult to convince senior management to make the change. ...
Ed Bill, worldwide market leader for Lotus Notes and Domino at IBM, said Big Blue saw 1,500 migrations from Exchange to Domino last year, and it has been offering Domino on Linux since 1999. "Even if (IT managers) can demonstrate the value, there will always be some users who don't want to learn a new client," he said. "You have to focus on those back-end benefits and show that it will mean a lower cost with minimal interruption."
Link: ITBusiness.ca: Vendors see Linux as means to convert Exchange users >

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