While a majority of enterprises do not use IBM Lotus, RIM has been working on improving their integration with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. RIM just announced two new applications, Lotus Quickr 1.0 and Lotus Connections 2.3 today at the 17th Lotusphere conference.
The new Lotus Quickr application allows users to access their IBM document collaboration software in a quick and secure fashion. You can easily navigate libraries and folders, uploadm preview, edit, or download content. It supposedly also has a nice integration with Documents to Go.
The new Lotus Connections version improves the BlackBerry experience with Lotus Connections social networking software. The new version brings connection profiles, activities, bookmarks, and communities to your BlackBerry. Everything goes through RIM’s BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy server for optimizations .
- Fast access to information – There’s no need to launch the browser and log in, and no time spent waiting for web pages to render.
- Optimized for mobile use – The BlackBerry Clients are deeply integrated with core applications in the smartphone for a seamless and intuitive experience.
- Multitasking – The BlackBerry smartphone OS allows multiple applications to run at the same time, which makes them ideal for social networking and collaboration while mobile.
- Market-leading end-to-end security – Integration with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server provides very strong encryption and high security standards, a top requirement by CIOs for the use of social networking and collaboration solutions in the enterprise.
- Mobile application management – Leveraging the over-the-air application push capabilities, robust IT policies and advanced controls of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, IT departments can save a tremendous amount of time when deploying these apps, especially when deployments involve hundreds or thousands of users.
You can find more information at www.blackberry.com/go/lotus.