SMB Presence Grows at IBM Lotusphere Conference

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IBM also announced at Lotusphere 2010 that it is working with business partners to create solutions integrated with IBM Lotus Foundations to help small and medium-sized businesses address one of the biggest challenges they face - the complexity of information technology. Lotus Foundations is IBM's hardware and software solution that helps SMBs collaborate with tools including email; office applications for creating documents, presentations and spreadsheets; file sharing and back up and recovery for data protection. With Lotus Foundations, SMBs have access to all of the tools needed to run a business and quickly establish a reliable IT infrastructure. The solution is completely autonomic so that installation, set-up, monitoring and problem resolution are all done without human intervention.

Mitel, the newest telephony partner to integrate with Lotus Foundations, now delivers a unified communications (UC)solution designed for SMBs. Mitel's IP PBX solution plans to provide SMBs with all the functionality of enterprise UC solutions, yet designed with the specific requirements of the SMB in mind. Also at Lotusphere, NEC announced UNIVERGE Sphericall for Lotus Foundations and ShoreTel announced ShoreTel for Lotus Foundations which delivers integrated solutions that connect IP telephony with Lotus Foundations to offer SMBs a complete UC solution. Xerox, is another key partner that has chosen Lotus Foundations to create an integrated IT office solution for SMBs. Xerox OfficeNow!, currently available through a pilot program, uses Lotus Foundations to automatically set-up, configure and integrate a Xerox multifunction printer into a customer's IT environment, resulting in a complete document imaging, networking and collaboration solution.

For more information about IBM Lotus Foundations, go here.