IBM Adds E-Mail Messaging to Express Portfolio

New Offering Helps Reduce Cost, Complexity of E-Mail Messaging for Mid-Size Customers

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CAMBRIDGE, MA - 12 Jul 2004: IBM today announced the immediate availability of IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express, a new addition to the IBM Express portfolio of offerings for small and medium business. IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express is designed to make it faster, easier and less expensive for mid-size companies to deploy state-of-the-art e-mail messaging and scheduling solutions that improve employee and organizational productivity.

IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express gives mid-size customers e-mail, group scheduling, discussion forum and document library capabilities at an affordable price. Starting at $48 per user when trading up from competitive e-mail products, the new offering is priced to simplify license management and helps maximize productivity through efficient use of hardware and network resources, streamlined administration and resistance to viruses and spam. IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express protects a wide range of customers' existing IT investments, supporting everything from Web browsers and standards-based POP3/IMAP e-mail to IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook, and is available for the industry's most popular server operating systems, including Linux, Windows and OS/400.

"Small and mid-size organizations, including more than 225,000 IBM eServer iSeries customers worldwide, share many of the same e-mail and scheduling requirements as large enterprises: uptime, innovative features and affordable total cost of ownership," said Arthur Fontaine, senior market manager, IBM Lotus Software. "Yet, they don't have the IT staff or resources needed to acquire and deploy enterprise-level solutions. Messaging Express gives these customers a proven, Domino-based e-mail offering that's easy to install and maintain."

As the third Domino-based offering to join the IBM Express portfolio, IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express builds on two previously announced offerings, IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express and IBM Lotus Domino Utility Server Express, that enable customers to streamline infrastructure administration; collaborate more easily through shared workspaces; and scale the technology to fit their changing business needs. Introduced in 2003, IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express delivers e-mail and calendar plus custom workflow and document applications to help automate internal business processes, while IBM Lotus Domino Utility Server Express provides applications only, but for an unlimited number of users both inside and outside the organization.

"Domino Express is a great option for my SMB customers, who have more important things to do than spend time or money dealing with their e-mail systems," said Jeff Anderson, product manager, Comtech Group. "When I install Domino, I know it's just going to work. It's a rock-solid product. It is designed to fit seamlessly into any customer environment and accommodate virtually any user type, and even with the innovations that Domino continually brings to market, I know that my customers will always be able to fit their e-mail system to the needs of their businesses -- not the other way around."

Through broad enablement programs like the IBM Virtual Innovation Center, an online knowledge and technical support portal, more than 3,000 IBM Business Partners have been enabled to build and sell IBM Express middleware solutions. IBM Lotus provides enablement resources for enterprises and SMB customers in almost every major industry looking to move from their current messaging platform to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino. As part of these efforts, the Move2Lotus initiative is a specialized worldwide community that has helped millions of Business Partners migrate to Domino through trade-up and upgrade offerings and incentives.

Like all IBM Express middleware, IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express is built on an open standards-based, flexible software architecture that integrates easily with existing IT investments and delivers the same customer-managed capabilities of all Domino-based solutions. Together, IBM Express middleware, including IBM Lotus Express, IBM DB2 Express and IBM WebSphere Express, helps mid-size customers forge tighter linkages between information, business processes and people.

Customers can buy up to 1,000 licenses of IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express for as low as $48* per user when trading up from competitive e-mail products, or $96* for new purchases. Some restrictions apply. Please visit for more information.

IBM's Express Portfolio
The IBM Express Portfolio offers hardware, middleware, services and financing -- all tailored to the needs of mid-size businesses -- that can be acquired, installed and managed quickly, are cost-effective, and designed to deliver a rapid return on investment (ROI). More than 60 offerings in the IBM Express Portfolio enable customers to help improve the responsiveness and flexibility of their IT infrastructure, so they can concentrate on their core businesses. And because cash flow is one of the most pressing issues for mid-sized businesses, the IBM Express Portfolio is more affordable with a series of attractive financing options. To learn more about IBM's Express Portfolio visit:

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