Changing the Status Quo for Small Business IT Solutions


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  • Changing the Status Quo for Small Business IT Solutions

    1. 1. IBM Lotus Foundations - changing the status quo for small business IT solutions
    2. 2. There has to be a better way - existing IT solutions make it difficult on customers and partners <ul><li>Partners have to deal with multiple vendors with different support agreements to build a complete solution </li></ul><ul><li>Existing solutions in the market still require significant IT support and time investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OS upgrades and patch management (Microsoft customer featured in their latest press release said they still spend 2 hours a week doing upgrades) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution complexity (Microsoft reference stated it took them a month to install Microsoft EBS 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovering from a complete system failure or data loss is both costly and time consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managing licensing and entitlements is complex </li></ul>
    3. 3. Lotus Foundations Start - an all-in-one appliance with the essential software to power a business <ul><li>Complete first server – out of the box </li></ul><ul><li>True appliance </li></ul><ul><li>Supports both Notes and Outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Access for remote workers </li></ul><ul><li>Lotus Symphony Office productivity tools </li></ul><ul><li>File management </li></ul><ul><li>Directory services </li></ul><ul><li>Firewall </li></ul><ul><li>Backup and recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-virus and Anti-Spam </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>
    4. 4. Key benefits over competitive solutions <ul><li>Linux based OS (less than 100 MB) </li></ul><ul><li>Industry leading Notes/Domino collaboration platform—without the need for a Domino admin </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomic technology automates key functions and minimizes maintenance requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully automated installation and network configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System “dials home” every 12 hours to check for software updates and entitlements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Powerful Backup and Recovery capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single button restore of key functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated, incremental disk based backups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Included Lotus Symphony office productivity tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to buy Microsoft Office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No artificial size restrictions—scales to 500 users </li></ul>
    5. 5. Recent Developments <ul><li>Lotus Foundations appliance unveiled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware/software from a single vendor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified support model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VMware / Lotus Foundations agreement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for Microsoft Windows and Windows applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepting BP nominations for beta participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart Business Developer Kit availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily package and deploy Domino applications on Foundations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on 11/21 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Press, analyst and partner community are taking notice
    7. 7. Designed to improve your business experience <ul><li>Radically improves dynamics of partner/customer relationship—antagonistic break/fix support to subscription based value model </li></ul><ul><li>A complete HW/SW solution from a single vendor </li></ul><ul><li>Installation in 30 minutes, not 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>One click over-the-wire updates for major OS releases—in minutes, not hours </li></ul><ul><li>Remote management capabilities minimize need for on-site visits </li></ul><ul><li>Developer toolkit's for easy packaging and deployment of applications </li></ul><ul><li>No artificial size restrictions—scales to 500 users </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified licensing structure </li></ul><ul><li>No-charge, phone based technical support </li></ul>
    8. 8. Get “Start”ed today <ul><li>Download the 30 day trial </li></ul><ul><li>Become a partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call our business development reps at 1-866-384-8324 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to and sign up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get enabled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend free virtual training class on Dec. 2 and 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend Lotusphere 2009 in Orlando on Jan. 18-22 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start selling! </li></ul>
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