Mat Newman July 3 2015 22:45:07That first moment - back in 1992, when I imported my first 1-2-3 spreadsheet into a Notes database and created a form and some views - I knew I was working with something special.
As I mentioned a couple of years ago, my journey with IBM software - and in particular Lotus Notes - has been one for me that has been both personally and professionally fulfilling.
This year is particularly poignant. Today, I celebrate 20 years as an IT professional.
20 years ago today - as a young guy with a passion for IT - I started my own business. And the first cash I earned was consulting for (what was then) Lotus Notes.
The past 2 years have seen that early enthusiasm for IBM/Lotus software evolve. Yes, July has become significant for me from an IBM perspective as:
- July 1995 is the month IBM bought Lotus, and
- July 2013 is the month I officially became an IBMer.
So 20 years ago Lotus became part of IBM, and 2 years ago, so did I ;-)
There now are too many places, too many faces, too many events and too many fantastic memories during that 20 year journey for me to single out specific names and moments.
You know who you are. You know what we did and what it meant. And I thank you for the great time we had together.
Thank you Iris/Lotus/IBM ... and YOU! Here's to another 20 years!