Intel Corporation has announced that it is collaborating with several software companies on the launch of SuiteTwo, a business Internet suite. The integrated suite, a family of interconnected services combined, is comprised of business Web 2.0 capabilities from software companies, including Six Apart, Socialtext, NewsGator, SimpleFeed, and SpikeSource.
Intel Capital, Intel's venture capital organization, led the assembly of this suite. Intel's Software and Solutions Group plans to make the suite available through its OEM and reseller sales channels as well as participating software partners. SuiteTwo is designed to provide a foundation for communication that drives internal collaboration and external, high-engagement marketing. It includes Web applications that incorporate blogging, RSS, search, and Wiki capabilities into a single, fully integrated suite that operates on PC-based hardware. All services are integrated with a single sign-on and user interface. Future releases of SuiteTwo will include podcasting, business networking, mobility, and other features. Initially, the software suite will be offered in English and Japanese. Worldwide sales and distribution will be available through Intel's global channel of OEMs, distributors and resellers as well as participating software partners. The suite will run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Microsoft Windows.
Applications include: The Socialtext Wiki for secure, group-editable websites that let people use private web pages to work together instead of sending emails and attachments; the NewsGator RSS aggregator, which enables access to news, information, podcasts, video, and other relevant content; SimpleFeed RSS syndication of content to external business partners for company communications; Movable Type, the Six Apart enterprise-grade blogging tool; and SpikeSource, which provides the integration platform for SuiteTwo.