IBM Lights Online Collaboration Services

It’s good to see the online tech news community covering the LotusLive launch.

John Fontana has posted a positive overview over at

Engage includes profile and contact management that is based on Lotus Connections; online meetings based on LotusLive Meetings; file sharing, IM based on Sametime; charts, which is based on an IBM Research project called Many Eyes; and lightweight project management.

For its part, IBM says it is using open standards and an Eclipse foundation to foster integration between LotusLive services, on-premise software such as Notes/Domino, and third-party applications.

“We have got world-class collaboration and what we are doing is bringing all that competency together and using the Web for innovation,” says Sean Poulley, vice president of online collaboration service for Lotus Software.

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!