IBM said Tuesday that it will layer in new services from the likes of UPS, Skype and Salesforce.com into its LotusLive cloud services lineup.
Meanwhile, IBM launched a new LotusLive bundle, which features social networking and email for business for $7 a month per user. The package features capabilities of iNotes and Connections.
Big Blue has reinvented Lotus as a cloud brand in many respects. Now the aim is to take LotusLive and weave in business services such as CRM, Internet calling and shipping.
Among the new additions to LotusLive:
- UPS is integrating its services into LotusLive. The service, available later this year, will allow for routing shipping from the LotusLive dashboard.
- Salesforce.com is allowing customers to use LotusLive Meetings, Files and Activities from their sales dashboards.
- Skype can be used from the LotusLive contact page.
- Silanis will also integrate electronic signature processes with LotusLive files.
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