More good news....IBM announced last week the awarding of a state-wide contract for e-mail and collaboration in the State of Texas...
Initially 13 state agencies, representing 65,000 seats, signed a letter of intent to participate in this agreement and have been actively involved throughout the procurement process. ...The contract will deploy Lotus Domino and other IBM Workplace family software on the back-end, and offer users a choice of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, or web-based access to e-mail services.
We have created a new and repeatable approach to the delivery of email solutions across state government and have used DIR's purchasing volume to leverage the benefits to local government and education. This is a good deal for Texas," said Larry Olson, Chief Technology Officer for the State of Texas.
More coverage in the Austin American-Statesman, which reports, "IBM beat out Electronic Data Systems Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. " and in Public-CIO.com.