Domino R5 Pushes Lotus Into New Markets

Fredrik Johnsen

IBM’s Lotus Development Corp. (Cambridge, Mass.) has extended Lotus Domino to the industry’s leading desktop and e-business platforms by making it easier to integrate Lotus Domino Release 5 application server capabilities within IBM and Microsoft environments. According to Lotus, the release will enable customers to more tightly integrate Domino’s collaborative capabilities into their e-business solutions, such as MS Office, Outlook, or IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

"Companies are realizing the importance of collaboration in today's business arena, and they're looking for the easiest and quickest way to integrate Domino into their externalization efforts," says Matt Cain, vice president, Web & collaboration strategies, META Group. "Lotus is responding to the requirements of today's business executives, managers and users by offering choices for improving collaborative commerce and integration to grow their e-business infrastructures and meet revenue goals."

In the enhanced version, Lotus is providing an expanded collection of features that enable customers to build teams and leverage internal knowledge, such as process management, document workflow, e-mail and calendaring, instant messaging and team workspaces, using Domino and utilizing existing tools and skills.

The latest release of Lotus Domino R5 and the Single Sign-On options are now available worldwide.

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