By Dan Colbert
As you are no doubt aware by now, HCL purchased the products formerly known as Lotus Notes and Domino from IBM on July 1 of this year. As you may also know, we’re pretty happy about the switch, mostly because HCL appears to be committed to a significant program of development for the platform, including annual major releases. Domino 10 was released in October 2018, and it looks like Domino 11 will ship before the end of this year.
HCL has really upped the ante in terms of transparency and communications with the community. But more importantly, they’ve laid out a cohesive strategy for the products, especially in terms of the part that we’re most interested in, which is how it relates to the development and maintenance of customized business applications.
In case you missed it, here are a few of the most interesting bits:
HCL Nomad is a new lightweight client that runs existing Notes apps (mostly) unchanged on mobile devices. Initially the iPad only was supported, but Nomad will run on Android and iPhone devices soon. And, there are plans to use Web Assembly technology to run Notes apps in any browser.
Most recently, HCL has announced that its rapid application development tool HCL Leap, will natively support Domino applications. Leap is the product formerly known as IBM Forms Experience Builder. This is a major step toward what HCL describes as a return to its roots, in an effort to get more non-developers building apps again, and really goes to the heart of what made Lotus Notes successful in the first place.
To us, that all adds up to a web-centric application build and deployment strategy that far outstrips anything we’ve seen on this platform before.
Which is all well and good, but what about the commercial side of things? If you have active Notes and Domino licenses and are looking for a partner to help with renewals and other Notes and Domino license purchases, you need look no further than your friendly Teamstudio account manager! We’re an approved HCL Software partner and reseller and we’d be happy to chat with you about your licensing needs, for both Teamstudio as well as HCL software products.
But why come to Teamstudio for your HCL licensing needs? I can think of a few reasons:
We’ve been doing this a long time. We’ve serviced the software licensing needs of our own customers in more than 60 countries for more than 20 years.
Our account management staff are friendly, courteous and accessible. We’re diligent about reaching out to customers to stay in touch and keep on top of licensing requirements as well as sharing information about product developments.
If you’re already (or have been) a Teamstudio customer, we already have approved vendor status and will already be looped into your company’s procurement system.
If you’re a Notes and Domino client craving a personal and professional experience, then this could be a good match. If you are considering a new implementation or an evaluation of Notes and Domino, then we just might be the trusted third party adviser you are looking for. Or, if you’re just confused about all the changes and would like a more personalized account management experience, let’s talk.
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