Posted by: kurtsh | January 21, 2008

NEWS: Momentum of Exchange & Sharepoint Technologies over Lotus Notes & Domino

In conjunction with Lotusphere this week, Microsoft released a feature story about Notes migration on PressPass:

Microsoft Courts Lotus Switchers with New Migration Tools
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Chris Capossela outlines new resources designed to help customers transition to Microsoft’s unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) platform and the impact this business is having on the company’s bottom line.
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jan08/01-20ucc.mspx.

Here’s a quote from Chris Capossela who mentions some figures publicly around the success we’ve been having winning Notes customers over to the Microsoft collaboration & communications platform:

“Today, more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100 companies deploy Exchange Server as their primary e-mail and calendaring solution.  Much of the new growth is coming from customers switching from Notes and Domino. In the last six months of 2007, in the enterprise customer segment alone, more than 300 firms representing 2.8 million people began the move to Exchange Server, Office SharePoint Server and the Office suite. That’s a 164 percent increase over the same period in 2006 and includes companies like Colliers, Garudafoods, Kordsa Global, Siemens and Westinghouse. We’re already on track to exceed these numbers in 2008.”

–Chris Capossela, Corporate VP, Microsoft Business Division

The story is getting some good pickup in the press already:


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