Messaging & Online Collaboration: IBM Taps Cloud to Deliver LotusLive E-Mail and Collaboration Suite
The LotusLive collaboration suite, an IBM cloud service providing rich e-mail, calendar, contact management, instant messaging, social networking, file sharing, Web conferencing and document collaboration services, is a rebrand of the existing LotusLive Notes and Engage cloud services. Available at a much more affordable price than beforestarting at $10 per user per monthLotusLive works well on Macs and PCs alike, supporting Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 3.6 and Safari 5 well. Support for mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad is also possible using a scaled-down Web interface along with a free conferencing app. While the e-mail, PIM services and social networking shone in tests, the collaboration and conferencing tools lagged behind other audio and video rich cloud applications available today. To read the full review, check out "IBM LotusLive Cloud Collaboration Services Need More Work." Or if you have experience with the IBM LotusLive collaboration suite, LotusLive Notes or LotusLive Engage, share your thoughts at labs.eweek.com.