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IBM Launches Cross-Platform IBM Connections Apps for Enterprise Social Media

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IBM Connections is enterprise-grade social software that lets you build a network of colleagues and experts, and then leverage that network to reach internal goals. It’s an interesting initiative that should be of value to people in very large organizations. Click through to read more.
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RIM Announces Global Availability of BES Express for Lotus Domino

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BES Express

Today, RIM announced the global availability of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for Lotus Domino. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is free software that wirelessly synchronizes BlackBerrys with email, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks and more. The BES Express solution is ideal for organizations that do not want to spend money on extra BES licenses but want more employees to get the productivity of a BES setup.

With BES Express connected to IBM Lotus Domino, BlackBerry users will be able to:

  • Wirelessly synchronize email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks
  • Manage email folders and search email on the mail server from their smartphones
  • Book meetings and appointments, accept meeting requests, check availability and forward calendar attachments
  • Set an out-of-office reply
  • Access files stored on the company network
  • Use mobile applications to access business systems behind the firewall

More information available in the press release.

RIM Roll Out IBM Lotus Quickr and Connections

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RIM are rolling out two new apps for the enterprise market including IBM’s Lotus Quickr and Connections. These apps are intended to foster greater collaboration in an organization and do so by connecting users in a variety of ways.

Lotus Quickr brings the organization together by making libraries, folders and content easier to download. Lotus Connections allows users to build a community, share bookmarks and blog from their device. Combined, the apps should help foster a great sense of community in an organization.
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IBM, RIM Mobilize Business With Lotus Software and Developer Tools for the BlackBerry Platform

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Symphony, Quickr, Domino Designer and XPages to Expand Capabilities on the BlackBerry

LOTUSPHERE — IBM and Research In Motion today unveiled new Lotus collaboration software and developer tools on the BlackBerry platform that will bring collective intelligence to BlackBerry smartphones. The new features will help customers find expertise, form teams, share information, and stay in touch in real time making them more effective and productive while on the move.

“The new Lotus collaboration features and developer tools on the BlackBerry platform will deliver productivity beyond the office extending IBM software and services so that individuals can access all of the resources they need to keep their business moving, anytime, anywhere,” said Bob Picciano, general manager, IBM Lotus Software.

“Team collaboration shouldn’t stall when employees are on the road or away from their desks,” said Jim Balsillie, co-CEO, Research In Motion. “RIM and IBM are strengthening the BlackBerry platform for Lotus with a portfolio of mobile office productivity and collaboration capabilities that will make BlackBerry smartphones even more effective in mobilizing businesses around the globe,”

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RIM publishes BES Compatibility Matrix (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Continuing the post-BBDC trend of providing great support and tools for the BlackBerry ecosystem, RIM has published BES compatibility matrices for IT Admins. Matrices for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise are provided, detailing operating systems, versions of IM infrastructures and database servers, and so on. You can find these valuable resources in .PDF format at the link below.

BES Compatibility Matrix Download

BES 4.1.6 Maintenance Release 2 for Exchange and Lotus (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Our good friend Ronen over at BerryReview has noticed that whispers of Maintenance Release 2 for BES 4.1 Service Pack 6 have been circling around the RIM partner website, which means it should be available for release fairly soon. We’ll let you know when it’s live, but the meantime, you can read documentation of the changes at the link below.

BES 4.1.6 Maintenance Release 2 Documentation