Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 20:43:34 +0200
- IdoNotes (and sleep)
Qantas now four years into migrating off Lotus Notes - will it ever end?
- Qantas is in another article about migrating off of Lotus Notes. Now into their fourth year it appears to me they didn't understand how deeply integrated Notes was in their environment for daily operations according to a Delimiter article. While they finished moving email users in 2012, the applications are taking their toll.
The nation’s largest airline Qantas has revealed that it’s still in the process of migrating its corporate email platform off IBM’s Lotus Notes/Domino platform and onto Microsoft’s Outlook/Exchange system, with the rollout now into its fourth year.
What confused me is how they are splitting all of their users up into different on premises and cloud based offerings. Not one but now three.
..some of its staff would instead be moved onto Microsoft’s Office 365 package. In the airline’s statement today, it described the Office 365 migration as “a separate but parallel project”.
Qantas’ migration mirrors moves at its low-cost brand Jetstar, which announced in July 2011 that it would keep most of its head office staff on Microsoft’s Outlook/Exchange platform, but shift about 2,200 staff onto Google’s Apps alternative
But back to the applications themselves. Qantas is now trying to consolidate applications down into fewer and possibly make them web enabled from what I took away.
What I want is everyone to go visit and take away from the Delimiter article is the comments section as people start to dispute complexity to move applications from Lotus Notes into other platforms. One comment even states 85% of the work can be done with a utility, CIMtrek (I wrote about back in Oct 2010), and a couple clicks. Sure, yes 85%. If you only use a document library.
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