Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Engage is an excellent cloud offering from IBM.
Imagine getting a mixture of Lotus Connections and Lotus Sametime...and only paying about $5!
Need to do easy webinars? Use the built-in Sametime meetings. AND record them.
Want to profile employees and cull more information about your business from them? Set up your profiles.
Secure File Sharing? yes
Simple to invite external people to download files? Yes
Want to work on projects or defined spaces for client work? Use Communities.
As an Admin you can control how files are shared by default or allow people to make their own choice.
Customization includes color schemes and corporate logo. Simple but meaningful.
FREE Add-ins, for FREE, really, include Salesforce.com, Tungle which allows for interaction between one's calendar, no matter which system you are on, Skype, UPS, Silanis which provides secure digital signing of documents, Vondle which is a file viewer and no doubt more will be coming soon as well.
Lotuslive Engage can help smaller companies who do not want to have the added expense of servers, licenses and support.
Larger companies can be more agile by making these tools available worldwide(19 languages) and save a ton of money that way as well.
It also makes for a nice demonstration/testing environment when looking into the full on premises packages.
For more details and compare the LotusLive choices, you can see this page.
If you need help in understanding how to integrate this into your organization just ask me or if you are at LoLA I will be here all day.