IBM drops Lotus brand from next version of Notes

Lotus Notes is no more and will henceforth be known as … drumroll please … IBM Notes.

Big Blue quietly let it be known the Lotus brand will disappear in the forthcoming version 9.0 of Notes and Domino, products that back in 1995 were so desirable it wrote a cheque for $US.3.52bn to acquire them.

That acquisition was literally a hold the front page event, as a price tag of $US.3.52bn was all-but-unheard-of in those far-off days, when Notes was the clear leader in a product category known as groupware — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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