IBM, VMware and NSEC Partner to Simplify Mobile Computing

IBM, VMware and Keepod products family manufacturer NSEC are partnering to offer IBM's Lotus Symphony productivity software suite on Keepod devices for the first time.

IBM's Lotus Symphony software suite helps users create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Based on an open, secure platform, the business productivity offering is easy-to-use and free of charge. With Lotus Symphony software, businesses can control software acquisition and upgrade costs, provide compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats, protect future access to documents with support for Open Document Format, and support a global workforce with Lotus Symphony's native language support for more than 28 languages.

This portable version of the software, packaged using VMware ThinApp and made possible through an OEM agreement between IBM and NSEC, can be launched directly from any Keepod device, without installing anything on the PC and without leaving a footprint on the system. Launching Lotus Symphony directly from Keepod means that users won't leave any trace of their work, which may be confidential in nature.

Keepod is a USB secure portable device. Credit card-sized and equipped with enterprise-class encryption, Keepod provides a complete offering for business users. With up to 16GB of secure storage, it stores all the user's files and runs applications on the go.

"With this Keepod offering, we are able to extend Symphony benefits to many new users," says Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM Lotus. "Our goal with Lotus Symphony software is to provide a fully capable alternative to Microsoft Office, giving business and consumers alike real choice and cost savings."

VMware ThinApp is an agentless application virtualization solution that seamlessly fits into any environment. It streamlines application deployments by packaging an entire application including its settings into a single executable that is isolated from the OS, ensures compatibility and portability, and reduces costly regression testing and application conflicts.

VMware ThinApp application virtualization software enables IBM to deliver the complete Lotus Symphony suite on Keepod devices to enable maximum mobility to end users and allow them to work securely anywhere.

NSEC recently launched its Online Software Market, which leverages the VMware platform, and began providing virtualized open source software that Keepod users can freely download and use on their Keepod devices.

To learn more about IBM Lotus Symphony, go here.
To get IBM Lotus Symphony on a Keepod, go here.