Enterprise Mobility: IBM Gets iPad, Android Tablets Ready for Enterprise With New Mobile Apps
The millions of people who are using Apple's iPad and Android tablets will now be able to take advantage of enterprise-class software and services from IBM. The business card feature shown here allows IBM Sametime users to launch an announcement or chat to an individual or group using an iPad.
IBM is rolling out eight new social-networking and collaboration mobile apps specifically designed to address enterprise-class requirements on Apple's iPad and Android-based tablets. The new software, available for download now from most of the popular app stores, takes IBM's industry-leading social-networking, real-time collaboration and online-meeting capabilities from behind the company firewall and places it into the hands of tablet users. The new offerings span a wide range of tablets, including the iPad. The software allows employees to more effectively collaborate and share data and images, and conduct meetings on the fly more securely as part of their everyday work experience, IBM said. Big Blue's new apps offer social-networking capabilities for the iPad, online meetings, instant messaging, accessing business documents, and easier access to mail and calendar. IBM also released new software for building apps faster and better, and for improving the Web experience for users.