Brian M O’Curran January 7 2009 02:59:13 PM
1.) Increased Revenues If your people can be more productive and collaborate with others, innovating at a pace greater than your competitors, this offering contributes directly to the top line.
2.) Decreased Expenses Given the hosted nature of this offering, the freedom to add people and functionality as fast as your business requires it, it saves you the implementation costs of new infrastructure, roll out, training and on-going care and feeding of a collaborative network. You don't have to configure firewalls or networks or work with multiple vendors to get people working together rapidly. And, isn't it all about speed to results right now? How long would it take you to deploy and secure a complete collaborative environment? How much would that cost, up-front costs for hardware, software, consulting, the ongoing operational costs? How much easier would it be to identify the people on the team, go to one place, register them with a per user per month charge and - get to work?!? When the projects done, fold up your tent and go home. Your IT team doesn't have to figure out what to do with the infrastructure with just built out.
3.) Increased Efficiency Click on LotusLive and get started. Invite others, work your project and get on with it. It really doesn't get too much simpler than that.
LotusLive is a first-of-its-kind, IBM® software-as-aservice (SaaS) offering(s). LotusLive is an innovative and powerfully intuitive suite of business services integrated with robust social networking capabilities enabling users to collaborate quickly and efficiently inside or outside the organization.
Companies can focus on growing their business and finding and working with the people they need. With LotusLive, IBM provides the essential software every business needs.
- LotusLive helps you meet and share easily with their customers, suppliers and business partners. You and securely connect from anywhere, anytime. It allows you to work better beyond the boundaries of their company thereby doing more with less.
- LotusLive is affordable and accessible due to low up-front investment, no dedicated IT staff is required for implementation. There's no complexity around building a secure extranet evironment, IBM's got that covered.
- LotusLive provides you with a suite of work-ready, integrated business applications, complete with one-click deployment.
LotusLive collaboration tools allow colleagues to connect and integrate their work, develop and exchange ideas in real-time via chat and web conferencing, set goals and manage projects. The trend of remote employees and their need to work across company boundaries with partners and customers has set the stage for a hosted collaboration solution.
LotusLive provides a suite of hosted technologies combining social networking and collaboration tools. LotusLive will provide offerings in 3 areas: Web meetings, collaboration, and messaging. Both LotusLive Engage and LotusLive Connections enable productivity and focus on business growth and innovation rather than infrastructure. Both offerings are available to you anytime, anywhere through a web browser and include: Store and Share, Contacts, Chat, Meetings, Activities, Forms, and Live Charts.
LotusLive Meetings is a web-based conferencing service offering you reservationless web meetings with sophisticated moderator controls, recording and playback, and audiocast and videocast features.
LotusLive Notes and LotusLive iNotes are both hosted email offerings and are also part of the LotusLive family of offerings.
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