Another LotusLive win – UTV Software Communications

More good news for Lotuslive!

IBM has been awarded a five-year business transformation contract by UTV Software Communications of India, which includes moving their email system to LotusLive iNotes.  The press release states:

IBM ( IBM) today announced it has signed a five-year business transformation agreement with UTV Software Communications Ltd., India’s first integrated global media and entertainment company. IBM will help UTV transform its business processes to provide customers with the highest quality content and services as it continues its rapid rate of expansion.

Under this agreement, IBM will perform various business transformation initiatives for UTV over the next few years to further sharpen UTV’s focus on its core media business.

IBM will help UTV streamline the company’s finance and accounts, rights management, procurement, projects, material management and other key functions with an enterprise-wide SAP solution. For UTV the objective of this deal is to provide a customer-centric operating environment that delivers quality, cost-effective information services, reducing total cost of ownership and providing security compliance while enabling the company to focus on its core business.

The contract also includes India’s first cloud-enabled email system via LotusLive iNotes, a security-rich, Web-based email service. The LotusLive iNotes cloud service is well-suited for businesses of all sizes, many of which have discovered the convenience and savings of free or low-cost Web-based email services but have grown weary of service outages, distracting advertisements or security and privacy concerns that can impact employee productivity and confidence.  

Whilst perhaps less of a headline-grabber than the Panasonic win, this is more validation that LotusLive iNotes is clearly become a big player in the cloud-based email market.  

Anyone get the impression these have been saved up for this week 😉

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!