IBM announced its newest cloud service LotusLive Connections, which combines business social networking with collaboration tools. Part of IBM's cloud service portfolio, LotusLive, LotusLive Connections extends IBM's reach further into new markets. LotusLive Connections helps individuals, departments, and small businesses tap into the resources and capabilities that previously have only been accessible to large enterprises. LotusLive Connections connects colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers from within and beyond firewalls. Instant messaging, file sharing, and activities are all instantly accessible for use with LotusLive networks.