Good summary article from CMS Wire (tag line = Content Management Matters), summarising the announcements from the recent Lotusphere:
You may think they are coming from behind, but if the product demonstrations that occurred at Lotusphere are any indication, IBM is in the fast lane of Web 2.0 tools and technologies and must have been there for while.
..."Web 2.0 for business is about empowering users with the content, social connections and mashup tools to solve business problems," said Michael Rhodin, general manager, IBM Lotus Software.
Well said. Let's take a look at what IBM has to offer:
The article then lists off the major announcements, including the following nod to Quickr 8.1:
Lotus Quickr is a rich collaboration environment that can be accessed via the web or a desktop plug-in.
New features announced include:
* Content libraries
* Discussion forums
* Blogs and wikis
* Other connectors
* Integration with Enterprise Content Management Systems FileNet P8 and IBM Content Manager
Finally, the author wraps up with the following summary:
The sheer number of tools and technology announcements coming out show IBM has gotten the message that Web 2.0 is a critical component of business applications these days.
Do you think they have a chance of winning over the volumes of companies and users of Microsoft collaboration technologies? SharePoint is so deeply embedded in many organizations today.
IBM is no fool, they have definitely taken this into consideration and looked for ways to not only sell their own collaboration products, but integrate with others - especially SharePoint.
Will this be the year of the Lotus? We'll keep an eye on things and let you know how it goes. Until then, tell us what you think of the Lotus suites of tools and technologies.
So, what do you think? Is MS Sharepoint "deeply embedded" in your organisation or those that you work with? If so, what progress are you making with regard to replacing (or integrating) it with Lotus technologies?
By: Stuart McIntyre | 2 Comments | On: 28 January 2008 16:04:00 | Tags: lotus quickr lotusphere2008 sharepoint