A new groupware app can keep work group files synchronized. But it's a little too hard to use and too expensive as well.
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The open source company is bundling e-mail and groupware applications with its Linux server operating system in a new product aimed at the business market.
Lotus posted its first public beta of the next version of its Notes and Domino groupware software products, code-named Rnext. The company said Tuesday that it posted the beta version of the new product on its Web site for people to download, use and provide feedback to the Cambridge, Mass.-based IBM subsidiary. Notes and Domino are the core of Lotus' messaging and collaboration product line, which includes applications such as Lotus Sametime, QuickPlace, iNotes Web Access and Mobile Notes. They are also closely integrated with IBM software technologies such as WebSphere, DB2 and Tivoli management software. Final pricing and availability of Notes and Domino Rnext will be announced at a later date.
For the second quarter in a row, Lotus Development loses ground to Microsoft in the groupware market, according to a new study.
Lotus says it will demo the Linux version of its Domino Web server, giving the first public peek at its latest weapon for fighting Microsoft in the heated groupware market battle.
Following a year of fierce head-to-head competition between Lotus and Microsoft, the IBM subsidiary ends up on top for another year in the worldwide groupware market.
The network software maker teams with telecommunications giant AT&T to bring wireless access to its groupware software dubbed GroupWise.
Continuing its efforts to provide a smooth upgrade path to its groupware, Lotus will start distributing several email and calendar migration tools.
IT services firm Renaissance Worldwide is renting an extranet application for knowledge management that is being hosted by GTE Internetworking. KnowledgeNexus lets companies create secure interactive workspaces to share documents and capture, publish, and maintain corporate knowledge from several organizations. The application runs on GTE's Knowledge Re@ch application framework. Charges are a one-time $75,000 set-up fee, customization charges plus monthly charges of $6,000 and up.