The link above has an amazing demo that shows how easy it is to move your Lotus notes applications to force.com's cloud. You get much more functionality than you had with Lotus Notes and you get rid of all of your expensive Lotus notes admin and support people and remove one more obstacle to eliminating the old aging iSeries from your company.
No machines, no administrators, gauranteed availability, backups, security, and all via your browser. No client software! The total cost is a fraction of what you pay for Lotus Notes.
You get much more. You can actually integrate multiple Lotus Notes application and add workflow or management reporting capabilities that you could not do with Notes itself. Additionally, virtually anyone can learn to use force.com's easy form based admin facilities which unlike Lotus Notes are written in simple English that anyone can understand.
Force.com has folks to assist with a conversion or you can do it on your own. Move your apps to force.com and use a simple more robust email system of the many available or host that on the web with many of the Internet based service providers offering advanced email services and eliminate yet one more hassle from your IT organization.
Just for the naysayers out there. I am not employed by or represent or get compensated in anyway by force.com. In fact I have not spoken to their sales team but am sharing this amazing bit of news that I just discovered. You can search YouTube for several videos that demonstrate how easy and robust this is. Just search on "Lotus Force.com".
Read the original at Bob Cancilla on IBM i.