IBM has announced a new version of Lotus Notes and Domino designed to help businesses leverage hardware and internet technologies. Portability and productivity benefits include the ability to carry email, Lotus Notes applications, and web collaboration tools on USB devices such as memory keys or iPods plus new web extensions designed to speed collaboration via the internet.
With this release, users can download and carry their personalized Lotus Notes environment in a USB device and then connect to any other laptop or PC to create a replica of their Notes workplace. Lotus Notes users can leverage blogs with a new template to design, create, and update blog entries. While traveling, bloggers can add or update their content with Lotus Notes while offline and transfer their updates the next time they connect to the network. New Real Simple Syndication technology in Lotus Notes and Domino allows companies to publish RSS feeds from any Lotus Notes application using a RSS format for viewing and updating. Once content is updated within Lotus Notes, users are automatically notified of updates via their RSS feed reader of choice.
Additional productivity features in Lotus Notes and Domino Version 7.0.2 include: SAP integration; calendar information sharing on the web; support for Macintosh users; and an expanded choice of operating systems. Lotus Notes and Domino 7.0.2 is available immediately. Lotus Notes software starts at SRP of $101 per client, while IBM Lotus Domino Web Access, IBM's web-based messaging client, starts at SRP of $70 per client. IBM Lotus Domino server software starts at an SRP of $1,431 per CPU.