Lotus Notes: Live Long and Prosper

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As Notes turns 25 we look at the future for this Rapid Application Development Platform. Notes has been pronounced dead by many over the years and yet it still lives on. In this session we look at other technologies that have lived on or suddenly died out to find clues on what the future may hold for Notes.

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Lotus Notes: Live Long and Prosper

  1. 1. Lotus Notes Live Long and Prosper Peter Presnell CEO
  2. 2. Technology Trends
  3. 3. Mainframe A mainframe has one of the worst price/performance ratios of any product or technology in any industry.
  4. 4. Slam dunk to replace mainframes with faster, smaller, cheaper servers?
  5. 5. COBOL (circa 1959) 55 Years
  6. 6. COBOL is not modern
  7. 7. 80% of daily business transactions are still processed in COBOL* IT Modernization: The Changing COBOL Market Could Affect Your Decision – Gartner Group, 8 August 2008
  8. 8. One in four universities teach COBOL * Bridging the COBOL skills gap – Micro Focus, 2013
  9. 9. Why? High barriers to entry High barriers to exit
  10. 10. Enterprise Apps: Barriers to entry high
  11. 11. 1980: It was the ONLY choice
  12. 12. Enterprise Apps: Barriers to exit high
  13. 13. 170 billion lines of code * IT Modernization: The Changing COBOL Market Could Affect Your Decision – Gartner Group, 8 August 2008
  14. 14. That’s a lot of bitcoins….
  15. 15. And they just keep going
  16. 16. The Risk Of Failure Is High 31% of projects are cancelled before completed 53% of projects will cost 189% of their original costs * Choas Report – Standish Group
  17. 17. Businesses will rely on COBOL for another ten to twenty years* * Bridging the COBOL skills gap – Micro Focus, 2013
  18. 18. * Bridging the COBOL skills gap – Micro Focus, 2013 Businesses will rely on COBOL for another ten to twenty years*
  19. 19. Blackberry
  20. 20. A once thriving company
  21. 21. Suddenly looked like this…..
  22. 22. Mobile: Barriers to entry low
  23. 23. No longer just a business device
  24. 24. Ubiquitous device
  25. 25. Everybody has one
  26. 26. I don’t need multiple phones!
  27. 27. Mobile: Barriers to exit low
  28. 28. We replace our phones every two years
  29. 29. Soon everyone was using something else
  30. 30. Notes will soon turn 25 1989 - 20143
  31. 31. What does the future hold?
  32. 32. Notes Mail
  33. 33. Messaging: Barriers to exit low
  34. 34. Current messaging
  35. 35. File store
  36. 36. 30-day transition period
  37. 37. Notes Applications
  38. 38. SMA: Barriers to entry Low
  39. 39. Domino Designer on every desk
  40. 40. Easy to learn and deploy
  41. 41. Handle any problem
  42. 42. The most successful SMA platform ever! • 50,000 companies • 200 applications (avg) • 10 million applications
  43. 43. Apple’s app store reached 1 million applications in October 2013
  44. 44. And the code…. 5,000 lines per application x 10 million applications = 50 billion lines of code
  45. 45. SMA: Barriers to exit are High
  46. 46. Cost 200 applications x $20,000 per application = $4 million investment 10 million applications x $20,000 per application = $200 billion investment
  47. 47. Time IBM XPages: 200 applications x 5 weeks per application = 20 years i.e. Team of 4 developers 5 years
  48. 48. Time Platform migration: 200 applications x 3 months per application = 50 years i.e. Large team of consultants forever
  49. 49. Risk Cost Overruns Project Delays Lack Of Documentation Business Interruptions Data Migration Issues Project Failure
  50. 50. Implications
  51. 51. Notes applications are NOT going away!
  52. 52. Think 10+ years
  53. 53. Business needs are not frozen
  54. 54. The expectation gap Is growing
  55. 55. Adding modern features delivers additional business value
  56. 56. Access applications anywhere, anytime
  57. 57. Notes Client
  58. 58. Notes is web 2.0
  59. 59. Notes is mobile
  60. 60. Keeping your employees happy
  61. 61. Keeping your business profitable
  62. 62. A sustained investment in the platform Maintenance Latest Version of Domino Always Training Web Enablement: XPages Mobile Access: XPages Social Capabilities: SBT
  63. 63. A sustained investment in the platform Maintenance Latest Version of Domino Always Training Web Enablement: XPages Mobile Access: XPages Social Capabilities: SBT Live long and prosper

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