Where’s the bear? In the big “BlueHouse” of course ;-)

As many of you will be aware, IBM announced Lotus BlueHouse at Lotusphere 2008, their new midmarket-directed SaaS hosted collaboration solution.

Since then I have been following the progress of the BlueHouse closely, and was delighted to be invited to take part in the “high-touch” beta programme over the past couple of months.  Since then, I have moved a significant portion of my company’s collaborative interactions onto the platform, including sharing documents and folders, running webconferences and much more.  It really is coming on very nicely indeed.

Back in June IBM announced that the beta version of BlueHouse was now open to all US-based organisations that wished to try it out, and I am pleased to pass on that this has now been extended to UK-based companies as well.  So if you are over this side of the pond and interested to experience what BlueHouse has to offer, then get over to the website and request access.

In the meantime, the BlueHouse team are running a series of webinars covering the offering in a lot more detail.  The first one is coming up TOMORROW, Wednesday 16th July, so if you are interested, it would be well worth making the time to attend.  It’s a great solution, with huge potential, so I do recommend you get onboard ASAP.

Webinar details:

Image:Where’s the bear? In the big "BlueHouse" of course ;-)

Come and Learn More About “Bluehouse” By Attending The Upcoming Webinar!

“Bluehouse” is a future Software As A Service offering from IBM.

“Bluehouse” links meetings to essential collaboration tools and
facilitates business relationships between companies.

A series of three hour-long webinars have been scheduled this month to introduce “Bluehouse” and explain a little
about how it works.  Please go to http://bluehouse.lotus.com

select Upcoming Webinars to see a list of  webinar dates

The first webinar is scheduled for Wednesday July 16, 2008  -11:00 AM Eastern Time (4pm UK)

More details over the fold:

Meeting details for the Wednesday July 16, 2008 – 11:00 AM Eastern Time Webinar:
When: Wednesday July 16, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
Duration: 60 Minutes
Subject: “Bluehouse” Introduction Webinar
Web Conference: https://bluehouse.lotus.com/meetings/join?id=758-660
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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!