BayWeb, a business web application developer based in Santa Clara, California, has announced that it will merge with Alteron Systems, which provides Lotus Notes and Domino services. Alteron’s CTO, Simon Jones; director of operations, Thursday Roberts and director of sales, Randy Thilmany, will take the corresponding positions with BayWeb. Meanwhile HotOffice Technologies Inc of Boca Raton, Florida, announced that R. Michael Franz will become its chair and CEO, effective March 1 1999. Franz is currently president of Sprint Business. HotOffice last made the news in May 1998, when Intel invested in the company.