In reading this blog I'm amazed at the leaps of faith taken in order to draw conclusions about IBM and the future of Lotus Notes.
IBM Ditches Siebel
"What is perhaps interesting, however, is that IBM, the owner of Lotus Notes (which itself is being left behind), should also move away from a computer-based system to a cloud or web-based solution."
I have a couple of issues here.
How is Lotus Notes being "left behind?" Does the author provide any backup? According to analysts in the link below, IBM wanted something that will integrate with their existing tools, like Lotus Notes.
Also, one of the reasons why IBM chose SugarCRM is because of it's ability to run on-premise, according to IBM's Gary Burnette, Vice President of Sales Transformation. The benefit of that would be the “flexibility in where and how we run it.”
Please see the following analysis of IBM's switch to SugarCRM: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ibm-clock-runs-out-on-massive-siebel-implementation-enter-sugarcrm/75708