From negative effect of this announcement refer from HCL acquire IBM Software. I think HCL should announce something to is committed to growing it in an instant. such as All the features that competitors must have in ibm notes next version or release. Something can do without effort. 5 things that are what competitors have but is not in IBM Notes for a long time.
1. Notes Portal (No long solutions)
2. Workflow (Lotus Workflow Reinvent)
3. Office Integrate Like IBM Box can use (MS Office Free of Charge)
4. Enterprise Content Management ECM (No long solutions)
5. Application Native mobile support (No long solutions)