Lotus Domino Advanced Services. Historically, evaluating Lotus Notes’s messaging and collaboration offerings has been the study of Lotus Domino Advanced Services offerings. Today, the changing market needs and offers of both publishers have redistributed the cards. More and more companies and organizations of all sizes are currently raising the question of re-evaluating their historic choice of Lotus Notes / Domino. The company now offers reliable alternative software, mainly through its Office System offering and Exchange Server 2003 platform.

Faced with such problems, and to judge the relevance of migration, IT managers ask themselves four big questions: 1. What value will the company bring to this investment? 2. What existing costs will these investments provide for better control? 3. What are the risks that these investments will help me absorb? 4. Which migration path to consider? and on the other hand, on what new technological base will I build my infrastructure? To shed light on these different points, we suggest repeating them in the same order as the rest of this document. We will focus in particular on the problems of SMEs / SMEs; However, to ensure the relevance of the answers, we will mention, if necessary, facts specific to the field of large companies (in particular, the example of scalability).

We believe that it is strategically important to be able to collaborate very effectively, and due to the patented nature of Lotus Notes, it has become increasingly difficult for us to collaborate with each other, as well as with our customers and partners. It is necessary to develop effective cooperation and communication not only in the internal network.

Today, the messaging and collaboration platform is able to satisfy most of the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises using a ready-to-use, easy-to-integrate approach that complements each other’s approach to the software component. First, it should be noted that companies with less than 50 positions benefit from a package offer tailored to their needs, called Small Server, which immediately integrates messaging and intranet teams. In general, the company is committed to providing turnkey functional scenarios for its customers using products such as Server or Point Services that do not require expensive custom development.

This approach allows companies to gradually introduce new scenarios if they implement several components:

For example: Server 2003, a client-related messaging platform, now offers meeting hold capabilities. If you use Point intranet technologies in parallel, you will enable the following function: In the appointment planning form with a very intuitive interface, your users will be able to create an on-site meeting workspace known to all participants. , allowing them to save all the information needed by the working group: documents, task list, etc.

Another example: implementing instant messaging functions (via Live Communication Server 2003 at your infrastructure level or using the MSN Messenger Internet services) displays context-sensitive real-time collaboration features at all levels of work. Your users work: as soon as the person’s name appears, both in Outlook 2003 and on the intranets managed by Point, your users can access all instant communication functions with one click.

In terms of mobility, Server 2003 now includes all the features needed to implement a variety of user scenarios (compare with Exchange Server 2000, which required the addition of Mobile Information Server). For various mobility scenarios, Exchange Server 2003 provides the following services: Web Access: A webmail client (mail, calendar, contacts, tasks) that provides access to mailboxes and shared folders from any computer with a browser. the Internet. Mobile Access: a “text” client for WAP devices, iMode, as well as small web devices (such as phones or PDAs with a small web browser). Server: Mailbox synchronization function with PC and SmartPhone. RPC connection via http: the functional goal is to connect the client to the server, including through firewalls, via the Internet, without going through a corporate private network. (VPN), using advanced services that are usually reserved for client / server mode (for example, direct message delivery).