New IBM Software Tools Designed to Liberate SharePoint Data

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ARMONK, NY - 02 May 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new social software designed to liberate business content from Microsoft SharePoint. This new software expands the IBM Lotus Quickr line to help businesses of all sizes manage, share and collaborate on important information.

While Microsoft preaches interoperability, IBM is delivering alternatives to SharePoint that work with a variety of file types and IT infrastructures. IBM Lotus Quickr Content Integrator is a new tool to help businesses access, share and collaborate with their most valuable asset -- information. Based on technology from CASAHL Technology, Lotus Quickr Content Integrator helps organizations migrate critical data from existing repositories into team places designed for collaboration and sharing. Through wizards and templates the software makes it easy to move content from Microsoft SharePoint sites, Microsoft Exchange folders, IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager libraries and IBM Lotus Domino teamroom applications into Lotus Quickr places.

Now organizations with a variety of IT applications can standardize on Lotus Quickr for team collaboration and social networking needs without the hassle of complex data migration. Competitive software products require businesses to tackle time consuming and often costly data migrations just to access data from different sources. Lotus Quickr Content Integrator puts businesses in control of their content, enabling employees to consolidate important information regardless of what tool was used to create the document.

"Making sure that critical content is easily accessible to employees is key," said Harry Wong, president and chief executive officer of CASAHL. "Lotus Quickr Content Integrator combined with Lotus Quickr's easy to use Web 2.0 interface and rich functionality, is a powerful combination, one that our customers are rapidly adopting."

"Content is king, and Lotus Quickr helps businesses share and use their data, regardless of where it was created," said Jeff Schick, vice president of social networking, IBM Lotus Software. "With the new features in Lotus Quickr and Lotus Quickr Content Integrator we have made it easy for companies to migrate their content from IBM software or competitive products into Lotus Quickr and get working right away."

Also now available is the latest version of Lotus Quickr. Lotus Quickr is Web 2.0-based software that makes it easier for people to find, access, share and work with everyday business content such as documents, photos and videos. Lotus Quickr includes content libraries, wikis, blogs and connectors -- or plugins -- for popular desktop applications like Microsoft Office and IBM Lotus Notes. New features include:

Lotus Quickr Content Integrator and Lotus Quickr 8.1 are now available. Lotus Quickr Entry is now available to Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino Web Access customers on active maintenance at no additional charge.

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