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October 30, 2015

The Low-Down on Low-Cost Email Systems

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The Low-Down on Low-Cost Email Systems

There continues to be a need to deliver email in the most cost effective and efficient way.


Years ago, as the CTO of my former company metaLogic, I was involved with the introduction of IBM’s latest software offering at the time. It was called Lotus Workplace Messaging.  Last night I found this CIO magazine article on it.  The actual title of this post is based on that CIO magazine article.  In the article, I talked about LWM and the work we did with one of our clients in Japan.

What were the reasons that I would fly halfway around the world to help architect and install a new software product?  What were the driving factors that provided this opportunity?  The answer is simple, at the time LWM fit a niche.  A low-cost email system that could be delivered to thousands of employees with little hardware requirements.

Today, Lotus Workplace Messaging (LWM) no longer exists.  In fact, LWM met its demise in 2008.  Around that same time, we migrated the client to an alternative platform.   Just recently we successfully migrated the same 3500+ users to Office365.

Although 12 years have gone by, the needs of the community haven’t changed.  There is a continued push to empower all workers in a company whether they be office workers, insurance agents, salespeople, assembly line workers, etc…  There continues to be a need to deliver email in the most cost-effective and efficient way.

However, today we have Office365.

With Office 365:

  • There are no hardware refreshes you have to worry about,
  • It’s easy and cost-effective to add new employees,
  • It supports single sign-on which means that you can integrate it with your business-critical applications,
  • It’s feature rich and gives you the choice of using the Outlook client or a light browser-based Outlook for Web,
  • It’s Easier to administer allowing your IT staff to do their job and not have to manage an email environment,
  • It provides failover and redundancy without complex planning on your side,
  • You no longer have to worry about complex version-to-version upgrades.

Contemplating Changing Your Email or Application Environment?

Rivit Technology Partners – Is a migration company that does all the heavy lifting for companies looking to migrate off their existing email or application environment to a Microsoft platform.  Whether you are looking at moving from IBM Domino to Office365, or IBM Domino to Sharepoint or .NET, or IBM Domino to on Premises Exchange, or Exchange to Exchange, the Rivit team can help you by running your entire project or augmenting your team with the resources needed to succeed.

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