Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Domino Voyages Where No Software Has Been Before

What software that is not an Operating System still runs on any platform, 30+ years after it came out?

Come up with some, let me know.

IBM (prior lifetime Lotus) Notes and Domino are going to go much further than Ray Ozzie ever envisioned. Ray, feel free to let me know otherwise.

IBM today announces that development of Notes and Domino will continue indefinitely.

I realize none of you reading this ever thought it would die, although certainly various executives and competitors wished it were so every year. And yet, it lives on and with this new direction will continue to spread collaboration and workflow in ways no other product on the market can do today.

Come on kids, go out and write a better all purpose system, IBM dares you and yet no one has to date.

And now, probably no one ever will need to because it may just out live us all.
"HCL also expanded its relationship with IBM to collaboration solutions, including Notes, Domino, Smart Cloud Notes, Verse and Sametime." http://www.livemint.com/Companies/BpxtRX3Lvs7hJs1eKRdGlL/HCL-Technologies-Q2-net-profit-rises-86-to-Rs2188-crore.html
Even Sametime gets new life. I wonder if they can now resurrect Quickr. A man can dream can't he?

Oh and IBM is putting out Notes and Domino 10 in the second half of 2018.

And just in case you REALLY wanted these apps to do something they do not, or for the haters to fix something you feel is wrong, IBM will be having an Ideation Jam called #Domino2525 where you get to give your input for the future product road maps. Go register over here.

The HCL deal is not an unexpected solution to a conundrum that I had raised over 9 years ago in this post although from a different angle.

We are boldly going where no one has gone before except Buzz Lightyear because he went to infinity and beyond.