IBM Lotus Domino
IBM announced a suite of product enhancements, tools and resources for the IBM Lotus Domino environment. IBM Lotus Domino Designer 7 allows Domino to integrate with other systems using industry-standards based Web services. It includes a new Web service design element that allows Domino developers the option to code the Web service using their familiar LotusScript interface or Java. Business logic coded in LotusScript could be called from any system that supports Web services. Lotus Domino Designer 7 also has built in support for Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and includes the ability to use IBM DB2 as an alternative data store for Domino applications.
IBM also unveiled IBM Workplace Collaboration Services. The new offering is a single, integrated collaboration environment that allows users to collaborate in multiple modes of interaction, including online, telephone, video, in-person and real-time. IBM Workplace Collaboration Services is built on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), providing pre-built, reusable collaborative services. The offering includes templates and forms for event planning, sales, marketing, HR, and customer support.
IBM also introduced the IBM Flexible Hosting Solutions, Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting (WBCR) Service. The new offering provides a Web-based repository for document and records management to help customers comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Jonathan B. Spira is the CEO and Chief Analyst at Basex.