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Quick Takes: Lotus Domino's rule to continue

Lotus/Domino and Exchange to dominate

Microsoft's Exchange and Lotus' Notes/Domino will remain the dominant e-mail systems used by large organizations worldwide, concluded the ``The Corporate E-mail Market, 2000-2005,'' a new study by Ferris Research, San Francisco, Calif. The report is based on a survey of large corporations in all parts of the world. The main reason why weak competitors, such as HP OpenMail, will retain their currently small market shares is because it's such an effort for organizations to switch vendors, the report concluded. Many large corporations use more than one e-mail system because of mergers and because some systems are superior for certain functions, the report concluded. The study also found that by 2005, there will be some 225 million boxes for e-mail in use in large organizations worldwide. By 2005, the study predicts that 60% or more of corporate users will prefer browsers as the main way to access e-mail, even though current usage is very limited. The study also reports a growing tendency in some large corporations to outsource management of their e-mail operations in order to enable their information technology departments to concentrate on more important projects.

4NF releases Cascade 2.2 and Database Auditor 1.4

4NF Information Technology Ltd, providers of administration software for Lotus Domino in Haslemere, England, has announced further support on multiple platforms with Cascade 2.2 for Linux and Windows and Database Auditor 1.4 for Linux, Windows and AIX. Cascade uses true Notes replication to move information between non-replica databases. Cascade also allows the administrator to use selective replication whatever the "Enforce Consistent ACL" setting is. The company has also just released, Database Auditor 1.4, 4NF's "super catalog" product for Domino. New features on this release include a new Problems? view which can quickly identify 15 common database problems such as low database space usage, no user activity, access too open and missing design name, the company said.

Silvon adds supports

Silvon Software Inc., Westmont, Ill., now supports the Lotus Notes information delivery environment, providing another way for businesses to enable remote user access to data within Silvon's Stratum suite of business performance management and customer relationship management analytic applications. The Stratum.Connector for Lotus Notes provides the ability ability to define and administer the movement of Stratum data to a Lotus Domino database; daily replication of net changes to the Stratum data within Domino; the ability to replicate and download Stratum data to a personal computer or laptop and then work off-line to analyze the data via Lotus Notes; and the integration of all security and replication features included in the Lotus Notes product, the company said.

Network Applicance delivers rapid response time

Network Appliance Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a provider of network-attached data access and content delivery solutions, said testing shows its NetApp F760 storage appliance has set a new standard for Domino serving. Tested in a real-world Domino Server R5 environment, the Network Appliance enterprise-level network-attached storage solution achieved a rapid response time comparable to highly optimized local RAID disks for the Lotus Notes R5Mail workload. The Lotus NotesBench R5 report, the first NAS report for Domino R5, tested the R5Mail workload of Notes R5 clients connected to a Domino server running on a standard Intel Architecture SMP Server. The NetApp F760 filer was deployed in the I/O-intensive Domino Server storage environment, and required support for 8,000 concurrent users, while delivering unprecedented throughput and response times.

Pumatech wins award

Pumatech Inc.'s Intellisync Anywhere enterprise synchronization software received the Mobility Award at the Mobile Insights 2001 Conference. Pumatech is a provider of software infrastructure for the mobile Internet in San Jose, Calif. Intellisync Anywhere was selected by a panel of 30 editors, journalists and analysts from the mobile computing and data communications industries, based on the software's real-world usability, overall design and engineering excellence. Intellisync Anywhere is a server-based corporate solution designed to provide secure and reliable synchronization of groupware-based e-mail and PIM data between various mobile devices and Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino. The award is the third of its kind for Pumatech's line of Intellisync software products.

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