A wish for Lotusphere

Spot the odd one out…


A simple wish for Lotusphere (and I know this is extremely unlikely to be granted, but you can only ask)…

I wish that IBM would give Portal a Lotus logo and a Lotus name.

IBM doesn’t even have to remove the Websphere Portal version, just create a new licence and product called Lotus Portal.  We can buy cars that have been ‘badge engineered’, identical consumer electronics technology that is OEMed by different vendors, why can’t we have a software product that comes from two brands?

Let’s give the black sheep at least a chance of being one of the family, eh?

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!