Supports Lotus Quickr, Connections and Sametime
Research In Motion (RIM) has launched new Blackberry applications for IBM Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections, to support the growth of mobile collaboration and social networking.
According to RIM, the the new Client for IBM Lotus Quickr enables secure mobile access to IBM’s document-based collaboration software from BlackBerry smartphones. It allows users to navigate Quickr libraries and folders; upload, preview or download content; and edit files within Quickr’s version controls.
In addition, the application also integrates with the BlackBerry Email application and the Documents To Go suite on a BlackBerry smartphone, allowing users to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
The Client for IBM Lotus Connections extends key components to BlackBerry smartphones, including the ability to work with Lotus Connections profiles, communities, bookmarks, activities and blogs. The Client also integrates with core BlackBerry smartphone applications for phone, email, browser, tasks, contacts and camera, RIM said.
These applications, along with the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime for unified communications and collaboration, deliver integrated mobile experiences for customers on the BlackBerry platform, the company claims.
In addition, the new applications offer benefits including, access to information, multitasking capabilities, encryption through integration with Blackberry Enterprise Server and mobile application management, the company said.
David Yach, CTO for software at Research In Motion, said: “Just as RIM securely and efficiently mobilised Lotus Domino email on the BlackBerry platform, we are mobilizing collaboration and social networking for businesses.
“We have built these powerful BlackBerry applications for Lotus Software in order to make it very easy for mobile workers to tap into their enterprise knowledge-bases and stay connected with colleagues; and, equally important, we have made it easy for IT departments to align with corporate policies and efficiently deliver these capabilities in a protected and manageable environment.”