Getting hold of Workplace

It would seem that Paul Robichaux is no closer to getting hold of Lotus Workplace for evaluation purposes. Paul first posted of his experiences with IBM in December. Now, he’s a month further on:

Why is IBM being so tight with this technology? Sure, it might just be a matter of risk management; they don’t want customers to have bad experiences with the product. That’s understandable, although I note that Microsoft and Oracle (among others) restrict access to beta versions of their product, not the released versions. (As a side note, I find it a little offensive that IBM expects me to audition to gain the right to buy their product, but maybe that’s just me. At least there’s no swimsuit competition).

Dear oh lor’ (via Network World Fusion).

Comments on this post are now closed.


I’m a software architect / developer / general IT wrangler specialising in web, mobile web and middleware using things like node.js, Java, C#, PHP, HTML5 and more.

Best described as a simpleton, but kindly. You can read more here.