The last Poll asked what SMB marketshare Lotus Foundations Server would achieve by December 2009:
- 4 people voted for 50% market share.
- 2 people voted for 33% market share.
- 3 people voted for 20% market share.
- 9 people voted for 10% market share.
- 30 people voted for 5% market share.
I was interested that 4 people see Foundations toppling Microsoft SBS as the King of SMB software by December 2009. I'm pleased that the IBM Marketing managers visit my site from time to time but I don’t really think that result is going to happen. My money is with the 80% of respondents who topped out at 10% of the market. The December 2010 market shares could be a whole different result but I’ll leave that poll for next year.
I agree that Foundations is the better product for SMB (for a whole bunch of reasons) but I don’t see Microsoft giving up this market without a fight. IBM can’t build the worldwide partner channel for Foundations overnight, and even after they have done that there will still be the traditional corporate inertia to overcome.