This single announcement makes the IBM Domino the Application Server of natural choice for many, many Enterprise clients.
There are 3 clear business reasons as to why.
1)Enterprises with long term investments in existing IBM Domino applications can now access these applications through a browser WITHOUT
the need for a client access license or IBM Notes client. With
backwards compatibility of Domino applications as far back to version 2,
this highlights the superiority of IBM in protecting investments made
in applications over 20 years ago.
No other vendor can provide this (particularly MSFT where SharePoint applications are not backwardly compatible between different versions of SharePoint).
if the Domino application requires sign on (authentication with the IBM
Domino Directory), no additional licensing is required to access
applications via the browser plug-in.
This makes IBM
Domino extremely well suited for applications with a large or unknown
number of users, such as intranet/extranet self-service applications,
and allows enterprises to standardise application access via Browsers
and minimise client hardware requirements.
Mobile front ends to access existing IBM Domino applications can be done
in a matter of minutes, IBM Domino is also a flexible, versatile and
powerful mobile application development platform that doesn’t require
additional client licensing. Even application and business logic
modernisation is faster on Domino leveraging readily available Java
skills through X-Pages.
For existing clients with IBM Domino Utility Server licenses IBM’s Passport Advantage site will be updated on September 16th with the inclusion of the Browser Plug-in kit for application access for downloading.