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Smartphones/ Outlook / Lotus Notes

By Fonken Monken UK ·
I have a smartphone, and at home I use outlook. The 2 speak to each other nicely. At work however, where I use my smartphone most, we use Lotus Notes.

Is anyone aware of any product (freeware preferable) that allows smartphones to synchronise with calendar and contact list in Lotus Notes? I know that Nokia phones have the means to do this, but I believe the sync software is not compatible with MS.


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by tbragsda In reply to Smartphones/ Outlook / Lo ...

Im using GWAnywhere to sync Treos to Novell GroupWise. They have a sync to Notes client too, but I don't know the details on te Notes client.

This is not a user util. It must be installed, supported by your IT dept, and is NOT free.

Personaly, I feel that all IT departments must get into the PDA support biz very soon. Its beem creeping up on us for so long, and we simpley have let the end users support as best they can. Now theres no denying that they are part of a corporate system. If the phone is supplyed by the company, then it should be the companys IT teams responsibilty to integrate. If the users contune to go out and purchase PDA/Smart phones on their own, we only have our selfs to blame when they stick crappy software on the LTs to sync.

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Aye, but there's the rub

by awfernald In reply to Try

Most shops (at least the ones I've been in) have not thought that the company needed to provide PDAs to people, though we would provide PDA support to people (hmm, I hear a business logic joke in there somewhere).

I would be surprised therefore, if your IT group did not already have a "standard" sync software set up and working with your servers, and at least one or two people knowledgable of the system to work with you and "learn" from you to report back to IT in case you learn/show them anything new.Anyways, good luck to you.

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I think Im missing your point.

by tbragsda In reply to Aye, but there's the rub

I implemented the sync server, and the Treo phones. Moved everyone to the corporate cell plan, and got them off a mixture of Palm, Handspring, WinCE.

As I said, PDAs have been lurking for a long time, and we simply cant keep saying, not ours to support. The price of PDAs and the integration with cells make this inevitable.

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