PermaLinkDoes The Trade Press Think Lotus Is IBM's Rodney Dangerfield?
12:07:18 AM
As Ed pointed out, IBM reported that Lotus revenues were up 11%. This, however, is what C|Net said

IBM's software business saw a 2 percent increase in revenue to $3.6 billion. Its WebSphere and Tivoli lines grew at double-digit percentage rates, while its Rational tool business was flat, and mainframe software sales slipped.

Lotus wasn't worth a mention, even though their results were also "double digit".

And here's what InfoWorld said

On the software side, revenue from IBM's middleware products grew 3 percent to $2.8 billion. WebSphere revenue grew by 11 percent while revenue from Tivoli software grew 15 percent, Loughridge said.

Again, no mention of Lotus, even though their growth was the same as WebSphere's.

As the late Rodney Dangerfield always said: "I tell you, I don't get no respect."

BTW: You've got to respect Rodney's official web site, There's still an active "Email Rodney" link. Considering that he died last year, getting that mail delivered is a pretty good trick for a web site! I note that it's an ASP-based site, so it might not be a stretch to conclude that Rodney uses a dead mail server. :-)

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