Postcard from the land that time forgot
"The deal with HCL is therefore not unwelcome, as it means a future for a product our source assumed did not have one."
If it means a future for a product that many of us wish would just crawl into a corner and die, then it's surely an unwelcome deal?
Let's also not forget IBM Verse - a mediocre cloud mail UI stuck on top of a seriously defective back end. Sure, I recognise that some people really do like Notes/Domino - predominently those who are paid to administer/develop or indeed sell it - but the users? Not so much.