jonvon says goodbye

A superb piece of analysis which will have many heads nodding—go read it:

IBM isn’t selling it. IBM isn’t marketing it. No one, at the customer-corporate level, knows what the engineers working on Domino are doing. They don’t know, and they don’t care. Why? Because, apparently, Domino does not show up on “the quadrant”. When corporate level strategy folks are trying to make decisions, they don’t have any guidance from IBM, or the analysts, or the trade magazines, or anyone, concerning the actual core capabilities of Lotus Notes, because Notes isn’t allowed to compete with Websphere. “IBM Lotus” shows up on the quadrant for “Social Software”. What does that mean? It means Connections and Quickr and Sametime. - Lotus Notes: The Long Goodbye.

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