IBM Unveils Next Generation Collaboration Software Suite

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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:

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:

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:

All prices will be published upon availability through IBM’s Software Catalogue. Fore more information, visit:

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