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    Lesson for IBM Notes: Ford bought Volvo, killed R&D, sold it at a loss to Geely for $1.3 Billion who turned R&D back on and increased the value of Volvo by 3,000%

    Eugen Tarnow  March 1 2018 04:31:02 AM
    I visited Sweden and found out that Chinese companies are taking over the industrial base.

    Volvo Cars is an interesting example.  

    Ford bought Volvo in 1999 for $6.45 billion. Relevant to IBM's acquisition of Lotus Notes, Ford decided to kill R&D at Volvo. As the economy went down in the US, Volvo Cars started to become a money losing proposition and Ford sold it to Chinese Geely for $1.3 billion in 2010.

    I was told that Geely then turned R&D back on and, as a result, Volvo is now worth $40 billion.

    The reason Geely turned R&D back on is presumably that they want to buy the know how and import it to China. But in the process, they created a company that made money again.

    IBM bought Lotus Notes in 1995. R&D stopped around 2000 when IBM turned it into a cash cow. IBM is now "selling" it to HCL, an outsourcer with no record of any R&D that I am aware of.

    Here in the US there is no interest in Lotus Notes.  It is "not sexy" to the private equity companies I am told. They are not too swift - if Geely can multiply the worth of a company by 30, a good US software company could do it as well.

    The Chinese seem to have a better taste for R&D than companies in Sweden or the US. In addition to buying Volvo, Geely created China Euro Vehicle Technology AB to do research and bring it home to China.

    Buffett bought IBM for its sexiness and sold it when it lost it.  He had no interest in Lotus Notes. He is not too swift either.

    It looks we need the Chinese to help Lotus Notes.

    As always, I reserve the right to be wrong.


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    We Do Not Outsource

    Eugen Tarnow  January 25 2017 08:25:00 AM
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    Need to fire up a Notes application - we can help!

    Eugen Tarnow  June 2 2016 01:48:34 PM
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    Congratulations to Rainer Weiss for discovering gravity waves!

    Eugen Tarnow  February 11 2016 01:29:47 PM
    When I was an undergraduate at MIT, it was hard to get into a research group because as an undergraduate you are pretty useless!  

    The first group that accepted me was the one headed by Rainer Weiss, a professor that reminded me of Groucho Marx.  Instead of a cigar he had a pipe.  

    Rainer Weiss really cared about his students.  I found out that I was not suited for experimental physics after almost blowing up a container of liquid helium  a couple of times.  He became my advisor nevertheless and in the end I got to do some theoretical research and went on to do a PhD in physics.

    Back then Rainer Weiss proposed a way to detect gravity waves and kept trying to get the project going.  This was 35 years ago.  He did get it going and it was just announced that he succeeded.

    I can't think of anyone more deserving!

    We Make Reading Unnecessary

    Eugen Tarnow  February 5 2016 10:00:36 AM
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    IBM - hip?!

    Eugen Tarnow  November 10 2015 09:31:34 AM
    The pictures speak for themselves: the IBM Relay 2015 conference.  

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    Natural language processing of Lotus Notes mail

    Eugen Tarnow  September 10 2015 11:14:29 AM
    What is the difference between keyword searches and natural language processing of Lotus Notes mail?

    Keyword searches will identify memos with keywords in them, the context is identified by human readers.  The keyword selection and the human readers will interact until the best set of keywords are left, leaving a minimized amount to read.

    Natural language processing allows a programmer to identify memos with specified keywords and report on the context.

    Example:
    Suppose one wants to go through email from a pharmaceutical company related to drug X.  

    Keywords: One can perform a keyword search on the drug name, read a few of the memos and realize that there are significant side effects mentioned.  One would then perform a dual keyword search on memos containing both the drug name and "side effects".  Some more human reading would realize that pain is one of the side effects.  The new keyword search would then include the drug name and "pain".  A human reader would then classify all the memos according to what kind of pain was mentioned.  The effort might take weeks if there are a lot of memos.

    Natural language processing: The programmer would perform a keyword search on the drug name.  A distribution of common nouns mentioned in the selected memos would allow the programmer to identify the word "pain." A distribution of the words preceding "pain" would allow for a quick classification of the kinds of pain mentioned.  The effort could be a couple of hours!  A distribution of common adjectives and adverbs mentioned would allow the programmer to identify the word "excruciating" etc.  

    Summary:
    Keyword searches necessitate human scanning of full memos.  Natural language processing allows a programmer to read word distributions of all identified memos at the same time.

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    Sony Pictures: would the email have been more secure had it stayed in Lotus Notes and had it been archived?

    Eugen Tarnow  December 19 2014 02:07:30 PM
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    No way IRS relies on local desktops to store email

    Eugen Tarnow  June 16 2014 09:16:51 PM
    The claim in the media is that Lois Lerner lost her emails because of a crashing hard disk.  

    This does not seem believable.  

    The IRS surely stores all mail on servers, not on local desktops.  And there must be journaling systems that capture all incoming and outgoing emails in a separate place.

    Does anybody know whether the IRS still uses Lotus Notes or went over to Outlook?

    ReduceMail Pro now supports Notes V9.0.1

    Eugen Tarnow  February 20 2014 08:10:22 PM
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