IBM's Notes hosting and Notes Traveller

by Volker Weber

Interesting announcements on Ed's:

Announcement of IBM's Applications on Demand service for Lotus Notes. This is a pay-as-you-go service offering for Notes messaging, which Mike Rhodin indicated is priced between US$5 - $10 per user per month. I've been working with the AoD team as this offer gets going, and found that they have a lot of flexibility around what services to offer and at what price points.

What is the minimum number of seats I need to buy? I don't see any online offering I could immediately buy, akin to an offering like Mail2Web's Exchange Hosting (or similar offerings other companies).

Here is one offering I would like to hear more about:

Announcement of Notes Traveler, a new feature of Domino 8.0.1 to support push mail to Windows Mobile devices at no additional cost. This announcement was in addition to the existing partnerships with RIM, Nokia, Motorola's Good Technology, CommonTime, iAnywhere, and Visto.

The wording in the press release is a bit different:

Following the shipping of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 that began worldwide in August, IBM is announcing Lotus Notes Traveler, a new client for Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.1. Currently scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2008, Lotus Notes Traveler will provide out-of-the-box, mobile support for Lotus Notes and Domino Web Access users, enabling access to Lotus Domino mail from Microsoft Windows Mobile devices. As currently planned, Lotus Notes Traveler will provide automatic, real-time replication of email, including attachments, calendar, address book, journal and to-do’s and will work over all wired and wireless connections.

It does not say "pushmail" but "real time replication", which may be he same thing. So what is it? A new WM application with full frontend, or what else? Will it publish the existing PIM applications on the mobile device, or will it be it's own client much like the Good offering? Do I smell a big Expeditor application here?


Comments

Please, for the sake of the users.. let it use the native PIM software on the mobile devices!

Paul Mooney, 2007-09-19

More on Notes Traveler.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201807338

Carl Tyler, 2007-09-19

Expeditor certainly comes in a mobile flavour so my money would be on that, yes.

Ben Poole, 2007-09-19

The planned screenshots on the IBM site makes it appear as if they are planning to utilize the WM Inbox, calendar, etc. Yay!

Jess Stratton, 2007-09-19

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