Domino 10 is finally here. It’s been a very long wait for the new version Domino that better fits the needs of its users given the current standards in the landscape of tech. And boy, was it worth it.

On the 9th and 10th of October we finally got to see Domino 10 and check out first hand what it can do. The World Premiere of Domino V10 took place in Frankfurt on October 9th, and IBM planned a number of other events all over the world in order to make it known to the public.

From what we saw, IBM did not disappoint: it presented a faster, modern, Domino, with a lower TCO, just what we were expecting.

It’s not news that Domino has been an invaluable asset for CIOs everywhere for years, especially as one of the first and leading app development platforms. Domino 10 brings a fresh take on the existing tech. It promises to be flexible enough to use and deploy wherever you need it to be, so that your organization’s efficiency can continually improve.


So, what does Domino 10 offer? What’s new?

We have been covering all the new developments in Domino 10 as they’ve been unveiled over the past several months on our blog, so feel free to check them out for more in-depth coverage. Here are a few highlights though, to give you some idea of the improvements Domino v10 brought to the table:

  • Better workflow capabilities without the need for 3rd party solutions
  • Best security in the market based on Public Key Infrastructure
  • Lower administration overhead
  • Requires less skilled app-dev team
  • Most secure and flexible messaging platform in the market
  • Faster time to build a solution compared to MSFT an others
  • Doesn’t require an expensive MS SQL license to run an app
  • Doesn’t require a full stack developer to build an app – Rapid Application Dev (RAD)

Cloud security continues to be an ongoing area of focus for Domino, especially in light of the recent GDPR regulations highlighting the importance of keeping you data safe. Domino is renowned for the fact that it’s one of the safest application development environments out there.

Domino 10 keeps all the existing strengths and benefits of Domino and adds a faster performance along with some significant improvements in the app development department.


The addition of Node.js

The exciting implementation of support for Node.js opened up some pretty interesting possibilities and benefits like:

  • Reuse of existing code and data
  • New app opportunities
  • Future proof, modern ecosystems
  • Abundant talent pool to draw from

It promises to deliver one of the lowest total costs of ownership for application development and workflow out there. Your business apps will run faster, and more efficiently, than ever before.

Basically, IBM took a great thing and made it even greater.

You might ask: Ok, but I want modern looking applications, I want more freedom. Can I get that with v10?

The answer is yes, yes you can get that with Domino 10. You can now use technologies like: JavaScript, node.js, and LotusScript extension to enhance your apps and create new ones that can include data and processes from Domino.

Flexibility is an important requirement of the modern workplace. The days when you HAD to go to the office to be able to work are long gone. So, you need a development platform that can help you offer your team flexibility to work from wherever needed. Domino 10 users can now access their apps from anywhere, thus offering your team that much needed freedom.

Domino 10 comes to help you in a multi-cloud world. It now supports CentOS witch you can use to create Docker Domino containers as easily as Red Hat Linux (or Windows), so you can deploy your Domino solution on-premises, hybrid, and public — wherever makes sense for your business.

No one wants to waste time with admin tasks. So, Domino 10 provides backups, upgrades, reports and stats, enabling you to focus on your applications and how to improve them.

Next on the list of awesome things Domino 10 brings, are integrations. At some point, when you need to integrate your apps with other tools, Domino 10 will help you make that task as easy as can be.

You can integrate easily with anything that supports JavaScript and Node.js. With V10, you can call any REST API to bring in a Google map, pull in a Watson API, use customer data from Salesforce, ask for approval in a Slack channel, grab support ticket information from ServiceNow, add a weather forecast from the Weather Company, and the list goes on.

Last, but certainly not list: disaster recovery. No company wants to be at risk when we refer to outage or failure. V10 comes with improved performance monitoring; increased limits in database, folder, field, table, and summary data sizes; and robust self-healing capabilities.

What will that mean for your team? More time to focus on what is important for your business rather than wasting it with maintenanace and repair.

If you like the new features that Domino 10 brings, talk with us today to see how you can upgrade.