Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
An SMB customer contacted us - they want to deploy Foundations in order to get Notes/Domino so that they can deploy eProductivity. (This seems to happen a lot, that we attract customers to Notes & Domino who are not already Notes & Domino users)

Anyway, we explained that Foundations hardware is no longer available and recommended that they contact a Lotus BP to assist them in planning a deployment of Lotus Notes/Domino.  Unfortunately, I do not have a referral to offer.

I'm going social and reaching out to the Lotus (oops, IBM) community to see what you may know that can help.

Do you know of an outstanding Lotus/IBM BP in Zimbabwe?

Thanks!

Eric

Discussion/Comments (13):

Chris Miller (http://www.IdoNotes.com): 2/9/2011 12:36:11 PM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

They could place it with us in a cloud environment instead of a whole server license


Eric Mack (www.ica.com): 2/9/2011 12:38:01 PM
re: Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Chris, a cloud solution may work well for them but they will need a business partner to get set up. eProductivity works with Notes and does not care if the server is in the cloud or on-site so that is not an issue. Since they are new to Notes and Domino, they will need assistance, which is why I'm trying to connect them with a BP.

I will direct them to this thread so they can read the responses. I'm happy to recommend your company.


Piyush Kumar (): 2/10/2011 12:08:02 AM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Hello Eric

I am a Freelance Consultant working from India.

I have total experience of over 9 years in Lotus & have been a part of some major Notes/Domino deployment in India.

I was also a part of IBM India in the software group.

If possible you can align me to the customer.

Regards

Piyush


Michael (): 2/10/2011 3:15:36 AM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Hi Eric,

You may want to give Sambiri a try. They are more focused on the hardware side of IBM services, but list Lotus in their portfolio.

If this is a one off, they may have a lead to a smaller BP.

www.sambiri.com

As for the cloud offering?? I have serious doubts whether you will get any decent bandwidth in Zim, even with local replication.

My 2c worth.

MHdH


Eric Mack (www.ica.com): 2/10/2011 10:43:41 AM
re: Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Hello @Piyush,

Since I am unable to recommend a Business Partner that I do not know, I will direct the prospect to this blog post so that he may review these comments and select a business partner to contact.

Thank you for your comment here.


Eric Mack (www.ica.com): 2/10/2011 10:45:04 AM
re: Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Hello @Michael

Since I am unable to recommend a Business Partner that I do not know, I will direct the prospect to this blog post so that he may review these comments and select a business partner to contact.

Thank you for your comment here.


Erna (): 2/14/2011 2:28:02 AM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

I can recommend Autumn Leaf from South Africa. { Link } or contact franco@autumnleaf.co.za


Eric Mack (www.ica.com): 2/14/2011 8:45:29 AM
re: Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Thank you everyone for your recommendations. I will share these with the client.,


Tapua Tunduwani (http://www.sambiri.com): 3/9/2011 5:46:30 PM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Hi Eric

I am the MD of Sambiri Zimbabwe, an IBM BP based in Harare and we are interested in this opportunity if it's still live. Michael made reference to our company in the thread above (thank you so much for the plug) and a former employee told me you were looking for a local BP. Sambiri Zimbabwe is rebranding to SaGE Services derived from Sambiri Global Enterprise Services. Please kindly forward their contact details to me. Thank you for posting this.

Tapua


Tapua Tunduwani (http://www.sambiri.com): 3/9/2011 5:49:33 PM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

P.S.

Eric

I just noticed that you are based in the US. I am running our US office out of New York. Perhaps I can reach out to you by phone. My cell number is (646) 712-2012.

Tapua


Ryan Heathers (http://eproductivity.com): 3/10/2011 12:02:16 PM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Hi Tapua,

Thanks for reaching out. We've alerted our client to this thread, so they have the necessary contact details if they wish to pursue a BP further. It's in their court.


Used IBM Computers (http://www.usedhpcomputers.com/): 9/20/2011 3:15:40 AM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

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(): 6/6/2013 1:46:37 PM
Looking for IBM/Lotus BP in Zimbabwe

Well said... I was very impressed by him, and I look forward to watching his development on the IBM/Lotus stage.



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