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The Hindu: Carrying Lotus files on a thumb drive

The first-ever reporter from India to coverLotusphere live, Anand Parthasarathy reports on his journey to Orlando:Yet,all these seemingly trivial tools of electronic 'social networking', arebeing increasingly moulded into 'hardened' versions by corporate collaboration-and-communicationtools that are collectively known as 'groupware'. And unsurprisingly, the mother of allgroupware solutions -- the combo of the Lotus Notes messaging client andthe Domino server -- is today, the most mature corporate 'avatar' of thesemass consumer tools. At the recent gathering in Orlando,U.S., of 6000 Lotus programmers, developers and partners, one could seewhy personal and business-driven communication seem to merge seamlesslyinto one environment; how Instant Messaging is the core driver, with livechat, blogs, `wikis', even the ubiquitous USB thumb drive, the mobile phoneand the iPod, forming part of tomorrow's enterprise systems. The venue -- in the middle of the DisneyWorld -- seemed to underline the coming together of youthful tools andhardcore business objectives. Certainly a metaphoricaltake on Lotusphere.Link: TheHindu: Carrying Lotus files on a thumb drive >

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