This looks to be a great case-study, I'd love to know more about how the PLI is using the Lotus product-set:
The Legal Profession's First Online Learning and Collaboration Service with Lotus SoftwareWell done to the PLI and to Gemini Systems on such a great solution.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practising Law Institute (PLI) today launched PLI XChange, the legal profession's first online learning and collaboration service designed to bring the power of enterprise social networking through IBM Lotus software to its extensive audience of legal professionals. Unlike existing networking services, PLI XChange not only provides the necessary platform and tools for legal professionals to gain and share knowledge in their areas of interest or expertise, it also allows them to network with PLI faculty and PLI attendees to share ideas, create new business relationships and engage in peer-to-peer learning.
"We saw a compelling need for the legal profession to have a trustworthy place online to learn together, gain and share knowledge, and network with one another," says Guy Alvarez, PLI Director of Research and Development. "PLI XChange delivers all this and a wealth of practice-specific content, career-enhancing information plus insightful legal analysis from leading experts, PLI faculty and other members."
PLI XChange is built on IBM's Lotus Quickr, Sametime, Domino and Connections software. This set of social software, running on IBM xSeries hardware, provides PLI with the building blocks for profile sharing, instant messaging, blogging, wikis, RSS feeds, widgets, task planning and execution, virtual meetings and web conferences, online document sharing, folksonomy, and directory services. "We are very pleased to be working with PLI on this first-of-a-kind effort to advance the legal profession through social software," said Jeff Schick, Vice President of Social Software at IBM. "IBM's social software links people to experts and information in new, profound ways with the reliability and security attorneys would truly appreciate."
With the help of Gemini Systems, an IBM Premier Business Partner, who provided the requirement analysis, technical architecture, systems integration and application development service, PLI was able to deliver this state-of-the-art Web 2.0 social computing solution in record time to its legal community.
By: Quickr Blog (Stuart McIntyre) | 0 Comments | On: 25 November 2008 18:37:11 | Tags: lotus quickr connections