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AT&T is embracing Lotus Development Corp.'s Notes again, a few weeks after abruptly announcing plans to pull the plug on AT&T Network Notes.
AT&T now plans to integrate Notes 4.2 servers with its Internet service offerings and offer Notes as a World Wide Web development tool. Previously, AT&T Network Notes had been positioned as a competitive offering to AT&T's Internet services.
"AT&T's announcement [to discontinue Network Notes] in February was a public relations hit to Lotus," said Bob Flanagan, an analyst at Yankee Group Inc., in Boston. "It didn't hurt the value of other Notes public networks but gave Lotus a black eye. This announcement shows that AT&T has …