Re: "Top emerging talent"
They won't be maintaining Lotus Notes. Like the older employees, many applications have also been shuffled off, out of IBM. A whole bunch of Lotus, Rational, and other products are now maintained by HCL.
IBM are on the downward slope of the rollercoaster, and continuing to pick up speed. But there is no upward trajectory in their future, not even a water splash, just a solid buffer at the end.