: 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 savingsPotential areas of increased costs
- 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.
- 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.