LotusLive iNotes now available – Lotus email takes to the cloud

LotusLive iNotesIBM/Lotus now has a real competitor to Google GMail and Microsoft BPOS/Exchange Online – LotusLive iNotes.

Based on the technology acquired when the Hong Kong-based OutBlaze organisation was purchased earlier this year, LotusLive iNotes is designed to bring long-cost, high-quality email to organisations that do not need the full collaboration experience nor the effort of mananging a full on-premise email solution.

IBM LotusLive, IBM’s family of cloud-delivered offerings for business IBM collaboration now includes LotusLive iNotes

IBM LotusLive, a cloud-based portfolio of social networking and collaboration services designed for business now includes IBM LotusLive iNotes.


LotusLive iNotes integrates with and extends the value of existing collaboration deployments.


   * Functions under the same corporate domain

   * Uses a shared corporate directory

   * Sends and receives calendar invitations across the organization


IBM LotusLive iNotes offers a cost-effective enterprise-grade messaging infrastructure delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for corporate users who do not need full-fledged groupware.


Benefits


   * Extremely easy-to-use interface that contains essential messaging and calendar features without clutter

   * Flexible storage quotas

   * Proven reliability – millions of active mailboxes across hundreds of thousands of domains

   * No mining of customer data for advertising, or other purposes

   * Security rich practices that satisfy the needs of large enterprises

   * Security, reliability, and experience of IBM – built for business (not re-purposed consumer applications)

   * Integrates with and extends value of on-premise collaboration solutions (from Lotus and other groupware providers)


IBM LotusLive iNotes allows enterprises to offer a tiered solution instead of one-size-fits-all, making it affordable to enable the entire workforce.


The Software as a Service (SaaS) model frees businesses from the hassle and expense related to hardware, software installs, patches, maintenance, and testing.


Businesses pay on a per-user basis, eliminating risks and unknowns.

LotusLive iNotes is available from today, and a 30-day trial subscription is available.

Pricing starts at just $3 per user per month:
LotusLive iNotes
and even the basic plan is full-featured:

All Plans Include:

  • Webmail, contacts and calendaring
  • 1GB of storage per user
  • Access via Webmail, POP3, IMAP and authenticated SMTP
  • Support for mobile devices via IMAP IDLE
  • Built in spam and virus protection
  • Easy-to-use administration tools
  • 24x7x365 monitoring

Up to 100GB of additional storage can be purchased on a a subscription basis and added as needed.

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!