Wellington-based Lotus Notes specialists Nota Bene has opened an Auckland office to service business growth in the region and implement other IBM products such as WebSphere.
Nota Bene, which has 22 staff in Wellington and customers such as WestpacTrust, Fonterra, Police (the largest user of Lotus’s Domino messaging and application platform in the country), the Pharmacy Guild, the Department of Internal Affairs and the ministries of health and transport, has appointed Stephen Dillon as Auckland account manager and will be hiring technical staff as business in the region grows.
Nota Bene founder and director Steve Gadsby says users of Notes and Domino are wanting to extend the functionality of their systems beyond the organisation. So integrating mobile devices such as PDAs into back-end systems is proving a hit.
“People are getting online, real-time access to mail and schedules whether it’s through browsers, PDAs or cellphones. Gone are the days when you could print out your calendar in the morning and take it with you.”
Other trends are portals, content management and customer management. And then there are technologies like instant messaging and bulletin boards, he says.