IBM Is Building Stronger Links (Steve Mills interview): Excerpt: "From a corporate point of view, has Lotus been assimilated at this point?
Entirely. We now assimilate with speed. The Lotus subsidiary lived on for a period of time but ceased to make sense after a while. That was fine in '95, but it doesn't make sense going forward.
What is the future of office-type suites?
The office-system-type approach is where the world was. Where it is going is to collaboration services. The world is going to in-context use, which is where the Lotus portfolio is going."