Finally… here is an unbiased article called “The Architecture of WebSphere and Lotus Collaboration Together” that details how companies can leverage the strengths of both Lotus collaboration and IBM Websphere technologies in a combined solution. I recommend sending this article out to all the WebSphere bigots out there. I guess I’d send this out to all the Lotus bigots too. 😉
Some WebSphere professionals, on the other hand, have a resistance not to the portal technology itself, necessarily, but to the collaborative features provided by the Lotus technologies. WebSphere pros need to recognize that collaboration, both on a group level and on an organizational level, has been the Lotus business since the company came into being. It makes sense for us to take advantage of their expertise in the collaborative arena and use the components included with WebSphere Portal.