RIM launches two UC Lotus apps


BlackBerry maker RIM has today (January 18) launched BlackBerry applications for IBM Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections.

The application for Quickr enables users to access IBM’s document-based software from a BlackBerry smartphone, allowing files to be viewed on the device, while the Connections tool enables enterprise social networking.

Administrators can generate user reports to analyse how users are using their BlackBerry.

RIM chief technology officer for software David Yach said: “Just as RIM securely and efficiently mobilised Lotus Domino email on the BlackBerry platform, we are mobilising 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.”