IBM Notes Development (Previously called Lotus Notes) IBM Notes and Domino is historically one of the most prolific collaboration platforms in the world, with more than 18 million custom collaboration applications built on it since the early 1990s. Many of these IBM Notes based business applications have become mission critical to the organizations running them. The good, the bad and the Ugly The great thing about Lotus Notes is the stability. Many organizations still use and rely heavily on the applications that were built on the platform years ago. I'm talking 15-20 years ago and they still run flawlessly. The problem is THEY ARE UGLY making new CIOs and CEOs wanting to ditch the software for something new and sexy. Don''t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Simply upgrade your Lotus Notes Applications. Make your Notes applications web-based. The saving are pennies over what you would pay to move to an entirely new platform.