July is known for the well-established annual IBM Connect Day 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The agenda was promising and I easily decided to join.
As Andreas Groth (@andreasgroth) and I mentioned in several earlier blog posts, the final goal of software evolution is to be web-based. There are several reasons for that: Web-based applications are easy to access (from any device), they are cheap to maintain and they support our new requirements in terms of collaboration and content sharing more easily as any local installed app does.
My client recently bought another company with 800 new users to join the clients existing enterprise landscape. Besides the other activities, I have to provide 800 new IBM Lotus Notes Accounts. Of course the first request is to get them connected to the collaboration tools, especially email. Sounds simple, but seeing the capacity of the existing servers, I had to order new hardware first.
Part 2 of Fang Feng’s and Neena Richard’s interview with IBM LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb about his perspective on various aspects LotusLive and SaaS, including shifting services to the cloud, collaboration, competitors, data privacy, licensing and more.