When is a migration to J2EE from Domino a reasonable choice?
Based on my conversations with IBM/Lotus experts, my own experience and discussions with other experts, there are a lot of reasons NOT to migrate. But instead, to use iFrames to pull into WebSphere Portal, or to use J2EE at the back-end of Domino front-ends, or to even (gasp) do nothing.
This is an excellent question, and there are four questions you should ask yourself, to determine whether you need to migrate or not.
- Are there performance/scalability problems with my Domino application?
- Are the business processes in my Domino application outdated because business requirements have significantly changed?
- Does my Domino application contain information that we need to collaborate on with customers, suppliers, or third parties who do not necessarily have Notes?
- Am I lacking cross-system reporting capabilities involving information that is not only in Domino?
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