Well, I learned a lot of things today, but some of the really cool things included:

  • Lotusphere 2006 registration is up vs. 2005...I'll leave the exact numbers for next week
  • A significant portion of the business partners attending Lotusphere are doing so for the first time, or for the first time in 3 or more years
  • WebSphere Portal gained over 500 new customers in 2005
  • Lotus Notes/Domino gained a whole bunch of new customers in 2005...I'll save the exact number for next week
  • A luxury automotive manufacturer consolidated Domino and Exchange environments to Domino in 2005
  • There will be more IBM software salespeople selling Lotus software in 2006 than in 2005, a sign of IBM's continuing/renewed investment in Lotus
And all this is
  • without seeing the Notes "Hannover" and Sametime 7.5 demos...those are coming up in the morning
  • without hearing 2005 full-year results, since IBM has not yet announced Q4 2005 earnings...those are coming up after close of business tomorrow

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