IBM's Enterprise Collaboration Strategy: Something Old, Something New, Some Things Acquired, and Deeply Blue
Enterprise collaboration, historically dominated by IBM Notes/Domino, is shifting to new DBMS-based alternatives. IBM's entry in this area is IBM Lotus Workplace, a family of collaborative products that can be used in combination, or separately, to provide a unified collaborative workplace environment. Workplace also encompasses the traditional Lotus products including Notes, Domino, Sametime and QuickPlace.
This unified collaborative environment encompasses messaging applications such as e-mail and IM, calendaring and scheduling, and activities such as awareness, e-learning, team spaces, Web conferencing, and document and Web content management. In IBM's vision for contextual communication and collaboration, users will no longer have to toggle between different communication/collaboration applications, store data in disparate locations, or painstakingly piece together information for a collaborative project.
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- Aug 2, 2005