With a few weeks to reflect on Lotusphere, VARs and analysts are giving the Workplace / Notes strategy a thumbs-up...

"Extending server-managed clients to Hannover next year simplifies deployment issues, but in 2007 it also gives [IBM] a chance to extend Notes more deeply into a Linux as well as a Mac environment," says Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions in Gilford, N.H.

With Hannover, Workplace OS 2.6, Sametime 7.5 instant-messaging software and a new Notes 7.x suite designed to work with SAP's ERP software, IBM is betting it can sway enterprise users it believes are ready to move past traditional, more expensive client-server solutions, such as Vista and Office 12.
Link: VARBusiness: Big Blue Strikes Back With Next Generation of Notes/Domino  > (Via Jack Dausman)

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