IBM Apps for Enterprise Use Now Available for Mobile Devices and Tablets

On Wednesday, IBM released several mobile apps designed to enable people to use IBM enterprise social collaboration software with various mobile devices and iPads.

The new apps are free to all customers along with active licenses of IBM software. The apps have been designed very specifically for tablet interfaces and include IT management, security and compliance features.

Senior manager of IBM's Mobile Collaboration Strategy, Rob Ingram stated, "The apps are very lightweight and talk directly back in a secure manner to the enterprise systems that people who don't have these devices are using inside the company," as reported by PC World.

The new apps perform a variety of tasks. For example, one app enables IBM Connections via iPads, another lets LotusLive Meeting users conduct online meetings via iPhones, BlackBerry, Android and even iPads.

Ingram, in regards to the new capabilities, stated that,"All of these capabilities together provide a workable set of solutions for people that are coming to us in droves now looking for iPad and other tablet support." These new apps are sure to appeal to a wide variety of people.

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