Enterprise Mobility: 10 Ways IBM Is Pushing Social Business Adoption on Mobile Devices

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-09-02 Print this article Print
iPhone Media Gallery

iPhone Media Gallery

The IBM Connections mobile app's Media Gallery enables users to upload and share images and videos for viewing.??íIDC ranked IBM first in enterprise social platforms market share for 2009 and 2010.??í Source: IDC, "Worldwide Social Platforms 2010 Vendor Shares," June 2011, Doc #228808
IBM is making downloads of the new mobile version of its Lotus Connections social media and community building software free to users. Big Blue announced its new mobile software Aug. 29 with the goal of helping organizations embrace social networking using a broad range of mobile devices. IBM officials said customers can easily download the software from all major application stores, including those of Android, Apple and BlackBerry. Customers can also gain immediate access to blogs, employee data, status updates and wikis, and share files, videos and photos. Also, as part of the announcement, IBM also said it is helping IT administrators simplify the management of corporate and personal data on employee devices. With more companies allowing employees to use their own devices for work, the time and management of securing personal data was becoming a burden to IT administrators. A new IBM collaboration software "partial-wipe" capability for Apple iOS devices allows IT administrators to wipe only the confidential company data from the device while preserving a worker's personal email, photos, videos and games.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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