New and cheaper: IBM LotusLive for Enterprises

by Thomas Bahn,
assono GmbH, Standort Kiel,


IBM announced today two new offerings for IBM LotusLive:

IBM LotusLive offers new service plans for enterprise deployment and IBM Lotus customers
http://www-01.ibm.com/cgi-bin/common/ssi/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&htmlfid=877/ENUSZP09-0475

New in IBM LotusLive Engage for Enterprise Deployment 1.0 (as opposed to IBM LotusLive Engage) are the new "internal" licences for a much lower price. The existing offering were created for the hosts of online meetings and 14/24/999 guests. I missed licences for the "normal" employee for internal and full usage of the "Conntections part" of IBM LotusLive Engabe. Here you are!

The second part of the announcement concerns a kind of discount for companies using other Lotus software and being under an active software and support contract (aka maintenance). For example, companies using Lotus Notes and Domino or Lotus Quickr can start LotusLive Connections or LotusLive Meetings (the former Lotus Sametime Unyte) immedialty. And because this service offering is "in the Cloud" (or Software as a Service (SaaS), like we were used to say in the past, i.e. some months ago wink.gif  ), you don't need another server, operating system licence, client roll-outs or the like.


From the announcement:

At a glance
IBM® LotusLive Engage for Enterprise Deployment 1.0 (LotusLive's newest offering) is:

  • Based on IBM's LotusLive Engage service
  • Offers you the ability to share files, collaborate, and conduct Web conferences with other paid LotusLive Engage subscribers inside of the enterprise for a much lower price point
  • Delivering the option of inviting guest users outside of the enterprise into the LotusLive community

IBM LotusLive services, a cloud-based
portfolio of social networking and collaboration services designed for
business is now offered at reduced prices for IBM Lotus® software customers
with active subscription and support. The following services are included
in the new pricing plans:

  • IBM LotusLive Engage for Enterprise Deployment
  • IBM LotusLive Connections
  • IBM LotusLive Meetings
  • IBM LotusLive iNotes?

Overview

IBM LotusLive for Engage Enterprise
Deployment 1.0 is an intuitive set of business services integrated with
social networking capabilities and online meetings, which enable users
to collaborate and work with others outside or inside the firewall. LotusLive
Engage provides an on-demand meeting room, file sharing, Instant Messaging,
social networking features to find business contacts, activities, and surveys
and live charts for presenting data to multiple audiences.



New pricing options let you add employees
to your environment at significantly discounted costs. To qualify for the
discounts, any employees participating in the LotusLive Engage services
must have a paid subscription, and cannot participate as a guest. Additional
discounts are offered for enterprises that meet the above criteria and
have current Lotus software maintenance agreements in place.

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