You heard it here before

by Volker Weber

Julio and Bob. But does this mean, Ed gets a raise now?

Anther Lotus notable who has recently been approached by Microsoft is Ed Brill, business unit executive, Worldwide Lotus Messaging Sales, IBM Software Group


IBM can't afford to give Ed a raise (sorry Ed) since Lotus hired Rocky Oliver and Bob Balaban

Alan Lepofsky, 2005-08-10

I've posted some thoughts about this article here.

Ed Brill, 2005-08-11

Very well put, Ed. I've been wondering why everyone made so much of a fuzz about it when Lotus was integrated into them IBM organization in Germany and subsequently some people from the Lotus Professional Teams seeked employment at German Lotus Business Partners in the consulting field. In an industry where the staff fluctuation is as high as in ours that's just everyday business. Sure, if it's important minds who drive the innovation in an organization, it has some impact, but the complexity of the products that these organizations are working on implies that they're not only managed and envisioned by a single person.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2005-08-11

An amusing story. Bumped into Charlie at Lotusphere, and commented that he seemed very tired and washed out.

and he said:

"I knew I was taking on a challenge, helping out ******** with security. What I didnt appreciate was how big that challenge was".

Poor guy. I really felt for him.

After all, trying to plug 20-years of bad-thinking in your first year ? Nasty.

So even if Redmond lure the entire Iris team away, wafting them out the door on the promise of huge money - it'll still take years to turn that pigs ear - the MS collaborative strategy - into the silk purse of Domino...

---* Bill

Bill Buchan, 2005-08-11

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