December 09, 2008 — CIO — When the phrase “Lotus Notes” is mentioned in the halls of your IT department, you probably hear a range of responses, from “That’s still around?” to “Notes is a critical part of our application portfolio, and we couldn’t deliver value without it.” For a significant enterprise collaboration application that’s been around for more than two decades, it’s surprising that so many IT professionals still have a difficult time explaining just what Notes and Domino is, what it does and how it fits into the IT infrastructure.
Lotus Notes is the “Ginsu knife” of application development. It slices, it dices, it cuts both leather and tomatoes. This extreme flexibility means that Notes doesn’t fit neatly into a single software category in either its definition and functionality. But it also means that your investment in Notes and Domino can deliver more than “just e-mail” to your organization. Are you taking advantage of what it can do?