IBM Lotus Notes / Domino upgrades

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IBM Lotus Notes / Domino upgrades

  1. 1. IBM Lotus Notes / Domino Upgrading is the only way forward
  2. 2. IBM Lotus Notes / Domino – a history of upgrades <ul><li>The following slide does not attempt to trivialise the process of upgrading </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a challenging, time-consuming and costly IT project </li></ul><ul><li>However… </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Lotus Domino has never mandated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switching hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploying a new directory infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving mail boxes from one server to another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrating data from one format to another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Typically customers have been able to skip versions when upgrading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. 5 to 7, 6 to 8 … and these are still straightforward upgrades </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Notes / Domino - protection of investment <ul><li>Continued evolution + consistent architecture = </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection of investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower cost of ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorter time to business value </li></ul></ul>Future roadmap may be subject to change Upgrade Domino 5 Domino 6 Domino 7 Domino 8 Domino 8.5 Domino Beyond Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade You can jump versions Co-existence between versions
  4. 4. Calling all Microsoft Exchange customers <ul><li>Ask Microsoft to show you THEIR version of that previous slide </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you ask them what’s next after Exchange 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>… and if that will be a straightforward upgrade </li></ul>
  5. 5. IBM Lotus Notes / Domino – consistent architecture <ul><li>The Notes / Domino architecture has been consistent, release after release </li></ul><ul><li>Does this mean things have got a bit stale? </li></ul><ul><li>Absolutely not… </li></ul><ul><li>Look at what’s been added or improved in the past five years (and what’s coming later in 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>And this is based on a consistent upgrade-able architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No migrations, no conversions, no rip ‘n’ replaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That saves time and money </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Consistent architecture, continuous improvements Policy-based administration Scalability improvements 50 – 80% scalability improvements Reduced CPU usage Domain monitoring ~ 35% mail box and database compression Further reduction of CPU usage Reduction in I/O Traveler – integrated e-mail for mobile devices Reduction in space taken by file attachments Notes authentication via LDAP or Active Directory (optional) Notes ID credential vault Future roadmap may be subject to change 6 7 8.0.1 8.5
  7. 7. Quotes “ Within the land of IT, nothing is a bigger pain to own, manage and run than Microsoft Exchange. Everywhere you go customers have horror stories about the installation, maintenance and, above all, uptime of their Microsoft Exchange implementations. And worse yet, they will all tell you they are paying top dollar for the privilege because the expertise needed to successfully run a Microsoft Exchange server is some of the most expensive in the IT labor pool.” Michael Vizard, eWeek Even when the cost of the software licenses is factored out, upgrading from Exchange 2000 or 2003 to Exchange 2007 is significantly more difficult and expensive than the upgrade from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003. The two main reasons for this are Exchange 2007’s 64-bit requirement and the new message routing architecture. Peter Pawlak, “Exchange 2007 a Boon to IT”, Directions on Microsoft Update
  8. 8. Lotus Notes 8 provides more than just e-mail <ul><li>Line-of-business and collaborative applications </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated real-time collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional unified communications (Voice over IP, telephony, video) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A full business productivity suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports Open Document Format and Microsoft Office formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An open client framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More capabilities are ‘pluggable’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickr document sharing, activities, customisable widgets, Google Gadgets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lotus Notes 8 is ready for businesses to adapt to new methods of collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not just stuck as an e-mail client </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Notes / Domino market share <ul><li>Gartner Dataquest (July 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both Microsoft and IBM grew their e-mail business by 0.6% in 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM gained share, growing from 41.7% to 42.3% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft gained share, growing from 47.1% to 47.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IDC (August 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both Microsoft and IBM grew their ICE business in 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft by 9% and IBM by 13.9% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM gained share – 39% to 40% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft lost share - 52.6% to 51.4% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lotus-provided facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2,000 companies added to the user base in 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lotus brand grew 23% year-on-year in 2006 </li></ul></ul>
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