Sunday, November 18, 2012

IBM Drops Lotus Brand, Takes Notes and Domino Forward [eWeek]

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""This is quite a historic moment, the end of an era for an iconic 20th century brand," said Tony Baer, an analyst at Ovum. "IBM's been laying the groundwork for retiring the Lotus name for several years. But don't forget that in its lifetime, Lotus was already reinvented when it went from spreadsheets to 'groupware,' the first real collaborative application—if you're not counting email. Today, collaboration is no longer an app, but a capability that is baked into applications, devices, messaging systems and social networks. Maybe it's not obvious from today's perspective, but Lotus became a victim of its own success.""
IBM Drops Lotus Brand, Takes Notes and Domino Forward
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