Big changes at IBM – tbd if this means the end of the semi-autonomous IBM software groups (Lotus, Rational, Tivoli, WebSphere, etc.), e.g., if there will be more alignment, pooling of resources, etc.
Taking this from the top down, IBM Software will now have two focus areas -- a solutions group, lead by Mike Rhodin (yes, the former Lotus GM), and a middleware group, lead by Robert LeBlanc (who has been running IBM software sales). Worldwide sales for IBM Software will now be headed up by Bob Picciano. The new Lotus General Manager will be Alistair Rennie, who you all know from his previous positions running our development organization, ISSL, and Lotus marketing; Lotus will be part of the solutions group under Rhodin.