I ask this question because I recently came across a forum in which someone was asking whether it was possible for someone in Kiev, Ukraine to be able to convert his own version of the software to Microsoft Outlook.
Whether the individual received the help he needed I do not know, but this kind of problem wouldn’t occur with Google Apps for Business. Google is now such a global phenomenon that anyone working in Kiev could just as easily collaborate with someone living in South Africa, whose only language is Afrikaans.
In other words, Google has a translation service that can be set up to immediately translate into your own language any emails, documents and such like that you have received. Can Lotus Notes do that?
This is just one benefit when using Google Apps for Business. So, I fail to understand why so many people want to continue using a product that has now been superseded.
Yes, I agree that Lotus Notes is a great product, but despite the development of add-ons I don’t believe anyone who tells me it can compete with Google.
What’s more, switching to Google isn’t difficult. There are a number of programs available now that can help Lotus Notes users migrate.
Now I know someone is going to remind me of Lotus Notes Traveller, which is probably a useful piece of kit, but again I return to my question: will this allow you to collaborate with other people when on the go?