IBM releases Enterprise Social Collaboration app for tablets
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With the increase of the use of the tablets within the workplaces, IBM has released several mobile applications designed for their employees. These applications let the employees use IBM enterprise social collaboration software with iPads and other mobile devices.
The new applications free to customers with active licenses of the IBM software being tapped is built significantly for tablet interface and has security, IT management and compliance feature.
According to Rob Ingram, Senior manager of IBM’s mobile Collaboration Strategy, the applications is very lightweight and talk directly back in a secure manner to the enterprise systems that people don’t have these devices are using inside the company.
One of the applications helps the employee use IBM connections via iPads, while another one is for LotusLive Meeting users to participate in online meetings using iPhones or an Android device or even a Blackberry.
One more application lets the employees engage in one on one or group instant messaging sessions on iPad and Android tablets. Another application called the lotus viewer is designed to view ODF-based files, including documents, spreadsheets and presentations on iPads, iPhones or Android devices. Other applications are mainly for managing telephony tasks within IBM Sametime from tablets, for Android device users are to add widgets to home screens as shortcuts to their lotus Notes mail and calendar.
New tools for enterprise developers to create mobile applications for Android devices are also being released by IBM on its DeveloperWorks website. They also have a new WebSphere tool for companies to enhance their sites mobile interfaces.
These applications are available in the mobile application stores like the Apple App store and Android market for the respective devices.