Lotus Notes/Domino 6 a Good Choice
Unless otherwise noted, all data is based on internal IBM research
- According to the most recent IDC study (June, 2003), IBM is a leader of Integrated Collaborative Environments (ICE) with a 46.2% market share. Microsoft comes in second, with a 44.3% market share and Novell comes in third with a 5.9% market share.
- After less than 6 months on the market, Lotus Software had already reported significant ND 6 deployments at major customer sites, including Sharp Microelectronics, Kaiser Permanente, Countrywide Home Loans and Daimler Chrysler.
According to a recent analysis by the Ferris Group, customers with 10,000 users can expect to save over $400,000 per year in IT costs when upgrading from R5 to Domino 6
Lotus Notes/Domino 6 led the way in administration costs across all products in the Enterprise Messaging portion of a 2003 Radicati study, and came out with a lower overall cost compared to Microsoft Exchange 2000
- By their own account, only 40% of Microsoft's installed base has upgraded to Exchange 2000 - three months before the scheduled launch of Exchange 2003. In comparison, 85% of Lotus customers had already upgrade to R5 in June of 2002, three months before the launch of Domino 6.
- In the last 18 months, 25% of Lotus' top 20 customers have converted 1million seats from Exchange to Notes/Domino. In the same timeframe, over 200 customers have migrated to Lotus Domino from other messaging platforms.
- Domino 6 server's incredible advances in system management and proactive health monitoring will further reduce the human resource requirements and overall cost of ownership.
- Network compression in Domino 6 reduces the number of bytes sent during transactions by up to 50 percent, and a new streaming replication feature improves replication across all servers, especially improving mail server performance.
- IBM's own server consolidation efforts have resulted in a 700% increase in users per server, and with greater than an 80% reduction in the number of servers and data centers
- With Domino 6, Lotus has improved off-line services; the real difference in Notes comes in the ability to create selective replicas, specify document and attachment size limits, set scheduled replication, and leverage streaming replication, as well as gain improved wireless access to PDAs, pagers, and Web-enabled mobile phones