IBM Launches Enterprise Social Collaboration Apps For Tablets And Smartphones


The explosive adoption of Smartphone and Tablets has forced companies to work towards solutions which can track and control such devices inside office premises. Working on the same row, IBM is releasing its Enterprise Social Collaboration Software for iPads and other Mobile devices. In order to manage the significant growth of tablets in the workplace, IBM has released the software to provide security, better IT management and compliance features to users. That’s why the company is releasing a number of mobile applications design for employees to make use of the software with their iPad and other mobile devices.

The company avails the new applications—designed for tablets interface— for customers at the free of cost with active license of the company.

The Senior manager of IBM’s Mobile Collaboration Strategy—Rob Ingram—said, “The apps are very lightweight and talk directly back in a secure manner to the enterprise systems that people who don’t have these devices are using inside the company,”

There would be two types of applications for users depend upon tablets which they are using. One application only for only iPad users whereas other for LotusLive Meeting users to participate in online meeting using iPhone, or Android or blackberry tablets. In addition, IBM has another application for Lotus Symphony Viewers, which manages to telephony task within IBM from tablets and for the Android devices users. The application lets employee to engage in one-on-one or group instant messaging session on iPad and other Tablets where users can view ODF-based files, including documents, spreadsheets and presentation on iPads, iPhones or Android devices.

The preview version of new tool would be provided on IBM’s developworks website for enterprise developer in order to craft mobile applications for tablets. The company would put the applications in popular mobile apps stores like Android market Place and Apple Apps store. However, the release date is not yet confirm but is expected to liberate soon.

The analyst of Mobile Research Directors at 451 Group—Chris Hazelton—said, “With this batch of mobile applications, IBM is advancing the cause of tablets in the enterprise by letting end users use those devices to access core collaboration and communication services normally accessed from PCs. This batch of native mobile apps connects tablet users to all the core IBM [collaboration and communication] services—email, IM, document viewing and enterprise social networking.”

In present scenario, there is huge need of IBM Enterprise Social Collaboration software because Tablets use in the workplace is significantly increasing and the software would properly manage the Lotus Live Meeting Users as well as iPad users. The company is providing a special application for iPad due to its dominance in tablet segment which is far ahead compare to its rival and it’s expected to increase in coming days. The software would obviously benefit to iPad as well as Android, Blackberry tablets users from IBM family.

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