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Notes/Domino business picking up?

Wed 7 Jul 2004, 11:24 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
OK, I know I blog about this periodically, but it finally seems that the strong pick up in the Notes/Domino business is becoming more apparent "out there".  It has been apparent here for a while.  Ed Brill says, in a comment to an LND Central article, that Notes/Domino business is up 15%.  My various Penumbra contacts are almost all busier than a year ago.  Granite Software seems to be selling boatloads of spamJam.  Our Midas Rich Text LSX sales are up about 40% from a year ago, and that was about 35% ahead of a year before, and even the year before was a good year.  COEX! Links sales are cooking as well, but it is too new to have a valid comparison with the year before.  Best of all, the activity is picking up in areas that seem to have been pretty dormant, such as Canada, where a BP customer described consultants as "dusting off their shoes and getting back to business".

So, do you see it?  If you are a consultant, are you busy?  If you are an ISV, are sales good?  If you are a customer, do you foresee a lot of internal demand?

Copyright 2004 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

178.1. Bruce Elgort
(07/07/2004 09:19 AM)

Open source downloads at OpenNTF are also way, way up.

178.2. John Head
(07/07/2004 09:37 AM)

busier than ever!

178.3. Ben Poole
(07/08/2004 12:45 AM)

Opinion here doesn't seem to be as "anti" Domino as it once was certainly.

As a developer within a vast enterprise, I can't speak for BPs in the UK, so my only indicator is the job market, and that's as bad as ever!

178.4. Heini
(09.07.2004 04:18)

Could be a US/Canada thing only. Especially the US economy is growing (about 5 % as I recently read), Europe does quite vary, Germany still seems to be pathetic. I do not like percent growth either but would prefer real figures (no, not from Genii).

I had a tough quarter so I should better be calm and not take personal experience as general assumption.

178.5. Lance Spellman
(07/17/2004 10:18 AM)

The first half of the year has picked up significantly in the Dallas, TX area from what I can tell. User group attendance is still low, but lots of companies have been upgrading to 6.x and we've even seen some brand new Notes customers.