“Bluemix is for the quick creation of applications by line of business developers. The reason: we used to hear the line of business ask for applications, and we’d talk about development in months, then we’d talk about weeks, now we start to hear them request application development in days. And the traditional IT development cycle just can’t handle that. That’s where Bluemix comes in. It’s a place for these line of business developers to go, quickly create applications and they don’t need to deal with underlying infrastructure.”
Are you kidding me? Look, Bluemix might be totally awesome and the best thing since sliced bread (which, come to think of it, isn’t nearly as good as whole loaf bread.) but this isn’t an unsolved problem. The fact that line of business developers could quickly create applications in days without needing to deal with underlying infrastructure is why Notes is one of the most successful application platforms in history and even companies that have “gotten off Notes” still have version 6 and 7 clients installed as part of their standard desktop image.
I haven’t even gotten to the demo yet because I’m just so incredulous about this introduction. It’s been almost two decades since IBM acquired Notes and they STILL don’t understand what it does for customers.