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IBM Unveils a New Vision for Collaboration for a Smarter Planet


ORLANDO, FL & LOTUSPHERE - Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled IBM Project Vulcan, a blueprint for the future of collaboration.

Building on a company’s existing investments, IBM Project Vulcan enables breakthrough approaches to reduce personal information overload and improve business agility, empowering people to drive better business results.

IBM Project Vulcan is designed to exploit the convergence of:

* Cloud and on-premise systems
* Collaborative Services business applications and social networks
* Desktops, netbooks and mobile devices

IBM Project Vulcan is the first expression of the advanced properties needed to create next generation collaboration systems. Social analytics, pioneered by IBM Research will be used to reduce the growing problem of personal information overload by providing recommendations to locate expertise, relevant content, and critical business events.

Designed as a loosely coupled architecture, it will work with existing open systems and provide flexibility and responsiveness to rapidly changing business requirements and personal preferences. IBM Project Vulcan is designed to allow developers to create new generations of applications powered by collaboration.

The capabilities of IBM Project Vulcan will be delivered in future releases of products such as LotusLive, Lotus Notes and Domino, Lotus Connections, Quickr and WebSphere Portal.

IBM plans to deliver a beta of a development environment in the second half of 2010 on LotusLive Labs.


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