IBM Releases Business software for iPhone and Mac
IBM (news, site) is making news at MacWorld, announcing a slew of new business tools optimized for the Mac and the iPhone. What's on the list? Let's have a look.

Making the iPhone Business Ready

Seems like the iPhone is overtaking the Blackberry as the preferred mobile tool for organizations today. IBM's announcement at MacWorld strengthens their belief that the iPhone and the Mac are becoming the "devices of choice for business people".

Including in the software offering:

  • Lotus Social Software: Collaboration is a key capability for mobile users and enterprises. At Lotusphere IBM announced Lotus Quickr andConnections for the Blackberry. Now they are also available for the iPhone and the Mac.
  • Lotus Sametime: Available for both the iPhone and the Mac, instant messaging helps save money on web conferencing and conference calls.
  • Lotus Notes and Domino: Domino apps are quickly "mobilized" through functionality known as xPages.
  • Lotus Symphony: Optimized for the Mac, IBM is demonstrating the beta version at MacWorld, including an investment calculator that shows the ROI achieved by switching to Symphony, their free productivity suite.

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Lotus Quickr on iPhone

Supporting Partners Developing for Mobile Devices

IBM is also supporting partners who are developing mobile applications and other solutions for the iPhone and the Mac. Many of these are available on the iPhone App store today, including a partner solution called SnappFiles.

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SNAPPS - SnappsFiles

SnappFiles is designed to work with Lotus Quickr, enabling both iPhone, iTouch and iPad users to access their Quickr places and files directly.

Another partner, Elguji Software, has built question and answer community software called IQJam -- great for knowledge sharing -- for Domino. This solution takes advantage of the xPages capability.

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Elguji Software's IQJam
 

And, if you want to access your Notes Tasks and Notebook or other Notes applications and business apps, try out ITANA and iEnterprises offerings.

Get your Demos at MacWorld

All these solutions are being demoed at MacWorld this week at Booth 1284.