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IBM Unveils Next Generation Collaboration Software Suite


NEW YORK, NY - 18 Sep 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an expansion of its collaboration software portfolio, introducing new products and features to help customers improve productivity, business networking and knowledge sharing.  The announcements were made at IBM’s Collaboration Summit in New York City.  

In the past year, IBM has upgraded every product area in its collaboration portfolio, including Web 2.0 features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8; professional networking tools for the enterprise
with IBM Lotus Connections; easy document sharing through IBM Lotus Quickr; rich, browser-based Web 2.0 electronic forms with IBM Lotus Forms; expanded unified communications and instant messaging in IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0; and enterprise mashup capabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal.

New additions to the portfolio include tools to help users move to the next level of integrated communications.  This helps them track information, easily locate subject matter experts, form project teams, and allocate skills where they are needed.  Users can also easily create, share and process electronic forms directly from the Web as well as replicate Lotus Notes and Domino content from a mobile device.

“Throughout 2007, IBM has delivered on its promise to take customers beyond email with advanced collaboration capabilities that address the needs of today’s connected workplace,” said Mike Rhodin, general manager, IBM Lotus Software. “IBM is changing the game for customers competing in a Web 2.0 world, with a clearly defined product line to help them transform their business processes.”

IBM’s collaboration suite includes the following tools, offerings and upgrades:

Pricing and availability:
Applications on Demand for Lotus Notes is available now. More information is at: http://www.ibm.com/services/aod

Currently planned to be available in the first quarter of 2008 are the new features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.1, Lotus Quickr 8.1 and IBM Lotus Quickr Content Integrator. For more information, visit:
ibm.com/lotus/nd8
http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/category/mobile-wireless/
ibm.com/software/lotus/products/quickr/

Lotus Forms 3.0 and WebSphere Portal Accelerators will be available in September. Pricing will be provided on September 25, 2007. For more information, visit:
ibm.com/software/forms
ibm.com/software/workplace/products/product5.nsf/wdocs/formshome
ibm.com/software/lotus/portal/value/

All prices will be published upon availability through IBM’s Software Catalogue. Fore more information, visit: ibm.com/software/info/ecatalog/en_US/index.html

Contact(s) information

Jennifer Clemente
IBM Media Relations
415 545 3230
jennic@us.ibm.com

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