IBM Plans Business Apps for iPad tablet

Friday, February 12, 2010
By OP Editor

At the Macworld conference in San Francisco, IBM announced business-focused apps for the Apple iPhone. IBM will also design applications optimized for the Apple iPad tablet.

IBM Plans Business Apps such as Lotus Notes for Apple iPad tablet, iPhone

IBM’s business apps for the iPhone and iPad include:

  • Lotus Notes app that includes email and calendar tools
  • Lotus Notes Traveler that allows secure, non-cached, encrypted push email
  • Lotus Connections tool for social networking inside companies
  • Lotus Quickr software for sharing business documents

IBM: “Our [business] customers are looking at the iPad and they’re excited about it”

Regarding the new Apple iPad tablet, Alistair Rennie, IBM’s Lotus general manager states: “Our customers are looking at the iPad and they’re excited about it.”

Rennie says IBM hopes to release business applications designed for the iPad “very close to the delivery date” of the device.

Rennie also mentions “the screen real estate and the touch interface should give us the opportunity to do some very interesting things.” That’s probably due to iPad’s specific business focused 1024×768 resolution and VGA connectivity (available via iPad accessories), commonly used for business projectors / presentations in enterprises.

IBM business collaboration software for the iPhone is designed to:

  • Reduce costs
  • Maximize employee potential
  • Bring people and information together quickly, simply, and securely
  • Strengthen relationships via customer feedback
  • Foster Innovative teams and communities
  • Accelerate your business processes via collaboration

Reference:
IBM Eyes The iPad [forbes]
via IBM Plans to Design Apps Aimed at iPad [macobserver]

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