Lotus Offers New Domino Migration Path

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Lotus Development Corp. on Tuesday will announce a new migration package that assists users in moving from Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange to its own Domino server and application platform.

The new Super.move Acceleration packs include the tools to migrate from Exchange to Domino, 25 Notes for Messaging licenses, support services, computer-based training, manuals and documentation, said Larry Zaykowski, Lotus' market segment manager for messaging and collaboration, on Monday.

Lotus has provided Exchange migration tools separately, but he said this is the first time it is offered in the Super.move packs, Zaykowski said.

Initial versions of Super.move came out in late 1999 and offered migration tools for a number of mail and application programs. Lotus now has added Exchange to the list for Super.move.

"We are pulling everything together to make it as easy as possible for people," Zaykowski said. "It eliminates all the confusion of moving of all this data ... over to a new system. We give people the ease to do it with one bundle."

There are three Super.move Acceleration packages, and Zaykowski said prices will be released today at PC Expo in New York. The packages will be available in North America in early July.

Lotus, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, can be reached at http://www.lotus.com/.

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