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Old 07-11-2006, 06:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right we are a Domino compnay but have been told by the bean counters that we need to look into Exchange as we get this free with our Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement. What I need is proof (whitepapers etc) that show the pros and cons of each system.

I personaly want to stay with IBM, but thats just my personal preference.
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Right we are a Domino compnay but have been told by the bean counters that we need to look into Exchange as we get this free with our Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement. What I need is proof (whitepapers etc) that show the pros and cons of each system.

I personaly want to stay with IBM, but thats just my personal preference.
Ed Brill lives for this stuff. If your local IBM sales rep can't get the info to you, email Ed (usual IBM email address formatting), or visit his blog site for contact info (www_dot_edbrill_dot_com...sorry, this forum won't let me post the actual URL).
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Right we are a Domino compnay but have been told by the bean counters that we need to look into Exchange as we get this free with our Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement. What I need is proof (whitepapers etc) that show the pros and cons of each system.

I personaly want to stay with IBM, but thats just my personal preference.
I've worked in both environments. I can say (in my opinion) that the security and reliability are much better with Domino.

So the argument would be; is the impact of MS Exchange security and reliability issues worth it. Unless MS is paying you to use Exchange I don't see how the bean counters could justify changing to Exchange.

Lotus Notes and Domino aren't perfect, however, I've never seen Domino have the security and reliability issues that I have seen with Exchange and Outlook.
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Usually it is a client usability thing, but your users are already used to notes.
Don't trust the reports out on the net, you usually get the direction to who has paid the survey.
Ed Brill is a good source even he works for IBM, I love his comments on mail systems
My point is the security issue, and I still think even with a buggy 7 Domino version you still can rest easy.
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Domino definitely is more stable as compared to Exchange... BES Exchange always affected with MS patches... just my 2 cents worth of comments...
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My own opinion is that Exchange is just simply better overall. I've heard nothing but bad opinions of Lotus/Domino setups. I've not had my Exchange BES break except when it breaks itself.
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Domino all the way. Point out to the bean counters that it's not just the license for Exchange. there's also the down time, retraining (both for admins and users) and also the lost productivity time while your business comes up to speed on how different everything is. Also for simple scalability, domino wins, no contest.
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If you company have alot of custom databases on domino never ever leave ,

if you only use domino for mail kill it and move on.
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