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The State Of The Domino Migration Market 2024

S.W.O.T. 

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Strenghts

Proven Migration Technologies

  • Many partners offer robust solutions that leverage the same APIs, providing a consistent approach to analysis, archiving, and migration. ⭐⭐⭐

Extensive Experience

  • Numerous partners have a wealth of expertise, with resources that have been performing Domino migrations for over 20 years. ⭐⭐⭐

For Over 30 Years, Has Not Officially Been Hacked

  • We are not saying that Domino is unhackable. We are saying that in 2024, hackers have bigger fish to fry and frankly do not have the expertise to put the effort into it. It’s like trying to hotwire an old Sherman tank. Sure you can do it, but…⭐⭐⭐

Versatile Output Formats

  • Experienced partners generally support migration into multiple formats, including PDF, HTML, JSON, and others, catering to diverse data needs. ⭐⭐

Weaknesses

Minimal Business Disruption

  • With their expertise, experienced partners are capable of executing common application migrations with minimal impact on ongoing business operations.⭐⭐

Global Talent Pool

  • Foreign low-cost outsourcing providers offer cost-effective solutions, with experienced professionals well-versed in the migration process. Choosing the right services partners is critical for success.⭐⭐

Robust Security Migration

  • More experienced migration companies have generally addressed security concerns, implementing best practices to migrate security and role settings to the Microsoft platform. Note: Some newer migration companies do not offer this. ⭐⭐⭐

Compliance Support

  • A majority of Domino data is archived due to various compliance needs. This is very robust across the Domino migration industry. ⭐⭐

Weaknesses

Complexity, Risk,
Cost, and Deceit

  • Transforming complex Domino applications
    remains a difficult, expensive, and risky endeavor. Some migration partners
    may misrepresent this fact, promoting basic data migration functioanlity as complete Domino transformation especially to Power Apps, which is currently IMHO the most significant “Domino Migration Deception” in the industry. ⭐⭐⭐

Slow Migration Tools With Massive Amounts Of Domino Data Still Out There

  • There is a huge risk of how to properly migrate all of this data often in terabytes. Some migration products are incredibly slow forcing massive investment into infrastructure and time to migrate. ⭐⭐

Low-code To Migrate Complex Critical Domino Applications Is Still a Major Problem

  • Low-code platforms like PowerApps or Outsystems are often used which are good solutions, but outsourcing to inexperienced overseas resources claiming Domino knowledge can be problematic. Success requires knowing both old and new technologies, which is complicated by vendors selling outdated migration software based on poor analysis. ⭐⭐⭐

Weaknesses

Low-code To Migrate Complex Critical Domino Applications Is Still a Major Problem

  • Low-code platforms like PowerApps or Outsystems are often used which are good solutions, but outsourcing to inexperienced overseas resources claiming Domino knowledge can be problematic. Success requires knowing both old and new technologies, which is complicated by vendors selling outdated migration software based on poor analysis. ⭐⭐⭐

Expiring Support

  • Support for older versions of Domino and Windows OS is set to expire in 2024/2025, which may force organizations to make hasty decisions regarding their Domino applications. ⭐⭐

Limited Migration Vendor Capabilities

  • Support for older versions of Domino and Windows OS is set to expire in 2024/2025, which may force organizations to make hasty decisions regarding their Domino applications. ⭐⭐

Diminishing Expertise

  • As many experienced migration resources approach retirement age, the pool of knowledgeable professionals is shrinking rapidly. ⭐⭐⭐

Opportunities

Organized Semi-Structured Data, Workflow, and Security

  • Domino is uniquely positioned to have the ability to maintain unstructured data, workflows, processes, security in one container allowing it to be well positioned to leverage that information for AI with appropriate analysis and expertise. ⭐⭐⭐

Better Regulatory Compliance

  • New regulations may require more sophisticated data handling and security features that older platforms cannot provide. Moving to an AI integrated compliance system can help ensure compliance with the latest data protection laws. ⭐⭐⭐

Great Insights Into Power Users and Workflows For AI

  • The natural structure of Domino allows you to quickly identify key users within workflows and leverage them in new AI initiatives. This is critical for AI proliferation. ⭐⭐

Weaknesses

People REALLY Love Domino!

  • These dedicated Domino users often advocate for the platform’s continued use and see the investment in Domino as completely worthwhile. They recognize the value that Domino brings to their organizations in terms of process automation, data management, and collaboration. ⭐⭐

Domino Users Are Part Of A Special Community

  • There is still an active community to support the technology. It is retiring rapidly though. The community’s dedication to the platform has fostered a sense of belonging and camaraderie among Domino users, further strengthening their attachment to the platform. What other thirty-year-old technology still widely used today?⭐⭐⭐

The New REST API (Project Keep)

  • Project KEEP is HCL’s effort to provide a more modern, API-driven interface for accessing and working with Domino, helping customers extend the value of their Domino investments. Finally, Domino joined the real world allowing to properly integrate into latest AI technologies such as RAG.  ⭐⭐⭐

Threat (just one)

“Throughout my career, I’ve helped global companies and governments, including Microsoft, JPMC, and the White House, securely transform their critical data.

I believe Domino is the best container of high-quality data, security, workflows, and business processes in the world. You company would be at a serious disadvantage if this is not properly utilized for domain-specific AI.”

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