IBM Lotus Notes/Domino – the SaaS version

It’s coming, soon. Lotus GM, Bob Picciano, announced earlier this week that a hosted version of Lotus Notes will be available, for $8-$18 per user, per month. I’ll elaborate more when possible.

Such an offering would make IBM’s traditionally on-premise collaboration applications, such as Lotus Sametime instant messaging and VOIP, a threat to Microsoft Exchange Online, not to mention a number of small, independent SAAS collaboration providers that want to cater to large customer bases.

and, IBM’s differentiation play (according to eWeek, not me):


Link: IBM to offer SaaS version of Lotus Notes – eWeek

2 Responses to “IBM Lotus Notes/Domino – the SaaS version”

  1. 1 IdoNotes September 20, 2008 at 20:01

    I am still trying to figure out how they will bill and provision it since that ability is not in Notes

  2. 2 Dvir Reznik September 20, 2008 at 21:52

    Regardless of the billing method, it’s a service we need to have in our portfolio. Especially when the word ‘cloud computing’ replaced ‘web 2.0’ as the new buzz word…

    I’m sure more details will surface soon.

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