A UK developer has launched Notes Portal, a browser based way for organisations to search and categorise information stored in both the latest and older versions of Lotus Notes.
Farnham based Insight technologies said the portal addresses a key problem for many organisations - how to categorise, index and search multiple, complex Lotus Notes databases across numerous servers.
According to David Phillips, Insight chief executive, valuable corporate knowledge, including email, often resides in Notes databases and companies spend a lot of time and money training staff to find relevant Notes based information.
"In a typical large corporate that has embraced Lotus Notes, there are hundreds, and sometimes thousands of Lotus Notes databases which are a mixture of Domino and Notes, version 4," said Phillips.
"This means that the information can often get lost or is difficult to track down. Notes Portal provides the user with a full conceptual searching of all available Notes databases within a company, instantly and simultaneously," he added.
He said the portal can create agents which can find relevant information based on concept sharing and pattern making, rather than what he described as "outdated" keyword searching technology.
After a search, the system allows the user to view Notes document data directly within a Web browser, even if the database is a Notes 4 Server, rather than a Domino Server.
In addition, the portal integrates with Lotus Notes security with full support for NT security to document ACL level. This ensures that information from both public and private databases is fully available.
Notes Portal is available now and costs £50 per seat.
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