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The Age-Razor Blog: The nightmare of Lotus Notes

"Pile on!" Oz's The Age newspapercites one example of where a FileMaker Pro application beat out a Notesapplication--back in 1998.  What is this fondness in the press thisweek for citing software efforts from more than six years ago?  Theythen ask:So how come so many companies have subjectedtheir staff to the Notes nightmare? According to The Guardian, it's becausewhen companies buy "enterprise" software: the people who choosea product tend not to be the ones who use it.Interestingto me that the comments on the Razor blog seem to be a lot more balanced. Sure, there's at least one "Notes sucks" comment, but thereare some from users who actually like using Notes and see the overallvalue from the product.Link: TheAge-Razor Blog: The nightmare of Lotus Notes>

"Pile on!" Oz's The Age newspaper cites one example of where a FileMaker Pro application beat out a Notes application--back in 1998.  What is this fondness in the press this week for citing software efforts from more than six years ago?  They then ask:

So how come so many companies have subjected their staff to the Notes nightmare? According to The Guardian, it's because when companies buy "enterprise" software: the people who choose a product tend not to be the ones who use it.
Interesting to me that the comments on the Razor blog seem to be a lot more balanced.  Sure, there's at least one "Notes sucks" comment, but there are some from users who actually like using Notes and see the overall value from the product.

Link: The Age-Razor Blog: The nightmare of Lotus Notes >

Originally by Ed Brill from Ed Brill on February 11, 2006, 7:59pm