So Lotusphere is finally underways – well sort of anyway. Officially it wont start until tomorrow morning but Business Development Day, JumpStarts and Bootcamp still feels like we’re of. And we’re of to a good start. The energy feels right and it feels like it’s going to be a good Lotusphere. As Alistair Rennie said this morning in the BDD OGS: “Lotus knows sleep is for February!” That has to be the quote of the day of not for the week. Oh and knowing that Alistair thinks himself handy with a chainsaw!! 🙂
Besides that I was happy to hear that Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino will also go into controlled distribution in 2010 meaning that you have to be certified to sell it. I find that a very good, although bold move by IBM. This is a decision that will help us tremendously in our business. Having to be certified (both technically and sales wise) means that you cannot simply sell licenses without delivering value. That’s great and wise move that will benefit both the partner community and the customers.