IBM Lotus Connections

name = IBM Lotus Connections

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developer = IBM
latest_release_version = 2.0
operating_system = Cross-platform
genre = social software web 2.0
license = Proprietary
website = [ Product Homepage]

IBM Lotus Connections is a proprietary Web-based social software application distributed by the Lotus Software division of IBM. The goal of Lotus Connections is to empower companies to be more innovative and help them execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners and customers.

It was announced at Lotusphere 2007. Version 1.0 shipped on June 27, 2007. Version 2.0 shipped in June, 2008.

Lotus Connections has five parts: [ Profiles] , [ Communities] , [ Blogs] , [ Dogear] (social bookmarking), and [ Activities] .

All Lotus Connections applications are built on a set of services according to the service-oriented architecture concept. The services are all independent of each other and can be integrated into existing applications.

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ystem Requirements

*Operating Systems "Detailed system requirements - Lotus Connections 2.0",, 2008]
** Windows Server 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition
** Red Hat Enterprise Linux® ES release 4 (Nahant Update 4)
** SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
** AIX and later (Power 4 and 5)

*Application Servers "Detailed system requirements - Lotus Connections 2.0",, 2008]
** IBM WebSphere ( or better)

*Databases "Detailed system requirements - Lotus Connections 2.0",, 2008]
** Oracle (10g or better recommended)
** IBM DB2 (v9.1 FP4 or better recommended)
** SQL Server (2005 or better recommended)

*LDAP Servers "Detailed system requirements - Lotus Connections 2.0",, 2008]
** IBM Tivoli® Directory Server and 6.1
** IBM Lotus Domino 7.0.2, 8.0, and 8.0.1
** Microsoft Active Directory 2003 SP2, and Active Directory Application Mode
** Sun Java System Directory Server 5.2 (iPlanet) and 6
** Novell eDirectory 8.8


Lotus Connections integrates into existing applications via plug-ins. Out-of-the-box, the following plugins are available:
* Lotus Notes v7+
* Lotus Sametime v7.5+
* Microsoft Office
* Microsoft Outlook
* RIM BlackBerry
* WebSphere Portal

Integration with Microsoft Sharepoint and Microsoft Office Communications Server has [ also been done] .


External links

* [ Lotus Connections website]

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