IBM Launches iNotes, a Gmail Competitor for Business

by admin October 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Looking for a more affordable and more stable hosted email service than Gmail? According to Lotus, that’s exactly what their new hosted email system called iNotes can provide. The company isn’t being subtle about their desire to compete head-on with the Internet giant, either. Says Sean Poulley, an IBM executive overseeing the new service, “Google has shown itself to be weak. There is a world of difference between supporting a consumer-grade service and a business-grade service.”

Should Google be worried? Some analysts think so. “This is trouble for Google,” said Matthew Cain of Gartner. Google of course, disagrees.

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