Since the purchase of IBM Collaboration Software by HCL, a major global player of IT services companies, Notes Domino’s development has been in full swing. Now HCL Technologies had invited to Milan from 26 to 28 February for the “Factory Tour”. This is the second time that HCL has invited selected minds to a deeper discussion about future technologies and plans for the newly acquired software division. So soon after the Think 2019, february 12-15 in San Francisco, there was already some exciting news from IBM and HCL.
HCL Vice President Richard Jefts made it clear where he wanted to go with the acquired product portfolio. His vision is to bring the purchased parts of collaboration, such as Domino, Sametime, Portal, Connections, Commerce, etc., closer together and develop them in one development area. For this purpose, all products are to be looked after in a single development department.
This provides a very good basis for greater integration of solutions and the path to a single platform. And Jefts has an excellent basis for this with Domino. He emphasized this several times: “Domino was the first no-SQL database and it is better than ever!” explained the manager.
This vision is to be implemented wisely. First of all, pragmatic solutions with immediate value for users are in the foreground. Therefore, two major construction sites were consistently worked on: the Notes client and the usability of the solutions.
The bottom line is that The Domino version 11 will be a strong client-focused release. A logical development after V10 focused on Domino Server, Application Development and Modernization.
Domino 10 was delivered in October and the bug-corrected German language pack for version 10.0.1 from December will follow in a few days.