Maybe not the best place to ask this ... but let's go!
I just started on a new job, and i must decide wath platform to use for oure
messaging, database development and webserver.
In the past i used to work only with Microsoft tools, i whas an exchange
administrator and developed websites in ASP.
Then, when my former employer whas taken over by another company, the wanted
to get Lotus inhouse.
So we did a comparisation, and after about 30 minutes i whas convinced to
switch to Lotus!
I took severall courses, admin and designer, and migrated about 300 users
from outlook and exchange to Lotus.
Since then i have been the only administrator and developer in the company,
running 4 Domino servers, and 1200 clients.
Now, i have a new job, for a small non-profit organisations, that runs about
30 wildlife shelters troughout the country, and has a 1 main office.
In total, when i count all the employees that will be using the mailserver
i'm about to setup i get a number off 7 employees.
The first need is messaging, calendering and sheduling is not an issue.
Another part is database development, currently they have a *BIG* paper
archive, and that should all be put in some databases. It is pure document
management, no relational data.
And last but not least, our websites. We have some big plans with the
internet (oure does the internet have plans with us?).
Our main site, should be redeveloped and become fully dynamic. Then there
will be about 5 projectsites coming up, and very regular, when we do a
special action, there must be a database that collects data from our
That are our plans.
Currently there is nothing here, and i'm supposed to get everything up and
running. Call it a one man it department here. Since it is a non profit
organisation, i have time, but i don't have money!
Here is my question: should i get Lotus in the house, or just run the
There whas a IT-consultant that installed a file server some time ago, and
that runs Microsoft Small business server, so exchange, sql server etc. is
Currently, employees here use Outlook express and Oultook with some
mailboxes at the ISP.
Help me deside based on a clear look at the situation! If i let my heart
speak, i go for Lotus, but is it the best choice in my case? 1 server, 7
Thanks in advance,