Volker Weber takes credit where due:
Let me translate this to vowespeak: The Workplace products are dead. Some body parts are being folded into Websphere Portal. I said this more than two months ago, and was heavily attacked.
Burton Group's Karen Hobert published a report, IBM’s Evolving Workplace Collaboration Strategy: How Do You Get There from Here?, in which she detailed the key shifts in IBM's strategy over the last few years. While I think Workplace Collaboration Services is history as a stand-alone offering, I don't agree with the "dead" perspective; much of what was created for WCS simply shifted to WebSphere Portal 6. It was awkward for IBM to have Notes/Domino, WebSphere Portal, and WCS, given the expanding overlap among the three; it's much simpler to have two.