The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2001-07-11T15:04:00Z Lotus announces immediate availability of iNotes Web Access 2001-07-11T15:04:00Z lotus-announces-immediate-availability-of-inotes-web-access IBM's Lotus Development Corp. today announced the immediate availability of Lotus iNotes Web Access, a next-generation Web client that delivers robust Domino messaging, collaboration, personal and company information via a Web browser. In addition to providing a complementary access option for current Notes users, Lotus iNotes Web Access targets a new population of Notes users that might not need a full-scale client, such as bank tellers, airline pilots and retail workers. Lotus iNotes Web Access provides the flexibility of accessing Domino applications anywhere a user can find an Internet connection, without sacrificing the full application functionality of a standard Notes desktop client. According to recently published research from International Data Corporation (IDC), IBM, with its Lotus Domino/Notes products, is the #1 provider of integrated collaborative environments based on having 50% of revenues and 39% of total users worldwide in 2000*. In addition, IDC predicts that more than 30 million mailboxes will be accessed primarily with a Web browser in North America by 2003**. Today's release of Lotus iNotes Web Access effectively positions Lotus as an emerging leader in this growing market and strengthens Lotus' overall leadership position. "The Web browser is quickly becoming a complementary technology for accessing corporate messaging systems," said Mark Levitt, Research Director, IDC. "While many people will continue to use dedicated messaging client software, Web clients like Lotus iNotes Web Access will address the needs of deskless and mobile workers accessing messaging and other collaborative content and functionality from shared computers and wireless devices." Lotus iNotes Web Access was designed using the latest Web technologies, and provides an easy-to-use, low-maintenance client that allows access to Domino messaging and collaborative services anywhere users can access the Internet, such as airport business centers, Web cafes or Internet kiosks. Lotus iNotes Web Access also provides the same off-line support that allows Notes users to seamlessly work with applications and email off-line and send changes back to a central server at their convenience. In addition, Lotus iNotes Web Access integrates with Lotus Sametime and QuickPlace, providing browser users with greater Web collaboration through on-line awareness, instant messaging, white boarding and shared team workspaces. In addition to traditional Notes users and mobile workers, Lotus iNotes Web Access is optimized for ISPs, ASPs and organizations of various sizes that have limited IT resources. Since Lotus iNotes Web Access is server-based, it helps reduce total cost of ownership and helps administrators conserve valuable IT resources. Administrators can easily maintain applications from a central server location, without having to configure each individual desktop. And the intuitive Web interface makes Lotus iNotes Web Access easy to use and significantly reduces training costs. Lotus iNotes Web Access also takes advantage of current Web technologies, such as XML and DHTML, to provide customers with increased performance, functionality, scalability, security and edit capabilities. "With an installed base of more than 80 million users worldwide, Lotus Notes is the most successful messaging, collaboration and e-business platform today," said Jane Morris, Market Manager for Lotus, IBM Australia/New Zealand "The growing market for Web clients has already been highlighted by industry pundits in the Wall Street Journal, BRAVO and CNBC. With Lotus iNotes Web Access, Lotus can enhance its success by expanding its Notes client family and effectively targeting one of the industry's most fertile growth markets." System Requirements, Pricing and Availability Lotus iNotes Web Access is now available. Current Lotus Notes or iNotes customers receive Lotus iNotes Web Access as part of Passport Advantage software subscription. New customers can purchase Lotus iNotes Web Access from A$84.50 (inc GST) per user, from traditional software resellers. Domino server R5.0.8 for Windows NT/Windows 2000, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, IBM AS/400, or IBM S/390 is required. Lotus iNotes Web Access runs with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and above. About Lotus Development Corp. Lotus Development Corporation, founded in 1982, is a subsidiary of IBM Corporation. Lotus sets the standard for truly innovative software products and services that reflect the company's unique understanding of the new ways in which individuals and businesses must work together to achieve success. Lotus is redefining the concept of conducting business through practical knowledge management, e-business and other ground-breaking ways of connecting the world's ideas, thinkers, buyers, sellers and communities via the Internet. Lotus markets its products in more than 80 countries worldwide through direct and extensive Business Partner channels. The company also provides numerous professional consulting, support and education services through the Lotus Professional Services organization. Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks and Domino, Notes, iNotes, Lotus iNotes Web Access, Sametime and QuickPlace are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies. * - Based on IDC's "Integrated Collaborative Environments Market Forecast and Analysis, 2001-2005." Published June, 2001. ** - Based on IDC's "Email Usage Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2005." Published September, 2000. EDITOR'S NOTE: All news releases and related information on this topic are available on the Internet, via the Lotus Development Corp. press room at http://www.lotus.com/pressroom. Department of Defence negotiates new Enterprise Licence Agreement with Lotus 2001-07-05T19:33:00Z department-of-defence-negotiates-new-enterprise-licence-agreement-with-lotus The Department of Defence Head of Information Systems Division recently negotiated a new four year Defence wide Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) with IBM/Lotus. This new ELA replaces the former Lotus Agreement, which was due to expire in June this year. Through the Lotus software suite the ELA gives Defence clients access to both Collaboration and Knowledge Tools including: - Lotus Domino and clients - Domino Family of Servers provide a multi-platform foundation for collaboration and e-business, driving solutions from corporate messaging to Web based transactions and everything in between. - Lotus LearningSpace - LearningSpace is a complete learning delivery and management solution that lets organisations take advantage of the powerful benefits of e-learning. - Lotus Sametime - Real-time collaboration for e-business, Sametime can make working with your extended team easier than ever before. - Lotus Quickplace - Lotus QuickPlace is the self-service Web tool for team collaboration that enables creation of a team workspace on the Web -- instantly! Defence's uptake of Knowledge Tools is presently expanding as focus continues to grow on combining well-trained people with the effective use of technology. This approach contributes towards the Defence 'Knowledge Edge' with the ELA providing another resource platform for achieving this. The ELA provides a holistic enterprise approach, ensuring significant cost avoidance for Defence. Defence can install ELA products on any computers in the Defence Information Environment, regardless of the number of client or server computers for the period of the Agreement. The ELA also provides other major advantages over its predecessor arrangements. -ends- Lotus launches public beta testing for new release of Notes and Domino - code-named Rnext 2001-04-06T03:05:00Z lotus-launches-public-beta-testing-for-new-release-of-notes-and-domino-code-named-rnext Lotus Development Corporation, an IBM company, has released the first public beta test version of the next release of Notes, Domino, and Domino Designer. The new release, code-named Rnext, represents a fundamental shift in development methodology for Lotus. For the first time, Lotus will seek customer participation at an earlier stage in its software development cycle. The aim is to deliver the highest quality product when Rnext goes to market. The beta code can be downloaded immediately from www.notes.net. The Rnext beta release includes increased collaborative capabilities and innovations for application developers, while providing significant improvements in administration, standards integration and performance. According to Steve Davis, chief technology officer of Collaborative Learning Network, an Advanced Lotus Business Partner, "I have been very impressed with the stability of Rnext Preview. I would consider this release far more polished than any other preview release I have seen. It is evident that Lotus is keenly focused on delivering a high-quality product, and I look forward to the next beta and the final release." ------------------------------------------------------------------- Lotus' comprehensive beta testing program improves quality "Lotus' comprehensive beta testing program will improve the quality of the final version Rnext and is clear evidence of our commitment to customers. "Rnext marks the evolution of our Notes and Domino product lines and a comprehensive beta testing program is extremely important to Lotus, as quality feedback helps ensure we're going to market with a solution that customers will value. "Australian customers are invited to participate in the Rnext beta testing program. They can visit www.notes.net to download the beta version of Rnext." Duncan Hewett Regional Manager, ANZ Lotus Development ------------------------------------------------------------------- Successful technology innovations from previous versions of Notes and Domino will be part of the foundation of Rnext. Notes and Domino is the core of Lotus' messaging and collaboration portfolio, complemented by technologies such as Lotus Sametime, QuickPlace, iNotes Web Access, and Mobile Notes, and closely integrated with IBM software technologies such as WebSphere, DB2 and Tivoli management software. Notes and Domino, with over 78 million users, are at the heart of many of the world's busiest corporate Intranets, extranets, and messaging systems. Lotus recognises the value of customer input and plans an extensive beta program for Rnext. This will let Notes and Domino customers begin early internal beta testing and pilot projects. Customers will be able to work in concert with Lotus during the development cycle, influencing product design and affording them longer timelines to plan their future enterprise-wide upgrades. According to Jeanette Horan, executive vice president of worldwide development and support, Lotus Development Corp., "Today's beta release is just the beginning of a rigorous testing program for Rnext. Notes and Domino is the world's number one messaging and collaboration platform, and Lotus is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products. Our continuing mission is to ensure that our customers and partners feel confident in their Lotus investment, so we've designed an extensive beta testing program that will not only allow our customers to get an early look at Rnext, but will also allow Lotus to incorporate massive amounts of customer feedback into the final product." Availability The Notes and Domino Rnext beta 1 release is available now from www.notes.net. The Domino server beta is available for Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris/SPARC, and Linux (IA-32) server platforms. The Notes client beta is available for Windows 32-bit operating systems and Macintosh clients. The Domino Designer beta is available for Windows 32-bit operating systems. Additional Domino server platform support, including IBM OS/400 and IBM OS/390 will be added in future beta updates. Final pricing and availability of Notes and Domino Rnext will be announced at a later date. ENDS About Lotus Development Lotus Development Corporation, founded in 1982, is a subsidiary of IBM Corporation. Lotus sets the standard for truly innovative software products and services that reflect the company's unique understanding of the new ways in which individuals and businesses must work together to achieve success. Lotus is redefining the concept of conducting business through practical knowledge management, e-business and other groundbreaking ways of connecting the world's ideas, thinkers, buyers, sellers and communities via the Internet. Lotus markets its products in more than 80 countries worldwide through direct and extensive Business Partner channels. The company also provides numerous professional consulting, support and education services through the Lotus Professional Services organisation.