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December 10, 2012 at 10:07 am #174309
close to a press release but perhaps a useful starting point for getting more useful infomation:
Some new news from IBM on the social business front today.
IBM announced new social business software to help clients collaborate securely in the cloud using a broad range of mobile devices.
The new IBM SmartCloud services include new social networking features, and the release of IBM SmartCloud Docs, a cloud-based productivity suite that lets users simultaneously collaborate on word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents to improve productivity.
While many firms have adopted cloud, mobile, and social networking, IBM is helping clients, including the University of Texas at El Paso, capitalize on the convergence, making it safe for the enterprise.
To help organizations address this growing opportunity, IBM is announcing IBM SmartCloud Docs, and new services in its IBM SmartCloud for Social Business portfolio, allowing clients to collaborate both inside the organization, and externally, with partners, clients, or suppliers.
December 10, 2012 at 10:11 am #174315
December 10, 2012 at 10:15 am #174313
More information and COMMENTARY from Talkin Cloud:
Can IBM SmartCloud's Ed Brill Unseat Google Docs, Office 365?
When IBM unveiled SmartCloud Docs this week, Ed Brill's fingerprints were all over the announcement. As director of product line management for IBM Collaboration Solutions, Brill wants to compete aggressively against Google Docs, Office 2013 and other productivity suites.
But take a closer look and you'll see that Brill and IBM have a much larger strategy in mind. It includes a complete cloud suite plus continued investments in on-premises software and appliances -- backed by channel partners. "We believe in the cloud but we also believe in [on premises] software and appliances. We're not allergic to software like Salesforce.com, and we're not like Google saying everything should be delivered as a service."
Instead, IBM is develivering a "complete set" of collaboration tools both on premises and in the cloud. SmartCloud Docs -- featuring cloud-based document, spreadsheet and presentation capabilities -- therefore is only one piece of a much larger SaaS and on-premises strategy at IBM. But it's an important piece. With the Docs launch, "we feel like our portfolio in the collaboration space is now very complete," said Brill.
December 10, 2012 at 10:19 am #174311
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