PRNewsWire: LotusLive Wins Enterprise 2.0 Conference Showdown Over Google Apps

Great to see so many of the tech news organisations covering the LotusLive Connections announcements from yesterday.  I particularly appreciate the articles where the audience choice award is also mentioned – this PRNewsWire story is such an example:

PR NewsWireLotusLive Wins Enterprise 2.0 Conference Showdown Over Google Apps

IBM today announced its newest cloud service — LotusLive Connections — which combines business social networking with collaboration tools. Part of IBM’s cloud service portfolio, LotusLive (, LotusLive Connections extends IBM’s reach further into new markets.

As part of the unveiling, LotusLive was voted the winner of The Enterprise 2.0 Cloud Computing Technology Buyers’ Choice Award. IBM’s cloud services won in a side-by-side comparison with Google Apps, EMC and other vendors’ cloud technologies, as voted by the Enterprise 2.0 conference attendees.

“IBM is an established leader in two major trends: cloud computing and social networking for business. At the nexus of these trends is LotusLive Connections,” said Bob Picciano, general manager, IBM Lotus Software. “LotusLive Connections brings companies of all sizes the ability to build, share information and easily work with their extended business network over the Web.”

This award is a great excuse to tell your organisation or your customers about the LotusLive suite – after all, any win over the Google machine is worth celebrating!

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!