IBM extended its software, Lotus Notes, to new markets through delivery as a hosted service, Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging. IBM has been driving Lotus Notes and Domino into new markets such as iPhone users, social networking, and unified communications clients and many other new businesses around the world. IBM is extending its cloud services strategy to Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging can be customized to the needs of each company by an IBM services team. The new hosted Notes Messaging service is supported the IBM team and features two service level agreement options, spam and virus filtering, and back up and restore services.
IBM also announced that Global Hyatt Corporation has chosen IBM Lotus Notes Domino and Sametime collaboration and unified communications software for its 365 hotels worldwide. The deal includes e-mail, document sharing, calendaring and the ability to combine unified communications and collaboration across a range of information technology (IT) environments.