Every year the same old story. On LotuSphere we are the greatest bunch of girls and guys who are the cornerstone of IBM’s success.
But the Lotus Foundations Disaster speaks another language for us BP’s.
Going social, social here, social there, social everywhere.
I didn’t get it today. I wonder if IBM does. The products are cool, but do my customers want it? I don’t think though. Way too complicated. And what the heck do I need social analytics for, if I am a 20 people company? If you want to use the Notes Next client, as they showed it today, you need a lot of additional tools. Where is the Out-Of-The-Box-Value?
Marketing is so important to IBM!
Ahem … sorry … what?
We could start a fun thread. IBM’s marketing is … (like, … the solution of the drug problem, if they are legalized and IBM is doing the marketing)
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I totally agree
IBM does not care about 20 people shops. They never did and probably never will. You are just looking at the wrong vendor for this space.
Having said that if you still like the technology you could sell LotusLive. I am not so enthusiastic about IBM’s cloud offerings but others seem to like it and licensing starts at 1 seat (so should work well for 20 people).
And for IBM and marketing. Well they are running record quarter after record quarter. They overcharge customers in such a way that I believe they must have a fantastic sales and marketing teams. IBM is awesome in many area just not in those you (and maybe me) would like them to shine.
Strongly agree what Christian said:
„Going social, social here, social there, social everywhere.
I didn’t get it today. I wonder if IBM does. The products are cool, but do my customers want it? I don’t think though“
Corporate / Business collaboration has been defined years ago, social media just try to find a reason how to fit in.
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