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August 8, 2016updated 16 Feb 2017 3:20pm

What is Lotus Notes?

The enterprise software offering from Big Blue, now called IBM Notes.

By Ellie Burns

Lotus Notes is enterprise email software by IBM. The software has been rebranded and is now sold as IBM Notes.

IBM Notes, formerly Lotus Notes, is one half of a collaborative client-server software platform sold by IBM.

While Lotus Notes is the client part of the software platform, Lotus Domino is the server. However, Lotus Domino has also been rebranded and is now known as IBM Domino.

IBM Notes is essentially a desktop workflow application providing instant messaging, email, calendars, blogs, personnel directory and forums to organisations.

The tools provided by IBM Notes and Domino look to enhance and simplify workplace collaboration, although IBM Notes does provide applications that can also be used to enforce security, access and store information, and allow data replication.


How does IBM Notes support BYOD?

IBM Notes is a software product tailored to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workplace movement. The software supports BYOD with full-featured mobile collaboration on an extensive range of devices.

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The software, as IBM states, allows businesses to create a more effective workforce.

“This software helps users work efficiently from virtually anywhere, at any time, with on-demand access to the people and information they need. By bringing social collaboration and business applications together, IBM Notes and Domino can help you accelerate operations, improve decision-making and increase productivity,” says IBM.

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