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Singapore Airlines Turns to IBM to Empower Its Geographically Distributed Workforce

Airline Expanding Use of IBM Lotus Collaboration Software to Strengthen Global Communications

ARMONK, N.Y. - 23 Sep 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines to empower the airline's geographically distributed workforce to collaborate and communicate more effectively.

After a comprehensive total cost of ownership study, Singapore Airlines decided to retain IBM Lotus Software as the company’s messaging platform.

 Singapore Airlines will upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 by end of 2010, and will further enhance its collaboration, knowledge management and mobility using the Lotus Collaboration platform powered by IBM Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Notes Traveler and Lotus Mobile Connect. 

"Enterprise collaboration and communications is critical for a company whose employees are as dispersed as Singapore Airlines," said Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president, messaging and collaboration, IBM Lotus Software. “The use of social software and collaboration solutions can significantly impact the productivity and knowledge sharing across an organization." 

IBM Lotus Notes collaboration software is available for the full spectrum of proliferating mobile and Web-connected devices such as thin clients, laptops and desktops used to access corporate applications and business processes.  Lotus Notes is available in a cloud-based version, and also comes bundled with hardware and other offerings via its Lotus Foundations line for mid-sized businesses. 

About Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is the world's most awarded airline, and is the first to fly the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft, the new Airbus A380. From its hub at Singapore's world-renowned Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines operates a global passenger route network, serving 62 major cities in 34 countries, with a fleet of 106 passenger aircraft. Singapore Airlines is committed to providing its customers with the best flying experience, through innovative product and service offerings, as well as by operating a young and technologically advanced fleet of aircraft. 

For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com/software/lotus.

Contact(s) information

Karen Lilla
IBM Media Relations (U.S.)
617-693-8115
karen_lilla@us.ibm.com

Audrey Pereira
IBM Media Relations (Singapore)
65-6418-1756
pereiraa@sg.ibm.com

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