Thursday, March 06, 2008

LotusSphere comes to you - Sydney 2008

I've just returned from the annual IBM mind-blowing (LotusSphere comes to you) session in Sydney.

Strangely, it feels different this year.

In previous years, I'd come back all excited about some new technology, or perhaps a little apprehensive (in the days when they were pushing workplace). I'd always be able to take some comfort in the fact that we were only one or two versions behind the new features.

Now however, I'm looking at Version 8.01 of Domino from a standpoint of 7.02 - only about a year's difference - but it might as well be 10 years.

I don't know exactly how IBM have managed to take such giant strides in only a year when everyone else (Google excepted) seems to be standing still.

I'm impressed - but I really don't know where to start.

One thing is for sure... there won't be any Domino 8 for us until Blackberry gets it's fixes out there.

It's frustrating, because about half of the attendees seemed to have Blackberries, so that means they're being held back by the same issues that we are. Surely it must annoy IBM to have their adoption plans hamstrung by one of their business partners.

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