We (all of us at my firm, but especially the IT support group) are trying hard to kill our internal e-mail and database application called Lotus Notes. It is not easy to do. We are stabbing at it with our steely knives* – but we just can’t seem to kill the beast. The latest news in the internal company-wide project with the aim of moving us over to Google Mail and Google Calendars (yay!) is that we are going to have to use the two applications side-by-side for a few months with no integration between the two. Hey, if that’s what it takes, I’m all for it. (The little KillNotes program on my desktop removes Lotus Notes from my computer’s memory. It sometimes hogs the memory and impacts the system’s performance if even after one has logged out of it).
*A reference to the classic Eagles song ‘Hotel California’.