Burton Group's take on ND7 comes through in Peter O'Kelly's observation:

Some analysts believe IBM's timing to market with Notes/Domino 7 is fortuitous given what they see as a growing demand for a stronger marriage between collaboration and communications among developers and users both large and small.

"Notes/Domino to an extent is now resurgent because of this demand for integrated communications and collaboration, because [IBM] sees it more and more as the way to make users more productive and the business more responsive," says Peter O'Kelly, a senior analyst with The Burton Group, Midvale, Utah.

During the past three years, according to O'Kelly, Lotus has redoubled its focus on Notes/Domino, and some of the improvements included in Version 7, such as server consolidation and management, reflect that redoubled effort.

"But, as importantly, [IBM is] indicating to the market that [Notes] has a future and will continue investing in it. If you go back three to five years ago, IBM was suggesting Notes didn't have much of a future, that it was a late-life product in harvest mode," O'Kelly says.
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