Lotus Software

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Lotus Software (called Lotus Development Corporation before its acquisition by IBM)[2] was an American software company based in Massachusetts; it was "offloaded" to India's HCL Technologies in 2018.

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Lotus Software
IndustryComputer software
Founded1982; 41 years ago (1982) (as Lotus Development Corporation)
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
ProductsLotus 1-2-3
Lotus Agenda
Lotus Connections
Lotus Domino
Lotus Domino Web Access
Lotus Expeditor
Lotus Forms
Lotus Freelance Graphics
Lotus Magellan
Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes Traveler
Lotus Quickr
Lotus Sametime
Lotus SmartSuite
Lotus Symphony
Lotus Foundations
IBM Lotus Web Content Management
WebsiteOfficial website

Lotus is most commonly known for the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet application, the first feature-heavy, user-friendly, reliable and WYSIWYG-enabled product to become widely available in the early days of the IBM PC, when there was no graphical user interface. Much later, in conjunction with Ray Ozzie's Iris Associates, Lotus also released a groupware and email system, Lotus Notes. IBM purchased the company in 1995 for US$3.5 billion, primarily to acquire Lotus Notes and to establish a presence in the increasingly important client–server computing segment, which was rapidly making host-based products such as IBM's OfficeVision obsolete.[3]

On December 6, 2018, IBM announced the sale of Lotus Software/Domino to HCL for $1.8 billion.[4]