IBM announced four new Lotus Workplace software products that will enable customers to add modular collaborative capabilities — such as e-mail, instant messaging, and Web conferencing — to their business applications and corporate portals. The new Lotus Workplace products give employees a set of collaborative tools that can be tailored to their specific work environment. Lotus Workplace products include IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging 1.1, IBM Lotus Workplace Team Collaboration 1.1, IBM Lotus Workplace Collaborative Learning 1.1, and IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 1.1. The 1.1 version of the Lotus Workplace family of products will be available for download in Q4 2003. IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging 1.1 will be available for $29 per user, while the IBM Lotus Workplace Team Collaboration 1.1 will be available for $89 per user. IBM Lotus Workplace Collaborative Learning 1.1 will be available for $35 per user, and IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 1.1 will be available for $49,999 per CPU. IBM Lotus Workplace server products are currently available on Linux for Intel 32 bit: SuSE 7.2 and 7.3, IBM AIX, Version 5.2 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. Supported client operating systems include Microsoft Windows 2000 sp3, Microsoft Windows XP, SuSE Linux 7.2 and 7.3 on Intel. Supported browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 service pack 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and Mozilla 1.3 on SuSE Linux. www.ibm.com/lotus/workplace
iManage, Inc. announced fully integrated support for Adobe Acrobat within the iManage WorkSite suite. The new functionality allows users to open and save PDF documents directly to an iManage WorkSite repository from inside the Adobe PDF authoring tool. While iManage has always supported Adobe Acrobat files, iManage WorkSite now offers seamless integration, similar to its support of Microsoft Office applications, in the full Adobe Acrobat product. Users are now able to access “Open from iManage” and “Save to iManage” options within Acrobat, simplifying the process of authoring, managing and creating workflows around PDF documents within the context of related content for a given project, deal or matter. Integrated support for Acrobat is available in the latest releases of iManage MailSite and DeskSite.
Venetica announced extended support for Open Text Corporation’s Livelink, collaboration and content management software. Venetica offers a Content Bridge to Livelink, enabling federated access to content in Livelink and other repositories from within business applications. Venetica’s solution complements Open Text’s content integration offering for Livelink called Livelink Doorways. Livelink Doorways enhances collaboration by bringing together all of a company’s content, no matter where it resides, and making it available to users working in Livelink. The VeniceBridge solution is designed for customers with projects built outside of Livelink which require access to Livelink content, along with content from other systems. www.opentext.com, www.venetica.com