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The Lotus Notes creator joins Microsoft

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by temi, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The Lotus Notes creator is a legend in the software industry
    Software giant Microsoft is to buy Groove Networks, the maker of computer programs for "virtual offices".
    Collaborative software that allows employees to work together over the internet from various locations has been growing in complexity and usage.

    And Microsoft has been focusing on the field ahead of new releases of its Windows and Office programs.

    Groove founder Ray Ozzie - an industry legend - will join Microsoft as one of its chief technical officers.

    Mr Ozzie, 49, created Lotus Notes for IBM in the 1980s, the first messaging application to achieve widespread sales.

    "Increasingly, the 'office' is defined as wherever you and your laptop happen to be - a customer's conference room, an airplane, a hotel room, a coffee shop or a home office," he said.

    "This new era will be characterized by highly interdependent relationships and systems, and I and others at Groove look forward to joining with Microsoft to shaping the software that runs these systems."

    source/full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4340313.stm

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