Customer Round Table in Chennai
I'm in India for the first time and have a good discussion with our customers there about the future of Lotus Notes and Domino. Most of the Indian firms face a problem US firms would envy them for: they are growing rapidly. Quite a few expected to double their staff strength within 18 month or less. This rapid growth puts a lot of strain on the labour market. Good people are headhunted and wooed with more and more perks. A HR manager put it simply: "With this breakneck speed of growth we can't groom people anymore and if we groom them, they turn around and work elsewhere for double the pay leaving us with just the cost of training them". No we are wondering how to build a new base of experienced Notes people.