This note compares the two leading collaborative messaging systems, Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange, in the areas of functionality, technology, cost, service, support, corporate viability, and corporate strategy.
better, Notes or Exchange? Generally, this question is answered from an emotional perspective, based entirely on the specific administrator's and/or end users comfort level. There is no one correct answer, both messaging servers excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note will pit the two systems against each other in six specific areas: Product Functionality: Feature functions contained within the product Product Technology: Protocols, Databases and Platforms Product Cost: