IBM today announced multiple enhancements to its LotusLive service.
The new LotusLive collaboration suite combines email, calendaring, instant messaging, Web conferencing, file sharing and social networking services for $10 per user per month.
IBM also unveiled a Cloud service called LotusLive Notes, which delivers email, shared calendar, instant messaging and personal contact services, starting at only $5 per user, per month.
Also announced is a feature within LotusLive called Communities where members can tag information, share files and bookmarks, track projects and host discussion forums securely across multiple companies.
Finally, two new integrations with third-party providers were announced. Tungle has integrated its online scheduling and calendar services with LotusLive. With a separate, no charge-subscription for Tungle services, LotusLive users can import their LotusLive contacts into Tungle.me, access their Tungle.me accounts from within LotusLive, and click to meet contacts from within the LotusLive interface.
Bricsys' Vondle services are now also available within LotusLive. With a separate subscription for Vondle Live, users can choose to import their LotusLive documents into their Vondle Live account to view and annotate documents right from their browser, without ever having to download them or own the original software.