[ngw] Govt to Exchange WAS Abend on GW PO server

Gregg A. Hinchman Gregg at HinchmanConsulting.com
Wed Oct 17 14:46:44 UTC 2007

Actually the GW Dev team has recorded more API's in the past few years -which was  big 'as we go' project for them.

As for integration -SOAP- is a point into GW and seems to be gaining ground in the arena of Dev.  I know I3 -Interactive Intelligence, Inc.  -long time MS partner for Unified Messaging is writing their products to GW SOAP.

And if you dig a bit deeper, many of the 'so called' Exch. Integrated apps -need just Outlook. 

Then there is DMS.  Native in GW -but if you do not like it and want to expand it -there is CompuThink that does a wonderful job for DMS and Imaging and integration with GW.  

I find migrations are motivated by integration points but also by emotions -and not common sense or logic.  If you consider this point -many organizations decide they 'must have' an application -and that application links only to Exch.  But really -what is the business cost/reason for the application?  Does the cost of purchasing the app and training users have a true ROI?  Likely not.  Example: Do we need a car that can 'park itself' as Lexus now offers?  Does the cost of that feature justify itself?  

Ok -your point -taken -hope you see mine.  

Take Care.
Gregg A. Hinchman 
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>>> On 10/17/2007 at 10:22 AM, in message UID22810-1162625558, Tim
Wohlford<tim at wohlford.net> wrote:

> Gregg —
> I had this discussion w/ a key tech from a huge Novell partner last
> night.  The reason why they're doing lots of GW to Exchange conversions
> for customers is that apps are written to integrate w/ Exchange, but not
> GW7.  The problem seems to be that the GW7 team never got around to
> publishing most of their APIs, and third-party companies are going nuts
> trying to guess what Novell did in GW7.  
> This confirms what a tech from a local law firm (100 users) told me —
> that her doc management choices that integrate w/ GW were narrow enough,
> and even those don't work well with GW7.
> Hopefully, GW8 will have tons of help for would-be third-party dev
> companies.
> Tim Wohlford, CNE
>>>> "Gregg A. Hinchman" <Gregg at HinchmanConsulting.com> 10/17/2007 9:13
> AM >>>
> As for MS -well go take a look at my article and pass it onto the
> 'powers that be' and ask them where the $$$ will come from to do a full
> migration.  Then let it leak to your populace -who would have to pay the
> tax $$ to support the cost of the migration ..I am sure that will slow
> things down and give you some breathing room.  Heres the article:
> http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/19593.html .

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