Sounds like Lotus Connections is coming in the right market space at the right time...

It's all about integration and security," said Oliver Young, an analyst at the Cambridge, Mass.-based research firm. "They trust Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP. They're running half of their enterprise applications already. It's so much easier and so much more reliable to get it from those guys who are already in their shops."

For his new report, Young surveyed 119 CIOs at U.S. companies with 500 or more employees. Seventy-one percent said they would be more interested in Web 2.0 technology if they could buy it from major vendors such as Microsoft or IBM. And 74% said they would be more interested in Web 2.0 technology if they could acquire it as a software suite.

Young said major vendors are starting to offer Web 2.0 suites. For example, IBM's latest upgrade of Lotus Notes includes several Web 2.0 components integrated into its collaboration platform.

"It's the best-looking suite out there for Web 2.0," Young said.
I believe Young is probably referring to Connections, not just the new web 2.0 features of Notes/Domino 7.0.2.  So a little bit of confusion, but ... either way, Lotus has a strong story around these web 2.0 technologies, and the trust of the marketplace to consider them.

Link: SearchSMB: Web 2.0: CIOs want it their way > (via Gregg Eldred)

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