Lotus 'K-station' on track
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 30, 2000
Raven, the knowledge management project from Lotus Development Corp., is
on the verge of making its first in a series of product deliveries, according
to the company's president.
The Lotus K-station, a knowledge-oriented portal, will begin shipping
before the end of the year, said Al Zollar, who also serves as chief executive
"It brings together knowledge workers, employees or those in the supply
chain that have enterprise relationships through internal places, documents
or basic services like e-mail, calendaring and scheduling," Zollar said
during an interview while in Washington, D.C., for the Lotus Global Government
Zollar said Raven should be thought of as a solution with multiple deliveries.
The second delivery will be Discovery Server, which Zollar said will include
the "killer app": expertise location.
That means "being able to find the right expert in seconds rather than
days," Zollar said. "Government and business waste a lot of time at that
right now, and that's right on the verge of being delivered."
Zollar said the main point of having a global government forum was for
the company to listen to its government clients.
"We're here to explain what we're doing, but also to listen and learn
what our government customers are thinking about," he said. "We want to
hear their needs and requirements to keep helping them today and in the