Lotus is considering price-trashing tactics to grab market share from Office 97.
The company is to launch the Kona Java applet suite in October. And it said it will gain market share, even if it means making 'non-economic' decisions.
Speaking at Comdex/Spring, Lotus president Jeff Papows said the company would not sacrifice the opportunity for Java applets for short-term economic reasons.
He revealed that IBM generated $4 in hardware and services sales for every $1 of Lotus product sale.
According to Papow, Microsoft earns 60 per cent of all its profits from Office. He claimed Lotus' second place in the suite market would enable it to "turn the apple cart upside down".
Lotus will offer a base desktop suite for OEM network computer cendors. The This will feature mainframe emulation, a Notes-based Java mail agent, calendaring and scheduling, and file transfer protocols.
A version containing business automation components such as spreadsheet, text editor, charting and drawing, will sell through usual channels, according to Papows.
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