IBM today updated its LotusLive platform with new communication and collaboration features.
When IBM first took the enterprise email system into the cloud, with the lightweight email system LotusLive iNotes last October, it promised a full cloud collaboration software suite would follow.
Today’s release of LotusLive now delivers enterprise-class LotusLive Notes email, as well as calendaring, instant messaging, web conferencing, file sharing and social networking services.
Sean Poulley, IBM vice president of cloud collaboration, said businesses were looking for lower-cost systems that would enable them to work more closely with their customers and partners.
"LotusLive gives them the right tools to do this, delivered by a company they trust, and is focused on security and reliability," he said.
A new ‘Communities’ feature in LotusLive is designed to enable users to tag information, share bookmarks, create activities and use a discussion forum hosted in the IBM cloud.
Although UK pricing was not available at the time of writing, IBM said use of LotusLive Notes would cost $5 per month per user with each receiving 25GB of storage. This compares with a monthly cost of $3 per user for iNotes.
The whole suite, which includes the web conferencing and social networking features, will cost $10 per user per month.
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