Domino 6

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2002-12-09 Print this article Print

: Where The Savings, Costs Are"> Domino 6: Where The Savings, Costs Are Domino 6 is the first major release of the software since 1999. Experts say that before migrating to the new release, IT managers need to analyze their current costs and project where they will see savings and where new expenses are possible.

Potential areas of savings

  • Network bandwidth costs Notes 6 includes network compression and streaming replication, two new features that reduce network bandwidth requirements.
  • Lower administration overhead with server consolidation With language packs, Domino 6 allows the use of several languages on a single server.
  • End-user training Notes 6 introduces policy-based management, which allows administrators to define, organize and manage user settings from a central location.
  • Increased availability through improved fault recovery The Domino server can be re-configured to automatically restart after a crash. Server startup time is also reduced by transaction logging.
Potential areas of increased costs

  • Help desk support The new features in Notes 6 may generate additional support and help desk calls.
  • Implementation Domino 6 is a major upgrade. Experts estimate that, at large organizations, it could take more than 12 months to complete the upgrade. Service disruptions associated with the upgrade are possible.
  • Integration issues IT managers also report having difficulties because the APIs for Domino are different from those of Sametime.
Source: Ferris Research, eWeek reporting

As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel