Many businesses are switching away from Lotus Notes to Google Apps. If your business hasn’t done so yet, perhaps the following might help you decide.
Lotus Notes has for many years been one of the most popular programs used in the business world, even among some of the largest corporations on the planet. However, unfortunately it has never really kept up-to-date with the rapid technological changes that have taken place, particularly with cloud computing. In short, Lotus Notes does not figure that well, although I have to say documents created with it can be migrated easily over to other cloud-based structures.
That said, the program does have another problem, which I found out very recently.
Did you know it is possible to remotely crash Lotus Notes?
No? Well, neither did I, but apparently it is possible. What’s more, it can be crashed on demand.
Now, I don’t know about you but I find that a little scary.
I am not suggesting you try this, and for security reasons it is not appropriate to tell you how it can be done. Suffice to say it is possible to remotely crash the program, or more accurately put Lotus Notes into an unending loop.
It seems the loop happens because the program is looking for spaces in between the characters of a string and will continue to do this ad infinitum. Consequently, the only way to stop it happening is to stop Lotus Notes and re-start the software.