Microsoft Exchange Expected To Widen Lead Over IBM Lotus Domino
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Microsoft Exchange Expected To Widen Lead Over IBM Lotus Domino

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 28-06-2004 -- The Radicati Group, Inc.'s latest whitepaper, "IBM Lotus & Microsoft -- Corporate Messaging Market Analysis," examines the messaging strategies and product plans of market leaders IBM Lotus and Microsoft.

Over the next four years, IBM Lotus' corporate messaging software installed base market share is expected to fall sharply from 24% to 17%. The installed base of Lotus Domino will peak in 2005 and decline thereafter, while the study predicts that the new Workplace platform will not experience significant uptake for several years to come.

The Microsoft Exchange installed base will command a 31% share of the corporate messaging software market in 2004. Growing uptake for the company's new Exchange Server 2003 platform is expected to increase Microsoft's market share to 33% by 2008.

The whitepaper attributes IBM Lotus' dwindling market share to the company's new Workplace strategy. Informal conversations with Domino customers suggest that a significant number of companies will choose to migrate to other platforms, due to IBM Lotus' confusing new messaging software direction. Concurrently, the new Workplace platform is expected to generate only limited uptake due to its lack of definition and potentially complex upgrade path.

To order a copy of the study, or for additional information about our market research programs, please contact Ruchi Batra at (650) 322-8059, or visit our web site at http://www.radicati.com.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is a Consulting and Market Research Firm specializing in all areas of Messaging & Collaboration, Directory Services, Provisioning & Identity Management, Security, Unified Messaging & Communications, and Wireless. The company provides investors, corporate customers and suppliers with the market research information and consulting advice necessary to compete on a worldwide basis. The Radicati Group, Inc. has offices in Palo Alto, California and London, UK.

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