Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lotus Foundations

I have a day job, its called Lotus Technical Sales for IBM New Zealand. as part of that day job I get to play around with a stack of software that people can guy and vast truck load of software that you can't - primarily research development.

IBM have released a new product this year called Lotus Foundations which I think is pretty cool in that it is a black boxed solution for Small and Medium businesses (SMBs). Luckily for me 99% of New Zealand has less than 100 employees so I think the product will rock!

At the moment we have a 30 day trial license available where you can download the code. The install code includes an ISO so yo ucan get on with installing the base operating system (Linux) and the capabilities of Email (with an outlook client), security services, backup services and Collaboration (IBM's OpenOffice Symphony). It is super cheap - approx $1500.

If anyoine out there is thinking of doing the download and building a vmware I have added a couple of videos that really helped me. I am also building a presentation to help which I will post on slideshare shortly.

The videos to help build a vm....