It’s Business as Usual 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 12/11/18 2:58 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Just keep using your IBM Collaboration Solutions software as usual and keep up your relationship with IBM or your IBM business partner as you always have. It’s business as usual. As an IBM champion with several customers using collaborative software from IBM, as well as being the leader of the Norwegian usergroup (ISBG), I’ve been asked by many people about what the deal between IBM and HCL will mean for them as customers.

Whooomf – All Change. HCL Buys The Shop… 

By Gabriella Davis | 12/7/18 2:30 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

According to this Press Release as of mid June 2019, HCL take ownership of a bunch of IBM products including Notes, Domino and Connections on premises. Right now and since late 2017 there has been a partnership with IBM on some of the products such as Notes, Domino, Traveler and Sametime* so this will take IBM out of the picture entirely. Here are my first “oh hey it’s 4am” thoughts on why that’s not entirely surprising or unwelcome news ..