IBM announced an expansion of its Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration flagship software to new markets and users with a new version that delivers higher levels of mobility and security for the iPhone and another that protects companies from Internet-borne threats such as spam and viruses.
The ability to connect to secure business email on devices such as the iPhone is an example of Tomorrow at Work, an IBM initiative that examines a changing work world and anticipates trends in technology, business, society and culture. Debuting as a Top 20 pick on Apple’s Web application page, Lotus iNotes ultralite is a software download that allows a person to do Lotus Notes email and view calendar and contacts using the iPhone.
iNotes is available at no extra charge to people who have a Lotus Notes software license and is also included with IBM’s new Lotus Notes software 8.0.2, which raises performance significantly, and uses 20 percent less memory than the previous version.
iPhone users can access Lotus iNotes ultralite through an intuitive interface via the Safari browser. For added security and protection of corporate data, iPhone users can choose to use IBM’s Lotus Mobile Connect virtual private network software along with ultralite. The latest version of Lotus Mobile Connect, which became available at the end of June, makes the ultralite sign-on process even easier.