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Steve Mills: I compete with Microsoft everyday

Steve Mills, IBM SVP, Software Group, is responsible for the 33,000 software professionals working around the globe, in sales, development and services, cashing in $18B in revenues (2007) and accountable for 40% of IBM’s profit. It’s no secret that IBM and Microsoft compete in the messaging and collaboration space for some time, with both companies in it for the long run.

Last week during a visit to UAE, Steve outlined his views on the software business, IBM Software strategy, acquisitions and the competition of course.

I compete with Microsoft everyday, Mills says. That space is very competitive between the two companies. They’re endlessly attacking us. We’re endless attacking them and there is nothing more fun than to attack your competitor with ‘free’.

Link: – IBM wants to increase profits from software

Notes/Domino 8 Launch Date to be Announced in Japan

In an all hands call this morning with Lotus GM Mike Rhodin, Mike said that he will announced the official launch date of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 during Lotus Day next week in Japan.
The date is still in August, no delays there.

Mike also mentioned the excellent performance IBM, Software Group and Lotus brand showed during the 2nd quarter, the strongest since Sam Palmisano became CEO of IBM. During August up until October Software Group will host almost 100 session of LCTY (Lotusphere comes to you), across the US, Europe and AP. There will be a speical session in NYC during September, with press and analysts, and Steve Mills, Software Group Executive.

Lots of exciting events, virtual and real, so keep track of the dates and mark your calendars !

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