If you are then perhaps switching to Google Apps is not for you. Not yet anyway. However, with around four million Google users worldwide and growing by around 5,000 every day, then sticking with what could be described as an outdated platform may not be the sensible thing to do.
Not having used Lotus Notes, I have no idea how good or efficient it is, but the fact remains while everyone is moving to cloud-based solutions, staying with an outdated product, however good will eventually leave you struggling to keep up.
Now, I know someone will tell me that Lotus Notes can now be used remotely via another program, namely Traveller. But that is the point. Traveller is just another piece of software that enables you to access your computer. It may be efficient, but it isn’t cloud.
Google is cloud-based and this is the future, not computer programs.
Cloud computing has many, many benefits that Lotus Notes can’t offer business people. Not unless IBM plans to convert it to a SaaS; and I haven’t heard anything in this direction.
It’s these benefits that are the reason that so many business people are realising that Lotus Notes is the past. For instance, cloud computing offers lower costs, no software to install, no license fees in order to use software on multiple computers, improved efficiency and no hardware to maintain.
All that is required is a device that connects to the internet.
Are you ready to switch?