Employees can collaborate and share data, images and conduct meetings
IBM has unveiled seven new social networking and collaboration mobile apps to address enterprise-class requirements.
The new offerings span the widest range of tablets, including the iPad, and the software allows employees to collaborate and share data, images and conduct meeting.
To meet the demands of growing mobile workforce, IBM delivers social networking for iPad; instant messaging; and enables software developers to attend online meetings; access business documents; reduces calling costs; and enables easier access to mail and calendar.
Social networking for iPad includes a new interface ideal for tablet devices allowing for unique document editing capabilities.
The Instant messaging mobile apps for iPad and Android enable IBM Sametime users to use tablets to take immediate action on urgent business tasks by providing one-on-one or group instant messaging, background notifications and the ability to send photos through the chat window.
Employees can attend online meetings from their tablets anytime, any place and the IBM Lotus Symphony Viewers allow users to view any ODF-based document, spreadsheet and presentation on their Android devices. The viewers will be available for other devices soon.
IBM Sametime Unified Telephony on tablets allows a user to initiate calls to any phone nearby by controlling call routing preferences and device selection as well as have his one unified number appear in caller ID and the IBM Lotus Notes.
Traveler now allows IBM mail users to easily add widgets to their Android home screens for quick, convenient access to mail and calendar and allows users to call people listed in their calendar views with just one click.
In addition, IBM introduces Mobile Technology Preview on the developerWorks website and the platform is designed to help enterprises get started with mobile application development and IBM WebSphere Portal Mobile Experience that helps companies more easily control the content, look and feel and page navigation on mobile devices resulting in increased online business.
IBM Social Business general manager Alistair Rennie said millions of tablet and smart phone devices will be unwrapped this holiday season.
"The ability to play Angry Birds is fun, but being able to also securely access business applications, enterprise content and accelerate your organization will be the real gift that keeps on giving, "said Rennie.