10 New Technologies IBM Is Cooking in Its Innovation Labs - Social Discovery

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-01-23 Print this article Print

How do you give search a human touch? Social Discovery returns documents like any other search engine, but it also adds names of people related to a topic from the company's internal Blog Central application, from any IBM Dogear tags associated with the theme and from user recommendations. Results gauge users' interests, user feedback about documents and the popularity of documents.

IBM Lotusphere 2008 is the setting for the introduction of new collaboration technologies, but it also affords IBM the opportunity to show off software from its research labs around the world. Here are 10 new technologies that have promise, but don't get too excited! Some of these products will get rolled into existing IBM offerings—or may never see the light of day at all. By Clint Boulton

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