Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Collaboration Software for Blackberry

And just when you thought that Blackberry could handle no more web 2.0 apps, there it goes breaking barriers again. This latest article in InformationWeek details this latest announcement, and how WebSphere and Lotus Connections have long wanting to bring business applications to enterprise users on blackberry; it was just a matter of time.

Portals are available through IBM Websphere software, which enables users to build websites. Calendar applications offered through IBM and Domino enable users to effectively collaborate through their smart phones.

William Campbell, the manager for computing services at Standard Life mentions:

"Lotus Software on BlackBerry is critical to our business as it allows Standard Life to enable better collaboration across the world at any time. We have taken the BlackBerry way beyond e-mail, adding a high level of rich functionality resulting in what our employees call 'the laptop in your pocket.'"

These applications are expected to be released later this week. Is this the way of the future for enterprise users?

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