Monday, October 30, 2017

IBM Domino to Outlast Pokemon Go!

About a year ago I was at an IBM User Group conference in London, UK LUG in a Q and A session as part of the IBM Champions. We were asked to answer questions from the audience and one question irked me at the time and I gave an answer which a few people laughed at but I was serious.

Yes, I know, hard to believe, but it is true. Tweets never lie :-), I found a tweet from Rob Mason


Pokemon is doing well, although nowhere like it was at its peak, lots of stats about Pokmeon Go! here.

IBM recently said that they are rethinking the "feature pack" naming/numbering system and go back to a brand name and number if reports from various events lately are true.

Thus IBM Domino 10 will be with us sometime in late 2018 which means support is good through 2022.

All hands up if they think Pokemon Go! will make it that far, let alone to 30+ years as a product?

I didn't think so.

IBM Domino still does so many things, all in one box, that no product today can even come close. Yes, you can recreate parts of it in many pieces, but is that what your IT shop really wants? No, they want a Cloud solution. IBM Domino is for those that want it on premises...but also in the cloud and to keep using their applications that run some impressive companies businesses.

"For IBM Notes/Domino 9.0, we have announced that product support will be extended through at least 2021, and extended support through at least 2024" - Ed Brill's blog post

And now with the HCL deal there is no end in sight. Sorry Pokemon Go! Hope someone visits you in the app museum.